Jan 31

Friday Post: PiMAME 0.8 Preview Release (only for the brave)

Hey All!

Happy Friday!  It has been a long week.  The weather in Florida right now is crazy.  One day it’s 80 degrees, the next day its 50, then 70, then 40.  I wish it would make up its mind!  The bad part about it is everyone is getting sick.  Anyways…

PiMAME 0.8…
… preview release only for the brave edition

PiMAME 0.8 is almost done.  We have a few more bugs to fix, and some more features to test, but the basics are there.

I have an installer available for the brave to try.  It will make a new pimame folder in your home directory, so I recommend using a fresh install of Raspbian.

From the home directory in your command line, enter in the following command:

wget -O - http://pimame.org/installer.sh | bash

When that has finished running, reboot your Pi.  It should automatically boot up into the new launcher, and a web interface should be available at your Pi’s IP address.

If you decide to test this, please send me any and all feedback!  It is much appreciated!

This has been a huge labor of love, and I couldn’t have done it without some of the contributors to the codebase:

  • Zach – https://github.com/zachberry
  • Connor – https://github.com/Conno123009
  • Scotty – https://github.com/KingScooty

Thanks everyone!  Have a great weekend!

-Shea

Nov 15

Friday Post: More PiMAME Menu stuff.

Hey all,

Happy Friday!

I am beyond stressed.  I think I’m buying a house next friday.  If all goes according to plan.  Knock on wood, everything will go right.

Anyways,  I have put up some new github repos for PiMAME.  It’s regarding PiMAME 0.8, and it’s for the new web frontend and the pimame menu / launcher.  They are no where near ready for use, but if you would like to help with the programming, feel free to fork the repo and send a pull request.

https://github.com/ssilverm/pimame-menu
https://github.com/ssilverm/pimame-web-frontend

Have a good weekend everyone!

-Shea

Mar 11

PiMAME code on GitHub

Hey All,

I’ve put my PiMAME code and configurations on GitHub for anyone to look at, check out, fork, make improvements, etc, etc.

If you check out menu.py,  you will see that I have a new line item for RetroPie / EmulationStation.

I am testing it out in addition to AdvanceMAME.

Enjoy!

https://github.com/ssilverm/PiMAME

-Shea

Aug 08

Raspberry Pi – Quake 2

Hey All,

Reefab has spent an amazing amount of time getting Quake 2 to run on the Raspberry Pi.  The port is based off of YQuake2 and has been changed to use OpenGL ES.  It runs quite well on the Raspberry Pi, there is some slowdown but it’s still very playable.

You can download and compile it yourself from his Github repository (which also has really well done compiling instructions), or you can download the precompiled binaries from my site.

  1. Download Binaries (quake2Bin.zip)
  2. unzip quake2Bin.zip
  3. cd quake2Bin
  4. ./quake2
  5. Frag away!

Let me know if you run into any issues with these binaries!