Microsoft Xbox 360 Compilation / Development GuideLink
Xbox 360 version does not currently compile with latest sources
The port will be updated and fixed at a later point in time.
The following software needs to be installed:
- Visual Studio 2010
- Proprietary Microsoft Xbox 360 SDK
Clone RetroArch's repository from GitHub
git clone https://github.com/libretro/RetroArch.git retroarch cd retroarch
For subsequent builds you only need to pull the changes from the repo
cd retroarch git pull
To update your local copy from the repository run git pull
Building RetroArch separatelyLink
Open Visual Studio 2010. Open the following solution file
Select the 'project 'RetroArch Salamander'. build it by pressing F5.
Next, select the project 'RetroArch'. Build it by pressing F5.
RetroArch on Xbox 360 is statically linked. With statically linked RetroArch, each executable is a separate libretro core instead of the core being separately loaded from a single executable. A pre-existing libretro library needs to be present in the root directory in order to link RetroArch Xbox 360. This file needs to be called 'libretro_xdk360.lib'. You need to place this file inside the 'target' directory where your executable resides. For instance - if you are building the 'Release' target, the file needs to be moved to
Building RetroArch in bulkLink
Instead of building each core one by one, you can build all cores as a batch task. Run from the main 'retroarch' directory:
Make sure that all the libretro cores that you want to compile are inside the 'dist-scripts' directory.
Once inside this directory, run :
This process will also automate the packaging process for you.
The easiest way to fetch all the cores is to use libretro-super. Run
The easiest way to build all the cores (for Xbox 360) is to use libretro-super. Run
In case you only want to build one and/or more cores instead of all, you can specify the cores you want to build after the first command in no particular order. E.g.:
./libretro-build-xdk360.sh snes9x2010 fceumm
Once finished, you can find the libretro cores inside directory