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Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:48 am

If yes, what emulators?

I know that the Pi was not actually made for gaming, and was made for learning,

but I was curious about this because I've been thinking of getting a Pi and I wanted to get a few emulators on it.


This question probably is really easy to answer, but even though I've researched a ton, im still don't know what emulators are easy or possible to install.

This is because most websites and videos seem to bring up RetroPi, but that apparently requires another SD card, which I am not thinking of doing.


I hope someone can answer that question though. :)

Thanks,
Nathan
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Re: Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:52 am

Nathidraws wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:48 am
If yes, what emulators?

I know that the Pi was not made for gaming, and was made for learning,
but I was curious about this because I've been thinking of getting a Pi for Christmas and have wondered if I could get a few emulators on it, but mostly emulators of Nintendo consoles.


This question probably is really easy to answer, but even though I've researched a ton, im still don't know what emulators are easy or possible to install.

This is because most websites and videos seem to bring up RetroPie, but that apparently requires another SD card, which I am not thinking of doing.



I know that Raspberry Pi uses ARM. And I'm guessing that's the reason why nobody seems to be talking about downloading emulators on their own.. or maybe it's because RetroPie just makes it so much easier.
I don't know.. :(



I'm just a guy whose very curious about what the Pi can and can't do. Once I have one, I will be able to answer some of these questions myself. :P

Some of you probably think it's a bad idea for me to get a pi if my main focus is games.
Maybe.
But I can also learn from this and find out what the Pi and even what Linux is really capable of.

I think thats why I'm so interested in getting it. I just wanna experiment.



I hope someone can correct me or answer the first question, I really appreciate it. :D


Thanks,
Nathan

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Re: Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:21 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:52 am
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Oops sorry. :( I won't make this mistake again.

But thanks. I think that forum section could help answer a few questions that are on my mind :)
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Re: Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

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Re: Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:53 am

Install RetroPi and you get most consoles.


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Re: Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:06 pm

You can also install MAME4ALL-PI, https://sourceforge.net/projects/mame4allpi/ which emulates hundreds of home computers and consoles.

MAME can be also installed as part of retropie.

There are also separate emulators for the commodore range of home-computers (VICE) and MSX (openMSX, BlueMSX etc), among many others.

In fact, if you have source code of an emulator written for Linux, it should be possible to get it to run under Raspbian by compiling it for the correct ARM CPU architecture for your RPI.

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Re: Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 pm

mahjongg wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:06 pm
You can also install MAME4ALL-PI, https://sourceforge.net/projects/mame4allpi/ which emulates hundreds of home computers and consoles.

In fact, if you have source code of an emulator written for Linux, it should be possible to get it to run under Raspbian by compiling it for the correct ARM CPU architecture.
Thank you :) I'll try it out

BlackKnight_UK wrote:Install RetroPi and you get most consoles.
I'm not really interested in getting RetroPi, as it involves getting another SD card.. :?
Unless there's a way to install it on the same SD card that Raspbian is on. :P
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Re: Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:18 pm

Nathidraws wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:46 pm
mahjongg wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:06 pm
You can also install MAME4ALL-PI, https://sourceforge.net/projects/mame4allpi/ which emulates hundreds of home computers and consoles.

In fact, if you have source code of an emulator written for Linux, it should be possible to get it to run under Raspbian by compiling it for the correct ARM CPU architecture.
Thank you :) I'll try it out

BlackKnight_UK wrote:Install RetroPi and you get most consoles.
I'm not really interested in getting RetroPi, as it involves getting another SD card.. :?
Unless there's a way to install it on the same SD card that Raspbian is on. :P

Sometimes I wonder why developers publish information on their websites as no one reads the website anyway:

https://retropie.org.uk/download/
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Re: Can Emulators be easily installed on the Pi?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:24 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Sometimes I wonder why developers publish information on their websites as no one reads the website anyway:

https://retropie.org.uk/download/
:(
Once again, thanks
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