Libreelec Emulationstation

Download and run the installer.

Configure EmulationStation.

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NOTE: if you choose to use the ZIP file instead, you must also install the MSVC2013 x86 redistributable.

You can either install a stable version of EmulationStation from a pre-made package, or compile the bleeding edge developer version.

  1. EmulationStation themes optional installation from settings. Libretro ports optional installation from settings. Experimental Libretro cores optional installation from settings. RetroArch and its assets updated. Advanced Emulator Launcher updated to v0.9.4. Wonderswan core included and some cores updated. Sample/demo roms removed.
  2. This version of Libreelec has built in emulation station retro arch, chrome Spotify and many. This tutorial shows how to install a custom Libreelec VM unRAID.

Install the latest stable package.

RetroPie uses EmulationStation as frontend on top of RetroArch and other emulators, while the graphical interface of Lakka is directly coded in RetroArch. This choice offers the following advantages: A single, unified and consistent configuration for all the emulators. LibreELEC-RR 9.2.2 Emulationstation Retroarch Pegasus DolphinQT Moonlight Chrome Spotify This fork comes with all stock LibreELEC 9.2.2 (Kodi 18.6) features but also with 3 different emulation frontends which were integrated into the Kodi Estuary theme.

Download and install the Debian package, either 32-bit or 64-bit.

Configure EmulationStation.

Or, compile the latest version yourself.

Make sure everything is up to date

Install dependencies

Download the latest source

Compile and install it

The RetroPie Project provides an easy way to install over 30 different emulators on the Raspberry Pi, using EmulationStation as a front-end. This is one of the easiest ways to get your Raspberry Pi ready for some retro gaming goodness.

NOTE: RetroPie is not a part of EmulationStation. If you have problems with it, report them on the RetroPie GitHub issues page. EmulationStation is only the front-end. Furthermore, the version of EmulationStation provided by RetroPie is a fork adding some RetroPie-specific customizations and features.

Libreelec Emulationstation

This is a guide for everything you need to install EmulationStation on a fresh Raspbian Stretch install. All the dependencies are in the Raspbian apt repositories.

Make sure everything is up to date

Set the minimum amount of RAM to the GPU

Reboot to apply GPU RAM changes and make sure you're using the newest firmware

Install dependencies for EmulationStation

Libreelec Emulationstation Addon

Compile and install EmulationStation

This will take a long time.

If you want to install emulationstation to /usr/local/bin/emulationstation, which will let you just type 'emulationstation' to run it, you can do:


NOTE: This will conflict with RetroPie, which installs a bash script to /usr/bin/emulationstation.

Otherwise, you can run the binary from the root of the EmulationStation folder:

Reset GPU RAM to normal values and reboot

Configure EmulationStation and install some themes.