Downloads:

18,945

Downloads of v 1.9.0:

1,648

Last Update:

21 Aug 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • libretro developers

Tags:

retroarch games gaming emulation emulators

RetroArch

1.9.0 | Updated: 21 Aug 2020

Downloads:

18,945

Downloads of v 1.9.0:

1,648

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • libretro developers

RetroArch 1.9.0

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Details

To install RetroArch, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade RetroArch, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall RetroArch, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade retroarch -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade retroarch -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure retroarch installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: retroarch
    state: present
    version: 1.9.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'retroarch' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.9.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: retroarch,
    Version: 1.9.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller retroarch
{
   Name     = 'retroarch'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.9.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'retroarch':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.9.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install retroarch version="1.9.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 21 Aug 2020.

Description

RetroArch is a frontend for libretro, an open API which exposes the functionality of a game, emulator or certain kinds of multimedia applications. libretro started as libsnes with the SNES emulator bSNES, but libretro has since become a far broader API. RetroArch builds around the libretro API to provide a powerful interface for libretro cores.

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /InstallDir:{path} - Installation directory, defaults to {tools-location}\retroarch (typically C:\tools\retroarch)
  • /InstallationPath:{path} - Alias for /InstallDir
  • /DesktopShortcut - Add shortcut for RetroArch to the desktop.

Notes

If a custom installation directory is used for RetroArch, shims will still be created for retroarch.exe and retroarch_debug.exe on the path so that RetroArch can be started from the command line as with prior versions of this package.

Since v1.7.7 was released, the libretro/RetroArch developers have been uploading new builds without always updating the version. If you get checksum errors while installing RetroArch, this has probably happened again. Just let us know via the Contact Maintainers link and a new package should be up on Chocolatey shortly after.


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$packageName   = 'retroarch'
$url           = 'https://buildbot.libretro.com/stable/1.9.0/windows/x86/RetroArch.7z'
$url64         = 'https://buildbot.libretro.com/stable/1.9.0/windows/x86_64/RetroArch.7z'
$checksum      = '0fced2580f657f5f2cac1cad96571c9373252c1af23e9bdd8ef674ca4e14ff92'
$checksum64    = 'dfb1f230d672e74cc69b1fcc10c2a1232de02c9ff357a9fe793de86c1795d4bb'
$checksumType  = 'sha256'
$checksumType64= 'sha256'


# Get the package parameters and then back them up for the uninstaller
# This works around choco#1479 https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/1479
$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$toolsPath = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$paramsFile = Join-Path (Split-Path -Parent $toolsPath) 'PackageParameters.xml'
Write-Debug "Writing package parameters to $paramsFile"
Export-Clixml -Path $paramsFile -InputObject $pp

$installDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
if ($pp.InstallDir -or $pp.InstallationPath ) { $installDir = $pp.InstallDir + $pp.InstallationPath }
Write-Host "RetroArch is going to be installed in '$installDir'"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" `
  -Url "$url" -Checksum "$checksum" -ChecksumType $checksumType `
  -Url64 "$url64" -Checksum64 "$checksum64" -ChecksumType64 $checksumType64 `
  -UnzipLocation "$installDir"

if ($installDir -eq $toolsPath) {
  New-Item "$installDir\retroarch.exe.gui" -Type file -Force | Out-Null
  New-Item "$installDir\retroarch_debug.exe.gui" -Type file -Force | Out-Null
} else {
  Install-BinFile retroarch -path "$installDir\retroarch.exe" -UseStart
  Install-BinFile retroarch_debug -path "$installDir\retroarch_debug.exe" -UseStart
}

if ($pp.DesktopShortcut) {
  $desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
  Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath "$desktop\RetroArch.lnk" `
    -TargetPath "$installDir\retroarch.exe" -WorkingDirectory "$installDir" `
    -WindowStyle 3
}
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
$packageName   = 'retroarch'
$zip32         = 'RetroArch.7z'
$zip64         = 'RetroArch.7z'

if (Get-ProcessorBits -eq 64) { $zip = $zip64 } else { $zip = $zip32 }
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$zip"

# Get package parameters
$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if ($null -eq $pp -or $pp.Count -eq 0) {
  # Work around for choco#1479 https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/issues/1479
  $toolsPath = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
  $paramsFile = Join-Path (Split-Path -Parent $toolsPath) 'PackageParameters.xml'
  if (Test-Path -Path $paramsFile) {
    Write-Debug "Loading package parameters from $paramsFile"
    $pp = Import-Clixml -Path $paramsFile
  } else {
    Write-Debug "No package parameters available; shims and desktop shortcut won't be removed if they were created"
    $pp = @{}
  }
}

$installDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
if ($pp.InstallDir -or $pp.InstallationPath ) { $installDir = $pp.InstallDir + $pp.InstallationPath }

if ($installDir -ne $toolsPath) {
  Uninstall-BinFile retroarch -path "$installDir\retroarch.exe"
  Uninstall-BinFile retroarch_debug -path "$installDir\retroarch_debug.exe"
}

if ($pp.DesktopShortcut) {
  $desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")
  Remove-Item "$desktop\RetroArch.lnk" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force | Out-Null
}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
RetroArch 1.8.9 1091 Thursday, July 2, 2020 Approved
RetroArch 1.8.8 733 Monday, June 8, 2020 Approved
RetroArch 1.8.7 632 Friday, May 22, 2020 Approved
RetroArch 1.8.6 636 Friday, May 8, 2020 Approved
RetroArch 1.8.5 833 Sunday, April 5, 2020 Approved
RetroArch 1.8.4 1057 Saturday, January 25, 2020 Approved
RetroArch 1.8.2 517 Friday, January 3, 2020 Approved
RetroArch 1.8.1 651 Thursday, November 28, 2019 Approved
RetroArch 1.8.0 574 Sunday, October 27, 2019 Approved

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