RetroArch 1.11.1 release!

RetroArch 1.11.1 has just been released.

Grab it here.

If you’d like to learn more about upcoming releases, please consult our roadmap here.

Remember that this project exists for the benefit of our users, and that we wouldn’t keep doing this were it not for spreading the love to our users. This project exists because of your support and belief in us to keep going doing great things. We have always prioritized the endusers experience, and unlike others, we have never emburdened them with in-app ads, monetization SDKs or paywalled features, and we intend to continue to do so. If you’d like to show your support, consider donating to us. Check here in order to learn more. In addition to being able to support us on Patreon, there is now also the option to sponsor us on Github Sponsors! You can also help us out by buying some of our merch on our Teespring store!

NOTE: The Android version on Samsung Galaxy Store, Huawei AppGallery, and Amazon App Store will be updated soon. We will remove this notice when it has been updated. Until then, grab the APK from our site.

NOTE: Several size optimizations have been made to the packages. We no longer pre-install all of the optional XMB theme packs or other miscellaneous assets. Previously we also shipped autoconfig files that were irrelevant for that specific platform. By excluding these files from the package, we have managed to reduce the filesize and overall amount of files of RetroArch downloads/installs significantly. On consoles this will be very helpful where SD card/FTP installs can tend to be very slow.

If you still want to have all assets, you can go to Online Updater and select ‘Update Assets’. This will install all assets.



  • NETWORKING: Add the const qualifier to some function parameters
  • NETWORKING/NETPLAY/UPNP: Add a private or CGNAT address warning to UPnP
  • SAVESTATES/SCREENSHOTS: Avoid ‘video_gpu_screenshot’ with savestates
  • UWP: Better ‘Save on quit’ fix


