Monday, September 26, 2016

PrimeStation One

PrimeStation One allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi, or other Linux based computer, 
into a retro-gaming machine & entertainment center.

All this by following our instructions to load the PrimeStation One image on your Raspberry Pi.

This project is part of the Standing on the Shoulders of Giantsinitiative. Which is an open-source concept of coupling projects together, while providing credit to the original sources, and taking a different direction with it.

This project builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects (linked where appropriate on the website). We even have contributions in use by projects like the RetroPie.

The PrimeStation One will enable you to play games from your favorite console, arcade, and even classic computer games & other media easily with all new features!

For power users it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customize the system as you want. PrimeStation One sits on top of a full Linux Operating System (Raspbian). 

Start by downloading our PrimeStationOne image  & reading the instructions to install it.

Or, If you are feeling adventurous, you can also even install PrimeStation One with our handy scripts on your existing Raspbian install.

PrimeStation One is FREE & Open-Source

Officially supported systems on the PrimeStation One, running full speed:

  • Atari 800, 2600, 5200, ST / Falcon, Lynx
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • Game Boy and Game Boy Color
  • Super NES (SNES), including Mario Paint with USB mouse support
  • Sony Playstation One (PSX / PS1)
  • Sega Master System, SG-1000, Genesis / Megadrive, Sega CD, 32x
  • Commodore 64, Amiga 500 / 1000 / 1500 / etc
  • Neo Geo
  • MAME (specifically for older MAME 37b5 ROMS)
  • MSX
  • TurboGrafx-16 (PC-Engine)
  • Infocom ZMachine (Zork I, II, III)
  • SCUMMVM (for many DOS adventure games such as Day of the Tentacle)
  • Apple ][, Macintosh Classic (Up to OS 8)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • Intellivision
  • Amstrad CPC
Included Raspberry Pi native shareware / freeware games (ports):
  • Doom
  • Quake
  • Quake 3 Arena
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Cave Story
  • Angband
  • Descent 1
  • Descent 2
Included but experimental on the PrimeStation One (under development, not full speed on some or all games, etc):
  • Atari 7800 Prosystem
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Nintendo 64
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Dreamcast
Recommendations & Other Features

  • For Raspberry Pi 1,2, and 3 - minimum Pi2 recommended for full compatibility (N64 and PSX are unplayable on Pi1, several systems unavailable on Pi1 -- Dreamcast, Saturn, SNES Mouse, etc)
  • PS3 sixaxis controller controls ready and configured to work with Bluetooth or USB on multiple games and game system emulations
  • 100 separate and easily-accessible save states per game
  • Rewind feature turns all retro games into Braid or Prince Of Persia: Sands of Time and is togglable per system
  • Cloud save and save state backup to
  • Support for the SNES Mouse / Mario Paint with easy launch
  • Easy pairing scripts for Bluetooth keyboards and mice
  • Automatic PS3-like pairing routine for controllers (plug in PS3 controller via USB for ~5 seconds, unplug and then can connect via bluetooth until a real PS3 or different Bluetooth adapter is paired).

You can find all the details of installation, use & where to get the parts needed to build your own PrimeStation One from our Github page

Visit our contact page or Twitter @PrimeStationOne for more!