Pi Entertainment System (PES)¶
For ease of use on the Raspberry Pi, PES has been packaged into a SD card image using ArchLinux as the OS together with various emulators and utilities including PlayStation 3 control pad support via Bluetooth to allow you to create your own games console. Support for Retro Achievements is included and you can use your TV remote to browse the user interface. Additional screen shots can be found in the Gallery.
Having used other emulation systems for the Raspberry Pi I decided to create my own set-up and user interface as a challenge, and to hopefully create an easy to use system. I hope you like it!
- Atari 2600
- Final Burn Alpha (FBA)
- Neo Geo
- Nintendo 64
- Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
- Nintendo GameBoy
- Nintendo GameBoy Advance
- Nintendo GameBoy Color
- Sega CD
- Sega Game Gear
- Sega Master System
- Sega Mega Drive (aka Genesis)
- Sega Mega Drive (aka Genesis) 32X
- Sony PlayStation
- Sony PSP (Raspberry Pi 2/3 only)
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
- Turbo Grafx 16 (aka PC Engine) / Turbo Grafx 16 CD (aka PC Engine CD)
- ZX Spectrum
- Cover art and meta data scraping
- Gaming achievement tracking thanks to RetroArchievements.org
- Easy to use interface
- Support for favourites and other search filters
- File sharing
- HDMI-CEC support
17/02/2017: PES 2.1 is now available to download! New emulators added include the Commodore 64, Sony PSP, MAME 2003 and MSX. Note: the Sony PSP emulator is only available for the Raspberry Pi 2/3 models. PES 2.1 also comes with its own splash screen too.
12/12/2016: PES 2.0 Raspberry Pi images can now be downloaded via Torrents using a BitTorrent client. If you would like to seed the Torrents then it will help reduce the bandwidth demands on my web site.
03/07/2016: Version 2.0 of PES released! This new version replaces PES 1.5 and includes many new features including: a brand new GUI, support for RetroArchievements.org, and several more!
- Wired Networking
- Wireless Networking
- Adding Games
- BIOS Files
- Using PS3 Control Pads via Bluetooth
- Using PS4 Control Pads via Bluetooth
- Network Gaming
- PES Image Internals
- Change Log
- Source Code
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Why are no ROMs provided with PES?
- Bluetooth pairing is not working
- My Raspberry Pi reports that it is running at over 70C - is this bad?
- Where does PES get its game information from?
- Which emulator software does PES use?
- Can I update the operating system?
- How can I get the latest version of PES?
- My Raspberry Pi seems to be interfering with other HDMI-CEC enabled devices connected to my TV?
- My Bluetooth adapter will not work with my PlayStation 3 control pads
- Adding emulator BIOSes
- Can I use the Raspberry Pi image with a Raspberry Pi 2/3?
- Does PES support the ColecoVision console?
- Why is the Raspberry Pi 3 image only 32-bit and compiled for Arm7?
- The PES GUI spills over the edges of my TV screen?
- Known Issues
- Help and Contact
- To Do List