  • 3DS: Add unique ID’s
  • 3DS: Add bottom menu options
  • 3DS: Set bottom_asset directory default
  • 3DS: Only enable internal counter with CONSOLE_LOG defined
  • 3DS: Set default bottom font values
  • 3DS: Fix CIA installation issues
  • 3DS: Support latest libctru
  • ANDROID: Gingerbread support
  • ANDROID: Touchpads support
  • ANDROID: Builtin Xperia Play autoconfig profile
  • ANDROID: Disable Feral GameMode for Android – only available on Linux
  • ANDROID: Add a configurable workaround for Android reconnecting devices
  • ANDROID/FDROID: Add F-Droid metadata to repo in Fastlane format
  • AUDIO/AUDIO MIXER: Add missing locks for thread safety
  • AUDIO/AUDIO MIXER: Fix audio mixer memory leak + remove redundant ‘single threaded’ rthreads implementation
  • AUTOSAVE: Change/improve exit behavior of autosave thread – if condition variable is signaled, the loop is ran another last time so we can do a final check/save before stopping the thread.
  • CDROM: Fix memory leak caught with asan – buf passed to filestream_read_file
  • CORE INFO/NETPLAY: Ensure current core info is initialized at runloop_event_init_core when netplay is enabled
  • CHEEVOS: Upgrade to rcheevos 10.4
  • CHEEVOS: Allow creating auto savestate in hardcore
  • CHEEVOS: prevent invalid memory reference if game has achievements but core doesn’t expose memory
  • CHEEVOS: Release achievement badge textures when video driver is deinitialized
  • CHEEVOS: Re-enforce hardcore limitations once achievements are loaded
  • CHEEVOS/MENU/MATERIALUI: Show achievement badge icons in MaterialUI driver
  • D3D9: D3D9 has been split up into two drivers – D3D9 HLSL (max compatibility, no shader support yet) and D3D9 Cg (dependent on deprecated Nvidia Cg runtime library)
  • D3D9/HLSL/XMB: XMB fix
  • D3D9/CG: D3D9 Cg driver fixed
  • D3D11: Fix overlay not showing up
  • D3D11/12: Reduce lag with WaitForVBlank – this rather simple addition seems to make D3D11/12 very very close to Vulkan/GLCore regarding input lag.
  • D3D11/12: Add waitable swapchains and max frame latency option
  • D3D11/12: Make waitable swapchains optional
  • DATABASE: Reformat ‘rdb_entry_int’ – Nitpick adjustments for database entries: Capitalize “Release Date”, and remove space before : from Release Date rows which use integer
  • DATABASE/EXPLORE: Allow On-Demand Thumbnails in Explore menu
  • DATABASE/EXPLORE/MENU/OZONE/XMB/RGUI: Explore menu thumbnails
  • DISC CONTROL: Better Disc Control append focus
  • DOS/DJGPP: Add a workaround for libc bug
  • AUTOMATIC FRAME DELAY: Added slowmotion resiliency
  • AUTOMATIC FRAME DELAY: Added string representation for seeing the current effective delay without opening statistics
  • AUTOMATIC FRAME DELAY: Added “ms” to logging and “(ms)” to label just like in Audio Latency
  • GENERAL: Don’t bake in OpenAL and libcaca by default unless explicitly enabled with configure switch.
  • GENERAL: Reduce amount of strlen calls
  • GENERAL: Reduce or simply sin/cosf calls
  • GFX: Fix readability and precision issues in aspectratio_lut
  • GFX: Add option to manually enable/disable automatic refresh rate switching
  • GFX: Enable automatic configuration of ‘VSync Swap Interval’
  • GFX/FONT/FREETYPE: Use FT_New_Memory_Face – first read it from file to memory beforehand –
    this solves an asset extraction issue when selecting ‘Update Assets’ – apparently FT_New_Face keeps an open file handle to the font file which
    prevents it from being overwritten/deleted while the program is still running.
  • GFX/THUMBNAILS: Thumbnail aspect ratio fix
  • GFX/THREADED VIDEO: Optimizations, fixes and cleanups
  • GFX/VIDEO FILTERS: Add Upscale_240x160-320×240 video filter with ‘mixed’ method
  • GLSLANG: Fix compilation with ./configure –disable-builtinglslang – was missing linking against -lMachineIndependent and -lGenericCodeGen static libs
  • INPUT: Fix off by one error for input_block_timeout setting. Also default to 0 for this setting (pretty massive performance gain)
  • INPUT: Analog button mapping fixes
  • INPUT/HID/OSX: Fix DualShock3 support
  • INPUT/HID/LINUX: (qb) Disable HAVE_HID by default for now for Linux as long as there are no working backends for both
  • INPUT/HID/WINDOWS: (qb) Disable HAVE_HID by default for now for Windows as long as there are no working backends for both
  • INPUT/HID/WIIU: Fix DualShock3 support
  • INPUT/OVERLAY: Block pointer input when overlay is pressed
  • INPUT/REMAPPING: input_remapping_save_file – existing remapping file was needlessly reloaded
  • INPUT/REMAPPING: Add option to disable automatic saving of input remap files
  • INPUT/LINUX/UDEV: Fix lightgun scaling on Y axis
  • INPUT/LINUX/X11/LED: Add LED keyboard driver
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/LED: LED keyboard driver cleanup
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/WINRAW: Clear key states when unfocused
  • INPUT/WINDOWS/WINRAW: Fix pointer device position
  • IOS: iOS app icon fixes & revisions
  • LIBRETRO/SAVESTATES: Implement an api call for context awareness
  • LOCALIZATION: Add Catalan language option
  • LOCALIZATION: Fix some bad localization
  • LINUX: Make memfd_create call more backwards compatible by calling it through syscall – on older systems, you’ll have to include linux/memfd.h for the MFD_ defines, and call memfd_create() via the the syscall(2) wrapper (and include unistd.h and sys/syscall.h for it work). We exclude linux/memfd.h header include because we already provide the MFD_ defines in case they are missing
  • LINUX/MALI FBDEV: Fix assertion failed on video threaded switch
  • MENU: Menu paging navigation adjustments
  • MENU: New Menu Items for disabling Info & Search buttons in the menu
  • MENU: Allow the user to use volume up/down/mute hotkeys from within the menu
  • MENU: Add missing sublabels for non-running Quick Menu
  • MENU: Reorganize Quick Menu Information
  • MENU: Savestate thumbnails – Savestate slot reset action
  • MENU: Allow changing savestate slots with left/right on save/load
  • MENU: Add ‘Ago’ to playlist last played styles
  • MENU: Add proper icons for shader items
  • MENU/MATERIALUI: Add icon for ‘Download Thumbnails’
  • MENU/XMB: Add options for hiding header and horizontal title margin
  • MENU/XMB: Dynamic wallpaper fixes
  • MENU/XMB: Add Daite XMB Icon Theme
  • MENU/XMB/OZONE: Savestate thumbnail aspect ratio
  • MENU/XMB/OZONE: Core option category icon refinements
  • MENU/XMB/OZONE: Fullscreen thumbnail browsing
  • MENU/XMB/OZONE: Add playlist icons under ‘Load Content’
  • MENU/XMB/OZONE: Thumbnail improvements
  • MENU/XMB/OZONE: Savestate thumbnail fullscreen + dropdown
  • MENU/XMB/OZONE: Prevent unnecessary thumbnail requests when scrolling through playlists
  • MENU/OZONE: Fix playlist thumbnail mouse hover after returning from Quick Menu
  • MENU/OZONE: Thumbnail visibility corrections
  • MENU/OZONE: Playlist metadata reformat
  • MENU/OZONE: Savestate thumbnail fixes
  • MENU/OZONE: Add savestate thumbnails
  • MENU/OZONE: Header icon spacing adjustment
  • MENU/RGUI: Savestate thumbnails
  • MENU/SETTINGS: Turn Advanced Settings on by default, this entire filtering of settings will need a complete rethink anyways
  • MENU/WIDGETS: Widget color + position adjustments
  • MIYOO: Exclude unused HAVE_HID for Miyoo
  • MIYOO: Enable screenshots
  • MIYOO: Enable rewind
  • NETWORK: Allow MITM server selection on OK callback
  • NETWORK: Replace socket_select calls
  • NETWORK: Implement binary network streams
  • NETWORK: Poll support
  • NETWORK: Check connect errno for successful connection
  • NETWORK: Get rid of the timeout_enable parameter for socket_connect
  • NETWORK: Fix getnameinfo_retro’s port value for HAVE_SOCKET_LEGACY platforms
  • NETWORK: Define inet_ntop and inet_pton for older Windows versions
  • NETWORK: Define isinprogress function
  • NETWORK/NATT: Move natt files to “network”
  • NETWORK/NETWORK STREAMS: Add function netstream_eof
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Fix game CRC parsing
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Disable and hide stateless mode
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Change default for input sharing to “no sharing”
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Enforce a timeout during connection
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Disallow clients from loading states and resetting
