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May 14 2017 retro gaming raspberry pi sinatra

RetroFlix - A Weekend Project

Now that we have the 'mount' component of the PI Sw1tch, and an awesome way to playgames through the PI on our TV, we need a collection of games to play! It goes without saying that Nethack was installed (combined w/ ssh X11 forwarding = persistent graphical nethack anywhere = epicness!!!). But I also happen to have a huge box of Retro video games (dating back to my childhood), which would be good to load onto the device. But unfortunately cloning so many games would take some time, and there are already online databases of these backups, so I opted to write a small web app to download and manage the collection.

It can be found here and you can see some screens below:

My library Game info Game previews Game list

It was built as a Sinatra web service, simply acting as a frontend to a popular emulator database, allowing the user to navigate & preview app for various systems, and download / run them locally. The RetroFlix application itself is offered as a lightweight Microservice simply acting as a proxy to the required various underlying components. It's fairly simple to setup & install (see the README), and builds upon existing emulators & components the user has locally.

As with everything else, it's still a work in progress, but it already sufficing to relive classic memories!