RetrOrangePi 4.0

About RetrOrangePi

RetrOrangePi is a non profit gaming and media center distribution compatible with boards equipped with CPU H3 and GPU Mali 400 (most Orange Pis, Banana Pi M2+, Beelink X2 and NanoPi M1). It is based on Armbian (Linux Debian 8) and RetroPie. It is developed and maintained by Stevie Whyte and Alerino Reis with collaboration of Wang Matt.


  • Latest Armbian v5.32 (Debian Jessie kernel 3.4.113)*
  • RetroPie-Setup v4.3.3 (unofficial fork, upgradable)
  • New RetrOrangePi repository for easy updates and fixes
  • EmulationStation v2.6.5 with video and game collection support, Desktop/OpenELEC shorcuts from main menu
  • New ROPi “Attract-Mode”-like theme (based on Cosmos theme)
  • Retroarch 1.6.7 - Retroachievements tested
  • Kodi Krypton 17.4 (hardware acceleration provided by MPV + VDPAU): IPTVsimple included, quit button fixed
  • OpenELEC (Kodi Jarvis 16.1) with CEC support by Jernej Skrabec (optional installation)
  • Slim and Full versions for all compatible boards*
  • All Libretro cores updated
  • All RetroPie themes available for installation
  • Experimental new libretro cores: DOSBox, MAME2014, VICE, X68000, Amiga PUAE
  • PPSSPP latest v1.42
  • Mupen64Plus standalone emulator (with hires textures support)
  • AdvanceMAME 3.5
  • AdvanceMENU frontend integrated
  • AdvanceMESS (support for ancient platforms, tested OK: Bally Astrocade, BBC Micro, Channel F, Colecovision etc.
  • New Quake 2 port (Yamagi Quake)*
  • New Streets of Rage Remake port (needs BennuGD engine downloaded to home folder)*
  • Improved Amiga emulation - fullscreen UAE4ARM with JIT support, optional WHDLoad
  • Hatari 2.0 (SDL2) - atariST emulator
  • Vice 3.1 (SDL2) – Commodore emulator
  • Boot selection – from Desktop (EmulationStation, Kodi, AdvanceMENU, RetroArch, Desktop)
  • Onscreen keyboard (Florence)
  • Overscan fix in AV outputs (Allwinner_TVOUT_manipulator)
  • New Desktop wallpaper, wifi config, ES, Kodi, Donate and Support icons
  • Customized Retroarch configuration (optimal settings, appearance tweaks, original aspect ratio)
  • New HDMI/Analog AV configuration tool (thanks Jose Rios) + our overscan fix
  • New exclusive ROPi Radio beta version
  • Scraper by Sselph update
  • Universal XML Scraper integration and tutorials*
  • Binary cores updates*
  • GPIO driver can be installed from driver section.*
  • RetroPie services tested: USBROMSERVICE - create a retropie-mount folder in your FAT32 flash drive, Virtual gamepad
  • Custom ES splashscreen by Francois Lebel @MagicFranky - the number 4 was on us :p (great skills!)
  • Custom MOTD with ROPi invader + Armbian info
  • Improved filesystem support: FAT32 automount, ExFAT support



  • Amiga
  • AmstradPC
  • Apple II
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari 8bit (models 400 800 XL XE)
  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari ST
  • Bally Astrocade
  • BBC Micro
  • Channel F
  • Colecovision
  • Commodore 64
  • Creativision
  • Dreamcast
  • Final Burn Alpha
  • Frotz Infocom
  • Game and Watch
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Game Boy Colour
  • Game Gear
  • Intellivision
  • LaserDisc Emulator (Daphne)
  • MAME
  • MasterSystem
  • MegaDrive/Genesis
  • MSX
  • Neo Geo Pocket
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • NeoGeo
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo NES
  • PC (DOS)
  • PC Engine (TurboGrafx)
  • Playstation 1
  • Playstation Portable
  • SAM Coupe
  • ScummVM
  • Sega32x
  • SegaCD
  • SG-1000
  • Super Nintendo
  • TI99/4A
  • Vectrex
  • Wonderswan
  • ZxSpectrum
  • Zx81


  • CannonBall (Outrun engine)
  • Cave story
  • Doom
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Goonies 20th anniversary
  • Open Beats of Rage (OpenBOR)
  • Prince of Persia - SDLPoP
  • Quake (tyrquake)
  • Quake 2 (yamagi quake)
  • Super Mario War
  • Wolfenstein3D
  • Zelda engine - Solarus



  • Banana Pi M2 Plus
  • Beelink X2
  • Nano Pi M1
  • Orange Pi Lite
  • Orange Pi One
  • Orange Pi PC
  • Orange Pi PC-Plus
  • Orange Pi Plus
  • Orange Pi Plus 2
  • Orange Pi Plus 2e
  • Orange Pi Zero
  • Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 H3

NOTE:Until we get working GPU drivers, there will be no support for new boards like Orange Pi PC2, Orange Pi Win, Orange Pi Prime or any other with Mali 450 GPU or A64/H5 CPU.


  • Most games should run fine on ANY board up to the Sony Playstation. Things get hit and miss on Dreamcast, MAME, N64 and PSP. Games like Super Mario 64, Mario Kart, Zelda OOT (N64), Ultimate Ghosts n Goblins, LittleBigPlanet, GTA Vice City (PSP), Crazy Taxi, Sonic Adventure and Shenmue (Dreamcast) are some examples of games that run fine with a few minor issues. Conker (N64), God of War (PSP), Sega Saturn and 3DO games are NOT PLAYABLE.

  • Nintendo DS is expected to work in the future. Unfortunately the only compatible emulator out there (DraStic) is closed source and was only ported to Raspberry Pi. Its developer (Exophase) was already contacted regarding a port for SDL/EGL without RPI dependencies.
  • Installation instructions

    Please check our forum support page for the FAQ, howtos and tutorials

    Contact the team

    Feel free to email us to provide some feedback or to just say hello!

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