**PING** Our email box calls us “Hey Guys, this is THEABSOLLUTEMAN 32gb Pi Image for the PiBoy DMG” , we believe it was designed for the PIBOY DMG Rpi4 4GB MODEL and MAY cause issues on other models of Rpi4 that you are using with your build, please be mindful of this and as yet has not been tested with the just released (yesterday) firmware. We have absolutely NO information on this image what-so-ever, If you are reading this MrAbsoluteMan, please get in touch!
This was the readme attached (Try and read it in the voice of Doc E.Brown from Back to the Future!)
If this works as I have planned you should be able to flash this image to a SD card and plug it into your Piboy. This is for the Raspberry Pi 4b 4gb of ram model. (It should also work on the 2gb Pi 4b, but it definitely won’t work on the 8gb Pi 4b.)
After you flashed it, just stick it into your Piboy. The piboy will probably cycle twice during the initial boot. Due to the way the shutdown script works you’ll need to flick the on switch manually for this.
Some ROMs were left as they did not make any difference in the shrinking process. The shutdown script from the Experimental Pi website has already been included. All of the files from the setup page on the Experimental Pi website have also been included.
Box art has been included – if the rom you add matches the description you won’t need to scrape it. In the shrinking process snap videos took up nearly 40gbs. They had to go.
If you want snap videos for the preview in Emulation Station you’ll have to scrape. I realize this sucks especially since the scrapping sites are having so many issues, but 40gbs is just so much space.
Please follow the next steps and you’ll be all ready to add your ROMs.
1.) After you have gotten into Emulation Station you’ll want to setup your WIFI. The easiest way to do this is to go to options, Retropie setup, configuration/tools and scroll down to WIFI, and then connect to your WIFI using a keyboard you have connected to your pi through the USB ports on the top. There are other ways of doing this, but I think this is the easiest. Exit back to Emulation Station.
2.) Next you will want to go to options and Raspi-config. We need to expand your image on to the rest of your card. Once in raspi-config choose 7 Advanced Options. For some reason the Z button on your Pi boy is what selects Items in this menu. Now choose A1 Expand Filesystem… Exit out of raspi-config.
3.) Press Start and quit. Power down, flip the on switch to off. Wait 30 seconds to be safe and then turn it back on.
4.) Your WIFI should have remained on and you can add ROMs through your home network. There are plenty of guides on how to transfer ROMs over your home network.
The SSH Login is pi the PW: supreme
The only curve ball to adding ROMs that I can foresee is the emulator known as Openbor. For Openbor you’ll want to look in the ports folder in the ROMs directory. In that folder there is a folder titled “Openbor”. You can add your Openbor ROMs into that folder and it should be as easy as that. Depending on your Emulation Station theme Openbor will either appear as Beats of Rage or Openbor.
For all of the other ROMs it should be as easy as copying them to the appropriate folder in your ROMs directory.
The ports tab in your emulation station will have extra items that won’t work if you try to load them. Do not delete them unless you have no intention in ever using openbor or the other associated items. I accidentally forgot to remove a couple of items from SCUMMVM. My bad, you can just delete those while adding ROMs.
The idea behind this image was to have an image that only needed ROMs, and maybe splash screens and music added. All bios’ and configs should be already to go. I decided to “hashout” the overclock. If you want to overclock your system you can go into the config file and unhash the appropriate lines. I personally unhash the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th lines under the line that reads ##Overclock Settings.
If you have any questions I will try to answer them through the Experimental Piboy DMG Users page on Facebook. Mind you I work full time and manage a property in my off hours, but I will do my best.
Another thing to note is that if you have previously updated the eeprom on your pi 4b you can use a SSD drive, or USB flash drive instead of a SD card.
All credit for this image goes to Brian Damaso and Supreme Team. Damaso made this image I simply added the necessary elements for Pi boy dmg and then stripped it down for easy access.