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A complete guide to setting up RetroPie

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Step-by-step tutorial on how to setup your Raspberry Pi to make the most of it as retro games console.

I spent one year building an arcade machine. I found myself installing and reinstalling RetroPie on my Raspberry Pi a million times to get it right for the type of work I wanted to do. Every time I needed to reinstall, I had to reconfigure the entire system by following the same steps repeatedly.

The reinstalling was mostly because of the lack of information about many setup choices you have to make if you want to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi.

Installing RetroPie

The first step is burning the RetroPie image into the SD card.