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Special saves directory for client
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Ensure current content is reloaded before joining a host
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Fix client info devices index
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Fix input for some cores when hosting
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Memory leak fixes
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Force a core update when starting netplay
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Fix NAT traversal announce for HAVE_SOCKET_LEGACY platforms
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Refactor fork arguments
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Fix content reload deadlocks on static core platforms
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Disallow netplay start when content is not loaded for static core platforms
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Show client slowdown information
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Improve check frames menu entry
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Do not try to receive new data if the data is in the buffer
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Copy data on receive, even if the buffer is full
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Fix lobby sublabel CRC display on some platforms
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Support for customizing chat colors
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Small launch compatibility patch adjustments
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Support for banning clients
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Minor tweaks to the find content task
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Support for gathering client info and kicking
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Fix possible deadlock
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Initialize client’s allow_pausing to true
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY: Disable netplay for unsupported cores – with stateless mode being disabled for now, there is no reason not to include this. Refuse to initialize netplay when the current core is not supported (no proper savestates support)
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/DISCOVERY: Ensure fixed width ints on packet struct
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/DISCOVERY: Support for IPv4 tunneling (6to4)
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/DISCOVERY/TASKS: Netplay/LAN Discovery Task refactor – aims to prevent blocking the main thread while awaiting for the LAN discovery timeout; This is accomplished by moving the whole discovery functionality into its task and using a non-blocking timer to finish the task. Also fixes discovery sockets not being made non-blocking, which could cause the main thread to hang for very long periods of time every pre-frame.
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/TASKS: Find content task refactor – fixes many issues along the way, including a couple of nasty memory leaks that would leak thousands of bytes each time the task ran. It also expands the original concept by matching currently run content by filename (CRC matching is always performed first though).
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/TASKS: Find content task refactor – Ensure CRC32 is 8 characters long
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/LOBBY: Add setting for filtering out rooms with non-installed cores
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/LOBBY: Hide older (incompatible) rooms
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/LOBBY: Add a toggleable filter for passworded rooms. In addition, move lobby filters into its own submenu for better organization.
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/MENU: Chat supported info for the host kick submenu
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/MENU: Localize relay servers
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/MENU: Host Ban Submenu
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/MENU: Add client devices info to the kick sub-menu
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/MENU: Path: Netplay -> Host -> Kick Client – Allows the host to kick clients. Allows the host to view client information: connected clients (names), status (playing/spectating) and ping.
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/VITA: Add net_ifinfo support
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/VITA: Enable partial LAN discovery
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/VITA: Change default UDP port to 19492
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/VITA: Do not multiply negative timeout values
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/VITA: Fix epoll’s timeout parameter
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/VITA: Launch compatibility patch
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/3DS: Launch compatibility patch
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/3DS: Adapt POLL for 3DS platform
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/PS3: Launch compatibility patch
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/WII: Enable net_ifinfo for some features. In practice, this only allows the netplay’s UPnP task to succeed on the Wii.
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/WIIU: Launch compatibility patch
  • NETWORK/NETPLAY/SWITCH: Launch compatibility patch
  • NETWORK/UPNP: Attempt support for remaining platforms
  • NETWORK/UPNP: Support for IPv4 tunneling
  • ODROID GO2: Increase DEFAULT_MAX_PADS to 8 for ODROIDGO2, since that impacts the RG351[X] consoles. The RG351[X] have a USB host controller and can have an arbitrary number of USB gamepads.
  • ONLINE UPDATER: Online Updater menu reorganizing
  • OSX: Fixed items of system top menu bar on macOS
  • OSX: Revision to macOS app icon set
  • PLAYLISTS: Ensure history list will contain CRC32
  • PLAYLISTS: Fix CRC32 comparison – as state->content_crc has “|crc” suffix.
  • PS4/ORBIS: Orbis/PS4 Support using OrbisDev toolchain
  • PS4/ORBIS: Update xxHash dependency
  • PS4/ORBIS: Shader cache
  • RETROFW: Exclude unused HAVE_HID for RetroFW
  • RETROFW: Support battery indicator on RetroFW
  • RETROFW: Enable menu toggle button on retrofw devices
  • SHADERS: Shader Preset Loading of Multiple additional #references lines for settings
  • SHADERS: Shader Load Extra Parameter Reference Files – this adds the ability to put additional #reference lines inside shader presets which will load additional settings. The first reference in the preset still needs to point at a chain of presets which ends with a shader chain, and subsequent #reference lines will load presets which only have parameter values adjustment. This allows presets to be made with a modular selection of settings. For example with the Mega Bezel one additional reference could point at a preset which contained settings for Night mode vs Day mode, and another reference could point to a preset which contained settings for how much the screen should be zoomed in.
  • SHADERS/MENU: Increase shader scale max value
  • SCANNER/DC: Fix Redump bin/cue scan for some DC games
  • SCANNER/GC/WII: Add RVZ/WIA scan support for GC/Wii
  • SCANNER/PS1: Improved success rate of Serial scanning on PS1 by adding support for the format
  • SCANNER/PS1: Changed return value of detect_ps1_game function to actually return a failure when the Serial couldn’t be extracted. Scanner will then fallback on crc check, and usually ends up finding the games in the database.
  • SWITCH: Enable RWAV (WAV audio file) support
  • STRING: Do not assume char is unsigned
  • TASKS: More thread-awareness in task callbacks
  • TASKS: Fix race condition at task_queue_wait
  • TVOS: Revised tvOS icons w/ updated alien.
  • VFS: Fix various VFS / file stream issues
  • VULKAN: Fix more validation errors
  • VULKAN: Attempt to fix validation errors with HDR swapchain. Always use final render pass type equal to swapchain format. Use more direct logic to expose if filter chain emits HDR10 color space or not
  • VULKAN/ANDROID: Honor SUBOPTIMAL on non-Android since you’d want to recreate swapchains then. On Android it can be promoted to SUCCESS.
  • SUBOPTIMAL_KHR can happen there when rotation (pre-rotate) is wrong.

