What to buy

RetroPie has a new website and forum. Please visit https://retropie.org.uk/ for the new site. The new forum is located at https://retropie.org.uk/forum/. This forum is left here as a read-only archive.

This topic contains 5 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of charco charco 1 year, 11 months ago.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #97281
    Profile photo of charco
    charco
    Participant

    Hi all, I plan on buying a Pi 2 this week and had a few questions before I make my purchase.

    From various tutorials and things I have read online while researching, I see that roms can be loaded from usb instead of the SD card. Should I spend less on the SD by getting a smaller card and spend more on a larger usb flash drive?

    I plan on emulating all the 8 and 16 bit consoles, MAME, Neo Geo, and TG16 CD and Mega CD and maybe a few PSX games.

    I plan on getting the Pi 2, case, micro sd and reader, hdmi cable, and a usb flash drive. I have a usb keyboard from an old desktop and a wired 360 pad. Anything else I would need or general advice?

    Thanks in advance.

    #97310
    Profile photo of charco
    charco
    Participant

    I went ahead and ordered everything and went for a 32GB micro SD card as that seems to be the biggest I can use.

    #97319
    Profile photo of herbfargus
    herbfargus
    Moderator

    I use a 64 GB microsd sandisk ultra and it works fine for me

    #97333
    Profile photo of charco
    charco
    Participant

    Ah, I should have gotten one of those! Did you have to format it or anything that a noob like me would have difficulty doing? :p

    #97341
    Profile photo of herbfargus
    herbfargus
    Moderator

    I just used SD formatter, then used win32diskimager to write the SD image then used raspiconfig to expand it to use all of the space.

    https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/First-Installation-(RetroPie-SD-Image-2.6)

    The guide works for 3.0 as well. Most configurations can be done from the new retropie menu in emulation station. I have 3 or 4 microsd cards- I use smaller ones for testing and have a 64 GB one for my main setup. It was good for me to have a few because I corrupted one beyond repair. They are relatively cheap from Amazon.

    #97343
    Profile photo of charco
    charco
    Participant

    Thanks man, I appreciate the help. Really looking forward to my Pi 2 arriving and setting it up!

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)

Forums are currently read only - please visit the new RetroPie forums at https://retropie.org.uk/forums/

Skip to toolbar