1. MrHuu

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    Intro

    Unofficial 3DS RetroArch Builds
    RetroArch 1.4.0+.


    The RetroArch Team did a wonderfull job on bringing us a 3DS version of their project.
    Seeing how development on the 3DS version of RetroArch has slowed down nowadays,
    i thought it would be best to just get the most out of what we've got up until today.

    In this thread you will be provided with Libretro 'cores' which the RetroArch Team doesn't compile themselves for the 3DS.

    matt! has created some genuine looking artwork for these builds, Special thanks to matt!
    And of course, credits to the RetroArch team!

    MrHuu







    Setup


    How to Setup RetroArch
    How to Update RetroArch
    How to Change Themes

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Libretro Cores for 3DS


    Unofficial builds:
    *New3DS performance

    4DO - Panasonic 3DO ~8fps
    Atari800 - Atari 800 / 5200 N/A
    FBAlpha2012 - CPS3 ~35fps / ~50fps
    FBAlpha2012 - Neo Geo
    Fuse - Unix Spectrum N/A
    GW - Game&Watch ~58fps
    Handy - Atari Lynx ~75fps
    O2EM - Odyssey2 and/or Videopac+ ~60fps
    ProSystem - Atari 7800 ~60fps
    Stella - Atari 2600 ~60fps
    TGB-Dual - Nintendo Gameboy / Gameboy Color ~60fps
    VecX - GCE Vectrex ~55fps
    VirtualJaguar - Atari Jaguar ~10fps
    Yabause - Sega Saturn ~5fps








    Unofficial builds



    4DO
    Panasonic 3DO
    1.4.1 / 4DO 1.3.2.3

    BIOS file(s):

    panafz10.bin (Panasonic FZ-10 BIOS)(md5): 51f2f43ae2f3508a14d9f56597e2d3ce

    Place in; 'SD:/retroarch/cores/system/'

    New3DS:

    Gex - 8fps
    Worms - 8fps

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    4DO_Libretro_CIA_28-02-2017.7z
    4DO_Libretro_3DSX_28-02-2017.7z


    ^back^





    Atari800
    Atari 800 / 5200
    1.4.0 / Atari800 3.1.0

    W.I.P.

    BIOS file(s):

    For 5200:
    atari5200.rom

    For 400/800:
    ATARIOSB.ROM
    ATARIOSA.ROM

    For XL/XE:
    ATARIXL.ROM

    For BASIC:
    ATARIBAS.ROM

    Place in; 'SD:/retroarch/cores/system/'

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    N/A


    ^back^





    FBAlpha2012_CPS3
    Capcom CPS3
    1.6.9 / FB Alpha 2012 CPS-3 v0.2.97.29

    W.I.P.

    Set the controls to: Arcade

    The CORE options provide a 'CPU Speed Overclock' function.
    Set to 110% or 120% to get better results. Works pretty well for play-ability.
    New3DS:

    Jojo's Venture (jojon.zip) ~45fps
    Street Fighter III - New Generation (sfiii.zip) ~38fps
    Red Earth (redearth.zip) ~42 fps
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    FBAlpha2012_CPS3_Libretro_CIA_08-12-2017.7z
    FBAlpha2012_CPS3_Libretro_3DSX_08-12-2017.7z


    ^back^





    FBAlpha2012_NEOGEO
    SNK NEOGEO
    1.4.1 - 1.6.9 / FB Alpha 2012 Neo Geo v0.2.97.29

    Requires 'neogeo.zip' next to your ROMS.

    This build will save the *.fs files next to your roms, not on the root of the sd.
    New3DS:

    Metal Slug
    Metal Slug 2
    Metal Slug 3
    Metal Slug 4
    Metal Slug 5
    Metal Slug X

    All are running ok.

    Make sure to load your games from a playlist!

    Download(s):
    FBAlpha2012_NEOGEO_Libretro_CIA_11-12-2017.7z - 1.6.9
    FBAlpha2012_NEOGEO_Libretro_CIA_16-12-2017.7z - 1.4.1
    FBAlpha2012_NEOGEO_Libretro_3DSX_16-12-2017.7z - 1.4.1


    ^back^





    Fuse
    ZX Spectrum
    1.4.0 / fuse 1.1.1

    W.I.P.

