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by gruso
Fri May 24, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SNES controller Adafruit GPIO cable Tutorial
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

Re: SNES controller Adafruit GPIO cable Tutorial

Love it :) I was actually on a mission to get one of those controller plugs open the other night. A lot of people have trouble with them - I guess Nintendo techs back in the day had a nice 4-toothed clamp thing to pop them open with on squeeze. My solution, if anyone wants to try this, was to get fo...
by gruso
Fri May 24, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPI gaming alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

Re: RPI gaming alternative

Emulation is for preservation purposes, not for something you can buy at any used game store for some change. That's a bit of a hardline MAME stance :p Emulation for most people is about having a bit of fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. I agree that a Gamecube is the best way to play Gamecu...
by gruso
Wed May 22, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPI gaming alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 3279

Re: RPI gaming alternative

The go-to emulator for Gamecube is Dolphin, and it's for reasonably powerful desktop PCs. (There is actually an official Dolphin port for Android now, but AFAIK it uses OpenGLES3 and isn't expected to run on any hardware but the Galaxy S4 at this stage). So for RPi-sized options, there really aren't...
by gruso
Fri May 17, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi Gameboy
Replies: 25
Views: 6671

Re: Raspberry Pi Gameboy

Salvage from an old laptop, or you could find them at Radio Shack / your local equivalent for a couple of bucks. The ones you want are like little black plastic discs.
by gruso
Fri May 17, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi Gameboy
Replies: 25
Views: 6671

Re: Raspberry Pi Gameboy

Yeah, that article will definitely set you down the right path :)
by gruso
Thu May 16, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 67421

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

Hi everybody.. Nothing nothing nothing! :( Why? :( With a simple python code it's works (when i press the button the script writes "pressed" in the console, but with pikeyid no) Any more detailed info? Error messages? I had trouble getting it going. I kept notes as I went, here is a raw dump of the...
by gruso
Thu May 16, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Raspberry Pi Gameboy
Replies: 25
Views: 6671

Re: Raspberry Pi Gameboy

The ideal method would be to use the original buttons. You'd have to cut away the relevant parts of the Gameboy PCB, make new solder connections to the PCB, then connect them via GPIO. Then find a way to mount it all in place securely. It's fiddly stuff, and you may run into space issues. There are ...
by gruso
Thu May 09, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: MAME4ALL for Pi
Replies: 436
Views: 297732

Re: MAME4ALL for Pi

pudding wrote:gruso, the dispmanx backend can't do non-bilinear (smooth) stretching as far as I know. There's a new option in this version to disable stretching though.
Oh that's a bugger. Is there an alternative to using dispmanx? I can get the results I want in MAME4all on GP2X and Pandora.
by gruso
Mon May 06, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mame4all turn off anti aliasing?
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Mame4all turn off anti aliasing?

Official thread is not far down the page :) http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=36067&start=125 I'm also waiting on more video options. They do exist in the original MAME4all, it's just a matter of the port author (who posts here as pudding) getting them into his Pi port. Not sure...
by gruso
Sat May 04, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: MAME4ALL for Pi
Replies: 436
Views: 297732

Re: MAME4ALL for Pi

Thanks for this port! Working great in conjunction with mmoller2k's GPIO daemon.

What's on the horizon as far as video options go? I'd like to have pixel perfect integer scaling, like this:

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by gruso
Sat May 04, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon
Replies: 148
Views: 67421

Re: Universal GPIO keyboard daemon

Just wanted to say thanks for this. Working great with my arcade buttons in Advmame and Mame4all.

(FWIW, Mame4all doesn't care if the keyboard is connected.)
by gruso
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is MAME4all available outside the Pi Store?
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Is MAME4all available outside the Pi Store?

Ah, thanks again.
by gruso
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is MAME4all available outside the Pi Store?
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Is MAME4all available outside the Pi Store?

Awesome, thanks for that dom. The downloads aren't visible from the google code page!
by gruso
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is MAME4all available outside the Pi Store?
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Is MAME4all available outside the Pi Store?

Having to start an x session, then register for an additional service is... not very excellent.
by gruso
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 47861

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

RaTTuS kindly uploaded his recompiled kernel (for Debian Squeeze) here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=9450&p=114360 But I haven't even had time to turn the RPi on since then, let alone start on the learning curve of loading a new kernel. I thought maybe I could avoid that if...
by gruso
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 47861

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

Ah, thanks for the suggestion but I should have been more specific. I won't be running X, I need to boot into portrait mode console.
by gruso
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 47861

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

Thanks for the work everyone, and congrats on the 'official' release.

Question: Can I run my display in portrait mode with this release?
by gruso
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi in portrait mode
Replies: 22
Views: 27708

Re: RPi in portrait mode

Thanks for the upload :) I'll give it a try when I get a chance.
by gruso
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi in portrait mode
Replies: 22
Views: 27708

Re: RPi in portrait mode

Great, thanks :)
by gruso
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPi in portrait mode
Replies: 22
Views: 27708

Re: RPi in portrait mode

Cool. I need this mode for a project I'm working on.

Any chance you could share your modified kernel?
by gruso
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO: Convert closed contact to keypress?
Replies: 1
Views: 3909

Re: GPIO: Convert closed contact to keypress?

Ok, looks like this is as simple as telling Python to send the key presses with os.system
by gruso
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO: Convert closed contact to keypress?
Replies: 1
Views: 3909

GPIO: Convert closed contact to keypress?

I'm working on a hardware project that will include 4x momentary pushbuttons connected to GPIO. When a contact is closed, I want to send a keyboard press to the system (eg. the number '1'), which will be picked up by a third party application. I found gpio-keys by reggie: http://www.raspberrypi.org/...
by gruso
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 16039

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

This looks really interesting, it's a shame you guys haven't received more feedback. I won't have my Pi fired up until the weekend, but I'm keen to give this a run.
by gruso
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: mini itx psu
Replies: 21
Views: 6866

Re: mini itx psu

I have to disagree with normal. If you're building a box to contain HDD and optical drive, that seems to me like it's the ideal type of power supply. I would suggest going through a local supplier though, search here: www.staticice.com.au You want to know that you're getting a properly regulated pow...
by gruso
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Atari Flashback case
Replies: 5
Views: 10737

Re: Atari Flashback case

Thanks for the comments :) Here's a screengrab of the parts I got from ebay: http://i.imgur.com/KXPcd.png Essentially if you want to extend the ports out to a rear panel, search for 'panel mount' adapters. In the end I didn't need everything in that list (miniUSB to microUSB adapter, twin USB panel ...

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