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ORA Retropie image for the odroid Xu4



  • after much hard work from everyone here at ORA we have finally finished our project to put together a working image of Retropie for the xu4 saving you all the hours of stress and toil trying t get it all working yourselves

    http://odroidarena.com/pub/xu4-4.3.8-v1/XU4-ORA-Base-RetroPie4.3.8-Public-v1.img

    this is a bare image no roms and no bios are included

    wed apreciate if you also took the time to read the release documentation as there are some changes to how certain things work and things you should and should not do

    http://odroidarena.com/pub/xu4-4.3.8-v1/XU4-ORA-Base-RetroPie-4.3.8-Public-v1-Release-Notes.pdf

    finally if you have any questions or need help regarding this image we welcome you to ask your questons on our discord where the development team will be happy to assist you

    https://discord.gg/KE96FKB

    and finally and most importantly

    we at ORA would like to thank the retropie team for all there hard work even with all the hard work and effort we have brought to this image without them and there hard work in bringing retropie to the xu4 in the first place this image would not be possible



  • Pretty cool man. I just wish there were more cases for the Odroid. At least, gaming themed cases.



  • @reesk92

    that is sweet
    i was going to pick up a Xu4 later tonite.
    cant wait to give this a go



  • you definatley should the xu4s are in a little short supply at the moment cause of how popular theyve become but you might be able to knab yourself one just make sure you get the fan version as ive noticed in games even at the high fan rates the temps reach the low 60s and i dont think the passive cooler can handle emulation without having a secondary case fan or some active airflow over it



  • @reesk92
    I don't own an XU4, but this is huge! Game changer! (shoots my unused C2 an angry glare..."why can't you be more like your brother!?")

    @sgtjimmyrustles
    You could mod the chinese NES mini cases/consoles pretty easily. I'm 99% certain it would fit.



  • yeah alot of the pi cases should work without too much modding like the nespi case
    mines modded into a original ps1 with a hdd cause we got usb 3 up in this joint lol



  • @jcook84

    Are you sure? The XU4 doesn't appear to have the ports in the same location needed on the back.



  • use the hot glue luke



  • @sgtjimmyrustles
    It can work. This is a crappy 500-in-1 clone that I modded ala @zippiz method. Inside looks horrible, but it's been through 3 iterations/overhauls. the last being the ethernet port.
    @reesk92 knows the riddle of hotglooo
    0_1516315876771_hotgloooo.png 0_1516315888470_hiddenhotgloooo.png



  • bessides most comercial cases for pi and any other board suck whoppee it looks like a nes shame i cant fit a hdd in there so its mostly useless for large gaming collections atleast making your own you have more options

    like i said mines in a ps1 and it works quite nice as a case if i pop the cd bay lid open i get access to the hdd to unplug and fill with gams the sd card is accesible through there too and on the back all thats exposed is hdmi power ethernet and a pair of usb ports
    everything where id want it and still space to add more stuff inside

    i could never get that flexibility buying a premade



  • Could you please add here the MD5 hash for the file?
    I've downloaded it once it it seems to have been corrupted.

    EDIT:
    I managed to download from another source (removed) and this is the MD5 sum:
    1732c3d672079b5e28168a82d1179573


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  • Hi, i appreciate all the effors went into this project, but no eMMC support is a huge disadvantage and pretty much a killer for this project (at least for me). I mean guys seem really to put some effort into this... and then you release it as a shitty sd image that runs on like 30% of the speed of an mmc? Just why do you force people to shot themselves in the legs? O_o

    Many people that use this image are noobs and wont know much about what they are doing, so its on you to guide them to the best solution.

    Sry .. reading about this made me angry. I could write a book about how bad this decision is.

    I haven't tried it but if anybody gets this image to work on a mmc, let me know.



  • @lephro said in ORA Retropie image for the odroid Xu4:

    Hi, i appreciate all the effors went into this project, but no eMMC support is a huge disadvantage and pretty much a killer for this project (at least for me). I mean guys seem really to put some effort into this... and then you release it as a shitty sd image that runs on like 30% of the speed of an mmc? Just why do you force people to shot themselves in the legs? O_o

    I am running the image on emmc....where was it posted that emmc is not supported...maybe I missed it?

    EDIT: Was it in the pdf? I cannot look as I am at work and they block everything.



  • That sounds promising. Tomorrow i'll get a spare MMC ... i give it a try...

    PDF page2 point 10: OS Installation Media: This image has been designed to be run with a MicroSDand not currently on EMMC due to the expense that EMMC incurs. Changes will need to be
    made to the boot files if you wish to convert to EMMC. This has not been tested as of yet.



  • @lephro Ah well might be time to update this thread then. I am on the dev team for it....I run it on emmc and I know one of the testers does as well. I'll point this out to the guys this evening. I think it may have been a simple matter of we didn't have an emmc to test with. That has since been rectified but I DID have to do some extra flashing to get the hardkernel emmc working. On of the other guys did nothing more than flash the image to his emmc and off he went. I posted the steps in discord (which is also blocked here) but I'll make an effort to get them posted here as well in case you run into any issues.


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