Purchased my first Pi 3 (retro Pi)...HELP!!!



  • @mediamogul

    googled aaa names for fun, apparently its the American Automobile Association

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Automobile_Association

    who knew they would be so into their gameing also :P



  • @massatomic Just to clarify my involvement in this. I didn't accuse this guy of breaking copywrite, but pointed out the guy selling these was breaking copywrite and to direct support requests to him. My opinion is that if you want to profit from this project, then you can support it. I also defended @BuZz from his verbal attacks by giving some back.

    I will not for once claim that my hands are clean when it comes to ROMs, but I didn't claim otherwise in my posts. All I pointed out was that the guy had been duped and to direct support requests to the same guy. OP then got aggressive and it kinda exploded.

    I understand this whole thing blew way way up pretty badly, and we don't want to end up with this kind of malice on the forums. I don't think my posts were out of proportion to his reaction if I'm honest though.



  • Right, I saved the page a while back on my phone and since despite looking in my profile the notifications boxes are unticked yet I'm getting notifications in regards to the tags. I've been also getting notifications since being banned from people replying to this thread.

    I'm accessing this right right now through the page that I saved via my phone. You get less options say to delete posts, options in your profile, so instead I've been trying to access the site via my laptop , but when I try to log on it says my IP address has been permanently banned! You have no email to contact yourselves either to do with such issues hence why I'm posting on this thread now.

    I'd like to stop getting these notifications particularly if I'm banned but either way. I'd like to know if I'm banned or not as I seem to access it this way, by being told I'm pernnamly banned whilst trying to log in via my laptop. If you are going to ban me then please do it and doing so delete any information and in turn prevent me getting notifications. If not then enable me to log in via my laptop without that notice appearing so I can edit all options I'd via the webpage and not this app-like page.

    As far as things to do with what's been said and what action was taken - no I didn't take well to y son being used as an example in being used as sex-trafficking in comparison to a piece of software being available on here. I see there was no action taken against that individual - further more me being called a monster . Look I'm sure there's some really nice people who do post on here but if that's your motto in terms of what you think is fair then I really can't say I'd be overally excited to be a part of supporting and posting on here. To be honest I have found this whole thing in terms of what has been said and the action taken along with, as pointed out, contractioning, to be disgusting. As I said as there's been no other way to contact admin or log in via my laptop this was the only way I could contact you.



  • ive been getting notifications and everything posted each day on threads and not been able to do anything about stopping it.


  • administrators

    You were unbanned - but if your plan is to start going on again, I am happy to reinstate it. I have removed the ip ban.

    You can control notifications from the watching/not watching button and via the user control panel. You should also check if you have subscribed to a category - you can control that on each category page - no-one is subscribed by default, so perhaps you switch it on.



  • @BuZz it appears you haven't.

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  • administrators

    @Billy-Lee Well, I did but perhaps something was cached. I resaved and restarted so you might have more luck now.


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    @Billy-Lee said in Purchased my first Pi 3 (retro Pi)...HELP!!!:

    further more me being called a monster

    My comment was only meant to play against one's expectation of all the possible motivations a chicken would have for crossing a road.



  • I can't see anything specifically saying 'control panel', but just settings. Within there the boxes under the Watch category were un-ticked as postured. I've changed homepage setting to None and within browsing Settings un-ticked the Enable In-Topic Searching. Not sure what else to do, but will see if I continue getting notifications.

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  • administrators

    @Billy-Lee As i wrote above

    You should also check if you have subscribed to a category - you can control that on each category page - no-one is subscribed by default, so perhaps you switch it on.

    and check email settings on the screen above.



  • Or you can unsubscribe per thread... like i just did to this one.

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  • @Capeman !

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    Ok thanks for the tip. Not sure what the laugh was about, but good for you buddy!



  • I am happy to try and help you Billy, i am no expert....

    You do really need to re flash the stock image of retropie so we are on a level playing field.

    You will need to copy off all your roms onto a hard drive

    Go to the retropie home page and download the latest image

    Download a program called win32diskimager and reflash the image onto your card (need a pc with a card reader)

    This video will explain how to do it

    Then copy your roms back on, it's pretty easy



  • @massatomic said in Purchased my first Pi 3 (retro Pi)...HELP!!!:

    I am happy to try and help you Billy, i am no expert....

    You do really need to re flash the stock image of retropie so we are on a level playing field.

    You will need to copy off all your roms onto a hard drive

    Go to the retropie home page and download the latest image

    Download a program called win32diskimager and reflash the image onto your card (need a pc with a card reader)

    This video will explain how to do it

    Then copy your roms back on, it's pretty easy

    Thanks!

    Looks like I'll have to purchase an adapter for the Lenovo laptop to use the 32gd sd card I have in the back of the raspberry pi. Can't believe the laptop didn't come with one...! Found one on eBay though so as soon as it arrives I'll give it a go and let you know how I've got on. Cheers ;)

    Copied all of the roms onto the hard drive and downloaded the win32diskimager in the mean time.



  • Just wanted to say, I am in the same problem as the op, I bought a unit off eBay, I knew all the Roms where illegal, but I honestly had no idea so many people put in so much work for something that is free but I paid for, as far as the Roms went I knew and I can't say I would have deleted them,

    But after reading this post I have open a disput with PayPal since I bought off eBay, and since have been instructed to turn over the sd card to the state police for investigation,

    After spending some time reading about this forum, to not get into the same situation where can I buy a pi and what do I need to get set up, I do not have a pi or anything at this point as I was instructed by PayPal disputes to return it to sender and they refunded the 175 I paid,

    I under stand how to download as image and set up now as I did it on my Linux pc a little while ago, but I don't want to get into the same trouble byong the pi hardware again, I've found listings on eBay and Amazon ranging from 30 to 100 for kits, and others up to 250, not sure what to get, or what is being sold legally? If someone could help with links to a legal kit of hard ware I'm sure I'll can get it set up,

    i have searched and red a lot of different threads now but there's just so much information and talk of eBay and Amazon sellers selling illegal, the main reason I bought this one was everything was included the power hdmi and 4 controllers were to be all set up, but I ran into problems and seen this post, and started figuring out I got screwed, any help would be deeply appreciated



  • I think the issue is that the image came pre supplied and was used as an incentive to buy the product. Its not illegal to buy the compontents and flash the image yourself.

    May be someone else here can point out a seller that sells kits with the components that you need without crossing the line.

    That was the same issue i had, i live in very remote town in aistralia with an average post system at best. If i ordered everything i wanted seperatley there was a fair chance that something didnt turn up. I didnt want to take that chance


  • administrators

    @massatomic We link to some on this website - https://retropie.org.uk/about/building/



  • Thabks buzz, i missed that section when i bought my gear

    @kS90 buzz linked to the white listed sellers, if you have recieved you full refund you could go this way.

    Taken fom the bottom on buzz link..

    Please note we are not affiliated with the above companies, and are not paid for mentioning them. There are many places to get your RetroPie hardware from, and these are just a few well known sources.


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