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RetroArch 1.7.4 – Details on Discord integration

Blog post written by Winneon

RetroArch 1.7.4 now has extended Discord RPC integration! Previously before 1.7.4, RetroArch would act as any other game in Discord: as a simple “Playing” status that said you had RetroArch open. It wasn’t very descriptive or helpful other than displaying the name “RetroArch”. With the 1.7.4 update, RetroArch will display more information beyond a simple “Playing” status! Below is the full list of new features this new extended integration brings.

How to use it?

The extended Discord RPC integration requires updated core information files for most cores currently available. You can update your core info files by following the instructions below:

  1. Start RetroArch.
  2. Go to Online Updater.
  3. Select “Update Core Info Files”.

Afterwards, to enable the Discord integration, following the remaining instructions.

  1. Start RetroArch.
  2. Go to Settings -> Privacy.
  3. Change “Enable Discord” from “OFF” to “ON”.

Other than that, make sure you are running Discord on the same PC as your RetroArch client, and you have “Display currently running game as a status message” enabled in your Discord settings. Sadly, the Discord RPC API does not support remote connections.

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