RASPBERRY PI 3 – 2TB – 30,000+ GAMES
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The consoles list, game count and which games work:
· Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) – 1,750 – This is one of my favorites. This has a complete North American game set and a Europe set as well. On top of that, there are also a folder of games called “World and Others” that has the rest of the worlds games beside the two already listed (they are organized I might add), it also has some betas, prototypes, revisions, and translated games as well.
· Nintendo NES Classic Edition – 37 – There are 22 games that were released worldwide, 8 Japan exclusive, and 8 North America/ PAL exclusives. Why spend hundreds when you don’t have to?
· Nintendo NES Rom Hacks! – 2,534 – User/Community created games. These are generally modeled after a preexisting game that has some form of user created modifications. These modifications (hacks) can range from simple tweaks to make the game better, to making an entirely new game from an existing game! There are 103 different game folders here, ranging from the game 1942 to Zippy Race. There is a file for Homebrew games, Unlicensed games, and ‘others’ as well.
· Famicom (Family Computer) – 1,054 – Everything works well. Runs off the NES’s emulator. Japanese ‘NES’ games.
· Famicom Disk System – 265 – Everything works well. A Japanese exclusive console that has Famicom/NES games on disks, somewhat like a 3.5 inch floppy disk. There is a folder of Unlicensed, Betas, and Alternate games here as well.
· Super Nintendo – 1,964 – Much like the NES when it comes to how the games are organized. One main folder with North American games, with a Europe folder and a “World and Others” folder as well.
· Nintendo SNES Classic Edition – 26 – There are 16 games that were released worldwide, 5 Japan exclusive, and 5 North America/ PAL exclusives.
· SNES Rom Hacks! – 703 – Same as the NES hacks, but with the SNES. There isn’t as wide of a verity as the NES, but there are some good games here. The majority (350) consist of SMW hacks, ever heard of Kaizo Mario World?
· Super Famicom – 1,448 – Everything works well. Runs off of the SNES’s emulator. The games are divided into five different alphabetical ordered folders.
· Nintendo BS-X Satellaview – 133 – Another Japanese exclusive ‘console’. This hooked up to a Super Famicom and the games were broadcast over the air to players.
· Game Boy – 1662 – Same folder structure as the NES and SNES, this time, however, there is a Japanese game folder since there isn’t a main menu item for them, as well as the rom hacks folder is in with these games as well.
· Game Boy Color – 1,468 – Same structure and layout as the Game Boy.
· Game Boy Advance – 1,017 – Everything works well. Due to size restraints, there are only English released games here.
· Nintendo 64 – 248 – This isn’t the smoothest, but it isn’t bad enough to not play. The default emulator uses the default controller configuration, but if a game doesn’t work you can try switching emulators and see if the game will work with a different emulator (if you switch, Escape on a keyboard will exit the game).
· Nintendo 64DD – 10 – Another obscure Japanese attachment. This was a disk based N64 attachment. It doesn’t work with the N64’s default emulator, so you will need to switch emulators when switching between the N64 and N64DD.
· Nintendo 64 Japan – 192 – Japanese Nintendo 64 games, runs the exact same way as the Nintendo 64.
· Nintendo Hacks – 53 – Much like the other ‘hacked’ folders on this.
· Nintendo Others- 212 – Mainly other regions, Europe, Australia, etc.
· Virtual Boy – 24 – Works well, but still might make your eyes bleed…
· SEGA SG-1000 / Multivision – 166 – Most people don’t realize Sega was making consoles and computers prior to the Genesis and Master System. This is one and it works well.
· SEGA SC-3000 – 6 – Same as the SG-1000. There are a lot more games for this, but these six are the only ones that worked.
· SEGA Tec-Toy – 42– This is actually a Brazilian console. Seems to work well, and is an interesting piece of Sega history.
· SEGA Master System – 519 – Everything works well. Same layout as most of the Nintendo consoles. The main folder consists of North American games, then there is a Europe, Japan, and Others folder.
· SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive – 1,737 – Everything works well. Same as the Master System, same file layout.
