Questions tagged [retropie]

A retro game console for the Raspberry Pi.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
633 views

Street Fighter 3 not working on startup (retropie)

I have a retropie and I want to play street fighter 3 on it. So I downloaded the zip file (sfiii3.zip) into the /roms/fba/ directory and when I try to run the game the screen goes black and then goes ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Will a power bank short circuit a raspberry pi?

I was wondering if I could make my raspberry pi portable with a power bank however, I think it might short circuit the motherboard and then that would mean bye bye raspberry pi. Is it save to use my ...
1
vote
1answer
382 views

Connect to a remote RaspBerry running RetroPie

I'm building a game station for a friend and a need a way in to the Raspberry from my home. It can be as simple as a remote FTP server but the ideal solution would be a VPN that gave me total control ...
-2
votes
1answer
566 views

Why are my fps so low with pi zero w vs pi 3?

So I have a few cheap 3.5 tfts that you can find online for around $15. I use the instructions here to get it working for retropie: https://www.hackster.io/manuelfelipe_ramos/how-to-install-kuman-tft-...
2
votes
0answers
46 views

Help installing Retropie on Pi Zero

This is my first time ever working with Pis, so I know pretty much Zero about them. I'm trying to build a gaming system so I don't have to buy that outrageous SNES mini, nor do I want to buy a ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

More files than I need? [closed]

Sorry if any of this comes across as uninformed etc, I'm normally on stack for code at work but I have a pi at home which I've only used for media up till now. I'm trying to put RetroPie on it as I'...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Drill mounting holes

I've bought a kit with a shield that seems to have bigger screws than the one supported by the Raspberry Pi 3 (they are 3MA, so I guess 3mm vs 2.75mm). Do you think it's too risky to use a Dremel to ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

How can I connect MATRICOM wireless controller to raspberry pi 3?

I bought 2 wireless controller from amazon called MATRICOM to connect them to my raspberry pi 3 running retropie 4.2 This controller works for PC, Android, PS3. It has a mode button so I can change ...
1
vote
0answers
387 views

Is there a simple way to play Retropi games online with a friend?

I am interested in playing co-op and versus games with friends who are in different locations. The only option I've seen is Netplay (https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Netplay), but I've ...
0
votes
1answer
722 views

Help with 3.5" display

i have a 3.5" display that works perfectly but i don't know how to connect it to GPIO. I'm searching on internet, but i am finding nothing. how can i make it work? I need to force video output to GPIO....
0
votes
1answer
293 views

Is there a way to take bigger resolution screenshots via retroarch rgui option?

I am running retropie 4.x.x the latest version. When taking a screenshot during a game via the rgui it saves the screenshot with a resolution of 853*480. Is there a way to get retroarch to save them ...
1
vote
0answers
487 views

Can I install a theme via usb?

I have a Raspberry PI Zero and have installed Retropie onto the SD card. This works great and is running games that I have on the SD card. It is using Emulation Station to play the games. However, I ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Unless TV/HDMI switch set to RPie, resolution is too big

So, I have a RetroPie running on Pi-3B, with the RemotePie HAT controlling on/off. When I turn it on, unless my TV (1080p HD) and HDMI switch are set to the inputs to display the Pie, the display is ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How do I set up live Twitch streaming from RetroArch on a Pi 3?

I have been tinkering with Raspberry Pi's for a few years now and have some experience with installs, command line and using SSH e.t.c... I currently have Pi 3 with Retropie 1.6.3 installed and I can ...
0
votes
1answer
715 views

How do I connect two wires to one GPIO pin?

