RetroPie Project SD card Image (Generously Sponsored Mirror)

Last Update11/12/2013
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Size1.6 GB

This is an SD-card image with a ready-to-go installation of the RetroPie Setup Script. It needs an SD-card with at least 4 GB space.

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The default user/password that comes with Raspbian is used: The username is "pi", the password is "raspberry".

How to Install the Image

Basically, you just have to extract and copy the image to an SD card (at least 4 GB large) in the same way you install the official Raspbian image. A tutorial about this that is written by the RPi community can be found here. If you use a Linux platform or a Mac, you can use, e.g.,  the following instructions:

  1. Check file integrity via
  2. Unzip with

    or with any archive program, e.g., 7-ZIP.

  3. Put the SD card into you RPi, e.g., with the "dd" command or Win32DiskImage, start it. The front-end "Emulation Station" starts automatically.
  4. If your SD card is larger than 4 GB, you need to expand the root file system in order to use the whole SD catrd. Go into the shell by pressing F4. Run
    sudo raspi-config

    and choose "expand root fs" from the menu. You need to restart your RPi afterwards.

  5. You need to copy ROMs and, if you want to use it, a NeoGeo bios to the corresponding roms and bios folders.
  6. Enjoy your RetroPie installation :-)
    If you have questions, comments, or suggestions feel free to post them in the comments, the forum, or at Github.

Change log

The complete commit history of the RetroPie Script can be found here.

Version 1.9.1

  • Fixed "freezing" bug

Version 1.9

  • Added emulator Mame4All-RPi
  • Added emulator Mupen64Plus-RPi
  • Added splash screen configuration to RetroPie Setup Script
  • Added configuration menu for RetroArch NetPlay to RetroPie Setup Script
  • Enhanced debug log functionality of RetroPie Setup Script

Version 1.8.1

  • Added freezing fix for Emulation Station
  • Re-added source-based installation function for PC-Engine Libretro core

Version 1.8

  • Added (Libretro based) Genesis emulator Picodrive
  • Added emulator PiFBA
  • Updated Emulation Station, x86 emulator, and RetroArch to latest release

Version 1.7

  • Added ES-Config
  • Added Atari 2600 emulator Stella
  • Updated Emulation Station, x86 emulator to latest releases

Version 1.6.1

  • Fixed GPSP binary

Version 1.6

  • Added emulator Basilisk II
  • Added Dispmanx
  • Updated every installable component
  • Enhanced script for switching between resolutions

Version 1.5

  • Added emulator gpSP
  • Added emulator SNES9X-RPi
  • Added emulator PiSNES
  • Added GPIO gamepad drivers
  • Updated Emulation Station
  • Updated rpix86

Version 1.4.1

  • Updated Emulation Station
  • Updated rpix86

Version 1.4

  • Added system-dependent change of HDMI video resolution for increased performance for RetroArch-based emulators.
  • Added automatic USB ROM-copy service
  • Added x86 emulator rpix86
  • Added Apple ][ emulator Linapple
  • Enhanced themes

Version 1.3.1

  • Minor changes in the file organization

Version 1.3

  • Added NXEngine / Cavestory
  • Updated DGEN to version 1.32
  • Enhanced pre-defined RetroArch input configuration

Version 1.2.1

  •  Resized partition so that the image fits on 4 GB cards

Version 1.2

  • Added Intellivision emulator
  • Added SAMBA share installation and configuration
  • Used binaries-based setup for generating the SD-card image
  • Updated themes

Version 1.1

  • Added AdvMAME emulator
  • (Re-)added Genesis-GX RetroArch core
  • Added Final Burn Alpha emulator

  • petRockBlog

    Are you referring to the pre-compiled binaries? Or to the themes or to one of the SD-card images? In case of the SD-card images, you have three different options for downloading.