My understanding from watching various YT reviews of the Mega Drive Mini is that the Mega Pi is slightly smaller but more substantial feeling, so I imagine that would put the kibosh on the "Tower of Power" thing sadly. That said, I noticed that Retroflag recently brought out a nice addition to the SNES version which adds a (purely cosmetic) cartridge to it. I wonder if they're eyeing up the Tower of Power and considering it as a potential future product addition to their Mega Pi? Would be nice if so.
God I love my Mega Pi. I give it a wee cuddle every day you know. It's nothing weird.
@andku85 there are a bunch of working solution already posted in this forum as @mitu already said - best way would be the officia l script from the case producer. You can search for multi switch script for another working solution but this needs some editing skills
@mattrixk many thanks!
All images, icons and logos of consoles, images of buttons, etc., I drew myself. The only thing I borrowed is the icons for the RetroPie settings. I don’t even remember who their author is, but it was someone from the same forum. They are in the catalog: retropie/icons
@cyperghost The output of my raspi-gpio get 3 was "level=0 fsel=0 func=INPUT", but if I put it in line 322 the Pi always turns off as soon as emulationstation loads, even if completely disconnected from the case.
However, I just realised something... the power socket on the MEGAPi case it's not just a cutout, like the HDMI port, but it has its own little board, I didn't notice until now, I just mindlessly plugged the power directly to the Pi, and that was the problem, the multi_switch.sh now works perfectly. Sorry for wasting your time :( (however, the fact that multiswitch086.sh almost worked without using the power board was in itself impressive).
As a partial way to make amends I'll correct an error on the installation instructions of the script:
Here you have to add a sudo before chmod, otherwise it gives you "permission denied"
Glad you git it working. One minor niggle - rpi-update is no longer a recommended way to update your kernel/firmware, this is taken care by the normal OS/package updates. For the time when the problem was reported - immediately after the 3B+ launch - I think some improvements w.r.t the 3B+ model were added that were only available through the latest development kernel/firmware versions.
Anyway, keep an eye on the disk space and happy gaming!
I sent an e-mail to RetroFlag the other day describing the issue and from looking at the photo of the wires I sent, they said the colored wires were in the wrong position. They apologized then gave some directions on how to take the wires out and what the proper color order is.
I tried taking them out of the black plug but it seemed a bit of a hassle. Fortunately a replacement case arrived from Amazon today and the colored wires in the replacement case are in the correct position. I rebuilt my RetroPie and the shutdown and reset worked right away :). Thanks again for the help.
tldr: Original case wires were messed up, replacement worked.