I don't want to start over if I buy a raspberry Pi 4 as it took me a long time to put this image together.
this was an image downloaded from arcade punks
You lied. You refuse to start over fresh on a pi4 because you decided to stay ignorant on a DIY hobby. You ordered the old 3b+ because of this. /facepalm.
Arcade Punks have their own forum if you don't agree with the rules here.
I see no difference downloading an image with games included and ready to go.
Their configurations are altered which produces bugs unique to those images. One of the reasons we won't troubleshoot those.
My 3b+ arrived last night and yes, the SD card image works. So relieved! 😁
Oh...and when I said that it took me a long time to put together I wasn't lying. Just because I didn't download everything required separately doesn't mean it was easy.
My computer is roughly 15 years old and it took a long time to transfer over everything to the SD card when the download was done. Had to keep the computer on overnight to finish the transfer. Not to mention downloading a 64gb file took all day.
So that's why I didn't want to start over. If that's a form of ignorance then so be it.
I got an awesome image with over 22,000 games on it. It took a long time to get that done so it's natural I wanted to preserve it and not start over.
The new pie is running considerably faster and I am enjoying it thoroughly. Hell, I might do it the old-fashioned way and build something from scratch now that I have a faster board. I really didn't need a raspberry Pi 4 anyway because I wasn't using it to play harder games like Dreamcast, N64or PSP.
I have no regrets buying "old" hardware as you put it. I stand by my decision regardless of what anybody thinks. I also saved a lot of money going this route because all I ordered was the board and nothing else. I already have a power supply that works with it and a raspberry Pi 2 case that fits. If I bought the raspberry Pi 4, I would have spent double because I have to buy everything from scratch.
So what's that saying... Ignorance is bliss!!!
Yes sir it is. 👍