  • VULKAN/DEBUG: Automatically mark buffer/images/memory with names
  • VULKAN/DEBUG: Move over to VK_EXT_debug_utils. Debug marker is deprecated years ago.
  • VULKAN/HDR: Fix leak of HDR UBO buffer
  • VULKAN/BFI: Fix BFI (Black Frame Insertion) regression
  • WINDOWS: Fix exclusive fullscreen video refresh rate when vsync swap interval is not equal to one – refresh rate in exclusive fullscreen mode was being incorrectly multiplied by vsync swap interval, breaking swap interval functionality at the gfx driver level
  • WIN32: Do optimization for Windows where we only update the title with SetWindowText when the previous title differs from the current title
  • WIN32: Skip console attach when logging to file
  • WIN32: Remove black margins with borderless non-fullscreen window
  • WIN32/TASKBAR: Release ITaskbarList3 on failed HrInit – pointer wasn’t NULL’d, thus set_window_progress would cause weird behavior
  • WII/GX: Fix potential datarace
  • WIIU: Implement sysconf and __clear_cache
  • WIIU: Add OS memory mapping imports
  • UWP: Added launch protocol arg ‘forceExit’ so a frontend can tell an already-running RetroArch UWP instance to quit.
  • UWP: Enable core downloader/updater
  • UWP: Remove copy permissions as its inefficient as we can just directly assign the new ACL and that works
  • Xbox/UWP: Remove expandedResources
  • Xbox/UWP: UWP OnSuspending crash fix
  • Xbox/UWP: Enable savestate file compression by default for UWP/Xbox – got told there are no more issues with it
  • Xbox/UWP: Add support for 4k to angle on xbox for MSVC2017 build

