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||.pce .cue .zip||syscard3.pce||/opt/retropie/configs/pcengine/retroarch.cfg|
|lr-beetle-supergrafx||pcengine||.pce .cue .zip||syscard3.pce||/opt/retropie/configs/pcengine/retroarch.cfg|
Emulator: lr-beetle-pce-fast, lr-beetle-supergrafx
Accepted File Extensions: .pce
Place your PC Engine/ TurboGrafx-16 ROMs in
Note: the BIOS file is only needed to play CD based games
The BIOS file necessary is called: syscard3.pce
Place your the syscard3.pce file in
Working BIOS files:
|USA||0754f903b52e3b3342202bdafb13efa5||2b5b75fe||Most games work but some like Mirai Shounen Conan and Sylphia 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 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
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 logo instead of PC Engine, then you can change the file in
<system> <name>pcengine</name> <fullname>TurboGrafx 16 (PC Engine)</fullname> <path>/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pcengine</path> <extension>.pce .cue .zip .PCE .CUE .ZIP</extension> <command>/opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh 0 _SYS_ pcengine %ROM%</command> <platform>pcengine</platform> <theme>pcengine</theme> <directlaunch/> </system>
<system> <name>pcengine</name> <fullname>TurboGrafx 16 (PC Engine)</fullname> <path>/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/pcengine</path> <extension>.pce .cue .zip .PCE .CUE .ZIP</extension> <command>/opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh 0 _SYS_ pcengine %ROM%</command> <platform>pcengine</platform> <theme>tg16</theme> <directlaunch/> </system>
Note: these above changes to
es_systems.cfg with be overwritten when updating RetroPie and you can find more information about this here.
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. Scraping from within Emulation Station should also return TurboGrafx-16 artwork.