RetroPie Installation & Configuration Complete Setup

In this segment we are going to “Install & Configure RetroPie on Raspberry Pi All Models

What is RetroPie ?

RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favorite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up. For power users it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customize the system as you want.


  Equipment Equipment Required :

Equipment Raspberry Pi All models

Equipment Micro SD Card 8 GB

Equipment Power Supply

Equipment Ethernet Cord for LAN Connection


    Equipment Optional :

Case Raspberry Pi Case

Keyboard Keyboard

Mouse Mouse

Software Required :

Downloading & Installing “RetroPie for RaspberryPi”

Formatting the SD Card

  • Now, We need SD Card Formatter tool to format the SD card.
  • Once, the card is plugged in, It will automatically detect by the computer then you need to click on format to format the Card.
SD Card Formatter

Flashing the SD Card

  • After the SD card formatted successfully then we use Etcher and flash the RetroPie image to SD card.

Insert the SD Card to Raspberry Pi

  • Once the card successfully got flashed then plug it in the Raspberry Pi. It will directly take you to Welcome Screen.
  • That will ask you to configure your Keyboard or Game Pad if that is connected.
  • Now, follow the onscreen guide to configure your Keyboard or your Game Pad.

/> Setup WiFi Connection RetroPie

  • Now, we need to press the A button from the controller to access the RetroPie menu.
    Then we need to navigate to WiFi and hit A again to access WiFi option.
  • After that, we can choose the network of our choice by selecting the option Connect to WiFi network.
  • Once its done you can navigate to Show IP option and press A to check the IP Address assign to RetroPie.
  • Then make a note of the IP Address for future use.

Move Game Rom’s to RetroPie / Network

  • Now, as we have the IP Address of our RetroPie we can use it to transfer roms to RetroPie.
  • First of all we need to open the RUN box on Windows computer and type the IP Address as shown in picture.
  • Or, you can use \\retropie in the RUN box or in the Explorer Address Bar to access the Roms folder.
  • After that you will be able to see these folders, where roms folder is the important one.
  • Then we need to open the roms folder and we will greet with all the popular roms folders.
  • Now, you are all set to move your roms from computer to RetroPie through Network.

Move Game Rom’s to RetroPie / USB

Now, You are ready to use RetroPie on Raspberry Pi.
Enjoy using RetroPie and share your thoughts.
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