hey guys welcome back so after my last video on Kodi 18 lots of you are asking for the exact steps you need to follow to configure Kody 18 for retro-gaming so in this video today I’ll give you a step by step guide on firstly how you can install Kodi 18 as a fresh install then all of the steps you need to follow to actually configure it for retro-gaming including I can get all of the emulators with just one click and I can download any of the rom from the internet directly into your kodi so you don’t need to install lots of custom repos or download roms manually the method I’m going to show you is very very easy to do on top of that I’ll actually show you how you can tweet the emulators and do things like improve the graphics how you can configure your booty’s controllers you can should play these games with like a joystick and I can get the best possible performance so I’m doing my demonstration on the latest forecast ik from Amazon but you can follow these steps on any Android device so as per normal the first thing we need to do is go to your settings go into your Wi-Fi TV going to developer options and just make sure both these are set to on once you’ve done that press the HOME key and let’s now open up download o so just to confirm I don’t have cody or anything like that installed on my device this literally is going to be a start from scratch or a clean installation so you have nothing on your device and will end up with an amazing retro gaming experience through Kodi 18 so the first thing we’re gonna do in here is is navigate to my website and your dress for that is HTTP colon four slash four slash bit door ly ford slash and guys just once again because a couple of you have said I’m talking to you faster I’m going too far so I’m going to try my best to speak a little bit slower and also to minimize the cutting so you’ll be able to see in real time exactly how long each process will take so once again the address for my website is HTTP colon forward slash forward slash bit door ly /td UK 2019 let’s type that in and then click on go or press the play button on your remote now when you get to the website and once again this website is a work in progress I’m trying my best to develop here to add some stuff and just give you guys the best possible one-stop shop where you can get all of the good stuff so let’s go down into the hamburger menu which is one of the three lines let’s click on that and scroll down to downloads so we’re gonna be downloading two things from website we’re gonna download the latest version of Kodi 18 and we’re also going to download a special repo which is what we’re going to use to launch our games so I scroll down again so let’s get let’s get the smaller file first which is this thing here at the Internet Archive Games launcher let’s click on that and click on the green download button and let me just take a moment to give a big shout out to Zack Morris this is his repo and it’s his amazing add-on so if you want to say a big shout-out to him let’s click on done so down into the repo let’s press back once and we now want to get the latest version of Kodi 18 now because I’m Lina’s on a fire stake I’m going to be downloading the 32-bit version which is a top one here if you have a 64-bit device you can use this one your Venus or Windows you got some other options here as well so so for now let’s click on the first one and let’s press the green download button so we’ve already downloaded the repo we’re now going to download a fresh installation of Kodi okay let’s give that a second and there we go case we can now click on install do leave me a comment below if you’ve already upgraded to Kodi 18 or if you’re gonna hold down still encoding 17.6 for a bit longer tries click on done let’s now delete the apk tree so we can get that space back here that’s now all done so we’ve got cody installed and we’ve downloaded a repo let’s now put that into action let’s press the HOME key let’s hold down the home key to bring up the apps library let’s click on apps let’s go to the bottom up pressing left here is new Kodi installation let’s press the contacts key on that and select move to front there is any application there let’s open that up okay we need to give it permission so let’s click on continue and then click on allow okay so this is now Kody 18 starting for the very first time okay so the way emulators work is just in case you guys don’t know so you have an emulator which actually emulates the console or the arcade or where we’re trying to play then you have the actual ROM files which I like the game cartridges the disk or you know if the arcade cabinet PCB of the circuit board so the first thing I’m gonna show you in Cody guys is just to show you how stuff is now built in is we just go into the settings menu which is the COG wheel

