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Raspberry Pi Gaming

By : Shea Silverman
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Raspberry Pi Gaming

By: Shea Silverman

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)


PiPlay is an open source premade distribution that combines numerous emulators, games, and a custom frontend that serves as the GUI for the Raspberry Pi. Created in 2012, PiPlay started as PiMAME. Originally, PiMAME was a version of Raspbian that included the AdvanceMAME and AdvanceMENU frontend. The distribution was set to autologin and start up AdvanceMENU at boot up. This project was founded because of the numerous issues users were facing to get MAME to compile and run on their own devices. As more and more emulators were released, PiMAME began to include them in the image, and changed its name to PiPlay, as it wasn't just for arcade emulation anymore.

Currently, PiPlay contains the following emulators and games:

  • AdvanceMAME (Arcade)

  • MAME4ALL (Arcade)

  • Final Burn Alpha (Capcom and Neo Geo)

  • PCSX_ReARMed (PlayStation)

  • Dgen (Genesis)

  • SNES9x (Super Nintendo)


  • Gearboy (Gameboy)

  • GPSP (Gameboy Advance)

  • ScummVM (point-and-click games)

  • Stella (Atari 2600)

  • NXEngine (Cave Story)

  • VICE (Commodore...