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I have ‘flashed’ the SNES Mini with new firmware. Hakchi 2 CE. And put some new games on it. One of them Doom, which was an (ported) arcade game in the early Nineties. All these retro consoles run on Linux and are thus subject to the loving attention of the open source community. It’s just incredible! There are still some issues that have to be ironed out but the foundation is there. All this tinkering takes me back at least 25 years and I like it :D
 

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You inspired me, Frans. Last night I set up my Raspberry Pi 3 with RetroPie. I put the NES Legend of Zelda and Tecmo Super Bowl on it last night. Today, since my job has decided to not give me work to do, I have downloaded:
NES: RC Pro-Am, Super Mario Bros, Tetris
SNES: Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart
Sege Genesys/Megadrive: Altered Beast, Joe Montana Football, John Madden Football, QuackShot (Donald Duck game)
Play Station 1: SimCity2000
N64: 007 Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Starfox, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.

I can't wait to show my stepson, he's 11, Goldeneye. He is getting shooters, but I won't let me play Call of Duty because I think it is too realistic. Plus, we can play against one another!

Anyone looking for more information:

https://retropie.org.uk/

I've been getting roms here:
https://www.emuparadise.me/
 

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You inspired me, Frans. Last night I set up my Raspberry Pi 3 with RetroPie. I put the NES Legend of Zelda and Tecmo Super Bowl on it last night. Today, since my job has decided to not give me work to do, I have downloaded:
NES: RC Pro-Am, Super Mario Bros, Tetris
SNES: Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart
Sege Genesys/Megadrive: Altered Beast, Joe Montana Football, John Madden Football, QuackShot (Donald Duck game)
Play Station 1: SimCity2000
N64: 007 Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Starfox, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.

I can't wait to show my stepson, he's 11, Goldeneye. He is getting shooters, but I won't let me play Call of Duty because I think it is too realistic. Plus, we can play against one another!

Anyone looking for more information:

https://retropie.org.uk/

I've been getting roms here:
https://www.emuparadise.me/

Great minds think alike :D I am downloading RetroPie as I write this as I have a spare PI3. I already have 'acquired' 250GB worth of ROMS and other stuff.
 

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Incredible, I have the exact same case! But I use it to house another Pi that runs Pi-Hole, a network based ad blocker that runs like a jiffy. For RetroPie I have bought a Nespi case that contains a fan and some headers to reroute power and USB. 29 Euro, I will post a photo later on.
 

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From left to right: Commodore 64 Mini, NES Mini and SNES Mini. On top of the NES Mini is the Pi 3 running RetroPie in the Nespi case.


 

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Frans, I think we're kindred spirits. Ha ha. Nice looking gear!

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Thank you (or better we should thank the makers of that gear :D). Today a Pi 3 B+ arrived in the mail and I will have to start all over again because this contains a different chip set so it won’t start EmuStation. But I’m downloading a complete 128 GB image for the 3B+ with all the options and graphics. I also bought a new PSU (3 amps) that will be able to maintain the voltage under the highest load. Now I’m constantly getting ‘under volttage’ warning messages because of the latest kernel. Thank you for the Retropie heads up, this made me finally get it up and running. I had the stuff laying around for months bar the Nespi case.
 

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Leaves me cold but clearly you guys enjoy that stuff and that's all that matters. Have fun
:D I have the same with the minerals, gems and rock collection belonging to one of my colleagues. Two tall showcases full of them, the special LED lighting alone was a fortune. Some of the pieces are over 1,000 Euro and not bigger than a chicken egg. He visits two trade shows per year, one of them in Germany and after that proudly shows pictures of his new finds. He exhibits the same enthusiasm as we do with our watches and, eh, them retro gaming rigs. It’s sometimes hard to suppress a yawn :D
 

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Well, it's about 10 months later and my other collection (one of the other collections to be more precise) is steadily growing. I have an original Sega Megadrive Classic Mini on pre-order (will arrive the end of September) and are waiting for the Retroflag GPi case to become available. I will buy every 'classic mini' that will become available. Nintendo Game Cube Classic Mini? Yes please :D Some of them are just rumours, like the Nintendo 64 Classic Mini, but hey, bring it on!





My most recent addition is the Ninteno Famicom Classic Mini (on the mini disk system, top right).
 

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Frans, you're my hero.

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Neat huh? I’m just a 59 year old boy :D The ‘Super Nintendo’ case top left is one of the most interesting. It houses a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and the cartridge is not only removable by a working eject button but is actually a 256 GB SSD. I play all my games on this one, the controller is Bluetooth. In my next post I will explain what my next project will be. For that I will have to source a mid-Sixties television set. Only a decent looking enclosure, it does not have to work because I will get rid of the insides.
 

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Those are great setups both of you've shown, very cool! I'm way behind you guys and haven't married my computer with retro gaming. I do have several original consoles though, hooked up to a dedicated monitor and I still play regularly (so do my girls). NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Atari 7800 and also PS1, PS2, PS3.

SO many great games from the early days of console gaming have stood the test of time. Processing power and technical limitations of the era did not slow the ingenuity of those programmers and developers, I'm continually impressed with even the earliest and simplest games. Come think of it, I never owned a Genesis but played my roommate's regularly back in college, maybe that's the next retro geek move for me.
 

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I hear you on the great games of yesteryear, my love of gaming and computers started with Clive Sinclairs ZX Spectrum in the eightys.
Learning basic programming and playing some superb platform and arcade games, I still use a simulator for the Spectrum games.

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Holy cow, those systems bring back some memories guys !:happy0065::clap2::rockon:

Look at all of those !!! :eek: :smileyface_hand_cla So so neat !

Totally love all of those old systems, and games they played.
There is just something about them. ..They are almost magical !

I don't have the new mini classic consoles, but do have the
old versions like Atari 2600, Sega Master System, and Genesis,
All of the Nintendos, and Playstations. Plus a lot of games,
but need to maybe get some of these classic versions to play
them on now. :clapping-hands-abov

Amazing stuff Frans, and everyone ! ..Thanks very very much
not only for the pics, and info, but also for taking me back,
and getting me interested in all of this again !!!
 

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Oh neat Enricosonic, that is too good ! :smileyface_hand_cla

Awesome actually !!! :cool2: ..Thanks a lot for the look ! :smile1:
 

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So, I got a RaspberryPI 4 and I'm getting my retro gaming back together. I turned my PI 3 back into a personal cloud storage. The software for PI4 still isn't great as developers catch up. I've been doing some NES gaming though. I'll have to post pictures when I get it further set up and get a few retro game pads.
 

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So, I got a RaspberryPI 4 and I'm getting my retro gaming back together. I turned my PI 3 back into a personal cloud storage. The software for PI4 still isn't great as developers catch up. I've been doing some NES gaming though. I'll have to post pictures when I get it further set up and get a few retro game pads.

And now you are my hero! :D I have a Pi 4 as well (4 GB) but are patiently waiting for a complete and tested image to appear on ArcadePunks. I will stick it into my Roshambo Retro Gaming case (SNES lookalike) but that probably need some modification as it now houses a Pi 3B+
 
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