The Retro Stick

The Retro Stick by CrucialInnovations.The Retro Stick

The fastest and easiest way to play all you favorite retro games that you grew up with using The Retro Stick!

General Requirements:
– Windows 7 64 bit or newer operating system
– USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 (for running on a flash drive)
– .Net 4.8+ (Dot Net 4.8 or greater)
– DirectX 9/9c
– Speedy Computer with a decent CPU and GPU for PSX / PSX2 games
– One time internet connection to install requirements

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio Requirements:
– Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 update 3
– Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package
– Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable Package
– Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package

A lot of retro games and emulators need DirectX 9.0c to run, otherwise you get an error message like d3dx9_39.dll missing or d3dx9_43.dll is missing.

Installing DirectX 9.0c on Windows 10 is safe, because DirectX 9.0c can co-exist with the DirectX versions which are already installed on your Windows system. Nothing will be overwritten and everything will keep working as it should.

* Note: The fastest and easiest way to install the requirements is to use the “Install Requirements” button in the Retro Stick, Which will automatically install everything for you.

If you see an option to “Repair” or “Uninstall” be sure to choose “Repair.” IE: DO NOT choose “Uninstall.”

A message box will open at the very end and tell you “The Retro stick has finished installing the system requirements now. Please reboot your computer before you continue!” Do not reboot until you have installed everything and see this message.

The Retro Stick Classic:
The Retro Stick Classic

The Retro Stick Pro:
The Retro Stick Pro

The Retro Stick Pro+:
The Retro Stick Pro+


Download The Retro Stick Classic | Download The Retro Stick Pro | Download the Retro Stick Pro+

Downloads are .7z file format (7 zip) so you may need to download 7zip, or WinRar to extract them.

Once download and extracted please unblock The Retro Stick file by doing the following:

Right click and choose properties:

Next check the unblock box and choose the OK button:

Now go ahead and start it up by double clicking on:

Wait for it to load and have fun!

The Retro Stick Classic and Pro
The two of these are virtually identical. Generally one would include more games in the pro version making it more attractive.

The Retro Stick Pro+
The same as the classic and pro versions with the addition of Sega systems. IE: Dreamcast, Game Gear, Genesis, Master System, Saturn, and Sega CD.

Download and extract your preference. Then, add your game files.

The Retro Stick Classic, The Retro Stick Pro, and The Retro Stick Pro+ do not come with game files (also known as roms). You need to add them yourself.

They can be added to the following folders:
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Emulation\Mame64\roms
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Atari Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Dreamcast Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Gameboy Advance Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Gameboy Color Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Gamegear Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Genesis Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Master System Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Nintendo 64 Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Nintendo Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Playstation 2 Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Playstation Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Saturn Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Sega CD Games\#-Z
\The Retro Stick Pro+\Games\Super Nintendo Games\#-Z

Folders are labeled #-Z with the exception of MAME. For instance if you add a game that starts with the letter S, simply add (paste) it to the S folder for the particular system.

The Retro Stick Classic can generally fit on a 64 GB flash drive. The Retro Stick Pro can fit on a 128 GB flash drive, and The Retro Stick Pro+ can fit on a 1 TB (1000 GB) portable hard drive.

You may get Mame extras from Artwork, Cabinets, Flyers, Icons, Marquees, Snapshots, etc.

So the fastest and simplest way is to download a Retro Stick version from us, add your game files, and then add any extras you want from Progetto Snaps. That keeps everything completely FREE.

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