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RetroPie

This weekend I set up my new Raspberry Pi with the RetroPie distribution, using the instructions and parts list from LifeHacker. I’ve been eyeing it for a while, and just hadn’t gotten around to it yet.

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It was very simple to get installed, but configuring the controller – I used an XBox360 USB controller – proved challenging. I ended up following the instructions in this Github issue to get it working.

Most of the games that I wanted are from the various Atari systems, and from the ZX Spectrum – systems that are long since obsolete, but the games are still a lot of fun.

 

Raspberry Pi, episode 1

I got a Raspberry Pi for Christmas. I’ve been meaning to get one for some time, because I wanted to play with home automation (x10) stuff again. So here we go.

I’d rather not mess with getting usb/serial stuff working again. That was a pain. So I’m going to get a CM19a instead and see if I can get that working.

Should be fun.

So far, I have the Rasberry Pi booted, and I’ve got some basic stuff installed on it. It’s running Debian 6 (Raspbian) and I’ve got a 4G card in it, which, so far, looks like it’s going to be plenty.