Unofficial 3DS RetroArch builds

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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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Download(s):
    N/A


    ^back^





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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info
    Game Compatibility

    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

    More info


    Download(s):
    N/A


    ^back^





    GW
    Game & Watch
    1.4.1 / Game & Watch 1.0

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info


    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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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

    More info
    Game Compatibility
    [​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
    Older...
     
    Last edited by MrHuu, Dec 23, 2017
  2. Columbo2811

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    Great well written informative thread. Nice one.
     
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  3. ArugulaZ

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    Does O2EM currently work? I thought most games couldn't start because there was no support for the Ody2 keyboard.
     
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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.
     
  5. ArugulaZ

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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.
     
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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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    Handy (Atari Lynx)

    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
    Video of New w/ Yabause Core
     
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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
     
  17. matt!

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    Which core is this? There are a few all with that version.
     
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    Your mom's basement.
    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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