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=Overview=
 
==Notice==
 
==Notice==
 
<font color=red>Please take care of the direction of poles when mounting the batteries. It may damage the charge circuit if you reverse the batteries. And please use the same types of batteries, different types/brands of batteries may cause charging issue.</font>
 
<font color=red>Please take care of the direction of poles when mounting the batteries. It may damage the charge circuit if you reverse the batteries. And please use the same types of batteries, different types/brands of batteries may cause charging issue.</font>
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==Overview==
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The GamePi43 is a portable retro video game console based on Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a 4.3inch IPS display, 800 x 480 pixels.-->
 
==Features==
 
==Features==
*Compatible with Raspberry Pi B+/2B/3B/3B+/4B.
 
*4.3-inch IPS screen, 800×480 resolution.
 
*60 FPS game experience, say goodbye to picture loss and stuttering.
 
*Compatible with Raspberry Pi B+/2B/3B/3B+/4B.
 
*With charging circuit, powered by 18650 lithium battery, easy to carry and play at any time.
 
*Onboard power indicator, easy to check the power of the game console.
 
*Onboard speakers and headphone jack, listen to the familiar BGM.
 
*Onboard volume and backlight adjustment buttons, adjust the status according to the occasion and experience a better experience.
 
 
==Overview==
 
The GamePi43 is a portable retro video game console based on Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a 4.3inch IPS display, 800x480 pixels.
 
===Features===
 
 
*Raspberry Pi controller, available options:
 
*Raspberry Pi controller, available options:
**PI3B+, 64-bit 1.4G frequency quad-core CPU, 1G RAM
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**PI3B+, 64-bit 1.4G frequency quad-core CPU, 1G RAM.
**PI4B-2GB, 64-bit 1.5G frequency quad-core CPU, 2G RAM
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**PI4B-2GB, 64-bit 1.5G frequency quad-core CPU, 2G RAM.
*60 fps smooth gaming experience
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*60 fps smooth gaming experience.
*Compatible with Raspberry Pi A+/B+/2B/3B/3B+4B (external HDMI adapter is required for Pi Zero/Zero W/Zerao WH)
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*Compatible with Raspberry Pi A+/B+/2B/3B/3B+4B (external HDMI adapter is required for Pi Zero/Zero W/Zerao WH).
*Integrates battery charge circuitry, powered from 18650 lithium batteries (NOT included), plays anywhere anytime
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*Integrates battery charge circuitry, powered from 18650 lithium batteries (NOT included), plays anywhere anytime.
*Battery life indicator
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*Battery life indicator.
*Onboard speaker and earphone jack, listen to the familiar BGM from the old days
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*Onboard speaker and earphone jack, listen to the familiar BGM from the old days.
*Volume and backlight adjustment keys, adjust the device status according to a specific game, better experience
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*Volume and backlight adjustment keys, adjust the device status according to a specific game, better experience.
 
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===Layout===
 
===Layout===
[[File:GamePi43-intro.jpg|700px]]
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[[File:GamePi43-intro.jpg|700px]]-->
  
 
==User Guides==
 
==User Guides==
<font color=red>【Note】Please make sure you mount the batteries in correct direction, otherwise it may damage charging circuity</font>
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<!--<font color=red>【Note】Please make sure you mount the batteries in the correct direction, otherwise it may damage charging circuity</font>-->
 
===Hardware connection===
 
===Hardware connection===
*Insert GPIo of Raspberry Pi to GamePi43
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# Insert the GPIO of Raspberry Pi into GamePi43.
*Connect HDMI interface of GamePi43 to Raspberry Pi by HDMI connector
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# Connect the HDMI port of GamePi43 to Raspberry Pi by HDMI connector.
*: If you use Raspberry Pi Zero/Raspberry Pi Zero W, you should use HDMI cable  
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#*If you use Raspberry Pi Zero/Raspberry Pi Zero W, you should use an HDMI cable.
*Turn power switch into OFF and mount 18650 batteries
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# Turn the power switch to OFF and mount 18650 batteries.
To use GamePi43, you can install the driver manually or directly use pre-configured image
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You can use GamePi43 in two ways: Method 1, using the pre-installed driver image. Method 2: Install the driver for the system.
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===Method 1: Use pre-configured Image===
 
===Method 1: Use pre-configured Image===
Note: If you use Raspberry Pi 4B, please install the driver with the original Retripie image manually.
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1) The image of the pre-installed driver is provided here, decompress and write the image to the TF card (open the [https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/7/76/Win32DiskImager.zip Win32DiskImager.exe], select the .img file, and click "write" to program the image).
 
