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Help with setting up my first rp 3b+


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    @time-bandit said in Help with setting up my first rp 3b+:

    Desktop is in another room and no space in the room where the TV is that im using hence wanting to get steam running on my pi

    Steam doesn't run on a Raspberry Pi. You might want to try buying Steam Link.

    Essentially I was hoping I could do the same when a PC has more than 1 os running you can get the choice of which to boot into when the device is turned on so in this case retropie or android options at boot.

    I'm not sure if Android runs on Raspberry Pi, but for multi-boot support you can use something like PINN, BerryBoot or NOOBS - but there's no official support for installing using it. People have used Berryboot or PINN (which I think offers the option to install RetroPie), but for Android you're on your own.



  • Oh I have seen some installs with it in the retropie menu as if its another game system they click it and it boots though I think they were calling it moonlight or something.

    Ok cool, I had abit of a look around and saw Berryboot as the installer to use. Do you have any idea if I can use berryboot to install that stock rom image you pointed me to earlier then add throw in my extra os to my sd card or will this stock retropie image take up the whole sd card making it not possible to add another os to the card? (this might be a dumb question just trying to wrap my head around limitations and how the pi operates abit better).


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    @time-bandit said in Help with setting up my first rp 3b+:

    Oh I have seen some installs with it in the retropie menu as if its another game system they click it and it boots though I think they were calling it moonlight or something.

    Yes, that option exists, but it's not included in RetroPie.

    Ok cool, I had abit of a look around and saw Berryboot as the installer to use. Do you have any idea if I can use berryboot to install that stock rom image you pointed me to earlier then add throw in my extra os to my sd card or will this stock retropie image take up the whole sd card making it not possible to add another os to the card? (this might be a dumb question just trying to wrap my head around limitations and how the pi operates abit better).

    There are Berryboot images available - just check the download page.



  • One other thing I forgot to ask about will generic chinese controllers work on the Pi if not is there a way to add drivers ?


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    @time-bandit Some controllers will work, you should check if it's Linux/Xbox/PS compatible. If you have a model in mind we could take a look at it.



  • Heres one im waiting on most likely no use info wise until I get it.

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    and the second one link text


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    First one might work, but the 2nd one - the PS clone - I don't think it will work correctly since they mention it needs a driver (!) to activate the rumble.



  • Even with the drivers, vibration seems to be an issue according to several reviews there.

    The pad might work without vibration on Retropie if it sticks to the USB standards, but then I would rather buy another one without vibration that's recommended for Retropie here or somewhere else on the web.



  • With or without vibration isn't a big thing for me. If it works great if not no biggie im more interested in replaying some of the old classics.

    Only reason I have gone with the controllers I have is firstly because they were cheap and for the ps clone controller I will be using that with my steam games/PC games.

    Basically at the ps clones will be going back between my parents place and my place @ parents on a backup desktop I have there and travel in a case with my laptop for easier to handle titles. Having it work on the pi would just make things cost wise abit better for me since NZD to USD is alot for me.


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    @time-bandit said in Help with setting up my first rp 3b+:

    With or without vibration isn't a big thing for me. If it works great if not no biggie im more interested in replaying some of the old classics.

    We've seen reports where the controller would not start vibrating because it's not properly recognized by the OS, event if it works. I think you should consider another controller, but hey !, it's your money.



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