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Waveshare Game-HAT with RetroPie 4.4 on RPi 3A+ - working



  • Hi all,

    I spent the last couple of evenings getting Waveshare's Game-HAT working on a Raspberry Pi 3A+. I foolishly assumed that when the page at https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/Game_HAT mentioned '3B' that their pre-built image would also support the 3A - I was wrong.

    So, for the convenience of others, here's a spin of their Game-HAT-retropie-4.4-rpi2_rpi3-190402.7z which works immediately on the 3A+ - just unzip and write to a card of 16GB or larger.

    I made this by first writing their image to the card, then replacing the kernel in /boot with one from Raspbian which boots OK, booting it up, installing kernel headers to match the new 4.16.xx kernel and finally building the joystick / buttons driver. It all works! :)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M_B0U0AyGmFcVljYm8inEqFmQJk10pWd/view

    Cheers,
    Gavin.



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