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a free, open-source program for running emulators, video games, and other applications through a unified interface. Users can add the functionality they want by installing add-on programs, known as cores. Use this tag for questions about configuring/running or using retroarch in the context of running/playing games. For general gameplay questions, use the game's tag instead.

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Retroarch USB Controller stops working on content load

I have a USB controller that I'm using with my Android phone. On all the menus the controller works fine. However, when I load any content the controller stops working. If I unplug the controller ...
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N64 graphical glitches in RetroArch/Mupen64Plus-next

I was playing Ocarina of Time successfully, but now when I play I get graphical glitches: https://imgur.com/XB5MN0P Notice the spinning N logo is already glitchy, as well as the obvious OOT-specific ...
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Retroarch toggles fullscreen with X+R1

I am using a PS3 controller with retroarch (on Windows), linked with the USB cable. Retroarch recognised the controller automatically, and everything works just fine except one major thing: when I ...
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No controller or keyboard input in RetroArch

I have installed retropie on an old Intel Atom laptop. Controller config is working fine in emulationstation, but if I load anything RetroArch related, I have no controller. I've seen a few ...
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Why does RetroArch make my SNES games look so low-resolution?

In Retroarch, I am using the glcore driver and the BSNES-HD-BETA Core with the default settings. I've tried making many changes to aspect ratio, custom scaling, custom screen resolution, shaders, etc. ...
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Donkey-me crashes all the time

I want to play Donkey Kong in Linux. I use Manjaro xfce. I've seen that there is a game called Donkey-me on AUR which is almost the same game as Donkey Kong, but it failed to open after I installed it....
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How do I fix these polygon artifacts in a Nintendo 64 emulator using the parallel plugin on libretro

I am having trouble with polygons drawing incorrectly. On Mario's feet there are dark polgons drawn around the edges. In Mario Golf 64, there are overlapping polgons. It looks like a z-sorting issue. ...
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Using Retroarch with PS1 ROMs displays at half resolution [closed]

I'm using Retroarch to play PS1 ROMs. When I open these ROMs, the resolution seems to be half that of a normal PS1 game. Is there a way to get or play with full resolution?
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Can I install DirectX 9 without it affecting the latest version?

I'm attempting to run RetroArch for an old game, but it requires DirectX 9.0c. Will installing DirectX 9.0c overwrite or delete the current version I have installed (v12)? If so, can I subsequently ...
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How can I launch games in RetroArch from the home screen on Android?

I want to put, for example, a NES ROM on my home screen (which you can already do with many Android launchers) and launch it with RetroArch. Or if there's any other way to do this, that would be ...
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RetroPie iBuffalo usb controller can't hold down y button

I recently got the iBuffalo Usb Snes controller for my retropie build and booted up Super Mario World. Immediately I realized that when I would hold the y button down (to run and pick up and hold ...
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How do I enable a cheat file in RetroArch?

I'm using the core FCEUX ("FCEUmm") in RetroArch (x64) in Windows 10 to play NES games. The problem I have is when I try to load a cheat file, the application breaks. You all know that RetroArch has ...
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Black screen through Hyperspin & Retroarch on all but the most recently loaded emulator

I know this is specific, but it seems some other articles/posts run into a somewhat similar issue. I have Retroarch, and from the RocketLauncherUI I am able to successfully load all of the emulators I ...
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Can I switch RetroArch's GBC core from gambatte to mednafen?

I've been playing GBC games on my Raspberry Pi using the RetroPie OS. More specifically, I've been playing Shantae using RetroArch's GBC emulator. When I found out that certain features are only ...
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How can I set RetroArch to use the JXD S7300's controllers?

I have a JXD S7300, it's a gaming tablet based on Android: Does anyone know how to set up the input controllers through RetroArch? The native emulators of this tablet, use to fail in the directional ...
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