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howtos:emulators:retroarch [2019/02/18 13:09 (UTC)] (current)
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 +====== RetroArch ======
  
 +[[https://​www.retroarch.com/​|RetroArch]] is an opensource frontend for various games emulators. It runs libretro “cores” that are available separately as shared libraries. This makes RetroArch modular and user being able to install only desired emulators.
 +
 +====== Installation ======
 +
 +RetroArch and some libretro cores are available via SlackBuilds.org.
 +
 +All libretro cores are installed in the following directories:​
 +
 +  * /​usr/​lib(64)/​libretro:​ shared libraries
 +  * /​usr/​lib(64)/​libretro/​info:​ metadata files
 +
 +====== Usage =======
 +
 +RetroArch can be ran from command line by specifying a libretro core and content file or via one of its several graphical interface.
 +
 +<​code>​
 +$ retroarch -L /​usr/​lib64/​libretro/​foo_libretro.so foo.data
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Otherwise, run ''​retroarch''​ with no arguments to run its default XMB frontend.
 +
 +<​code>​
 +$ retroarch
 +</​code>​
 +
 +{{tag>​howtos}}

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