The Logan wrote:
cl smooth wrote:the raspberry pi/retropie is a blast if you know how to build one and obtain roms (vimm's lair). the speed-up option is a lifesaver for those long role playing games when farming for items/experience is necessary.
Yeah I know people bemoan the raspberry pi because it's "not the same" but outside of hardware aesthetics does it really matter? I've got USB SNES controllers that check that box and a tiny $70 box with 7000+ games across multiple consoles and systems. Or I could drop $100 for something that looks neat on my shelf with 30 games.
I know raspberry pi fanboys are some of the most annoying nerds among the nerds, but I don't give a horsefeathers, it's more economical and way more fun. The PlayStation classic one makes a lot of sense though because it was a disc based system with its own bios and emulating that on a pi is difficult, if not impossible because of hardware limitations, but the nes and SNES ones made zero sense to me.
i read these posts a few days ago and started to type out a dm to the logan asking if he'd build a raspberry pi emulator thing and mail it to me in exchange for money, but then i decided this was too lazy even for me. so i pulled up this guide
and bought all the stuff. it arrived yesterday and i put it together this morning. it was fun and extremely easy and now i have a magic box next to my tv with all the old video games in it.
in conclusion, thank you logan and cl smooth for finally inspiring me to do this. also, if anyone has ever been on the fence, i highly recommend this as a fun project. i don't know anything about computers at all and i had absolutely no trouble putting this stuff together and getting everything set up.