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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:48 pm

Retron 5 and RetroFreak, mainly. These together cover:

NES / Famicom
Famicom Disk System
SNES / Super Famicom
Game Boy
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
SG-1000
Sega Master System / Mark III
Genesis / Mega Drive
Game Gear
TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine
SuperGrafx

That's alotta stuff. Been using 4DO on the PC a bit lately too, as my actual 3DO system is in assy shape.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Jagosaurus Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:00 pm

Bone, do you have a USB controller working on 4DO?

I forget to mention that one in my OP. I got Lucienne's Quest running but can't get it to recognize a pad. I guess for a RPG the KB wouldn't be terrible.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:01 pm

I've surely used a Logitech pad. I can't remember if it "works" or if I just ended up using JoyToKey, however.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Jagosaurus Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:37 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I've surely used a Logitech pad. I can't remember if it "works" or if I just ended up using JoyToKey, however.


I keep forgetting about JoyToKey! I think I remember reading that's the solution.

I need to get Guardian War loaded up. Figured you'd appreciate a Microcabin title is my #2 game to play on the system.

So with the Retro Freak, it can play all systems off a SD card with the base system (none of the add ons), correct?

How has your Freak held up overtime? Read some stories about overheating & fan kits helping.

Edit/add:

To answer my own question:
Retrofreak doesn’t have the SG 1000, Master System, SEGA My Card, and Game Gear reader built in, but the add on device will be released on February 2016, even so, the Retrofreak is already able to read such games, thanks to a day 1 update release for its firmware
-Sega nerds

Looks like the firmware natively supports the additional consoles without the Sega hardware add on. Assuming I could load up a SD card with any of the ROMs for the systems (Genesis / Mega Drive, SNES/SFamicom, NES/Famicom, Game Boy / Color, Game Boy Advance, PC Engine / TurboGrafx 16 / SGX, G 1000, Master System, SEGA My Card, and Game Gear) :shock: and they should just work. I'll let a RF owner confirm.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:24 pm

Yes, you can play games directly off a microSd card. This is the only way to play FDS games, actually. Note that if you are using actual carts you'll need an adapter for NES (one comes with the later Retro Freak models) and something like the PBC for SMS (I didn't realize until I got the system that SMS carts and Japanese Mark III carts had a different shape, the "gear converter" is made for Mark III carts, naturally).

And yes, you can play SG-1000, SMS / Mark III, and GG games off a microSD card without the add-on. I don't think the latest firmware is even required.

As for the console itself... it's cheaper and flimsier than I'd prefer. No overheating here, but I rarely play for more than an hour at a time.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Tanooki Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:23 am

PresidentLeever wrote:
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.


bsnes turned into higan, then higan progressed a bit more and I don't know what he did or some bug crept in but the thing got stupid and started to run worse on superior hardware so I went to an offshoot github build still calling itself bsnes-classic and kept that. It held much of the higan improvement without the harassment and issues.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Jagosaurus Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:02 am

Thanks for confirming Bones. If my modded oXbox died, I'd have a serious debate to mod another one or just pick up a RF.
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Jagosaurus Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:02 am

As an update on my 5th Gen emu tinkering today:

3DO - FreeDO
I was actually wrong on a previous post in response to Bone. I'm using FreeDO not 4DO. Not sure what I did different but it immediately recognized my Buffalo SNES controller with no third party app this round. The GUI seems a bit laggy but games were running fine. I'm loading virtual images only as I don't own any games. You don't have to use Dameon Tools, etc. You can load iso file directly. I do see the option to load real games (or burns) from CD tray.

PS1 - ePSXe
Well apparently I had this running on my previous emu PC (which was an ancient XP box). I re-installed it today and it took me about 20 minutes of tinkering, but I got it running actual PS1 games from the CDROM tray. Pretty cool feeling to pop in my hard copies and see them boot. They ran well and looked great.

I actually don't have any PS1 isos on this machine. Will fix that tonight and test boot a digital game. I don't expect any issues but will report back if it's troublesome.

[Edit/Add - Got a digital copy of SotN running no issues. It boots directly from program. No virtual mourning tool needed.]

N64 - Project 64
Went back to confirm this is what I was using about 6 months back. I did have much better luck with this emu than 1964. I really only play about six N64 titles, and they've all run just fine in P64 so far. For those interested I've tested: OoT, Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Wave Race, Star Fox, Doom 64

Those C buttons are killing me :oops:. What joy pad options are you guys using for USB N64 these days?

-- Getting my SS & DC game right --

Saturn - TBD
I understand this is fairly cycle heavy so I don't expect great results on my modest PC. Will eventually get to this. Looks like Yabause & SSF are the main go-tos. IIRC, both require virtual disc mounting for digital files versus native iso loading.

Dreamcast Question
If I can get SS running, is DC emu a big leap in juice needed? Yes, I realize this is 6th Gen :P . Looks like NullDC is our weapon of choice?
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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

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Re: What Emulators Are You Using - 2018?

by Jagosaurus Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:11 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:For N64 I use this:
https://www.amazon.com/MAYFLASH-N64-Con ... B002B9FIUU


Funny, I was just looking into their Genesis adapter past night.

I'm tempted to try that adapter mixed with of the new N64 controllers coming out.
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=51872

For $12 though I might test the iNext USB controller
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0744DW55H#Ask
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