Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 00:36 UTC
Games "A few weeks ago I got my Pi delivered and started working on what I would describe as 'universal console'. In this post I describe my initial thoughts about this project and present an adapter that allows you to use SNES controllers as input devices for the Raspberry Pi." This is what the Pi is all about. Amazing work by Florian (can't find his last name!), code and instructions are available. So cool.
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RE[2]: USB RetroPort Adapter
by jrash on Sat 7th Jul 2012 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE: USB RetroPort Adapter"
jrash
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2008-10-28

Let me guess, a decade+ ago you'd say something like "using consumer GPUs is fine, but why not just drop dozen thousand on an SGI?", hm? ;p

Why yes I would thank you very much! ;)

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RE[3]: USB RetroPort Adapter
by zima on Fri 13th Jul 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE[2]: USB RetroPort Adapter"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And look where we are now... (actually, we were here already that decade+ ago, really, with consumer GPUs vs. what SGI hardware offered)

BTW, seeing that you're perhaps "into" all things SGI ...do you recall a game for SGI Indy, IIRC made for some coding competition, using a webcam for input and displaying some abstract orange-ish landscape, with leafless trees, one of them controlled? (again, all IIRC)
I stumbled on something like that a decade+ go (probably while casually exploring SGI sites from... BeOS :p ), and searching it now doesn't do the trick, bringing mostly some casual gaming websites and "commemorative" SGI blogs.
(you'll probably won't see it before the topic is closed - but, if you recall anything, feel free to answer to one of my comment in some more recent thread)

Edited 2012-07-14 00:19 UTC

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