RetroPie rom folders

In some cases, it can be difficult to understand which RetroPie roms folder corresponds to which gaming system. In fact, we’ve been unable to determine which gaming consoles some of the folders are for. The following list attempts to clear up any confusion. It is in the following format:

folder – gaming system – accepted rom file extensions

  • amstradcpc – Amstard CPC – .dsk, .cpc
  • atari2600 – Atari 2600 – .bin, .a26, .rom
  • atari7800 – Atari 7800 – .a78, .bin
  • atarilynx – Atari Lynx – .lnx
  • fba – Finalburn Alpha – .zip
  • gamegear – Sega GameGear – .gg
  • gb – Nintendo GameBoy – .gb
  • gba – Nintendo GameBoy Advance – .gba
  • gbc – Nintendo GameBoy Color – .gbc
  • mame – MAME – .zip
  • mastersystem – Sega MasterSystem – .sms
  • megadrive – Sega MegaDrive (Sega Genesis) – .smd, .bin. iso, .md
  • n64 – Nintendo 64 – .n64, .z64, .v64
  • neogeo – SNK NeoGeo – .zip
  • nes – Nintendo Entertainment System – .zip, .nes, .smc, .sfc, .fig, .swc, .mgd
  • ngp – SNK NeoGeo Pocket – .ngp
  • ngpc – SNK NeoGeo Pocket Color – .ngc
  • pcengine – IBM PC (and clones) – .com, .exe. .sh, .bat
  • psx – Sony Playstation 1 – .bin, .cue, .img, .mdf
  • sega32x – Sega 32X – .32x, .smd, .bin, .md
  • segacd – Sega CD – .smd, .bin, .md, .iso
  • sg-1000 – Sega SG-1000 – .sg, .zip
  • snes – Super Nintendo Entertainment System – .zip, .smc, .sfc, .fig, .swc
  • vectrex – Milton Bradley Vectrex – .vec .gam .bin
  • zxspectrum – Sinclair ZX Spectrum – .sna, .szx, .z80, .tap, .tzx, .gz, .udi, .mgt, .img, .trd, .scl, .dsk