A graphical and themeable emulator front-end that allows you to access all your favorite games in one place, even without a keyboard!
Don't like the look? An extensive theming system allows you to tweak how each individual screen looks to your heart's content.
Want to use an emulator we haven't thought of yet? EmulationStation can work with virtually any program, even things that aren't games!
Is an important feature missing? Not satisfied with something? If you've got the time and expertise, you can help make EmulationStation better for everyone.
Want to help, but not sure where to start? Check out the GitHub issue tracker.
Written in C++, EmulationStation performs well even on low-powered devices like the famous mini-computer Raspberry Pi.
EmulationStation is the front-end of the popular RetroPie Project, which comes pre-configured with emulators for over 30 different platforms.
You can download an installer below.
The installer will install a pre-compiled
EmulationStation executable and a set of themes.
Or, you can build EmulationStation yourself!Browse on GitHub »
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Remember, you need to configure EmulationStation to use your emulators!
You can read more about how to do that on the Getting Started page.
Feedback is always welcome. EmulationStation is built by the community, for the community. Don't hesitate to send us an email.