RetroPie is a script to install emulators. This tutorial will show how to install RetroPie under Raspbian, it’s based on https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Manual-Installation/ 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.
- 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
- We’ll download the latest version of the github project to our home folder with the following commands:
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup.git
- Once downloaded, we’ll move to the folder and we’ll start the installation
chmod +x retropie_setup.sh
- I had a problem with the GL experimental driver, so i had to disable it from raspi-config in Advanced Options -> GL Driver -> Legacy
- 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.
- 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 retropie_setup.sh with the command sudo ./retropie_setup.sh
- Finally, we’ll have to copy our roms to the generated folders for each console within ~/RetroPie/roms