let’s go into add-ons we can now click on install from repository we can scroll down to game add-ons and we now have a section called emulators so right at the boxcars without us installing anything you know separately with us doing any kind of like changes I can go into this menu here and now I have a massive library of emulators I can install so everything from you know we got MAME on here we got Atari we got a game boy we go Sega Saturn and so and so forth so lots of emulators now there’s two ways of actually doing this guys either we can say you know I’m interested in playing for example MAME so I can click on that and click on install and I’ll install the emulator or the other way which I actually prefer is is we install the internet library games launcher then through that are done we can actually download any room that we want and any emulators that we need it’ll automatically pull it from here so because I prefer to use that method let me show you that method instead so let’s back out of this back again so just to confirm we have actually installed any emulators yet let’s go up here again go back one more time now we’re going to install from zip file okay so by default Kodi out the box won’t allow you to install any third-party add-ons unless you enable this unknown sources just like a fire sticks and adamas in devices so let’s go to settings and let’s now click here for unknown sources and then click on yes okay so we now have the ability to install from unknown sources let’s back up again let’s on install from zip file let’s go to external storage which in the case of the fire stick is actually the on-board storage so let’s click on that now because we downloaded that repo in to download anything you downloaded through download gets stored in the Downloads folder so if you go down to that now if we go down to download uh let’s click on that and you can see the repos actually called the repository dot Zack Morris let’s click on that ok so we’ve now installed a Zack Morris repository we now want to install from it so if we click on install from repository we now choose the brand-new Zack Morris repository yeah this guy just tell me what show did this guy star in because it really was funny ok let’s click on that again let’s go to game add-ons go to game providers and we want to install the internet archive games launcher so using a single add-on we can actually download or pull roms from the internet archive directly into our Kodi on top of that we can actually tweak it so either you can store the games locally or you can just stream the game so which basically means that I download the game I play when I exit out of Kodi that game is gone so you know if you are concerned about storage or if you don’t necessarily want to store your games that will give you the best experience so let’s click on that now let’s click on install ok so this is just telling us these additional things will be installed let’s click on OK and that’s now installing ok so we can see the add-ons that are needed for this are now being installed ok so the Internet Archive games launcher because it has a tick there is now installed now how do we configure this let’s click on that now let’s go over to configure funny enough ok so some of the key things we want to look at in here if we go down to so you do have some things in it that you might want to change like how many things you want to display on the same page how many items you wanted to remember for the history so this is the key once if the game already exists you should select this is the default in any way but don’t download it again let’s scroll more down see here we can see we have the cache size so by default out the box the cache size is zero which means nothing is stored for you you want to play a game this will download the game for you you can play that game once you exhale the Cody or Excel to emulator that game is gone so again you know if you are concerned about storage then this may be the best way to do it however if you don’t care about that you can click on this let’s say we’ll have a cache of 50 Meg’s so I mean most of the smaller games will gain from you at 8-bit days with arcade days they’re only like you know a few Meg max in size anyway so if we set the cache to 50 Meg I should be able to download you know a couple of games so the next time I want to play them they should start very very quickly so let’s leave that to 50 make for me but again depending on your situation you may just want to leave that 0 so nothing is stored for you let’s scroll down here that’s done let’s get to the left now this does have the ability to link it to an external emulator like for example retroarch but because I’m looking for the simplest and easy way to play retro games we can leave this as default now if you scroll to the right and they should really say Android so a couple of times when I was testing this it did actually come up with Android already but if yours doesn’t say Android for whatever reason make sure you set the Android and now if you are doing this on the windows box then leave that as Windows but for us on a fire stick let’s change that to Android and we can see we have options here for retroarch but we can leave that and the rest of stuff we can just ignore so let’s click

on OK ok that’s now all done so we can now actually before we launch this guys because I think 99% in fact I think all of the games on this you will have to have some kind of controller so the next thing I want to do is we want to pair up a controller onto our fire stake then we can use that controller inside the internet archive games launcher so let’s do that now so in this demonstration I’m just going to pair up and Xbox one Bluetooth controller but in reality you can’t use any Bluetooth controller on your device so for us to pair this we just go to your settings controllers and Bluetooth devices let’s click on that lets go down to game controllers and click on add new game controller actually before we do that let’s start our Xbox controller let’s power that on and let’s press the Bluetooth key or the pairing key let’s hold that down Wiki CI starts flashing fast let’s now click on add green controller let’s see if that