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RetroBat is designed to configure automatically EmulationStation frontend with RetroArch and standalone emulators.

With it you will be quickly able to run games from a ROMs collection. You can save a lot of time you can keep to play !

RetroBat can download and install all software you need to have a good retro gaming experience on your Windows PC.

RetroBat can run in Portable Mode. That means you can start it from HDD or from any removable storage device, as long as you do it on a computer that meets the requirements.

System requirements

OS supported: Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Processor: CPU with SSE2 support. 3 GHz and Dual Core, not older than 2008 is highly recommended.
Graphics: Modern graphics card that supports Direct3D 11.1 / OpenGL 4.4 / Vulkan
Dependancies: Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Packages (32 bit)
Visual C++ 2015, 2017 and 2019 Redistributable Packages (32 bit)
Visual C++ 2015, 2017 and 2019 Redistributable Packages (64 bit)
Controllers: Xinput controllers hightly recommanded. Test your controller HERE

Supported machines

Supported Machines

RetroBat will never provide ROMs or BIOS files.



RetroBat Team

  • Adrien Chalard "Kayl" - creator of the project, coder, testing
  • Lorenzolamas - community management, assets, testing
  • Fabrice Caruso - lead developer, theming

Special Thanks

  • Hel Mic - for his generous support and for his wonderful themes.
  • Batocera - for their wonderful retrogaming dedicated OS.


RetroBat is free and open source project. It should not be used for commercial purposes. It is done by a team of enthusiasts in their free time mainly for fun.

All the code written by RetroBat Team, unless covered by a licence from an upstream project, is given under the LGPL v3 licence.

It is not allowed to sell RetroBat on a pre-installed machine or on any storage devices. RetroBat includes softwares which cannot be associated with any commercial activities.

Shipping RetroBat with additional proprietary and copyrighted content is illegal, strictly forbidden and strongly discouraged by the RetroBat Team.

Otherwise, you can start a new project off RetroBat sources if you follow the same conditions.

Finally, the license which concerns the entire RetroBat project as a work, in particular the written or graphic content broadcast on its various media, is conditioned by the terms of the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.


  • EmulationStation (C) 2014 Alec Lofquist, contributions from community.
  • RetroArch by Libretro Team.