Installing RetroPie

July 27th, 2017 Categories: Ultimate Raspbian

RetroPie is a script to install emulators. This tutorial will show how to install RetroPie under Raspbian, it’s based on We’ll need a SSH connection to the Raspberry Pi (or doing it locally). I show you how to achieve it here. We’ll also need internet in the Raspberry Pi.

  1. Install packages in order to download the project source code from github. We’ll type this commands in a Raspberry Pi shell, either locally or by SSH:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install git lsb-release
  2. We’ll download the latest version of the github project to our home folder with the following commands:
    git clone --depth=1
  3. Once downloaded, we’ll move to the folder and we’ll start the installation
    cd RetroPie-Setup
    chmod +x
    sudo ./
  4. I had a problem with the GL experimental driver, so i had to disable it from raspi-config in Advanced Options -> GL Driver -> Legacy
    Mensaje GLDriver
  5. Just press enter to install (Basic Install will be selected). I recommend to also install the packages manually from Manage packages since i’ve had troubles with some of them. I wasn’t able to install the gamecon/db9 driver in any way.
    Instalacion RetroPie
  6. Once all downloaded/compiled, we’ll be able to execute for the very first time the application with the command emulationstation. In order to change the configuration, we’ll execute the script with the command sudo ./
  7. Finally, we’ll have to copy our roms to the generated folders for each console within ~/RetroPie/roms

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