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Old 05-29-2018, 04:08 PM   #1
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Retro Gaming Old PC Hardware Tried 3 Distros


Hello. I've had RetroPie on. p3b+ working for a while.

However it's a little underpowered for some elements such as N64 etc.
I found a old laptop of mine & itís win7 was a mess & win10 was to resource hungry for the 1.66ghz Intel Atom processor with 2gb Ram.

As the specs are better than the p3b+ I thought Iíd put a lightweight distro on it and use this with the cabinet I built.

1.Jessie allowed RetroPie to install & run flawlessly but non of the emulators booted a game from mame to snes. I didnít try Retroarch instead.

2.I tried Debian 9 but nothing installed.

3.Iím currently trying Sparky game over. Mame worked amazing with a direct install. RetroPie wouldnít install. RetroArch & EmulationStation didnít install. Some direct installed emulators like Stella were OK & Kega was patchy (Mega Drive OK but even with correct bios CD & 32 didnít)

4.Tried Lakka OS trying to boot from USB as opposed to flashing Sparky off. But it doesnít boot and black screens.

5. Tried LDXE I think it was called but that wouldn't even install.

Ultimately Iím not bothered which distro I use as long as itís lightweight. I like the RetroPie approach to OS as opposed to the PSP style RetroArch but Iím not fussy if it works.

As the p4 is sometime away I believe Iíd like to utilize this hardware.

Any suggestions as to were to go next. I like having the Linux desktop for pottering about but itís not essential as the p3b+ didnít install one.

Sorry itís a bit long but wanted all the information laid out for later expediency.

Thanks Mike
 
Old 05-30-2018, 07:57 AM   #2
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RetroPie is only for the Raspberry Pi, you are attempting to run it on an almost totally different architecture.

Debian or sparky should have worked, with the right packages. Using it will be a bit different than using RetroPie.
You may want to Look into LAKKA OS. I suspect it may do the trick for you.

If you want to do a little reading, these pages stand out
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-...orm-emulation/
https://www.lifewire.com/classic-gam...-linux-2204886
https://itsfoss.com/linux-gaming-distributions/

If some of your retro games are DOS or WINDOWS games (as mine are) you could also look into WINE and DOSBOX.
 
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