RetroArch Emulator 1.8.5 with improved stability released

RetroArch, a free open source front end for emulators and game engines, released version 1.8.5 the latest stable version one day ago.

RetroArch 1.8.5 now supports extended Sega CD memory, queues multiple pop-ups, prevents buffer overflow when encountering unknown macros, and does not block the Sameboy core.

This new release also adds menu scroll acceleration options, new date and time styles, DPI-based scaling, “Nord” and “Gruvbox Dark” ozone themes, “Flux” RGUI themes, and many other UI improvements .

It also adds an “Arcade DAT Filter” option to the scanner to support scanning of Korean, Asian PS1 discs and PSP Korean. In addition, a disk control interface API extension has been added to improve the stability of 3DS, Linux, video widgets, etc. change history For more information.

How to install RetroArch on Ubuntu:

Starting with Ubuntu 18.04, the RetroArch snap package (running in the sandbox) can be easily installed from the Ubuntu software utilities. At this time it is still v1.8.4, but the snap version will be updated automatically when installed.

Live retro stable PPA Keep up to date .deb Packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

1. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard or searching for “terminal” from the application menu. Once opened, execute the command to add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libretro/stable

When prompted, press Enter and enter your password (no asterisk feedback while typing).

2. You can then run the command to install RetroArch.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install retroarch

The PPA also contains a list of games that can be installed by command. sudo apt install libretro-*


To remove the software, run the command in Terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove retroarch libretro-*

Start the Software and Update utility, go to the Other Software tab, and delete the PPA repository.

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