Fresh from the mixer at the Wolfanoz HQ, moments after dropping a huge 512gb RecalBox build, which can only be described as amazing, Wolfanoz is back doing his thing with another awesome release(s) – this time for the lower end of the storage spectrum – the awesome “ARCADE REBOOT” RecalBox build :-
Not only is there the standard 32gb Arcade Reboot (some users are reporting hanging issues**) – but there is an Arcade Reboot Extended whereby its classed as the FIXED official release (the standard is no longer supported/official) – the Extended has removed some of the CD games found on the standard one and put more Console on, as well as a more refined Arcade Set.
Its also worth noting this was created with the NESpI Case so this -could- cause issues for people without this case, as configs are made with it in mind.
FROM WOLFANOZ (re: extended edition)
–This image is an update of the original with more console games along with the refined arcade set. I had the original torrents removed due to complaints of hang ups.
-I’ve added more twin stick games for MAME at the request of some as it’s easier to configure your sticks with MAME than Retroarch with FBNeo. Over 2800 games now and a full game working Ports section (check out Sigil, it’s the sequel events to Doom made recently by John Romero himself).
To avoid issues, please perform the following steps (as I did):
– Format your microSD drive / hard drive to exFAT before imaging. Apparently per the Recalbox forums, FAT32 has issues as it’s a 40 year old format from digging and exFAT is natively supported. I fully support anything SanDisk or Samsung. Never had an issue with either kind of card or drive.
– Use Win32DiskImager to image your drive. (Can’t guarantee it’ll work / image properly with Etcher.)
– Your controller will likely be automatically picked up when plugged in. Recalbox has a database of controllers built into it pre-configured.
I originally wiped these for people to start fresh but also may have been the issue causing hang ups for some originally. If it’s not fully correct, you can push start and reconfigure the controls via the menu. Wireless controllers will likely need a standard wired controller or keyboard plugged in to set up just like with Retropie.
– If you want to add this to a larger microSD card / hard drive, you can use DiskGenius on Windows to extend it. There’s a video by TheMiniCake that’s in French (turn on English captions unless you’re French or understand it) but you can see what he does following the steps (Solution 2, not 1, 1 involves formatting but you can do it that way too). Fairly simple. Just expand / drag the share folder of the imaged microSD / drive to it’s max in the GUI. As this is not RaspberryOS, it doesn’t have an expand feature built into it. Yet.
Anyway, whether the 512 image or this one, there’s plenty to choose from whether you want a full experience or just the arcades with the basic home consoles.
ARCADE PUNKS SAYS
Wolfanoz has, once again, knocked it our of the playing field, and used a solid non-scene base (Recalbox) and built with his own flare and style with some awesome themes , and at a cracking size (32gb) – its nice to see someone do something different and unique to them! Welcome back Wolf!
** We have had the original standard image running for over 9 hours without any hang issues on screensavers, and have played multiple games on multiple systems – for research purposes it was burned on a 256gb micro sd.