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, and more!

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vitaQuake II Libretro core WIP available right now on Windows/Mac/Linux! Plus high refresh rate support in libretro core games

We’ve always felt at libretro that RetroArch is a platform that is agnostic to emulators. That is, the libretro API is not in any way tied to emulators and allows for far more applications to be ported beyond just emulators. So it’s always a delight to us when game engines get ported as libretro cores […]

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RetroArch 1.7.9 (v2) released!

RetroArch 1.7.9 (v2) has just been released. Among many other things, it includes big QoL (Quality of Life) improvements for mobile users. The menu system should now support touchscreen gestures and controls in general should be much improved inside the menu. But that’s far from all! Grab it here. If you’d like to show your support, […]

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Upcoming – RetroArch 1.7.9 – Menu Touchscreen Gestures!

RetroArch 1.7.9 (scheduled for release soon) will debut touchscreen gestures for the menu for the first time! You will now be able to operate the XMB menu without needing a gamepad or overlay! The following gesture-like functionality is available: Swipe up/down in the left margin: scroll through current menu list by ascending/descending the alphabet Swipe […]

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RetroArch 3DS: Full speed PS1 now possible with PCSX ReARMed w/ Unai renderer!

Written by Justin Weiss NOTE: When talking about 3DS in this article, we actually mean the New 3DS. Don’t expect old 3DS to be able to emulate many games at fullspeed. The Nintendo 3DS is a great little portable RetroArch machine. Especially for classic systems: it has all the buttons you need, and the screen […]

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