How To Set Up A Raspberry Pi Arcade
Instructions on How to Easily Set Up Your Raspberry Pi So You Can Use it With Your Xtension Emulator Edition Controller


Whether you purchase a cabinet or controller from us or not, we highly recommended exploring the very useful information below regarding using the $35 Rasberry Pi and the FREE to download RetroPie emulation front end to complete your arcade set up. It matters not if you are on a budget or just want to experience what all of hype is all about, we strongly recommend trying this for yourself. You won't be disappointed!

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV via HDMI and supports a USB keyboard or game controller. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games.



Purchase a $35 Raspberry Pi, at least a 64 GB Micro SD Card and 64 GB USB Flash Drive.

Or purchase this starter kit with all you will need.

Step 2

Click on the video tutorial below and follow the instructions to download the FREE RetroPie software to transform your Raspberry Pi to a full on arcade.

Step 3

Plug in your Xtension TM Emulator Edition controller and perform the quick and easy set up to connect. You can proceed to use the controller to play your RetroPie games.

What IS RetroPie?

RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi  into a retro-gaming arcade machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favorite arcade, home-console, and classic PC games you know and love with minimum set-up. For advanced users it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customize the system as you want.

RetroPie is a full OS that includes all emulators and you can easily install in minutes!

This tutorial below is for new users who have never set up Retro Pie before and who are new to PC game emulation.

Download Retro Pie Software

Click below to download the current RetroPie 4.2 release. DOWNLOAD IS FREE

Once you download your RetroPie software to your PC, please refer to the video tutorials below to assist with the RetroPie set up process.

Video tutorials

How To Install RetroPie, The Easy Way!

For users that are new to RetroPIe and raspberry pi.

Please refer to the video shown for instructions on how to download RetroPie. This video tutorial should have you playing arcade games in a few minutes. This video tutorial is great for users new to RetroPie and game emulation and who have never installed or used RetroPie before.


Once your have your games up and running, the Xtension TM Emulator Edition Controller is pre-configured to the MAME software and once your Xtension TM Emulator Edition Controller in plugged in, it will automatically detect it as a PC keyboard and you will then need to preform a quick mapping of the controller for player one. It is very easy!

How to set up your Xtension Emulator Edition Controller with RetroPie using the Raspberry Pi

This video will show you how to use your Xtension Emulator Edition Controller with RetroPie and the Raspberry Pi. We will cover your basic player 1 controller set up process and also how to set up player 2, using the MAME emulator.

Additional Installation Of RetroPie

The tutorial video shown here is a alternate video for those that are now ready to take their basic knowledge of the RetroPie set up to the next level.

How To Install RetroPie, On Your MAC

This is a great tutorial to show you how to use your Macintosh computer to install and set up the retro pie software on your raspberry pi.