Nintendo 64, Wii, GameCube, Playstation 1, Playstation 2,
Playstation 3, Wii U, Switch
Special Steam input support form Cemu and Citra
All your games presented with their box arts as if they were a
regular Steam Game, all thanks to the power of Steam Rom Manager.
Don't worry, we download and preconfigure Steam Rom Manager for
you so it's all done in just one click.
EmulationStation Desktop Edition
Do you like to keep your roms separated from your Steam Library?
We got you covered! Just install EmuDeck and we will also install
it and all our custom configuration will carry over to
EmulationStation DE. No need to configure path roms or anything.
Soon on more devices
We plan to support all future SteamOS Devices like the upcoming
Anbernic Win600, and if you already use another PC Handheld with
HoloISO we have you covered! We are also working on both Windows
and an Android port is in the future too. In the meantime if you
have an Android Handheld like the Anbernic RG552 or the AYN Odin
you can try our Pegasus Installer, EmuDeck's little brother
5 Steps guide
Follow these simple guide or the amazing guide done by
If you plan to store your roms on a SD card..Format your SD Card in Steam UI. SD Cards need to be on ext4
(or btrfs) to work on EmuDeck. Then go into Desktop mode by pressing the STEAM button, Power
-> Switch to Desktop
Download the Installer down below, copy that file to your Deck's
Desktop and run it.
Now close Steam and run Steam Rom Manager when
asked by the app.
Click on Preview, then Generate App list, wait for all the images
to download and then click Save App list. The first time it could
take some minutes, check on the Event Log tab to know when the
process is finished.
Close Steam Rom Manager and the Installer window, click on "Return
to game mode" on your desktop and you are good to go!
BONUS: You can use EmuDeck with
EmulationStation right out of the box, no
configuration needed! After you run Steam Rom Manager you will see
it on Steam in a new Emulation Collection
Download your installer.
The installer will guide you through the process
EmuDeck updates over the internet, you need to download this
installer just once. Just keep EmuDeck on your
desktop and run it anytime to update your EmuDeck installation
You can use Steam Deck's L4, L5, R4, R5 triggers to control some
Select any Citra or Cemu game, then click on the gamepad icon
Click on the first option
Select the right template for the system you want. Repeat for
every game you want to use hotkeys
Troubleshot your problems
Q: Is EmuDeck safe to install?
A: Of course, truth is, EmuDeck doesn't even get installed on your
system. EmuDeck just installs your Emulators automatically from
the same sources you'll use if done manually, the Discover App on
your Steam Deck. We configure those Emulators so you don't have to
and create the rom systems for you along some other stuff just to
make your life easier. If an Emulator is not on the Discover app
we will use the official GitHub source.
Q: Do I need sudo / root access?
A: No. EmuDeck does an expert mode that allows you to install
PowerTools, a utility that can overclock your SteamDeck so some
systems runs better, and that tools needs you to set a password to
your Steam Deck but that's completely optional.
Q: Does EmuDeck run on other Steam OS devices?
A: We support HoloISO devices and we plan on support the next
Q: What about Windows or Android?
A: We are beta testing the Windows Edition right now, Android will
come later, but as of now you can test our baby brother
Pegasus Installer, it's similar to EmuDeck but for Android Handhelds
Q: Do you use RetroArch from the Discover store or from Steam?
A: As of now we only support using RetroArch from the Discover app
Q: My games are laggy
A: Make sure you haven't capped the Steam UI to 30FPS
Q: Are you planing to do a Flatpak?
A: Eventually, so you can download EmuDeck from the Discover app
Q: In Steam Rom Manager everything looked fine but my games
don't have Artwork on Steam UI
A: The first time you run Steam Rom Manager it will take a bit to
create the games, open the Event Log to make sure Steam Rom
Manager has finished working
Q: When I open a Wii U game nothing happens
A: Make sure you don't have selected any Proton compatibility
mode. You might have this enabled if you had an older version on
Q: Yuzu won't exit using the Steam UI
A: Sometimes Yuzu takes some seconds to exit, just wait.
Q: How can I get new updates?
A: You can join our
Discord, We'll notify you there when a new update is live. You'll just
need to launch EmuDeck App from your desktop for everything to get
updated. You can also follow us on
Q: Is there a Hotkeys cheat sheet for every Emulator?
A: Sure, just check my Github for more details