 
1) Pre-configured images
 
 
 
 
{|class="wikitable"
 
{|class="wikitable"
 
!OS!!Revision!!Raspberry Pi!!User name/Password!!Link
 
!OS!!Revision!!Raspberry Pi!!User name/Password!!Link
 
|-
 
|-
|Retropie||V4.6||Raspberry Pi 4B||pi / raspberry||[https://1drv.ms/u/s!At1XVmt1PVrlgRVDwlPJv26G5_sf?e=2kadWo One Drive]
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|Retropie||V4.8||Raspberry Pi 4B||pi / raspberry||[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qPeEo-txsokvENUjtMugUowzLMoqNx5F/view?usp=share_link Google Drive]
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|-
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|Retropie||V4.6||Raspberry Pi 4B||pi / raspberry||[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g7EQFz9Smun0nGguXdfHjgxEGPxpoXzm/view?usp=sharing Google Drive]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Retropie||v4.4||Raspberry Pi 2/3/3B+||pi / raspberry|| [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lbscurDA_bltWMykfdt3JhHYTkK3RQB_ Google Drive]
 
|Retropie||v4.4||Raspberry Pi 2/3/3B+||pi / raspberry|| [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lbscurDA_bltWMykfdt3JhHYTkK3RQB_ Google Drive]
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|}
 
|}
  
2) Write the image to the Micro SD card. Then insert the SD card to Raspberry Pi. Turning Power switch into ON to start Raspberry Pi
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2) Write the image to the Micro SD card. Then insert the SD card into Raspberry Pi. Turning the Power switch ON to start Raspberry Pi.
: If batteries are low, Raspberry Pi is failed to booting. In this case, you can connect a 5V 3A power adapter to the Power interface for charging. Indicators are flashing when charging. (You can play when charging, however, Raspberry Pi will reboot when inserting/disconnecting power adapter)
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#If batteries are low, Raspberry Pi will fail to boot. In this case, you can connect a 5V 3A power adapter to the Power port for charging. Indicators are flashing when charging. (You can play when charging, however, Raspberry Pi will reboot when inserting/disconnecting the power adapter.)
: If batteries are enough, Raspberry Pi is started and indicators are on
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#If batteries are enough, the LED of GamePi43 will prompt the current battery level and start the system.
  
3)After booting, you can select emulators. In Retropie, button "A" is OK, and "B" is the return. In Recalbox, button "B" is OK and "A" is the return
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3) After booting, you can select emulators. In Retropie, button "A" is OK, and "B" is the return. In Recalbox, button "B" is OK and "A" is the return.
  
4)You can press "Start" to start games
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4) You can press "Start" to start games.
  
5)If you want to exit games, press "HK" and "Select"  or "Select" and "Start" at the same time
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5) If you want to exit games, press "HK" and "Select"  or "Select" and "Start" at the same time.
  
6) To adjust volume and backlight of LCD, you can use buttons on the bottom of GamePi43
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6) To adjust the volume and backlight of the LCD, you can use the buttons on the bottom of GamePi43.
  
 
===Method 2: Install driver manually===
 
===Method 2: Install driver manually===
 
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===='''Install Driver on Retropie'''====
*Download driver of GamePi43: [https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/6/6a/GamePi43-210127.tar.gz GamePi43-210127 Driver-Support Retropie-v4.7]
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<!--*Download the driver of GamePi43: [https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/6/6a/GamePi43-210127.tar.gz GamePi43-210127 Driver-Support Retropie-v4.7]-->
 
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Download the Retropie image from [https://retropie.org.uk/download/ Retropie website].<br/>
'''Install driver on retropie'''
 
 
 
Download Retropie image from [https://retropie.org.uk/download/ Retropie website]
 
  
 
[[File:RetroPie_01.png|600px]]
 
[[File:RetroPie_01.png|600px]]
  
1)Write the image to SD card.<br/>
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1) Download the image file to the computer and unzip it to get the .img file.<br/>
  
2)Copy the driver (Do not unzip it) to the root directory of the SD card (BOOT directory of the Raspbian)<br/>
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2) Connect the TF card to the computer, open the [https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/7/76/Win32DiskImager.zip Win32DiskImager.exe], select the .img file prepared in step 1, and click write to program the image.<br/>
  
