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Nintendo Entertainment System


nes


The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was released by Nintendo in 1985. This console officially ended the video game crash of 1983-1984.


Emulator Rom Folder Extension BIOS Controller Config
lr-fceumm nes .7z .fds .nes .zip disksys.rom /opt/retropie/configs/nes/retroarch.cfg
lr-nestopia nes .7z .fds .nes .zip disksys.rom /opt/retropie/configs/nes/retroarch.cfg
lr-quicknes nes .7z .nes .zip none /opt/retropie/configs/nes/retroarch.cfg
lr-fbneo nes .7z .zip fdsbios.zip (containing disksys.rom) /opt/retropie/configs/nes/retroarch.cfg

If you want Famicom Disk System as a separate system, see the wiki page HERE

Emulators: lr-nestopia, lr-fceumm, lr-quicknes, lr-fbneo

ROMS

Accepted File Extensions: .7z .fds .nes .zip - make sure your roms have headers. Roms without headers will not work. If you want to use PAL roms, make sure they contain (E) or (Europe) in the filename, or else they may be run at the wrong speed.

Place your NES Roms in

/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/nes

NOTE: lr-fbneo expects the game roms to be in .zip/.7z archives named in a similar fashion to arcade romsets, so the filenames of the roms is important. Use a romset validation/building program like Clrmamepro or RomCenter to have the correct filenames, using the FBNeo NES DAT file file and a No-Intro NES ROM collection.

BIOS

FDS games require the disksys.rom bios file. Place the BIOS in:

  • /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS for lr-fceumm and lr-nestopia
  • /home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS/fbneo for lr-fbneo, zipped in a file named fdsbios.zip
Filename No-Intro name MD5 CRC32
disksys.rom [BIOS] Family Computer Disk System (Japan) (Rev 1) ca30b50f880eb660a320674ed365ef7a 5e607dcf

Controls

All three emulators utilise Retroarch configurations. Add custom RetroArch controls to the retroarch.cfg file in

/opt/retropie/configs/nes/retroarch.cfg

For more information on custom RetroArch controls see: RetroArch Configuration

nesdiagram

Turbo Buttons for lr-fceumm

Change the Core Option for Turbo Enable to the player(s) you desire. You can also change the Turbo Delay (in frames) (default is 3). See Setting Core Options.

Overscan

Overscan is the part of the game field that is typically hidden behind the margins of consumer CRTs. However, you may want to enaable it for some games if anything seems cropped.

lr-fceumm

Change the Core Option for Crop Overscan to disabled. See Setting Core Options.

lr-quicknes

Add this to your /opt/retropie/configs/nes/retroarch.cfg file. Make sure that this is placed above the #include line.

video_crop_overscan = false