HELP with an old VGA monitor game console project.

Welcome Page Forums RetroPie Project Everything else related to the RetroPie Project HELP with an old VGA monitor game console project.

This topic contains 1 reply, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  tommymsw 2 years, 9 months ago.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
  • #93324


    I built a sweet tabletop console around this old Acer monitor I had laying around.

    Now, if I start retrope plugged into my flatscreen TV and then plug the Acer monitor in while it is running, it all works great (so I know it can in theory work). ES runs off the screen a little, but the emulators fit the screen perfectly. And on restart, all the screen code fits the ration correctly.

    But if I start the Pi while hooked up to the Acer, I get “resolution not supported” on the Acer. I am guessing because retropie starts running in a resolution that is too high? Now I know it is not the Pi because if I have Openelec on it, it boots to the Acer fine.

    So is there a way to make retropie default to VGA? And a lower resolution? I don;t even get the start screen code when starting on the Acer so it must be set to a high resolution right from startup? But then goes back down in emulationstation?

    I have a Pi2 and running retropie 3.



    YES! I figured it out….

    Edit sudo nano /boot/config.txt
    scroll down and uncomment

    (I think that’s what they said)

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

Forums are currently read only - please visit the new RetroPie forums at

PLEASE NOTE: All orders that are placed between January 14th and January 28th will be shipped on January 29th. Dismiss