RetroPie on the Pi 4: Official Raspberry Pi 4 Support Added to RetroPie

RetroPie Raspberry Pi 4
Finally, retro gaming has arrived on the most powerful Raspberry Pi.
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Nearly a year after the Raspberry Pi 4 was released, the RetroPie developers have officially added support for it in the form of an open, stable beta. The much-improved CPU, GPU, and RAM capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 4 will undoubtedly open up a wider range of games and systems for emulation while improving the experience for existing emulators.

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Why did it take so long?

Remember, RetroPie is an open-source, volunteer-run project whose developers also have full-time jobs (consider donating to support the project). Because the Pi 4's architecture is fundamentally different, much work had to be done to add support—and volunteer time is generally limited.

How to use RetroPie on the Raspberry Pi 4

Now that RetroPie 4.6 has been released, you can run RetroPie on the Raspberry Pi 4 using the same method as with other Raspberry Pi models: by downloading the image from the RetroPie downloads page and installing it on your Pi.