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Recalbox 17.12.02


We released the 17.12.01 version last Friday and some people detected some lags while browsing games and even while playing.

This was due to the steam controller service that was always started on boot, even if you don’t have a steam controller.

We fixed that behavior, and you can now upgrade your recalbox to 17.12.02.

For a fresh install, download recalbox images on

Recalbox 17.12.01

Hi friends ! Today it is time to release this new 17.12.01 version of Recalbox ! Let’s get in the depths of the new features : We have done a big emulators update. So retroarch gets bumped on 1.6.9, ScummVM on 1.10.0 “unstable”, DosBox on 0.74 r4063 (Thanks lmerckx) and all libretro cores have been bumped on last version ! See more on this dedicated blogpost For your information, the fba-libretro core is now based on fba v0. ... [ read more ]

Emulators Update

Dear fellow Recalboxers ! With this new release, it is time to bump/update emulators included in Recalbox ! Let’s get in the depths of the majors bugfixs / new features : RetroArch : Updated on 1.6.9 version, that includes many fixes and improvements. If you want more informations, go on libretro release post. ScummVM : Updated on 1.10.0 “WIP” release. This version now work on all Recalbox boards, including Odroid XU4. ... [ read more ]

New PSX cores on X86

Hi pals, The current only PSX core available on Recalbox do an amazing job on ARM boards. But he can’t manage enhanced rendering options on X86 builds. So to fix this issue, we added the libretro mednafen psx cores. The mednafen_psx_hw core is Enhanced OpenGL Version with OpenGL renderer. It needs at least an OpenGL 3.1 compatible GPU. If your hardware is not compatible, you can use the standard mednafen_psx core. ... [ read more ]

Make your recalbox shine with Hyperion!

Hyperion ( is a free and open source project to turn your RaspberryPi in a Ambilight-like system! With Hyperion and recalbox, you will turn your retrogaming and multimedia system into an immersive and beautiful experience! I - Description First, we are not talking about using Hyperion with a subset of your recalbox like Kodi. You will be able to use Hyperion features in EVERY SINGLE RETRO GAME you play on recalbox! ... [ read more ]

Recalbox 17.11.10

Dear fellow Recalboxers ! We keep the release rate quite high with this new 17.11.10 version of Recalbox ! Let’s get in the depths of the new features : If you’re following us, you’ve seen our tease on Hyperion, which turns your Recalbox into an ambilight-like system if you have the right hardware ! See more on this dedicated blogpost Add Petrock’s controlblock quirk to make it recognize the 2 players. ... [ read more ]

Recalbox 17.11.02

Hey everyone ! Although Recalbox 4.1 is not even 3 weeks old, you’ve been more than 100.000 retrogamers to install or update Recalbox, and many of you made some feedback ! We promised we’d release new versions much faster than once or twice a year, time has come to prove it ! It’s up to you to acknowledge our efforts that made that 4.1 be released that late ! You should now notice that we give up the old version numbering like 4. ... [ read more ]

After the 4.1?

Recalbox 4.1 is publicly available since Friday October 13th, 20:00 CEST. When I’m writing these lines, you already downloaded more than 17,000 images for fresh installations, and updated 10000+ recalboxes! Thanks for sharing this moment with us, you’re the greatest community we could dream of! Moving from Github to Gitlab There are many changes in Recalbox 4.1, and many of them are not included in the OS, but are related to our tools. ... [ read more ]

4.1 is OUT !!!

At last … After more than a year of development, several public unstable releases starting from February with quite much feedback from all of you, dear community, and many other changes that you wouldn’t see (new blog, new infrastructure, new way of developing/building/releasing, and much more …) We are really glad to release this 4.1 version of Recalbox ! Here are some of the main features of this new version: ... [ read more ]

Recalbox Web Manager 2.0 is out!

Hi, today let us present you an awesome work done by a community member. I don’t know if everyone know that, but the current recalbox release already integrates a web-interface, that allows you to manage, configure your recalbox. But, some months ago, DjLeChuck, finding that the current manager was not complete enough decided to develop a new one. This new web-interface gives you more options, the abilities to manage your game’s information, your screenshots, EmulationStation’s activity and more ! ... [ read more ]