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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2019, 10:22:13 PM »
Anybody received one yet?  I know they're selling well. I'm expecting mine to be delivered tomorrow.
Mine arrived today along with all the goodies \o/

I've not tried it yet but it'll be my weekend project to get the ultimate Amiga setup going. I've not decided on a fast refresh monitor yet so will temporarily use a TV so I can at least see it all working @ 50hz to match the proper PAL output of the Amiga and other home consoles in the UK.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2019, 02:31:33 AM »
What do you plan to use on it to end up with "the ultimate Amiga setup", out of curiosity?  My current Amiga work on my Pi 3B is centred around Amiberry (via Retropie), but as a "in the living room with only controllers hooked up to it" situation I'm only using it for games.  If/when I get to the point where I want to set up a Pi in a "Amiga with mouse and keyboard" situation I'll do that on the desk with my "proper computer", but I haven't decided on how I might go about that yet.  Amibian, perhaps.

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2019, 05:46:56 AM »
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What do you plan to use on it to end up with "the ultimate Amiga setup", out of curiosity?
Main goal is to have configs setup for A500 and A1200 and also A1200 with max RAM + WB 3 + magic desktop + HDD for apps like DPaint, True Brilliance, ProTracker and OctaMED. I also want the visuals to be as close as possible to how fast graphics updated on CRT's so I'll be getting a 1ms response time gaming monitor which supports 50hz so things run silky smooth for PAL games.

I've ordered this joystick for gaming but would prefer a Konix Speedking USB version ( can still hope and pray ). I also bought the official pi keyboard and mouse so the whole setup will be a dedicated area in my room. Also it'll be used for other retro gaming and I've an 8bitdo sn30 bluetooth joypad which works really well.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2019, 06:01:49 AM »
Any thoughts on what emulator/distro/whatever you wanna use to achieve all of that?

(Also, as an avowed fan of Activision's "Decathlon" on the C64 back in the day, the Konix Speedking smells of wee.  Competition Pro 5000 all the way baby!  :P )

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2019, 10:56:24 AM »
but would prefer a Konix Speedking USB version

One or two button version?  :P

We broke so many of those on the Amstrad playing Daley Thompson's Decathlon...

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2019, 02:30:10 PM »
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Any thoughts on what emulator/distro/whatever you wanna use to achieve all of that?
Not sure yet and need to do some research on Ambian, Amiberry and RetroPi to see which one works the best for me. I think I'll start with RetroPi as that supports other retro hardware too.

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the Konix Speedking smells of wee
Back in the day I converted many people with from the competition pro's after repeatedly kicking their arse at Goal, Sensible Soccer, Speedball 2 and Dynablasters ;D

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One or two button version?
1 button. Pro's only need 1 button :))
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2019, 09:46:46 PM »
I decided to build the pi into the Pibow coupe 4 ninja case ( what a name ) and went to download RetroPi but I see it currently doesn't support the pi 4 :o - Coming soon so I'll have to wait. Checked out a couple of other Amiga emulators but from what I can see pi 4 support is coming soon too.

I'd of thought software wise the pi's would of been backward compatible for the most part. Are they all completely different with software support? Do I always need pi 4 versions? - Silly noob questions but I'm a pi virgin :P

Still not plugged it in yet to see if it works but I guess I better had just incase it's faulty.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2019, 08:52:08 AM »
The pi is backward compatible, but the pi4 uses a newer distro of Linux (Buster) so affects some software.

The switch from a single core to a quadcore CPU in the past means there is a version for pi2 and 3, and another version of Retropie for older boards.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2019, 11:14:21 AM »
Thanks, I had a feeling it was more OS based as I see RetroPi comes with an OS too. I'm sure they'll get it all sorted over the coming weeks :)
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Offline Steve Elliott

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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2019, 12:02:21 PM »
No problem.  Yes, Retropie sits on top of the current Linux OS.   You boot automatically into the Retropie Menu to select the emulated system and games, after you've setup your joypad/joystick.  You can then quit the system to command line and boot into desktop mode if you wish.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2019, 10:28:21 AM »
Well I'm back from holiday  8) so will have to go and get my pi4 from the sorting office today.   :D
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2019, 10:42:45 AM »
Hope all of you received a compatible power supply (they implemented USB-C not the way as suggested by the USB-C-Standard).


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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 10:46:16 AM »
I ordered the official pi4 PSU, so it should work fine.
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Re: Raspberry pi 4 Arrives
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2019, 01:59:24 PM »
Well I'm back from holiday  8)
Way-hey, welcome back!. Hope you had a great time ;D

Hope all of you received a compatible power supply (they implemented USB-C not the way as suggested by the USB-C-Standard).
I read that if the USB-C cable is full spec ( e-marked ) then it won't work so a cheap version is in order :P

Luckily I ordered the official PSU :)
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