You are now basically obligated to pick up a Raspi. Chameleon is a Raspian “Wheezy” remix which includes almost every video game console emulator you’d ever want. Easily drop a few roms in your pi via your desktop’s network browser and you’re quickly reliving every priceless moment in The Legend of Zelda or Super Mario, or just get a gentle game of pong going on.
From Carles Oriol:
Comprehensive instructions on how to flash an SD with ChameleonPi (8GB minimum):
I experienced quite a bit of lag using the NES emulator until I over-clocked the CPU.
To check your current clock speed:
vcgencmd get_config arm_freq
or for more detailed information:
vcgencmd get_config int
You can edit the config file directly:
sudo nano /boot/config.txt
or use the raspi-config tool to set basic over-clocking:
Scroll down to option 7 – overclock.
I chose “High” 950MHz ARM, 450MHz core, 450MHz SDRAM, 6 overvolt.
So far it’s running smooth with these settings.
My next step will be to figure out how to only display the emulators that I choose in the UI in hopes of simplifying the interface for less experienced, and younger users. I think machines.conf file has something to do with it so I’ll make a backup copy and start messing around with it:
sudo cp /opt/selector/machines.conf /opt/selector/machines_orig.conf sudo nano /opt/selector/machines.conf