I've been trying to dedicate some cycles to wrapping up the Raspberry PI entertainment center project mentioned a while back. I decided to abandon the PI Switch idea as the original controller which was purchased for it just did not work properly (or should I say only worked sporadically/intermitantly). It being a cheap device bought online, it wasn't worth the effort to debug (funny enough I can't find the device on Amazon anymore, perhaps other people were having issues...).
Not being able to find another suitable gamepad to use as the basis for a snap together portable device, I bought a Rii wireless controller (which works great out of the box!) and dropped the project (also partly due to lack of personal interest). But the previously designed wall mount works great, and after a bit of work the PI now functions as a seamless media center.
Unfortunately to get it there, a few workarounds were needed. These are listed below (in no particular order).
To start off, increase your GPU memory. This we be needed to run games with any reasonable performance. This can be accomplished through the Raspberry PI configuration interface.
Here you can also overclock your PI if your model supports it (v3.0 does not as evident w/ the screenshot, though there are workarounds)
If you are having trouble w/ the PI output resolution being too large / small for your tv, try adjusting the aspect ratio on your set. Previously mine was set to "theater mode", cutting off the edges of the device output. Resetting it to normal resolved the issue.
-/* # define USE_XPM */ /* Disable if you do not have the XPM library */ +#define USE_XPM /* Disable if you do not have the XPM library */
-NetHack.tile_file: x11tiles +NetHack.tile_file: /home/pi/Downloads/Nevanda.xpm
Finally RetroFlix received some tweaking & love. Most changes were visual optimizations and eye candy (including some nice retro fonts and colors), though a workers were also added so the actual downloads could be performed without blocking the UI. Overall it's simple and works great, a perfect portal to work on those high scores!
That's all for now, look for some more updates on the ReFS front in the near future!