Making an electronic


Benimo12 2022-02-11 11:46 (Edited)

My programs have been on hold and will most likely not get updated anytime soon cos I want to build a physical version of the LowRes NX.
I’m using a Raspberry PI for the project and I’ve found a battery which I use to power it. I’m using the iPazzPort keyboard due to its mixed controller and keyboard hardware. It’s going to run on Raspbian which is Linux based. It also has a 2TB SD card.
I lack a display but, I’ll be using a TV screen for the time being. Am I being unrealistic? I hope not because the LowRes NX is a device I’ve always wanted to play and program physically. (I’m too poor to afford a game shell).

Can the game shell be used to write programs?

Update: I’ve ordered for a small hdmi touchscreen which should come in the next 6 weeks. I’m still stuck downloading the is due to imaging issues. Everything else works fine

Timo 2022-02-11 12:03

No, the GameShell can only be used to play. The Linux version of LowRes NX is like the Win/Mac version, without a built in editor.

Benimo12 2022-02-11 13:27

@Timo Oh, ok then… can I still use .txt on Linux like I can on Windows

Benimo12 2022-02-14 19:28

Update: The initial card broke so, the storage allocation has been changed from 2TB to a measly 32GB.

I am currently installing LowRes NX and RetroPi because I wanna play some old school games on it

CubicleHead 2022-02-14 20:11

I wanted to try this but never started, I'm very curious to see how it goes! Keep us updated :D
Btw, I use a raspberry pi as my main desktop computer so if you're ever confused about the Raspberry Pi OS I may be able to help

Benimo12 2022-02-14 21:17

Thank you

Benimo12 2022-02-16 19:22

Update: My screen has shipped to my country and will be delivered by this time next month. In other news, the software is now complete and LowRes demands so much power for some reason. (I downloaded its native games for comparison)

Timo 2022-02-16 21:47

Yes, LowRes NX works similar to an emulator. Native games are less consuming.

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