    Needs controls sorted out


    Download(s):
    N/A


    ^back^





    GW
    Game & Watch
    1.4.1 / Game & Watch 1.0

    W.I.P.

    Games can be downloaded here:
    https://bot.libretro.com/assets/cores/Game and Watch/

    Controls:

    Start - Shows current controls on screen
    Select - Zoom in /out
    L1 - Power button

    New3DS:

    -

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    GW_Libretro_CIA_28-02-2017.7z
    GW_Libretro_3DSX_28-02-2017.7z


    ^back^





    Handy
    Atari Lynx
    1.6.9 / Handy 0.97

    BIOS file(s):

    lynxboot.img (Lynx Boot Image)(md5): fcd403db69f54290b51035d82f835e7b

    Place in; 'SD:/retroarch/cores/system/'

    New3DS:

    Chip's Challenge 60fps -Thanks matt!

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    Handy_Libretro_CIA_08-12-2017.7z
    Handy_Libretro_3DSX_08-12-2017.7z


    ^back^





    O2EM
    Odyssey2 and/or Videopac+
    1.6.9 / O2EM 1.18

    BIOS file(s):

    o2rom.bin (Odyssey2 BIOS - G7000 model)(md5): 562d5ebf9e030a40d6fabfc2f33139fd

    Optional:
    c52.bin (Videopac+ French BIOS - G7000 model)(md5): f1071cdb0b6b10dde94d3bc8a6146387
    g7400.bin (Videopac+ European BIOS - G7400 model)(md5): c500ff71236068e0dc0d0603d265ae76
    jopac.bin (Videopac+ French BIOS - G7400 model)(md5): 279008e4a0db2dc5f1c048853b033828

    Place in; 'SD:/retroarch/cores/system/'



    Note:

    Joystick is functional,
    Keyboard mappings are not.

    Most games need the keyboard to launch. They can't be launched right now.
    Some boot straight into the game itself. Only those games are working.
    Loading without keyboard:
    needs more testing

    New3DS:


    Atlantis
    Turtles

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    O2EM_Libretro_CIA_08-12-2017.7z
    O2EM_Libretro_3DSX_08-12-2017.7z


    ^back^





    ProSystem
    Atari 7800
    1.6.9 / ProSystem 1.3e

    BIOS file(s):

    7800 BIOS (U).rom (7800 BIOS)(md5): 0763f1ffb006ddbe32e52d497ee848ae

    Place in; 'SD:/retroarch/cores/system/'



    Note:

    Loading custom palettes is currently not available.

    Download RomHacks:
    http://atariage.com/forums/topic/232487-atari-7800-homebrews-and-hacks-thread/
    Thanks to Excalibur007, who made some of these wonderful RomHacks.

    If a specific CRC for a game needs to be added to the internal database, PM me.
    New3DS:

    -

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    ProSystem_Libretro_CIA_10-12-2017.7z
    ProSystem_Libretro_3DSX_10-12-2017.7z


    ^back^





    Stella
    Atari 2600
    1.6.9 / Stella 3.9.3

    Note:

    Runs great!
    New3DS:

    -

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    Stella_Libretro_3DSX_08-12-2017.7z
    Stella_Libretro_CIA_08-12-2017.7z


    ^back^





    TGB-Dual
    Nintendo GameBoy, GameBoy Color
    1.6.9 / TGB Dual v0.8.3

    W.I.P.

    This core by default only emulates one Gameboy.
    Enable 'GB Link Enable (restart)' in Core-options and restart to enable the second Gameboy.

    - Controls not working on second Gameboy
    - Unable to select 2 different ROMS.


    Download(s):
    TGBDual_Libretro_CIA_08-12-2017.7z
    TGBDual_Libretro_3DSX_08-12-2017.7z


    ^back^





    VecX
    GCE Vectrex
    1.4.1 / VecX 1.2

    Note:

    No overlay support.
    New3DS:

    -

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    VecX_Libretro_CIA_28-02-2017.7z
    VecX_Libretro_3DSX_28-02-2017.7z


    ^back^





    VirtualJaguar
    Atari Jaguar
    1.4.1 / Virtual Jaguar v2.1.0

    Note:

    P.O.C.
    New3DS:

