How to Install RetroArch Emulator in Ubuntu 15.04/14.04

May 9, 2015 — 9 Comments

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RetroArch is an open source, modular, multi-system frontend for the libretro API that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It emulates nearly every classic gaming console on your machine.

For Ubuntu users, there’s now an official PPA repository that contains RetroArch and Libretro core libraries. Here’s some of them:

  • Yabause – Sega Saturn Emulator
  • VBA-M, VBA-NEXT (optimized port of VBA-M)
  • TGB DUAL Emulator
  • Stella – Atari 2600 VCS Emulator
  • Snes9x, Snes9x-next (optimized port of Snes9x 1.52+)
  • QuickNES NES emulator
  • ProSystem – emulator for Atari – 7800
  • PPSSPP – PSP emulator
  • Virtual Boy
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • PCSX ReARMed
  • GBA
  • and more…

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RetroArch-Genesis-Plus-GX

RetroArch-PCSX-ReARMed

Install RetroArch in Ubuntu:

There is now an official PPA repository for RetroArch and Libretro core libraries, currently supports Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 17, eOS Freya.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal from the Dash/Menu (or press Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libretro/stable

2. After adding the PPA, update system cache and install a full RetroArch environment as well as all available cores by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install retroarch retroarch-* libretro-*

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9 responses to How to Install RetroArch Emulator in Ubuntu 15.04/14.04

  1. hi Ji m!
    can you tell me the name of the game in last image ?
    (is in Final Fantasy in PS1 ???? )
    thanks !

  2. hi, do we type in sudo apt-get install retroarch retroarch-* libretro-* , exactly? or is that a parameter we fill in..i also see this instead: sudo apt-get install retroarch libretro*

  3. Thank you for the instructions. In answer to t’s question in the comments, it can be:
    sudo apt-get install retroarch retroarch-* libretro-*
    OR
    sudo apt-get install retroarch retroarch-*
    sudo apt-get install retroarch libretro-*

  4. What i have to do if i want to remove retroarch??

  5. Will psp games have work on retroarch? How?

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