PES is a graphical front end for a variety of games console emulators that has been written in Python which is intended for use on the Raspberry Pi.
For use on the Raspberry Pi, PES is distributed via an ArchLinux image (see http://pes.mundayweb.com/html/Installation.html#downloading for the latest image) which contains pre-compiled emulators for the Raspberry Pi. The configuration and compilation scripts used to create the image are also included in this repository.
The PES Raspberry Pi image has the following features:
Works with HDMI CEC enabled displays thus allowing you to use your TV remote control to navigate the interface
Automatic downloading of game cover art (requires network connection)
Works with USB game pads
PS3 control pad support via Bluetooth (requires compatible Bluetooth dongle)
Automatic pairing of PS3 control pads
File sharing support to allow you to install new games (requires network connection)
Uses ArchLinux for a minimal system installation
Provides game platform emulation for:
- Atari 2600
- Final Burn Alpha (FBA)
- Neo Geo
- Nintendo 64 (N64)
- Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
- Nintendo Game Boy
- Nintendo Game Boy Advance
- Nintendo Game Boy Color
- Nintendo Super Entertainment System (SNES)
- Sega CD
- Sega Game Gear
- Sega Master System
- Sega Mega Drive (aka Genesis)
- Sega Mega Drive (aka Genesis) 32x
- Sony PlayStation
- Sony PSP
- Turbo Grafx 16 (aka PC Engine)
- ZX Spectrum
The documentation and Raspberry Pi image for PES can be found at: http://pes.mundayweb.com
From the command line run:
By default PES will start in fullscreen mode. To start in windowed mode, please use the
-w command line option.
To enable debug messages, use the
-v command line option.
To enable Python profiling of the PES code, please use the
-p command line option.
You can also turn profiling on and off whilst PES is executing by sending the
SIGHUP signal to the main.py Python process. Once profiling is disabled, the stats for the last profiling session will be printed.
I would like to thank the following people/groups as without them PES would not be possible:
Frank Raiser for his image scaling code that I have modified for use by PES to scale thumbnail images
The maintainers of RetroArch and all of the emulators that PES uses:
- beetle-pce-fast https://github.com/libretro/beetle-pce-fast-libretro
- blueMSX-libretro https://github.com/libretro/blueMSX-libretro
- fceu-next https://github.com/libretro/fceu-next
- fuse-libretro https://github.com/libretro/fuse-libretro
- gambatte-libretro https://github.com/libretro/gambatte-libretro
- Genesis-Plus-GX https://github.com/ekeeke/Genesis-Plus-GX
- gpsp https://github.com/libretro/gpsp
- imame4all-libretro https://github.com/libretro/imame4all-libretro
- mame2003-libretro https://github.com/libretro
- libretro-fba https://github.com/libretro/libretro-fba
- pcsx_rearmed https://github.com/notaz/pcsx_rearmed
- PicoDrive https://github.com/libretro/picodrive
- Pocket SNES https://github.com/libretro/pocketsnes-libretro
- ppsspp https://github.com/hrydgard/ppsspp
- Ric RPi's Mupen64Plus fork https://github.com/ricrpi
- stella-libretro https://github.com/libretro/stella-libretro
- vice-emu https://sourceforge.net/projects/vice-emu
falkTX for creating the QtSixA daemon and utilities which is used by PES for using Sony PlayStation 3 control pads via Bluetooth.
All the maintainers of Arch Linux
theGamesDB.net for their comprehensive game meta data API
All the maintainers of the Python programming language in which PES is written
Marcus von Appen for PySDL2 which PES uses to create its GUI
Game-icons.net for providing some of the icons used by PES
Eric Smith for his many hours of testing, finding bugs, suggesting new features and for supplying graphics for PES
Alex Moriarty for finding and fixing bugs in some of PES' set-up scripts.
Steve McNamara for reporting bugs and testing fixes.
David Murray for his bug finding skills and testing
Gerald Davies for lending me his NES and SNES USB control pads for testing
Paul Palmer for lending me his XBOX 360 control pad for testing
Michell F for testing and reviewing PES
Paul Panther for testing and suggesting features for PES
Fredrik for testing and suggesting features for PES
nwildner for testing and suggesting features for PES
Albert Schmalzried for helping test PES
Ginger Geek for lending me his Raspberry Pi 4 to test PES
If you are interested in creating a PES BerryBoot image then please see BERRYBOOT.md.
It is also possible that PES BerryBoot images might be available at https://pes.mundayweb.com.