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

Among other things, 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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RetroArch on Apple App Store

RetroArch is now available on the Apple App Store. It is currently available for iPhone, iPad and tvOS. A macOS version on the Apple App Store is planned but no ETA. A new RetroArch version is also coming out soon.

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Lakka – Raspberry Pi gets 240p Composite Video

Special community version of Lakka has been released! Raspberry Pi gets 240p Composite Video output support! Read more about it in this article here.

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Introducing McSoftServe

Hi there, everybody! I’m Jesse Talavera, a libretro contributor. I’m primarily known in this community as the author of melonDS DS, but I’ve got some other exciting projects in the oven as well. Today I’d like to share with you something new that I’ve been working on for some time. Introducing McSoftServe, an emulator for […]

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Vircon32 joins libretro/RetroArch

Written by: Carra Hi! I’m Carra and I created Vircon32, a new game console. My Vircon32 core was recently integrated into RetroArch, so I thought this could be a good opportunity to talk about both the console itself and my overall experience creating a Libretro core. What is Vircon32? Vircon32 is a 32-bit virtual console […]

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