Building an uber-RaspberryPi – All in one: Home Theatre PC + Arcade Machine + Netflix

I purchased a Raspberry Pi 3 from Core Electronics the other day, and paired it with some SNES controllers and USB extension cords from AliExpress.  Installed RetroPie 4 on it.

I’ve decided to use the “no-intro” sets of ROMS for Atari, NES, SNES and N64.   I strip out all the non-English versions which saves many gigabytes of storage. Also using the MAME 0.78 (2003 Reference roms).

It was going to take too long to individually approve the Emulation Station scrapes of all the games so I set it off to match everything as best it could. I am using Retropie Metadata Emulator (RME) to tidy up my gamelist,xml files once Emulation Station has finished scraping.

How to Multi/Quad boot your Raspberry Pi:

How to tweak performance of N64 emulation in EmulationStation: –> 

  • RetroPie Setup > Configuration/Tools > “dispmanx – Configure emulators to use dispmanx SDL” > OK > Back > Exit
  • N64 > Launch a game > Quickly press a button to configure > “Select default emulator for n64 > mupen64plus-GLideN64-highres > Select default video mode for mupen64plus-GLideN64-highres > DMT-85 1280×720 @ 60Hz 16:9, clockL74MHz progressive (You can go lower to increase performance) > OK > Launch



Pinball Machine Emulation

Wow, check out the vids on this page of some super-dooper fancy pinball emulation.

Especially this vid – wow!

Not the same as the real thing but at ~$6K for an “Addams Family” pinball machine (and another few thousand to fix it up) it’s as close as I am going to get.

HyperPin, VP9, and Dream Pin a work of art!!!

Finnally got around to installing some VP9 tables… VP8 didnt really impress me too much, but VP9 blew me away. Must say these guys did a great job.

via Hackall – hyperpin.

Aweome Neo-Geo music video


Neo Geo, Neo Geo. Four bright buttons and two joysticks.
Neo Geo, Neo Geo. Cool red cab and a name that sticks.
No one quite did 2D fighters like you did.
No one quite did runnin’ and gunnin’ like you did
No one quite did Puzzle Bobble like you did
I’ll always love my four slot model cause I, I…
I played that cab for hours on end to the point where that thing was my only friend.

With a heavy machine gun in my hand I beat Metal Slug over and over again.
Youre 32 bits of endless fun. Youre a 1990 revolution.
Youre ahead of the game. You are the best. Youre the SNK king of MVS.
Youre an attractive machine in a pretty red dress.
When Im playing as Mai I wanna give you a kiss.
Forget Chun Li when theres Shiranui.
She’ll knock you out with those big ninja bees