I plan to have a display (4-Wire SPI TFT LCD Display Module 240x320) connected to a Pi Zero: I know that to connect the display I need to wire the screen to the Pi like so: Display--------Raspberry ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

Can't click “OK” on RetroPie Emulation Station

When I boot up my Raspberry Pi with the RetroPie SD card, I reach a screen where I have to configure all of the buttons for the controls (Emulation Station). I'm currently trying to use my USB ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

Pimoroni scrollphat import error

I am getting an error for both python3 and python2 with raspberry pi 0 and 3 I have tried installing from the git repo and enabled i2c. i2c doesnt put out anything that is out of the ordinary I am ...
0
votes
0answers
291 views

How to write a script to change BIOS settings

So I'm following a tutorial to make a retro gaming console out of an old NES controller (e.g. http://www.instructables.com/id/RetroPie-Inside-an-NES-Controller/). I have the controller already ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Raspberry Pi 3 can't boot up directly to the desktop

I've got a Raspberry pi 3 with a Retropie installed on it. I want to be able to boot it directly to the desktop, without having the need to type startx every time, as I prefer to boot the Retro ...
0
votes
2answers
555 views

Retro Pi, OSMC , Raspbian? All-I-One?

I’m new to raspberry Pi. I have just ordered the Raspberry Pi 3 model b. There are a few things that I would like to do with it. The first would be to use l Retro Pi, the second would be to use OSMC ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

Emulator launches behind SDL front-end

I'm trying to add RetroFE (using SDL2) to RetroPie as an alternative to EmulationStation. Unfortunately the emulators launch behind the front-end. I've tried hiding the window, minimizing it, etc., ...
4
votes
0answers
1k views

Unable to autosave snes rom (Zelda)

I've added to /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/retroarch.cfg: input_enable_hotkey_btn = 8 input_exit_emulator_btn = 9 based on http://nickbartlett.com/retropie-emulationstation-not-saving-game-...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

NVIDIA Controller on RetroPie?

I have been playing around with RetroPie and would like to be able to use my NVIDIA controller with it for emulators, since I already own one for my PC and I have gotten comfortable with the controls. ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

How to log out of PIXEL

I just installed RetroPi in Raspbian and now the install manual for RetroPi (https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Manual-Installation/) says I need to log out of PIXEL to use RetroPi. How can I do this? I ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Is it possible to run a stackR like arcade game from raspberry pi 3?

I was wondering if it is possible to create a STACK'R clone (the arcade game) and load it to raspberry pi 3 for my new arcade cabinet I'm creating.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

RetroPie with multiple Pi 3s

I currently have a Rasp Pi 3 Model B running RetroPie on Raspbian that is wiring well enough, it can play everything pre-N64 fairly well, and can get through many of the N64 games out there with ...
2
votes
1answer
473 views

Wired 360 controller constantly vibrates on some PSX games [Retro Pi]

I have a wired 360 controller working fine with my Retro Pi on most PSX games, however I have a couple where once the game loads, the controller constantly vibrates. My games are running in .PBP ...
6
votes
1answer
374 views

Is the Raspberry pi zero RAM enough for Retro pi?

I want to get my 13 year old coding. I have a RPi3 I downloaded Retro pi so he could check it out. He went online and found all the cases that are out there for it. He wants one so he can build the ...
1
vote
0answers
236 views

In Retropie, how can I replace autostart Emulation Station with an emulator

I'm making a DOS computer emulator an want to hide the start text and load immediately DOS, like the real computer from a Raspberry Pi Zero.
1
vote
2answers
1k views

I am having an undervoltage issue with Raspberry Pi and a 2.5 HDD

My project consist of creating a mini video game console with a couple of emulators from different old retro game consoles. The machine has a Raspberry Pi 3 model B and a 2.5" external HDD (USB 3.0) ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Can Raspberry Pi 3 connect to multiple bluetooth devices?

I plan to make a RetroPie gaming station using 8BitDo bluetooth controllers, and I need to know if i need to spend extra money on bluetooth adapters to support multiple connections for multiple ...
1
vote
1answer
278 views

Pi Zero, Retropie on top of Raspbian?

