RetroPie 4.0.2 [raspberry pi]

get the image and burn it on sd card with wlan password[ubuntu / debian]:
download the image:

unpack the image:
sudo apt install unp
unp retropie-4*.img.gz

burn the image with wlan password onto sd-card:
based on:
sudo ~/ -d /dev/sdb -i \
"/home/xxfreddyxx/retropie-4.0.2-rpi2_rpi3.img" -n \

you can ssh into retropie:
ssh pi@192.168.1.xx #password is raspberry

update retropie binaries:
cd RetroPie-Setup or cd /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup
sudo ./
choose "UPDATE RetroPie Binaries"

update pie:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

config edimax-wlan-adapter:
1)check if adapter works
2)change file:
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ap-scan 1
wpa-scan-ssid 1
wpa-ssid "YOUR-WLAN-NAME"
wpa-psk "YOUR-WLAN-KEY"

3)safe the file
4)sudo service networking restart

move games from pc to retropie:
for linux:

insert the sd card into your pc and navigate to /media/xxfreddyxx/retropie/home/pi/RetroPie/roms and copy your games into the correct folders
for windows:
1)on your computer click on “network”
2)doubleclick your “raspberrypi”
3)copy and paste your files into the folders
1*)start winscp on windows (‎)
2*)move the files with winscp to the pi

good hardware:
1)logitech k360 (keyboard)
2)logitech m325 (mouse)
(both work with only one usb adapter)
3)2 ps3 usb controller
( )

setup the ps3 usb controller:
controllerps3-setup1 - Kopie2
the ps3 button is for switching between dpad and left analog for movement.

you can find pictures for setup other controllers here:

amiga/gameboy emulation:
for linux:

copy gba_bios.bin and kick.rom into /media/xxfreddyxx/retropie/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS

for windows:
copy gba_bios.bin and kick.rom into Retropie/Bios with winscp

working games:

grand theft auto 2
need for speed III hot pursuit
speed freaks
tekken 3
tony hawks pro skater 2
only tested on pi2:
Crash Team Racing
FIFA Soccer 2005
Tom and Jerry in House Trap
fighting force

prepare an .ecm file on linux pc:
sudo apt-get install -y ecm
cd /home/xxfreddyxx/Downloads/
ecm-uncompress file-name.bin.ecm

prepare a .cue file on linux pc:
sudo apt-get install -y bchunk #for .cue

donkey kong country
donkey kong country 2
donkey kong country 3
great circus mystery starring mickey & minnie,the
kirby super star
mountain bike rally
street racer
super bomberman 3
super mario kart
super mario world
tetris & dr. mario

game boy:
donkey kong
donkey kong land
dr. mario
kirby’s dream land
super mario land 2-6 Golden coins

gameboy advance:
the lion king

game boy color:
mario golf

game gear:
beavis and butt-head

chip ‘n dale rescue rangers
chip ‘n dale rescue rangers 2

fifa – road to world cup 98
mario kart 64
star fox 64
super mario 64

sega genesis:
paperboy 2
sonic the hedgehog 3
sonic the hedgehog
street of rage 3
super street fighter II – the new challangers

knuckles’ chaotix
mortal kombat II
motocross championship

proof md5 files (program for windows):

start normal system from console:

sudo halt

sudo reboot


it is also possible to install retropie on existing raspbian:
to start emulationstation after boot to desktop:
sudo service lightdm stop
then alt+f2
login with user:pi password:raspberry
start emulationstation with:


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