We have a Raspberry Pi with RetroPie on it, i.e. a small computer with some console emulators. We currently have some games (and demos!) for NES and SNES on it.
Sometimes just a red LED on the board turns on and the console doesn't boot. In that case, it usually helps to unplug the power cable, wait for >10 seconds and plug it in again (and repeat if necessary).
Navigating and starting games should be self-explanatory as there are some hints on the screen.
Please don't mess around with the RetroPie configuration, just play some games or enjoy some demos...
Start should do the job.
Use the menu of EmulatorStation and chose
Shut Down System.
It doesn't really matter if you unplug the power cable afterwards, but if you want to do so, please do it after the screen is off and only one red LED on the board remains on.
If the console becomes unresponsive at some point, please be gentle to it:
RetroPie actually supports a lot more emulators than just NES and SNES. However, before using a new emulator one has to make sure that our old Raspberry Pi has enough performance to run it decently and we have a suitable controller for that emulator. Feel free to dig the list of emulators RetroPie supports and find some new ones which fit to our setting...
The ROMs are located in
/home/pi/RetroPie/roms, sorted by emulators. You can manage them by accessing the SD card directly or use a convenient RetroPie feature to add new ROMs from a USB stick (as described in the RetroPie documentation):
retropieon the stick.
Restart EmulationStationfrom the menu.
The RetroPie documentation has also other useful information about the system.
Can be found in our shared Dropbox folder.
TODO: Find a better solution for this.
Please be careful about the power cable and try not to unplug it while something is running on the console. The SD card is very sensitive and the file system is likely to be corrupt after a sudden power outage.