RetroArch
RetroArch
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RetroArch

Version 1.9.14

Game emulator.

RetroArch overview

RetroArch is most popularly known for being a program with which you can play many emulators and games, which have all been customized and tailor-ported to the libretro API.

It is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It tries to be on the cutting edge of technology in terms of supported technology as well as trying to be as backward compatible as possible, a paradoxical goal if any. It has features few other dedicated games / emulators have, such as:

  • Real-time rewinding and GGPO netplay
  • Libretro’s serialization support allows features such as rollback based netplay to be easily implementable. It also allows you to rewind your games in real-time.
  • Multi-pass shaders (up to 8-pass)
  • It was one of the first programs out of the gates to have frontend shader support to begin with. RetroArch has its own shader spec that is being extensively used and implemented by various other programs unrelated to RetroArch/libretro.
  • It is also one of the only programs of its kind that supports up to 16 shader passes along with up to 128 shader parameters supported. You can find many impressive shaders that can enhance the in-game look of a game.
  • Game aware shading
  • Remote networked sound support
  • A built-in GUI/OSD system
  • RetroArch can change its entire appearance with a few button clicks. It can turn into a low-resolution but functional UI (RGUI) into a full-fledged XMB clone, and so on.
  • Impeccable Linux support
  • RetroArch was first out of the gates in many respects with support for Wayland, DRM/KMS, and many other graphics technologies which are still not standard in many Linux programs. It is designed to be as dependency-less as possible while also making it possible for custom-made versions of RetroArch to be made with specific support for several new APIs.
  • Unlike many other programs, Linux is not treated as second-class citizen but as first-class citizen.
  • Impeccable backwards compatibility
  • How many other Mac programs support PowerPCs, 32bit and 64bit Intel Macs all at the same time ?
  • Libretro/RetroArch keeps platforms alive with new content long after they have passed their expiration date. See PlayStation3, PSP, Wii, Gamecube, etc. The list goes on.
  • A cross-platform game console
  • The goal for Retroarch is to have a game console platform unrestrained by platform boundaries and architecture differences. To this end, it strives to support as many platforms as possible.

What’s new in version 1.9.14

Updated on Dec 07 2021

Version 1.9.14:
  • Swipe up/down in the left margin: scroll through current menu list by ascending/descending the alphabet
  • Swipe up/down in the middle region of the screen: scroll up/down through current menu list by one ‘page’ (i.e. one screen’s worth of entries)
  • Swipe left/right: navigate left right, or change the setting value of the currently active item
  • Tap left margin below top margin: Back/cancel action
  • Tap left margin above top margin (top left corner): Open search interface
  • Tap right margin: select currently active item
  • Tap menu list in middle region of screen: activate item, or select it if already active
  • Long press active menu item in middle region of screen: reset item to default setting value
  • Press and drag up/down in the right margin: scroll up/down through menu list (the further you drag, the faster it goes - up to a limit corresponding to keeping a cursor key held down)
  • Press and drag left/right in the top margin: navigate left/right, or change the setting value of the currently active item (again - the further you drag, the faster it goes)

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    Derekcurrie
    Derekcurrie
    Sep 7 2021
    1.9.9
    0.0
    Sep 7 2021
    0.0
    Version: 1.9.9
    M1 Macs are now supported via a version called "RetroArch_Metal". If you have an M1+ Mac, be sure to use this native version! You can download the latest build via this URL: https://buildbot.libretro.com/nightly/apple/osx/universal/RetroArch_Metal.dmg
    ricky_t
    ricky_t
    May 18 2021
    1.9.3
    3.0
    May 18 2021
    3.0
    Version: 1.9.3
    Works really well in comparison to all the other emulators I've tried!
    Drtyrell969
    Drtyrell969
    May 7 2021
    1.9.2
    0.0
    May 7 2021
    0.0
    Version: 1.9.2
    So this seems neat, but I can't for the life of me find where to download the kernels to play anything. I know they can't distribute other people's games, but a ton are in the public domain. When I got to the website, they link to a different vendor with ANOTHER emulator. Something needs to give here. Something needs to be embedded into the product to guide us to success.
    Derekcurrie
    Derekcurrie
    Jun 22 2020
    1.8.8
    0.0
    Jun 22 2020
    0.0
    Version: 1.8.8
    v1.8.9 is now out.
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