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Atari 2600 RetroPie Raspberry Pi

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#51 NML32 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:34 PM

Unzipping fails for me as well. I tried 7zip and built in Windows 10 zip/unzip 



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Posted Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:29 PM

Just to try and see if I can help. I am not doing this project, at least not now with my skills. But it appears I would be good to go. 

 

I downloaded the zip, extracted it with no issues with WinRAR on Windows 10.



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Posted Sun Dec 4, 2016 8:39 PM

Do the added console buttons only work with the Stella emulator or are they global across all other emulators on retropie?

 

I haven't had any luck downloading the image and extracting it successfully (Ubuntu 16.04). Can you share the script that you used to get the console buttons working?

 

Thanks!



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Posted Sun Dec 4, 2016 9:21 PM

Do the added console buttons only work with the Stella emulator or are they global across all other emulators on retropie?

 

I haven't had any luck downloading the image and extracting it successfully (Ubuntu 16.04). Can you share the script that you used to get the console buttons working?

 

Thanks!

 

The Difficulty switches are using a Python script that is running in the background, and are usable only for Stella.  But I'd imagine that any non-RetroArch emulator would be able to detect these switches, too.  They are ON/OFF-type switches, so outside of being used for 2600 Difficulty settings, I am not sure what other emulator would need such switch settings.

 

The Select and Start pushbuttons are using Adafruit's Retrogame and that makes them available for all emulators; including RetroArch emulators.



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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:22 AM

Guess I'm a little late to this party. :) 

 

I just saw this thread while reading through the Intellivision Ultimate Flashback thread.

 

I have one quick question. Is there any preference regarding which model of the Atari FB we use? I have 1-5 and can get 6 or 7 if necessary.

 

Thanks,

John



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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:11 AM

I would suggest you not use Flashback1 because the case / buttons are different?

 

I just wanted to restate that to use an AtariVox+ takes another device. 

And does the USB to TTL have software for the ARM CPU?

You can't just plug it into Stelladapter port 2. 

 

The Emulator Stella can drive the AtariVox+. What's needed is a USB to AtariVox+ device.

A small amount were made for developers, but it is a fairly common thing. 

There are settings in Stella for AtariVox and com port.

The adapter just changes the USB to TTL signals and the software makes a com port. 

 

The "driver"software is already in Mac OS X, and can be downloaded for Win/Linux. 

 

I don't see anything about Raspberry Pi under the VCP virtual com port drivers, but the Direct Device Drivers do mention the Raspberry Pi. Also there is open-source libFTDI.



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Posted Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:55 AM

I have one quick question. Is there any preference regarding which model of the Atari FB we use? I have 1-5 and can get 6 or 7 if necessary.

 

You'll need a FB with forward facing ports for the 2600-daptors to fit, so I'd recommend a FB 4 - current.  The FB 2 should be hacked for a cartridge port and not this, and the FB 3 lacks an LED power indicator.







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