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1080p RetroPie Borders/Overlays



  • Howdy! I made some overlays for RetroPie, and decided to share them in case anyone else wanted them.
    These overlays are intended for 1920x1080 (1080p/FHD) displays, with "integer scaling" enabled for games, and 1:1 aspect ratio. This thread will be updated with more overlays as I create them.

    Installation Instructions

    • Download the overlay(s) that you want. Ideally, name the PNG files after the respective system.
    • Open a text editor and paste the following contents:
    overlays = 1
    overlay0_overlay = System.png
    overlay0_full_screen = true
    overlay0_descs = 0
    
    • Replace "System.png" with whatever you named the PNG file
    • Save the file the same as whatever you named the PNG file, but with a .cfg extension
      (Example: NES.png and NES.cfg)
    • Repeat the above three steps for each image
    • Place all of your PNG and CFG files into /opt/retropie/configs/all/retroarch/overlays/borders(On a Samba share, this would be \\RETROPIE\configs\all\retroarch\overlays\borders)

    From there, you can simply follow the instructions on this page to set the overlay for each core or game.

    Overlays

    320x240/640x480 (Dreamcast, N64, Sega Master System)
    This border can also be used as a "4:3 aspect ratio" border.
    320x240-border.png
    256x224 (NES)
    It should be worth noting the NES's actual resolution is 256x240. However, RetroArch removes vertical parts of the screen by default due to overscan artifacts.
    nes-overlay.png
    320x200/640x400 (MS-DOS, PC88, PC98)
    dos-border.png
    384x272 (Commodore 64)
    c64-overlay.png
    320x244 (Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Neo Geo)
    genesis-border.png
    256x240 (TurboGrafx 16)
    tg16-overlay.png
    160x144 (Game Boy and Game Boy Color, Sega Game Gear)
    gameboy-overlay.png
    240x160 (Game Boy Advance)
    gba-overlay.png
    384x224 (Virtual Boy)
    virtualboy-overlay.png
    224x288 (Namco Galaga-based arcade games)
    namcoarcade-overlay.png
    320x212 (Atari 2600)
    atari-overlay.png

    Game-Specific: The Neverhood
    neverhood-border-tinypng.png



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