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howto:desktop:play-old-video-games-with-retro-pie [2020-08-13 06:17]
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howto:desktop:play-old-video-games-with-retro-pie [2020-08-13 12:39]
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 A [[https://retropie.org.uk/about/systems/|list of game systems]] supported by Retro Pie is on Retro Pie's web site. A [[https://retropie.org.uk/about/systems/|list of game systems]] supported by Retro Pie is on Retro Pie's web site.
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 +The short URL for this page is: [[https://go.glump.net/retropie|go.glump.net/retropie]]
  
 ===== Required Hardware ===== ===== Required Hardware =====
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-Raspberry Pi boards support HDMI output carrying audio and video on the same cable. A living room / gaming TV is your best best for a display.+Raspberry Pi boards support HDMI output carrying audio and video on the same cable. A living room / gaming TV is your best bet for a display.
  
 The Pi board also includes a TRRS 3.5mm socket carring analog audio (stereo) and composite video. You can optionally buy an adapter to hook that up to a separate audio system, and you can also use this port to drive an old composite video display or an old TV that has composite input. The Pi board also includes a TRRS 3.5mm socket carring analog audio (stereo) and composite video. You can optionally buy an adapter to hook that up to a separate audio system, and you can also use this port to drive an old composite video display or an old TV that has composite input.
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 <WRAP important>If you have a different model, look for forum posts or videos on the Internet that show where the heat sinks should go.</WRAP> <WRAP important>If you have a different model, look for forum posts or videos on the Internet that show where the heat sinks should go.</WRAP>
  
-For each heat sink, use your fingernail to peel off the packing plastic, then carefully line it up with the appropriate chip (stick side down) and press down firmly for a few seconds to make sure it sticks.+For each heat sink, use your fingernail to peel off the packing plastic, then carefully line it up with the appropriate chip (sticky side down) and press down firmly for a few seconds to make sure it sticks.
  
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 Once you launch a game, you can play it as you normally would. Once you launch a game, you can play it as you normally would.
  
-<WRAP tip>If some of the controls aren't working, consult the [[https://retropie.org.uk/docs/|Retro PIE manual]] for troubleshooting and configuration help.</WRAP>+<WRAP tip>If some of the controls aren't working, consult the [[https://retropie.org.uk/docs/|Retro Pie manual]] for troubleshooting and configuration help.</WRAP>
  
 ===== Quitting a Game ===== ===== Quitting a Game =====
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 +After the display goes blank and the internal red power LED on the Raspberry Pi goes out, unplug the Raspberry Pi's power or turn off the power strip that it's connected to. The next time you plug it back in or provide power, it will start back up automatically.