3)Then open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card, add the following code at the end of config.txt, then save and quit the TF card safely.<br/>
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3) After the programming is completed, use WordPad to open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card, add the following code at the end of config.txt, save and eject the TF card safely.<br/>
max_usb_current=1
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<syntaxhighlight lang="c">
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
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max_usb_current=1
hdmi_group=2
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hdmi_force_hotplug=1
hdmi_mode=87
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hdmi_group=2
hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0
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hdmi_mode=87
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hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0
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</syntaxhighlight>
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4) Connect the TF card and USB keyboard to the Raspberry Pi, turn on the power switch, start the Raspberry Pi, enter the system and press F4 on the keyboard to enter the terminal.<br/>
  
4)Connect SD card, keyboard, and an HDMI display to Raspberry Pi, Turn the switch into ON side  to power on Raspberry Pi. Press F4 (Keyboard) after booting.<br/>
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5) After entering the terminal, there are two ways to install the driver, and you can choose one of them to install.
 
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*Method 1: Install the remote sensing driver that comes with the system.
5)After entering the terminal, there are two methods to install the driver, you can choose one of them to install:
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<font color="red">【Note】: The Raspberry Pi must be connected to the network, or else the driver won't be successfully installed.</font><br />
*Method 1: Install the remote sensing driver that comes with the system
 
<font color="red">【Note】: The Raspberry Pi must be connected to the network, or else the driver won't be successfully installed</font><br />
 
  
 
Enter the following command to enter the configuration interface of RetroPie-Setup:
 
Enter the following command to enter the configuration interface of RetroPie-Setup:
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After entering the following interface, select the Manage driver Packages option and press "Enter".
 
After entering the following interface, select the Manage driver Packages option and press "Enter".
 
:[[File:GamePi43 driver02.png|800px]]
 
:[[File:GamePi43 driver02.png|800px]]
Select mkarcadejoystick in the following interface and press "Enter"
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Select mkarcadejoystick in the following interface and press "Enter".
:[[File:GamePi43 driver03.png |700px]]
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:[[File:GamePi43 driver03.png |800px]]
After entering the next interface, select install from source. After the driver is installed, Ctrl+C can exit the RetroPie-Setup configuration interface.
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After entering the next interface, select install from the source. After the driver is installed, Ctrl+C can exit the RetroPie-Setup configuration interface.
  
Then enter the following command in the terminal to modify the configuration
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Then enter the following command in the terminal to modify the configuration.
  
 
  sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/mk_arcade_joystick_rpi.conf
 
  sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/mk_arcade_joystick_rpi.conf
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*Method 2: Use the driver provided by us and install it in the following way.
 
*Method 2: Use the driver provided by us and install it in the following way.
 
Download driver of GamePi43: [https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/6/6a/GamePi43-210127.tar.gz GamePi43-210127 Driver-Support Retropie-v4.7]<br/>
 
Download driver of GamePi43: [https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/6/6a/GamePi43-210127.tar.gz GamePi43-210127 Driver-Support Retropie-v4.7]<br/>
Download the GamePi43 driver and copy it to the /boot directory of the TF card (you can also use a U disk or network to copy the driver file to the RetroPie system), and perform the following operations:
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Download the GamePi43 driver and copy it to the /boot directory of the TF card (you can also use a USB flash drive or network to copy the driver file to the RetroPie system), and perform the following operations:
After opening the folder where the driver is located
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After opening the folder where the driver is located.
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
tar xzvf /boot/GamePi43-210127.tar.gz
 
tar xzvf /boot/GamePi43-210127.tar.gz
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After restarting, you can enter the system normally.
 
After restarting, you can enter the system normally.
  
6)Long-press "A" button (GamePi43) to enter the configuration page, configure by pressing related buttons (GamePi43), you can also long-press to skip any button
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6) Press and hold the "A" key (other keys are also available), and you will enter the key mapping interface.
  
After configuring, you can press "A" (GamePi43) to save configured and exit, or press "B" or "Start" (GamePi43) to exit without saving.  
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Press the corresponding keys according to the instructions to map. Long press the "A" key (other keys are also available), and you can skip the mapping of redundant keys. After all key mappings are complete:
  
Save and reboot the system then you can play games normally.
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#Press "A" to save the configuration and configure the interface.
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#Press the "B" or "Start" key to abandon the configuration and exit the configuration interface.
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After that, you can play the game normally.
  
