My new Tankstick arrived today, courtesy of XGaming.com. They have asked me to test it and get it running on the Raspberry Pi. I only had a couple minutes to play with it, but I made a little unboxing video for everyone:
Size comparison of the Pi versus a Tankstick:
This thing has some heft to it! With the few minutes I got to use it, I notice why some users of the Raspberry Pi are having difficulties making it work right. It’s nothing wrong with the device, but with the way some of the software interprets the inputs. I have a couple of hunches and ideas on how to fix it, which I hope to get to within the next week.
PiMAME 0.5 is also coming along nicely. I’m reverting back to the 0.3 stack and just adding some minor modifications. That should be released on Friday.
It’s been a fun week. I have been playing a LOT of Black Mesa on Steam. If you have never played Half Life then I recommend you pick up this great fan remake of the original game. If you HAVE played Half Life then you need to play this game and see how great it is. It’s free. It’s awesome. It’s a lot of fun. http://release.blackmesasource.com/
Today Adafruit linked to me again. This time about my Battery Powered Pi and how I was using their 2″ screen. That made my day 🙂 The screen is working out great!
On the news about the overclocking…Holy Crap does it make a difference! Street Fighter 2 is now 100% playable, and i’ve been able to load D&D (a CPS2 game) and it play amazingly. I’ll be getting some video of that up soon. If you are using Raspbian, update and upgrade to the latest version. It’s worth it.