How To Build Your Own SNES Classic Emulator
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After you’ve assembled the hardware, the first thing you’ll want to do is download the latest version of RetroPie, which is our SNES emulator. You’ll want to download the Raspberry Pi 3 variant for our model.
Once you’ve downloaded it, you’ll need to use an extracting program like 7-zip to extract the .gz file so you can get access to the .img file within.
Now insert your Micro SD card into your computer. From here, you’ll need to download image mounting software so that you can mount the .img file to your Micro SD card. Windows users should download Win32DiskImager (Mac users can download the equivalent Apple Pi Baker software). From here, open up the mounting program and locate the .img file and let the software write to the card. This will begin the mounting process. Once that’s complete, insert the Micro SD card into your Pi (with the label-side facing down) and power it on by plugging in the AC adapter.