    Raiden - 20fps, blank screen - lisreal2401
    Rayman - 8fps, looks beautiful in game however lisreal2401
    Fight For Life - 8fps, crashes on menu screens lisreal2401
    Tempest 2000 - 0fps, barely runs at all lisreal2401
    Wolfenstein 3D - 0fps, crashes Retroarch lisreal2401

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    VirtualJaguar_Libretro_CIA_28-02-2017.7z
    VirtualJaguar_Libretro_3DSX_28-02-2017.7z


    ^back^





    Yabause
    Sega Saturn
    1.4.1 / Yabause v0.9.14

    BIOS file(s):

    saturn_bios.bin (Saturn BIOS)(md5): af5828fdff51384f99b3c4926be27762

    Place in; 'SD:/retroarch/cores/system/'



    Note:

    P.O.C.
    In Genesis/MegaDrive games, some sprites are incorrectly positioned, some are not working correctly. - Robz8

    New3DS:

    Sega Saturn BIOS Menu: 13-14fps with frameskip enabled, 4fps with frameskip disabled. - Robz8

    Nights into Dreams 4-7fps average / No sound/Frameskip enabled - haazet
    Sonic Jam: ~20fps with frameskip enabled. - Robz8

    Old3DS

    -
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    Yabause_Libretro_CIA_28-02-2017.7z
    Yabause_Libretro_3DSX_28-02-2017.7z


    ^back^






    Initial Setup


    Download the latest STABLE or NIGHTLY build from the Libretro Buildbot:
    https://buildbot.libretro.com/

    Stable Builds (1.6.9 )
    Nightly Builds

    .3dsx installation
    1. Extract retroarch_3dsx.7z
    2. Copy 'retroarch' folder to root of your SD; 'SD:/'
    3. Copy the folders including cores you want to use to: 'SD:/3ds/'


    .cia installation (recommended)
    1. Extract retroarch_cia.7z
    2. Copy 'retroarch' folder to root of your SD; 'SD:/'
    3. Install all the .cia's (cores) you want to use, using your preferred method. (like FBI)
    4. (optional) Install the 'retroarch_3ds.cia', using your preferred method. (like FBI)


    The 'retroarch_3ds.cia'
    This is the RetroArch frontend compiled without a core.
    It is used to launch the last loaded core.

    To use this you need to have at least one 1.4.X+ .cia core installed.
    Before launching the 'retroarch_3ds.cia', you'll need to:
    • Launch a separate core first
    • Load a game
    • Exit trough the menu
    This will allow RetroArch to create a .cfg and set the last loaded core.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    unofficial builds don't have icons yet

    If you get the 'SD has been removed' message, it tries to load a NON-installed core.
    Repeat the above steps. If you have used retroarch before (pre-1.4.X), read THIS.


    ^back^



    Update RetroArch


    When upgrading from a pre-1.4.0 version of RetroArch, it is important to start with clean configuration files.
    Make sure you replace the 'SD:/retroarch/' folder.

    Update 1.3.X
    • Backup / rename your old 'retroarch' folder; 'SD:/retroarch/'
    • Delete / rename your old 'retroarch' folder
    • Follow the Setup again, upgrading all cores
    • Optional: Restore savefiles from backup

    Update 1.4.X+
    • Follow the Setup again, upgrading all cores. No need to replace the 'SD:/retroarch/' folder.

    ^back^


    RetroArch XMB 'Themes'

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    'rgui' / 'xmb' / 'xmb' theme

    The release of 1.4.0 added support for XMB menu.

    You can switch between the old 'rgui' and the new 'xmb'
    - Settings / Driver / Menu Driver

    You can change the 'Menu Color Theme' and the 'Menu Icon Theme' to suit your liking.
    - Settings / User Interface / Menu /

    *restart is required to load changes


    ^back^



    FAQ


    General:

    Q) I still have the 'old' green GUI (RGUI) / theme. How do i change it?
    A) Change 'Menu Driver'. See: RetroArch Themes *'RGUI' is recommended!

    Q) How do i Disable / Edit the yellow console messages on the top screen?
    A) Settings / Onscreen Display / Onscreen Notifications / Enable Onscreen Notifications

    Q) CORE switch doesn't work, game loads with the current (wrong) core.
    A) Try to remove CORE overrides: SD:/retroarch/config/*CORE/*CORE.cfg

    Q) All cores are really slow on my New3DS (comparing to game compatibility lists).
    A) Check if you've got 804mhz, L2 Cache enabled, using NTR or similar. (RetroArch should set this by itself)

    Q) Your download contains a VIRUS!!
    A) Some antivirus software may detect some 'suspicious' code inside the builds i provide.

