[HowTo] RetroPie and OSMC: Retrosmc - Retrogaming on OSMC


have you tried this install script, this is beta 0.009 but I it installed perfect for me on OSMC KODI running the latest official OSMC (KODI 17.6)

You might get an error about a joytokey python script missing, but that shouldn’t cause any issues as all that gets installed with RetroPie

I did try updating to KODI 18 but had no end of video issues, so went back to OSMC KODI 17.6 and all the video problems went away. But, it does clearly state KODI 18 is still in ALPHA but gave it a try

Try installing the latest RetroPie script, via the RetroPie config, or run the RetroSMC script again and it should automatically take you there. Then, do a rebuild ALL. It WILL take a loooong time. Overnight is better but should update ALL RetroPie to Debian Stretch

It might be easier to do a full fresh install of OSMC and once that is running, THEN install the beat 0.009 RetroSMC script. Its a major pain I know, but if you’ve been messing for a long time, sometimes a fresh install can fix everything

I run OSMC off a USB hard drive, not that should make a difference, using the ‘install to USB’ option when initially starting OSMC from a fresh install


Use the two commands from the post by @Tom_Doyle above.

wget ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/boost1.55/libboost-filesystem1.55.0_1.55.0+dfsg-3_armhf.deb

sudo dpkg -i libboost-filesystem1.55.0_1.55.0+dfsg-3_armhf.deb


Hey Sam,

I’ve been looking into seeing if retrosmc can run on the Vero 4k yet, but still doesn’t seem to be. Any info on whether this will be supported soon??



I think using it build in Kodi v18 makes much more sense than having any parallel installation


I’m a total newb when it comes to Osmc, Kodi, etc. Would you know how long it may be before we’re updated to release 18?


While there is a alpha/beta version currently available that works kind of OK currently it is hard to say when it becomes stable release but surely will not be any time soon.


If you wish, you can install the stable OSMC then tell it to upgrade to the latest alpha release via updates

I’ve tried this a couple of times and it updated ok to KODI 18 but had various issues with videos stuttering or various issues with ‘some’ add-ons simply being unpredictable

Had to re-install OSMC to get back to KODI 17.6 and ALL video issues were fine, but under KODI 18 cause problems. I also use RetroPie installed via RetroSMC and this does have issues if you upgrade to KODI 18 ALPHA, under OSMC 17 things work great

My main reason to try out KODI 18 is the emulation that is now part of KODI 18, but could never get it to work as I thought it would. As it says though … it is an alpha release so WILL have issues that may cause problems later if things change

KODI 18 does work, and some things are much better but has issues. Considering its still in ALPHA release it is for the most part stable and does what it should, just needs a few things working out

If you want to try the KODI 18 update, you’ll need to follow these instruction. BUT once you have upgraded you CANNOT downgrade. If your not happy or isn’t stable enough for you, then you WILL have to reinstall from scratch to get back to OSMC KODI 17