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Old 12-06-2016, 02:18 PM
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Retropi "gaming console"

Has anyone here made a retropi (using a raspberry Pi)? If so how has it worked for you? How does the video quality look in composite on a CRT?


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Old 12-06-2016, 07:19 PM
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I was planning to build a 1:2 scale Pacman machine powered by a raspberry pie. Never did get to do that however. Maybe someday.
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Old 12-10-2016, 11:38 AM
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I was planning to build a 1:2 scale Pacman machine powered by a raspberry pie. Never did get to do that however. Maybe someday.


That would be cool, but it could do so much more than just that.


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Old 12-10-2016, 11:48 AM
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I may have to try this. IIRC my last job gave me a Raspberry Pi, and it has been sitting in box for 2-3 years...Tube stuff takes priority on my work list.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:52 PM
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If quality is what you want out of it, I would recommend building a vintage gaming machine based around an AGP Nvidia card with s-video/composite out. Some of the early PCIE cards had s-video as well such as the Nvidia 7, 8, and 9 series or ATI Radeon X series. You could actually still use the PCIE cards with a modern PC giving you the option of an ITX board with a quad core Intel Atom.

I personally use an '06 MacMini with an upgraded CPU running Windows 7 using the composite/s adapter. This works great all the way up to N64 and PSX. I use updated emulators from their source rather than a frontend. It isn't the most convenient, but I am looking for quality. I have found that the MacMini makes the least fuss about a CRT TV. With only minor tweaking the picture fits perfectly on the screen with no border, bloating, or trapezoid going on.

Maybe I should mention that every time I have used a Ras with composite out on a CRT the screen is NEVER perfect, or anywhere near it.

If you want a simple no fuss HDMI based retro gaming system that just works, than I think this is an excellent idea.
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