RetroArch 1.8.7 released!

RetroArch 1.8.7 has just been released.

Grab it here.

We will release a Cores Progress report soon going over all the core changes that have happened since the last report. It’s an exhaustive list, and especially the older consoles will receive a lot of new cores and improvements.

Remember that this project exists for the benefit of our users, and that we wouldn’t keep doing this were it not for spreading the love with our users. This project exists because of your support and belief in us to keep going doing great things. If you’d like to show your support, consider donating to us. Check here in order to learn more. In addition to being able to support us on Patreon, there is now also the option to sponsor us on Github Sponsors! You can also help us out by buying some of our merch on our Teespring store!


There are many things this release post will not touch upon, such as all the extra cores that have been added to the various console platforms. We’ll spend some more time on that in a future Cores Progress Report post. We’ll go over some of the other highlights instead.

Netplay bugfixes

Some major netplay regressions snuck into version 1.8.5 and has remained a problem ever since. 1.8.7 finally fixes these issues.

New desktop-style Playlist View mode for MaterialUI

1.8.7 adds a new Desktop Thumbnail View to Material UI, available when using landscape display orientations. This is similar to Ozone’s playlist view. Above is a random screenshot showing what it looks like.


  • The status bar at the bottom can be hidden by disabling Settings > Playlists > Show Playlist Sub-Labels
  • Touching/clicking the thumbnail bar toggles the fullscreen thumbnails view

This also represents a major refactor of MaterialUI’s menu entry handling code, which will make other kinds of playlist view mode easier to implement in the future.

