Ask Kevin Leutzinger or Aaron Santiago about any problems you have!
We made all this. Have Fun!
Included systems (complete game libraries)
- About 30,000 official games so far from:
- Nintendo NES/SNES/N64/Gamecube
- Nintendo Handhelds (GB/GBC/GBA), DS
- Sony Playstation 1, PSP
- Sega Dreamcast/Genesis/Mastersystem/Gamegear/32x
- Wonderswan (ever heard of it?)
- More to come...
- Romhacks and translations too!
How do I use this?
- You'll need windows and an xbox/ps4 controller.
- There's a lot of games, but searching is powerful
- A game is ready to play once there is a controller icon to the left of the title
- Start by typing to find a game
- try searching:
- gba mario
- super smash bros
- Controller (playstation notation):
- navigation is all with dpad
- This means dpad left is back (rather than O or B)
- L1 R1: skip down list by first letter
- X/O to launch game or activate an item
- Triangle to open menu on a rom
- Click right stick to go to a random game
- you can type to search
- left click to download/launch
- right click on a game for more options
- In-Game controls:
- Keyboard hotkeys:
- f2 f4: save, load state
- f1: open retroarch menu
- spacebar: fast forward
- double tap center button to quit
- Press F1 to open retroarch menu
- 'Quick Menu' has most options you need
- Retroarch is a confusing place, but ask google anything you don't understand
- Google "retroarch tutorial" for help on anything else
- we preconfigured it to make things easier
- tag games and make playlists (press triangle on a game)
- press X on a game to download
- once download is complete, press again to launch
- You filter games by clicking/selecting any tags on the right
- Or search any tag or game title
What is a rom?
- A ROM is a dump/rip of a game disc or game cartridge
- They can be stored on a computer and launched by an emulator
How does this thing work?
- We bundled together Retroarch and a pre-scraped and tagged list of ROM direct download links
- it is built using
Where are the games stored?
- In the ROMs Folder, try not to rename or move them
- (you are not currently able to add ROMs in there manually, but there's plenty for you to download already)
How do I save?
- You can save as you would in game or use
- F2 key to save a state
- F4 key to load state
My game won't start!
- You can go into retroarch settings in game (f1) and change video drivers
- try switching between vulkan or gl/glcore
- Some roms do not play nicely with emulators:
- Dreamcast and DS games can be troublesome
Retroarch Menus Explained:
- Quick menu is where you change options for the current system/game
- You open the quick menu by pressing F1 ingame
- if you go to Controls you can change how your controller is mapped for that system
- we set up defaults as best we could
- Quick menu also lets you load/save states and close/restart content
- The quick menu only exists while you are running a game
- The Main menu is separate and you get to it by right clicking while in the quick menu or pressing back on your controller
- you can change video drivers under Settings>Drivers>Video
- you will have to restart retroarch when you set a new video driver
Where do the games come from?
A game is missing from the list!
Is this legal?
- We are not distributing any games, just listing and organizing links to them.
- Most games are from pre-2005 so they are not commercially viable
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