Installing the latest RetroPie image with the Atari Games Card

edited September 2020 in Retro Arcade/Gaming

A new Atari game image for our Atari Games SD card and Atari Raspberry Pi Kit went live this week, so those of you who have already built a system with our card can now install the new image. This particular image adds about 30 new games, including several from the Atari 5200 library. As future updates become available they can be installed using the same method. This process can also be used to reinstall the image if you need to reset all your settings or the image becomes corrupt.

Power down your arcade and plug in a keyboard and mouse. Turn the arcade back on and hold shift when this screen appears:

After the system initializes into recovery mode, you’ll see a list of available images like the one below:

Select the image you would like to install and click “Install”. You’ll get a warning about overwriting existing OSs. Select Yes and the installation will begin.

You’ll see the installation window next, which will download and install the new image. This can take a bit of time, especially if you have a slower internet connection.

Once the installation is complete click the OK button. The system will automatically boot to Emulation Station and you’ll be greeted by a new category for Atari 5200.

Installing the new image took me about 15 minutes. Downloading the new image is the most time consuming part, so the total time can vary depending on the speed of your internet connection.



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