pairs up first time v there you go we can see there is the Xbox wireless let’s click on that okay that’s now been paired so for example if I press the B button press B again brick you see that’s now simulating me pressing back and we can see I’m now able to control my fire stick using the Xbox game controller let’s go back to Cody now Cody should actually detect now that we’ve actually plugged in a game controller I’m hoping we’ll get a prompt now saying do you want to configure it and we can see it’s not on that and going to settings going to system and going to inputs and let’s click on configure attached controllers ok so we can see this is the controller I’m using but you can use different controllers we just need to map the buttons now to map the buttons we go over to a now as soon as you click that that’s gonna start the mapping procedure where you’ll go through the buttons and I’ll ask you to press the corresponding buttons on your joypad so let’s do that now let’s click on this I can says press a so I want to press a press B press X press Y press Start press back ok so press guide which I use for go ahead let’s use this one and let’s let’s ignore guide let’s go down one ok so up so in press up right down left this is press the left stick press the right stick press the left shoulder right shoulder press the left trigger right trigger nearly the okay so press the left stick move the left stick right down left up move the right stick right down left ok that’s now configured and we can confirm that’s now configured because I’m able to navigate round using the controller let’s click on OK ok so we’ve now configured a controller to use inside Kodi let’s now get on to the actual gaming ok let’s now open Kodi and here we can see the new ad on there let’s open that up ok so we can accept the Terms of Use let’s click on agree so now when this starts for the very first time it will actually download a list just to make things a bit quicker so we can give that a few seconds just for that to update and once that’s done we should be good to go so just while it’s updating we can see this add-on from the top level does have a very simple menu but as previously mentioned I will show you how you can actually update some of the emulator settings to get the best possible performance especially on some of the old arcade games you’ll see the graphics can be very pixelated especially if you’re doing this on a widescreen and I’ll show you how you can actually smooth out some of those graphics and also do things like alter the would change the screen size as well depending on what game or platform you’re using ok so that uh play has now finished so let’s first go to category ok so here we can see guys so we can choose whether we looking for 8-bit games 16-bit a right up to 64 bit or you can actually break the categories down into what year it was so games from the seventies and you can see in the background some of the consoles that supports your eighties nineties and then the 2000s then also you’ve got things like best of so for example click on best off now we got some great sections here like in a best-of amigo best of arcade now as previously mentioned guys because this is an all-in-one add-on to actually play games from there it’s very very easy you don’t need to install any other repo or fine roms yourself you can actually pull all of this down directly from this add-on so for example if we’re saying we’re looking for the best of arcade let’s click on that now within that you have the option to see a one big list you can do it by year by number of players or by Studios so let’s go with one big list ok so you got the classics here like Donkey Kong Space Invaders you got Star Wars or Gallagher let’s just try good old Street Fighter so let’s click on that now now when you do click on any game you get to see a really nice contract summary about what the game is

you could see some of the stats about the games like you know what studio made there what year it was released what genre is here you could see some of the artwork and you can even see the original joysticks from the arcade cabinet so lots of great information which is all automatically pulled from the internet and here we have options to launch the game to see a trailer or just download there so for now I’m going to go to launch let’s click on that ok so it’s now actually in the process of Dan sf2 which is obvious treat fire too now we have a couple of different emulators that we can actually play with this and as previously mentioned guys I’ve not she downloaded any of these emulators in advance so I’m going to be doing that right now so for this one one go for an FBI offer so let’s click on that so we can see it’s now installing that emulator for me let’s give that a second okay so it says press select plus X to get the in-game menu for now and just press a let’s click on resume and there we have it guys we’ve now downloaded this rom directly from the internet into our cody and that’s working fine let’s add a coin which is select okay we just have the credits go in let’s add some more okay let’s press Start Keller says choose a character so once this starts I’ll actually pauses let me show you some of the emulator settings just for this particular emulator but we can see guys that’s working amazingly and there we have it guys we are now playing the original Street Fighter 2 on Cody 18 I’m just about to destroy a blank our or kind of and there we have it guys we’ve now destroyed blank our let me