Welcome to Pegasus installer!(Beta)

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An almost one touch configurator for Android Handhelds

This guide will help you install your emulators, configure Pegasus Frontend and scrap your roms artwork all without leaving your Android Handheld.

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The script is only compatible with devices running Android 10 or earlier. We are working on a new version so stay tuned!

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Enable installing APK in your Android device on Settings → Security → Unknown Sources so we can install Pegasus

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Download and install Termux on your Android Device from this link so we can run all the automation scripts.

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Copy and paste the folowing script onto Termux and press the A button / Enter

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://bit.ly/3ntlzL8)"

Automatic configuration

No more tinkering with settings, we take care of everything! Just take a look

RetroArch
Emulators Configuration
  • Aspect ratio (1:1) for Handhelds & Mame Systems
  • Aspect ratios (4:3 and 8:7 )for SNES and NES
  • LCD3 Shader for all Handhelds and Mame
  • Hide notifications like the load content splash screen
  • AutoSave and AutoLoad State
  • Game Bezels for 16:9 and 5:3 systems
  • Dolphin settings for Wii and Gamecube
RetroArch
351Elec Hotkeys
  • L1 + R1 RetroArch menu
  • Select + Start (x2) Quit RetroArch
  • Select + A Pause emulation
  • Select + R2 Fast-forward
  • Select + L1 Load save state
  • Select + R1 Save state
RetroArch
All your favorite systems out of the box

All Pegasus metadata already configured, just plug & play. No tinkering needed

  • Classic PC - Retroarch Doom, ScummVM, etc
  • 16 Bit - Retroarch SNES, Genesis, etc.
  • Handhelds - Retroarch Gameboy, Neo Geo Pocket, GameGear, etc.
  • 32 Bits - Dolphin, Redream, Duckstation Gamecube, Dreamcast, Playstation, etc.
  • Modern systems - Dolphin, Aether SX2 Wii, Playstation 2, etc.

Artwork scraped on device

Forget about inserting your SD Card to your PC everytime you copy a new ROM.

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Bezels for every system

You can use bezels for al 4:3 games. Or not, it's completely configurable!

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Bundled Themes

Showcase your games with the bundled themes. Optimized for systems like AYN Odin, Anbernic RG552 or Retroid Pocket 2

RP Switch Theme Screenshot
RP Switch Theme Screenshot
RP Switch Theme Screenshot
RP Epic Noir Theme Screenshot
RP Epic Noir Theme Screenshot
RP Epic Noir Theme Screenshot
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Retroid Pocket 2 Optimized:

RetroMega Theme Screenshot for Retroid Pocket 2
RP Epic Noir Theme Screenshot for Retroid Pocket 2
RP Switch Theme Screenshot for Retroid Pocket 2

Step by step guide

Follow this guide if you are having problems using the installer

1 - Preparations

Go to your Android Preferences and look for "Install Unknown Apps"

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Make sure your Browser has permissions enabled

Download and install Termux on your Android Device from this link. If you already have termux make sure it is version 117. we've found issues on other versions.

As soon as you have downloaded Termux give it app installation permissions too

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2 - Installation

Open Termux and paste this code:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://bit.ly/3ntlzL8)"
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Just follow the instructions, make sure you read them carefully

If you want to store your roms in your SD Card, make sure it is inserted in your device

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Select what device do you have, if the device is not listed just chose ANDROID.

If your Android phone has a SnapDragon 850 or better chose Odin

This will define which emulators are downloaded, we curate each system to use the best emulator options for each system

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The installer will check if you have the recommended emulators for your system, we always try to use Retroarch Cores first instead of standalone emulators. But some systems like GameCube or Nintendo DS need standalone versions to work properly. Keep in mind that some of those standalone emulator like Drastic are paid emulators

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Every time you install an emulator you have to open it first so the emu can create all the configuration folders. After that come back to Termux so the installer can continue

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Some of these emulators like Dolphin MMJR will be automatically configured for your system, some others won't so you might need to manually configure them.

After all the emulators have been configured the installer scripts will then start downloading.

Everything the Installer does to your system is backup up before, so if you uninstall the Installer everything will be back to the way it was before.

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As soon as the download has been completed you'll see the Pegasus Logo. Now Pegasus will be installed

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Install Pegasus and select Done when the installer finishes

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Chose where you want to store your roms. This cannot be changed unless you reinstall Pegasus Installer so chose wisely

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Chose wheter you want 4:3 or 8:7 aspect ratio for SNES. This can be changed later anytime.

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The installer will then start downloading all the RetroArch cores for your system

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By default 4:3 systems are configured to use System Bezels so the game won't have side black bars. This option can be changed later anytime.

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After that the Themes will start downloading

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The setup is now almost complete! Now you need to load your roms

Eject now your SD Card from your Android device, insert it into your PC and copy your roms to the folder specified in the instructions

You need to copy/move your roms to that specific folder. You can't use your existing roms folders. If you don't copy your roms there then your games wont appear on Pegasus

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Remember to install the downloaded RetroArch cores and to configure your emulators with your BIOS as the installer suggests

Don't delete Termux as this will delete all your roms too

By Now the Installer will have finished configuring your Android Device

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Now you can exit the installer and play your games but you should scrap your roms so Pegasus shows artwork for all your games

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You can select only a platform to scrap o just select ALL and let the system download the images for the games you have on your device

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There are several scrap engines, if your roms come from a clean no-intro romset select RetroArch as it will be really fast. Don't use RetroArch if you don't have a no-intro rom set

We recommend to use Screenscraper too for those images RetroArch doesn't have( please create an account first on ScreenScraper )

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The first artwork download process will be done by RetroArch, this scraper only downloads Box Arts

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After a few minutes Retroarch will finish and ScreenScrapper will start. But before you'll need to insert your ScreenScraper.fr credentials. If you don't have an account you can create one from your device by selecting NO, that option will open screenscraper.fr on your browser

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After you've provided the installer with your credentials the scrap will start.

The credentials are stored on device. We never have and never will have access to them.

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After this last step you can Exit Termux, Launch Pegasus and start playing your favorite games!

3 - Updating the Installer & changing configurations

The installer will get more and more features over time, we provide a script that allows you to update the installer, this update process will add new systems, fix bugs, etc.

After the installation if you open Termux you'll see a menu that allows you to update the Installer, change some configurations you did on the installation proccess and even uninstall everything

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