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Old 07-25-2020, 05:58 PM   #1
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Retropie

Anyone on the board know much about this or more so, about downloading a rom set already set up onto a SD card using a Mac computer? I feel like I have tried everything that youtube has and still nothing. I was able to get Retropie installed onto a card and put a few games on it but a friend and I were talking about what he has and he had mentioned a site where you can get roms, he said he was able to download the file, then unzip it and flash it to a SD card. I have tried that but I feel like I'm missing something or I am just doing it completely wrong. I have Archive Utility which apparently helps with the unzipping of files, I have the Unarchiver for files that are 7-zip and have Balenaetcher for flashing to the SD card. I forget what the exact message is when I tried awhile back to flash something but I believe it was along the lines of it couldn't find a match. Some of the downloads are in torrent so I have used Utorrent which I thought would help but didn't. As my friend said, he just downloaded it, extracted it and then was able to flash it to a SD card and bam, that was it. For me not so much. Any help would be appreciated. Feel free to message me as well, I am not on here often but will check from time to time.
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Old 07-25-2020, 06:55 PM   #2
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JUST AN UPDATE: So I tried doing a file into the BalenaEtcher App and it says that their is a partition table missing and that my device may not be able to read it or it won't be bootable as they put it. I have an extra SD card laying around from when I switched out my PI's so I may give it a shot and see what happens.
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Old 07-25-2020, 09:14 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what format your SD card is in, but I think it needs to be FAT, if it's not already. I know I had a hell of a time trying to create a bootable usb key for windows on a mac. Sometimes it's easier to use windows for creating stuff for raspberry pi.
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