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I need the Pi4 update!!!


  • Banned

    Re: RPi4 Build Status / Devs

    I am getting horribly antsy!! I love retropie, I built my first arcade machine using this software on the pi3. In my opinion it’s the only reason to own a raspberry pi. I bought the pi4 in hopes that the updated hardware would allow better emulation. More compatibility, faster frame rates, faster loading in general. I can’t wait for this to be finished 🤗. With that said, I know people are doing this for free, I know it’s being done on free time and not countless hours a day, but the pi4 came out 3 months ago. I don’t know what the hold up is but it seems as though they are slacking!! GET US OUR PIE!! Lol you guys are doing great keep up the good work!!



  • I think @LiveFreeDead explained very well in Retropie Won't boot on Raspberry Pi 4:

    RetroPi4 is being worked on, but there isn't even proper graphics drivers available for the Pi4 yet, so it's not going to be 100% until after them and it will be even longer before the emulator/core optimizations are included. The hardware hasn't been out long, there is so many layers that need to be complete, the last thing RetroPi creators want are questions about non public releases such as the one I link too, so if you have any problems getting it to work, then your on your own to fix it, THAT is why they are not sharing beta images themselves, if they spent all their time answering posts about this stuff then they will spend less time working on getting the actual release finished. I for one hope they keep ignoring threads about Pi4 so they get it closer to spot on in the first release.

    So, have faith and patience. Maybe do something else in the meantime. Play the games instead of configuring Retropie (we've all been there …), go out, meet people, have fun. A guarded milk pot takes forever to boil. 😉


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    @Clyde

    Lol the only person to blame here is myself. I was so excited to get this pi4 that I didn’t even know there was no software yet for it. It is more than upsetting but again is my own fault for not checking. It doesn’t excuse the the slow response time for the retropie upgrade though. GET THIS DONE!! ILL BUY YOU A PIZZA AND LET YOU SLEEP WITH MY GIRLFRIEND!!!



  • @Ryan005869
    Go here to buy them pizza -> https://retropie.org.uk/donate/



  • @langest Isn't fish and chips the "pizza" of the UK ? :0)

    You can also download the nightly builds of Retropie if you want to play in the meantime. I learned how to do that recently.

    If you don't already have a lower model Pi I would recommend a $10 Pi ZW. It can use the same HDMI cable and power supply so it's just an extra $10 and you can play all of the 8/16 bit consoles as well as MAME arcade.



  • @Ryan005869 said in I need the Pi4 update!!!:

    GET THIS DONE!! ILL BUY YOU A PIZZA AND LET YOU SLEEP WITH MY GIRLFRIEND!!!

    Control yourself, man.



  • @saccublenda said in I need the Pi4 update!!!:

    @Ryan005869 said in I need the Pi4 update!!!:

    GET THIS DONE!! ILL BUY YOU A PIZZA AND LET YOU SLEEP WITH MY GIRLFRIEND!!!

    Control yourself, man.

    And don't let your girlfriend read this. 😈


  • Banned

    @KN4THX

    I am curious about the nightly builds. If I were to spend the time installing and configuring a nightly would it be simple to upgrade to an official version when released without losing my configurations?


  • Banned

    @Clyde

    My girlfriend needs to be a team player 😂🤣



  • @Ryan005869 I am not sure about that. Technically you can back up any config files you want but if there were any major changes to the final version of those files then you may run into a problem. I would just plan on using the nightly build as a way to test certain things right now such as seeing if run ahead is available or performance of games and emulators that may run better.



  • if it makes you feel any better, I bought an RPI4 a little before my birthday (July 30th) expecting to be able to use Retropie and still can't. The Lakka Nightly builds were/are easier to track down and install so I've been using it until Retropie gets their shit together :O



  • And here we are February 2020... I recently bought a batch of 10 pi4's just sitting on a shelf, oh well hopefully before 2021.... maybe



  • @drewjbx said in I need the Pi4 update!!!:

    And here we are February 2020... I recently bought a batch of 10 pi4's just sitting on a shelf, oh well hopefully before 2021.... maybe

    It's the second day of the second month of 2020. It's a bit early to write off the entire year.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm eagerly anticipating an official Retropie RPi4 release, too. But considering these are regular people with jobs, families and friends, who are doing this in their spare time, all so you can take advantage of their hard work...FOR FREE...you might want to cut them a bit of slack.



  • Depending on what you want to run, it is pretty good already. Just stick with a build that does what you want and DO NOT UPDATE UNLESS YOU SPECIFICALLY NEED SOMETHING IN THE LATEST UPDATE. Things that were working are likely to break. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.



  • @lesotheron said in I need the Pi4 update!!!:

    @drewjbx said in I need the Pi4 update!!!:

    And here we are February 2020... I recently bought a batch of 10 pi4's just sitting on a shelf, oh well hopefully before 2021.... maybe

    It's the second day of the second month of 2020. It's a bit early to write off the entire year.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm eagerly anticipating an official Retropie RPi4 release, too. But considering these are regular people with jobs, families and friends, who are doing this in their spare time, all so you can take advantage of their hard work...FOR FREE...you might want to cut them a bit of slack.

    Don't get me wrong, I know its all done for free with spare time... we really have nothing to complain about but I do admit we were spoiled with the awesome retropie for the Pi3, which the teams hard work is very much appreciated. With that being said I hope it gets released for the Pi4 soon and takes things to the next level...


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    @drewjbx The development images are already working well for most emulators (https://files.retropie.org.uk/images/weekly/). Btw it's only been just over 7 months since the rpi4 was released and there's been a lot of work to do - retropie includes a lot of software to adjust and test.

    Your sarcasm isn't welcome. As mentioned this isn't our job.



  • Most everything works well on my Rpi4 from the last main release. N64, dosbox (the standalone install of dosbox works fine, so I just launch that seperately) and AGS are the only ones with performance issues that I’ve found. I haven’t tried every core, but even psx is running full speed.



  • I was missing linapple but just saw a post saying we can compile it so I might give that a try. Also having Kodi issues but I think those are just me being a Kodi noob.



  • @StigNasty update... I’m the dumbest guy alive. I just discovered that I had accidentally uncommented an overclock setting that set my rpi4 at 800mhz in the config file. Fixed and applied an overclock appropriate to the rpi4b. N64 is working pretty well, now. :D Doh!



  • @BuZz said in I need the Pi4 update!!!:

    @drewjbx The development images are already working well for most emulators (https://files.retropie.org.uk/images/weekly/).

    This is very useful to know, thank you. I've been holding back on a Pi 4 purchase until I know how much memory would be advisable to have (I don't need a Pi for anything else - my existing Pi 3 is going to be repurposed as a children's PC for my daughter) and I've been trying to follow development to gauge a rough idea of progress (I know asking "when's it coming out?" is a frowned-upon question). As I understand it, the two biggest bugbears have been spotty GPU drivers and incompatibility of certain emulators with 64-bit.

    A propos GPU drivers, it seems official Vulkan support is coming to the Pi 4, which is potentially a boon for PPSSPP and Flycast.


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