· SEGA Game Gear – 496 – Everything works well. Full sets of North American games, Japanese games, and European games.
· SEGA 32X – 41 – Everything works well. There are 36 official games, and five rom hack games.
· Atari 2600 – 660 – Everything works well. Sorted like you’d expect.
· Atari 7800 – 114 – Everything works well. Sorted like you’d expect.
· Atari 800 – 8,577 – There are many hoops, and many steps every time you want to play a game, but if you jump through all the hoops, most of the games seem to play.
· Atari 5200 – 107 – Takes a few extra steps to get going, but not bad, seems to work well once the game loads.
· Atari Jaguar – 59 – Slow, the Pi doesn’t handle the emulator too well. I kept them on here because they don’t take up a lot of room, and the emulator could be updated at some point.
· Atari Lynx – 358 – Everything works well. Sorted folders.
· TurboGrafx 16 / PC Engine – 415- Everything works well. Two sets, one main, North American, and a Japanese folder.
· SuperGrafx – 6- Everything works well. Emulator needs switched when going from TurboGrafx 16 to this and vice-versa, such as with the N64 and N64DD.
· Game & Watch – 59 – Everything works well.
· Neo Geo Pocket – 9 – Everything works well.
· Neo Geo Pocket Color – 173 – Everything works well.
· Vectrex – 43 – Nothing says fun more than vector graphic games! This works well by the way. There is also a folder of random game types, these are not included in the game count.
· WonderSwan – 110 – Everything works well.
· WonderSwan Color – 92 – Everything works well.
***Below are the arcade emulators. They will generally work the same as the above consoles. Select will add a coin to the system, whereas Start will start the game.***
· AAE – 31 – This is a collection of old vector based arcade games, it does run off MAME.
· Capcom Play System I – 40 – Runs off the Final Burn Alpha emulator. Similar enough to MAME that everything pertaining to MAME will also pertain to the Capcom Play Systems.
· Capcom Play System II – 75 – Same as the CPS1 and MAME.
· Capcom Play System III – 6 – Same as the CPS1 and MAME.
· MAME – 2,301 – Everything works well. Select to add coins, and Start to start the game
· Neo Geo – 150 – Everything works well. Only Neo Geo games, no other arcade games here. Uses Final Burn Alpha emulator.
· Nintendo Vs. System – 46 – Everything works. This is Nintendo’s arcade machines, called Nintendo Vs. System. This runs off the MAME emulator, so the controls will be the same as MAME.
· Nintendo PlayChoice-10 – 52 – Same as the Nintendo Vs. System, arcade machines produced by Nintendo, runs off MAME, and everything works well. Will need a keyboard to start the game however.
***Below are the computer emulators, they will need a keyboard and mouse for the most part, unless otherwise noted. They are not as reliable as the above console and arcade sets, but they generally work for the most part.***· Adventure Game Studio (AGS) – 10 – Point and click games. Needs a mouse to play
· PC – DOS – 3,403 – Works well. A small amount don’t load, but for the most part they work well. I use a keyboard and mouse for these.
· Amiga – 4,135 – Everything, for the most part, works. Takes a few steps to get the games setup and playing, but they all seem to work.
· Amstrad CPC – 7,301 – All the games I’ve tested load. Emulator of a computer so a keyboard and mouse are needed.
· Apple II – 2,330 – All the games I’ve tested load.
· Atari ST – 5090 – One of the sets that can take a few extra steps, but seems to work well. Needs a keyboard/mouse.
· Commodore 64 – 28,936 – this is actually six different consoles, C64, C128, C64DTV, PET, Plus 4, and Vic-20. The emulator needs changed for every console, this isn’t hard to do and I include instructions on how to change the emulator.
– C64 – 26,464 – Everything works well.
– C64-DTV – 24 – Slow.
– C128 – 50 – Some Work, most do not.
– PET – 30 – Some Work, most do not.
– Plus 4 – 967 – Seems to work well.
– VIC-20 – 2,914 – Hit or Miss.
· Tandy (CoCo) – 109 – Most work, some got hung up loading.
