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  • Hello all,

    I would like to rotate my screen by 90 degrees.

    I used display_rotate=1 and that works but it slows retropie down quite a bit.

    Are there alternatives /fixes for this?

    This is on a 3b+ with a gen1 iPad screen.

    Thank you for any suggestions

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    @Gadgetguy RetroArch can rotate the screen through its video options. Emulationstation also has a --screenrotate command line option to accompany this. The only downside would be the Runcommand dialogs (and the RetroPie-setup screens) which will use the 'natural' orientation of the screen.

    For other emulators - I think advmame has a display_rotate option - similar to RetroArch, don't know specifically for other emulators.


  • Thank you Mitu. So using --screenrotate would affect both emulation station and all the emulators as well?

    I will tweak the system now (audio etc.) while the command line is in the right orientation and then try to remove rotate from configt.txt and use the --screenrotate option instead

  • Global Moderator

    @Gadgetguy said in Best way to do 90degree screen rotate?:

    Thank you Mitu. So using --screenrotate would affect both emulation station and all the emulators as well?

    No, the --screenrotate is only for Emulationstation, for the emulators you'll have to configure the rotation on each emulator.

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