I did a thread a few years ago about the Raspberry Pi and RetroPie, well I have just upgraded to the Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB Ram Model) and installed a pre-release of RetroPie designed for the Pi4, this release is not officially supported and is considered alpha/beta.
Labists Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) Bundle on Amazon ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])
- Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB)
- USB C Power Supply (includes on/off switch on cable)
- 2x Mini HDMI to HDMI cables.
- 3x Heatsinks (CPU, GPU, Ethernet Chip)
- Labists Case for RPI4
- Case Fan (powered by GPIO)
- 32GB MicroSD Card
- USBC MicroSD Card Reader
- Screwdriver, Screws + Installation Guide
Ok straight away I swapped the 32GB card for a 128GB one I used on my old Pi.
Installed the pre-release 128GB image from Damaso (labelled as Nostalgia.Trip.Pi4)
Includes the following systems:
- Master System
- PC Engine
- Arcade (Mame)
- Naomi (Arcade)
- Atomiswave (Arcade)
+ Game hacks and a few other systems i cant remember
So i wasnt able to test everything out but I did an hour to test out the ones I am really interested in.
- Genesis - Tried a couple of sonic games and its practically unplayable, graphics get messed up and its not smooth at all - disappointing but im sure this will be fixed soon as these worked great on the older version of the Pi.
- Playstation - This was a very good emulator, tested a few Resident Evil games and the original Tomb Raider - seemed to play perfectly, no issues or crashes etc.
- Dreamcast - Tested Soul Calibur and Resident Evil Code Veronica - a few small niggles with some graphics but the games play just fine
OK, so after my quick play this weekend I would not recommended upgrading to the Pi4 at this time (stick with the 3B+), as the software matures im sure the issues i spotted will be quickly fixed but at the moment until they do a full release that is not alpha/beta i would not upgrade.