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  • 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

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.

  • 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
Page Count 60
Course Length 1 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781783283248
Date Of Publication 24 Sep 2013


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 an employee at the Center for Distributed Learning at UCF, where he spends his time researching and developing new ways to enhance online learning. He is a member of the Orlando makerspace FamiLAB and an alumni of the University of Central Florida. His article entitled Hacking, Learning, and the Raspberry Pi was published in 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, he was a technical reviewer for Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook, Packt Publishing, and is the author of Raspberry Pi Gaming, Packt Publishing.

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