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Questions tagged [retropie]

A retro game console for the Raspberry Pi.

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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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Configure Pi to use a certain controller as default base on emulator

I have an arcade run on raspberry pi 3 flashed with RetroPie 4.4. I have 2 Xin Mo Dual joysticks connected. I would like to connected 1 more USB input controller and use it as a default controller ...
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Retropie arcade controller wireless

I'm assembling an arcade game controller (like the ones in the old cabinets), the kit I bought has a USB encoder. Is there a way to make it wireless? I searched online for some usb dongles pairs to ...
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Problem with WIFI Dongle D-link DWA-121 ID 2001:331b

Guys i've some problems with my wifi-dongle DWA-121, i've installed the driver module 8188eu and i can't get any ip address on my wlan0 interface. The wpa_supplicant.conf files and interfaces seems ...
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Per-System Control Override retroarch.cfg

I have an arcade run on raspberry pi 3 flashed with RetroPie 4.4. I have 2 Xin Mo Dual joysticks connected. I would like to override the inputs of my Neogeo Emulator game like the image below. I've ...
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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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Raspberry Pi RetroPie Stuck at Permission Denied Public Key on Boot

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 up, I kept seeing the loop of ...
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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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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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How to execute a script.sh with a sequence of joystick+button

I would like to know if I could find a way to bind a combo like the "hadouken" (Hadouken is a combination of movement of a joystick: down, down-right, right + button ) of street fighter to make an ...
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VNC Configuration without Desktop (direct capture setting)

I'm trying to set the experimental, (as of this post) direct capture setting for VNC to display the output form Retropie. I have been trying to find the configuration file for this setting or some ...
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When using the defaults for Retropie auto start. What account or group is being used?

My Retropie is set to auto start on boot. I'm looking to resolve an issue I'm seeing by adding additional permissions to a folder. I could chmod 777 but that feels sloppy. If I wanted to change the ...
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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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How do I save my retro pi saves without a PC?

My Retro Pi SD card (a sandisk ultra 64 gb) cannot be read by my pc without reformatting (which would delete everything on the card). However, my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B can read the card and play the ...
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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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TriggerHappy Daemon (THD) doesn't work on my Pi running Retropie

I followed multiple tutorial to set up triggerhappy but nothing happen... I mostly use this one (go directly to the triggerhappy section). So installed triggerhappy: sudo apt-get install triggerhappy ...
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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 with PlexPi

I was wondering if you could run RetroPie along with Kodi with PlexPi (or some variation)? I want to be able to play Retro games with the option, or to switch, to Kodi (or some variation) and to watch ...
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Blank black screen after installing Retropie on Raspbian

I have a PI 3 model B. I have installed Raspbian from NOOBS then I followed instructions here: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Manual-Installation/ to install Retropie on Raspbian. I chose the basic ...
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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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Pi zero w and pi 3 Net-Play

I have a pi zero w and a pi 3 both are on the same version of retropie. However Netply will not work. I want to know if Net-play is possible even though the hardware is different.
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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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How can I install the KUMAN 3.5 inch-display on Retro Pie

i'm using a raspberry pi 3 model B, the screen (kuman 3.5" display) works if i use raspbian. but i can't get it working on retroPie please help thanks!!!
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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 ...
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How do I create a shortcut to EmulationStation/RetroPie from Raspbian?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian via the NOOBS installer. I recently installed RetroPie on top of Raspbian with the setup script retropie_setup.sh. This allows me to start EmulationStation ...
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EmulationStation won't boot: missing dependency

/opt/retropie/supplementary/emulationstation/emulationstation: error while loading shared libraries: libboost_date_time.so.1.55.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I managed ...
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TFT display show command line, but not RetroPie GUI

I recently got this 3 inch TFT for my Pi : https://www.optimusdigital.ro/ro/raspberry-pi/2027-lcd-de-3-pentru-raspberry-pi-3.html Problem is, after I installed the display, it only shows the command ...
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RetroPie fails to boot on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with rainbow screen and flashing red led

I downloaded the latest version of RetroPie (v4.3) to a formatted SanDisk 16GB SD card. When I try to boot RetroPie on a brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, it gets stuck on a rainbow screen. I've ...
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RPi Zero Install

I have formatted my card and written the latest version of Pi Zero from the RetroPie website. Brand new microSD card, card reader, and HDMI wires. The tv screen stays blank when I plug the Pi0 in. I ...
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Retropie UI mode error: Kids ui has nothing to show

I recently installed raspbian and after that I installed retropie on my pi 3 B+. I installed emulationstation-dev from experimental to get the KID ui mode like this: The KIOSK UI mode works fine but ...
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Raspberry Pi boots to rainbow screen when trying to load RetroPie

Total beginner here. My SD card was preloaded with NOOBS. I installed Raspbian, watched a tutorial on how to put RetroPie onto my SD card. The first go round I screwed up by wiping my card when I ...
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Paired bluetooth joystick but it won't show at /dev/input or /dev/js

I just paired my bluetooth gamepad using https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-setup-bluetooth-on-a-raspberry-pi-3/ Since it's a gamepad (it has a keyboard button but I'm usng in gamepad ode), it should ...
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Unable to connect to Wifi - New Internet setup

I've been using my raspberry pi regularly for the last year, primarily with RetroPie and was always able to connect to my wifi network. Recently, we've upgraded our internet and installed a new modem. ...
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pi3 freezing when Roku TV is powered down

Setup: Raspberry Pi 3 with a RetroPi image and Kodi installed, connected via HDMI to a TCL 4K Roku TV (a normal HDMI port, not ARC). I use a USB-dongle keyboard (not bluetooth) to operate the Pi and ...
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Imaging RetroPie to a second SD card using Raspbian

The only computer I have right now is a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B running Raspbian. I have a second MicroSD card that I want to install RetroPie on. I'm a complete noob and all the installation guides ...
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How to restore samba config?

I edited my /etc/samba/smb.conf file, and now my samba share is not accessible and the the /var/log/samba/log.smbd is reporting a non-useful mkdir error. I have removed the changes I thought I made, ...
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KeDei 3.5 SPI TFT LCD with Retropie

I am working on an on the go Retro-pie system. I needed a screen to go onto it so I picked up a KeDei 3.5 inch TFT LCD. However when I received it, I found out that it only works with a specific image ...
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“Map: vt02 => fb0” Error when using LCD screen on Retropie

I'm trying to use an 3.5 inch LCD screen for a small handheld gaming console using RetroPie, but whatever I try eventually whenever I go into the Command Line there's an error at the top left of the ...