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A retro game console for the Raspberry Pi.

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Run a command before shutdown on raspberry pi 4

so i am making a retropi arcade cabinet and i configured the tv tu turn on via hdmi-cec and using echo 'on 0.0.0.0' | cec-client -s -d 1 on /etc/rc.local and it works fine, everty time i turn on the ...
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Can i use a PiGRRL 2.0 kit with a Pi4b?

I'm currently wanting to put together a portable retropie or recalbox console using the raspberry pi 4b but I'm unsure whether it is compatible with with PiGRRL kits which would be my best option.
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Cant install libnssutil3 on raspberry pi 3b+

i have a Raspberry pi 3b+ running the latest version of Retropie. and i have a kodi port installed on retropie. I also have installed a Netflix plugin but when i try to open any video of netflix i get ...
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Retropie Game Problem

I'm having a problem with my retropie. I try to add new games, but when I turn it on they don't show up, until I restart the emulation station, but when I turn the whole system off and back on, they ...
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M.2 SSD on Raspberry Pi 4 for media center, Steam Link and RetroPi

I want to use my new Raspberry Pi 4 as a media center. I want to stream videos from Netflix, Crunchyroll, Wakanim etc and i want to use play games via Steam Link. I also think of using RetroPi for ...
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CRT Computer Monitor Keeps “Flickering” When Pi (With RetroPie) Plugged In

I have this very annoying problem that I have no clue how to fix. So I've been trying to fix an arcade cabinet that my father started working on almost a decade ago as a part of his Christmas present, ...
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Dual or Triple Boot Possible?

I'm wondering if it's possible to dual boot Raspbian, LineageOS, and RetroPie on an SD card? I've looked around and it seems like there is an issue with it not going straight into a bootloader like ...
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raspberry pi 4 can you rotate second display?

I have a 28" stretchbar display connected to the second hdmi port on my pi4. Is there a way to rotate that display 180 degrees and nto the main display on the first hdmi port? This lcd screen I ...
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RetroPie games are laggy

I had RetroPie installed for about a week now. I wanted to manage my roms easier so I installed the MATE desktop environment core. I managed my roms easy and rebooted. I currently have it configured ...
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RetroPie NOOBS SD card files [closed]

A while ago, I got a Pi with an SD card that was preloaded with noobs and RetroPie from Vilros. I've formatted the card multiple times since then and I am wondering where I can get the files again ...
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How to fix SD Card partition resize mistake? [closed]

Im new to RaspberryPi and also Linux so bare with my ignorance. My RetroPi SD card stopped uploading due to which turned out to be a common problem of the SD drive being full... even though it wasnt ...
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Retropie that works fine on a computer monitor but shows no signal in a car

For the same Retropie (4.7.1) on a Pi 3B+ and the same HDMI cable, the Pi works fine on a computer monitor but shows no signal on the display of a car's rear entertainment system. This is an Acura MDX ...
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Where to put local movie files for Kodi on Retropie?

I have Retropie on a Raspberry 3B+ and Kodi installed on top of Retropie. Both are latest as of Nov 12 2020. The SD card (64GB) has plenty of extra space, so I would like to put some movies in there ...
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Raspberry Pi Imager Not Recognizing sd card

I bought this canakit raspberry pi 4 and I have been trying to get retropie flashed on to this sd card, but raspberry pi imager is not recognizing the sd card. The card isnt bad because otherwise the ...
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Can I use a TP4056 Micro USB 5V 1A instead of a powerboost 1000c to a Raspberry Pi Zero?

