PiBoy DMG Frequently Asked Questions

PiBoy DMG Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Assemble My PiBoy Kit?

We have both a written tutorial with pictures and an assembly video to walk you through the assembly process. The written tutorial can be found here. The video can be found here.

Where Can I Find More Information About the PiBoy DMG?

Our tutorials, covering all aspects of the PiBoy, can be found here. They are organized by category for convenience. You might also find our YouTube channel useful.

How Do I Troubleshoot My PiBoy?

We have a tutorial dedicated to troubleshooting the Piboy that covers most problems. It can be found here.

Where Can I Find the Official Image For the PiBoy DMG?

The official and recommended image for the PiBoy DMG can be downloaded from this page. The official image only supports the Pi 4. When using other versions of the Pi a stock Retropie installation with the addition of our scripts is recommended.

What Models of the Raspberry Pi Does the PiBoy Support?

The PiBoy DMG supports the Raspberry Pi Zero (both versions), 3B+ and 4B.

What Size and Type of Micro SD Card is Recommended?

We have a tutorial discussing selecting a micro SD card for the PiBoy here.

Is the 8GB Version of the Raspberry Pi A Useful Upgrade?

From our experience testing various versions of the Pi 4 we've found that the 4GB version of the Pi 4 is more than enough for even the most demanding of emulators. There is no real benefit to using the 8GB version.

Can The PiBoy Be Overclocked?

Since the PiBoy uses standard Raspberry Pi hardware it can be easily overclocked. We have a tutorial, found here, that walks you through the process of overclocking your Pi. Some emulators will benefit from a mild overclock.

What Game Systems Can the PiBoy Emulate?

When using a Pi 4, which is our recommendation, the PiBoy can emulate just about any system up to the N64 and Dreamcast.

Is the Fan Necessary?

When using a Pi 4 or overclocking any other version of the Pi the fan is necessary to keep the Pi from throttling the CPU and lowering performance.

How Do I Fix Button Problems?

Often problems with the buttons can be fixed by re-seating the rubber pads underneath them or, if the pad has been improperly installed, rotating the pad 180 degrees.

What Are The Main Things to Look For When Troubleshooting the PiBoy?

Likely sources of problems when troubleshooting the PiBoy are: an improperly seated LCD cable, an improperly seated white ribbon cable, an improperly seated SD card adapter, an SD card that was not burned properly and a defective SD card.

How Do I Contact Support?

You can contact support by using the form found here.
Article last updated on: 23 Dec 2020