TUTORIAL: https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroPie/comments/5mufrq/howto_getting_retrorangepi_30_to_run_on_the/
I hacked together Retropie to the Orange Pi Zero, and try to play Retro 3D games the Raspberry Pi Zero can’t handle. (More below, open the description to read more)

REDDIT: https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroPie/comments/5jx1l2/i_managed_to_cram_retropie_into_an_orange_pi_zero/

NO DOWNLOADS, SORRY! This is a custom-made Retropie image made by me, cobbled and hacked together from many sources. Therefore it is probably against a few software licenses out there so I can’t release it.

It uses components from:

ARMbian Server for Orange Pi Zero
Xunlong Lubuntu Desktop; for Orange Pi Zero
ARMBian Desktop for Orange Pi One
Retrorange Pi 2.5 for Orange Pi One

Quad Core CPU
GPU Hardware Acceleration
Video Output (PAL)
Game Playing on some systems
Sound (Over USB)

Temperature Control (regularly touches 67C/152F)
Onboard Sound over 13-pin port
PSP (broken controls)



The Orange Pi Zero SBC ships for $6.99

The developer board consists of a quad-core ARM SOC as well as Wi-Fi.

Board Components
Orange Pi Zero Specifications

At only $6.99, a emerging Raspberry Pi opponent called Orange Pi Zero is cheaper than some sandwiches in NY City.

The Orange Pi Zero could be used to make gadgets or bots, or it can also become a file or media server. These developer boards are also employed to build and test out industrial devices.

The computer is a opponent to the minuscule Raspberry Pi Zero, a simplified type of Raspberry Pi that typically costs $5. But Orange Pi Zero has considerably better hardware with a swifter SOC and Wi-Fi capacities.

Don’t anticipate the tiny Orange Pi Zero to convey flourishing performance or be a standard Desktop substitute. For anybody who is searching for a highly effective board computer, contemplate the $35 Raspberry Pi 3 or $15 Pine64 board.

The Orange Pi Zero has a quad-core Allwinner ARM Cortex-A7 SOC, which in recent years has been utilized to power low-end and even mid-range tablets and smartphones.

Further, it works with ARM’s Mali 400 MP2 GPU, that is proficient at processing high-definition movie. Shenzhen Xunlong, the maker of the board, says it can certainly work with H.265 4K video clip, but the board isn’t really built for that. The Orange Pi Zero also doesn’t have a display output port.

The Zero comprises of an Sdcard slot and 256Megabyte of integrated memory. One more version with 512Megabyte of storage will set you back $8.99.

Aside from that, the Zero does include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi as well as ethernet networking features. Moreover it has extension slots and pins to connect other boards and a USB 2.0 host port.

If you’re wishing to make use of the board to learn coding or try out software, software is likely to be a worry. It can handle Android OS, however only version 4.4. Further, it advocates for Debian and also Ubuntu.

The board is obtainable on Alibaba’s retail site for $10.30, including shipping charges.

Tech aficionados are seeking a wide range of low priced boards with x86 and ARM CPUs. The prices of CPUs, memory, and parts are cutting down, causing low priced board options. Allwinner’s Processors, in particular, are amongst the cheapest on the market.


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