I am using a Raspberry Pi Zero and to make it rechargeable I need a Powerboost 1000c (from https://www.adafruit.com/product/2465) would I be able to supplement this for a TP4056 Micro USB 5V 1A? This ...
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Online Updater Not showing up in Retro Pie

I was following a tutorial on how to enable cheats in Retro Pie, but when I go to Retroarch Online Updater does not show up. Can someone please help me? Side question: When I press select+x on my ...
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My Raspberry Pi 3 B Cant Connect To My New Wifi Router

I Just got a new NETGEAR RAX80 Nighthawk Router and my Raspberry Pi 3 B (not plus) running retropie won't connect to my wifi. I've tried: Making sure my SSID has no underscores. Connecting it to LAN ...
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Flashing cursor or completely blank screen on boot after making changes to the sdcard from another computer

This started as yet another black screen of death post and I read the other posts where things basically fell into two camps; your image is corrupt and reflash. your hdmi is not being detected ...
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double boot on the same PI

I have a pi for 2usages: retropi watch video from netflix into the pi-linux (standard) Today the pi boots with retropi interface direclty and if i want to watch videos i have to quit ...
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“Hotkey Enable” NOT showing up during button config?

We are currently working on fitting our TMNT Arcade1Up with a retropie and have gotten stuck. We have all of the 4 players installed properly (as far as we can tell) and have worked on button mapping ...
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Boot menu with retropi or desktop

I get a pi 4b and i installed raspbian on it. The main purposes for this pi is: netflix retropi So i installed raspbian and retropi soft on raspbian. Then i found a way to use netflix on chromium. I ...
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up GPU proformance on pi 4

I have an overclocked pi4 running retro pie. I would like to boost the GPU performance.. Here are my overclock settings: #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default. over_voltage=6 ...
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Sudo nano problem [closed]

I run the command in the screen shot though ssh to my raspberry pi. All I get is a blank file. I know the file exists, and has code in it, but nano must've not understood me. Here is what I get when I ...
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copy sd card through terminal

I'm trying to back up my retro pie SD card in case of corruption, but Retro pie does not have a desktop environment, so can't use the sd card copier tool. Is there some terminal command to do this? I'...
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Installing RetroPie

I currently have a Raspbian desktop computer based on Raspberry Pi 4. I am planning to install retropie. Bought a new sd card for this purpose to have a dedicated Retropie sd card. Do I need to buy a ...
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Retropie - Cable-connected PS3 Controller crazy/ghost moves

Greetings to the community! I have set up my raspberry pi 4 with retropie, connected it through an HDMI cable to my monitor and boot it ready to play. I connected a PS3 controller I own through a ...
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Rpi ILI9341 2.8" 240 x 320 5110 SPI TFT LCD Screen Setup Problem

I ordered a cheap 2.8 inch ILI9341 screen from Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/240x320-Screen-Serial-Module-ILI9341/dp/B07MXH92RL/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=spi+screen&qid=1589230039&...
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GPIO Power off on shutdown with retropie

i asked this question before but i have added a diagram to explain it more clearly. I am building a retropie arcade machine with a raspberry pi. I have added a shutdown / startup button to shutdown ...
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How to cut power to gpio pins on shutdown

I am working on a project where i am using a pi running retropie to make a homemade arcade machine. i have wired and coded a startup/shutdown button. i would like to set up the pi n such a way i can ...
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Could not get EGL Display - Starting RetroPie

I have manually installed RetroPie, using the terminal and some tutorials.. Finally ready to start everything up... and then get this error: Error Creating SDL window! Could not get EGL display ...
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How to disable password

I was getting ready to upgrade from a raspberry pi 3b+ to a pi 4 for retro pi gaming. I updated my SD card to prepare it for the new board, but I got a little "surprise". After the card was updated it ...
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How to disabled sidebar image on RetroPie?

How do I hide the images on the side (highlighted in red ) ? I want to display the game full screen. Please advise.
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How to overwrite the inputs in Retropie for specific emulator/rom?

I have a Pi3 flashed with Retropie connected to a Switch Controller via USB. The controller mapping seems off. I can't seem to play in KOF97 properly. I want to remapped it. Right now it mapped ...
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How to connect wires from a SNES controller to the Pi Zero's GPIO?

