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Raising my sons as NES players
June 4, 2018
11:55 pm

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Hello all! I'm a casual gamer with nostalgic roots in the 80's & 90's NES, SNES, & Arcade stuff. I can hardly keep up with my young sons on our few pre-owned PS3 titles, and have no desire to march forward with PS4, etc. Instead, I've built my kids a RPi 3 & we're enjoying Super Mario Brothers!

Well, we were until it burned out on me. Anyway, I've got a new 3b now and a larger SD card, so I plan on getting a little more ambitious collection on there, hopefully with some nice media/bezels. I'm really excited about the idea of Front End + ROM images which should take a lot of the headaches out of the process.

Can anyone recommend a good Front End I should try? I hope to use the latest Retro Pie (4.4 currently) on this Raspberry Pi 3b. I've got a 128MB card, and am only really interested in the mainstream consoles (Nintendo, Sega, arcade MAME), and feel intimidated by all the PC-based, Atari, or other more exotic systems.

Maybe it's possible to download one of the larger collections, then delete unwanted ROMs & systems before writing to my SD card? I hate to browse through an huge list of titles we'll never play to find the few that we will.



June 5, 2018
3:20 pm

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Actually, it looks like a very promising collection has already been blogged about on this site: MrHarias's "128gb Retropie 4.4 Super Display Epic Build Pi 3 B+"

I'm using the NESPi Csae+ by Retroflag, so I'll have to add their script for safe shutdown via their power button. Wish me luck!

June 15, 2018
8:03 am
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Good Luck dude


What did you go for in the end, how was it ?

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