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PC Engine

pce tg16

The TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem, originally known in Japan as the PC Engine, is a home video game console joint-developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, released in 1987.

Emulator Rom Folder Extension BIOS Controller Config
lr-beetle-pce-fast pcengine .7z .ccd .chd .cue .pce .zip syscard3.pce /opt/retropie/configs/pcengine/retroarch.cfg
lr-beetle-supergrafx pcengine .7z .pce .zip syscard3.pce /opt/retropie/configs/pcengine/retroarch.cfg

Emulator: lr-beetle-pce-fast, lr-beetle-supergrafx


Accepted File Extensions: .7z .ccd .chd .cue .pce .zip

Place your PC Engine/ TurboGrafx-16 ROMs in



The BIOS file is only needed to play CD-based games.

The BIOS file must be named: syscard3.pce

Place your syscard3.pce file in


Working BIOS files:

Filename md5sum CRC32 Comment
Super CD-ROM System (Japan) (v3.0).pce 38179df8f4ac870017db21ebcbf53114 6d9a73ef This is the prefered BIOS for lr-beetle-pce-fast and should play all games.
TurboGrafx CD Super System Card (USA) (v3.0).pce 0754f903b52e3b3342202bdafb13efa5 2b5b75fe Most games work, but some Japan games will not.


lr-beetle-pce-fast and lr-beetle-supergrafx utilise Retroarch configurations

Add custom retroarch controls to the retroarch.cfg file in


For more information on custom RetroArch controls see: RetroArch Configuration


PC Engine CD

It is important that the image file (usually .bin) and the CUE file (.cue) match.

CUE files are just text files containing a description of the CD. If you have files named like:

Akumajou Dracula X.bin
Akumajou Dracula X.cue

then ensure the first line of the CUE file contains:

FILE "Akumajou Dracula X.bin" BINARY

Any of the following are wrong and will not work:

### extension has incorrect case
FILE "Akumajou Dracula X.BIN" BINARY

### file name has incorrect case

### does not match the actual file name
FILE "Akumajou_Dracula_X_-_Chi_no_Rinne_(NTSC-J)_[KMCD3005].bin" BINARY

Advanced Configuration

If you are from the United States it is likely that you had the TurboGrafx-16 rather than the PC Engine. If you want EmulationStation to show the TurboGrafx-16 graphics instead of PC Engine then you should create a file /opt/retropie/configs/all/platforms.cfg with the following contents (note this requires at least v4.1.6 of the RetroPie-Setup script).


Once this is done, please update any of the currently installed PC Engine emulators from RetroPie-Setup and Emulation Station will now use the TurboGrafx-16 logo.