RetroPie is a software tool that helps to emulate the video games that are played using Raspberry Pi PCs. The RetroPie Project began by transforming the Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming console and developed from that point onward.
Other than emulators and front-closes, a full retro-gaming experience likewise includes game cushions or joysticks. The venture offers approaches for programming as well as equipment questions. In the accompanying, you can track down more point-by-point depictions about the singular parts of the venture.
RetroPie runs Emulation Station and supports significant retro computers for video game emulators, permitting you to mess around from the NES, SNES, Genesis, Atari, and more on your Pi, hence turning into your own Raspberry Pi emulator.
Let’s see, “what systems are supported by RetroPie?”
There are about 70+ systems that are supported by RetroPie. We will discuss some of them in this article and will enlist the rest.
3do: The Panasonic 3do Real Multiplayer was a Home Video Game Console created by the 3do organization in 1994. Its humongous sticker price of $700 and oversaturation in the computer game market at the time implied it was a business disappointment.
Amiga: System made by amiga are supported by RetroPie. Amiga is a company that provides personal computers. It was released first in the 1980s by the commodore. Amiga provides several emulators. But not all emulators of Amiga are supported by RetroPie.
Amstrad CPC: This computer provides you with a series of 8-bit PCs. Its name is dedicated to Amstrad who produced it for the first time in 1984. CPC here stands for Color Personal Computer.
Apple II: It was first introduced in 1977 and continued to introduce new versions till 1993 as personal computer series. It has an emulator called Linapple that is supported by RetroPies.
Attari 7800: It was first introduced in 1977 by the name Atari 2600. And later, it changed to Attari 7800 as it gained a lot of changes concerning changing video gaming industry. It has two emulators LR-Stella and Stella both are supported by RetroPie.
Atari Jaguar: The Atari Jaguar was the initial 64-bit computer game control center delivered in 1993. It was an adequately awful business disappointment that it put Atari out of the home computer video game console business.
Atari Jaguar has an emulator LR-VirtualJaguar that supported RetroPie.
There is many more system with Atari that supports RetroPie which includes Atari Lynx, Atari ST, STE, TT, and Falcon. But these systems have their different emulators to support video gaming.
Coco: Coco also known as Color Computer was released by Tandy Corporation in 1980 as Home PC. It has an emulator XRoar to help RetroPie games.
Commodore 64/VIC-20/PET: It is an 8-bit home station first introduced by Commodore International in 1982. It has the best selling record for a single computer of all time.
The system provides you with a Custom Joystick for better control to support RetroPie.
All the Above-mentioned system is taken from the RetroPie documentation. There is a possibility that some emulators provided by the system might not work as fast as you are expecting. The problem is caused by the video games that you will be playing on these systems. Because not all games can run on the same emulator. But when you are buying this system, you shouldn’t be worried. Since all the emulators of this system are up to date and are recommended on the top list of RetroPie documentation.
Intellivision: It is a video game home console released for the first time by Mattel. Mattel Intellivision games were frequently intended to be played with game-explicit cards overlaid on the numeric keypad. These overlays pass on data which can be extremely helpful in ongoing interaction.
Macintosh: It started with the name Apple Macintosh and changed to Macintosh 128K later. Basiliskll and MinivMac are the two emulators to support RetroPie. These Basiliskll emulate 68K and it supports new hardware as well which is not the case of MinivMac.
Dragon: Dragon 64 and 32 are two different systems that were released in the early 1980s. It supports XRoar Emulator for RetroPie video gameplay.
Many other RetroPie supported systems include Dreamcast, Famicom Disk System, GameCube, Game Gear, Game Boy, Game & Watch, and many more. But top recommended systems are mentioned here for “systems supported by RetroPie”.
While searching for a system supported by RetroPie. One may ask:
Which Version of Raspberry Pi we should use for RetroPie?
It does not matter which Raspberry Pi version you are using for gameplay. But the most recommended by RetroPie is Raspberry Pi4, games run smoothly on this version with full speed.
Smooth gameplay on Raspberry Pi4 is because of the CPU, GPU, and RAM that it provides to maximize the game speed. The 2GB version of the Raspberry Pi4 is a good one to play video games. Another version can also run these games but there might be a lag in gameplay. RetroPie lets you play games on a very small computer of Raspberry Pi which will cost you only 35$.
How to install Raspberry Pi along with RetroPie?
RetroPie is genuinely simple to install with its friendly User Interface and set-up process. In the first place, ensure that you have all the equipment you want. If it worked for the Pi, we will be installing it on a Raspberry Pi.
We need a few things before we can install RetroPie on Raspberry which includes:
- MicroSD card where you will stack the RetroPie picture.
PC/Laptop with microSD card scanner for downloading of RetroPie pictures and other programs for the installation.
Video cable which suits the Raspberry Pi you are using
Raspberry Pi-viable power supply
The game regulator can be wired/remote/Bluetooth relying upon the RPi model you will utilize.
USB console for a more straightforward setup on the RPi.
RetroPie is free but sometimes it is hard to deal with the problem that occurs. So, we have tried to answer the frequent problems that a beginner can face. This was all about the Supported System by RetroPie and related queries about the Raspberry Pi.