'''Install driver on Recalbox'''
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===='''Install Driver On Recalbox'''====
  
Download the latest image from [https://archive.recalbox.com/ Recalbox website]
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Download the latest image from [https://archive.recalbox.com/ Recalbox website]. (Choose the corresponding version according to your Raspberry Pi.)
  
[[File:Recallbox 01.png|400px]]
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[[File:Recallbox 01.png|700px]]
  
1)Unzip the files download to get the .img file<br/>
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1) Unzip the files download to get the .img file<br/>
  
2)Write the .img file to SD card<br/>
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2)Connect the TF card to the computer, open the [https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/7/76/Win32DiskImager.zip Win32DiskImager.exe], select the .img file prepared in step 1, and click write to burn the image.<br/>
  
3)Copy the GamePi43 driver to the root directory of SD card<br/>
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3) After the programming is completed, copy the GamePi43 driver to the root directory of the TF card (you can also use a USB flash drive or network to copy the driver file to the mirrored file system).<br/>
  
4)Then open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card, add the following code at the end of config.txt, then save and quit the TF card safely.
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4) Then open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card, add the following code at the end of config.txt, then save and quit the TF card safely.
<pre>
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<syntaxhighlight lang="c">
 
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
 
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
 
hdmi_group=2
 
hdmi_group=2
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display_rotate=0
 
display_rotate=0
 
avoid_warnings=1
 
avoid_warnings=1
</pre>
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</syntaxhighlight>
5)Connect the TF card and USB keyboard to the Raspberry Pi, turn on the power switch, start the Raspberry Pi, press F4 on the keyboard after entering the system, press Alt+F2, enter the account: root, password: recalboxroot, and enter the terminal (also You can log in to the terminal control interface through the network).<br/>
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5) Connect the TF card and USB keyboard to the Raspberry Pi, turn on the power switch, start the Raspberry Pi, press F4 on the keyboard after entering the system, press Alt+F2, enter the account: root, password: recalboxroot, and enter the terminal (also You can log in to the terminal control interface through the network).<br/>
  
6)Enter the following commands in the terminal to configure the gamepad
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6) Enter the following commands in the terminal to configure the keys.
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<syntaxhighlight lang="c">
 
  mount -o remount,rw /
 
  mount -o remount,rw /
 
  mount -o remount,rw /boot
 
  mount -o remount,rw /boot
Edit the recalbox.conf file
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</syntaxhighlight>
nano /recalbox/share/system/recalbox.conf
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Edit the recalbox.conf file.
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<syntaxhighlight lang="c">
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nano /recalbox/share/system/recalbox.conf
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</syntaxhighlight>
 
Modify the line controllers.gpio.enabled=0 in the file to
 
Modify the line controllers.gpio.enabled=0 in the file to
controllers.gpio.enabled=1
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<syntaxhighlight lang="c">
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controllers.gpio.enabled=1
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</syntaxhighlight>
 
After modification, save the file and exit the editing. After entering reboot to restart the system, you can use the buttons normally.
 
After modification, save the file and exit the editing. After entering reboot to restart the system, you can use the buttons normally.
  
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<!--
 
==Add new games==
 
==Add new games==
 
Maybe the default games in the test image are not those you want, you can also add games as you like.
 
Maybe the default games in the test image are not those you want, you can also add games as you like.
*Size of most games are always large, so we need to expand the filesystem fist. Choose RASPI-CONFIG on configure page and press enter
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*Usually games take up a lot of memory. so we need to expand the filesystem first. Choose RASPI-CONFIG on configure page and press enter.
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual03.jpg]]
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual03.jpg]]
  
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual04.jpg]]
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual04.jpg]]
  
*Choose 7 Advanced Options -> A1 Expand Filesystem, Enter->Finish, (physical keyboard is required)
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*Choose 7 Advanced Options -> A1 Expand Filesystem, Enter->Finish, (physical keyboard is required).
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual05.jpg]]
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual05.jpg]]
 
*Choose OK, and reboot.
 
*Choose OK, and reboot.
 
