Setup emulator

A good start in half the work. Preparing for your journey back in time means setting up your emulators. Here we'll show you how to setup RetroPie so you'll have access to every emulator you can possibily think of.


What kind of hardware do you need to finish the job?

(1) A controller to setup you system, (2) a HDMI/DVI monitor or a telly, (3) a HDMI cable, (4) laptop or a PC with SD port, (5) Micro SD Card, (6) Raspberry Pi case, (7) Raspberry Pi, (8) USB keyboard, (9) USB Micro power supply


What is hardware without software?

(1) Extraction program(for example, 7-Zip), (2) RetroPie image(For this setup we use version 4.2), (3) Win32DiskImager(Windows) / ApplePie-Baker(Mac)

Okay let's go

1. Insert your SD card

Insert your SD card in the SD card slot(Note the drive letter assigned to the SD card, for example G:)

2. Unzip

Unzip the downloaded RetroPie project SD card image with and extraction program.

3. Extract

Extract the RetroPie project SD card image to the SD card. Be careful to select the correct drive(Windows users can do this really easily with the Win32DiskImager, and Mac users can use the ApplePi-Baker. Linux users have to use a pretty simple command line trick.)

4. Remove the SD

Remove the SD card from your laptop or pc.

5. Insert SD card

Insert SD card you just flashed into your Raspberry Pi.

6. Plugin in controller

Plug one of your controllers and your keyboard into your Raspberry Pi.

7. Plugin in HDMI

Plugin the HDMI cable into your Raspberry Pi.

8. Plug in power supply

Plugin the power supply into your Raspberry Pi.

9. Set up controller

Follow the onscreen prompts with your controller to set it up(up, down, left, right, etc) (These controls will work in both the emulators and the RetroPie itself. On top of controlling basic movements, you also get a number of "hot keys" so you can quickly do certain actions from inside games, It's very useful to know how to exit a game, create a save, and load a save.)

Add ROMs

You're pocket sized time machine is almost done. Now that you've dealt with the setup of RetroPie, it's time to transfer your favorite ROMs to your Raspberry Pi. There are multiple ways, but we're going to show you two methods: Transferring ROMs via a USB stick and transferring ROMs via SCP.


What kind of hardware do you need to finish the job?

USB method

(1) USB stick (formatted to FAT32) (2) Raspberry Pi(powered on)

(3) USB keyboard

SCP method

(1) Ethernet cable(wired)

(2) Raspberry Pi >= 3 or Raspberry Pi <= 2 with a WiFi dongle (wireless)

(3) USB keyboard


Only for SCP method

(1) WinSCP (Windows)

or (1)Cyberduck (Mac)

Let's set it up (USB method)

1. Insert USB

Insert the USB stick in your computer.

2. Format USB

Make sure that your USB is formatted to FAT32.

3. Create Folder

Create a folder called retropie on your USB stick.

4. Remove SD

Remove the SD card from your laptop or pc.

5. Plug USB into Raspberry

Plug your USB stick in your Raspberry Pi and wait for your USB stick to stop blinking (If your USB doesn't have a light just wait 5minutes to be sure).

6. Remove USB and plug in

Take your USB stick out of your Raspberry Pi and plug it into your computer.

7. Add ROMs to folder

Add the ROMs to their respective folders(in the retropie/roms folder on your USB stick).

8. Back into Raspberry Pi

Plug your USB from your Raspberry Pi.

9. Remove USB

Remove your USB from your Raspberry Pi.

10. Refresh emulationstation

Refresh emulationstation by pressing F4 and typing in emulationstation, or choose quit from the start menu.

Let's set it up (SCP method)

1. Open WinSCP or Cyberduck

Open WinSCP or Cyberduck

2. Setup

Setup thr following

  • File Protocol: SCP
  • Host name: the IP address of your RetroPie. (To find the IP address of your RetroPis, go into RetroPie options from the main menu, and select the last option [ Show IP address ])
  • Username: pi
  • Password: raspberry

3. Drop files

Drop the files in the ~/RetroPie/roms/$CONSOLE folder, where $CONSOLE is the name of the target console (e.g snes or arcade)


In this section we will provide the various download links you'll need to install to get the best out our products.

Retropie setup for the Super Kuma 9000

Download the custom RetroPie image. This image will make your buttons on your Super Kuma 9000 functional with RetroPie as your emulator. Download Etcher if you need to flash your sd card and download 7-Zip for the unzipping of packages.

RecalBox setup for the Super Kuma 9000

Custom RecalBox Image. This image will make your buttons on your Super Kuma 9000 functional with RecalBox as your emulator.