Quick Guide: Skraper for Retro Handheld Devices

Quick Guide: Skraper for Retro Handheld Devices

This quick guide will show you how to use the PC app called Skraper to download media (box art and videos) for your ROM collection. This process is specifically for EmulationStation-based systems like the RG351P/M, RG351V, ODROID Go Super, RGB10, and even the Super Console X.

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Guide: SimpleMenu on the RG350

Guide: SimpleMenu on the RG350

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Note: this guide is fairly out of date thanks to the wonderful advances that have been developed for SimpleMenu throughout 2021.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.

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