October 6

RetroPie Get Your Game ON! Alternate instructions

retroPie

Check list:

Download uzip and load them from here: http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/

Both images for Pi 1 and Pi 2 will need to be uncompressed before using.

You can then burn the images on to your micro SD using either:

  • osX:  ApplePi-Baker (http://www.tweaking4all.com/hardware/raspberry-pi/macosx-apple-pi-baker/)
  • Windows: Win32 Disk Imager (http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/)

Once complete, put your card in the slot for the Pi “opposite the usb ports.

Plug in the HDMI cable to your Monitor/TV

Plug in the microUSB cable to power up.

Get the IP Address and then use it to use putty or terminal to log into the box

ssh_logincd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup and run ./retropie_setup.sh

 

Once you are logged in expand the file system so you can use up all the space on the microSD using:

  • cd /opt/retropie
  • ./raspi-config
  • select 1.expand….
  • expand_overclock
  • finish and reboot

if you get STUCK in the retropie splash screen pull the microSD card and load it into a computer. Then open the config.txt file and remove the last four lines that look like “arm_freq” “core_freq”  etc...

 

Install Emulators/Update

  • (OPTIONAL)  locate libmupen64plus installed (*this is for better nintendo64 emulation)
    • locate libmupen64plus (to find libmupen64plus if not see next step)
    • google it! too many steps to list here…
  • cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup
  • ./retropie_setup.sh
  • start install process will take 30mins PLUS
  • Reboot and then Setup configuration
  • make sure permissions (user pi) are set for roms or you won’t be able to save the game state/place.
  • EVERY time you copy a rom over you will need to perform a “RESET ownership….”

 

sudo vim /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg  (*around line 414)

*replace all existing so it looks like this

# Keyboard input, Joypad and Joyaxis will all obey the “nul” bind, which disables the bind completely,
# rather than relying on a default.
input_player1_a = a
input_player1_b = b
input_player1_y = y
input_player1_x = x
input_player1_start = enter
input_player1_select = s
input_player1_l = num1
input_player1_r = num2
input_player1_left = left
input_player1_right = right
input_player1_up = up
input_player1_down = down
input_player1_l2 = num3
input_player1_r2 = num4
input_player1_l3 = num5
input_player1_r3 = num6
# Two analog sticks (DualShock-esque).

sudo nano /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch.cfg  (*around end of file)

*replace all existing so it looks like this

# network_cmd_port = 55355
# stdin_cmd_enable = false
input_enable_hotkey = s

# Player 1
input_player1_joypad_index = “0”
input_player1_a_btn = “11”
input_player1_b_btn = “12”
input_player1_y_btn = “15”
input_player1_x_btn = “14”
input_player1_start_btn = “22”
input_player1_select_btn = “21”
input_player1_l_btn = “17”
input_player1_r_btn = “18”
input_player1_left_btn = “2”
input_player1_right_btn = “3”
input_player1_up_btn = “0”
input_player1_down_btn = “5”
#END PLAYER 1
input_enable_hotkey_btn = “21”
input_exit_emulator_btn = “22”

Bluetooth controllers setup:

  • sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez-utils blueman
  • sudo apt-get install bluez python-gobject
  • sudo nano /usr/bin/bluez-simple-agent
    • change  ‘KeyboardDisplay’  to  ‘DisplayYesNo
    • reboot
  • lsub  (to see if dongle is working)
  • hcitool dev  (device name…usually hci0)
  • Connecting device NES30:  HOLD START on your NES30 controller for 3 secs
    • 1. hcitool scan
    • 2. the above should result in a unique mac id like: ” 61:04:D3:93:71:01       8Bitdo NES30 GamePad”
    • 3. sudo bluez-simple-agent hci0 61:04:D3:93:71:01   (*your macID NOT THIS ONE)
    • 4. sudo bluez-test-device trusted 61:04:D3:93:71:01 yes
    • 5. sudo bluez-test-input connect 61:04:D3:93:71:01
    • 6. if you every have issues… remove with :
    • 7. sudo bluez-test-device remove 61:04:D3:93:71:01  (*Then start from step 3)
  • cd RetroPie-Setup
  • sudo ./retropie_setup.sh
  • x3  Setup / Configu…….
  • x317  Install RetroArch joypad autoconfigs
  • x3 Setup / Config……
  • x318  Configure input devices for RetroArch
  • 1 Configure joystick/….  follow directions.
  •  sudo vim /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch-joypads/8BitdoNES30GamePad.cfg
  • for nes30 should look like:
  • input_device = “8Bitdo NES30 GamePad”
    input_driver = “udev”
    input_b_btn = “12”
    input_y_btn = “15”
    input_select_btn = “21”
    input_start_btn = “22”
    input_up_btn = “0”
    input_down_btn = “5”
    input_left_btn = “2”
    input_right_btn = “3”
    input_a_btn = “11”
    input_x_btn = “14”
    input_l_btn = “17”
    input_r_btn = “18”input_enable_hotkey_btn = “21”
    input_exit_emulator_btn = “22”

 

Install ROMs:

Roms must be in certain formats as described here:

 

 

 




Posted October 6, 2015 by astro_sk in category "Uncategorized

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