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TheArcadeGuys 32″ BYO arcade suggestions
December 28, 2021
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My wife just bought me a 32″ BYO arcade from The Arcade Guys.  It has the added trackball but no lightgun.  I suspect it won’t arrive for another month.  To prepare for its arrival, does anyone have any experience with this upright arcade and what I should do to prepare for it?  Upgraded parts?  ROM packs?  

Build Your Own – 32″ Arcade. – Thearcadeguys.shop

December 28, 2021
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It says “New Raspberry PI 4 or better with 128gb SD card” it also says the TV contains the Netflix and stuff (am I right?) so my thinking is its just a normal image on the pi 4, (or at worst one with chromium and netflix etc) – either way – you could be in the right place for the software upgrades lol , as for the parts, I understand you may have concerns on the quality of controllers and stuff, but surely it would be best wait to see it , sure the arcade guys wont ship sub par parts, they have a reputation?

December 28, 2021
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Any suggestions for an appropriate image?  I have a Pi 3 with Damaso’s 32Gb King of RPI3.

I like the classic ’80’s arcade, Commodore 64 (although that may be problematic without a keyboard).

December 28, 2021
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I think it comes with a pi 4 – unless she ordered a base version without it ?

December 28, 2021
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Correct, it should come with a Pi4.  My question is more to the image packages.  I have the 32g from Damaso “King of RPI3” but really haven’t tried to many packages.  Any opinions on what may be best for this cabinet and a Pi 4?  Yes, I know it’s subjective.

December 30, 2021
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Its a tough question, as you say it is subjective, so I will try and think wholly , I mean no point having too many games that arent suitable for a cab right?

I dont understand 16tb hyperspin arcade cabinets, with games like Halo (10 buttons) and such… Makes no sense really, I’d start with just grabbing some of the latest well seeded stuff, and go from there, OR, Go all out on something like the Wolfanoz one (Still being seeded) and REMOVING what you would rather not use, admitidlly you would need an SSD or 512gb card which ulitimately by the time you shrunk it down wouldnt really be required, maybe choose the biggest Micro SD you own and grab a recent image to suit it ?

Image standards at the moment are at an all time high!

January 26, 2022
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I received the cabinet and took your advice on loading Wolfanoz Total Recal 512GB.  At first it wouldn’t load, but rearranged the partitions and expanded a partition into the unused space. It now it runs fine.  I am in the process of going through games and adding to Favorites and customizing controls.

Something happened to my trackball and it isn’t working.  Maybe it is from me running it through a USB hub… not sure.  The things remaining on my to-do list:

  • Fix trackball
  • Figure out how to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to the Raspberry Pi 400
  • Finish creating Favorites list
January 27, 2022
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