How do I download cores in RetroArch?

Head back to the first column in RetroArch, then scroll down to “Online Updater”. Select “Core Updater”, the first item in the resulting menu. From here you can download a wide variety of cores. Scroll through the menu and download as many cores as you like.

How do I download Steam cores for RetroArch?

First, you install RetroArch on Steam. After that, you can install the cores either on Steam’s browser page by clicking ‘Manage DLC’ and easily installing them all at once, or you can go to each respective page and install it from there. More cores will be coming as DLC soon.

What cores are available for RetroArch?


System Core Version
Game Boy Advance gpSP 0.91
Game Boy Advance Mednafen VBA
Game Boy Advance, Game Boy/Color mGBA 0.9.2
Nintendo 64 Mupen64Plus 2.0-rc2

How do I download cores?

Download for Windows

  1. Log in to the Core Website with your Core account.
  2. Click Download Core to download the Core installer.
  3. Once the download finishes, open the CoreLauncherInstall.exe file to install the Core Launcher.
  4. Click the Core Launcher icon from your Desktop to update to the latest version of Core.

Where are cores located RetroArch?

In Retroarch, go to Settings -> Path Options -> Core Directory and navigate to the appropriate folder. If you set everything up correctly, you should see the cores when you select the Core option in the menu.

Where are RetroArch cores stored?

Which core is best for RetroArch?

Best Cores in Retroarch for Android

  • Game Boy Advance – mGBA.
  • Game Boy/Game Boy Color – Gambatte.
  • Nintendo (NES) – Nestopia.
  • Nintendo 64 – Mupen64Plus.
  • PlayStation – PCSX-ReARMed.
  • Sega Genesis/Game Gear – Genesis Plus GX (PicoDrive from Sega 32X games)
  • Sega Saturn – Yabause (very strenuous performance-wise)

Is RetroArch legal?

Not only are emulators completely legal, RetroArch is not even an emulator to begin with. That has nothing to do with anything. It takes revenue away from Nintendo. Retroarch is a gateway/alternative to playing free retro games rather than buying them on the eshop.

How do I use RetroArch Windows?

How to Use RetroArch on PC

  1. Visit and download the program for your operating system.
  2. Launch the RetroArch setup file and complete the installation.
  3. Open RetroArch and select Load Core.
  4. Select Download Core.
  5. Scroll through the list and select the emulator(s) you want.