RetroAchievements In RetroArch¶
What are RetroAchievements?¶
retroachievements.org is a service that provides a trophies unlocking mechanism similar to modern consoles, for Retro games.
The service is not maintained by RetroArch or the Libretro team.
If you want to contribute, please update RetroArch and cores to get the latest fixes on the RetroAchievements feature; then in order to propose improvements to this document, do it via GitHub using "Pull Requests"
How to setup achievements¶
- Register an account on retroachievements.org (don't forget to confirm your account creation with the email they send to you).
- Open Retroarch and go to Settings->Achievements
- Enable the functionality and fill your retroachievements credentials
The hardcore mode prevents you from using emulation features like slow motion, cheats and savestates. BUT gives you double points.
Check your connection to the service¶
You need an active Internet connection.
In this example, we are using the game Chrono Trigger (USA) with the Snes9x core.
Launch the game and trigger the Quick Menu.
Go to Achievements and you should see a list of the unlockable trophies for this game.
Check your progress¶
On the retroachievements website, you can login and access your account page.
You should be able to check your progress in the games and see which trophies you unlocked.
Trophies unlocked in hardcore mode are marked with a special color.
You can also check the progress of your friends and add comments on their trophies.
|FB Alpha||✔||Very experimental. Supports NeoGeo, CPS1, CPS2, CPS3|
|Nestopia UE||✕||Achievements are not fully supported yet|
Master System / MegaDrive - Genesis¶
|Genesis Plus GX||✔|
|Snes9x 2005 Plus||✔|
|bsnes C++98 (v085)||✔|
|higan Accuracy||✕||Achievement support isn't going to be added|
|nSide Balanced||✕||Achievement support isn't going to be added|
Game Boy / Game Boy Color¶
|mGBA||✕||Achievements only work for the Game Boy Advance|
Game Boy Advance¶
|Beetle PCE Fast||✔|
Neo Geo Pocket¶
|Beetle Handy||✔||Beetle Handy is incompatible with modern No-Intro romsets as they require headers to work properly. The regular Handy core does not have this issue.|