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A retro game console for the Raspberry Pi.

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I want Raspbian and Retropie; how do I get both?

How do I install Retropie on a Raspberry Pi that already has Raspbian installed? At the very worst I can use BerryBoot if I need another OS.
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How do I control GPIO-connected fan via code at a certain CPU temperature?

I have just bought a 5v Pi fan for my Pi3. I'm using Retropie 4.1 for the OS. I have connected the red and black wires of the fan to ground and GPIO 18 respectively. How can I get the fan to start ...
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SD Card Showing as 30 MB on a 32 GB Card. Can't Format, Can't create a partition table

A couple of days ago I received a new 32 GB SD card from Sandisk. Upon arrival, I flashed the Retropie 4.1 image for the Pi Zero onto it. I then put the card into my Pi, and plugged it in. Nothing. It ...
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How do I fix cracking sounds?

I have installed RetroPie in my B+, but when I play a game, the sound cracks. I have connect my speakers using 3,5 mm jack.
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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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RetroPie & PS3 Controller over Bluetooth

I've got a Raspberry Pie 3 (w/ built-in BT), and RetroPie 4.0.2 is installed and working on it. I've got 2 brand new PS3 controllers (I do not own a PS3) and they work with the RetroPie over the USB ...
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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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Raspbian (Jessie) boots into tty7 then reverts into tty1

So I installed Raspbian Jessie onto my Raspberry Pi 3 because I want to use RetroPie and Stretch doesn't support it yet. I installed Raspbian just fine, it boots and works as expected. After that I ...
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How to install RetroPie over Raspbian Stretch?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and have been running the latest Raspbian (9.3 Stretch) from the Pi website. I tried following the instructions for using Git to get RetroPie and everything went fine ...
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Do I need to install the Raspbian image BEFORE RetroPie?

I've just purchased a Raspberry Pi B+ and I want to use it as a little emulation station of sorts. I don't want to be hand held through the set-up but I'd just like to know whether or not I need to ...
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How to install RetroPie using/alongside NOOBS?

Absolute beginner/noob here. I wanted to know if there's a simple way to install NOOBS (Raspbian + RaspBMC, to be specific) and RetroPie on the same SD Card without going through a lot of hoops. More ...
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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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RetroPi on B+ - Slowness, music glitches when WiFi connected

I have a B+ with retropie 2.3 installed. I've sucessfuly connected a TP-Link TL-WN722N WiFi dongle. It seems that most roms run slower and have music glitches when dongle is connected. When I ...
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Configure Wii Classic controller on DOSBox

NOTE: This is a duplicate from stack overflow. As I haven't got any responses there, I am reasking it here in hopes that because this is a RasPi-specific forum I'll get an answer. I have a Raspberry ...
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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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Trying to use PiGRRL 2.0 Custom Gamepad PCB but there's no documentation on how to program the buttons

I have this gamepad PCB from Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com/products/3015 In their guide it's supposed to work with the file they give you but that image only works on raspberry pi 2 and I'm ...