Recommended BIOS Files

For certain systems, you’re going to need BIOS files to properly emulate them. For others, they’re mostly for nostalgic reasons, to get the intro music and jingle. Here’s the list of BIOS names, to help you in your search, as I cannot legally provide them to you. (hint: Google the filename)

For RetroArch, BIOS files go into the RetroArch/System folder. This applies to any platform, Windows, Android etc.

All of the below BIOS files are for the USA region only, if your ROMs are EU, or other, you’ll need those regions BIOS files.

Nintendo DS – Required for certain emulators

  • File(s): firmware.bin, bios7.bin, bios9.bin

Nintendo Game Boy – Optional

  • File: gb_bios.bin

Nintendo Game Boy Advance – Optional

  • File: gba_bios.bin

Nintendo Game Boy Color – Optional

  • File: gbc_bios.bin

Sega CD – Required

  • FIle: bios_CD_U.bin

Sega Dreamcast – Required

  • File: dc_boot.bin
  • Note: This BIOS file goes into the RetroArch, System, dc folder if using RetroArch.

Sega Saturn – Required

  • File: mpr-17933.bin

Sony PlayStation – Required

  • File: PSXONPSP660.bin

Sony PlayStation 2 – Required

  • File: ps2-0230a-20080220.bin

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