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It is part of the program itself and changes with every game. They are called.... (drum roll).... bezels :D. All this has been made possible by enthusiasts and everything is freeware. There are specialist for many of the separate parts of the software (RetroPie). The bezels are part of what is called The Bezel Project. Some people do the in-game previews (short, looped videos of the games), others do backgrounds or write scripts to provide extra functionality, e.g. the safe shut down button on the back of the TV as a Raspberry Pi doesn't come with a switch. You just wire a switch yourself and attach the wires to certain pins on the board that makes up the Pi. Running the script downloads a small piece of software and commands to make it work.

:eek: :happy0065: Holy cow, what a coincidence sir ! ..That is beyond cool !!! :smile-thumb2:

It's incredible learning about all of this actually. I know a lot of
those mini retro systems like the Nes Classic Edition, and Super
NES Classic Edition, along with Mini Sega Genesis have been super
popular the last couple of years. :cool2: But all of this that you are
talking about above is really extraordinary, and takes things to a
whole different level. It's so awesome it's not even funny actually
Frans. ..Has to be so much fun !

Thanks so much for all of the information about all of this !
 

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I currently own the Sony PS1 classic mini, the Nintendo classic mini, the Nintendo SNES classic mini, the SEGA Mega Drive classic mini (plus the mock CD add-on), the Atari Flashback Gold 8 DeLuxe, the Atari Retro hand-held, the C64 Classic mini, the C64 Maxi, the NEO-GEO mini, the Nintendo Famicom classic mini (plus the mock diskette add-on, both imported from Japan), the Retroflag Nintendo GPi case with Raspberry Pi Zero W, all the other Retroflag cases for the Raspberry Pi, an Evercade is on pre-order and I'm contemplating buying a PC Engine classic mini and the Atari Flashback X. And I own an Atari 2600 Jr. and a Gameboy Color. So, there you have it :D
 

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And there are rumours Nintendo will release a Nintendo 64 classic mini. Guess who will first in line for a pre-order? :D
 

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I currently own the Sony PS1 classic mini, the Nintendo classic mini, the Nintendo SNES classic mini, the SEGA Mega Drive classic mini (plus the mock CD add-on), the Atari Flashback Gold 8 DeLuxe, the Atari Retro hand-held, the C64 Classic mini, the C64 Maxi, the NEO-GEO mini, the Nintendo Famicom classic mini (plus the mock diskette add-on, both imported from Japan), the Retroflag Nintendo GPi case with Raspberry Pi Zero W, all the other Retroflag cases for the Raspberry Pi, an Evercade is on pre-order and I'm contemplating buying a PC Engine classic mini and the Atari Flashback X. And I own an Atari 2600 Jr. and a Gameboy Color. So, there you have it :D
And there are rumours Nintendo will release a Nintendo 64 classic mini. Guess who will first in line for a pre-order? :D
Yowza, you have them all it sounds like Frans, and have that Nintendo 64
in your sights as well. :clap2: :cool: Didn't even know about that, or that they had
so many mini, or retro systems to begin with. Do they have a Turbografx 16
version? It's similar to the PC Engine one I guess.

Only have some of the original systems here on this end to be honest,
but don't have them hooked up. That's why the mini systems sound so
cool really. Plus I think they actually can play old cartridges too right?!

Can see why you love this so much Frans. You are making me want to
play again. :happy0065:
 

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Do they have a Turbografx 16
version? It's similar to the PC Engine one I guess.

