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Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming

Book Description

Your guide to gaming on the Raspberry Pi, from classic arcade games to modern 3D adventures

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results

  • Play classic and modern video games on your new Raspberry Pi computer

  • Learn how to use the Raspberry Pi app store

  • Written in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner that will have you gaming in no time

In Detail

Video games have come a long way in the past 30 years; from classic consoles and arcade games to modern adventure games. Now you can recreate those experiences on the easily-configurable and efficient $35 Raspberry Pi Linux computer.

Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming will show you how to install, set up, and run various classic consoles, arcade systems, and modern adventure games on your Raspberry Pi device.

With Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming, you will start by configuring your SD card and selecting the games you wish to install before learning how to keep your machine up-to-date and running smoothly. You will learn how to install and play MAME, SNES, Atari 2600, and PlayStation emulators. You will also look at the different one-step installers available to make your gaming life easier. After that, you will play in the Open Arena, based on Quake 3, and then you can relax in the 3D sandbox of Minecraft. You will also learn how to find more games to install from the Raspberry Pi app store.

Table of Contents

  1. Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming
    1. Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewers
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    7. 1. Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming
      1. Flashing your SD card (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
          1. Microsoft Windows
          2. Mac OS X
          3. Linux
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      2. Connecting your Raspberry Pi (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Moving files to the Raspberry Pi (Intermediate)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      4. Using the Raspberry Pi Store (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      5. Setting up PiMAME (Intermediate)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      6. Installing RetroPie (Intermediate)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      7. Installing PiSNES (Intermediate)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      8. Installing MAME4All (Intermediate)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      9. Installing and running the PlayStation emulator (Advanced)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      10. Installing and running OpenArena (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      11. Installing Cave Story (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      12. Installing Stella (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      13. Using Minecraft Pi Edition (Advanced)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      14. Staying up-to-date (Intermediate)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      15. Common troubleshooting (Intermediate)
        1. How to do it…
        2. How it works...
        3. There's more...