Retropie 3.6 Tutorial – A beginners Guide to Setting up RetroPie on the Raspberry Pi 3

Complete RetroPie Tutorial – A beginners Guide to Setting up RetroPie 3.6 / EmulationStation on the Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3

This tutorial will guide you from start to finish on how to set up your Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3, or Raspberry Pi Zero as a emulation powerhouse using RetroPie. No prior experience is required, you just need patience, the items below and around 15-30 minutes.

Links to software:

Link 0:!VUkQ1K6B!Cgze403KDgBl7ydWHyKsB2F3iAcsUUWQImLVY9vhzP4
Link 0 Mirror:
Link 0 Mirror:

Link 1: 7-Zip –
Link 2: SD Card Formatter –
Link 3: Win32 Disk Imager –
Link 4: RetroPie –

Advanced Controller Config:
Link 5: Xbox 360 Controller –
Link 6: PS3 Controller –
Link 7: Bluetooth Controller –
Link 8: Default Controls –

Memory Split:
Link 9:
Link 10:

Emulators and Compatibility Lists:
Link 11:
Link 12:

Dual Shock 3 Configuration File:
Link 13:!tAEB1BgK!D2ZFKbiQ7sZkWrMxok2pw5hYYfTh6b8TmcRoqljeTaQ

Wireless Xbox 360 Controller:
Link 14:

Advanced Rom Transfer:
Link 15:

This is a beginners tutorial, and is for those who want an easy step by step guide to setting up RetroPie on their Raspberry Pi. It takes you through the required hardware and how to write your image to and SD card all the way to configuring Retropies advanced settings.

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Items Required:
Raspberry Pi 3 or 2!
Micro SD Card – At least 4Gb class 4
Micro SD Card Reader
USB Thumb Drive
2.5A Power Adapter for Raspberry Pi 3
2A USB Power Adapter for Raspberry Pi 2
Micro USB Cable
USB Gamepad (I use the Microsoft 360 Controller for Windows)
USB Keyboard for configuring the Raspberri Pi
Windows Laptop or PC (Mac is also possible but I don’t go over those steps in detail)


28 reaktion på “Retropie 3.6 Tutorial – A beginners Guide to Setting up RetroPie on the Raspberry Pi 3”

  1. Phenomenal video; thanks for the time and effort you put into this….

    now….i just have to wait until tomorrow when I can borrow a USB keyboard from the office…..grrr….

  2. in some of the researches that i made about emulators i found that the ps2 have a 64-bits processor so is it possible to emulate ps2 games on the raspberry pi 3??

  3. I followed steps 1-4, created the image on the micro SD card no problem. everything starts up fine but then it just stops on a screen on top that says "Illlegal Instructions" with " pi@retropie:~ " flashing. It does not start up to emulationstation like you said. Am I doing something wrong?

  4. Cannot get the damn control config to load, which screws up set up. Tried 3 times. Also, bought a stupid usb keyboard, but pretty sure this can be done via ssh, but couldn't find the instructions anywhere for that. It's been a few years since I touched linux (well, unix at that) and was a novice then. Now – off to reformat once more. If it fails to load correctly, I can always use some target practice. FUUUUUUUCK! Anyway, the tutorial was very well put together. Cheers!

  5. pls tell me this: can it run golden sun 1 and 2?
    i want to build a handheld to run gba nes snes gb gbc games mostly, but i need golden sun to run on at least 95%
    thx :)

  6. Great tutorial @TechTipsta! Very clear and fits every audience perfectly! I wish all tutorials were this clear and so full of useful information… I'll be messing around with one of my 5 RPi's this weekend with Retropie :)

  7. To anyone curious, an easier way to SAVE/LOAD/EXIT is by pressing "select + X" on your Controller/Keyboard and selecting what you are looking for.
    Your Welcome. :)

  8. having some trouble setting it up. i keep getting a message during boot that says "superblock last mount time is in the future" and the system just keeps looping. i tried digging around but couldnt find any solutions. i would apreciate any pointers!

  9. Hi, could you do a tutorial on how to install Kodi on Retropie 3.6?
    I got almost everything working, but it seems the Kodi version I got from RetroPie does not have the preinstalled PVRs. For some reason it is increibly difficult to get those PVRs on their own

  10. do you have any tips on reducing input lag? ive found that platformers like mario (both nes and snes) are nearly unplayable because of the amount of input lag. ive tried both bluetooth and wired usb controllers

  11. So I did everything step by step and when I went to hook up th PI to the TV via HDMI to configure the keyboard and controller. I get no signal? I have a LG 47" LED Tv any thoughts to fix this?



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