Raspberry Pi Steam Box: Stream PC Games to the Pi

In this tutorial I will be setting up a Raspberry Pi steam box so you can stream PC games from your computer straight to the Pi. This is an awesome way to get games to another screen or TV in your house without spending a huge amount on extra equipment.raspberry pi steam box stream pc games to the pi

If you’re not big on reading and you would like to see how this is done visually then check out the video I have prepared below. If you like it then you should subscribe as I will be adding a lot more videos on fantastic projects in the future. (PS. Sorry about the audio in this video, it’s quite old now)

Equipment

You can find all the equipment that you will need for this tutorial below.

Recomended:

Raspberry Pi

8 GB SD Card or Micro SD Card if you’re using a Raspberry Pi 2, 3 or B+

USB Keyboard

USB Mouse

1 HDMI Cord

Optional:

Retro USB Controllers/Joysticks

Ethernet Cord or Wifi dongle

Setting it all up

The steps below will take you through all the steps to getting the Raspberry Pi emulator setup and ready to go.

1. Download & Format the SD Card

  1. Download the RetroPie Project SD Card Image from the RetroPie Website. (Use version 2.5 if you have a Raspberry Pi 2)
  2. You will need a formatting tool. Visit the SD Association’s website and download the SD Formatter 4.0 for either Windows or Mac.
  3. Follow the instructions to install the formatting software
  4. Insert your SD card into the computer or laptop’s SD card reader and check the drive letter allocated to it, e.g. G:/ (If you don’t have one then you can buy an USB SD Card reader here)
  5. In the SD Formatter, select the drive letter for your SD card (eg. G:/) and then click format.

For more detail: Raspberry Pi Emulator – The Ultimate Retro Gaming Machine

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