RALibretro is a multi-emulator that can be used to develop RetroAchievements and, of course, earn them.
The "multi-emulation" feature is only possible because it uses libretro cores to do the actual emulation. What RALibretro does is to connect the emulation to the tools used to create RetroAchievements.
The integration with RetroAchievements.org site is done by the RAIntegration.
Building RALibretro with MSYS2/Makefile
- Go to http://www.msys2.org/ and download the 32 bit version.
- Follow the installation instructions on the site http://www.msys2.org/.
- When on the prompt for the first time, run
pacman -Syu(NOTE: at the end of this command it will ask you to close the terminal window without going back to the prompt.)
- Launch the MSYS2 terminal again and run
Install the toolchain
$ pacman -S make git zip mingw-w64-i686-gcc mingw-w64-i686-SDL2 mingw-w64-i686-gcc-libs
Clone the repo
$ git clone --recursive --depth 1 https://github.com/RetroAchievements/RALibretro.git
$ cd RALibretro $ ./dl-cores.sh all
make for a release build or
make DEBUG=1 for a debug build. Don't forget to run
make clean first if switching between a release build and a debug build.
Building RALibretro with Visual Studio
Clone the repo
> git clone --recursive --depth 1 https://github.com/RetroAchievements/RALibretro.git
The core fetch script requires the GNU
unzip utilities (e.g. GnuWin32) to be accessible through the command line.
> .\dl-cores.bat all
RALibretro.sln in Visual Studio and build it.