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Questions tagged [emulation]

Emulation is the process of setting up one machine to act like another. This normally involves setting up virtualizers or emulators.

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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ not booting into retropie after using a mp4 splashscreen

I replaced the default theme with futura-dark-V and selected a mp4 splashscreen. When I turn it on, everything works normal until the splashscreen. After the splashscreen, it says: lvl0: Error ...
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Emulating Raspbian With Qemu in Arch linux

I'm trying to emulate RaspbianOS on my Arch Linux host using qemu-system-arm. and I have run into some problems. The emulation works fine using the machine versatilepb but when invoking qemu-system-...
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Is there a way to run Raspberry Pi Image on Windows?

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Stretch OS installed, I want to take an image of its current state then run in it in virtual environment on my Windows machine, make some changes to the OS state (i....
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Can I Install lr-mame2003-lite on Raspbian Stretch without using Retropi?

I have a slimmed down version of Raspbian Stretch (with GUI) installed on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. After some test runs on my laptop with MAME, I decided to try running it on my Pi. The results were ...
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Mame on Raspbian gives error: “Could not initialize SDL No available video device”

I am building a MAME cabinet. I got some ROMS, tested everything on my laptop, and now I am trying to put it on a raspberry pi 3 to use in the cabinet. I thought it would be nice to minimize memory ...
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Is emulation worth it?

I am a decent Linux user looking to develop on raspberry, I don't have one yet. In my mind the ideal workflow would be to startup a virtual rasbian instance, connect to it via terminal and develop ...
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Python HID API's for RPi's

I realize that solutions exist for having an RPi emulate an HID device (Can the Pi Emulate an HID device with via USB?) but are there any existing API's that can achieve the same thing as https://...
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Emulation question

Surely there must be other options other than Retropie, aren't there? I have no problem with it, I'm just curious to see what else is out there and every search leads me to Emulation Station and ...
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Emulate Philips Hue bridge and bulbs with LED strands plugged into GPIO

I just got 2 circuits of RGB LED strands connected and working with my rpi today that I would like to control similar to Philips Hue lights, because of the integration with other IoT devices. The ...
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Emulating a Pi Camera (CSI) device? It is possible?

I need to run a Python script that uses the Pi Camera Module (python) inside of a Raspberry Pi 3 but I don't have a Pi Camera (CSI) device yet (only a USB webcam). It is possible to emulate a Pi ...
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Wii Classic Controller as Xinput Device

I am trying to configure a Wii Classic Controller to work with parsec through a Raspberry Pi. In order for this to happen the Wii Classic Controller need to be recognized as a Xinput device. I was ...
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Mednafen Troubleshooting (specifacally SNES and Gameboy Advance)

I am trying to use mednafen and mednafee to run retro games on my raspberry pi. The NES games work great, and so do the Gameboy Color and Gameboy games, but I am having trouble with the SNES and GBA ...
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How can i emulate a ps/2 keyboard with raspberry pi3

So I am working on an medical machine which runs on microcontroller(So,No OS).It gets the input from ps/2 keyboard. I would like to automate it. I would like some basic idea and some help on how to do ...
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(RetroPie) (MAME) Are there prewritten ROM sets that fit into specific Micro SD sizes?

I noticed the MAME sets at Archive.org MAY work with Retropie OS, but it's over 200 GB, and I was wondering if there was any way of knowing which games will or won't run, or if there were prewritten ...
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What is the “Hotkey Enable” button supposed to be?

I have installed RetroPie on a new Raspberry Pi and went to set up a controller. After pressing all the buttons as requested, I was prompted to select something for "Hotkey Enable". What is this ...
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Raspberry pi emulator for windows

i found a web article for configure raspberry pi emulator for windows, but i couldn't able to bookmark the page. But i have these tools and any one can tell me how to configure raspberry pi emulator ...
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SNES emulator for Raspberry Pi 3b / Debian 9 (stretch)

Is there any SNES emulator that will work on a Debian 9 (stretch) based Raspbian system? SNES9X is missing the libjpeg8 libraries which don't seem to exist in the latest Debian release. ZSNES doesn'...
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libjpeg8 on Debian 9 (Stretch)

I have huge problems getting the snes9x emulator to run on a Raspberry Pi 3b with the Debian 9 (Stretch) + Pixel desktop. It all boils down to libjpeg8 (libjpeg.so.8 library) missing. This library ...
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How do I install default raspbian programs on a raspberry pi already running emulation station?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 with a 32 GB SD card that I put a pre-made image with emulation station on. It launches emulation station on boot and I installed the desktop so that I can use the Pi like a ...
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Street Fighter 3 not working on startup (retropie)

I have a retropie and I want to play street fighter 3 on it. So I downloaded the zip file (sfiii3.zip) into the /roms/fba/ directory and when I try to run the game the screen goes black and then goes ...
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Simulating electrical inputs to an Arduino and Raspberry Pi

I have an Arduino-Raspberry Pi system, with many sensors attached, that I want to try to virtually test (without either physical device) on Travis CI. Are there any extant tools capable of simulating ...
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How deep can a virtual machine like VirtualBox emulate Raspberry Pi?

Currently I have the firmware code for a device running on Raspberry Pi. I want to use a linux computer that I have to test the device out using a virtual machine like Virtual Box (To connect it to ...
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Harddrive install with Noobs?

