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Created Jul 25, 2019 — forked from AlexMax/retroarch.md
Setting up RetroArch on a Raspberry Pi
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Setting up RetroArch on a Raspberry Pi

I just put the finishing touches on my Raspberry Pi 3 emulation machine running RetroArch. I was not a huge fan of RetroPie due to the reliance on Emulation Station - more moving parts meant that there were more things that could potentially break. I just wanted something that would run raw RetroArch, no frills.

This tutorial is mostly recreated from memory and was most recently tested with a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian Stretch and RetroArch 1.7.7. If there is a mistake or a broken link, PLEASE message me and I will fix it.

Step 1: Install Raspbian

I used Raspbian Stretch Lite from this page. Write the image to your SD card using something like Win32 Disk Imager, or if you're using OSX/Linux follow a tutorial on how to write the image using dd.

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$ brew install -v libpar2
==> Downloading http://sourceforge.net/projects/parchive/files/libpar2/0.2/libpar2-0.2.tar.gz
Already downloaded: /Users/squinn/Library/Caches/Homebrew/libpar2-0.2.tar.gz
/usr/bin/tar xf /Users/squinn/Library/Caches/Homebrew/libpar2-0.2.tar.gz
==> ./configure --disable-debug --disable-dependency-tracking --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/libpar2/0.2
./configure --disable-debug --disable-dependency-tracking --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/libpar2/0.2
checking build system type... i386-apple-darwin11.3.0
checking host system type... i386-apple-darwin11.3.0
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
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