*Download ROMS of games you like
 
*Download ROMS of games you like
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual08.png]]
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual08.png]]
*Connect your Raspberry Pi to the network (Make sure the network you connect is in the same LAN as your PC). Find SHOW IP in Retropie list, press “A” to query the current IP address of your Raspberry Pi.
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*Connect your Raspberry Pi to the network (Make sure the network you connect to is on the same LAN as your PC). Find SHOW IP in Retropie list, press “A” to query the current IP address of your Raspberry Pi.
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual09.jpg|400px]]
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual09.jpg|400px]]
*Open it with the IP address on your PC
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*Open it with the IP address on your PC.
 
[[File:800px-Game-HAT-Manual10.png]]
 
[[File:800px-Game-HAT-Manual10.png]]
  
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual11.png]]
 
[[File:600px-Game-HAT-Manual11.png]]
*Then on the emulator choose the page, you can press “Start”->QUIT->RESTART EMULATIONSTAION, press “A” to confirm. Then restart the emulator, you can find the game added.
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*Then on the emulator choose the page, you can press “Start”->QUIT->RESTART EMULATIONSTAION, and press "A" to confirm. Then restart the emulator, you can find the game added.
  
For more operations, you can read [https://retropie.org.uk/docs/ Retropie Instructions]
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For more operations, you can read [https://retropie.org.uk/docs/ Retropie Instructions].
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-->
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==WIFI Networking==
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===Retropie and Raspberry Pi OS Set WIFI Networking===
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*Download the following files, and extract the wpa_supplicant.conf file, open the wpa_supplicant.conf file, modify the SSID and password of WIFI and save the file.
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**[https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/0/00/Wpa_supplicant.zip Wpa supplicant.zip]
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*Put the modified wpa_supplicant.conf file in the boot directory and restart the Raspberry Pi. (Connect the TF card to the PC through the card reader, and the opened root directory is the boot directory).
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===recalbox Set WIFI Networking===
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*Press START to enter the main menu.
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*Select network settings.
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*Change "Enable WIFI" to "On".
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*Select "WIFI SSID" and enter your network name.
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*Select "WIFI Password" and enter your network password.
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[[File:GamePi2006.jpg]]<br/>
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*Once WiFi is connected, RecalBox will immediately check for system updates:
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[[File:GamePi2007.jpg]]<br/>
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==Others==
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Please refer to [https://retropie.org.uk/docs/ retropie user manual].
  
 
==Interface==
 
==Interface==
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|16||TR||BCM=23, WPI=4
 
|16||TR||BCM=23, WPI=4
 
|-align="center"
 
|-align="center"
|17||3.3V|3.3V Power input
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|17||3.3V||3.3V Power input
 
|-align="center"
 
|-align="center"
 
|18||B||BCM=24, WPI=5
 
|18||B||BCM=24, WPI=5
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*[https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/1/1d/GamePi43-Assembly-Manual.pdf GamePi43 Assemble Manual]
 
*[https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/1/1d/GamePi43-Assembly-Manual.pdf GamePi43 Assemble Manual]
  
==FAQ==
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=FAQ=
...
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{{FAQ|I can't play NEO-GEO games on my own system, what should I do?
 
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|Put [[:File:Neogeo.zip|neogeo.zip]] under the system bios/ and roms/neogeo/ (note: do not unzip), and then restart the system to try.
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}}
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{{FAQ|How long is the battery life when playing games all the time?
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|2-3 hours, different games will be different.
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}}
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{{FAQ|What emulators are supported and where to look?
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|https://retropie.org.uk/docs/ Select Emulators in RetroPie Docs to view.
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}}
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Latest revision as of 06:38, 8 December 2022

GamePi43
GamePi43

A portable retro video game console based on Raspberry Pi
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Overview

Notice

Please take care of the direction of poles when mounting the batteries. It may damage the charge circuit if you reverse the batteries. And please use the same types of batteries, different types/brands of batteries may cause charging issue.

Features

  • Raspberry Pi controller, available options:
    • PI3B+, 64-bit 1.4G frequency quad-core CPU, 1G RAM.
    • PI4B-2GB, 64-bit 1.5G frequency quad-core CPU, 2G RAM.
  • 60 fps smooth gaming experience.
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi A+/B+/2B/3B/3B+4B (external HDMI adapter is required for Pi Zero/Zero W/Zerao WH).
  • Integrates battery charge circuitry, powered from 18650 lithium batteries (NOT included), plays anywhere anytime.
  • Battery life indicator.
  • Onboard speaker and earphone jack, listen to the familiar BGM from the old days.
  • Volume and backlight adjustment keys, adjust the device status according to a specific game, better experience.

