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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by PresidentLeever Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:10 pm

Yep, currently enjoying Ys IV on it. I should've said retroarch BIOS pack though, let me fix that.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Sarge Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:23 pm

Interesting. Wonder if something like Alcohol 52% would work.

Still, using the Mednafen core is the best choice. I'd just keep rolling with that.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Xeogred Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:22 pm

I know Jag, first world problems... :lol:
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Tanooki Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:24 pm

With Magic Engine you can use a certain version of it, Daemon Tools Ultra, then specify the simulated mounted drive as SCSI format and it'll fire up each directory you fake like a legit disc as far as it's concerned. There's a youtube video I caught the other day showing how. I've never heard of magicdisc, if that's free I'll attempt it as the other isn't.

I started using ME again in the last week or so because I wanted then ended up buying a Core Grafx 2.

I really don't emulate anymore, but if I do I have options installed.
bsnes classic (as higan blows)
dolphin (gc)
fceux (nes/fc/fds)
final burn alpha (neo geo)
iNES (for laughs though oddly 20 years too late, fixed the audio finally)
Magic Engine (PCE/TG HuCards
NeoPop (NGPC)
NO$GBA
Project64 (n64)
VGB and VGBA (like iNES for amusement value)
Visual Boy Advance M (for GB to GBA stuff)

That's it, no real interest in other junk, this stuff (marat stuff aside) works exceptionally well.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by PresidentLeever Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:05 pm

Why do you think higan blows?
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Xeogred Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:26 pm

Jagosaurus wrote:My set up doesn't like Super Mario World on 9x for some reason.

What about Super Mario All Stars? I really notice the weird lag issues on my end with that one (this is without watching anything else like I was joking about with Fusion haha).

Maybe I'll give higan a shot, but I really like snes9x's setup at least.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by SpaceBooger Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:25 pm

My favorite emulator: Retron 5

Seriously, now I use the Retron for most of my Retro Game playing. I also admit that I have patched games to play as different games - ie my Meanacer cartridge is currently patched to play Weapon Lord for Together Retro last month.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Tanooki Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:30 am

PresidentLeever wrote:Why do you think higan blows?


Because I found a year or two ago he redid something with the core or how it handles and it got notably slower not even going 100% on my hardware spec which is nuts, and I really detest the stupid setup on how to load up games too as it's just obtuse. Why you have to scan and save directories and have it create it's own little archive to just fire up a game is dumb when older releases (and bsnes) let you just fire up roms wherever you have them without hoops.

I've got an i7 47XX processor at 3ghz, 16GB of ram, another 8GB on a Nvidia 980M video setup, and it had run 100% solid, and the laptop before which was an i5 and ran a lousy intel3000HD chip with shared memory was fine on it too before whatever coding change or bug was introduced to tweak it off.

I decided to find the point at which the emulator went into the crapper and grabbed the release before that point (and it's still the accuracy core) and it's fine. Then I noticed other people were hating on it and angry over the same issues that cropped up and since the source was out there, someone put their money where their mouth is so to speak and created their own build called bsnes-classic ver. 0.73u1 (https://github.com/awjackson/bsnes-classic) and started to use that instead.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Jagosaurus Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:26 am

I laughed @ Retron5, but I seriously considered a RetroFreak for this. I'd use the freak a little unconventional and just play off an SD card with original controllers (versus dumping ROMs off cart).

I liked this idea for all the reasons I brought up with the oXbox mod... it just works and is meant to be played on a TV. Less of that PC tinkering, HDMI out, original controllers, & all the benefits of emu (save states, etc). I just couldn't justify the cost with already have a dedicated emu PC, modded oXbox, & original hardware... but I still consider it :lol:.

Worth noting I also had a very positive experience with Android emulation. On an old 2012 phone I got RetroArch up with a NES mednafen core running well fairly quickly. I was using a $20 Bluetooth controller and it worked beautifully. I decided to push it a bit and then used a HDMI out cable to run it on a TV. I noticed zero lag on my TV using it this way and playing Super Mario Bros 3. This is a game I have 100s of hours in and I'd notice hiccups quickly. Mobile emulators have come a LONG way. Eventually, I hope I can replace my dedicated emu PC with some type of small Adroid box 8)
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by PresidentLeever Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:17 pm

Tanooki wrote:
PresidentLeever wrote:Why do you think higan blows?

I decided to find the point at which the emulator went into the crapper and grabbed the release before that point (and it's still the accuracy core) and it's fine. Then I noticed other people were hating on it and angry over the same issues that cropped up and since the source was out there, someone put their money where their mouth is so to speak and created their own build called bsnes-classic ver. 0.73u1 (https://github.com/awjackson/bsnes-classic) and started to use that instead.


Wait, was it higan or bsnes that went bad?

Edit: My 360 controller isn't working with it (higan) so I'll check it out later.
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