Tutorial: Turn your Raspberry Pi B + into a complete video game console

Raspberry Pi B +

I have to admit that if a product manufactured and more than proven without failures has a relatively accessible price for what it offers, it is a good purchase, even so, there is always the option of trying to get a similar solution by our own means, this time I want show you how to create your own game console with a price of only 25 euros which is why today you can get one Raspberry Pi B + on the market.

For this tutorial, since we have touched on many topics before, I am not going to go into detail about how to install libraries, the operating system on the Raspberry Pi B + and other software that we need to be able to emulate a console on our card. If there is any doubt about the steps to follow Leave a comment and together we will try to answer your questions, in case it is necessary, do not doubt that I will create a tutorial so that, step by step, you can see how to make or install any element in which you are stuck.

Above these lines you have a video where they explain to you, in perfect English, how to perform the entire installation step by step, although surely you prefer to read it for yourself in Spanish. Go for it:

  • Before starting, the first thing we need is a Raspberry Pi B + with the latest version of the Rasbian operating system installed. You can download it from here!.
  • We need to highlight Limelight Embedded. This time you should highlight the latest version of limlight.jar and libopus.so, you can download them from here!.
  • You must make sure you have the drivers for NVIDIA GTX 600+ or ​​NVIDIA GeForce installed on your computer.
  • We return to the Raspberry Pi B + configuration where you must activate the SSH function on the RPi. I leave you with some very simple commands that you should take into account:
    • List compatible PCs:
      java -jar limelight.jar list
    • Pair with PC:
      java -jar limelight.jar pair PC-IP
    • Assign a controller:
      java -jar limelight.jar map -input /dev/input/eventX mapfile.map
    • Get started with streaming:
      java -jar limelight.jar stream -1080/720 -60fps/30fps PC-IP -app Steam -mapping mapfile.map

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