WiiU Homebrew: Hack Your Nintendo WiiU and Install Games From Backup

I’ve just ‘hacked’ my Nintendo WiiU and installed homebrew software to allow me to run backups of my games from an external hard drive. It is fantastic! A homebrew setup will also allow you to use emulators (for older Nintendo or other retro games), custom games, and mods. If you have a WiiU kicking around, … More WiiU Homebrew: Hack Your Nintendo WiiU and Install Games From Backup

Star Control 2: Ur-Quan Masters -Procedurely Generated Map and Infinite Play-ability

Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters is undoubtedly one my favourite games ever originally developed by Toys for Bob (Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III) and originally published by Accolade in 1992 for MS-DOS and was released to critical acclaim. Now, its replay value has increased infinitely with an updated version of the game which … More Star Control 2: Ur-Quan Masters -Procedurely Generated Map and Infinite Play-ability

RetroPie: Emulation Station Windows Games through Wine

Running Windows games on my x86 EmulationStation / RetroPie gaming machine running Linux has been a huge desire for me. I have many of great memories of Windows games from the mid 90s through to the late 2000s but need to get these running on Linux based machine. Now, using Wine, a Windows emulator for … More RetroPie: Emulation Station Windows Games through Wine

RetroPie: Modify Comic Book Theme to Create Your Own System Text

My favourite RetroPie Theme is the Comic Book by @tmntturtlguy and I wanted to modify it to add another system, or menu, for my Windows games. The challenge is that the Comic Book theme uses a custom created text graphic for each of the systems which has to be replicated for the new system. I … More RetroPie: Modify Comic Book Theme to Create Your Own System Text

RetroPie: Mass Renaming of ROMs and Media Files, Generate a gamelist.xml and Modify it to Include Snaps, Boxart and Wheels

I’ve been searching for a fast way to rename my media files and generate a gamelist.xml file which contains all the game metadata (name, description, genre, release date, etc) and which points to the proper media files so that all this data will be available in RetroPie (EmulationStation). It’s taken a while but I’ve found … More RetroPie: Mass Renaming of ROMs and Media Files, Generate a gamelist.xml and Modify it to Include Snaps, Boxart and Wheels

RetroPie: Setup on an x86 Machine with Linux Ubuntu or Mint

Setting up RetroPie on an Ubuntu based Linux system (such as Mint or Xubuntu) is a great way to use a higher horsepower PC to play retro games. While the Raspberry Pi is a great device for a lot of retro systems, it just can’t cut the mustard when it comes to more modern systems. … More RetroPie: Setup on an x86 Machine with Linux Ubuntu or Mint

NES Classic Edition – Righteous! But, Save Your Money!

Nintendo has been in the news lately with their announcement of the release of their compact NES Classic Edition on Twitter. So, is it worth pre-ordering? I say No! Forget the NES Classic Edition! There are much better retro gaming options out there for those who want to play those totally wicked NES games, as … More NES Classic Edition – Righteous! But, Save Your Money!

Kodi Beta on Raspberry Pi – Dual Boot with RetroPie

This project was essentially the impetus to establishing this site, I wanted to have a complete and polished experience in my theatre room which allowed me to easily (and for the wife and kids too) and relatively seamlessly watch movies and play retro games. Through many web searches and by playing around with things I … More Kodi Beta on Raspberry Pi – Dual Boot with RetroPie