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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by racketboy Wed May 27, 2020 2:09 pm

So I think I have a pretty decent first draft of this introductory guide that talks about some of the benefits, but also brings up a lot of the concerns about it as well. I think I hit a fine balance, but I may have some holes.

Anybody want to proof it on Google Docs and make any notes/suggestions?
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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by SamuraiMegas Wed May 27, 2020 2:54 pm

racketboy wrote:So I think I have a pretty decent first draft of this introductory guide that talks about some of the benefits, but also brings up a lot of the concerns about it as well. I think I hit a fine balance, but I may have some holes.

Anybody want to proof it on Google Docs and make any notes/suggestions?

I just spent about 10 hours fiddling with it in the last week and could probably give good notes. Before even reading I would recommend using another emulator for Genesis games (Kega, and I guess Yabuse for Saturn) so you can set up a 6 button controller very easily. Also should use a separate emulator for Dolphin as it just gives you more options and is genuinely easier to use on its own.




It's very useful in certain situations but the lack of 6 button support was extremely annoying; everything is set up around the "Retropad" in the controller options- which gives you 4 face buttons.
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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by racketboy Wed May 27, 2020 3:13 pm

Nice! I just shared the Google Doc with your Gmail. Give it a look and feel free to comment on parts and add in suggestions where you would like.

Thanks!
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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by fuctfuct Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:25 pm

Surprised nobody has mentioned shaders.

Also input lag and retro achievements. I've been using RetroArch for years. Those three things keep me coming back.

Nothing in the world of emulation beats it's CRT shaders that can be applied to any core. I can't play old games without them now.
https://forums.libretro.com/t/please-sh ... n-do/19193

The low input lag is fantastic. Even just using hard gpu sync and not fancy shmancy run ahead is great.

And i love achievements.
https://retroachievements.org/

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by Ziggy587 Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:31 pm

What's up, fuctfuct? I have seen you around here in a while.
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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by racketboy Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:38 pm

fuctfuct wrote:Surprised nobody has mentioned shaders.

Also input lag and retro achievements. I've been using RetroArch for years. Those three things keep me coming back.

Nothing in the world of emulation beats it's CRT shaders that can be applied to any core. I can't play old games without them now.
https://forums.libretro.com/t/please-sh ... n-do/19193

The low input lag is fantastic. Even just using hard gpu sync and not fancy shmancy run ahead is great.

And i love achievements.
https://retroachievements.org/

:mrgreen:


I do mention shaders and overlays in a section of my draft and then I touch on some of the other features a bit.
Would you be interested in proofing it and suggestion additional notes?
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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by Anapan Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:38 am

I found that I could run 15khz RGB video modes in it pretty easily for play on a CRT Television.
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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by fuctfuct Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:03 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:What's up, fuctfuct? I have seen you around here in a while.


Hello :D

racketboy wrote:
fuctfuct wrote:Surprised nobody has mentioned shaders.

Also input lag and retro achievements. I've been using RetroArch for years. Those three things keep me coming back.

Nothing in the world of emulation beats it's CRT shaders that can be applied to any core. I can't play old games without them now.
https://forums.libretro.com/t/please-sh ... n-do/19193

The low input lag is fantastic. Even just using hard gpu sync and not fancy shmancy run ahead is great.

And i love achievements.
https://retroachievements.org/

:mrgreen:


I do mention shaders and overlays in a section of my draft and then I touch on some of the other features a bit.
Would you be interested in proofing it and suggestion additional notes?


Contact HunterK on the Libretro forums. He's super knowledgeable, and a nice guy :P

Anapan wrote:I found that I could run 15khz RGB video modes in it pretty easily for play on a CRT Television.


Yea, the CRT options look great too. I have never messed around with them tho. I probably should try it some day.
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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by fuctfuct Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:05 pm

There are also great unofficial shaders in the forums. Playing some DS today. This is my favorite one.

zfast_lcd_nds_hybrid+nds-color.glslp

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Re: RetroArch - Thoughts About Potential Guide/Article

by racketboy Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:50 pm

Nice!
I've never actually used DS emulation before -- how does the touch-elements work on something like this?
Does RetroArch add anything special for the DS vs a traditional PC emulator?
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