They do but according to the region you live in, you can only order a certain version. It's an Amazon exclusive so I don't yet know if, for instance, I am able to order the Japanese version from inside Europe. But I'm sitting this one out. I'll wait until those disappointed with their buy will sell it again. I don't need those minis to play the games, I've have Retropie for that. Once I've got the living room set up again (June?), I'll do a 'museum special' :D
 

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They do but according to the region you live in, you can only order a certain version. It's an Amazon exclusive so I don't yet know if, for instance, I am able to order the Japanese version from inside Europe. But I'm sitting this one out. I'll wait until those disappointed with their buy will sell it again. I don't need those minis to play the games, I've have Retropie for that. Once I've got the living room set up again (June?), I'll do a 'museum special' :D

That is really something Frans, and evidently it's just getting ready to
be released. ..What a cool coincidence huh?! :eek2:

Was reading how the version in Europe will be called the CoreGrafx Mini.
Which I guess you already know. But yeah, wow, waiting for those who
might be disappointed with it is a great idea. :smile-thumb:

Like you said, you don't need the minis because you have that Retropie
thingamabob. :) So cool sir !

But it's neat how the minis look like the original systems, and give that
retro feel.

Thanks so much for the heads up, and info, and am looking forward
to June for your 'museum special' !
 

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That is really something Frans, and evidently it's just getting ready to
be released. ..What a cool coincidence huh?! :eek2:

Was reading how the version in Europe will be called the CoreGrafx Mini.

And that, alas, is the least appealing to me so I'll have to find other ways to get one of the other two.
 

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And that, alas, is the least appealing to me so I'll have to find other ways to get one of the other two.

Thinking it will work out fine for you sir. :smile-thumb2:It seems like from
just reading about it, that there is a lot of excitement about the PC Engine,
TuroboGrafx, and CoreGrafx Minis. So finding them shouldn't be a problem. :thumb:

Evidently because those sytems weren't super popular at the time, people
haven't actually spent a ton of time playing the games that it had. So now
today, people are really looking forward to experiencing the games once
again, or for the first time in many cases. :)
 

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Thinking it will work out fine for you sir. :smile-thumb2:It seems like from
just reading about it, that there is a lot of excitement about the PC Engine,
TuroboGrafx, and CoreGrafx Minis. So finding them shouldn't be a problem. :thumb:

Evidently because those systems weren't super popular at the time, people haven't actually spent a ton of time playing the games that it had. So now today, people are really looking forward to experiencing the games once again, or for the first time in many cases. :)

On the grand scheme of things this is really a first world 'problem' of course. This is the latest addition to the setup, a 'vintage' cable constructed from parts I ordered a few days ago. I also installed a Micro SD-card extension cable with card slot from the Raspberry Pi to the back of the cabinet. This way I don't have to open it again to change the Micro SD card.


 

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On the grand scheme of things this is really a first world 'problem' of course. This is the latest addition to the setup, a 'vintage' cable constructed from parts I ordered a few days ago. I also installed a Micro SD-card extension cable with card slot from the Raspberry Pi to the back of the cabinet. This way I don't have to open it again to change the Micro SD card.



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Well it's still incredibly cool Frans, and ridiculously fun to see if you ask me. :clap2:

Honestly just thinking to do all of it fantastic, but then being able to do it
is THE best. What's great is you seem to have a real grasp for not only
modern technology, but traditional electronics, and the like.

A lot of people know how to use their phones, or TVs, and different apps,
but hooking different components, and electronics together is almost
becoming like a lost art. ..Thanks a ton for letting us drop in, and see
how everything is going with all of this ! :)
 

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Surprise! I took the plunge and ordered a TurboGrafx-16 Mini from Amazon Japan on 5 April and lo and behold, it arrived today! Production for Europe is postponed but in Japan they are readily available.

 

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That was quick given the circumstances.
As old Manuel from Faulty Towers (Farty Towels) said, "I know nothing and furthermore I know nothing" - looks like a gaming machine of sorts. Enjoy it
 

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That was quick given the circumstances.
As old Manuel from Faulty Towers (Farty Towels) said, "I know nothing and furthermore I know nothing" - looks like a gaming machine of sorts. Enjoy it
Yes, like watch companies are recycling their earlier models, console producers are revisiting their old catalogues and are marketing mini (and updated) versions of their 'vintage' consoles. This one was made by NEC. Sony has one, Nintendo three, Sega has one, NEO-GEO has a variant, Atari has several (but only the last one is worth while) and more are expected.
 

