Manual installation

Required

  • A computer connect to the Internet

  • The RetroBox

  • SD card of MINIMUM 4 GB

  • USB cable micro USB to USB

  • Mini HDMI to HDMI

  • 5V charger

  • Gamepad (compatibility list here :)

  • WPA/WEP wifi network

Needed files

Preface

  • Be patient, it can take time

  • If you have any problem contact us! (On our website or by e-mail: [email protected].)

On the Computer

  • Burn retropie.img on the map sd with etcher.io

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  • Eject the SD card and insert it into your RetroBox and wait for the first boot

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On the television

  • Plug the RetroBox into HDMI on a screen, then start it. (Having plugged in the controller)

  • Go to the RetroPie menu, then in "Wifi"

  • You have several ways to configure a wifi network:

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  • With the file "wifikeyfile.txt", you just have to import it in the menu (save as /boot/wifikeyfile.txt)

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  • By connecting a keyboard

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  • Go to "Raspi-Config", then in Connection, then enable SSH

  • Restart it, using the support of the RetroBox

Back to the computer

  • Connect in ssh on the IP address of the RetroBox with the Putty software, then, type this:

  • Login : pi

  • Password : raspberry

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Main configuration of the RetroBox

To be able to use the screen, you have to execute certain commands

in SSH.

  1. git clone *https://github.com/swkim01/waveshare-dtoverlays.git*

  2. sudo cp waveshare-dtoverlays/waveshare32b-overlay.dtb /boot/overlays/waveshare32b.dtbo

  3. sudo nano /boot/config.txt


Add :

  1. #Add Screen, overclock and sound

  2. dtparam=i2c_arm=on

  3. dtparam=i2s=on

  4. dtparam=spi=on

  5. dtoverlay=waveshare32b

  6. hdmi_force_hotplug=1

  7. hdmi_cvt=320 240 60 1 0 0 0

  8. hdmi_group=2

  9. hdmi_mode=1

  10. hdmi_mode=87

  11. dtoverlay=pwm-2chan,pin=19,func=2,pin2=13,func2=4

  12. dtoverlay=waveshare32b:rotate=270,speed=82000000

  13. arm_freq=1050

  14. gpu_freq=300

Do CTRL + C to copy the code above, then in putty, click right to paste


Then do CTRL + X to finish editing and press Y to validate.

1. *ls /dev/fb**
  1. sudo apt-get install cmake

  2. git clone *https://github.com/tasanakorn/rpi-fbcp*

  3. cd rpi-fbcp/

  4. mkdir build

  5. cd build/

  6. cmake ..

  7. make

  8. sudo install fbcp /usr/local/bin/fbcp

  9. sudo nano /etc/rc.local

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(At the very bottom of the page, BEFORE "exit 0" add:

/usr/local/bin/fbcp &

Do CTRL + C to copy the code above, then in putty, click right to paste


Then do CTRL + X to finish editing and press Y to validate.

  1. sudo reboot

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Once restart the screen and the sound should work, but not the joystick, and the buttons

Configuration of joystick and buttons

Installation of "mk_arcade_joystick_rpi":

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Then restart the console

Reconnect to the PI with Putty then execute the following commands:

Installation of I2C Detect:

  1. sudo apt-get install i2c-tools

Then look at the chip address:

  1. sudo i2cdetect -y 1

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So you have a value equal to 0x20 (Note this is important)

Installation finished!

You do not need a controller anymore

Conclusion

After successful manual installation of RetroPie, you can now follow this manual HERE to install games, if you have problems that do not list contact us!

Issues

  • Asap