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Fastoe RetroPie Preloaded Games MicroSD Card Quick Start Guide


Getting Started

Fastoe RetroPie SD Card allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favourite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up.

Specifications

Capacity RetroPie Version Number of Games SSH Username SSH Password
64GB 4.7.1 6,000+ pi raspberry

Compatibility

Compatible with the following Raspberry Pi models:

  • Raspberry Pi 400
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ 1GB
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 1GB
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 8GB
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4GB
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 2GB
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 1GB

Basic Setup

Using Your RetroPie Preloaded SD Card

  1. Remove the existing microSD card from the SD slot.
  2. Insert the Fastoe RetroPie SD card into your Raspberry Pi. Note: Check whether the RetroPie SD card model is compatible with your Raspberry Pi, for example, if you have a Raspberry Pi 4, please select the Raspberry Pi 4/400 model.
  3. Plug the power supply into a socket and connect it to your Raspberry Pi’s power port.
  4. Use a HDMI cable to connect the screen to Raspberry Pi’s HDMI port.
    • RPi 4 Model B: Connect your screen to the first of Raspberry Pi 4’s HDMI ports, labelled HDMI0.
    • RPi 400: display must be connected to HDMI port closest to microSD card slot.
  5. Turn on the power and wait for the system to start.
  6. On first boot you will be welcomed with the screen below, this menu will configure your controls for EmulationStation.

Note: We highly recommend that you install heat sinks and cooling fan, and choose the official power supply for Raspberry Pi.

F.A.Q

Why Raspberry Pi 4/400 black screen after boot?

Make sure HDMI is plugged in properly:

  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B: display must be connected to HDMI port closest to power jack.
  • Raspberry Pi 400: display must be connected to HDMI port closest to micro SD card slot.
How do I reconfigure my controller on RetroPie?

SSH in Raspberry Pi, run sudo ~/RetroPie-Setup/retropie_setup.sh and go to Emulation Station configuration via Manage Packages -> Manage Core Packages -> emulationstation (Installed) -> Configurations / Options (it may also be named Configurations / Tools) -> Clear/Reset Emulation Station input configuration Choose OK to proceed to clear the controller settings.

How to start the game?
How to exit the game?
How to save/load game records?

Loading a saved game: Hotkey + Left Shoulder saving a game: Hotkey + Right Shoulder

How to switch the audio output between jack and HDMI?

Options -> Audio Tools -> Audio Settings, then choose either Headphones (for the 3.5mm jack) or HDMI as necessary. Choose OK, then reboot.

Technical Support

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at support@fastoe.com.