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The RetroDECK Configurator

Please note that we are going to rebuild the configurator into a controller friendly GODOT application and that the current version is not the final design.

The RetroDECK Configurator is a unique multi-use utility that exists within RetroDECK to manage many aspect of the application and exposes functions from the RetroDECK Framework to the user.

The RetroDECK Configurator can be opened from:

  • The main menu inside the ES-DE interface and choose RetroDECK Configurator.

  • From the RetroDECK Configurator.desktop desktop shortcut, available in your application menu.

  • From CLI by calling flatpak run net.retrodeck.retrodeck --configurator

What follows are the commands you can use inside the Configurator (more commands will be added during development).

Presets & Settings

In this menu you can set various presets.

Global: Presets & Settings

In this menu you will find presets and settings that span over multiple emulators.


RetroAchivements: Login

Login to RetroAchievements in all supported emulators and cores.


RetroAchivements: Logut

Logut from RetroAchievements in all supported emulators and cores.


RetroAchivements: Hardcore Mode

Enables Hardcore Mode from RetroAchievements in all supported emulators and cores.


Widescreen: Enable/Disable

Enables or disable Widescreen in all supported emulators and cores.


Swap A/B and X/Y: Enable/Disable

Swaps A/B X/Y in all supported emulators and cores.


Ask to Exit prompt: Enable/Disable

Enables or disables ask to exit prompts in all supported emulators and cores. Note: If you disable this, the emulators will directly exit.


RetroArch: Presets & Settings

In this menu you will find presets and settings for RetroArch.


Borders: Enable/Disable

Enable / Disable borders across the RetroArch cores you choose.


Rewind: Enable/Disable

Enable / Disable rewind across all of RetroArch (this may impact performance on some more demanding systems).


Wii & Gamecube: Presets & Settings

In this menu you will find presets and settings for Dolphin and Primehack.


Dolphin Textures: Universal Dynamic Input

Enable / Disable Venomalias's Universal Dynamic Input Texture for Dolphin.


Primehack Textures: Universal Dynamic Input

Enable / Disable Venomalias's Universal Dynamic Input Texture for Primehack.


Open Emulator

Here you launch and configure each emulators settings, the option you choose will open that emulators GUI. For documentation on how to change the settings of each emulators settings please check the website of each emulator.

(Please note that most of the emulator interfaces where not designed with controller input in mind for handling the applications GUI, just the games. So you might need to use other inputs like the Steam Decks touchscreen or a mouse and key board to navigate properly).

From this entry you can run the emualtor itself such as:

  • RetroArch
  • Citra
  • Dolphin
  • Duckstation
  • MelonDS
  • PCSX2
  • PPSSPP
  • RPCS3
  • XEMU
  • Yuzu


RetroDECK: Tools

Tool: Move files

This option lets you choose the installation path of the RetroDECK folder that handles ROMS,Saves, BIOS etc... to a new location. You get the following three options.

Internal Storage - Moves the folder to the internal storage.
SD CARD - Moves the folder to the SD CARD
Custom Location - Choose where you want the RetroDECK folder to be.


Tool: Compress games

This option enables you to compress disc based game image files .gdi .iso .bin .cue to the less space demanding .chd format. You can choose either a single game or many.


Install: RetroDECK SD Controller Profile

This option installs the Steam Deck controller profile to RetroDECK it also resets all emulators configurations to input the correct bindings.


Install: PS3 Firmware

This option downloads and installs the latest PS3 firmware. A the end of the download, RPCS3 will open requesting the user to install it. Just press OK.


RetroDECK: Change update settings (cooker only)

This option lets you turn on or off automatic updates on launch.


RetroDECK: Troubleshooting

Various troubleshooting options.

Backup: RetroDECK Userdata

Creates backups of the user data folders


Check & Verify: Multi-file structure

Verifies to the structure of multi disc/file games that uses .m3u files.


Check & Verify: BIOS

Shows a detailed BIOS list of missing and current BIOS.


RetroDECK: Reset

The reset menu resets various features


Reset Specific Emulator

Opens up a menu where you can reset a specific emulator


Reset All Emulators

Resets all the emulators at once


Reset RetroDECK

Resets the entirety of RetroDECK.
โš ๏ธ WARNING! BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE RUNNING THIS! โš ๏ธ


RetroDECK: About

This menu contains information about RetroDECK

Version history

Displays the changelogs


Credits

Displays the credits