Have You Donated? Let's Support RetroPie
I was looking at how much I've spent on my Super Famicom project (Over $350 plus tools, but hey, you can never have too many tools) and now I'm ordering more stuff for my Gameboy Advance build and I realized that none of this would be possible without the RetroPie software that I'm running. Today I went over to the donate page to support the project. It was long overdue.
I realize that not everyone can chip in financially right now, but if you can, think about making a donation.
You are absolutely right. Thanks for reminding us of that. I had considered it at the time when I was only doing research, and several weeks later when I finally bought the Pi and got everything set up (well, as set up as one can given the constant "oh, just one more thing I can tweak here and there" from my end :) ) I completely forgot that.
Keep up the great work!
You know, I have thought about doing this loads but kept forgetting, so I've just donated now. This project has inspired me so much, and I'm glad to help contribute back via a donation or by answering some questions in the forums. I'm on with my 3rd build now which I'll post up here once it's completed!
Keep up the boss work fellas!
I'd still prefer a Patreon where people can donate $1+ a month - and this would be the easiest way IMO to get enough funding to work full time on the project ;)
Well, I invite you to some beers this saturday retropie team ;D, good job guys!
It 's unbelivable that one (1 , o-n-e, uno, ενας) person coordinates this vast thing called RetroPie.
Next time we decide to buy new buttons, sticks, leds and I don't know what else (we, retro-game lovers, are a crazy bunch of people spending spontaneously in all sorts of retro crazy styff - usually regreting it later hahahaha)...lets take a break, calm down and donate to this lovely project instead.
We can live with the Zippyy stick for now and buy a Seimitsu one next month :)
@BuZz You said in the 4.1 announcement post:
"If 1 in 5 people who downloaded RetroPie donated £1 it would be enough to have someone working on the project full time!"
Well, why don't you create a monthly basis donation method? Just like the libretro guys do here: https://www.patreon.com/libretro
It's been mentioned by others but I've not decided if I want to do it like that yet and I haven't had time to look into it. I have a patreon account, but that's as far as I have got.
I'm very new here, but already enjoyed both the RetroPie package and a lot of help here on the forum, so of course i donated today, to show my appreciation :)
f it ever comes to a patreon with monthly payments, i would not hestitate to chip in.
Thanks for lovely sw + loads of fun, and a great way to re-play some of my childhood favorite titles!
@Xyb0t Thanks! :-)
Done. I hope that counter is inaccurate, I was Donation ID "2765", which seems astoundingly low given the popularity of this software.
I'd support a patreon too - I'm building a bar top and these forums and the community here (and on Reddit, etc) have been very helpful as I slowly get things configured in a way that suits me. If I can pay a monthly Internet and cell bill, I can chip in for a coffee each month to something bringing me as much enjoyment.
Kudos to the team, keep up the good work.
Patreon would be a good alternative to have. Heck Retroarch is already on patreon so why not RetroPie.
@Devster thanks for the support! :)
That counter isn't wrong. If we had a dollar for every download... We could easily retire.
Never been about the money though- we just love retrogaming :)
Haha, yes.. i was nr 2760, it seems.
Anyways, thx again, you guys!
I would be onboard for a monthly donation as well. it is amazing how easily it is to give Google $2.99 a month without thinking about it, but the idea of spending $10 is harsh.
you guys do a great job, and I love everything about RetroPie
I just registered an account to post here about this topic. I've known about raspberry pi when I was studying using the first gen pi during school courses. I only recently looked back into the raspberry pi when I discovered that there was a great community behind retro gaming and getting games to run on the pi (all thanks to not being able to purchase a NES classic).
I was pleasantly surprised to see how far emulation has come on the pi! Great stuff guys, and thank you! Just donating now, and I also would be in for monthly donation. You guys deserve it.
@Jahnadrian this great community was here long before the nes classic. And hopefully will be here long after
@edmaul69 Yes I'm sure it will, I'm just glad I came across this community and just wanted to show my support.
@Rion Fully Agree. Retropie should be on Patreon.