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Oh man, that is just awesome Frans, and check out how it looks just
like the original ! 👀 😮 The look of the console, along with controller
is right on, and they even have all the buttons, and colors that take
you back. It's terrific sir !!! Plus I know these have so many games on
them it's incredible. Remember how every games was on a single CD,
and now you have almost the entire library built in?!

Never actually had the TurboGrafx-16 years ago, so this would be
so much fun to get. So glad that you got one sir. Really is a surprise !
Thanks very much for sharing, and hope you are really enjoying it !😃
 

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The games for the original version came on credit card sized 'HUcards', later there was a CD-ROM expansion unit. This mini comes with 58 games. I once owned an Atari 2600, a Colecovison and a Intellivision (not simultaneously). But never any of these, Sony, Sega or Nintendo. I will probably do the initial setup, play a game or two and that's it. It is destined to be displayed in my 'museum' :) I collect them, like I collect cameras. If Nintendo decides to release a mini version of the 64 or Gamecube, the Internet will explode :) Just like it will if NEO-GEO releases a mini version of the AES. Nintendo first declared "no" but now it's "maybe, but don't ask when". It has become big, big business, the first 1.2 million batch of the NES Classic Mini was sold out almost completely in pre-order. For the real tinkerers there's good news, almost all of those minis are hackable. So this opens the gate to thousands of games and not restricted to one platform.
 

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The games for the original version came on credit card sized 'HUcards', later there was a CD-ROM expansion unit. This mini comes with 58 games. I once owned an Atari 2600, a Colecovison and a Intellivision (not simultaneously). But never any of these, Sony, Sega or Nintendo. I will probably do the initial setup, play a game or two and that's it. It is destined to be displayed in my 'museum' :) I collect them, like I collect cameras. If Nintendo decides to release a mini version of the 64 or Gamecube, the Internet will explode :) Just like it will if NEO-GEO releases a mini version of the AES. Nintendo first declared "no" but now it's "maybe, but don't ask when". It has become big, big business, the first 1.2 million batch of the NES Classic Mini was sold out almost completely in pre-order. For the real tinkerers there's good news, almost all of those minis are hackable. So this opens the gate to thousands of games and not restricted to one platform.
Oh wow, interesting Frans. (y)🙂 Had thought they just used CD's
back in the day, and that that slot was for memory cards, or something.
Very cool, and it's just incredible hearing how there are actually 58
games you can play like that. 😲 Honestly, only could name a few
that I remember them having, so having that many is phenomenal !
Even if you only play them for a short time it's great that you will be
able to add this to your museum.

I never had Colecovison, or Intellivision on this end. But had the Atari
2600, Nintendo systems, and Sega, and Sony systems. But honestly
couldn't get enough of the more classic games. So this TG16 Mini, and
just about every other Mini would be a real treat imho. Oh, and yeah,
if those other systems are actually released, the internet could really
explode, you're right ! 😄

It's ridiculously fun learning about, and hearing about Frans. Hope
that you really have fun there sir !
 

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This is the collection so far, an Atari Flashback X DeLuxe is on it's way:

 

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Frans, man oh man, you had them all it looks like ! 😃 It's just THE
best, and even see you have the 32x plugged into the Genesis ! 😮
Not to mention that neat one on the far left that looks like the old
stand up arcade machines. Unbelievably cool stuff ! Holy cowza,
and more is on the way?!!

Awesome Frans. Awesome !!!
 

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Frans, man oh man, you had them all it looks like ! 😃 It's just THE
best, and even see you have the 32x plugged into the Genesis ! 😮
Not to mention that neat one on the far left that looks like the old
stand up arcade machines. Unbelievably cool stuff ! Holy cowza,
and more is on the way?!!

Awesome Frans. Awesome !!!
It's a disease :) When I start collecting, well, I start COLLECTING! :cool: The arcade one is the current NEO-GEO Mini. Not what was expected so many hope for a NEO-GEO AES Mini to be released (including myself). I also did a pre-order on an Evercade some time ago but that has been postponed by a month.
 
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