Finally, this fixes two small existing issues:

  • Entry dividers now fade correctly during menu transition animations (this is subtle, and I only just realised that is wasn’t working!)
  • The ‘missing thumbnail’ placeholders now fade into view, just like normal thumbnails (previously, they were always displayed instantly, which was quite jarring)

Disable ‘Use Global Core Options File’ by default

1.8.7 changes the default setting of Use Global Core Options File to OFF.

This was only set to ON by default for consistency with legacy setups. There is no material benefit to this – in fact, a global core options file has the following downsides:

More file I/O – all options have to be read/written every time content is loaded or options are saved

Difficulty in editing option values by hand – e.g. sometimes this is necessary if a particular setting causes a core to crash, and if options for all cores are bundled together then sifting through them to find the one you need becomes a chore

Obsolescence – settings for old/unused/outdated cores hang around forever, and bloat the global options file without purpose. With per-core options, it is easy to remove settings for unwanted cores

Since settings are automatically imported from the legacy global file on first run when per-core files are enabled, changing the default behaviour will not harm any existing installation.

Don’t perform unnecessary cheevos initialisation when cheevos are disabled

Before, on all platforms with cheevos support rcheevos_load() is called each time content is loaded. This means the following happens even when cheevos are disabled:

  • If the core does not require the full content path (i.e. if RetroArch passes a data buffer directly), then a copy of the content data is made (up to 64 MB in size)
  • If the content is an m3u file, the file is opened and parsed to get the extension of the first file listed inside
  • A checksum is calculated for the content file extension
  • A task is pushed
  • A mutex is locked/unlocked several times

When Cheevos (Achievements) are disabled, all these things are unnecessary work, causing increased loading times and memory usage. On platforms with low memory (i.e. consoles) the unnecessary content data duplication is potentially harmful and may cause crashes.

1.8.7 very simply adds an ‘early out’ to rcheevos_load() which prevents the above unnecessary work when cheevos are disabled.

Cheevos: option to start a session with all achievements active

Adding an option to allow the players to start a gaming session with all achievements active (even the ones they have as unlocked on

When cheevos_start_active = true, instead of You have X of Y achievements unlocked, the player will see a message like this:

How the option looks in XMB:

And in Ozone:

Fallback directories for shader presets

This allows us to use the Menu Config and config file directories as fallback to store shader presets when the Video Shader directory is not writable by the user, thus following the same behavior shown by the “Save shader as” menu option.

This allows users to handle their own presets without having to mess with the directory configuration on distros such as ArchLinux, where shaders (among other assets) are managed through additional packages. But it also goes a bit further and changes the order of the preset directories, searching first on the Menu Config path, then on the Video Shader path, and finally on the directory of the config file.

This would improve the portability of the configuration for Android users, because they cannot explore the default shaders directory without rooting their devices. Moreover, I think it makes more sense, as regular configuration overrides are already being stored on the Menu Config path by default.

Assuming these directory values:

  • menu_config: /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/ (non-writable for testing purposes)
  • video_shaders: /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/ (non-writable)
  • retroarch.cfg: /home/user/.config/retroarch/retroarch.cfg
  • The following menu options have all been successfully tested (see appended log output).

    Save options

    Save Shader Preset As

    [WARN] Failed writing shader preset to /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/foobar.glslp.
    [WARN] Failed writing shader preset to /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/foobar.glslp.
    [INFO] Saved shader preset to /home/user/.config/retroarch/foobar.glslp.

    Save Global Preset

    [WARN] Failed to create preset directory /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/presets/.
    [WARN] Failed to create preset directory /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/presets/.
    [INFO] Saved shader preset to /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/global.glslp.

    Save Core Preset

    [WARN] Failed to create preset directory /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/presets/Snes9x/.
    [WARN] Failed to create preset directory /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/presets/Snes9x/.
    [INFO] Saved shader preset to /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/Snes9x.glslp.

    Save Content Directory Preset
    [WARN] Failed to create preset directory /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/presets/Snes9x/.
    [WARN] Failed to create preset directory /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/presets/Snes9x/.
    [INFO] Saved shader preset to /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/SNES.glslp.