show you options menu so let’s go back to our fire stick let’s press the select button and let’s go down to settings okay so the first you want to look at is the video filter so let’s click on that now ok so we can see by default is set to nearest neighbor which is a bit pixelated as we can see with the pixels here if I go across to bilinear so depending on how you prefer the graphics some of you may prefer the originals of Arcade pixelated look but but when you’re viewing this on a bigger monitor you can see it does look quite pixelated so I personally will change that to bilinear so it looks a lot more smoother so we just look at the difference again so it’s pixelated we can see how if you look at the K&O and if i go across to smooth so just kind of smoothes out a bit so let’s select that so that’s the first thing I will change now the other option you have is depending on what monitor you using if you go down to stretch mode so this is normal for me but can also go to this because we know the arcade cabinets they used to use a 4 by 3 or you know square TVs or square monitors so so this session a lot more closer to the original this is a bit stretch so if you do prefer the original 4 by 3 look you can go to that and select that so I think that also looks a bit better so rotation is to change the rotation of the picture so if you want to do it you know vertical or upside-down you can change that in here volume is up see the volume that controls we’ve already configured but if we do want to change them you can go into that the adoption to remap the buttons again but we’re happy with the controls anyways let’s back off that now the Advanced Settings will allow you to do things like change your CPU overclock you can enable the high scores if you want to use a different control scheme you can do that like from the default gamepad you can change it to arcade but by Percy don’t change anything in advance I think so let’s back out after it’s back again so we can now play this now in four by three resolution with the bilinear graphics smoothed out so let’s click on that let’s see how I perform take that ah it’s amazing how accurate the ROM is because even the slight lag you see like when you slid the fireball used to see that also in your Kate so it literally is a one to one emulation people dragon punch and there we have it ok let’s back out of that – let’s try some snares let’s click on that let’s give one big list let’s try a good old control let’s click on that let’s go across to launch so once again I’m not done at the emulator in advance I’ve just picked a game from a list I’m gonna click on launch we can see that’s not downloading the game for me and now tells me that this is an emulator that’s supported for the SFC Falls so this is the file format that the rooms are coming in for the Super Nintendo and this is the emulator that supports it so let’s click on that now that’s what’s downloading the emulator for us so we can see guys it’s been made very very easy for us to use now within a few seconds we should see the Nintendo screen so what the Konami screen okay let’s click on start the other thing I’ll show you guys I can actually create favorites so you don’t have to go through a big list every time if there are a couple of games or certain types of games that you always play because your game is also working absolutely fine well until I died ok let’s back out of this so if you don’t add in some games into your favorites so this way you won’t have to go through you know multiple different menus to get to your games let me show you can do that so let’s say for example I want to add in double dragon to my favorites I just hold down the select button on that we get the option to add to favorites so not the internet archive games launcher buy into the Kodi favorites so let’s add that in there now ok that’s now done and let’s also add in Metal Slug so geillis hold on the select button on that and select add to favorites so what this means now is if you are actually in the home screen of Cody let’s back out

of this so you know in any add-ons you now go to the standard Cody favorites menu let’s go to that now and here we can see guys we now can directly access all of our favorite games directly from the Cody menu itself so we don’t need to go into the add dorm we don’t need to go into categories and type of games and everything else the games that regularly play we can add them into our favorites and access them directly on the home screen so let’s choose one of these now let’s try this one over here and let’s click on launch key let’s use the first emulator the FBA alpha let’s add in some credits press Start and there we have it guys we’re now doing some classic RPG retro gaming all inside our Kodi 18 and let’s fire some arrows take that and just once again we can see having the games directly into our favorites does make it very easy to access and it means we can use all of that content without going through the original add on itself so artena works really well well that’s all for this video guys many thanks for watching and let me just apologize that the video was a bit long but I just want to make sure I did cover all of the steps if you did find it useful then do give it a thumbs up if you have any questions about this or anything you want to know then d leave me a comment below as always I do really appreciate your likes your shares your comments so once again many thanks for watching and I’ll hopefully catch up with you guys real soon thanks