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 are 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!

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RetroArch 1.16.0 release

RetroArch 1.16.0 has just been released. Grab it here. If you’d like to learn more about upcoming releases, please consult our roadmap here. Remember that this project exists for the benefit of our users, and that we wouldn’t keep doing this were it not for spreading the love to our users. This project exists because […]

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Server incident resolved

The cause of the intrusion has been found and isolated. We have no indications that other systems including core distribution was accessed, so there is no immediate cause for concern there. Sites should be operational right now and everything should work fine right now. PSA: If people downloaded RetroArch on Windows earlier today they should […]

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DirkSimple core added on Steam + RetroArch update

DirkSimple core added to Steam We added a new core, DirkSimple. This brings the total number of available cores on Steam to 60 now. DirkSimple is a core written from scratch by icculus, one of the original creators/maintainers of popular open source projects like SDL. It can play some of the 1980s LaserDisc arcade games. […]

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Development Plan – March 13, 2023

A new concept we’re going to try, we’ll see if it lasts. Expect irregular blog posts like this, whenever something is on our mind that we want to share. It’s basically like a development diary where we discuss future plans for upcoming versions and what we have been thinking about doing. Raising the lowest common […]

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