Do I need Raspbian and Retropie?

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    danbeast94
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    So I am brand new to this raspberry pi thing and I have little idea as to what to do. I was wondering if I needed to download Raspbian and Retropie separately or does Retropie come with Raspbian. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and save me from a lot of stress.
    Thanks

    #94762

    djppimp
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    just download the sd image of retropie, thats all you need

    #94763

    herbfargus
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    Retropie is built on raspbian. Download the SD image and you’ll be fine. It lacks the desktop GUI lxde but that can be installed as needed (thoug you really don’t need it for retropie)

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    danbeast94
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    Thanks very much!

    #96949

    methanoid
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    Retropie is built on raspbian. Download the SD image and you’ll be fine. It lacks the desktop GUI lxde but that can be installed as needed (thoug you really don’t need it for retropie)

    Ah, and Raspbian isn’t yet fully optimized for Pi2…. I was hoping the Pi2 images for RetroPie would be fully optimized. I am looking to base my Pi2 setup on an optimized Linux, with RetroPie, Kodi, Desktop and Steam Streaming amongst the options to select.

    Is installing desktop GUI as simple as “sudo apt-get install lxde” ??

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