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You can download RetroPie from the website retropie.org.uk/download/. There are two different versions, one for the Raspberry Pi version 0/1 and one for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. Downloading takes a moment because the file is very large.
Once you have downloaded the image, then you can write it to the SD card normally with Etcher and then boot the Raspberry Pi. After installing it to the SD card, we need to start configuring it.
Maybe at this point a short hint for the configuration. It makes sense to get a gamepad beforehand. For example, this wireless gamepad from GameSir: https://amzn.to/2IGFf94.
With such a gamepad, the setup is much easier. You will notice during the first boot of RetroPi that the configuration is not designed to be done with a keyboard, but with a gamepad. By the way, you can also use a Plastation 3 or Xbox360 controller for the configuration if you have it at hand.
The first time you boot, you have to hold a button on the gamepad first, and then start the setup. As a first step, you need to assign the control buttons that you find on the gamepad. After completing this control button configuration, you will already be in the main menu of RetroPie. Now you can do the further configuration here.
We can now access the RetroPi Menu. Here you will find all the necessary settings, including the item 'RASPI-CONFIG', under which we can call the Raspberry Pi settings and thus make known settings. But now we should first set up a WiFi network, because KODI will be downloaded later. KODI is a Smart-TV extension. For this we need an internet connection.
To set up the Raspberry Pi WiFi connection, we first need to set up our WiFi country settings. That means, we define in which country we currently use WiFi, so that the communication between Raspberry Pi and router works properly.
In the list below you will find Germany / Deutschland. Now you can get out of the settings. Now we connect to the WiFi network. When you are connected, it goes back to the settings of RetroPie.
Install Raspberry Pi KODI
To do this you have to scroll through the list a bit until you reach point 312, where you will see 'kodi' and can start the installation by pressing "Enter". After the installation is finished, you will see a window again that shows the processing of the packages.
Configure Raspberry Pi KODI
You start that now. After a short moment we see KODI start.
Back in the RetroPie interface we can now go to the configuration again and find under RetroPie Setup the possibility to change the autostart function. There you can now choose if EmulationStation (RetroPie) or KODI should boot at startup. At this point you choose 'Start Kodi at boot'. Now you reboot again and KODI should start first.
If you click on the shutdown icon at the top of KODI and then 'Exit', you will get back to the RetroPie interface and thus back to the game console.
Otherwise, for each game you also need the original game license, which you must buy beforehand. Then you can play the games on RetroPie. Of course, it is recommended to use a real gamepad for this. At this point, one more restriction must be mentioned. RetroPi is not a full-fledged game console.
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