RetroPie on Lichee Pi Zero


#1

Hello,

Since the board has significant visual capacity it would be nice to use it as Gameboy. The question is can Lichee Pi Zero run Retro Pie?


#2

The next question would be is it possible to use a speaker, 11 buttons and power it with a Li-Ion battery?


#3

lpi0 is limited by DRAM, and incompatible with Raspberry Pi’s GPU, so we can’t use RetroPie directly.
RetroPie is based on EmulationStation, and I have tried compile it for lpi0, but it have too much dependency to compile…
Then I tried mednafen, another lightweight emulator, it is easy to compile and works fine.
here is the link: https://mednafen.github.io/

joystick(wireless or I2C), speaker(1W or 3W) can be found in indiegogo suit, and lpi0-dock contains battery circuit too.


#4

Thank you for the answer. It seems it is not the best project match for Lichee Pi Zero.

I am not a pro but Mednafen looks like a bit limited and complex compared to RetroPie. So I should find something else.


#5

Yes, EmulationStation implement all things: friendly gui, and lots emulators.
While Mednafen is a set of emulators, no gui include(start from command-line), it is seems “complex” to newbies.
If someone add GUI for Mednafen, that will be much better.


#6

Oh, I find gui for Mednafen :https://github.com/AmatCoder/mednaffe
But it is a desktop version, not suit for “gameboy” gui.


#7

I took quite a while to build a EmulationStation for LicheePi Zero, you can watch this video:


#8

certainly singular. where did you get the music from… my brain melted :slight_smile:


#9

um, I don’t know its name…
I download it from www.bilibili.com, and there are lots BGM.


#10

Hi Zepan,
I now understand why it took you a while to cross-compile EmulationStation for the licheePi…it’s a nightmare of dependencies.
Could you post a small tutorial please ?