RALibretro is a multi-emulator that can be used to develop RetroAchievements.
The "multi-emulation" feature is only possible because it uses libretro cores to do the actual emulation. What RALibretro does is to connect the emulation to the tools used to create RetroAchievements.
RALibretro is a Work-in-Progress!!!
Currently the development is going on this repo: https://github.com/RetroAchievements/RALibretro
Here's a list of known issues (feel free to report new issues if you find one): https://github.com/RetroAchievements/RALibretro/issues
Just download RALibretro from the Downloads page and unzip it.
- Launch RALibretro.exe
- Click on
Load System, and click on the system you want to emulate
- Now go to
Load Gameand choose your ROM. Note: RALibretro currently doesn't accept zipped files!
- Now you can create your cheevos or just earn some!
NOTE: some systems may require system (BIOS) files in the
System directory in order to load games correctly.
Here is a list of the systems supported currently:
- Nintendo 64
- Mega Drive
- Master System
- Gameboy Color
- Gameboy Advance
- PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16/TurboGrafx-CD)
- Atari Lynx
- Game Gear
- Neo Geo Pocket
- Atari 2600
- Atari 7800
- Virtual Boy
- Neo Geo (Arcade) - new. NOTE: you need to put the
neogeo.zipBIOS file on the same directory as the ROMs.
- Capcom Play System 1, 2 and 3 (Arcade) - new
|NES||B||A||Swap disk side (FDS)||Insert/Eject disk (FDS)||Start||Select|
|Atari Lynx||B||A||Option 1||Option 2||Start|
|Neo Geo Pocket||B||A||Start|
|Atari 2600||o||L difficulty b||R difficulty b||L difficulty a||R difficulty a||Start||Select|
Note: the buttons for CPS1/2/3 games vary for each game.
- see overlay:
- pause emulation:
- advance one frame at a time:
;(automatically pauses emulation)
- fast forward:
- fast forward toggle:
Save/Load state keyslink
- Save state current slot:
- Load state current slot:
- Load state from slot 1, 2, .., 9, 0:
- Save state to slot 1, 2, .., 9, 10:
- Previous slot:
- Next slot:
- Switch slot:
- feedback to the user when save/load state, pausing, etc.
- N64 support
- load zipped ROMs
- input configuration
- more issues listed here: https://github.com/RetroAchievements/RALibretro/issues
How to make AES BIOS work in RALibretro or RetroArchlink
To make AES BIOS emulation mode work in your emulator:
Make sure your emulator works correctly.
Systemdirectory (RALibretro), or a folder you keep your NeoGeo ROMs (RetroArch).
Make sure the
neogeo.zipconsist of at least files you can see here:
If you keep only those files, AES mode will be automatically forced for any NeoGeo game (recommended).
Important! The files which are highlighted on this picture (
neo-po.bin) are the only one actually related to AES mode, and you probably will need to include them in your archive to make AES mode work for you.
neo-po.bin is necessary for japanese-only titles or to make the japanese versions to work, but due to emulation issue it also forces japanese language as default, that's why you will need to remove it to display english in some games.
- Load any FBA compatible neo geo ROM. More complete archive (including files needed to run MVS and UniBIOS modes) might need additional configuration to force AES mode:
In RaLibretro: Settings->Emulation->Force Neo Geo Mode->AES
In RetroArch: Command->Menu Toggle->Options->Force Neo Geo Mode->AES
Last 10 changes on this page:
[2020-10-31 15:13] HolyShinx:Removed "n64 unsupported" line and added it to supported systems
[2019-06-07 02:33] Salsa:Added information about how to deal with "forced japanese" issue
[2019-02-18 01:01] meleu:add Salsa's tutorial "How to make AES BIOS work in RALibretro or RetroArch"
[2019-02-17 23:55] meleu:Updated RALibretro (markdown)
[2019-01-01 18:39] Raphaël Zumer:Document FDS key binds
[2018-08-05 13:59] Raphael Zumer:Extract system file note to section root
[2018-07-24 18:33] John A:We didnt explain here that we also support CD version of PC Engine and that the PC Engine and TurboGrafx16 is the same console.
[2018-07-24 18:29] John A:Updated RALibretro (markdown)
[2018-05-08 20:55] meleu:removed the "can be used to earn cheevos" message
[2018-05-06 18:09] meleu:Updated RALibretro (markdown)