Making a Raspberry Pi based video game emulation system

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Class will go over how to build a Raspberry Pi based computer system that can play retro video games for things such as the NES, gameboy, sega genesis, and the like as authentically as possible in a slick modern system using the RetroPi Linux distribution. Setting up the initial system, choosing controllers, physical case for the system, how to get games, and software setup will be covered.

building raspberry pi based video game emulation systems

Contents

Terms

Emulation Emulator ROM ISO Front-end Raspberry Pi Image Scraping Retropie BIOS

Materials

Raspberry Pi Thumbdrive SD card Power Supply Video connection Controllers keyboard (temporary)

Software

Win32DiskImager SD Card Formatter (optional) --- RetroPie Raspbian EmulationStation plugins/addons

Basic Setup

Download RetroPie image "obtain" ROMs write retropie image to SD card assemble hardware first boot controller setup put ROMs&BIOSs on thumbdrive test set up wifi/ethernet (optional) set up scraper (optional) scrape box art (optional) tweak emulators (as needed) Playstation/N64 (possibly as time allows?)

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