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PC Engine


pce tg16


This console, known as the PC Engine in Japan and as the TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem in the USA, 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 .chd syscard3.pce /opt/retropie/configs/pcengine/retroarch.cfg

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

ROMS

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

Place your PC Engine/PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-16/TurboGrafx-CD/SuperGrafx ROMs in

/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pcengine

CHD Archive Usage

lr-beetle-pce-fast and lr-beetle-supergrafx have support for the CHD (V5) archive format.

This format will save space and allow you to keep your PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD ROM folder tidy.

The following archive contains a MAME 0.205 version of CHDMAN and Windows batch files that can be used to quickly convert your PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD games to CHD (V5): Download

BIOS

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

Several BIOS are supported, but syscard3.pce is the most compatible with games.

Recognized Name No-Into Name CRC32 MD5 Comment
syscard3.pce [BIOS] Super CD-ROM System (Japan) (v3.0).pce 6D9A73EF 38179DF8F4AC870017DB21EBCBF53114 This is the prefered BIOS for lr-beetle-pce-fast and should play most games.
syscard2.pce [BIOS] CD-ROM System (Japan) (v2.1).pce 283B74E0 3CDD6614A918616BFC41C862E889DD79
syscard2.pce [BIOS] CD-ROM System (Japan) (v2.0).pce 52520BC6 3A456F0ECCFF039EB5FF045F56EC1C3B
syscard1.pce [BIOS] CD-ROM System (Japan) (v1.0).pce 3F9F95A4 2B7CCB3D86BAA18F6402C176F3065082
gexpress.pce [BIOS] Games Express CD Card (Japan).pce 51A12D90 6D2CB14FC3E1F65CEB135633D1694122 Required to play four unlicensed games.
gexpress.pce [BIOS] Games Express CD Card (Japan) (Alt).pce 9D1E81B8 CCF8590E2E7AC4A08BCC1D77EC168917 Required to play four unlicensed games.
syscard3u.pce [BIOS] TurboGrafx CD Super System Card (USA) (v3.0).pce 2B5B75FE 0754F903B52E3B3342202BDAFB13EFA5 Most games work, but some Japan games will not.
syscard2u.pce [BIOS] TurboGrafx CD System Card (USA) (v2.0).pce FF2A5EC3 94279F315E8B52904F65AB3108542AFE

Place your BIOS in

/home/pi/RetroPie/BIOS

You can change which BIOS is used in the Quick Menu's Options.

Controls

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

Add custom retroarch controls to the retroarch.cfg file in

/opt/retropie/configs/pcengine/retroarch.cfg

For more information on custom RetroArch controls see: RetroArch Configuration

nec_turbografx16_diagram

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
FILE "AKUMAJOU DRACULA X.bin" BINARY

### 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).

pcengine_theme="tg16"

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.