Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming [Instant]


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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • 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

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 60 pages
Release Date : September 2013
ISBN : 1783283238
ISBN 13 : 9781783283231
Author(s) : Shea Silverman
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Game Development, Instant, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming
  • Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming
    • Flashing your SD card (Simple)
    • Connecting your Raspberry Pi (Simple)
    • Moving files to the Raspberry Pi (Intermediate)
    • Using the Raspberry Pi Store (Simple)
    • Setting up PiMAME (Intermediate)
    • Installing RetroPie (Intermediate)
    • Installing PiSNES (Intermediate)
    • Installing MAME4All (Intermediate)
    • Installing and running the PlayStation emulator (Advanced)
    • Installing and running OpenArena (Simple)
    • Installing Cave Story (Simple)
    • Installing Stella (Simple)
    • Using Minecraft Pi Edition (Advanced)
    • Staying up-to-date (Intermediate)
    • Common troubleshooting (Intermediate)

Shea Silverman

Shea Silverman has been using computers since he was two years old. He has always been drawn to technology, video games, education, and the public sector. He is currently a member of the Orlando hackerspace FamiLAB, an alumni of the University of Central Florida, and is working toward his Masters in Non-profit Management. His article entitled Hacking, Learning, and the Raspberry Pi was published in 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, and he was a technical reviewer for Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook, also published by Packt Publishing. You can find more information at http://www.sheasilverman.com.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Install a Raspberry Pi operating system
  • Set up PiMAME
  • Install RetroPie
  • Emulate PlayStation, SuperNES, MAME, and Atari 2600 games
  • Create your own Minecraft world and extend it with the API
  • Play in Open Arena matches with your friends
  • Go on an adventure with Cave Story
  • Fix common issues and troubleshoot your device
  • Keep your Raspberry Pi up-to-date

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.

Approach

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A simple how-to book with recipes laid out in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner that will have you gaming in no time!

Who this book is for

Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming is designed for anyone who doesn’t mind using the command line from time to time, who can format an SD card on their computer, and who loves to play video games on all devices. If you love classic arcades, platformers, first-person shooters, and emulating game consoles, then this is the book for you.

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