User Guides

Hardware connection

  1. Insert the GPIO of Raspberry Pi into GamePi43.
  2. Connect the HDMI port of GamePi43 to Raspberry Pi by HDMI connector.
    • If you use Raspberry Pi Zero/Raspberry Pi Zero W, you should use an HDMI cable.
  3. Turn the power switch to OFF and mount 18650 batteries.

You can use GamePi43 in two ways: Method 1, using the pre-installed driver image. Method 2: Install the driver for the system.

Method 1: Use pre-configured Image

1) The image of the pre-installed driver is provided here, decompress and write the image to the TF card (open the Win32DiskImager.exe, select the .img file, and click "write" to program the image).

OS Revision Raspberry Pi User name/Password Link
Retropie V4.8 Raspberry Pi 4B pi / raspberry Google Drive
Retropie V4.6 Raspberry Pi 4B pi / raspberry Google Drive
Retropie v4.4 Raspberry Pi 2/3/3B+ pi / raspberry Google Drive
Retropie v4.4 Raspberry Pi 1/Zero/Zero W pi / raspberry Google Drive
Recalbox 6.0-DragonBlaze Raspberry Pi 2/3/3B+ root / recalboxroot Google Drive
Recalbox 6.0-DragonBlaze Raspberry Pi 1/Zero/Zero W root / recalboxroot Google Drive
Recalbox 7.1-DragonBlaze Raspberry Pi 2/3/Pi 3B+ root / recalboxroot One Drive
Recalbox 7.1-DragonBlaze Raspberry Pi 4 root / recalboxroot One Drive

2) Write the image to the Micro SD card. Then insert the SD card into Raspberry Pi. Turning the Power switch ON to start Raspberry Pi.

  1. If batteries are low, Raspberry Pi will fail to boot. In this case, you can connect a 5V 3A power adapter to the Power port for charging. Indicators are flashing when charging. (You can play when charging, however, Raspberry Pi will reboot when inserting/disconnecting the power adapter.)
  2. If batteries are enough, the LED of GamePi43 will prompt the current battery level and start the system.

3) After booting, you can select emulators. In Retropie, button "A" is OK, and "B" is the return. In Recalbox, button "B" is OK and "A" is the return.

4) You can press "Start" to start games.

5) If you want to exit games, press "HK" and "Select" or "Select" and "Start" at the same time.

6) To adjust the volume and backlight of the LCD, you can use the buttons on the bottom of GamePi43.

Method 2: Install driver manually

Install Driver on Retropie

Download the Retropie image from Retropie website.

RetroPie 01.png

1) Download the image file to the computer and unzip it to get the .img file.

2) Connect the TF card to the computer, open the Win32DiskImager.exe, select the .img file prepared in step 1, and click write to program the image.

3) After the programming is completed, use WordPad to open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card, add the following code at the end of config.txt, save and eject the TF card safely.

max_usb_current=1
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=87
hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0

4) Connect the TF card and USB keyboard to the Raspberry Pi, turn on the power switch, start the Raspberry Pi, enter the system and press F4 on the keyboard to enter the terminal.

5) After entering the terminal, there are two ways to install the driver, and you can choose one of them to install.

  • Method 1: Install the remote sensing driver that comes with the system.

【Note】: The Raspberry Pi must be connected to the network, or else the driver won't be successfully installed.

Enter the following command to enter the configuration interface of RetroPie-Setup:

cd RetroPie-Setup/
sudo ./retropie_setup.sh

Select the Manage Packages option in the following interface, and then press "Enter".

GamePi43 driver01.png

After entering the following interface, select the Manage driver Packages option and press "Enter".

GamePi43 driver02.png

Select mkarcadejoystick in the following interface and press "Enter".

GamePi43 driver03.png

After entering the next interface, select install from the source. After the driver is installed, Ctrl+C can exit the RetroPie-Setup configuration interface.

Then enter the following command in the terminal to modify the configuration.

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/mk_arcade_joystick_rpi.conf

Modify the statement in the file to

options mk_arcade_joystick_rpi map=1

After saving the file and restarting the system, the keys can be mapped normally.

  • Method 2: Use the driver provided by us and install it in the following way.

