RetroArch is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players.

It enables you to run classic games on a wide range of computers and consoles through its slick graphical interface. Settings are also unified so configuration is done once and for all.

In addition to this, you will soon be able to run original game discs (CDs) from RetroArch.

RetroArch has advanced features like shaders, netplay, rewinding, next-frame response times, runahead, machine translation, blind accessibility features, and more!

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Libretro Cores Progress Report – April 2, 2020

Our last core progress report was on February 29, 2020. Below we detail the most significant changes to all the Libretro cores we and/or upstream partners maintain. We are listing changes that have happened since then. How to update your cores in RetroArch There are two ways to update your cores: a – If you […]

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RetroArch 1.8.5 released!

RetroArch 1.8.5 has just been released. Grab it here. We will release a Cores Progress report soon going over all the core changes that have happened since the last report. It’s an exhaustive list, and especially the older consoles will receive a lot of new cores and improvements. Remember that this project exists for the benefit […]

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Final Burn Neo Progress Report

A lot happened since my last progress report, so it might be a good time to keep you updated about FBNeo progress. NES/FDS support I see most of you saying “Isn’t FBNeo an arcade emulator ?”. Well, not exactly, we do some console emulation too, i already mentioned it in my last post. You might […]

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Obituary – Cuttlefish

Hi there community, With great sorrow we announce that Emily (AKA cuttlefish), a member of the Libretro contributor community, has passed away. She was also known under other aliases such as meepingsnesroms. She was responsible for the following projects: Mu – a Palm OS emulator RetroArch Overlay Editor – a standalone application allowing for the […]

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