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retropie for the PI4 ????



  • Anyone heard the progress of this project as I don't want to build one without it?



  • Welcome to the forum. Did you search it for Pi4?

    TL;DR: Not yet, be patient.



  • Progress from what I've found is slow going. No transparency between the devs. Don't ask or you'll be shunned.



  • It's easier than you think

    You can install Raspbian Lite and RetroPie manually on the Pi 4. It works great for RetroArch cores but not that well for stand-alone emulators.

    More info here: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Manual-Installation

    Note that it's not officially supported, use at your own risk and feel free to experiment.

    Once everything becomes functional and the whole build is considered stable, there will be an official release.

    It's not entirely up to RetroPie developers, it's more of a global set of things that need to become compatible with (and take advantage of) the new hardware.



  • Someone start a rumour that it will come out for the holidays. That sounds like a good time. Then the naughty list can be all the people that keep asking :)



  • @matchaman It'd be nice if they explained what those "global set of things" are instead of basically saying "it'll be ready when it's ready." Look at the forum for posts on the pi4. This community is dying because there's no feedback with how testing is going. If there is any tests. I used to come here every day to see what new posts there were and what people were working on to make my projects better. Now...meh.


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    @incrediblekyle said in retropie for the PI4 ????:

    This community is dying because there's no feedback with how testing is going....

    No it's not, you're just spewing nonsense. If you want to follow the development, then use the Github project page and look at the changes in the development branch.



  • "community" 😂
    I have the idea he is talking about these US-Facebook-Groups.
    If so - RIP!!!!



  • I can only recommend to anyone who is tearing themselves apart while waiting for a Pi4 release to just be patient and do all the stuff they would be doing if there was no Pi4 …



  • @Clyde second this!!! Just be patient! The Devs are doing their best as soon as they have some spare-time and we should be thankful.
    As someone else mentioned here a couple of weeks ago "they owe you NOTHING".



  • @Clyde Fully agree! And... btw...wondering how many of all these people demanding and pushing the developers have actually contributed / made donation to the project.
    That would not accelerate things of course, but would show appreciation!



  • @incrediblekyle You say the community is dying, yet your last posts were from 2017. Not sure you are qualified to make such statements.



  • I was impatient so I manually installed retropie with retroarch 1.8.1 on my pi4.



  • Was it like this on the releases for the Pi 2 and 3?

    I honestly wonder how many of the impatient ones are people trying to sell Retropie bundles and the devs are holding them back from unethically making a profit. :/

    I think this community is as strong as it was the first day I signed up. Sure, a lot of time has past over the course of Retropie. People get older, responsibilities change, and time starts becoming a much sought after resource.

    I was taught that respect is something you hold dear, whether you earned someone's respect or yourself, had respect for someone doing something honorable, you or someone doing something amazing that you couldn't do yourself. And everything in-between.

    I think the devs do both of those things. They give free time for a simple cause which brings people nostalgic joy and allows them to share it with their friends and family. They also do something I cannot do myself which is amazing to me as I watch them recreate a window into my childhood.

    For these reasons it amazes me that people can come on the forums and brazenly demand a project that they cannot obtain themselves. The amount of respect every dev, as well as everyone who has every posted a workaround, tip, or kind word towards the project is way more than the latest posts about the Pi 4 have been giving.

    Keep up the good work guys and gals. Take all the time you need. I enjoy watching the journey as it just makes the destination worth it so much more.

    Thank you all.



  • @sirhenrythe5th said in retropie for the PI4 ????:

    @Clyde second this!!! Just be patient! The Devs are doing their best as soon as they have some spare-time and we should be thankful.
    As someone else mentioned here a couple of weeks ago "they owe you NOTHING".

    This



  • @KN4THX said in retropie for the PI4 ????:

    Was it like this on the releases for the Pi 2 and 3?

    I don't think it was (although I didn't get into retropie until right around the time the pi 2 was released). But the pi 4 is a major hardware step forward compared to previous models so I think people are extra excited to see what it can do. Nothing wrong with excitement in my book. It's just annoying to see people's excitement turn into petulant entitlement.



  • @quicksilver At the time, I noticed most complaints for the pi3b+ coming from the dull people that depend on pirate images. They were actually recommending others to not get the pi3b+ because their images weren't compatible.



  • @Darksavior those are the type of people that drag the whole project down. Luckily, for every one of them there are a ton more active and positive members of the community.



  • @quicksilver spoken like a true prodigy.



  • @quicksilver Hear, hear!



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