RetroArch enables you to play games online. You can challenge players around the world and compete on classic games like Mario Kart, Bomberman, Street Fighter, or team up on games like Streets of Rage or Sonic 3.
RetroArch relies on peer-to-peer networking to reduce network latency and ensure the best possible experience.
RetroArch runs and is supported on GNU/Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac OSX (PPC/Intel), Haiku, PlayStation Classic, 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, Steam Link, Android, iOS, Open Pandora, Blackberry and even on web browsers by using the Emscripten compiler. RetroArch needs IPA is a free, open-source and cross-platform front-end for emulators, game engines, video games, media players and other applications. It is the reference implementation of the libretro API, designed to be fast, lightweight, portable and without dependencies. CFW You must have custom firmware to run RetroArch on your 3DS or 2DS. Installer You can either use FBI installer or Rosalina Menu from Luma.
RetroArch is the reference frontend for the libretro API. Popular examples of implementations for this API includes video game system emulators and game engines as well as more generalized 3D programs. CFW You must have custom firmware to run RetroArch on your 3DS or 2DS. Installer You can either use FBI installer or Rosalina Menu from Luma.
The most convenient way to try netplay is to use the lobby inside the menu.
You need an active internet connection and a router that supports UPnP port forwarding.
You will also need to own the same ROM as your partner and have it scanned and in your playlists. We recommend ROMs from the No-Intro sets.
To join a netplay room in the lobby, just refresh the room list and press A on a room entry.
To host your own netplay session, press A on Start netplay host and a room will be created and announced publicly.
This lobby will also work for local rooms (on your home local network).
Advanced users have the possibility to setup netplay manually.
The Network Settings enables you to tweak how the network code will behave when you are acting as Server.
If you don't need NAT traversal, it can be disabled in the settings.
When you are acting as client, most of these settings will have no effect. The only things you will have to set will be the Server IP.
After you have configured netplay as you wish, launch a game and use:
Join our Discord channels to find netplayers. Through Discord you would also be able to use voice chat to converse with others during gameplay.
The Nintendo DS is a handheld video game console that was released by Nintendo in 2004. The DS stands for Dual Screen.
|Emulator||Rom Folder||Extension||BIOS||Controller Config|
|DraStic||nds||.nds .zip||nds_bios_arm7.bin (optional), nds_bios_arm9.bin (optional), nds_firmware.bin (optional)||/opt/retropie/configs/nds/drastic/config/drastic.cfg|
|lr-desmume||nds||.nds .zip||bios7.bin (optional), bios9.bin (optional), firmware.bin (optional)||/opt/retropie/configs/nds/retroarch.cfg|
|lr-desmume-2015||nds||.nds .bin .zip||bios7.bin (optional), bios9.bin (optional), firmware.bin (optional)||/opt/retropie/configs/nds/retroarch.cfg|
Note that while DraStic may run very well, it is currently experimental beta software. Any games that use the microphone will only create noise and will not use a real microphone, Also any games in 'bookmode' (e.g Brain Training) will always play rotated at 90 degrees and cannot be rotated in Drastic.
The default installation of DraStic includes simulated BIOS files that will work in most cases. Actual BIOS files (listed above) can be added to
Accepted File Extensions: .nds .zip
Place your DS ROMs in
Add custom controls using the DraStic GUI (by pressing RIGHT ANALOG RIGHT or DOWN ANALOG RIGHT (in some case) or 'm' key on the keybord), or by editing
Note that lr-desmume is very experimental and lags quite a bit even with an overclocked RPI 2/3.
lr-desmume/lr-desmume2015 can optionally load and use the NDS BIOS/Firmware files: bios7.bin, bios9.bin and firmware.bin.
Place the files in
|firmware.bin (NDS Firmware)||145eaef5bd3037cbc247c213bb3da1b3|
|bios7.bin (ARM7 BIOS)||df692a80a5b1bc90728bc3dfc76cd948|
|bios9.bin (ARM9 BIOS)||a392174eb3e572fed6447e956bde4b25|
For the BIOS/Firmware files to be used by the emulator, the core option Use External BIOS/Firmware should be enabled.
Accepted File Extensions: .nds .bin .zip
Place your DS ROMs in
lr-desmume utilises Retroarch configurations
Add custom retroarch controls to the retroarch.cfg file in
For more information on custom RetroArch controls see: RetroArch Configuration