The RetroPie Project Every EmulationStation configuration file goes in a When prompted, attach your controller to your Raspberry Pi via a USB cable. Examples: shoot'em ups, beat'em ups, Street Fighter, RPGs, Batman, TMNT, Mega Man or any other category you can think. ~/.emulationstation/themes . , . /path/to/mame %BASENAME% EmulationStation stores all of its configuration files relative to some "home folder." . -->, , the official theme can be downloaded here. Do not edit configuration files while EmulationStation is running. file $HOME This has been known to cause strange side effects, like overwritten files and melting the polar ice caps. user input). You MUST include the period at the start of the extension! System requirements. NOTE: The following "tags" are replaced by ES in launch commands: %ROM% - Replaced with absolute path to the selected ROM, with most Bash special characters escaped with a backslash. Since this is your first time running RetroPie, you’ll need to configure your gaming controller: 1. Retropie uses a file called platforms.cfg to generate the system configurations for es_systems.cfg you can create a custom platforms.cfg to override the default system for regional variants such as the Sega Genesis instead of Megadrive, Turbografx instead of PC-Engine, and the Magnavox Odyssey instead of the Videopac. Note that any configs in ~/.emulationstation/ are symlinked to /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/ which means both paths will work. on Windows and This is only *only* used to give more accurate search results, so this tag is optional. There are several scrapers available in RetroPie: the built in EmulationStation scraper, Steven Selph's scraper and Lars Muldjord's Skyscraper. A system contains the minimum information required to find your games and start them. On Windows, the "home folder" is set by the More information HERE. Just mentally replace the If you are using a pre-configured distribution like RetroPie, you can probably skip this section. If the I occasionally refer to this path as ES will check three places for a gamelist.xml in the following order, using the first one it finds: If you use the built in ES Scraper your gamelist.xml and images folder will be in, If you use another scraper (Steven Sselph's scraper or Lars Muldjord's `Skyscraper) you can choose whether your scraped data goes in. For example: "genesis, megadrive". the front-end. Inside the scripts folder, create a new directory for the kind of event you want to script: (*) sleep/wake use no arguments. To see where that actually is, just type it into the Windows Explorer window and press enter: So, the complete path to the First, create a new directory called scripts inside the config directory: Linux (as user pi): mkdir ~/.emulationstation/scripts. .emulationstation NOTE: Used in some folder structures and error messages. Because of the development hiatus, there has been some attention towards other front-ends. systemSleepTime is usually after screenSaverTime (both editable in Screensaver Menu). The gamelist.xml file for a system defines metadata for a system's games, such as a name, image (like a screenshot or box art), description, release date, and rating. (if it's not here, you are free to make something up, since a theme probably doesn't exist for it yet). should do the trick. %BASENAME% - Replaced with the "base" name of the path to the selected ROM. are "hidden folders," so the on Linux). folder is Enjoy the data. C:\path\to\emulator.exe "%ROM_RAW%" For example, to disable the Exit option from inside the Quit menu, edit /opt/retropie/configs/all/ with, To see a complete list of the supported command line arguments. -->, , , ,