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Gameboy Advance Games will not load in a retropie for the lr-gpsp emulator

All games gba I have tried will not run when running them on a retropie. When starting up the game, it shows the splash screen to allow you to config it before its runs, but instead of the game ...
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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 to steer which controller to use for specific emulators in RetroPi?

I'm using RetroPi for NES and SNES emulation, mainly. For that, I have 3 controllers connected to my Pi in total: 2 x SNES 1 x NES All controllers are recognized; however, I'm having the following ...
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Why is my controller hi-jacking my audio?

Ive been tinkering on the RetroPie for a while, all good so far, but this latest question has stumped me now. I bought a new controller, a PS4 third party wired controller. After plugging it in, the ...
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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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HDMI @ 1920x1080 and 3.5" TFT @ 640x480 Retropie

Does anyone know how I can set 2 different resolutions? Like have my HDMI @ 1920x1080 and 3.5" TFT @ 640x480. So that when my tft is by itself it displays the proper resolution and when it's hooked to ...
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Why won't raspbian run on my pi?

Okay. here's the scoop I'm really new to raspberry pi (uncle had to assemble and code) and I already have two SD cards -One with Retropie -The other with Raspbian The one with Retropie works fine, ...
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How can I uninstall unwanted OS, but keep Raspbian?

So, I'm trying to find a good PSX emulator, and I eventually install RetroPie to dual boot alongside Raspbian. Which was (in my case) a very bad decision. Now I cannot boot either of them due to some ...
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How do you install retropie on a raspberry pi 3 using a chromebook?

I have received a Raspberry Pi 3 B that worked perfectly and want to use retropie on the Raspberry Pi but I only have access to a samsung chromebook 3. I have formatted the sd card the 32 gb sd card ...
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Raspberry PI automatically turning on after I put it to sleep using GPIO

I implemented a simple script (well, someone else created it, just installed it hehe) to shutdown my raspberry pi when a button is pressed that connects pin 5 and 6 (I think those are the numbers - ...
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How to switch GUIs using either homebridge or NodeRed

I have 3 GUI apps on my RPi: Raspbian Retro Pie Kodi and I have both Node Red and homebridge always running in the background. NOOBS is my boot manager. I would like to be able to tell Siri (using ...
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ESD Protection for RetroPi Arcade Cabinet Setup

I built a retropie arcade system for my father-in-law as a Christmas present. Since then, I have noticed that whenever one of my nephews plugs in a USB controller there is an ESD discharge on the USB ...
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Retropie screen sharing

I have a RPi 3 with Retropie installed. Since I do not have an HDMI monitor, I would like to know if there is a way to use my laptop (Macbook Air) in order to display the actual HDMI output of RPi. It ...
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SDFormatter / Windows Crashes When Inserting Raspberri Pi SD Card

I just received my first Raspberry Pi in the form of a CanaKit Starter Kit. I was able to install Raspbian just fine, but wanted to install RetroPie instead. Following some instructions online, I ...
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RetroPie boots into terminal and won't accept input

I was making some changes to the file system to my Raspberry Pi 1 B+ using the terminal, deleting some unwanted files and when I rebooted the system, it now boots directly to the terminal (rather than ...
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How to run emulationstation and Node.js at the same time?

I started my first foray into raspberrypi this past week. I have a few goals. The mail goal is to install Node.js and homebridge so I can automate a bunch of RF outlets and turn things on/off using ...
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Cant configure controller after selecting it

I’m trying to boot my retropie for the first time. It says “Hold a button on your device to configure it.” I hold a button on my keyboard and the bottom says keyboard but it never takes me to the ...
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How to configure keysettings for each game individually for picade?

I have the picade from pimoroni and use it for example with the C64 emulator. Within the picade there is the special Picade PCB board which does the keymapping that should be reprogrammable. My ...
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how would one “import” wifi settings from kubuntu (retropie)

to put it simply, I'm having trouble setting up my wifi, as i dont have a keyboard. Setting up the WiFi via putting wpa_supplicant.conf in the boot directory isn't working, for unknown reasons. how ...
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How To Change FPS on Waveshare35a ILI9486

I have the Waveshare 3.5 inch LCD with retropie on my raspberry pi 2b. It works, but it has lots of screen tearing and about ~5 FPS in non demanding games. Any help would be appreciated!
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Retropie: Start with netplay sends me back to the menu

I'm trying to start netplay and it works on the other raspberry but on mine if I start it with netplay it sends me back to the menu. I updated everything. Anyone any suggestions
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Retropie boots to 640x480 resolution over HDMI

I flashed the latest Retropie image (4.4) and it boots with a resolution of 640x480 when connected over HDMI to my 4k TV. I used the correct Retropie image for my Pi 3. I confirmed the screen ...
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SD Card Copier - Space lost on backup

I'm making backups of my SD card as a preventative measure using the desktop tool "SD Card Copier". Whenever I make a backup using this tool, I end up with 2GB less free space ("Available") reported ...
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How to choose a suitable display for pi 3 B+?

