You can just run the RetroPie setup script and it will install all the dependencies for you.
Or can use berryboot to have a completely separate partition on your SD card.
Or you can just get another SD card and dedicate it to RetroPie.
This is always the case when installing RetroPie from the image. You have to expand the filesystem to make all of the space available to you. Go to the command line. If in Emulation Station then press F4 to get to the command line. At the command line type:
and press Enter. This will display the configuration tool. Select option 1. Expand ...
As MDMarra suggested, you can skip this assignment by holding any button. If you do have a dedicated button like the Xbox button or PS button on your controller, you can assign it to make some of the emulator shortcuts use it.
Here are the shortcuts I've seen so far:
Hotkey+Start = exit emulator
Hotkey+Right shoulder = save state
Hotkey+Left shoulder = ...
My question is if we use the zero for Retro-pi and want to later add raspbian will we have enough RAM to do both or should I buy a different model to begin with?
RAM isn't an issue WRT to multiple operating system installs, since you can only run one at a time. What is relevant is permanent storage -- i.e., the SD card size. And the easiest, most trouble-...
You can hold down any key to skip it if you don’t have a spare button.
If you had a dedicated hot key button, it would take the place of “select” for activating the emulator shortcuts while in a game (such an quitting back to EmulationStation or opening the retroarch menu).
These directions are what worked for me. Like you I tried everything. Not sure which step cleared it up. But after doing all these it worked, so give it a try.
Shut off the board and make sure controller is unplugged from the Raspberry Pi and your PS3 console is unplugged (don't want the console picking it up).
Plug in a keyboard and start ...
from gpiozero import LED
#we are using the LED sub-module just as a generic output
fan = LED(18) #for the positive, put the negative in one of the grounds
f = open("/sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp")
CPUTemp = f.read()
if StringToOutput >= ...
That's because those emulators come with roms installed by default. You have to add roms in order to see the emulators.
The easiest way to transfer roms to the RetroPie 3.0 SD card is to take a freshly formatted USB stick (Fat32) and create a folder called "retropie". Then connect USB it to the rasberryPi. This will create a file structure on the USB.
This is a USB pin header cable. You can order one on e-bay (though you'll probably want a longer one compared to what I have found), or salvage it from an old USB mouse or keyboard.
Measure the distance between the pins in the white connector. Usually, it's 2.54 mm (aka Dupont pin header), but it may be one of these:
In the latter case, it may be harder to ...
Using PWM and a NPN transistor
Let me begin by saying I'm not an electrical engineer. If someone who knows more sees a problem with what I present, please do comment!
I found an excellent write-up for doing this with an Arduino here. I too, however, am using a RaspberryPi (RPi3). One concern that I've seen pointed out is that pulling power from GPIO18 to ...
From Petroblock: "The RetroPie SD-card image is a ready-to-use image that provides a full installation of all systems and functions that are supported by the RetroPie Setup Script."
So I take it, that one just installs this image to the SD card and that is it.
well... dd is the software you are looking for; it comes just without a GUI! therefore (if handled right) it a is pretty powerful, simple, and quick tool.
read the page for dd at the Raspberry Pi Documentation and/or Wikipedia for further details, and you will get a command-line like this:
sudo dd bs=4M if=/home/"username"/Desktop/retropie-v3.0beta2-rpi2....
There are three solutions for this:
Make sure your Pi is getting enough power. This is the most common problem with Raspberry Pi's, because they don't come with a standardized power supply. Just make sure you are using a thick and short cord, and not a thin and long one like phone charging cords.
Pulseaudio. Pulseaudio is a package ...
I had this same problem on my Vizio. There is nothing wrong with your Pi: this is a Smart TV "feature". They call it volume leveling and it is on by default. You should be able to turn it off from your audio menu. On my Vizio, I press the menu button -> audio -> volume leveling (3rd option down). Hope that helps.
Run raspi-config and tell it to boot to command line, not desktop. Reboot (User pi, password raspberry). Now run the emulationstation command again. If you want to load the desktop for any reason instead, type startx.
Another option is to try to find a logout button somewhere in the desktop's menus, but I don't think Raspbian has one. Feel free to correct ...
