Uploading Video Games

January 1, 2020 | Creoqode Team

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In this guide, video games will be referred as ROMs. ROM stands for Read Only Memory. ROMs are essentially digital copies of old game cartridges which allow you to play games on emulators - software that mimics your old game consoles. There are many issues involving Copyright laws regarding the usage of ROMs, so in order to preserve the integrity and longevity of Creoqode, the download locations of ROMs will not and cannot be added to Creoqode's website. That being said, in the search of your childhood - Google is your best friend.

TRANSFERING ROMS

There are two methods of transferring ROMs that we highly suggest: via USB stick and via Windows (Samba) shares

 

USB STICK

  1. Ensure that your USB stick is formatted to FAT32.

  2. First create a folder called retropie on your USB stick.

  3. Plug the USB stick into Lyra and wait for it to finish blinking. Use the micro USB to USB A adapter provided.

  4. Pull the USB stick out and plug it into your PC.

  5. Add the ROMs to their respective game console folders under the retropie/roms folder.

  6. Plug the USB stick back into Lyra.

  7. Wait for the USB stick to finish blinking.

  8. You can now remove the USB stick.

  9. Restart Lyra by pressing 'Start' in the main menu, select 'Quit', and finally select 'Restart System'.

SAMBA SHARES

Both your PC and Lyra will need to be connected to the same network via Wifi in order to successfully transfer your files. To connect Lyra to Wifi, you will need a Wifi dongle.

  • If on Windows, type \\RETROPIE into the computer folder. You can also replace RETROPIE with your Lyra's / Raspberry Pi's IP address.

  • if on MAC OS X, open Finder, select 'Go' menu and 'Connect to Server'. Type smb://retropie and hit 'Connect'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will see ROMs folder when connected. Simply drag and drop your ROMs to the respective game console folder under ROMs folder. When the transfer is finished, restart Lyra by pressing 'Start' in the main menu, select 'Quit', and finally select 'Restart System'.

That's it! You should now have your ROMs ready to go!

For further information about emulators, ROMs, BIOS and configurations, please visit Retropie's website.

https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki

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