I am following a MagPi tutorial (issue 42, February 2016) showing how to build a HDMI-powered retroconsole by fitting a Raspberry Pi Zero into a SNES controller. I am unsure how to connect the SNES'...
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Mapping gamepad controls in RetroPie (for MAME2003 arcade games)

I want to remap some game-pad controls for a specific game (in this example it is Missile Command) When I use select + X buttons on my game-pad to bring up the menu and select Port 1 Controls I get ...
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Can't start login service or avahi-daemon service, hangs

Using Pi 3 Model B with Noobs dual booting Raspian/RetroPie. boots into Raspian fine but I get this when trying to load RetroPie. Not sure where to look or how to fix this issue? Loaded up Raspian and ...
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Can't login in retropie after update

I already tryed to resolve this by reading other articles but I can't fix it. I updated my Retropie last night and as usually when I reboot it asks for login and password, but, when i try to write 'pi'...
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Is it possible to add a Bezel/Border to the screen saver mode on retropie?

Is it possible to add a Bezel/Border to the screen saver mode on retropie? I have bezels for each game installed, but when the screen savers come on the black bars are on the sides and id prefer to ...
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Why does EmulationStation block GPIO event loop?

I am working on a custom startup script for the Kintaro super kuma 9000 (link is down ATM) case for my raspberry pi 3B+ Here is the minimal example: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import os import time ...
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Should I use Berry boot or 2 SD cards?

Would it be better to swap SD cards to switch from Retropie to Raspbian, etc. or use Berry boot on same SD card and store Roms on my network or USB stick? Also, does anyone have experience using ...
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How do i get dolphin on my raspberry pi 3

I have a raspberry pi 3 with retropie and have been trying to get dolphin (emulator) on it, and have failed numerous times. is there any way to install dolphin on my pi?
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My sd card that was 16 gb its now only 236 mb

I used a 16 gb sd card to installl retropie in my raspberry pi 3, but now my computer says its just a 240 mb card. How do I format it to the original state?
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Wifi (Whole Wifi, not only the pi's) doesn't work when the Pi is connected. How Do I fix that?

If I connect my Pi Zero W to Power, My Home Wifi stops working. If I ask my Echo what Time it is before its plugged in, it will say the time. After that. It wont. Same for Opening Websites How Do I ...
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Rotate screen 180 on the fly?

I think this may be impossible, but I'd like to rotate the display by 180 degrees on the fly, triggered by a button connected to the input pins. I built a cocktail-style MAME cabinet (RetroPie) but ...
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Can I use my retropie as a raspberry pie?

I have a raspberry pie 3, last year I installed a emulator station to use as a retropie. However I would like to use it as a normal computer now. Is it possible ? When I quit de emulator I'm not able ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 with Pi2SCART

I've recently bought a Raspberry Pi 4 that I intend to connect to an old TV with SCART connector to do some sweet old retro gaming. For that purpose, I bought a Pi2SCART adaptator. I've followed the ...
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No HDMI after retropie restart, every time, multiple micro sd cards?

So I install the latest image of retropie, and boot it up on my rpi3. Plug it into my hdmi arcade cab, connect to wifi, add games from pc via wifi, force audio to 3.5 or I'd have no sound, restart, ...
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Is it okay to make a Retro Gaming device with Raspberry Pi 4?

I am trying to make a Retro gaming device with MAME. But I have to know that is it okay to make such device with Raspberry Pi? Can Raspberry Pi take the pressure of gaming for a long time? Or it will ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 power / heat issues

I recently bought a Pi 4 to replace an older Pi 3, but I am experiencing a couple of issues which could make it nearly useless. I am using a Pandora Box 5 as a game controller. It's a game console ...
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How do I run retropi when my raspberrypi is connected to my mac via ethernet?

I am new to this so sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm trying to start the retropie desktop screen, but I'm a bit lost on how to do it. I have installed the retropie disk image to the micro sd ...

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