RetroPie 3.0.0 BETA 3 is released

Version 3.0.0 BETA 3

  • Integrated controls configuration for EmulationStation and RetroArch – On first start EmulationStation will ask for controls to be configured, and will then also configure RetroArch based on your choices. Note that there will be a delay after selecting OK whilst this is done – this will be improved later to give feedback so it doesn’t look as though EmulationStation has frozen.
  • New experimental modules/emulators: limelight (Networked game streamer for Steam), lr-tgbdual (gameboy color emu with link support), DXX-Rebirth port (Decent 1/2), r-mednafen-wswan (Wonderswan emu), lr-mednagen-gbp (NeoGeo Pocket emu), uae4arm (Amiga emu), lr-fuse (ZX Spectrum emu), lr-caprice32 (Amstrad CPC emu), lr-gw (Game and Watch simulator). All modules prefixed with lr- are libretro cores for use with Retroarch.
  • New startup picture with new RetroPie logo.
  • Added additional ES theme “Color Pi”
  • Dosbox bug fixes / Ability to launch custom shell scripts.
  • Wifi configuration under RetroPie menu.
  • PS3 controller setup improvements
  • Disabled root password by default
  • Various other fixes / improvements.

RetroPie 3.0.0 BETA 2 is released

Version 3.0.0 BETA 2

  • More launch options for Hatari
  • Resize framebuffer with video mode change (and allow framebuffer res to be changed independently for terminal/X apps)
  • Improvements to minecraft-pi launch script
  • Added some experimental modules – Adventure Game Studio engine, yabause (Sega saturn), virtualjaguar (Atari Jaguar), beetle-vb (Virtualboy), mgba (game boy advance)
  • Added ProSystem (Atari 7800 emulator)
  • Fixes to mupen64plus build
  • Various other fixes / Improvements

RetroPie 3.0.0 BETA is released

Version 3.0.0 BETA

  • Overhaul of emulator selection / launching – single rom folder per platform, with the facility to change default emulator per platform or per rom on launch. Also allows launch of certain emulators with specific configurations, such as render plugin for mupen64plus, and model configuration for fuse.
  • RetroArch render resolution is also configurable on launch. Video output is no longer switched by default, but can be adjusted by the user if needed.
  • New retropie menu in EmulationStation with easy access to retropie-setup, file manager, audio settings, controller settings, raspi-config and so on.
  • Emulationstation entries are now sorted (by name) – should mostly match alphabetical order of rom folders.
  • Work to ensure user configurations are preserved. More configuration files moved to /opt/retropie/configs/ structure.
  • EmulationStation restarts on exit by default unless a key is pressed. Makes it easier for those that want to quick and let it restart to pick up any new roms.
  • New platforms.cfg file that contains emulator names / supported file extensions. This can be copied to /opt/retropie/configs/all to override extensions added to emulationstation (A reinstall / re-configuration of the a related emulator is needed after to update the emulationstation configuration)
  • Addition of AdvanceMAME 1.2 (based on MAME 0.106) which may be useful for rpi2 owners over the 0.94 version. Framebuffer output code adjusted to work better with the Pi.
  • rpix86 is included again by default (was missing from the last image).
  • Updates to the usbromservice. If you want to sync rom folders it now requires a folder in the root of the usb stick called “retropie”. The roms will be synced from a sub folder called roms. It also can backup/restore your custom emulationstation gameslists / data.
  • RetroArch includes additional shaders and overlays
  • Various other emulator updates and fixes.

RetroPie 2.6.0 is released

Version 2.6.0

  • new uae4all emulator
  • updated sdl 1.x with rpi fixes for fbcon and dispmanx backend.
  • rpi2 optimisations for dosbox
  • update hatari emulator
  • jzintv updates
  • mupen64plus/mupen64plus-libretro changes/fixes
  • atari800 updates (with gles support on rpi)
  • allow genesis libretro core to be used for mastersystem
  • new experimental cores for gb advance (rpi2 only), and nes
  • optimisation / fixes for rpi
  • various other fixes / improvements

RetroPie 2.5.0 is released

Version 2.5.0

  • Updated to latest firmware to support Raspberry Pi 2 (TM)
  • Usb rom service should now be working
  • updated all binaries
  • mupen64plus is out of experimental
  • added gpu_mem_1024 to config.txt
  • removed overclocking settings
  • simplified rom folder permissions
  • removed ignore_safe_mode as safe mode is removed since march 2014

RetroPie 2.4.2 is released

Version 2.4.2

  • reworked vice c64 emulator – defaults with dispmanx, but should run without now without also. Comes with a default config which is better
  • suited for the pi. config now resides in /opt/retropie/configs/c64/ rather than home directory.
  • retronet improvements – now can enable on game launch from runcommand menu.
  • added vectrex libretro core
  • always reset framebuffer even when not switching screen mode in runcommmand.sh which should help some emulators that seem to leave the framebuffer in an unusable state.
  • fix for fmsx rom install
  • use dispmanx sdl by default for uae4all
  • use dispmanx sdl by default for dgen
  • mame4all configs moved to /opt/retropie/configs/mame/ rather than mame4all (to match existing structure)

RetroPie 2.4 is released

Version 2.4

  • Update of all components, e.g., RetroArch supports ZIP files natively now
  • Dispmanx can be activated or deactivated for each emulator individually now
  • The screen mode is configurable for each emulator individually now
  • Added Atari Lynx emulator
  • Added Darkplaces Quake (experimental)
  • Added Minecraft-Pi (experimental)
  • Added OpenMSX (experimental)
  • Enhanced integration of ScummVM
  • Stripped down number of installed system packages to a minimum
  • Several bug fixes
  • Reorganization of the binaries
  • Separation of sources and binaries