EmulationStation Reviews

nice interface, not easy to setup 1 Helpful

Positive Review by redlolzgaming
about EmulationStation Apr 2016

Now don't get me wrong, EmulationStation is great!
But, it is hard for first timers to setup, the first time i installed this on my pc it was too complicated to setup.
So this is for the people who want to give it a shot!

1) download and install ES
2) put youre roms in C:\roms sorted with the names below (make this folder if it is not there)
3) download Retroarch and put it in the sytems folder of .emulation (located in C:\Users\.emulationstation)
4) open es_systems.cfg in a text editor and paste code 1 in there, change with your windows username
5) get into EmulationStation and test it!

code 1

```


nes
Nintendo Entertainment System
C:\roms\nes
.nes .NES
C:\Users\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.exe -f -L "C:\Users\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\fceummlibretro.dll" "%ROMRAW%"
nes
nes

<system>
    <name>snes</name>
    <fullname>Super Nintendo Entertainment System</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\snes</path>
    <extension>.smc .sfc .SMC .SFC</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.exe -f -L "C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\snes9x_libretro.dll" "%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>snes</platform>
    <theme>snes</theme> 
</system>

<system>
    <name>n64</name>
    <fullname>Nintendo 64</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\n64</path>
    <extension>.v64 .n64 .N64 .z64 .Z64</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.exe -f -L "C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\mupen64plus_libretro.dll" "%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>n64</platform>
    <theme>n64</theme>  
</system>

<system>
    <name>genesis</name>
    <fullname>Sega Genesis</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\sega32x</path>
    <extension>.bin</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.exe -f -L "C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\genesis_plus_gx_libretro.dll" "%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>genesis</platform>
    <theme>genesis</theme>  
</system>

<system>
    <name>gbc</name>
    <fullname>Game Boy Color</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\gbc</path>
    <extension>.gbc .zip</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.exe -f -L "C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\gambatte_libretro.dll" "%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>gbc</platform>
    <theme>gbc</theme>  
</system>

<system>
    <name>gba</name>
    <fullname>Game Boy Advance</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\gba</path>
    <extension>.gba</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.exe -f -L "C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\vbam_libretro.dll" "%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>gba</platform>
    <theme>gba</theme>  
</system>


<system>
    <name>gc</name>
    <fullname>Nintendo GameCube</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\gc</path>
    <extension>.iso .ISO .gcm</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\dolphin\dolphin.exe --batch --exec="%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>gc</platform>
    <theme>gc</theme>   
</system>

<system>
    <name>mame</name>
    <fullname>MAME</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\mame</path>
    <extension>.zip .ZIP</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.exe -f -L "C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\mame_libretro.dll" "%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>mame</platform>
    <theme>mame</theme> 
</system>


<system>
    <name>wii</name>
    <fullname>Nintendo Wii</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\wii</path>
    <extension>.iso .ISO</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\dolphin\dolphin.exe -e "%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>wii</platform>
    <theme>wii</theme>  
</system>

<system>
    <name>psx</name>
    <fullname>Playstation</fullname>
    <path>C:\roms\psx</path>
    <extension>.cue .CUE</extension>
    <command>C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\retroarch.exe -f -L "C:\Users\<username>\.emulationstation\systems\retroarch\cores\mednafen_psx_libretro.dll" "%ROM_RAW%"</command>
    <platform>psx</platform>
    <theme>psx</theme>  
</system>


```

all the names are below
NOTE: These are case sensitive.

3do
amiga
amstradcpc
apple2
arcade
atari800
atari2600
atari5200
atari7800
atarilynx
atarist
atarijaguar
atarijaguarcd
atarixe
colecovision
c64 - commodore 64
intellivision
macintosh
xbox
xbox360
msx
neogeo
ngp - neo geo pocket
ngpc - neo geo pocket color
n3ds - nintendo 3DS
n64 - nintendo 64
nds - nintendo DS
nes - nintendo entertainment system
gb - game boy
gba - game boy advance
gbc - game boy color
gc - gamecube
wii
wiiu
pc
sega32x
segacd
dreamcast
gamegear
genesis - sega genesis
mastersystem - sega master system
megadrive - sega megadrive
saturn - sega saturn
psx
ps2
ps3
ps4
psvita
psp - playstation portable
snes - super nintendo entertainment system
pcengine - turbografx-16/pcengine
wonderswan
wonderswancolor
zxspectrum
ignore - do not allow scraping for this system; will remove this system from the scraping list and remove the "scrape" button in the metadata editor.

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