Thanks to the creators of many achievements (aka badges) have been created for hundreds of retro games. If you register an account at and add your details to PES, then PES and the emulators will be able to track your progress as you play your games.


  • Not all games support achievements and you must be using the correct ROM file for games that do.
  • You must use unzipped versions of your ROMs.

Supported Consoles

The following consoles support achievements within PES:

  • Nintendo GameBoy
  • Nintendo GameBoy Advance
  • Nintendo GameBoy Color
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16
  • Sega 32X
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Mega CD
  • Sega Mega Drive
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Register Account

To begin head over to and register an account. Take a note of your username, password and API key. The latter can be found under Settings -> My Settings at

Configure PES

You now need to tell PES about your account details. To do so you need to edit pes.ini. This can be done either at the command line by editing /data/pes/conf.d/pes/pes.ini or via Windows File sharing (aka Samba) from a PC by editing \\pes\config\pes\pes.ini


Please modify the above entries with your account details.

If you have the PES GUI open, please go to the main menu and select Reload so that PES will pick up the changes. Alternatively, you can reboot your Raspberry Pi.

Update PES

Now that PES knows your details it can download your achievement details. To do so from the PES GUI please go to Settings -> Update Badges. At this point your most recent achievements will be shown on the main menu of PES and any you will now be able to browse achievements for any games that support them.


You will need to perform this process after earning or adding new ROMs for PES to keep in sync with your achievements.

Playing Games

From now on, PES will pass on your details to games and emulators that support user achievements.


To quickly access games that have achievements, go to the desired console and select Have Badges

Hardcore Mode

To enable hardcore mode go to Settings -> Gameplay. Here you can toggle hardcore mode by using the Select button.


When hardcore mode is enabled, the ability to save and load game states is disabled.