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I'm thinking of buying these Raspberry PI parts to make a kit, thoughts?

#31Melon_Master(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 8:23:50 PM
Bump for any extra thoughts.
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#32Melon_Master(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 4:11:15 AM
Melon_Master posted...
Bump for any extra thoughts.


This. ^^^ And a bonus for help.. :x

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#33New LinkPosted 2/14/2014 7:22:02 AM
Melon_Master posted...
Melon_Master posted...
Bump for any extra thoughts.


This. ^^^ And a bonus for help.. :x

http://i.imgur.com/npQgbYs.png


I'd give you more words of wisdom... but i'm stuck staring at that image.

As per the USB hub, any of them with at least 2.1A (2100mA) should be enough to power a WiFi adapter and your keyboard/mouse. If you plan on using an external hard drive, as before get one with its own external power supply.

Emulation on a Pi is more of a pipe-dream than anything. Even the GBA emulator built for it is actually emulating an ARM processor instead of just using the native ARM it has.

What you CAN do for gaming on it, though, is SSH into your main computer (NOT WINDOWS) and forward X.org to the Pi and use it to control/view the games. You should be able to play just about any game in doing so, supposing that your network can handle the traffic. In doing so though, I'd hook in over LAN instead of WiFi for better performance. I know that the performance is good enough to play the X3 Space Sim games over LAN on the Pi, as the main computer is rendering the graphics and the pi essentially gets pre-rendered images to display.

Basically, turn on your main linux-box, boot up the pi and use "ssh -X username@hostname steam" to pull over its X session and load steam. Your username would be the same as your main linux box, and you can either add its local IP address or hostname (if your router is configured correctly) in the second location.
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#34Melon_Master(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 3:38:45 PM
New Link posted...
Melon_Master posted...
Melon_Master posted...
Bump for any extra thoughts.


This. ^^^ And a bonus for help.. :x

http://i.imgur.com/npQgbYs.png


I'd give you more words of wisdom... but i'm stuck staring at that image.

As per the USB hub, any of them with at least 2.1A (2100mA) should be enough to power a WiFi adapter and your keyboard/mouse. If you plan on using an external hard drive, as before get one with its own external power supply.

Emulation on a Pi is more of a pipe-dream than anything. Even the GBA emulator built for it is actually emulating an ARM processor instead of just using the native ARM it has.

What you CAN do for gaming on it, though, is SSH into your main computer (NOT WINDOWS) and forward X.org to the Pi and use it to control/view the games. You should be able to play just about any game in doing so, supposing that your network can handle the traffic. In doing so though, I'd hook in over LAN instead of WiFi for better performance. I know that the performance is good enough to play the X3 Space Sim games over LAN on the Pi, as the main computer is rendering the graphics and the pi essentially gets pre-rendered images to display.

Basically, turn on your main linux-box, boot up the pi and use "ssh -X username@hostname steam" to pull over its X session and load steam. Your username would be the same as your main linux box, and you can either add its local IP address or hostname (if your router is configured correctly) in the second location.


lol Yeah, I thought it'd be nice bait. Thanks for the details on what hub to look for, I'm hoping my current hub will suffice.
Though I'm sad to hear that GBA is the toughest emulation it can handle. :/
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#35eureka6676Posted 2/14/2014 5:03:59 PM
Will the raspberry pi just be used as an HTPC? I see no mention of any programming language in this thread.

Python is listed as the main language but I suspect you have to go down to C if you want to do anything crazy with the raspberry pi.
#36Melon_Master(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 7:12:48 PM
eureka6676 posted...
Will the raspberry pi just be used as an HTPC? I see no mention of any programming language in this thread.

Python is listed as the main language but I suspect you have to go down to C if you want to do anything crazy with the raspberry pi.


Yeah, I mainly plan to use it as a HTPC, as most TV's are limited in the decoding formats they can read.
But if I can get any games to work with it, that'd just be a bonus heh.
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#37stalker_sanPosted 2/15/2014 5:14:00 AM
eureka6676 posted...
Will the raspberry pi just be used as an HTPC? I see no mention of any programming language in this thread.

Python is listed as the main language but I suspect you have to go down to C if you want to do anything crazy with the raspberry pi.


Unless you want to do something really low-level and/or requiring high performance, Python should be fine.
#38Melon_Master(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2014 3:46:57 PM
stalker_san posted...
eureka6676 posted...
Will the raspberry pi just be used as an HTPC? I see no mention of any programming language in this thread.

Python is listed as the main language but I suspect you have to go down to C if you want to do anything crazy with the raspberry pi.


Unless you want to do something really low-level and/or requiring high performance, Python should be fine.


I'm hoping I won't have to do much; if any coding. :x
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#39Melon_Master(Topic Creator)Posted 2/16/2014 1:24:07 AM
Bump for more thoughts. So here's more bait.. :x

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#40Melon_Master(Topic Creator)Posted 2/16/2014 9:17:52 PM
Final bumps to ensure this doesn't die before it gets here (As I'll never remember this all). :x

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