I already have an OTG hub that works fine either powered or not as described here, but note when the hub is powered, it must be used to provide power to the Pi, since otherwise there would be two competing power sources and that is a bad thing.
But I decided to try this with an ordinary (optionally powered) USB hub, and ended up with a similar answer to this ...
As RetroPie is built upon Raspbian most commands that work on Raspbian will work on RetroPie. So to change the password for the logged in user use the passwd command and follow the prompts. You mention wanting to change the username, but don't explain why. Without a good reason I would not suggest this. A better alternative may be to create a new user using ...
This happened to me once, several years ago. I installed on a new 8GiB card, and it failed in a couple of days and was unformattable.
I contacted Sandisk, and was advised to return the card, to be replaced under warranty. I gather this is a known, but rare, problem.
See Raspberry breaks SD card -> 31 MB RAW
I have the same issue that @thatoneguy245 and test my 32 GB sd card on windows and Unix with all solutions found on Google.
But, after many many many pull push SD card from different devices.
I found the issue : the strength of the card was broken and micro power cuts broke the links and create circuit breakages. I only saw it after returning the SD card ...
gpiozero has a CPUTemperature class allowing you to easily control devices based on the Pi's running temperature. And you should just use OutputDevice to control the fan:
from gpiozero import OutputDevice, CPUTemperature
fan = OutputDevice(18)
cpu = CPUTemperature()
if cpu.temperature > 45:
You have to either configure all the controls, you can long press any key to skip the ones you do not want. When all are done, or skipped, you will be on the OK button. Then just press the Button configured as A. On a keyboard it is the X key by default.
The Pi 3 has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, while the Pi Zero has a 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM. It's expected that the Pi 3 would be faster on things like this. There's not really anything you can do.
Your comment about the HDMI output not having this trouble does make some sense. I don't think that the BCM2837 (the chip in ...
In /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg, add these lines to the bottom to make the left joystick act as a D-Pad (and vice versa).
input_player1_analog_dpad_mode = "1"
input_player2_analog_dpad_mode = "1"
input_player3_analog_dpad_mode = "1"
input_player4_analog_dpad_mode = "1"
input_player5_analog_dpad_mode = "1"
input_player6_analog_dpad_mode = "1"
You can hide side bazels using graphical interface:
RetroPie Main Menu
Change to OFF
Or manually editing one or more file using the shell.
In the last case you need to edit /opt/retropie/emulators/retroarch/retroarch.cfg file for a change that impact all emulation cores, or single /opt/retropie/...
to emulate function keys F1 - F12 on a standard US keyboard (equaling your Logitech K700 design) I suggest to do the following:
first create some file e.g. '/etc/X11/Xmodmap' with these contents:
keycode 66 = Mode_switch
keycode 10 = 1 exclam F1
keycode 11 = 2 at F2
keycode 12 = 3 numbersign F3
keycode 13 = 4 dollar F4
keycode 14 = 5 percent F5
keycode 15 ...
SSH into the machine and navigate to the roms dir at
and verify if the files are there.
If not, scp them in.
From a windows machine, best use a tool like winscp for this.
A restart of EmulationStation could help to re-index the roms.
Do note that the roms have to be of the correct file extension. (can also be a zip file for ...
It seems like the dual/triple boot option using noobs isn't working properly for me (SD-Card issue???)
I wiped my OSMC kodi install from my SD card and installed Retropie 3.3.
From there I use the kodi "app" to get to Kodi. Once there, the wifi android remotes work as they did before.
I have managed to set up the ps3 controller(s) to pair over blue-tooth ...
There's a complete walkthrough here on using VLC to capture and stream the desktop of a PC to a second machine. At the time of writing there is a bug in versions subsequent to 2.1.5 which prevent this from working. Install 2.1.5 from here first. It may be necessary to tweak the settings provided there to reduce the video stream resolution and/or quality to ...
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B starts at 1.2Ghz regardless of what /boot/config.txt says. Here are the results of my clock speed files on my Pi 3 with config.txt not edited from a fresh card:
sudo cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/cpuinfo_max_freq
When not under load:
sudo cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/cpuinfo_cur_freq