351ELEC Final Update: What You Need to Know

351ELEC Final Update: What You Need to Know

351ELEC has closed its project for future updates. Let’s take a look at this final build of the operating system, the legacy it leaves behind, and where we go from here.

UPDATE: As of May 2021, 351ELEC has been resurrected under new leadership! Here is my latest video on their most recent release.

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Guide: CD-Based Systems on Retro Handhelds

Guide: CD-Based Systems on Retro Handhelds

Last updated: 09JUL2021

Today we’re going to discuss systems like PlayStation 1, Dreamcast, Sega CD, and TurboGrafx-CD (PC Engine CD). Let’s organize your files and learn how to switch discs in multi-disc games, too.

This guide applies to any RK3326 retro handheld system, such as the RG351 series, PowKiddy RGB10, ODROID Go Advance/Super, and so on. This will also apply to any device that runs an EmulationStation frontend, such as the Super Console X. The video primarily focuses on the 351ELEC firmware for the RG351 devices, but can be applied to ArkOS, EmuELEC, RetroOZ, or any other EmulationStation-based operating system that runs on these devices.

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Fix the “Format Disk” Windows 10 Error (EmuELEC, ArkOS, 351ELEC)

Fix the “Format Disk” Windows 10 Error (EmuELEC, ArkOS, 351ELEC)

Do you get an error that says “You need to format the disk in drive [letter] before you can use it” when putting in a multi-partition SD card? This video will show you how to remove drive letters from your SD card partitions so you just see the partitions you want. Additionally, I’ll show you how to make unassigned partitions appear.

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Undertale on RG351P and RG351M

Undertale on RG351P and RG351M

Last updated: 13MAY2021 (see Changelog for details)

Today we’re going to install and play Undertale on the RG351P and RG351M thanks to the AnberPorts app. Installing this game is a little tricky, because it uses assets from the Linux version of Undertale. In this guide I’ll show you how to extract those Linux files using a Windows PC.

** Update (13MAY2021): Some people smarter than me in the community figured out an even easier way to install this game, see the “Simple conversion process” section below. **

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351ELEC 2.0 Released: The Ultimate “Plug and Play” Firmware for RG351 Devices

351ELEC 2.0 Released: The Ultimate “Plug and Play” Firmware for RG351 Devices

Last Updated: 23FEB2021

When it comes to custom firmware options for the RG351 devices, 351ELEC is a masterclass in curation and user friendliness. While I adore ArkOS for how easy it is to tinker with the device and firmware, 351ELEC is more suited to those who just want to jump into some games without having to do a lot of tweaking.

Lucky for us, 351ELEC 2.0 is now available, and it has hundreds (over 275, to be more precise) of new tweaks under the hood and in the user experience. Check out the video for my full breakdown, and also see the notes below for links to some of the things I mention in the video.

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Guide: Handheld Screen Settings for RG351 Devices

Guide: Handheld Screen Settings for RG351 Devices

Last updated: 20MAY2021 (see Changelog for details)

There is a lot of different options available to you when you play handheld systems like the Game Boy or Game Gear on the RG351P or RG351M. So in this guide I’ll walk you through how to set up overlays, shaders, colorization, and ghosting in order to accurately recreate those original handheld systems.

Note that these instructions are specifically for the ArkOS and 351ELEC custom firmwares. If you are using the stock firmware, you can generally just follow the ArkOS instructions, but I would recommend you check out my firmware comparison guide and make the switch to one of these.

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