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 are 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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(Coming Soon) RetroArch 1.9.0 – Widget-based ‘load content’ animation

A new “Load Content” Startup Notification option has been added under Settings > On-Screen Display > On-Screen Notifications. When enabled, a brief animation is shown whenever content is launched – it looks something like this – Notes: The animation is disabled when running a core without content (there are some underlying technical issues that prevent […]

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Preview of custom texture replacement pack for WipeOut 2097/XL (Beetle PSX HW)!

Here is a sneak peek of LyonHrt’s upcoming texture pack replacement for Wipeout 2097/XL! You will be able to use this with the Beetle PSX HW core on RetroArch! Experience Wipeout XL/2097 with never-before-seen fidelity! NOTE: To use this texture replacement pack, you will need to use Beetle PSX HW and in specific the Vulkan […]

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Mupen64Plus-Next – v2.1

The long-anticipated big update to Mupen64Plus-Next has finally arrived! Important Information and notes Beforehand, be warned that the core name changed… As you probably know, up until now, the flavour (if it’s a GLES/GL build) was appended to the Core Name, this caused the frontend to categorize them with the appendix. Now with Vulkan support […]

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RetroArch 1.8.9 released!

RetroArch 1.8.9 has just been released. Grab it here. A Libretro Cores Progress Report will follow later. Remember that this project exists for the benefit of our users, and that we wouldn’t keep doing this were it not for spreading the love with our users. This project exists because of your support and belief in […]

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