BoredGameDad got in touch recently and asked us to share his latest image with the World – this Raspberry Pi 4 image is just stunning – fast and perfect to get lost in… YouTuber Drew Talks checks it out
FROM THE AUTHOR:-
My original Super Clean image for the Pi 4 ran on Batocera v30. It was their first 64 bit version, as well as the first version that officially supported the Pi 4. It worked well, but there were a lot of things that ended up being broken out of the box (4k tv support, wifi, Argon One case support, etc) that required manual fixes that seemed to break other things (adding new ROMs, support for TVs under 1080p & computer monitors) for some users. It also had some issues (lack of Vulkan driver support) that couldn’t be fixed.
A few new versions of Batocera have come out since then, but they all seemed to have their own set of problems. The newest version (Batocera v33) appears to be very stable, but upgrading from my own v30 image to v33 resulted in audio not working and a few other hiccups most likely caused by my own back end tinkering to get v30 to work.
So I started fresh! A clean install of Batocera v33 installed onto a 256GB SSD running from Argon One v2 case. I moved over all of the ROMs and artwork from my previous v30 release and added a few upgrades.
Now it’s finally ready to share with you! This image is 238GB, so it should fit on almost any memory card that you want to install it on. I recommend SanDisk or Samsung micro SD cards so you know you’ll have room. All reputable 256GB SSDs should be fine.
Here’s what you’re getting from the BoredGameDad Super Clean 256GB v33 image (Almost all settings can be changed within EmulationStation.):
Resolution set to max at 1920×1080, but is NOT LOCKED to that resolution. So you shouldn’t have any blanking on any tvs or even monitors anymore.
Overclock set to 1800mhz.
All multi-disc games set up to only appear once in their respective gameslist. Batocera should automatically switch discs for you, if it doesn’t then you can utilize RetroArch’s Disc Control menu in the Quick Menu (Hotkey+South button (B SNES) button in-game). Select Eject Disc, then go to Current Disc Index and change your disc to the next one. Then, Insert Disc to continue the game.
Customizable splash screens at startup! No more still image. Have fun!
Pre-configured for the Argon One case. If you have a different case with a built in power button, you can find info on setting it up here: https://wiki.batocera.org/add_powerdevices_rpi_only
Atomiswave ROMs added.
OpenBOR ROMs added.
Better controller compatibility.
AI translations for foreign language games. You can have the text written out or read to you! Setup info here: https://wiki.batocera.org/ai_game_translation
All required BIOS files installed.
Cheats installed, but not enabled. Must be enabled through Retroarch.
Ability to boot from micro SD or an SSD without any configuration
Full Vulkan Driver support. It’s the driver I have selected to run Atomiswave, Dreamcast, N64, and PS1 games. You should see an overall performance improvement.
As always, this image is intended to be a “No frills, just fun” image. It’s by no means the most customized image available. I actually only minimally customize these images to avoid locking down your experience. Feel free to tinker and add or take away whatever you’d like!
IF YOU HAVE NO AUDIO, PRESS START AND GO INTO THE AUDIO SETTINGS AND CHANGE BOTH AUDIO OPTIONS TO AUTO. RESTART, THEN CHANGE THE FIRST SETTING TO HDMI AND THEN TRY EACH OF THE ITEMS IN THE SECOND AUDIO SETTING. ONE COMBO WILL WORK!!!
Atari 2600 – 667 games
Atari 5200 – 81 games
Atari 7800 – 58 games
Atomiswave – 13 games
Daphne – 14 games
Famicom Disk System – 208 games
Gameboy – 861 games
Gameboy Advance – 1068 games
Gameboy Color – 535 games
MAME – 2126 games
NEO-GEO – 141 games
Nintendo 64 – 475 games
NES – 1272 games
OpenBOR – 8 games
PC Engine – 414 games
PC Enigine CD – 33 games
PORTS – 3 games
ScummVM – 19 games
Sega 32x – 34 games
Sega CD – 62 games
Sega Dreamcast – 31 games
Sega Game Gear – 362 games
Sega Master System – 334 games
Sega Megadrive/Genesis – 940 games
Sega SG-1000 – 75 games
Playstation – 145 games
SNES – 787 games
WonderSwan – 110 games
WonderSwan Color – 91 games