For many of you out there, your first taste of Raspberry Pi is using it as a retro gaming emulator running RetroPie. Simple to install and use, RetroPie allows nostalgic gamers (and parents trying to educate their kids) the ability to play old-
schoolskool classics on any monitor in their home, with cheap USB game controllers or models from modern consoles.
And because our community is so wonderfully inventive, Raspberry Pis running RetroPie have found themselves in homebrew gaming cabinets, old console casings, and even game cartridges themselves.
Along came Raspberry Pi 4
When we announced Raspberry Pi 4 last year, a much faster device with more RAM than we’d previously offered, the retro gaming enthusiasts of the world quickly took to prodding and poking the current version of the RetroPie software to get it to work on our new, more powerful computer. And while some succeeded, those gamers not as savvy with manually updating the RetroPie software had to wait for a new image.
Retro Pie 4.6
And so yesterday, to much hurrah from the Raspberry Pi and retro gaming community, the RetroPie team announced the release of image version 4.6 with beta Raspberry Pi 4 support!
One of the biggest changes with the update is the move to Raspbian Buster, the latest version of our operating system, from Raspbian Stretch. And while they’re currently still advertising the Raspberry Pi 4 support as in beta, version 4.6 works extremely well on our newest model.