ChameleonPI v.0.3.2 - SUMMER MANIA

Here we are again with an amazing, incredible, glorious, fantastic  new ChameleonPI release v.0.3.2 - SUMMER MANIA

  • We have patched a some of bugs
  • updated raspbian code so it works with all raspberry pi models, 
  • updated c64 support (developed by AreaScout aka Daniel Mehrwald (Austria)
    thanks to Olli Raatikainen), 
  • audio menu now patches boot config 
  • and finally you have DIRECT DOWNLOAD.

Hope all you like as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Get it at:


Awesome image! Love it!

Awesome image! Love it! Considering size (and I am no expert), I was wondering if a similar base Linux distro could be used as with OpenElec (Embedded Linux?). It would help minimize the size of the IMG ... and maybe speed up things? Just a thought ... Keep up the good work! Love this image over others like RetroPi and PiMAME etc ...

Awesome use of a Raspberry pi

Awesome use of a Raspberry pi!! I'm very new to this stuff - so bare with me... I have the img on an SD card and all is working well. However, i'm struggling to get ROMs onto the SD card? My Pi has a WiFi adapter (wired network is not possible) and I only have Windows desktops - which cannot read the Linux partitions on the SD card. Is it for example, possible to exit the emulator to a terminal session - from which I could (I assume... will need to learn) install and configure wifi, then something like samba to transfer files? Anyone have any suggestions on how I could tackle this? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Can you tell me how to

Can you tell me how to install startx on this? The normal Raspian X? I need to be able to run this:mkdir ~/ledborg-setup cd ~/ledborg-setup wget -O unzip chmod +x ./ Thanks

Got it working happily here

Got it working happily here on a 256Mb Model B but can't work out how to configure the display resolution; i've got a HDMI to VGA converter and a 4:3 ratio monitor but the emulators look squashed up as though the RasPi thinks it's outputting 16:9 - total Linux noob so is there something obvious i should be prodding at...?

Hi! Great job! I love

Hi! Great job! I love ChameleonPi's frontend, it's exactly what I need for my MamePi cabinet, because it will have a CRT display so bigger = better. The only problem that I'm facing is related to framebuffer height & width, if I change it for my display (i.e.: 640x480) all consoles emulators crash when I try to open them (with the exception of AdvMAME). Do I have to change the individual emulators configs also? I've tried with RetroArch, but it still crashed upon opening. Thanks!! P.S.: When I change /boot/config.txt back to the original setup, everything works again.

Hi, I'm trying to use

Hi, I'm trying to use ChameleonPi v.032, but the system boots (for no reason) in NTSC composite mode with characters 1/10 inch tall (I'm not exaggerating here), it's impossible to configure the program. TV: Panasonic 32" LED. RISC OS boots fine with HDMI on the same Pi. Also, I was thinking that It would be possible to put files directly on the SD card, but when inserted in the PC card slot, the card is not recognized (no partitions). I'm using Flashnul to write the image on the card, as when I attempted to write RISC OS in that card, Flashnul was the only utility that worked. Thank you.

Problems partially resolved.

Problems partially resolved. I would like to hear from people that downloaded v 0.32, the Pi booted straight on HDMI or composite video out? In my case, when I configured HDMI audio out, voila! magically HDMI video appeared. Also, it's worth noting that, when you switched from text to graphical environment, a mouse was required (when I press F1 for help, the only thing that I can do to exit is click on the big X icon on the top right). Problem with FAT32 remains. My laptop 'sees' the SD card when FAT32 formatted. With ChameleonPi, the card is not seen. Maybe it's because Windows 'sees' only the first partition on SD cards?

I have downloaded the v032

I have downloaded the v032 file, unarchived and (using flashnul) put in a 8Gb sd card. System booted as I wrote, it is, in composite. When searching for help, I pressed an F key (F1 I think) and a page of what seems a browser appeared, with some instructions that I could not read due to composite/32" LED display issue. The point is that there was no means of get rid of this page, unless you use a mouse (what I did when in HDMI mode, and that worked - try for yourself).

Sorry but why is this all so

Sorry but why is this all so complicated. I have spent hours and hours. There must be some people in the World that have got all this working? I have been playing around with Chameleon & RetroPie for months now, but still I cannot get joysticks/joypads working properly. RetroPie uses RetroArch so in theory you set up one Config file with your joystick/joypad and all emulators use that. Chameleon uses all sorts of emulators, so where are all the configs please? what to I edit. I have the button numbers of my joystick from retroarch-joyconfig. I think all this stuff is great. But there is just a bit of info lacking to help a lot of us out. I had a ZX Spectrum back in the day, and have been using computers for a long time, but the Pi has just a few things (mainly the way LINUX does things I guess) that makes this all so tricky. I really want to use my Pi. I hate having a noisy PC on for emulation. But I am really struggling setting up the Pi. I think the $99 Ouya might be the answer for emulation. Thanks for the hard work. Someone please help!

Yes, a lot of people

Yes, a lot of people (thousands) get it working. As you say there's no help at all, and we are not going to provide it in the future. It's just a hobbie for us. If you get information about how to setup a kind of joystick and want to share with us will be great. Linux means a lot of things there are great desktop distributions like ubuntu more easy to use than other commercial systems and also you can create a server from scratch and you requiere a lot of knoledge in a lot of fields. We love emulation on Pi on PC (noisy or silent) ... Ouya has fantastic emulators and tegra 3 is by far more powerfull than raspberry hope you'll enjoy it. but to have my speccy emulator running there's no difference.

Regarding joysticks, I have

Regarding joysticks, I have only configured mine for retroarch (nes/snes) and the megadrive. For retroarch you can generate a configuration file using /opt/RetroArch/tools/retroarch-joyconfig, you can add -h to find all the options. I think if you place retroarch.cfg in /home/zx it will automatically use that, but you can manually point to a configuration file by adding -c /path/to/configfile.cfg in /opt/selector/, for example, at #19) it says for me /opt/selector/ "RETROARCH SNES " "/roms/snes/" "retroarch -c /home/zx/retroarchsnes.cfg etc. For megadrive, go to /home/zx/.dgen. If you copy the to dgenrc, you can edit that file too if you want to change some settings. Button numbers are the same as you found for retroarch. Hope that helps you.


Hi, Will my old chameleon pi be updated with a apt-get update? Or should I burn again the SD card?

Again thanks a lot for your

Again thanks a lot for your effort! This version boots right up and now even the emulators work like a charm. :) The only downside I noticed so far is a bit of stuttering, even when emulation GB classic games. Any idea how to squeeze a little bit more performance out of my Pi? (OC? Settings?) I'm using the Rev. 2 of the modell B.

I've got a NES controller

I've got a NES controller that I bought with a USB end on it. Shows up on the PI like a joystick. Go into /opt/RetroArch/ and use the following command: "sudo /tools/retroarchh-joyconfig >> retroarch.cfg"

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