About Me

My name is Shea Silverman.

I turn caffeine into code.  I collect, repair, and maintain arcade games.  I currently work for a large University supervising a group of students who are learning to code and produce accessible websites.

I love every second of this.

20 thoughts on “About Me

  1. can you post the quake3.zip (3MB). That seems to be the hardest to get at the moment because the site isn’t responding. Thanks!

  2. thanks for sharing all of this great info. I just got my pi today and haven’t even booted yet, but I was wondering if cave story or cave story+ will run? if you have the time and interest could you give it a shot?

    • So, I happen to have Cave Story and it’s only distributed as a binary. Apparently there is an open source version that some fans made. I am going to try compiling that tonight and I will let you know!

  3. Hi Shea,

    thank you very much for sharing your efforts and posting the bin files. Got my raspberry last week and only had time to get XBMC up and running, as this was just a simple install from a Mac. I was wondering if it would be possible to use XBMC like a frontend for all those emulators, just like it was on the old xbox. The absolute linux noob that I am I would really love to se a package of vice64 and PUAE Amiga Emulator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A35MhabP_8) on your site, as a neat bin file – if possible to start from a Rasxbmc distribution. That would really be a great help and much appreciated. Keep it up and thanks a million.


    • Hey Dandee,

      I’m sure it’s possible to get the emulators working in XBMC. I haven’t used XBMC since my original Xbox! Memories. I’m currently trying to get everything working on raspbian, but I may try XBMC as well.

  4. Hey. That’s good news. In the end it doesen’t even matter so much, as you just have to swap the SD card for changing systems and reboot. The big advantage of the XBMC would be having a frontend in place that is quite easy to adjust to your needs, plus there are nice examples for rom tools like rombrowser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTg3HmIuqU
    Often things run really good on *nix and linux distros, but the ease of use suffers from bad frontends and that spoils the fun for most users. Really looking forward to a port of puae.. Amiiiiiga rulez. 😉

    • run sudo raspi-config and expand the filesystem. PiMAME only has about 8MB free of space after install since it’s built for a 2GB card. If you have a larger card, just run the expand filesystem tool and it should be good to go.

  5. I am using 8G and 32G cards and have run sudo raspi-config to expand the filesystem. I checked that the filesystem has expanded. I still can’t upload the file size > 8M. Instead, many files < 8M could be uploaded. PiMAME 0.4 & 0.5 got the same problem. What's wrong to me?

    • I don’t think anything is wrong; the same is happening to me. It is likely just a small regression or mistake somewhere.

      Shea is under a bit of pressure with all the stuff going on, he’s allowed to make a few mistakes.

  6. Hi

    I am looking at making a raspberry pi that emulates PSX!
    I love what you have done with the eumlator but I’m having trouble installing its as in your instructions I dont understand these two steps:
    cd pcsx_rearmed
    Do I simply enter this into terminal or?
    Also can I download other games that don’t come with the emulator?

    Thank You very much
    A reply would be really appreciated


  7. Hi Shea!
    We met at the TechRangers conference (I was the guy you took a picture of with the Pi’s camera) just found your blog and I thought I’d tell you that because of your talk I decided to order a raspberry pi and I just got it yesterday. It’s a fantastic device and I set it up as a media server. I’m planning on putting PiMAME on it so I can play some of my favourite games as well.

    Best of luck!

    • Awesome! We are planning to have another Extended Tech Time next semester. I’m glad you enjoyed it and are enjoying your Pi. Let me know if you need any help.


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