Testing RetrOSMC 0.009 Beta


Hello everyone,

This is a betatest! I did some installations myself and it seems to be working. Still: Do not expect everything to work.
Also I am not responsible for any problems with your system when testing this.

I made some alterations to my scripts.
So I kindly ask you to test them.

The best way to do so is to have an osmc install without RetrOSMC installed.

Now you only have to install the addon from zip. If you run it and do not have RetrOSMC installed, it should ask you if you want to do so.

Other changes are, that you can now access settings like CECFIX and HYPERIONFIX from the addonsettings and start the retrosmc installscript and the retropie setupscript from there.

Also you can setup scripts to run before and after emulationstation starts/quits.

You will need a connected gamepad or keyboard to navigate the menus though. Make sure they are recognised by Kodi by setting them up in the input menu.

You can also install this by traditionally download the script via ssh and run it from the home folder but I’d like to test the install from the addon.

Please get the addon from here:

Let me know if there are any problems.

You can check the new code on github:

Edit: If you want to update an existing installation, delete the old install-retrosmc.sh script from your home directory, download the install-retrosmc.sh script from here:

Make it executable:
chmod +x install-retrosmc.sh

Run it:

and select “Update scripts” and “Install/update Launcher Addon”

[HowTo] RetroPie and OSMC: Retrosmc - Retrogaming on OSMC

Installed via the addon from zip, everything worked flawlessly.

Couple minor issues for me. Apologies if these are unrelated/have been reported already, the other thread is massive.

  1. On reboot sound was missing. Had to re-select the overlay in the Pi Config in My OSMC (HiFiBerry DAC pro plus) and restart.
  2. I was lazy and didn’t configure my wired Xbox 360 controller in Kodi before installing. The controller has been configured nicely in RetroPie and works, but the 4 ring LEDS haven’t stopped blinking since I plugged it in (even after restarts)
  3. Launching the RetroArch GUI, the Xbox 360 controller doesn’t work.

Guessing the last 2 issues would be solved using this method?


Yes, sorry. Wireless xbox controllers can be a pain and I don’t have any to test, so please use the other thread to get them working.


Mine is wired, although it is the PC version. I will try the other thread and report back. Thanks.


This will only work on a Raspberry Pi 1, 2 or 3! NOT on the Vero.

:weary: And no plans to try and get it to work on vero or vero2 since op hasn’t got a vero device, am I right?
My inital plan was to wait for team kodi to integrate retroplayer to kodi v17.
But it hasn’t made it into krypton :frowning: and some retrogaming on my vero2 would be nice.


RetroPie is also quite heavily built against MMAL and Pi libraries, which is why it’s a bit problematic.

@gmc will produce nightly builds for Kodi Leia for Vero soon which has RetroGaming support



I actually thought of trying to get a vero to port retroarch to it with a frontend, but as this is already worked on in kodi 18 and I don’t have a real need to get a vero device, I didn’t do it.


Vero 4K was only announced two days ago, and @gmc already has his first Kodi v18 build with RetroPlayer support ready: [TESTING] Kodi 18 (Leia) builds for Vero 2 & 4K.