- You need python (2.7.XX or 3.XX) installed (and the requests module)
- Download the download_buildbot_cores.py file
- Edit the settings at the top of the file with a text editor to meet the needs of your installation (note my script was setup on my mac, but if you change the settings it should work with any system)
- Run the script using:
Notes on this script:
The first time this script runs it will re-download all your cores, it’s normal. (only the first time). Every subsequent run, it will check versions available and only download and install the core if it’s a newer version, or a new core.
Bonus points: Setup a command alias in linux/osx/whatever for quick running of this script.
- Open your systems ~/.bashrc file (in linux) or .bash_profile file (in OSX) in your favorite text editor
- Add the command alias like so and save the file:
#add alias alias retroarchup='python ...path_to_file/download_buildbot_cores.py'
Now from the command line you can just call the command retroarchup for easy quick updating.
Zs-Computer:~ z$ retroarchup Getting list of available cores... Downloading core easyrpg_libretro.dylib.zip Downloading core dosbox_libretro.dylib.zip Successfully installed easyrpg_libretro Successfully installed dosbox_libretro Done! Zs-Computer:~ z$