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Complet emulator RetroPie for Pi Zero W



  • Hello everyone, I would like to know if there is an image of RetroPie with the entire list of stable emulators already installed. The problem is that I have RetroPie on my Pi Zero W and yesterday I tryed installing the ScummVM emulator and after 3 hours of downliading I decided to turn off the console out of boredom. That is why I want an image with all the emulators, it is true that many I will not use them, but with those that I will use, I will save many days of infinite download.
    If it does not exist, does anyone know how to "copy and paste" the information of an emulator of a RetroPie installed in RPi 3B + and pass it to Pi Zero?
    Thounsand thanks for everyone.


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    The only image for the PI Zero is the one available in retropie.org.uk/download, but it doesn't have ScummVM installed by default (it's an optional package).Since ScummVM doesn't come installed by default, you'll have to install from binary or source. My guess is that you tried installing from source and it takes a long time for a Pi Zero to compile it.
    Is the binary install not an option for you ? The PI3 is in the same situation - ScummVM is not installed as default, but there's a binary install option available which doesn't take long.



  • Hi Mitu, thanks for responding so quickly.
    I tried to make an installation from binaries but when I was 1 h, I removed it because I thought it would be in the same situation as with the normal installation. I will try again to see if with a little more patience I manage to install ScummVM.
    It is a pity that there is nothing official, because RetroPie is the best S.O. of emulation that there is for Pi Zero, it goes much more fluid than Reclabox, Batocera or Lakka, but I like to play Commodore 64, the Atari consoles and the graphic adventures of ScummVM, and in general all the emulators that I try to download are slow.
    It's okay, it's not a complaint, Pi Zero is a very limited system and I understand it :)
    With Pi3B + ScummVM it took 45 minutes, but I got it :D.
    However, and I close the thread, if I copy "in raw" the emulation files from Pi3B + to Zero, will they work?
    Thanks a lot.


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    @Maxitrax said in Complet emulator RetroPie for Pi Zero W:

    It is a pity that there is nothing official ...

    You have the binary install, if you want something 'official'.

    With Pi3B + ScummVM it took 45 minutes, but I got it :D.
    However, and I close the thread, if I copy "in raw" the emulation files from Pi3B + to Zero, will they work?

    I don't think so, they're not compatible, the 3B+ has another CPU than the Zero.


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    @Maxitrax said in Complet emulator RetroPie for Pi Zero W:

    I tried to make an installation from binaries but when I was 1 h, I removed it because I thought it would be in the same situation as with the normal installation. I will try again to see if with a little more patience I manage to install ScummVM.

    binary install should take ~10 seconds. only source installs take a long time.



  • @mitu said in Complet emulator RetroPie for Pi Zero W:

    No lo creo, no son compatibles, el 3B + tiene otra CPU que el Zero.

    You're absolutely right, in fact if I install the official image of RetroPie 1/0 and put it in Pi3B nothing works :D

    @mitu said in Complet emulator RetroPie for Pi Zero W:

    Tienes la instalación binaria, si quieres algo 'oficial'.

    Yes, I meant something complete, with all the emulators. The binaries do work for me although they take quite the same time.

    @dankcushions said in Complet emulator RetroPie for Pi Zero W:

    La instalación binaria debería tomar ~ 10 segundos. solo las instalaciones de origen tardan mucho tiempo.

    The truth is that binaries take me a long time too, I thought they were often faster. Although the wifi in my house is good, I will do more tests near the router.

    Thank so much you both for the quick responses :)



  • Hi, I'm also in the same situation... I did an installation from source an leave alf day and night, it tooks almost 6hs :o :/ and is not working on my Pi Zero W. I never tried to install from binary... Is the only way to get it work?

    Thanks for all your help.



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