|Latest version||2.10.2 (RetroPie fork)|
|Active||Yes (RetroPie fork)|
|Source code||GitHub (RetroPie fork)|
GitHub (original source)
EmulationStation is a graphical and themeable launcher for various emulators. It can import custom themes to use, but it doesn't have a large community so there is not an abundance of these. Comes with a metadata scraper. It is a great front end, and thanks to some users on the RetroPie Forum, development has been picked up after the original developers left. Some new additions include support for video playback as well as custom carousels.
|EmulationStation Desktop Edition|
An active fork of EmulationStation made for desktop use.
|RetroPie fork Git|
Another active fork of EmulationStation
|RetroPie fork Git Continuous Integration Builds|
Windows Builds from the RetroPie EmulationStation fork.
RetroPie for x86 Linux is only available Ubuntu (16.04 LTS or later) and Debian based distros.
Another active fork, from Batocera.linux
Last updated 2015.
List of forks
|PC / x86|
|EmulationStation Desktop Edition||2.1.1||✓||✓|
|RetroPie fork||Git||✓||~[N 1]|
|Batocera fork||Git||✓||~[N 1]|
|AmberELEC fork||Git||✓||~[N 1]|
- These are mostly recommended for Linux ARM based devices such as RetroPie. For desktop EmulationStation Desktop Edition is the recommended solution.