RetroPie 3.5 is Released

Pixel-ArtWe are pleased to announce the release of RetroPie 3.5.

After taking into consideration the feedback from the vibrant RetroPie community, we have provided a few more functions to simplify the user experience such as automatic expansion of the filesystem on boot, less terminal text, and more configuration options for the runcommand launch menu. We have also fixed up some bugs with Raspbian Jessie such as the USB ROM service and have added two new experimental modules – the Löve game engine and a ColecoVision emulator (CoolCV).

[box type=”download” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]You can find the links for the SD-card images as usual in the Downloads Sections.[/box] [box type=”info” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]Installation Instructions can be found at Github:[/box]

Changes since 3.4:

  • Added new experimental modules, Lӧve 2D Game Engine, Colecovision (CoolCV).
  • Debian usbmount package fixed up for systemd udev compatibility, making the USB ROM service work properly again without being killed after 30 seconds. Also added ntfs support by default.
  • Added an arcade rom folder option where all arcade games can be placed.
  • Improvements to EmulationStation (Fix crash on rom delete, direct launch, symlink support, and other bug fixes).
  • Improvements to the Runcommand Launch Menu: Cleaner dialog on launch, ability to show game artwork on launch, ability to disable joystick support as well as the ability to disable the entire runcommand launch menu.
  • PS3 Controller improvements – Add multiple gasia and shanwan controller support.
  • Updated lr-mgba emulator binaries (new upstream release of mgba 0.4.0)
  • Improvements on pre-built image – disabled screen blanking, quieter boot, and filesystem automatically expanded on first boot.
  • Various other bug fixes.

25 thoughts on “RetroPie 3.5 is Released

  1. Nick Peck says:

    I’m not having much luck finding an answer elsewhere so I hope someone can help. Somewhat new to this but I have been working on PC’s for well over 20 years, so I’m a quick learner. Anywho, I’d like to remove most of the startup emulators so that my Genesis one will show. I’m currently only wanting the NES/SNES/Genesis to show up (more down the road) but would like to remove the ones I won’t be using from showing up.

    Also, how do you get the nice looking background to work when you move over to a system (once on said system, the faded out picture of the game shows up), plus the nicer looking games list once inside the system? I’m using the latest retropi build on a raspi2.

  2. Tarris says:

    I think I am the only one complain about this but since the update I keep getting this before I launch a game, is there a way to revert or disable this pre-game message?

  3. Glenn Lake says:

    Hi guys. I love this project! I have installed RetroPie 3.5 (06.02.2016) for Pi Zero to a HDMI monitor and it plays games and kodi well. But I have a small issue with sound but it is more of a control problem than sound quality. I am using a wireless logitech k400 keyboard for gaming and video and all seems well but I can’t control the volume using the special keys on the keyboard in games or kodi. I checked the keyboard using showkey in the command line and it is reporting properly. Is there some way to fix this? I have looked thru the forums but found nothing on this. Any ideas?

  4. shmoopty says:

    Confirmed – I was able to pair two gasia PS3 controllers without any special steps. These are great, since PS3 controllers have that extra system button in the middle for emulator menus or special codes. This is great!

    Before I go shopping – has anyone had success pairing 3 or 4 gasia controllers?

  5. Edwin W. Heiser IV says:

    i have 3.4. i have spent weeks setting it up just right. what is the best way to upgrade and not loose all my configs?

    • Brian Hoffman says:

      You shouldnt lose your configs, like samba share editing, game artscraping or emulator configs. However, if you altered the Runscript in supplementry, ESsettings config to hide menu items, they will come back to default.

      • Havok says:

        Hi Brain,
        I used that method for 3.2 and older but it no longer works with 3.3+ The new autoresize step that happens on the first boot just causes my pi to lock up and it will sit on that screen indefinitely

      • Brian Hoffman says:

        It works fine for me, I’m on 3.6. This is what do.
        Download the image
        Write the image to sd card with win imager
        Boot the Sd card, run the updates if you want and resize the ad card .
        Shutdown and put the sd card back in your pc
        Make a image of your sd card in win imager
        Write the image to your USB thumb drive
        Edit the config text on your sd card to boot from sda2
        Now put every thing back in your pi and you should be booting off USB with as much space available to the USB as you had on your microsd card

        Now, go through the resize steps in the tutorial
        Starting at Sudo fdisk /dev/sda

    • smartroad says:

      Hi Joseph, I managed to get my setup working again with the help of the maintainers. What I done was to SSH into the machine (using PuTTY or similar) and then edited the es_settings.cfg by typing:

      nano /home/pi/.emulationstation/es_settings.cfg

      and changed the theme to carbon on the line:

      Change what is in your XXXXXX position to “carbon”.

      Start up ES again (probably best to reboot) and then, hopefully, ES will start and you can change your theme back to the one you wanted.

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