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RetroArch 1.9.0 released!

RetroArch 1.9.0 has just been released.

Grab it here.

A Libretro Cores Progress Report will follow later.

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Explore View for playlists

Probably the highlight of this release – there is a new ‘Explore’ view for all playlists.

The Explore view takes advantage of the Libretro databases’ metadata history of content. It allows you to search / find content based on criteria such as:

The ‘Explore’ view only shows the content that has been added to your playlists. It will not show entries that haven’t yet been added to your collection.

The metadata is currently a bit on the incomplete side, but you can expect us to add more and more metadata to the Libretro database as we go along. This is only the beginning.


There are tons of ways you can use the Explore view to find what you want. Here are some of them:

Granular filtering

Here is a good example of the kind of powerful context-sensitive filtering that is possible with the Explore view.

NOTE: It should be mentioned that in the future, if you want the metadata to be updated automatically in existing versions of RetroArch, you should go to ‘Online Updater’ and select ‘Update Databases’. After this, you might have to restart.

Enhanced playlist search functionality

Before, RetroArch’s inbuilt ‘search’ function was woefully inadequate:

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