One of the key new features of Recalbox 8.0 is it enhanced support for the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W.
Released in October 2021, the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is a new revision of the slimline version of the already compact Raspberry Pi computer. Ideal for retro gaming, these single-board computers (SBCs) are particularly suited to being used in projects where space and power are at a premium.
One such example is the Retroflag GPi case, a Gameboy clone that is designed for the Raspberry Pi Zero. As the Zero 2 W has the exact same dimensions as its predecessor – adding a faster processor and a few other enhancements like Wi-Fi – it makes a smart replacement. Better still, it runs Recalbox 8.0
Recalbox have released the following details with regards to how Recalbox 8.0 runs on the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W.
The brand new ultra-compact board “Raspberry Pi Zero 2W” from the Raspberry Pi foundation is now fully managed by Recalbox! Very cheap (around 15€), this board makes Recalbox even more accessible, either in a GPi Case for a “portable” use, or as a mini home console, with its performances very close to the Raspberry Pi 3.
It will be the ideal card for small budgets, or people who don’t necessarily want to play 3D games again (if you play in a GPi Case: the PS1 and the N64 work very well!)
Note that if you upgrade your GPi Case to the Pi Zero 2 W, you’ll need a fresh Recalbox installation.
Head to www.recalbox.com to learn more and download Recalbox 8.0.
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