Steam Deck

Using 'Home video game console generations' on Wikipedia to determine the console generation. :). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_video_game_console_generations

Documentation

RetroAchievements.org



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Steam Deck

Make these changes in Gaming Mode:



Storage folder for the ROMs





EmuDeck


In the installer:

Installation will start. Let it finish.



EmulationStation

Set up the scraper.



Consoles

Third generation (1983–2003)

Fourth generation (1987–2004)

Fourth generation (1987–2004)

[Nintendo] Super Nintendo Entertainment System / Super Famicom

Console Name

Location Console Name
Japan Super Famicom (SFC)
South Korea Super Comboy
Rest of the world Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Gamelist.xml

Gamelist file is stored in /home/deck/.emulationstation/gamelists/snes/.

The gamelist file is used by Emulation Station and contains metadata information.

File Name File Size Snapshot Date MD5
gamelist.xml ... ... ...

Hotkeys

Pressing the [view] and [menu] button at the same to exit the game and return back to EmulationStation.

Image showing all Steam Deck buttons.


ROMs

ROMs are stored in: /run/media/mmcblk0p1/Emulation/roms/snes/.


List of games

These roms have been tested/checked, all work properly.

Open Google Sheets document.


Skipped games

These games work fine, but I chose to skip them as I can't read/understand the language used in the games (Japanese, for example) or because I don't like them.

Open Google Sheets document.


Fourth generation (1987–2004)

[SEGA] Mega Drive / Genesis

Console Name

Location Console Name
North America SEGA Genesis
Rest of the world SEGA Mega Drive

BIOS

BIOS file is stored in /run/media/mmcblk0p1/Emulation/bios/.

File Name File Size Remark MD5
bios_MD.bin 2.0 KiB Optional. d3293ebaaa7f4eb2a6766b68a0fb4609

Gamelist.xml

Gamelist file is stored in /home/deck/.emulationstation/gamelists/megadrive/.

The gamelist file is used by Emulation Station and contains metadata information.

File Name File Size Snapshot Date MD5
gamelist.xml 32.9 KiB 2023-02-06 d46cb06f3944b6d4e3f37600cfedd81b

The gamelist_2023-02-06.xml is attached to this page and can be downloaded.


Hotkeys

Pressing the [view] and [menu] button at the same to exit the game and return back to EmulationStation.

Image showing all Steam Deck buttons.


ROMs

ROMs are stored in: /run/media/mmcblk0p1/Emulation/roms/megadrive/.

Regions

Some games have different names in different regions.

Region Code Region Description
JP (Japan) Japanese (NTSC-J) formatted release
NA (North America) North America and other NTSC territories, besides Japan
PAL PAL/SECAM territories: much of Europe, Australia, parts of Asia

The region codes have been used in the lists below.


List of games

These roms have been tested/checked, all work properly.

Open Google Sheets document.


Skipped games

These games work fine, but I chose to skip them as I can't read/understand the language used in the games (Japanese, for example) or because I don't like them.

Open Google Sheets document.


Wishlist

These are game that I have interest in, and will look into later.

Best Puzzle Game - Puyo Puyo, BlockOut, Lemmings
Best Sports Game - Tecmo Super Bowl, NHL 94, Mutant League Football
Best Racing Game - Lotus Series, OutRun, Top Gear 2, Rock N Roll Racing
Best RPG - Sword of Vermillion, Crusader of Centy, Beyond Oasis
Best Shoot'em Up - Eliminate Down, Gleylancer, Thunder Force III
Best Platformer - Sonic 3, Dynamite Headdy, Castle of Illusion, Quackshot
Best Action Game - Earthworm Jim, Rocket Knight Adventures
Best Run n' Gun - Alien Soldier, Target Earth, Adv. Batman & Robin
Beast Beat'em Up - Streets of Rage 3, Splatterhouse 3, Mazin Saga
Best Fighting Game - Fatal Fury 2, Super SF2, Mortal Kombat II
Best Arcade Port - Virtua Racing, Strider, Super Hang-On
Best Sound - Revenge of Shinobi, Castlevania Bloodlines, Streets of Rage
Best Graphics - Red Zone, Toy Story, Pulseman, Lost World, Panorama Cotton

Source: Sega Lord X - The Best of the Best on the Sega Genesis

Fourth generation (1987–2004)

[SNK] NEOGEO (AES)

BIOS

BIOS file is stored in /run/media/mmcblk0p1/Emulation/roms/neogeo/.

File Name File Size MD5
neogeo.zip 1.8 MiB 00dad01abdbf8ea9e79ad2fe11bdb182

Scraping and gamelist.xml

The gamelist file is used by Emulation Station and contains metadata information.

When scraping, some games will be skipped. The solution is to make adjustments to the gamelist.xml file in /home/deck/.emulationstation/gamelists/neogeo/.

It seems to happen with games that have the alternative name in the game name. For example: Aero Fighters 2 / Sonic Wings 2. Adjusting this to Aero Fighters 2 solves the scraping issue, as the games are scraped successfully after the adjustments.

I have attached the adjusted gamelist.xml to this page.

File Name File Size Snapshot Date MD5
gamelist.xml 105.4 KiB 2023-02-06 45c074ae6f293b1d80fbbec8dcbf59da

Hotkeys

Pressing the [view] and [menu] button at the same to exit the game and return back to EmulationStation.

Image showing all Steam Deck buttons.


ROMs

ROMs are stored in: /run/media/mmcblk0p1/Emulation/roms/neogeo/.

List of games

These roms have been tested/checked, all work properly.

Open Google Sheets document.


Skipped games

These games work fine, but I chose to skip them as I can't read/understand the language used in the games (Japanese, for example) or because I don't like them.

Open Google Sheets document.


Fifth generation (1993–2006)

Fifth generation (1993–2006)

[Sony] PlayStation

BIOS

BIOS file is stored in /run/media/mmcblk0p1/Emulation/bios/.

File Name File Size MD5
scph5500.bin 512.0 KiB 8dd7d5296a650fac7319bce665a6a53c
scph5501.bin 512.0 KiB 490f666e1afb15b7362b406ed1cea246
scph5502.bin 512.0 KiB 32736f17079d0b2b7024407c39bd3050

Gamelist.xml

Gamelist file is stored in /home/deck/.emulationstation/gamelists/psx/.

The gamelist file is used by Emulation Station and contains metadata information.

File Name File Size Snapshot Date MD5
gamelist.xml ... ... ...

Hotkeys

While in-game, pressing the [D-pad Left] and [Steam] button at the same will pause the game and display the DuckStation menu.

Image showing all Steam Deck buttons.


ROMs

ROMs are stored in: /run/media/mmcblk0p1/Emulation/roms/psx/.


List of games

These roms have been tested/checked, all work properly.

Open Google Sheets document.


Skipped games

These games work fine, but I chose to skip them as I can't read/understand the language used in the games (Japanese, for example) or because I don't like them.

Open Google Sheets document.