I just got a Raspberry pi 3 with a WD usb external pi hardrive. The hardrive comes with a bootberry sd card with really confusing and contradictory instructions that installed (old outdated versions ...
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In Retropie, how can I replace autostart Emulation Station with an emulator

I'm making a DOS computer emulator an want to hide the start text and load immediately DOS, like the real computer from a Raspberry Pi Zero.
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PiFace Digital 2 and Raspberry Pi 3

I have a PiFace Digital 2 and a Pi i 3 with the latest Debian and Pixel installed. My first question is, is the PiFace digital 2 compatible with the Pi 3? From what I can tell they are. Secondly, I ...
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Can't figure out how to get Higan working with OpenGL

I'm trying to get Higan working. I can't figure out how to avoid this error: Error: OpenGL 3.2 is not avaliable. Select another video driver on the Advanced Configuration tab and restart again. I'...
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Is there a simulator for building circuits with Raspberry Pi GPIO pins?

I was wondering if there is a free simulator/emulator that I can run either online or on a Windows computer to let me test my scripts and more importantly my wiring, as I am new to building circuits. ...
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Options for building docker images for pi 3 on amd64?

I've got a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian with Docker in a headless setup just fine. I've been building an application with docker-compose directly on the Pi, and while that's working just fine, it's ...
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SNES emulator without RetroPi?

I'm running Raspbian and I want to install a simple SNES emulator. I tried installing what seems to be the most popular one on Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install zsnes But the package doesn't seem to ...
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My USB SNES controllers are too laggy - is this fixable?

I bought a Pi 3 a while back with some cheap SNES controllers from Ali Express. After setting RetroPie up it worked wonderfully, except that the controller latency is very high and makes a lot of ...
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RetroPie issues

I recently set up RetroPie on my B+. What is wrong with N64 emulator? I have graphic errors and no sound. (Sorry for issues with thread. I am new to this.)
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How do I save my game process with RetroPie?

I just got a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and have installed NES games. How can I set this up for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B to save game progress on games that should, such as The Legend of Zelda? Once I ...
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Emulation Station Keyboard Enter

It's quite confusing when using EmulationStation with a keyboard that the [A] button is the only way to select a menu item. Usually the <Enter> (Return) key will not be assigned to [A] but, out ...
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Emulationstation on new RPI OS

I have formatted my RPI3 SD card to run the new Raspbian OS (with new skin and such). The problem is that I used to run Emulationstation on that SD card; so I did try to install it manually, instead ...
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How Can I Emulate An x86 CPU on a Raspberry Pi with Qemu?

!!DISCLAIMER!! I am aware that this question has been asked before HERE, but after having followed that question step by step, troubleshooted on my own and having done plenty of research on the ...
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How to emulate raspberry pi 2 on Ubuntu 14.04 PC?

Here I got an image of Raspberry Pi (re-designed). Let's call it pi2-16gb.img Emulate ARM Raspberry Pi 2 model B v1.1 on a Ubuntu PC Now I want to emulate it before inserting it to a Pi 2 physically....
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Simulate Pi 3 to configure SD card

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 and would like to create a virtual environment on my PC to install and configure the OS directly to the SD card, then remove the SD card from my PC and boot with my Pi. This ...
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Emulate an SD card with a Raspberry?

I have a special embedded device which has an SD card slot and reads data files from an inserted SD card. These data files are validated only once (because validating them on every access would take ...
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Emulating with Qemu: why the extra kernel?

Complete beginner question: why do I have to pass an extra kernel binary when running e.g. a Debian image on an emulated Raspberry Pi? So far all the documentations state that the image files are the ...
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2.8" Resistive PiTFT plus not working with Raspberry Pi 3 and Retropie

I'm using all the same parts in Adafruit's Pigrrl 2 build except its a Pi3 instead of a Pi2. I got The TFT screen to work when I turn on the raspberry pi. It starts in command prompt and it's running ...
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My tv loses the signal while playing retropie

I have got Retropie working and was testing an PS1 emulator. All was fine for 10 minutes or so, then lost the signal to the TV. After restarted the RPi and loaded up the emulator again the same ...
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raspberry emulation / nested virtualization - issue when booting with qemu-system-arm

I'm trying to emulate the raspberry pi with a virtualbox using Ubuntu. I've followed this link and also this one I've been able to install the requested qemu package, I've downloaded the raspbian ...
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how to keyboard setup in raspbery?

http://www.amazon.in/Raspberry-Pi-Screen-Display-Finger-Capacitive/dp/B01BKOTRFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460391670&sr=8-1&keywords=raspberry++pi+monitor#productDetails https://www....
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How to run a Raspiban in QEMU

How do you run a standard Raspbian image in QEMU? I'm following the instructions in this wiki, but the first step is failing. I downloaded the kernal kernel-qemu-4.1.13-jessie and the Raspbian ...
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How to simulate Ubuntu ARM image on Raspberry Pi with Virtualbox?

How do you run the Ubuntu ARM image in Virtualbox (ultimately managed through Vagrant) for testing a Raspberry Pi configuration? I can find a ton of guides for running various pre-built Raspberry Pi ...
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Retropie USB Gamepad not configured

I've set up RetroPie in Raspbian Jessie and am able to start it up. I have a SNES controller and configured it on the first start up. It works perfectly fine in the menu, but when I select a rom, I ...
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Emulation Station set up

I have run the emulation station setup script and copied over roms for nes, snes, and n64. But when I try to run emulationstation It starts up, but I am greeted with a screen that says We can't ...
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Dreamcast Pi Emulation

I have read some articles lately that state folks have gotten Reicast (a Dreamcast emulator) to run pretty well on a Pi 2. However, I see only windows and android builds of Reicast. Does anyone know ...
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How to simulate the performance of a RPi in a VM?

I would like to roughly check if the code I plan to run on a RPi stresses it in a reasonable way (CPU, RAM, disk). I was wondering if there are some "throttled down" Debian VMs which could be used (...
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Is there a Pi Simulator application for Debian?

I am still busy setting up a workstation/workbench for my PI, but in the mean time I would like to start getting to know some of it's internals, i.e. conversing with it. "How is your GPIO pin n, or ...