What we are going to be setting up is a Raspberry Pi that we will be able to play retro video games on using an emulation system called retro pi
Step 1: Getting Things Ready for Retro Pi
First we will need a few things
Download the latest version of Raspian Wheezy https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
Next you will need Win32 disk imager http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/Data-CD-...
Now plug your sd card into your computer
After that unzip the contents of both the downloads and run “Win32DiskImager.exe“
click the blue folder to the right of the empty box for "ImageFile"
Select the .IMG file of the Raspian version you downloaded
Open my computer or my pc and find which letter the sd card I assigned to ( Make sure you have the right letter because this will remove all files on a device"
Back in Win 32 Disk Imager under "Device" find the letter that corresponds to the one assigned to your sd card and click "Write" ( This will take several minutes)
When this is done plug the sd car into your Raspberry pi and hook it up to a video source with keyboard and mouse along with an Ethernet cable that connects to the same router as your pc.
Now turn your Raspberry pi on buy plugging in the usb power source
Step 2: Software Configuration
Once your Rasberry pi has booted up find the the shortcut to Raspi-config
Change the boot up settings from the one it is on to the second option
Click the first option "expandfile system" and press enter (or apply the settings) this will take a few seconds you will be shown a screen saying settings will be applied on reboot. Reboot the system
Step 3: Installing Retro Pi
after the reboot there should be a black window Icon on the task bar that when open says "pi@raspberrypi ~ $" this is the command prompt of your system
First we need to make sure every thing is up to date by entering the command: sudo apt-get update
After that is finished enter: "sudo apt-get upgrade -y git"
Then after that enter: sudo apt-get install -y git dialog
Next enter: cd git clone --depth=1 git://github.com/petrockblog/RetroPie-Setup.git ( This downloads files needed to install the emulators)
Next enter this Chain of commands:
chmod +x retropie_setup.sh
After that a window should show up. On that window select binary installation and then click ok to start it ( The Installation time varies. Took me about 3 hours)
when this is finished will be given a few prompts just press enter a few times to get rid of them
You should now be at the screen you had just before installing Retro Pi go to the option setup and click enter
In the setup enable Auto-Start EmulationStation
Next enable Start EmulationStation at boot
Now click cancel or back a few times to completely exit out of the Retro pi menu
now go back to the terminal and type: ipconfig
Write down the numbers after the line saying inet addr
Leave the Raspberry pi powered on
Step 4: Moving Over Roms
First you will need to get some of your favorite roms download make sure you know where they are on your main pc
Next you will need to download Win scp on your main pc
Once that is downloaded open it up and it will be asking for connection details
Make sure you are doing a scp connection
then put in the Ip address we got earlier (should have it written down)
The default user name and password is "pi" for the user name and "raspberry" for the password
after you entered all the information click login
once you're connected it will show you two windows the left being your pc and the right being the raspberrypi
On the right click retro pi then click roms and on the left find the folders with your roms
Now drag and drop the roms into the corresponding folder for their system
Now you should be able to play some games!
Step 5: Setting Up Second Player
In winscp connect to your raspberry pi
on the right side click the back folder at the very top
Now click on opt then retropi then all
after that open the file retroarch.cfg with a text program
now scroll down till you find control input should have a header labeling the section
now scroll down till you find a block of code similar to this line
copy this block of code then paste it underneath it and change all the player1 to player2 as an example
Now second player should be able to work
Lastly we need to set it up to be able to exit the emulator
underneath player1 block of code put in
input_enable_hotkey_btn = "X"
input_exit_emulator_btn = "Y"
Replace the X and Y with the number corresponding to the buttons you want
For a snes controller to make it for start and select at the same time replace X with 8 and Y with 9