    This is called a 'false positive', the code is taken straight from Libretro's git.
    Minimal changes are made to fix errors and compile 3DS builds.

    Core Specific:

    Q) Do CPS3 games run on my old3DS?
    A) No, only on New3DS

    ^back^



    Latest changes


    16-12-2017

    -Added FBAlpha2012_NEOGEO 1.4.1

    11-12-2017

    -Added FBAlpha2012_NEOGEO 1.6.9

    10-12-2017

    -Fixed ProSystem's internal database

    08-12-2017

    -Added W.I.P. build of TGB-Dual
    -Updated the following cores to reflect changes up to 1.6.9:
    Stella
    ProSystem
    O2EM
    Handy
    FBAlpha2012_CPS3
    04-12-2017

    -Cleaned thread in preparation for core updates.

    06-03-2017

    -Merged community results, Thanks to all!

    28-02-2017

    -Build with NEW icons and banners provided by matt!
    -Updated banner, provided by Matt!
     
    Last edited by MrHuu, Sep 23, 2019
  2. Columbo2811

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    Great well written informative thread. Nice one.
     
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    Does O2EM currently work? I thought most games couldn't start because there was no support for the Ody2 keyboard.
     
  4. MrHuu

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    Some games boot straight into the.. game. It has joystick support, for now we just need to know which games load without keyboard.
    Adding the mappings for a few keys should also be possible, haven't looked into it yet.
     
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    No version of RetroArch seems to offer that functionality. I think the only keys you'd need for most games would be 1 and Enter, but don't quote me on that... it's been a while!
     
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    If the libretro team themselves haven't even added support for it on other platforms, it could turn out quite tricky. Can't promise anything so far.
     
  7. jurassicplayer

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    why not just make a wiki page ._.
     
  8. MrHuu

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    It would be less interactive with our beloved community. But it may as well evolve into it some day, if we can get enough useful information together.
     
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    I'm starting work on the icons tonight. Just got the reference material downloaded.

    ps: the Atari800 (8-bit computer) core doesn't do the Atari ST (16-bit computer), that is taken care of by another core based on Hatari. Would love to see that.
     
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    icons and banners... sent by PM :)
     
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    Chip's Challenge
    60fps
    N3DS
     
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    This is awesome, keep 'em comming matt! :bow:
     
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    Sweet thread, I totally had no idea Yabause was worked on. Maybe someday a dynarec will be made, NiGHTS is one of my favorites
    • New3DS
    • Yabause
    • Nights into Dreams ( 4-7fps average)
    • No sound/Frameskip enabled
     
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    This is an amazing opening post @MrHuu ! Wonderful job.
     
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    New 3DS
    1.3.6 - PCSX-ReARMed r22
    Build date - Dec 4, 2016
    Game Title - Beyond the Beyond
    FPS - 45-53 fps with sound | 60 fps without sound
     
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    Just curious, how much better does PCSX run on O3ds than it did before? I dont want to unnecessarily free up space on my SD card
     
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    Which core is this? There are a few all with that version.
     
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    I don't have any more information than that since the core file is just pcsx_rearmed_libretro.core
    FYI, the core name is in the 2nd line of my post that you quoted. Hold up, I got the build date while writing this post. It's Dec. 4, 2016.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    You'd probably have to test it yourself. I heard that the people who ported this only have an o3DS to test with so there might be some improvements..
     
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    I'll be testing some Jaguar and 3DO stuff now. I'll edit this post with my findings. New 3DS. Don't have an Old 3DS right now.

    EDIT

    Atari Jaguar

    Raiden - 20fps, blank screen
    Rayman - 8fps, looks beautiful in game however
    Fight For Life - 8fps, crashes on menu screens
    Tempest 2000 - 0fps, barely runs at all
    Wolfenstein 3D - 0fps, crashes Retroarch

    Might do 3DO stuff but need to get some space and honestly I'm more interested in the cores where stuff is actually playable too.
     
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    Thanks for .3dsx versions
    Game & Watch .3dsx not run
    I cant select any game
     
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