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A retro game console for the Raspberry Pi.

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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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Nvidia shield controller on Raspian: How to

Can someone clearly list the step to follow in order to correctly set up the Nvidia's joystick on Rasbian? Surfing on the web I can found something but, however, I have no idea how to test it. The ...
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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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Retropie NDS rotate video

can drastic/desmume video output be rotated by 90degrees so it will use full screen? i tried many ways, (when i tried add video_rotate = 1 to retroarch but it only scaled it) but it doesnt worked. ...
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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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'No wlan0 interface found' on Raspberry Pi 3B+ Running Retropie

My WiFi has stopped working on my Raspberry Pi 3B+ running Retropie. When I enter the WiFi settings and then select 'Connect to WiFi network' I get this: No wlan0 interface detected I have tried ...
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Connect Ípega to retropie via Bluetooth

I am trying to configure a Raspberry pi 3 with retropie. The base config is ok, and the emulators are working fine with USB controller (Dualshock 4). Now I want to connect a Bluetooth Joypad made for ...
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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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How to set up an Xbox 360 USB wired controller in Retropie with Retroarch?

How do I set up a controller with Retroarch inside Retropie for raspberry pi? Currently, I have configured the controller ok with Retropie when I first log in, but I am unable to get it to work with ...
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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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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 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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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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