Feb 192018

This guest post is proudly brought to you by Eltechs, the maker of ExaGear!

RetroPie: an introduction

RetroPie is a solution that enables running old(ish) video games (arcade, PC or home console) on your PC, Odroid or Raspberry Pi. (In fact, it is the most popular graphical front-end for Raspberry Pi). Working on open source OS, such as Debian and Ubuntu, RetroPie can run as a standalone OS from a specially prepared SD card or on top of existing one, such as Raspbian.

What makes RetroPie great? An evolution of good old EmulationStation of Arch Emulators, it incorporates the best features of almost every gaming emulator in existence. Not only it has a familiar user-friendly EmulationStation interface complete with an array of custom themes and 50+ most popular systems already installed in it, but also includes RetroArch (a Libretro application API that helps to launch games) and powerful Kodi media center.
Having grown out of EmulationStation, RetroPie developed into a large open source project for devices with ARM cores and received wide acclaim. With a range of extended features, it is perfectly compatible with Raspberry Pi 0/1 and 2/3, Odroid C1/C2, Odroid XU3/XU4 (the last two working on Ubuntu) and PC devices (running Ubuntu or Debian).

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Dec 192017

The team at Eltechs, the makers of ExaGear have given me a heads up about their Christmas Sale this year!

They’re giving everyone 25% off ExaGear Desktop! This is the perfect chance to pick up a bargain on this great piece of software.
You can see the few things I’ve done with it in the past in the following posts:
ExaGear 2.0 Review
ExaGear and Steam Games
ExaGear and More Steam Games

The offer ends on December 25th (23:59 Pacific time) so make sure you grab it before the offer ends!
You can choose the package to buy through this link!

Oct 222017

My ADSL connection went down for quite a while recently, but I managed to use a Telstra 4G USB Stick with my Raspberry Pi as a secondary internet link to tide me over until my ADSL was restored.

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May 202017

Since ExaGear allows the Pi to run x86 applications, it also allows you to run WINE on the Raspberry Pi, and since you can run Windows applications with WINE, that means that you can also run Windows applications on the Raspberry Pi through WINE through ExaGear!

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Apr 252017

Following on from my last post, I’ve been testing some other Steam games to see how the Raspberry Pi 3 with ExaGear fairs as a casual gaming machine.

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