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
Accepted File Extensions: .7z .ccd .chd .cue .pce .zip
Place your PC Engine/PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-16/TurboGrafx-CD/SuperGrafx ROMs in
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
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
You can change which BIOS is used in the Quick Menu's Options.
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 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
Switching Emulation Station to the TurboGrafx-16 logo:
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.