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Pi2Scart – RGB Video for Raspberry Pi

It’s 2017, and everyone is excited about 4K Gaming, except a few fellows who enjoy “Retro” Games. People like myself enjoy Games from the NES/SNES Era, when the optimal resolution was 240p. With today’s standards, we expect modern Hardware  (like the Raspberry Pi) to output video via a digital interface (HDMI) in 1080p (FullHD) minimum. …

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Traveling with my Media-Center / Game Console

Since Childhood, I loved to take my GameBoy on Holiday Trips to enjoy Video Games. This hasn’t changed much, except now I’m also taking my Music and Movie Libraries with me. The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful piece of Hardware to do exactly this. I have 2 micro SD Cards, one is setup with Lakka …

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Retropie vs Recalbox vs Lakka

Which DIY Retro Gaming Emulation Distribution is the best suited for me? When you’re building your own Retro Gaming Emulation Box, at one point you have to choose which Distribution to use. Over the course of a few years I’ve used almost every DIY Retro Gaming Emulation Distribution and learned about their advantages and also …

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Lightning McQueen is on the Road again

Our Son’s beloved Remote Controlled Lightnig McQueen had a terrible accident on Sunday. At first it looked like it totally wrecked. But luckily we were able to fix it and are pleased to announce that Lightning McQueen is on the Road again :

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Best Surprise in a Video Game

My son and I like to play Video games together. We are currently enjoying Paper Mario: Color Splash when I was very pleasantly surprised by a twist: You play a level taken right from Super Mario Bros. 3 (yes, the NES one), but “Paper-Mario-Style”, including rotating views to discover hidden paths. (You’re going to use …

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Enable SSL for playsms

During research on how to setup an Open-Source SMS Gateway on a Raspberry PI, I needed to switch the default protocol used by playsms to the more secure https (SSL). (For WebServices use, see article ManageEngine AD Self Service Plus Custom SMS Gateway) Here’s how I did it : Enable SSL for the Apache playsms …

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Steam – Hidden Gems 1

Here are some games which flew under the radar and did not get the love they deserved. Colored Game Title link to Steam Game Page. (Not affiliated)

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My first WordPress Plugin – Widget for Retroachievements

I like to play old games. But i also like the “features” of the latest Video Games like Achievements (or Trophies, if you will). During many months, I’ve been using a custom php script to display my latest achievements from retroachievements.org. This script was embedded in this site through an iFrame. This is pretty insecure …

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Most Played Games in 2016

Here we are again, a year is coming to it’s end. I wanted to share my most played Games in 2016 , as well as a short list of Games that surprised me the most this year. (You can call them Hidden Gem’s). This is not a “Best Games of 2016” List, because I do …

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Classic NES Mini Alternative – Raspi3 running Lakka with 8Bitdo Controllers

Now that the NES Classic Mini is officially available and sort of unavailable due to high demand (or artificial shortage by Nintendo ?), it’s interesting to know of the possible alternatives. One that I have been using for over a year now is a Raspberry PI running Lakka, with a pair of the excellent 8Bitdo’s …

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Odroid XU3/4 Silent Fan Control in Lakka / OpenElec

If you are an owner of an Odroid XU4, you are probably annoyed by the noisy fan. In this workshop we will modify the behavior of an Odroid XU4 Fan. No Hardware Modification, only software tweaks are used. By default, the fan is always running at full speed and is pretty noisy. There is no …

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Steam Link Review

After 1 Week of testing and playing around with the Steam Link, here are my thoughts and some fixes. Unboxing                   What’s in the Box ? Steam Link (obviously) Network Cable HDMI Cable Power Adapter with various country specific adapters Instruction Sheets Connecting and setting up the …

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