normalocity
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Pre-built OS image with RetroArch+FCEU installed

Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:43 pm

Released the first pre-built OS image for the glint-nes project. It's 8 GB (I know, pretty big :? - I'll make them smaller in the future, I promise). Looking for downloaders/testers.

Explanatory blog post, including link to torrent download here: http://karmanebula.com/glint/2012/11/1/ ... image.html

glint-nes project page: https://github.com/normalocity/glint-nes

kevkaos
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Re: Pre-built OS image with RetroArch+FCEU installed

Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:58 pm

on the down load now, just need to pop out and buy an sd card

normalocity
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Re: Pre-built OS image with RetroArch+FCEU installed

Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:45 pm

Great! I've also created a BitTorrent server that will (hopefully) be an always-on, permanent seed, that lives on the west coast of the US. I'll probably add a second one in Ireland, perhaps this weekend.

The idea is that I'd prefer to distribute it via BitTorrent, and these two servers, being permanent seeds, and being on the really fast Amazon network, should give awesome download speeds to the US and Europe.

normalocity
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Re: Pre-built OS image with RetroArch+FCEU installed

Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:31 pm

FYI, I was able to chop the original 8 GB image down to just 2 GB, so it's really no bigger than the official Raspbian distro at this point. The link that I gave in the original post now only links to the 2 GB version (which, other than the size of the download, is essentially identical in its content).

normalocity
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Re: Pre-built OS image with RetroArch+FCEU installed

Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:47 pm

Unfortunately, some folks have reported that the image doesn't work (that you can image the SD card, but that the Raspberry Pi won't boot from it). I'm looking into the issue and will report back after some additional testing.

Also, there's now a dedicated releases/downloads page to help centralize the distribution of the pre-built OS images: http://karmanebula.com/glint-downloads

normalocity
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Re: Pre-built OS image with RetroArch+FCEU installed

Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:43 pm

The booting problems have been fixed. The latest OS image (built yesterday) is available for download.

http://karmanebula.squarespace.com/glint-downloads/

This release also fixes several problems with audio in a lot of NES games.

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