Major Retroarch Update – Now with pretty XMB support.
At the rate that RetroArch nightlies get released it’s hard to write articles about every single change, every single day, even when there are none. With that said, it feels good to be able to write and remind people that this exists whenever a major update gets released, which is the case for today’s nightly.
Today’s Vita nightlies will have the XMB user interface. https://t.co/T4D3rUERhP
— libretro (@libretro) 23 de agosto de 2016
This update brings the user interface that PC/PS3/Android users are used to having on their versions of RetroArch to our Vita and from what I was able to test, it works pretty well. Honestly, I haven’t been playing much on emulators on my Vita, and the horrid rgui interface of RetroArch wasn’t helping much. This update brings the Vita version closer to it’s more developed brothers and it’s about time!
If you are thinking of updating to use the XMB interface for RetroArch, the steps are as follows:
- Go into Settings -> Driver
- Change the Menu Driver option to XMB
- Go back into the menu and into Online Updater
- Then choose Update Assets
After all of that is done, restart RetroArch and enjoy your shiny new user interface.
If it still doesn’t work after that, use MolecularShell to go to ux0:/data/retroarch and delete the retroarch.cfg file. It should work after you change the settings back to XMB.
To get the newest version of RetroArch simply go to their official Vita nightlies download list and get the 23rd August version or newer. Only these version are compatible with the XMB interface.
If you want, you can also head to Twitter to thanks the libretro guys for their hard work, or maybe shoot them a message in the gbatemp thread in which at least one of the developers seems to be active and gathering feedback.