Everything you need for emulation on Steam Deck
RetroDECK brings an environment to catalog and play your retro games directly from SteamOS and it's tailored specifically for the Steam Deck. It's inspired by embedded emulation systems like AmberELEC, EmuELEC, CoreELEC, Lakka, and Batocera.
Powered by EmulationStation Desktop Edition, which uses RetroArch and other standalone emulators to allow you to import and play your favorite retro (and even not-so-retro) games in a tidy environment without flooding your Steam library. No other software is needed as everything it's already included!
NOTE: Albeit RetroDECK could possibily work on every distro, it's supported only on Steam Deck.
- Start RetroDECK from the Desktop mode (first time only)
- Follow the setup (read carefully!)
- Add RetroDECK to your Steam Library
- [OPTIONAL] Download Steam Grids with BoilR
- Always start RetroDECK from Steam Library
For a better experience is suggested to use the official Steam Controller Config available under community configs in Steam
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Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing