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RETROARCH for Xbox One / Series X|S - NO MODDING, NO DEV MODE, NO WHITE-LIST

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Retroarch is on Xbox One/Series X|S for a while now. And you might have heard you can use it in Developer Mode (which costs 20€/$) or you can get whitelisted to use it in "Retail" (normal) mode





Well now you don't need either it seems... at least for now (who knows if MS will remove the app) so get it fast!

STEP ZERO

if you have downloaded this version before:
Called "QZARCH-[XS]" you might run into performance issues!!! this is because that upload is categorized as "App" which means it gets treated like
your standard Youtube or Netflix app on your system. These Apps do not have the full hardware power of your Xbox available to them!!!
MAKE SURE the version you have is found in your "Games" library not your "Apps" library!

So before you set it all up and have to to it all over again, uninstall the "QZARCH-[XS]" app [IF YOU HAVE THIS VERSION INSTALLED CURRENTLY KEEP IT FOR NOW AS THE DOWNLOAD FOR THE BETTER VERSION HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN BY MICROSOFT] and download the verison of Retroarch I am linking in Step 1
that version is categorized as "Game" and therefore has access to the full hardware power of your Xbox!

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STEP 1

HERE IS THE DOWNLOAD LINK:
IT WAS SADLY REMOVED FROM THE STORE
I will look if another person uploaded it somewhere

(the following is a guide on PC. if you do it through a phone browser it's pretty self explanatory)

click on "Get"



at which point the Windows Store will open




first click on install (the Store will then try to install it on your PC... stop the install by pressing the X that will appear)
then click on the 3 dots you see next to install (excuse the german store... I can't be asked to switch my PC to english for this)

if you do so this will appear


click on the Xbox you want to install Retroarch on. at which point the console will automatically download the app the next time you turn it on

HOW TO GET WHITELISTED FOR RETAIL!

so getting it without a whitlist is off the table atm. but getting whitelisted is not that hard! just follow these steps and you are good to go within about a day or two (the guy is doing this by hand... and he is also updating builds so you will actually get patches for these)

while there is no current way to get Retroarch without a whitelist anymore (maybe someone will reupload again soon, and I will add a link if that happens)
you can still get whitelisted if you join Dom's Discord and fill the whitelist form to get whitelisted

Click the link below to join the server.
Dom's Discord Server

once you have joined click here
retail-start-here (discord.com)

the site has a tutorial on how to download and setup the basics for Xbox One and Series X

but here's also a video tutorial from the whitelist guys:
How to get RetroArch on Xbox RETAIL MODE! - YouTube

here is the website you will need to use ON YOUR XBOX to download all the homebrew that is on there. they have a working port of AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake)!!! and a standalone port of PPSSPP which is more stable than the Retroarch build, and they have standalone Duckstation (a PS1 emulator) which could also be more stable, especially on Xbox One systems
gamr13 - repo

LIMITATIONS FOR THIS METHOD:
you will need to be online for it to even launch! because this is seen as a review sample it doesn't function like any other normal app or game on xbox. so basically this is always online!
also, uploading video clips you take or screenshots will not work, you'll just get an error

It can be that his dev account gets removed. look out in the discord for info on that. if that happens you will need to download a new version of Retroarch manually (which also means setting it up again sadly) if you want new updates (your already installed version will still work tho! I have a super old whitelist version of a removed account on my system that still works without issue). so look out for that on the gamr13s-announcements (discord.com) page of the discord server! he will link the new site if that happens or just update the old one. (he will also announce when the new wave of white lists are going live! just scroll all the way to the bottom)
this isn't the end of the world tho, the non-whitelisted version will never get updates for example, so this whitelist way you at least have access to updates even if it could mean you need to reinstall if you actually want it... but for now the app will simply update automatically like any normal game would

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STEP 2

next, for ease of use and easy file transfer from PC to Xbox,
click on this link and do the exact same as seen above to install the FTP app on your Xbox:
IT WAS SADLY REMOVED FROM THE STORE AS WELL
You will need to download Durango FTP from the Whitelist download page if you are whitelisted!

this is an FTP client, which will allow you to use a PC FTP Program like "Filezilla" or "Flash FXP" to transfer files/roms over. this is important to easily get into your bios "system" folder

IF YOU USE FlashFXP AS YOUR FTP CLIENT ON PC, BEWARE WHEN TRANSFERRING OVER MULTIPLE FOLDERS WITH SUBFOLDERS! THIS APP MIGHT SCRAMBLE AROUND THE FILES,
SO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS YOU HAVE TO MANUALLY CREATE THE FOLDER STRUCTURE (NAME EVERY FOLDER 100% CORRECTLY)
AND THEN FOLDER FOR FOLDER COPY OVER THE FILES ONE FOLDER AT A TIME!!!


USE FILEZILLA, that Client does not have these issues from my experience!

I am writing this in caps and red because it is important, especially for Dolphin and PCSX2 folders!!!
games will not launch if you didn't put every file in the exact place it needs to be.
this can be a bit annoying to do but you only have to do it once or once every few months at most, so not as bad as it first seems

it is important to do it, I didn't at first and just copied over my whole collection, and all the SNES games for example,
which I have in folders from "0-9" to "Z", were in the "0-9" folder after I bulk copied over everything.
so I had to go in, create the SNES folder, then create each folder for each letter, and then copy over all the games starting with each letter into their corresponding folders.
I now use a USB drive for almost all the ROMS, but this still applies when you copy over your PCSX2 Emulator folder, or your Dolphin folder... or your Dreamcast folder etc.

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STEP 3

After installing Retroarch on your Xbox, open it for the first time (do this before attempting to copy over any files, as the following steps will create some of the file structures)

you will find a screen that will look something like this:


not very appealing looking right? well, what you have to do is click on "Online Updater" which will lead you to the following screen:



on this screen Click on EVERY SINGLE THING that says "Update..." and wait for the bar on the bottom left to complete the action for each item!
this will update all the important files needed, including the graphics and icons of the emulator
once you click on "Update Assets" Retroarch will give you a black screen for a moment, DON'T PANIC! This is normal!

and after you updated the Assets it will look like the pic below (still continue to update all the other menu points tho!)



now you are basically ready to play games! BUT NOT ALL OF THEM! Some consoles/cores will need BIOS files (PS1, NEOGEO, CPS1/2, Amiga etc.)
(I will not link any, since downloading ripped BIOS files is illegal! either rip your own bios files from your own systems, or... use shadier ways)

the "Duckstation" or "Swanstation" core for PS1 for example works WITHOUT BIOS! which means if you have your ISO of your game ready, it is ready to go!

here is a link with all the info for each Core and infos about BIOS files
BIOS Information Hub - Libretro Docs

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USEFUL CONTROLLER SETTING

Settings > Input > Hotkeys > Menu Toggle Controller Combo

Setting this up is extremely useful. you need that to change resolution and other options for the games you play. and it's also the only way to get out of a game without closing Retroarch completely

WARNING while you are in there NEVER change the input controller in the "Port 1 Controls" settings. you can change the input method there but as soon as you change it you will lose control of the menu. the only way to undo this is to plug in a keyboard to change it back to the standard controller... or worst case you have to reinstall completely.

so just be aware of this!

changing button configurations in a game whith the quick menu is not an issue, just never change the input device

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USING THE CROSS MEDIA BAR

So I bet you want to use this menu style here right?



well that is easy! If you followed all the steps above, you already have it! all you need to do is select it!

first go to Settings and click on "Drivers"


then click on "Menu"


And from here you select the option "XMB" (standard is "ozone")
now after you did this just close Retroarch and restart it again. it now should look like the image above

(if icons are not displaying correctly in the XMB menu, you might need to change your Video driver to either GL or D3D12, you do this in the same "Drivers" menu shown above)


So, enough from me. there is a guy on Youtube who does really good tutorials on this called "Archades Games", and I will link a few of his videos here (and some from other people), just click on the spoilers below that are of interest for you!



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TUTORIAL VIDEOS I FOUND ON YOUTUBE THAT WILL HELP YOU

if you want your games easy to go through and neatly lined up like this, with Icons for each console etc.

then click on the "PLAYLISTS" spoiler below

NOTE: Games that are bigger than ~4.8GB might not be transferable through the Durango FTP app and need to be placed/copied onto your internal drive via a USB stick

UPDATE: I experimented with putting bigger games into the "Music" folder of my Profile, and the PCSX2 (PS2) Core will not like that.
some games will refuse to load. you will get a "Insert PS2 Format disc" error from the PS2.
my theory is that the Xbox spreads the folder space of these Profile folders across all the connected Drives you have formatted for your Xbox.
this means your ISO can land on an external Drive whithout you knowing. (maybe someone with no external Drives connected can clear this up

If you get that error, place the ISO inside the "Downloads" folder in your Retroarch install folder


Placing your roms inside of the Retroarch folder is not recommended! The folder of the Program has an upper size limit! (about 5-6GB)
you should instead use your "Documents" or "Downloads" folder, which are very reminiscent of the ones found in a typical Windows profile folder
you can also access these folders from within every file browser app you can get on the Xbox Store! meaning copying from USB to there is way
more straight forward!

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If you use the Retail mode app linked here. you will have to use the FTP app I linked in order to move the files over.
Ignore all the dev mode size increase stuff and everything that has to do with DEV MODE in the video since that is irrelevant for Retail mode
also read my instructions below the link of the FTP Durango app!
which you will find in the spoiler tab labled "IMPORTANT NOTES FOR USING THE FTP APP"

once you familiarized yourself with the FTP client it should be no issue translating what is shown in the video to the retail mode app

IF YOU WANT TO PLAY PS2 GAMES YOU NEED TO USE THE D3D12 or D3D11 VIDEO DRIVER WHICH YOU CAN SELECT IN THE "DRIVERS" MENU IN THE RETROARCH SETTINGS. just don't be surprised if it doesn't work instantly, the PS2 emu is still very much work in progress. try different things if the emu crashes or gives you a black screen

ALSO PS2 games NEED to be on the internal storage! USB does not work for gams that are larger than about 2GB!
 
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Nice one. I installed the qz version a couple days ago. Is this better?

Also, I can't see the images in your post.
 
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Nice one. I installed the qz version a couple days ago. Is this better?

Also, I can't see the images in your post.

YES! the other version is categorized as an App it seems (maybe you can confirm this. is it in you Games library or App library?) and "Apps" have way less resources available! This means it will run way slower!
the version I linked is set up so it is actually seen as a "Game" meaning it will be able to use the full power of the system

why you don't see my images I don't know. I use a pretty good file hosting site that works perfectly usually and I can see them in Edge on my PC and in the Samsung Browser on my Phone 🤷‍♂️
 
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Great write up, I can see the images just fine.

Still trying to figure out wide screen hacks but it's pretty dang cool.
 

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YES! the other version is categorized as an App it seems (maybe you can confirm this. is it in you Games library or App library?) and "Apps" have way less resources available! This means it will run way slower!
the version I linked is set up so it is actually seen as a "Game" meaning it will be able to use the full power of the system

why you don't see my images I don't know. I use a pretty good file hosting site that works perfectly usually and I can see them in Edge on my PC and in the Samsung Browser on my Phone 🤷‍♂️
qz is under apps. So this should definitely be better. But I think it's out of date compared to qz, which uses RA 1.9.6.

The images thing is weird. I can see them in Firefox, but not in Chrome or Edge.
 
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I got it downloaded but when I get to run it I get an error "to use this here, first remove another device" problem is I have no other devices.

Edit: In case anyone has this error like I did, you have to unlink any old devices from your store account. This is different than what the error says which is to go to your devices list and delete old devices.

Go to https://account.microsoft.com/devices/content and unlink all old devices you have. This solved for me.

Thanks 01011001 01011001
 
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qz is under apps. So this should definitely be better. But I think it's out of date compared to qz, which uses RA 1.9.6.

The images thing is weird. I can see them in Firefox, but not in Chrome or Edge.

it's usually not super important to have the newest version of Retroarch to be honest. as far as I know there haven't been many big leaps recently that would make it necessary to have 1.9.6 over 1.9.5
everything up to Dreamcast runs pretty much perfectly already, and PS2 and Dolphin are highly dependent on the emulator version you copy your system folder over from.

so until there is an important jump in features 1.9.5 should be plenty for now. I hope whoever uploaded the version I linked will update it over time. the guy who first whitelisted people did update it every so often. but he stopped at 1.9.0 I think
but now there's apparently a new guy whitelisting people or something?
 
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I got whitelisted a while ago and set this up only to be disappointed due to the apps and power of the system. The Nvidia Shield I use seems to run Retroarch better. This may be what I’ve been waiting for since it runs as a game instead. Thanks for the update OP.
 

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What is Saturn emulation like? I wouldn't mind playing Shining Force 3 (all parts).

I personally haven't tried Saturn yet, but here is a guide for setup and settings


(I will eventually add more tutorials, including this one and setup videos in the OP but it's late over here and I'm tired and on my phone now lol

that channel is a good source for tutorials on this tho, so for other systems look up his videos)
 
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I personally haven't tried Saturn yet, but here is a guide for setup and settings


(I will eventually add more tutorials, including this one and setup videos in the OP but it's late over here and I'm tired and on my phone now lol)
Great vid, thanks.

Does the screenshot function work while using Retroarch?
 

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I got it downloaded but when I get to run it I get an error "to use this here, first remove another device" problem is I have no other devices.
oh, maybe you need to have your Xbox set up as your "Home Console"??

if this does not work, I already aked it in my first response to your comment but, what console are you on?
it's helpful to know the system. someone on Xbox One might run into issues not found on Series S or X etc.
 
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it's usually not super important to have the newest version of Retroarch to be honest. as far as I know there haven't been many big leaps recently that would make it necessary to have 1.9.6 over 1.9.5
everything up to Dreamcast runs pretty much perfectly already, and PS2 and Dolphin are highly dependent on the emulator version you copy your system folder over from.

so until there is an important jump in features 1.9.5 should be plenty for now. I hope whoever uploaded the version I linked will update it over time. the guy who first whitelisted people did update it every so often. but he stopped at 1.9.0 I think
but now there's apparently a new guy whitelisting people or something?
You mean I can just replace the Pcsx2 with a better up-to-date version?
 

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01011001 01011001 the playlist part is awesome! All these years using retroarch I never tried this feature :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Thanks for the heads up!
 

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Hmm cannot install it, i click on install to my xbox home console but noting happens. I restared the console still nothing.

Edit: Found a solution, had to install another app so it started downloading both apps.
 
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Retroarch is on Xbox One/Series X|S for a while now. And you might have heard you can use it in Developer Mode (which costs 20€/$) or you can get whitelisted to use it in "Retail" (normal) mode



Well now you don't need either it seems... at least for now (who knows if MS will remove the app) so get it fast!

STEP ZERO

if you have downloaded this version before:
Called "QZARCH-[XS]" you might run into performance issues!!! this is because that upload is categorized as "App" which means it gets treated like
your standard Youtube or Netflix app on your system. These Apps do not have the full hardware power of your Xbox available to them!!!

So before you set it all up and have to to it all over again, uninstall the "QZARCH-[XS]" app and download the verison of Retroarch I am linking in Step 1
that version is categorized as "Game" and therefore has access to the full hardware power of your Xbox!

STEP 1

HERE IS THE DOWNLOAD LINK:
Get Retroarch69+ - Microsoft Store en-GB

(the following is a guide on PC. if you do it through a phone browser it's pretty self explanatory)

click on "Get"



at which point the Windows Store will open




first click on install (the Store will then try to install it on your PC... stop the install by pressing the X that will appear)
then click on the 3 dots you see next to install (excuse the german store... I can't be asked to switch my PC to english for this)

if you do so this will appear


click on the Xbox you want to install Retroarch on. at which point the console will automatically download the app the next time you turn it on


STEP 2

next, for ease of use and easy file transfer from PC to Xbox,
click on this link and do the exact same as seen above to install the app:
Get [DurangoFTP] - Microsoft Store en-GB

this is an FTP client, which will allow you to use a PC FTP Program like "Filezilla" or "Flash FXP" to transfer files/roms over. this is important to easily get into your bios "system" folder

BE AWARE WHEN TRANSFERRING OVER MULTIPLE FOLDERS WITH SUBFOLDERS! THIS APP MIGHT SCRAMBLE AROUND THE FILES,
SO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS YOU HAVE TO MANUALLY CREATE THE FOLDER STRUCTURE (NAME EVERY FOLDER 100% CORRECTLY)
AND THEN FOLDER FOR FOLDER COPY OVER THE FILES ONE FOLDER AT A TIME!!!


I am writing this in caps and red because it is important, especially for Dolphin and PCSX2 folders!!!
games will not launch if you didn't put every file in the exact place it needs to be.
this can be a bit annoying to do but you only have to do it once or once every few months at most, so not as bad as it first seems

it is important to do it, I didn't at first and just copied over my whole collection, and all the SNES games for example,
which I have in folders from "0-9" to "Z", were in the "0-9" folder after I bulk copied over everything.
so I had to go in, create the SNES folder, then create each folder for each letter, and then copy over all the games starting with each letter into their corresponding folders.
I now use a USB drive for almost all the ROMS, but this still applies when you copy over your PCSX2 Emulator folder, or your Dolphin folder... or your Dreamcast folder etc.

maybe this is an issue on my end and an issue with the FTP program I use on my PC, but you can test it out and see if the files and subfolders get copied over correctly for you.


STEP 3

After installing Retroarch on your Xbox, open it for the first time (do this before attempting to copy over any files, as the following steps will create some of the file structures)

you will find a screen that will look something like this:


not very appealing looking right? well, what you have to do is click on "Online Updater" which will lead you to the following screen:



on this screen Click on EVERY SINGLE THING that says "Update..." and wait for the bar on the bottom left to complete the action for each item!
this will update all the important files needed, including the graphics and icons of the emulator
once you click on "Update Assets" Retroarch will give you a black screen for a moment, DON'T PANIC! This is normal!

and after you updated the Assets it will look like the pic below (still continue to update all the other menu points tho!)



now you are basically ready to play games! BUT NOT ALL OF THEM! Some consoles/cores will need BIOS files (PS1, NEOGEO, CPS1/2, Amiga etc.)
(I will not link any, since downloading ripped BIOS files is illegal! either rip your own bios files from your own systems, or... use shadier ways)

the "Duckstation" or "Swanstation" core for PS1 for example works WITHOUT BIOS! which means if you have your ISO of your game ready, it is ready to go!

here is a link with all the info for each Core and infos about BIOS files
BIOS Information Hub - Libretro Docs


USING THE CROSS MEDIA BAR

So I bet you want to use this menu here right?



well that is easy! If you followed all the steps above, you already have it! all you need to do is select it!

first go to Settings and click on "Drivers"


then click on "Menu"


And from here you select the option "XMB" (standard is "ozone")
now after you did this just close Retroarch and restart it again. it now should look like the image above

(if icons are not displaying correctly in the XMB menu, you might need to change your Video driver to either GL or D3D12, you do this in the same "Drivers" menu shown above)


So, enough from me. there is a guy on Youtube who does really good tutorials on this called "Archades Games", and I will link a few of his videos here (and some from other people), just click on the spoilers below that are of interest for you!

TUTORIAL VIDEOS I FOUND ON YOUTUBE THAT WILL HELP YOU

if you want your games easy to go through and neatly lined up like this, with Icons for each console etc.

then click on the "PLAYLIST" spoiler below


If you use the Retail mode app linked here. you will have to use the FTP app I linked in order to move the files over.
Ignore all the dev mode size increase stuff and everything that has to do with DEV MODE in the video since that is irrelevant for Retail mode
also read my instructions below the link of the FTP Durango app!
which you will find in the spoiler tab labled "IMPORTANT NOTES FOR USING THE FTP APP"

once you familiarized yourself with the FTP client it should be no issue translating what is shown in the video to the retail mode app

IF YOU WANT TO PLAY PS2 GAMES YOU NEED TO USE THE D3D12 VIDEO DRIVE WHICH YOU CAN SELECT IN THE "DRIVERS" MENU IN THE RETROARCH SETTINGS. at least I think it's D3D12 it could be D3D11, just don't be surprised if it doesn't work instantly

ALSO PS2 games NEED to be on the internal storage! USB does not work for gams that are larger than about 2GB!

TERRIBLE AUDIO I KNOW... yeah, but it shows how to use the FTP app pretty well

I'll add more links tomorrow
I... Think I love you

Just kidding, I dont think, I know I do.
 
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According to this this version is not official. If MS zaps it does it delete it from my XB if I install it? I don't want to get invested in playing a game only to have the install removed.

 
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So when you use the FTP software, where should you be looking to put your updated dolphin or other emu cores?
 

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Can you be banned by using this?
no, people have been doing tis for months through different sources and methods

According to this this version is not official. If MS zaps it does it delete it from my XB if I install it? I don't want to get invested in playing a game only to have the install removed.

no these uploads are never officially done by LibRetro, they are of course official builds of the game but uploaded to the store by others

Aaand it’s gone 🤣
? I can still click on the link and click on "get" if I log out
 
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So when you use the FTP software, where should you be looking to put your updated dolphin or other emu cores?
pretty sure you can't update cores manually in retail. that is one of the downsides using this.
but this one should have relatively up to date cores I think.
 

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pretty sure you can't update cores manually in retail. that is one of the downsides using this.
but this one should have relatively up to date cores I think.
ohh shoot. Ok I guess I shouldn't complain as its working.
 

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It's crazy that something like this is possible on a console so new. I wonder how long it will last. I don't mean QZArch, I mean the entire method of running the emulator and file transfer, and if it will be patched out.
 
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It's crazy that something like this is possible on a console so new. I wonder how long it will last. I don't mean QZArch, I mean the entire method of running the emulator and file transfer, and if it will be patched out.

I mean, it is there for a long time already, multiple people have done this over the months. I'm pretty sure Microsoft is well aware of this by now. the version I linked is already on the store for at least half a month it seems. I think they won't really do too much about it as this sort of thing keeps the Xbox from being jailbroken. The Xbox One is not yet jailbroken while the PS4 is, I bet one of the reasons is that you can just run homebrew on Dev mode on Xbox One/SX and through tricks like this you don't even need dev mode.

so it is beneficial for Microsoft to let this happen to some degree I bet.
I am honestly of the opinion that they should even start endorsing it. Retroarch is 100% legal to use and the download here is also 100% legal as it doesn't contain any copyrighted material. Google and even to some degree Apple have no issue letting emulators onto their mobile storefronts.
 
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Excellent guide, if I have the old one via whitelist is there anyway to salvage the cores and iso files that. I already have on my Series X? Do I need the other FTP program or will the one I‘ve been using still work?

