Pi Zero W 2 feasible for FPZ?
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I just ordered a Pi Zero W 2, wondering if it could simply be a drop in replacement for a regular Pi Zero on a FPZ? This would be a huge upgrade.
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#2
I think it will be.  I expect mine to arrive today, and I will be working on it.

I will likely build a new SD image for the Pi Zero 2 (and maybe it will also work with the CM3).  It would be released under the "SD Image Files" link at

It is compatible.  I just received the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and installed it into a Freeplay Zero.  Initial testing seems good.

I have uploaded a test SD Image for people to try.  It is released under the "SD Image Files" link at
https://www.freeplaytech.com/build/
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(11-03-2021, 03:17 AM)Flavor Wrote: I think it will be.  I expect mine to arrive today, and I will be working on it.

I will likely build a new SD image for the Pi Zero 2 (and maybe it will also work with the CM3).  It would be released under the "SD Image Files" link at

It is compatible.  I just received the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and installed it into a Freeplay Zero.  Initial testing seems good.

I have uploaded a test SD Image for people to try.  It is released under the "SD Image Files" link at
https://www.freeplaytech.com/build/
Flavor, my man! Thank you so much! Can't wait to try this out!
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(11-03-2021, 07:35 AM)Ordinary Vanity Wrote:
(11-03-2021, 03:17 AM)Flavor Wrote: I think it will be.  I expect mine to arrive today, and I will be working on it.

I will likely build a new SD image for the Pi Zero 2 (and maybe it will also work with the CM3).  It would be released under the "SD Image Files" link at

It is compatible.  I just received the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and installed it into a Freeplay Zero.  Initial testing seems good.

I have uploaded a test SD Image for people to try.  It is released under the "SD Image Files" link at
https://www.freeplaytech.com/build/
Flavor, my man! Thank you so much! Can't wait to try this out!

Let us know how it goes!
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#5
Oh hell yeah!! Getting mine this friday, most places ive checked are sold out for the most part.
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#6
Thanks for this image, zero 2 is now working in my freeplay zero.

Only had a little play so far but I have tried a few different systems and all seem to work so far.

Although sound is working I do get an error message each time an emulator is started - failed to find mixer element.

Keep up the good work
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Yeah, I was planning to figure out that "failed to find mixer element" message. I feel like I figured that out years ago, but I don't recall what it was. Anyway, I think the sound is working fine, but the message is annoying. I'll try to get that fixed and release a new image. I'd like to get some more feedback to see if anyone else has issues/suggestions before we do that.
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(11-04-2021, 01:53 AM)Flavor Wrote: Yeah, I was planning to figure out that "failed to find mixer element" message.  I feel like I figured that out years ago, but I don't recall what it was.  Anyway, I think the sound is working fine, but the message is annoying.  I'll try to get that fixed and release a new image.  I'd like to get some more feedback to see if anyone else has issues/suggestions before we do that.

The header for mine won't be here until Friday. I should have ordered one with the board, but it was kind of an impulse buy because I was afraid they would go out of stock.

I tested just the board last night, and I'm actually pretty amazed by it. I tried some heavier arcade games, like Dodonpachi and Blazing Star, and they played excellent. I also played Castlevania Symphony of the Night and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 on PS1, and those were both great as well. None of those 4 games played well on the Pi Zero, so the Pi Zero 2 is a big improvement in performance. I also figure the Retropie image for Pi 3 has gotten a lot of optimization over the last couple of years...

I've been working with computers for a really long time, and this kind of performance out of a $15 board the size of my thumb blows my mind a little bit.

Anyhow, when I get the header and solder it on I'll post my experiences.

Thanks,

Harley.
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(11-04-2021, 01:53 AM)Flavor Wrote: Yeah, I was planning to figure out that "failed to find mixer element" message.  I feel like I figured that out years ago, but I don't recall what it was.  Anyway, I think the sound is working fine, but the message is annoying.  I'll try to get that fixed and release a new image.  I'd like to get some more feedback to see if anyone else has issues/suggestions before we do that.

Any point to maybe a 64-bit image for the zero 2? (Since its 64-bit capable)


(also, any idea when more freeplay zero boards will be in stock?)
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(11-04-2021, 06:45 AM)BigCat Wrote:
(11-04-2021, 01:53 AM)Flavor Wrote: Yeah, I was planning to figure out that "failed to find mixer element" message.  I feel like I figured that out years ago, but I don't recall what it was.  Anyway, I think the sound is working fine, but the message is annoying.  I'll try to get that fixed and release a new image.  I'd like to get some more feedback to see if anyone else has issues/suggestions before we do that.

Any point to maybe a 64-bit image for the zero 2? (Since its 64-bit capable)


(also, any idea when more freeplay zero boards will be in stock?)

As far as I know, there isn't an official 64-bit build of RetroPie.

I did find some links for the Pi4 at https://www.reddit.com/r/SBCGaming/comme...rom_monka/

I might download it and try it, but it's "Pi4" label makes me think it won't work.

Freeplay Zero boards:  Yeah, that's tough to say.  We ran out right before the Zero 2 announcement.  With chip shortage stuff going on, it's almost impossible to just reorder a batch of parts, at the moment.  I think we have some older (earlier version) boards around.  As for making more, it will likely require some redesign.  I can't give a good estimate at the moment.
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