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libretro  [developer] Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:25am
RetroArch coming soon to Steam!
We are softlaunching RetroArch on Steam two weeks from now.

* It will be free. No DRM, no restrictions.
* Expect a barebones release at first that is basically identical to the version you are able to download on our website. Once the initial release is done, we can start catering to Steam's advanced features.
* We want to release on Windows first and then in the upcoming weeks expand to Linux and Mac as well.
* While RetroArch is in its barebones state, there will be no Steamworks SDK usage of any kind.
Last edited by libretro; Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:38am
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AshFennix Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:34am 
Are the advanced steam features stuff like workshop for cores/themes?
BernardoOne Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:36am 
Is Steam Cloud one of the features you plan to support?
wwm0nkey Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:39am 
Can't wait!
Kain Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:39am 
Megaton! :lunar2019coolpig:
Krakn3dfx Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:52am 
I feel like you should charge at least a few bucks for a Steam version that auto-updates, but thanks regardless! This is pretty amazing.
Wasabi Ice Cream Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:55am 
I love you
Terin Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:56am 
Thanks! It'll be nice to have a version that's automatically kept up to date. The online updater can get a lot, but that doesn't catch everything in updates.
DangerDave Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:00am 
This is amazing. Don't tell the devs but I would have gladly paid $60 for this.
ktr4ks Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:19am 
DANG!
Avroveks Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:23am 
Awesome!
libretro  [developer] Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:25am 
Originally posted by DangerDave:
This is amazing. Don't tell the devs but I would have gladly paid $60 for this.

Yeah, wish there was a 'pay what you want' feature on Steam where you could pay either $0 or any amount you wanted, but alas, that would have been the only other feasible option. So free it was instead.
Last edited by libretro; Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:25am
lashman Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:28am 
Originally posted by libretro:
Originally posted by DangerDave:
This is amazing. Don't tell the devs but I would have gladly paid $60 for this.

Yeah, wish there was a 'pay what you want' feature on Steam where you could pay either $0 or any amount you wanted, but alas, that would have been the only other feasible option. So free it was instead.

well, not quite ... some devs of free software decided to add "support DLC" for their stuff ... like $1, $5, $10 etc. etc. ... it's essentially empty DLC, it doesn't have to give anyone any additional functions

it would be a one-time only thing, but that might actually be better because someone can start with the $1 one ... and then also buy the other ones ... so yeah, that's definitely a possibility! :)
Last edited by lashman; Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:35am
Red Jul 12, 2019 @ 10:31am 
Originally posted by libretro:
Originally posted by DangerDave:
This is amazing. Don't tell the devs but I would have gladly paid $60 for this.

Yeah, wish there was a 'pay what you want' feature on Steam where you could pay either $0 or any amount you wanted, but alas, that would have been the only other feasible option. So free it was instead.

You could offer several tiers of donation "DLCs" if you want instead, with the store pages for the DLCs stating that those are purely just donations and that they don't offer anything for the actual "Game.

This would also allow us to permanently bind the game to our accounts even after uninstalling it, just make sure you offer a $1 tier, that's very likely going to make lots of people buy it simply to permanently bind the App to their steam account.
adleen Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:00am 
easily 1k+ playtime
Furrek Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:27am 
Great news! :lunar2019piginablanket:
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