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RetroPie + EmulationStation + Steam + XBMC + Raspbian OS Fully Working , All Files included!

So we finished our Project fully completed, and manged to Install a Raspberry Pi with Official RetroPie Image with EmulationStationV2, and managed to tweak the Config Files for Full Steam Game Streaming Support and XBMC!!

This Tutorial needs the First Tutorial fully completed!


Preparation for ‚STEAM / Nvidia GeForce Experience‘ Game Streaming:


  • Make sure you have the newest DisplayDrivers and GeForce Experience installed!
  • STEAM needs also to be Up to Date, check everything.
  • Check LimeLight PI Repisority for the actuall Version https://github.com/irtimmer/limelight-pi/releases
  • Under Nvidia GeForce Experience Settings/MyRig/Enable Nvidia GameStream!


So now we can Start with the Installation:

Install Oracle Java 8 & Opus Audio Codec:

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-jdk libopus0

Download newest LimeLight Pi Jar from previously Checked Repisority:

wget https://github.com/irtimmer/limelight-pi/releases/download/v0.9.1/limelight-pi.jar

Now You need to Pair your Computer with your RetroPie:

java -jar limelight-pi.jar -pair IP (Replace IP, with your Computers IP Adress) You Can Download the Complete Files for this Step at the Bottom

Connect with your Computer to Stream your Steam Games:

java -jar limelight-pi.jar -720 -30fps IP You Can Download the Complete Files for this Step at the Bottom


Preparation for XBMC Installation:


Edit the Package List Repesorities:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mene.list


deb http://archive.mene.za.net/raspbian wheezy contrib

Exit Editor and Save File ( Hit Enter Two Times)

Get Singing Key for File:

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-key 5243CDED

Update Repisorities List:

sudo apt-get update

Install XMBC Media Center:

sudo apt-get install xbmc

If everythings done right you can Start XMBC with ’sudo xmbc‘


Install all New Apps to EmulationStationV2 Menu:


Enter Roms Folder:

cd ~/RetroPie/roms

Make New Directory:

mkdir ~/RetroPie/roms/apps

Download our es_systems.cfg File from here!

and copy it to ~/.emulationstation/es_systems.cfg

Add Shortcut to Folder Apps:

nano ~/RetroPie/roms/apps/APPNAME.sh (replace APPNAME with the name of your app)

In This File Type:


nano (Replace nano, with your command: sudo startx, sudo xmbc, etc..)

Save Your Shortcut File!

Restart your RaspberryPie and you should have your new Shortcuts in the Main Menu!



You can also enter the Raspbian OS from the EmulationStation Menu!


Install Package GUI Package Manager for your Raspberry





Thank you all for Reading we hope you enjoy this nice Tutorial so everyone can see from what you can Start, and what you can make in the End.

Official Source: http://jankarres.de/2014/07/raspberry-pi-steam-machine-alternative-mit-limelight/




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