    Save Game Preset
    [WARN] Failed to create preset directory /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/presets/Snes9x/.
    [WARN] Failed to create preset directory /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/presets/Snes9x/.
    [INFO] Saved shader preset to /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/Legend of Zelda, The – A Link to the Past (USA).glslp.

    Apply Changes option
    [WARN] Failed writing shader preset to /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/retroarch.glslp.
    [WARN] Failed writing shader preset to /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/retroarch.glslp.
    [INFO] Saved shader preset to /home/user/.config/retroarch/retroarch.glslp.

    Run content log output
    Game specific shader preset found on fallback directory
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: Specific shader preset found at /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/Legend of Zelda, The – A Link to the Past (USA).glslp.
    [INFO] [Shaders]: game-specific shader preset found.

    Folder specific shader preset found on fallback directory
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: Specific shader preset found at /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/SNES.glslp.
    [INFO] [Shaders]: folder-specific shader preset found.

    Core specific shader preset found on fallback directory
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: Specific shader preset found at /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/Snes9x.glslp.
    [INFO] [Shaders]: core-specific shader preset found.

    Global shader preset found on fallback directory
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.config/retroarch/config/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.local/share/libretro/shaders/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: preset directory: /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets
    [INFO] [Shaders]: Specific shader preset found at /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/global.glslp.
    [INFO] [Shaders]: global shader preset found.

    Remove options

    Remove Global Preset
    [INFO] Deleted shader preset from /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/global.glslp.

    Remove Core Preset
    [INFO] Deleted shader preset from /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/Snes9x.glslp.

    Remove Content Directory Preset
    [INFO] Deleted shader preset from /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/SNES.glslp.

    Remove Game Preset
    [INFO] Deleted shader preset from /home/user/.config/retroarch/presets/Snes9x/Legend of Zelda, The – A Link to the Past (USA).glslp.

    Some other noteworthy things

    • RetroArch WiiU now has working graphics widgets. OSD notifications are no longer just plain yellow-colored text.
    • RetroArch 3DS now has basic networking and Cheevos (RetroAchievements) support.
    • With RetroArch 1.8.7 and overclocking, NeoCD reaches fullspeed on RetroArch PSVita. Even audio playback doesn’t stutter any more


    What you’ve read above is just a small sampling of what 1.8.6 has to offer. There might be things that we forgot to list in the changelog listed below, but here it is for your perusal regardless.


    • 3DS: Add IDs for Frodo
    • 3DS: Enable basic networking / cheevos
    • CHEEVOS/BUGFIX: Opening achievements list would crash RetroArch with badges enabled (on new games)
    • CHEEVOS: Option to start a session with all achievements active
    • CHEEVOS: Don’t perform unnecessary cheevos initialisation when cheevos are disabled. Should reduce startup times when loading content.
    • CORE OPTIONS: Disable ‘Use Global Core Options File’ by default
    • DOS/DJGPP: Add 32bit color support for cores
    • GLCORE: Switch to glcore video driver when requested by a core
    • LINUX/XDG: Use GenericName correctly in desktop entry
    • MAC/COCOA: Fix mouse cursor tracking
    • MENU/MATERIALUI: Add desktop-style playlist view mode
    • MENU/MATERIALUI/DESKTOPVIEW: When scrolling playlists, show last selected thumbnails while waiting for next entry to load
    • MENU/MATERIALUI: Limit tab switch rate when input repeat is active
    • MENU/OZONE: Fix sidebar playlist sort order when ‘Truncate Playlist Names’ is enabled
    • MENU/RGUI: Adjusted menu defaults, adjusted default scrolling speed
    • MENU/RGUI: Enable custom wallpaper when menu size is reduced at low resolutions
    • MENU/XMB: Limit tab switch rate when input repeat is active
    • NETPLAY: Fix regressions introduced in 1.8.5
    • RGUI: Add option to always stretch menu to fill the screen
    • WIIU: Enable graphics widgets