I'm currently looking for a display 5 inches or less for my PI, but there are a lot of information and since I'm quite new to the world of raspberry I'm looking for some help and guidance on where ...
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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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Retropie and raspbian

Okay, I’m new to the raspberry pie, so basically what I did was I bought the canakit for the Retropie 3. I followed the instructions, download noobs and downloaded the latest Raspbian Os onto the SD ...
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How do I change current retropie to a ready to play img?

I was wondering if I wanted to change my current running retropie to another retropie img do I just remove the micro sd card and pop in another one with a different img
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How do I prevent Pi prompt for username and password ? [duplicate]

I have an arcade run on raspberry pi 3 flashed with RetroPie 4.4. Just now, I'm not sure what had happened to my Pi hardware, network, or even SD card when I boot, I kept getting prompt to enter the ...
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Viewing the contents of an IMG file

I have an retroPi img file that I wanted to view the contents for. I've burned the contents onto an SD card and when my Mac mounts the volume, I only see 50 or so megabytes worth of content, yet when ...
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Can’t bind 2nd player into RetroPie on Raspberry Pi 3

I have an arcade run on raspberry pi 3 flashed with RetroPie 4.4. I have 2 Xin Mo Dual joysticks connected. JoyStick : Xinmo Controller : Xinmo USB Encoder Note: Both controllers wired perfectly....
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RetroPie interruption glitch

I installed retropie on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ a month ago. I had no problems since yesterday. When I booted up my raspberry and started playing Super Mario World for the SNES, I noticed that the game ...
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GPIO Pin connection with Game hat

I got a Raspberry Pi 1 B+, 2014 v1.2 board, and I was trying to attach it to Waveshare's Game hat The main issue which I have is, the raspberry board has 4 dead GPIO pins (tested using pigpio), 10,11,...
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Error rebuilding RetroArch around ffmpeg

I was trying to get ffmpeg on RetroPie and I got to rebuilding RetroArch. However, I got this log: = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Installing dependencies for 'retroarch' : ...
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Recovery of SRM save game file from Retropie corrupt SD card

I've been googling at this all night and have found multiple conflicting methods of recovering/formatting/saving corrupt SD cards but i'm a complete n00b with both Raspberry Pi and Linux. Basically ...
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Monitor Displaying “No Signal” with RetroPie at Powerup

I'm in the process of building a game console using RetroPie and a Raspberry Pi 3. I'm connecting the Pi to a monitor via HDMI, and I'm powering both using a power strip with an on/off switch, to ...
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Pi boots to rainbow screen and flashing RED LED when using BerryBoot

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. As I want Raspbian together with Retropie I thought it would be a good idea to have the BerryBoot-bootloader in order to boot multiple operating systems. I ...
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Headphones not working on Model 3 B (retropie)

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 model B and am using Retropie. I have it connected to to portable display, but when I plug in headphones, I get no audio. Any help will be much appreciated, and I will answer ...
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Installing dolphin on Retro Pie on raspberry pi 3 on Debian

I've installed Retro Pie and I would like add a Wii/GameCube emulator called dolphin so I can play Super Paper Mario. I know the internet has said that it's too slow IDK. I've installed a version from ...
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RetroPie does not load correctly on Raspbian

I have been trying to load Retro Pie on my Raspbian OS/Kodi but doesn't seem to work. The board is a Raspberry Pi 3B+. It's a 32 GB card and I plan on putting ROMs on a flash drive. When loading it ...
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RPi 3 B+ under voltage with Retropie

I recently acquired a brand new RPi Model 3 B+ and decided to try and install Retropie (v4.4) on it. I managed it to boot properly and I got a PS3 controller to work via USB. The problem is that I ...
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Enable USBRomService option missing

I am trying to run ROMs from my USB. I try to follow the guide, however once in retropie setup/configuration tools, I can't find an option "Enable the USB ROM Transfer Service". I tried looking for ...
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How do I autoconnect ExpressVPN on startup?

Dear people of the internet, Since a few days I have been messing around with my RBP 3B+. I installed Retropie, which is my bootable program. Altough I want to use ExpressVPN before starting Kodi ...
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Displaying message on top of RetroArch

So, for a university project, I'm building an arcade cabinet and one of its features is the ability to unlock more gametime via QR code. With Android and Python I was able to make it work by pausing ...
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Retropie freezes during boot

As a RPi newbie I started using it as a retro console system. And everything worked pretty stable until today. Retropie suddenly began to execute some tests and then froze on a state which is given on ...
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(RetroPie) Can't use my splashscreen as a loading screen anymore

I don't know if it's the recent updated, but I used to have my 30s splashcreen video as my loading screen But, now I got a linux kernel version text between the Splashscreen and the Emulation Station ...
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Where does RetroPie save screenshots?

When using an lr-emulator in RetroPie, you can take a screenshot of the current game at any time by opening RGUI (Select+X) and selecting Quick Menu → Take Screenshot. After taking a few screenshots, ...
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How do I use the left analog stick as a d-pad in RetroPie?

I have a Switch Pro Controller paired to a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ to play games in RetroPie. I would like the option to use the leftthumb stick on my controller as a d-pad when playing systems that ...