RetroPie installation guide for the Raspbian

RetroPie - installation instructions emulator into the system Raspbian

Installing RetroPie emulator very simple and requires only minikomputera Raspberry and a memory card with wgranym running Raspbian. The following is a step-by-step installation process:


Install the operating system

Manual operating system installation Raspbian can be found at this address. In the case of a set of Retro Gaming Kit comes with an SD card with wgranym earlier system NOOBs, so it is sufficient only choose Raspbian, the operating system.

System update

Before you begin the installation of the emulator, it is recommended to upgrade to the latest version using the following commands:


  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


Regional settings

Most install scripts will attempt to install packages and libraries ,which requires an emulator. The installation will fail if the local system settings will be incorrect. To verify settings enter the console command:

  • locale


After using the Raspberry should return the values set for all parameters, as in the example below:

  • LANG=en_US.UTF-8
  • LANGUAGE=en_US:en
  • LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
  • LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
  • LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
  • LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
  • LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
  • LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
  • LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
  • LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8


If any of the above options does not matter, they should be installed with the command:

  • update-locale


As in the example:

  • sudo update-locale LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"


Or tool:

  • raspi-config


You need to reboot the Raspberry to the changes in the power system.

Installing RetroPie

After setting up the Raspberry install the packages required for the installation script with the command:

  • sudo apt-get install git lsb-release


Then take the new RetroPie setup script:

  • cd
  • git clone --depth=1


The script is executed by:

  • cd RetroPie-Setup
  • chmod +x
  • sudo ./

If all steps were performed correctly, after you run the command, you should see the following window:


Okno konfiguracyjne retropi



When you show the window you must install all packages, it can be done using the functions:

Basic install >> the Quick Install


Or install all packages manually using the functions:

Manage Packages


To emulator working correctly in the first place, you need to install the packages crowns, such as:

  • RetroArch
  • EmulationStation
  • RetroPie Menu
  • Runcommand


After installing the required packages you need to reset the Rpi. In order to run the emulator in a console, enter:

  • emulationstation

When you first run the emulator will require the controller configuration.


Installing games

Installing games has been carefully described in the guidance prepared by the manufacturer. One way to install is to download them from an external storage device. After formatting the media (e.g. flash drive) with FAT32 or NTFS. You must create a folder called retropie , then stick it to the Raspberry and wait until finish flashing after przepiąć it in and add interest to us Disk y in the corresponding subfolders in the folder retropie/roms. When hosting the games in respective folders przepinamy it back to Rpi and, again, wait until finish flashing after this process, we can resume the operation of the emulator with the option restart emulationstation. From this moment all us downloadable games available on the emulator :)