· Dragon (CoCo) – 519 – Same as the Tandy (same emulator), most worked, not all though.
· ColecoVision – 291 – Everything seems to work how it should.
· FM-7 – 227 – Experimental, needs some hoops to jump through to get playing.
· IntelliVision – 235 – Seems to work well. Keyboard and mouse needed.
· MSX – 774 – Seems to work well. Some work with a controller.
· MSX2 – 1028 – Same as the MSX.
· Oric – 535 – Works well enough, some bad apples here and there but overall not bad.
· PC 8800 – 2,782 – Experimental, hit or miss. This was tricky to get working, but it works as well as it can.
· PC 9800 – 2,599 – Experimental like the PC-88. Uses a different emulator though.
· Sam Coupe – 171 – Works well.
· TI-99 / 4A – 129 – Works well.
· VideoPac Odyssey 2 – 225 – For the most part, it works pretty well. Keyboard and mouse though a lot can be played with a controller.
· X68000 – 2,320 – Experimental, hit or miss.
· Infocom Z-machine – 63 – TEXT ADVENTURES!!! Everything works well. Needs keyboard.
· ZX Spectrum – 21,259 – Works, decently. I have these sorted out pretty well. There is a main folder with the bulk of the games. Then I have other folders, such as 128K games, compilations, disk based games, etc. Wondering what the blue texted consoles are? They are sets that I have created exclusively for this product. That or they are new sets that nobody has yet.
***Below are the bigger sets, from 20gb to over 700gb per set.***
· 3DO – 62.8GB – 140 – Lags a bit. Experimental but most, if not all, games load; they are just slow. Will use similar to the default controllers.
· Laserdisc (Daphne) – 39GB – 14 – Dragon’s Lair is here, along with 14 others. These can pretty much be thought of as interactive movies.
· Final Burn Alpha (FBA) – 23.2GB – 4896 – Arcade games similar to MAME.
· MAME 2010 – 23.7GB – 4,518 – (under the Arcade folder on the SD card) Much like the MAME 2003 set, but it is newer and not as refined and a little more susceptible to errors. It does support more games than MAME 2003, but isn’t as refined and reliable
· Nintendo DS (NDS) – 156GB – 6,204 – I have tested several and they all seem to work well. I find it easiest to play with a controller that has analog sticks; one of the sticks will control the touch screen.
– Europe – 2,088 – European releases NDS games.
– Japan – 1,749 – Games released in Japan
– Others – 682 – Other smaller regions (Australia, China, France, Germany, etc.)
– United States – 1,685 – American released games.
· TurboGrafx CD / PC Engine CD – 202GB – 509 -Works, nothing really to say
· PC-FX – 42GB – 74 – Japanese games. It will load up to the consoles menu, press ‘a’ on your controller to start the game. Some games lag pretty bad, some don’t lag too much and are playable.
· PlayStation 1 (PS1) – 743GB – 1,549 – Works well. Basic controllers will work for most games. Some games need analog sticks, some need both sets of trigger buttons (L1, L2, R1, R2).
· PlayStation Portable (PSP) – 22GB – 30 – Lags, the Pi can’t keep wup as will as I’d like but some play decently. There are only 30 here because the entire set will not fit. They are 30 of the more popular games for the PSP.
· PlayStation Portable Mini (PSP Mini) – 7GB – 294 – Works better than the PSP, these are more reminiscent to smartphone games.
· ScummVM – 34.2GB – 371 – Works well. Classic point and click games. Included Amiga, Atari ST, both floppy and CD based DOS games, FM Towns, Both Floppy and CD based Mac games, Windows, and a few random ‘others’. The Windows games take up a little over 17GB in itself, and the CD DOS games take up 11GB..
· SEGA Dreamcast – 290GB – 266 – Some games do not work, they are not compatible yet (about half or so). What does work though works well enough. There is some lag here and there but I haven’t seen anything too bad. There is a process when you first want to play, you just need to set up you controller mapping for the emulator. Just once though and you won’t have to do it again.
· SEGA CD – 75.6GB – 164 – Seems to work well. nothing really to say about them.
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