Frequently Asked Questions
Your console comes with an HDMI cable, power cable, and a USB controller.
Connect your console to your HDTV using the provided HDMI cable.
Connect your controller(s) to an available USB port on your console.
Connect the provided power adapter to your console and plug into an outlet.
On your TV, select the input that is connected to your console.
Scroll left or right to cycle through the available systems, then select one with the “A” button. You can now scroll up and down through the list of available games, using “L” and “R” to skip pages at time. Select the game you wish to play with the “A” button. To play an Arcade game, press the “Select” button to add a coin.
To quit a game that you are playing, press the “Start” and “Select” buttons simultaneously.
To copy a game ROM to your console, you must first connect the console to your home network using the ethernet port. Once connected, the console will automatically appear on your network as ‘retroicebox’. Using Windows Explorer on PC, or Finder on Mac OS, you can now copy game ROMS over to the appropriate system folder inside the roms folder. For example, to copy a Super Nintendo Entertainment System game you would copy it over to //retroicebox/roms/snes.
To copy a game ROM to your console, you must first connect the USB-Ethernet adapter to a free USB port in the console. Then connect an Ethernet cable from the adapter to your home network. Once connected, the console will automatically appear on your network as ‘retroicebox’. Using Windows Explorer on PC, or Finder on Mac OS, you can now copy game ROMS over to the appropriate system folder inside the roms folder. For example, to copy a Super Nintendo Entertainment System game you would copy it over to //retroicebox/roms/snes.
The retroicebox comes with multiple emulators for each system. If your game is having issues, try launching it again, but press A and/or B rapidly during the boot screen to configure options for the game. Select the second menu option “Select emulator for rom” and choose a different emulator than the default. Try each emulator to see if one works with your game. Each game that is pre-loaded has been tested and should work when launched. The only time this may be an issue is when you add your own ROMS.
There is no need to turn the retroicebox off. It is designed to always be plugged in and draws minimal power, much less than the standard cable box. If you need to turn the console off in order to move it to another location, press the start button on the controller and navigate to the Quit menu option. From there, select Shutdown System, then wait a minute before unplugging the console.
To save a game, simply press
Select+R1. To load a saved game, launch the game and press
Select+L1. retroicebox supports multiple game slots! To change a game slot, press
Select+Right on the D-Pad.
While your retroicebox should come pre-configured for the SNES Classic USB Gamepad, and NES Classic USB Gamepad, you could be presented with a configuration screen. You can also use an XBOX 360 or a PS3 controller. If so, see the button mappings below for configuration. You can press and hold a button to skip configuring it.