I recently had an opportunity to take somebody’s RG350 and give it an internal makeover. Someone on the RG350 subreddit had asked for help in getting their device up and running again after several months of trial and error. So I took the project onboard and also filmed the entire process so you could see all the tricks I used to get everything back into tip-top shape.Continue reading “Refreshing a used RG350 device”
Last updated 21SEP2020
Today I’m happy to share a new SimpleMenu theme that I’ve been working on. It is based on the ComicBook RetroPie theme from TMTturtleguy, which was first released a few years ago. In addition to changing the system and logo art for every system, I have made some coloring updates that blends the whole system together. I also updated the font to something that will allow for a lot of text while still being nice and legible on the screen.Continue reading “New RG350 SimpleMenu “ComicBook” theme”
Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know that I’ve made some significant changes to the default and GBZRemix SimpleMenu themes, specifically for the RG350M’s high resolution screen.
Check out the new theme upgrades on my SimpleMenu guide (near the bottom of the page), and here is a video showcasing the updates:
Last updated: 11JUL2021 (see Changelog for updates)
Note: this guide is fairly out of date thanks to the wonderful advances that have been developed for SimpleMenu throughout 2021. For that reason, I recommend reading through this guide as a primer for what SimpleMenu is capable of, and then go directly to the SimpleMenu releases page to see what features are available with the latest builds of this excellent frontend.
There are several different “frontends” available on the RG350. A frontend is a graphical interface that is different from the stock one that comes with a Linux distribution. It usually cosmetic in nature, developed to improve the user experience. Think of it this way: there are some brilliant developers out there, who can figure out how to do some amazing things with Linux code. But they may not also be blessed with an eye for graphic design, nor would they have a staff to help them develop an ideal user experience. Frontends seek to bridge that gap by building a better interface that runs over top of the existing Linux distribution, and today we’re going to look at my favorite RG350 frontend, SimpleMenu.Continue reading “Guide: SimpleMenu on the RG350”