On the other one I had slight but ever present jutter in Super Mario Galaxy, is this still there in this version?

Also, I think the FTP and whitelisted Retroarch we’re showing up in the games section for me before.
 

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Excellent guide, if I have the old one via whitelist is there anyway to salvage the cores and iso files that. I already have on my Series X? Do I need the other FTP program or will the one I‘ve been using still work?

On the other one I had slight but ever present jutter in Super Mario Galaxy, is this still there in this version?

Also, I think the FTP and whitelisted Retroarch we’re showing up in the games section for me before.

well, first of all ROM and ISO files should not be placed inside your Retroarch folder. the reason is there is a size limit in play here. the folder of the "game" can only get so big before it will keep you from adding new games.
you should place your ISO files inside your "My Documents" folder on your Xbox, which can get as big as you want as far as I know, and it is also easily accessible by most "File Explorer" apps on the Store. so you can copy over files from a USB drive way more easily that way

everything that's smaller than ~2GB also works from USB, so that's also a great way to store most of your games.

as for salvaging anything. I mean you can try I guess. there are playlist files etc. you can find inside your Retroarch folder that you could try moving over to the new one, like save files etc... as for cores, you can't really add or change cores in Retail, you are stuck with the ones that are in there. BUT Bios files and stuff should simply be copy/paste-able for the most part.
you could look for ways to transfer files from one version to the next for the PC version. because generally the UWP/Xbox version works very similarly to the PC version of Retroarch, the only difference is the folder structure in some minor ways

the old FTP app still works, the one in the link above is the exact same app. and yes the old whitelist version was set as a "Game", only some newer uploads by other people are set to "App" which is basically unusable for more demanding games. specifically the one I linked in my warning in the OP should not be used, but apparently some people also made a white-list for such a version running as "App"

as for judder, sadly that has to do with the shaders compiling while you play. I think Dolphin currently has no option to do all of that before playing, so I think we're stuck with some stutter for now.
 
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oh, maybe you need to have your Xbox set up as your "Home Console"??

if this does not work, I already aked it in my first response to your comment but, what console are you on?
it's helpful to know the system. someone on Xbox One might run into issues not found on Series S or X etc.

I am on a Series X and it is set to my home console. Not sure what to do so I guess I wait it out
 

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I am on a Series X and it is set to my home console. Not sure what to do so I guess I wait it out

have you uninstalled and redownloaded? also try rebooting the console if you use it in standby often.

AND install it internally! do not install it on an external drive. this could cause issues AFAIK
 

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Can i use a different FTP client? ive only got a crappy 32bit win 10 device.

Or will it allow USB stick with something on that instead..

Cheers.
 
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01011001

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Can i use a different FTP client? ive only got a crappy 32bit win 10 device.

Cheers.

the FTP client I linked is meant to be used ON your Xbox not on your PC.

on the PC side you can use whatever ftp client you want
 

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Too much exposure here I have a feeling this will be removed in a few days. This makes series s/x godteir tbh
 

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YES! the other version is categorized as an App it seems (maybe you can confirm this. is it in you Games library or App library?) and "Apps" have way less resources available! This means it will run way slower!
the version I linked is set up so it is actually seen as a "Game" meaning it will be able to use the full power of the system
How is this compared to the old Retroarch version that was put up around X|S launch?
No idea if it’s a game or app
 

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have you uninstalled and redownloaded? also try rebooting the console if you use it in standby often.

AND install it internally! do not install it on an external drive. this could cause issues AFAIK
Yup, done all that. What is strange is the Microsoft store shows my old xbox consoles and my new SX but when I go to my Microsoft account to manage devices I only have my XS. Seems its a problem with the store.
 

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Regarding the video guide for the FTP client. On my PC with Flash FXP I click on quick connect. And while I'm connected to my Series X, I cannot seem to find the Retrospective file. I do have retroarch downloaded and I've updated everything.
 
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