Join Brad Wheeler for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of RetroPie: Building a Video Game Console with Raspberry Pi.
- [Instructor] To get the most out of this course, you'll need to have Raspberry Pi. Any model of Pi should work but I recommend at least a Raspberry Pi 2 for the best experience. Naturally, you also need a micro SD card to go with it. I recommend a class 10 SD card of at least four gigabytes capacity, although I do recommend getting one that's as big as you can afford up to 32 gigabytes, which is the most that the Raspberry Pi supports. You also need a keyboard and a mouse connected to your Pi, at a minimum, but a USB game controller will improve the experience. The Pi also needs to be connected to your TV via HDMI.
I also recommend that you have access to a PC running Microsoft Windows 7 or later. You'll need to transfer files to or from your Raspberry Pi. Other operating systems will work but for the purposes of this course, I will assume you're running Windows. I'll walk you through all the setup steps you'll need to take but general familiarity with the Pi and how to navigate the command line will be helpful.
- Installing RetroPie automatically and manually
- Configuring RetroPie
- Using RetroArch
- Using the EmulationStation front end
- Backing up your settings
- Loading games to your Raspberry Pi
- Configuring a USB controller
- Building an arcade cabinet