Download driver of GamePi43: GamePi43-210127 Driver-Support Retropie-v4.7
Download the GamePi43 driver and copy it to the /boot directory of the TF card (you can also use a USB flash drive or network to copy the driver file to the RetroPie system), and perform the following operations: After opening the folder where the driver is located.

tar xzvf /boot/GamePi43-210127.tar.gz
cd GamePi43/
sudo ./GamePi43

After restarting, you can enter the system normally.

6) Press and hold the "A" key (other keys are also available), and you will enter the key mapping interface.

Press the corresponding keys according to the instructions to map. Long press the "A" key (other keys are also available), and you can skip the mapping of redundant keys. After all key mappings are complete:

  1. Press "A" to save the configuration and configure the interface.
  2. Press the "B" or "Start" key to abandon the configuration and exit the configuration interface.

After that, you can play the game normally.

Install Driver On Recalbox

Download the latest image from Recalbox website. (Choose the corresponding version according to your Raspberry Pi.)

Recallbox 01.png

1) Unzip the files download to get the .img file

2)Connect the TF card to the computer, open the Win32DiskImager.exe, select the .img file prepared in step 1, and click write to burn the image.

3) After the programming is completed, copy the GamePi43 driver to the root directory of the TF card (you can also use a USB flash drive or network to copy the driver file to the mirrored file system).

4) Then open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card, add the following code at the end of config.txt, then save and quit the TF card safely.

hdmi_force_hotplug=1
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=1
hdmi_mode=87
hdmi_cvt 800 600 60 6 0 0 0
hdmi_drive=2
display_rotate=0
avoid_warnings=1

5) Connect the TF card and USB keyboard to the Raspberry Pi, turn on the power switch, start the Raspberry Pi, press F4 on the keyboard after entering the system, press Alt+F2, enter the account: root, password: recalboxroot, and enter the terminal (also You can log in to the terminal control interface through the network).

6) Enter the following commands in the terminal to configure the keys.

mount -o remount,rw /
 mount -o remount,rw /boot

Edit the recalbox.conf file.

nano /recalbox/share/system/recalbox.conf

Modify the line controllers.gpio.enabled=0 in the file to

controllers.gpio.enabled=1

After modification, save the file and exit the editing. After entering reboot to restart the system, you can use the buttons normally.


WIFI Networking

Retropie and Raspberry Pi OS Set WIFI Networking

  • Download the following files, and extract the wpa_supplicant.conf file, open the wpa_supplicant.conf file, modify the SSID and password of WIFI and save the file.
  • Put the modified wpa_supplicant.conf file in the boot directory and restart the Raspberry Pi. (Connect the TF card to the PC through the card reader, and the opened root directory is the boot directory).

recalbox Set WIFI Networking

  • Press START to enter the main menu.
  • Select network settings.
  • Change "Enable WIFI" to "On".
  • Select "WIFI SSID" and enter your network name.
  • Select "WIFI Password" and enter your network password.

GamePi2006.jpg

  • Once WiFi is connected, RecalBox will immediately check for system updates:

GamePi2007.jpg

Others

Please refer to retropie user manual.

Interface

【Note】 NC: not connected

PIN Symbol Description
1 3.3V 3.3V power input
2 5V 5V Power input
3 HOTKEY BCM=2, WPI=8
4 5V 5V Power input
5 NC NC
6 GND Ground
7 UP BCM=4,WPI=7
8 TL BCM=14, WPI=15
9 GND Ground
10 X BCM=15, WPI=16
11 DOWN BCM=17, WPI=0
12 Y BCM=18, WPI=1
13 LEFT BCM=27, WPI=2
14 GND Ground
15 RIGHT BCM=22, WPI=3
16 TR BCM=23, WPI=4
17 3.3V 3.3V Power input
18 B BCM=24, WPI=5
19 START BCM=10, WPI=12
20 GND Ground
21 SELECT BCM=9, WPI=13
22 A BCM=25, WPI=6
23 NC NC
24 NC NC
25 GND Ground
26 NC NC
27 NC NC
28 NC NC
29 NC NC
30 GND Ground
31 NC NC
32 NC NC
33 NC NC
34 GND Ground
35 NC NC
36 NC NC
37 NC NC
38 NC NC
39 GND Ground
40 NC NC

Resources

FAQ

 Answer:
Put neogeo.zip under the system bios/ and roms/neogeo/ (note: do not unzip), and then restart the system to try.
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2-3 hours, different games will be different.
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https://retropie.org.uk/docs/ Select Emulators in RetroPie Docs to view.
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