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RetroArch is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players made for GNU/Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac OSX (PPC/Intel), Haiku, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Raspberry Pi, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS & 2DS Family, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Open Pandora, and Blackberry devices.

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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, machine translation, blind accessibility features, and more!

RetroArch is the official reference frontend for libretro "cores": applications that include emulators, game engines, and media players. Settings are also unified across cores with advanced features like shaders, netplay, rewinding, and more!

www.libretro.com

libretro is a simple backend API for emulators, game engines, and media players to be run through a unified GUI.

Which platforms is RetroArch available for?
RetroArch runs, and is supported on: GNU/Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac OSX (PPC/Intel), Haiku, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Playstation Vita, Playstation Portable, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Raspberry Pi, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS & 2DS Family, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Open Pandora, and Blackberry.


What is the license for this?
libretro is released under the MIT license. RetroArch is released under the GNU GPLv3. The cores are usually released with the same license as the originating projects.

What emulators, games, and other cores are currently supported?
You can see a list sorted by hardware maker under For Users > Core Documentation

A Polished Interface
Browse your game collection through a beautiful settop box-oriented menu.
After scanning your collection, games will be sorted by system.
The menu supports thumbnails and features various animated backgrounds.

Cross platform
RetroArch can run on the usual platforms like Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
RetroArch also runs on Apple and Android for tablets and phones, as well as on game consoles like PS3, PSP, PS Vita, Wii, Wii U and more!

Next-frame response time - impeccable latency results
RetroArch is capable of next-frame responsive time. This means that there should be no nearly no perceivable difference in terms of input latency from real hardware, FPGA/clone or original hardware.
On top of all that, there are various settings you can configure to optimize the results even more.

Highly Configurable
Our advanced settings interface lets you tweak every possible option about how the games are run and displayed.
Every setting has a logical default so you can be up and running in no time.

Joypad Auto Configuration
Common joypads are automatically configured when plugged in, just like a real game console.
Ideal for multiplayer games when a friend brings their own joypad.
You can also configure joypads manually to assign special actions to button combos.

Shaders
Shaders are efficient graphical filters that can greatly improve the rendering of old games.
They can also be used to replicate the look and feel of old CRT monitors.
You can even stack them to create your own effect. The possibilities are endless.

Achievements
Unlock achievements on your favorite classic games!
Unlock trophies and badges like on a modern game consoles!

Netplay
Host or join a network gaming session.
Rediscover the joy of multiplayer games using RetroArch built-in netplay lobby.
You can also use the spectator mode to watch others play.

Recording & Streaming
RetroArch is able to record your gaming session to a video file.
The same mechanism also enables you to live stream your games to platforms like Twitch.tv or Youtube.

New Update (v1.8.4)
RetroArch now supports ANGLE on Windows and Xbox! OpenGL ES-compatible emulator cores for Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast now run on the Xbox One!
This along with many new cores for PSP, PS Vita and 3DS, as well as plenty of bug fixes and new features, makes for another jam-packed release!

http://www.retroarch.com/

 


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