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Recalbox 18.02.09

Hey guyz ! It’s been a little while since the last release ! Time to enjoy holidays, get some rest and still work on some new features ! So, what to expect from this 18.02.09 ? Here is a list of major changes: Added new out of the box supported pads : ouya, micreal arcade dual and ipega9055 A new refreshing splash video (thank you @ian57) x86 (32 and 64 bits) gets DS emulation with libretro cores desmume and melonds Mame2010 core is available for all boards but rpi0/1 You can mount NAS shares with Wifi at boot now. ... [ read more ]


Hi pals, Today a new emulated system is available on Recalbox : ResidualVM ! It is a sister project of ScummVM, that allows you to play to games using GrimE game engine. Three games are compatibles with this emulator: Grim Fandango, Escape from Monkey Island and Myst III - Exile. This new emulator has been added by lmerckx as a second ScummVM core. The switch between ScummVM and ResidualVM is automatic. ... [ read more ]

Panasonic 3DO

Hi friends! We are happy to present you a new often unrecognized console and yet with outstanding performances at its release: the Panasonic 3DO! Unfortunately, this new system will only be available for Odroid XU4 and PC X86 / X86_64 versions of Recalbox. Indeed, on Raspberry PI, even the 3, we don’t get a satisfactory emulation and that even using the lowest settings + the activation of a frameskip. As a result, we have decided not to activate this system in other versions of Recalbox. ... [ read more ]

SHARP X68000

Hi dudes, It is time to welcome a new emulated system on Recalbox : the SHARP X68000 ! So, to emulate this system we are using the libretro px68k core based on the px68k emulator by Hissorii. For your information, this core needs to add some new bios. Here are the files to add in your Recalbox : 7fd4caabac1d9169e289f0f7bbf71d8e - keropi/iplrom.dat cb0a5cfcf7247a7eab74bb2716260269 - keropi/cgrom.dat These files must be placed in a subfolder named “keropi”. ... [ read more ]

Nintendo DS on X86

Hi pals, It is time to welcome a new emulated system on X86/X86_64 Recalbox version: the Nintendo DS ! So, we have added 2 new libretro cores to do this job. The libretro desmume core and the libretro melonDS core based on a new Nintendo DS emulator. To emulate this new system you must have a good hardware. We have configured desmume core to work on most current setups, but if you don’t have a fullspeed emulation, you can try to “downgrade” settings in retroarch menu (downgrade internal resolution, add a frameskip, etc…). ... [ read more ]

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 ]