Configuration

Uploading ROMs

Check out the Wiki on the RetroPie Setup page for how to upload ROMs:

Exiting ROMs

Retropie has changed how to exit out of ROMs/Emulators. Hold down the Pause & Start buttons at the same time to exit.

Remapping Controls

The buttons are premapped to work with NES and SNES emulators. If you'd like to remap the controls, you'll need to modify the retrogame.cfg file in /boot.

Make sure the Raspberry Pi is configured for Wifi. Open up terminal and ssh into the Pi. (Default username: pi password:raspberry)

Then follow the retrogame tutorial to set it up the way you like!

Testing Controls

If you log in (via SSH or F4 shell) you can see exactly what keypresses are detected by running evtest then select 1 (or whatever retrogame is numbered):

Make sure each keypress works and matches the table below!

LEFT

Pin 7

GPIO 4

UP

Pin 36

GPIO 16

RIGHT

Pin 35

GPIO 19

DOWN

PIN 37

GPIO 26

This guide was first published on May 14, 2015. It was last updated on May 14, 2015. This page (Configuration) was last updated on Oct 05, 2019.