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Raspberry pi arcade

By Daditude

1 year ago

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#10 1 year ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I already have the complete cabinet, led screen, and accessories, so I got some hardware.
-Raspberry pi 3b+
-Class 10 64gb sandisk micro sd card
-Arcade Joystick and button kit for Raspberry pi 3
I have heard that arcade punks and retro pie are the way to go. Any suggestions?

I did a conversion last week with an arcade1up SF2 cab. Used the the ETA Prime instructions. Thought the most nerve wracking part would be drilling holes in the control panel, but just understanding the setup properly and finding ROMs and putting them where they should be to get it to work. Also had the wrong amp but found an RCA to 1.5mm jack converter in my 25 year old drawer of "possibly useful extra cables" so it all worked out.

Still can't get MAME to work, though. You'll no doubt watch 8 other vids because you'll encounter problems. Finding the right vids is tricky.

#12 1 year ago
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Did you use retro pie?


#15 1 year ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I already have an arcade in which I am putting the ras pi in. My hope is to plug n play the ras pi with the joysticks and buttons I ordered, and use the current speaker system (which is very nice). I will also put on side art, a marquee, and a bezel.
I have cleaned the arcade inside and out and installed the buttons.
I hit a couple of snags, however. I need a specific light for behind the marquee. I also need a dvi adapter because the monitor has a 15 i need to adapt it for hdmi.
I have joysticks that dont line up with current screws, so i need to adapt that as well.
I will keep this thread up as a tutorial.
Of course, if anyone has advice, please chime in.

Make sure you install joysticks in the same direction.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Do you know how to set it up to accept 2 joysticks, or does it already do that?
I have recal box

Not sure what recal box means? But mine detected 2 inputs (via USB) which you then configure.

I imagine this can be different depending on the kit, but I installed one stick "reversed." I put it in with the connector at the top of one, and the bottom of another. The Pi needed them facing the same direction.

No instructions w/my Pi kit.

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from Daditude:

It seems from what i read that maybe it isnt detecting the hdmi input and i need to force it to use the hdmi. Any info is appreciated.

Do you have it hooked up to a TV?

That’s what I use as my monitor first to get the Pi set up and enable WIFI. Helps because there’s a keyboard.

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