I know you can install RetroPie on top of Raspbian on a Pi 3 but what about a Zero W? Do I need to get a different setup script and install RetroPie or do you just do everything the same way and it ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

RetroPie and two Bluetooth PS3 Controllers

Now working I have two fake PS3 controllers. I have been able to get one working fine. Is there anything specific to get a second one working via bluetooth? This question by Chris Barr has some ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Pi zero W with retropie

Can you use a Pi Zero W with RetroPie and use the Bluetooth and WiFi? I see that it says you can use the normal Pi Zero, but can you use the new one?
0
votes
1answer
309 views

Which pins on a GPIO TFT can I not use?

I got this TFT a Waveshare clone. I am using the fbcp workaround by tasanakorn to make it display Retropie. It takes up a lot of the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi so I want to know which pins on the ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

No Gamepad Detected using SNES USB

I'm using a USB SNES Controller adapter I made using a PIC32MX as a USB HID Gamepad. I've been using it with Windows machines for a while without any issues. It seems to work everywhere except in ES/...
-1
votes
1answer
193 views

RetroPie Wiimote throws Syntax error: unexpected ID?

Why does this program (from RetroPie's Wiimote tutorial's mywminput.sh) throw a 'syntax error, unexpected ID'? #!/bin/bash ttl=30 alert="/home/pi/complete.oga" fail="/home/pi/bark.oga" begin_sound="/...
1
vote
1answer
614 views

No signal on my HD TV raspberry pi 3

On my pi 3, I have fixed hot plugging HDMI by adding HDMI hot plug to 1, boost to 4 and mode to 2 in my config.txt file. However, when I plug it into my LG HD TV/monitor it just says no signal. Any ...
5
votes
5answers
6k views

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 ...
5
votes
5answers
22k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

TFT show command line, but not RetroPie GUI

I recently got this 3.5 inch TFT for my Pi : http://a.co/061EcI7 Problem is, after I installed drivers from Waveshare (the original maker), the tft only shows the command line. The RetroPie GUI and ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

PS4 Controller Over Bluetooth for Retropie / EmulationStation Won't Configure

I have read multiple posts and have not found a solution to this problem, and I'm not much of a programmer. Here's what I've done so far: Downloaded a fresh install of Retropie from here (https://...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

VNC and Retropie- is it even possible?

I'm a newbie working with Raspbian or its RetroPie version, so my question might be quite simple to answer: The point is to make RetroPie show emulation(playing game) on another computer using some ...
1
vote
1answer
660 views

My USB SNES controllers are too laggy - is this fixable?

I bought a Pi 3 a while back with some cheap SNES controllers from Ali Express. After setting RetroPie up it worked wonderfully, except that the controller latency is very high and makes a lot of ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

N64 Controller Won't Work in ROMs on Retropie 4.1

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Retropie 4.1. I just purchased an N64 controller for the N64 ROMs that I have. I configured the input and I can now navigate around the Retropie menu but when I go into ...
0
votes
1answer
227 views

Retropie SDL Key not recognized warning

I have a RPi 3B with Retropie 4.1 all updated to the latest binaries. I had installed minecraft from the RetroPie-Setup and since then I am getting SDL warnings logged into the console that read "The ...
0
votes
1answer
765 views

Pi3 stuck on rainbow screen after a kernel downgrade

I've a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian with the kernel 4.4.38-v7+. I want to downgrade to version 4.1.X to have full support for xboxdrv. I used the script rpi-update: apt install -y rpi-update rpi-...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

RetroPie issues

I recently set up RetroPie on my B+. What is wrong with N64 emulator? I have graphic errors and no sound. (Sorry for issues with thread. I am new to this.)
1
vote
1answer
4k views

wifi issue with pi 3

I've had some problems setting up wifi using wpa_supplicant but would prefer to use it so I set up the pi to auto associated with networks i will likely be around. Initially I used the GUI to connect, ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Raspberry Pi 3 Sound Not Working With HDMI

The sound simply doesn't work, I'm using HDMI on a large flat-screen TV. Earlier today I had it working with HDMI on a smaller TV that is not a flat-screen. I have heard that it may have something to ...