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now that the dust has settled, what do people think of the retron 5?
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The wife loves it!
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>>2876896
Reported.
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Now that the dust has settled I am awaiting my first child. Thank you Retron!
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The wife and I
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>>2876904
deal with it
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verified user
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It's a great way to show my grandkids my game collection without fussing around with all my consoles when they want to play games.
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>>2876896
A shit
I just use my moded wii + CRT tv or my PC
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>>2876948
how does your wife feel about that?
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>>2876948
what about a modded Xbox or psp?
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Does this thing pay any royalties to the owners of the systems it emulates?
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>>2876960
It doesn't even pay royalties to the owners of the emulators that it uses.
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>>2876957

My wife doesn't like them too much
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>>2876960
Patents are expired, they can do whatever they want.
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Raspberry Pi is better same emulation without having to fuck aorund with cartridges. If I wanted to fuck around with carts I would take my consoles out of the closet.
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>>2876969
Patents cover the physical hardware itself, not the emulation of said hardware.
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>>2876975
raspberry pi is shit
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>>2876978
when I say Pi I mean pi2, and the pi2 can emulate just as well as the shitron.
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>>2876979
I have a pi2. It's shit. Can't even run snes9x at full speed
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>>2876957
PSP Mostly 8bit, Pre 90 pcs, cps1/2 , neogeo, 16bitprefect for genesis and some snes games.Plus ps1 games
Xbox never see one . More easy find wii.
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>>2876979
Or you could buy something that has controller support and an OS capable of doing things out of the box with no fiddling. I have no idea why anyone buys those things.
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>>2876984
So make your own HTPC? Or just a serious gaming computer?
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>>2876986
cost way m ore than a retron
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>>2876980
But it can. Remember: you need to plug it in before trying to use it.
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>>2876989
i did
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>>2876980
then try ARMSNES or pisnes or any other emulator you retarded faggot
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>>2876991
pi2 seems massively overrated as a machine butif you think about how much more do you get with a low end HTPC as opposed to the jump between that and a higher end HTPC or a full on gaming computer.

Impossible to get a straight answer because the god tier setup involves some degree of emulation (16 bit and earlier) and some degree of original hardware and/or flashcarts (Saturn, N64, Dreamcast, PS2 (with hard drive)

Thank fanboyism and "it's not real if it's an emulator" retro faggotry (from kids who were -8 when the consoles came out)
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>>2876984
lmao it took me no time at all to get my USB ps1 adapter running. If you can't use a Pi you shouldnt be allowed to use a computer either. You probably post on your phone though
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>>2876997
honestly though what is as good as the original hardware on a pi2 and what is shit. if you say n64 is good then i know you are lying

can anyone do an honest assessment of a pi2
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>>2877004
>can anyone do an honest assessment of a pi2
I can. it's shit for anything other than 8 bit
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C'mon, at least be creative when you shitpost. This is the same boring tripe every time.
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>>2877007
hope you're not trolling but if that's the truth then fine. I'm tired of both the "emulation isn't even really playing the game" vs. "it's playable (I have no fucking standards)" crowds bullshitting up everything
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>>2877013
you want something that can run bsnes balanced and genesis plus gx minimum and pi2 is not going to do that
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>>2877013
Pi 2 owner here. He is trolling.
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>>2877028
wrong
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>>2877028
I don't necessarily believe it because the RetroPi faggotry is so strong that people convinced themselves that SNES was good on the Pi1
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>>2876896
I cleaned the dust off of mine and sold it. It serves its purpose, but ultimately it's not super great imo. SNES and Genesis have some input delay, and it seems worse on certain games, which is super odd.

I've decided to go Everdrives, which don't work on the R5, so it was less of an option for me
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>>2877060
I can guarantee you this will not run on a raspberry pi 2 archlinux arm and that's the minimum you want for snes. Much better would be bsnes balanced which is not running at all.

https://github.com/libretro/snes9x-next
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>>2876896
You have a computer. Why would you buy a dedicated emulation machine?
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>>2877065
Man I got a GTX 750 and an i7 4770k and there's lots of filters I'd like to try in retroarch that just kill it.

These guys saying their pi1/pi2 is perfect are full of it.

They are zsnes tier.
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>>2877074
cuz theres nothing else to do
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>>2877075
there shouldn't be any filters that kill your performance. This sounds liek a driver issue. But yeah the pi users are full of it. You can't even play fucking starfox without frameskip and speedhacks
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>>2876896
>now that the wife has settled, what do people think of the reshitron 5?

Fixed that for you, goyin.
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>>2877075
What do you need to get the full power out of retroarch snes?
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my waifu redacted the divorce papers. thanks retroll5.
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>>2876896
So why the fuck would anyone actually pay for an emulator instead of playing them on their pc?

I mean if that thing would actually emulate those retro consoles 100% accurate like the real hardware, it would be worth buying.
This thing gives you all the drawbacks of the real consoles with none of the advantages.
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Retron is my waifu
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>>2877309
Um people think Retropie on a pi2 is the end all be all of emulation, or that not playing on original hardware isn't good, they're idiots, it's trendy to be dumb
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>>2877328
>they're idiots

10/10 argument.
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>>2877351
Well, any person willing to pay for an overpriced plastic clone with shoddy components, lag, badly size cart slots and a STOLEN emulator powering the entire elecrtrical death trap is an idiot indeed.

If you have a computer to log into the net to defend and praise the Retron then you already had all what you needed to play your games in the first place.
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>>2877362
I completely agree with you, i seem to have misunderstood your post, because of the double negation.

I actually thought you are calling people dumb who prefer accurate emulation.
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>>2877328
>>2877327
>>2877075
>>2877060
>>2876896
But anon, Does it run STEAM OS with LINUX and RETROARCH with 1000 CRT FILTERS? If it doesn't, I don't want it. You people shill too much.
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>>2876896
it sucks cleaning the dust off my rarely-used Retron 5

my wife does all the dusting around the house. I think that's why she has so much fun with the machine
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>>2876994
>ARM
>Gud
Fucking stallman shills with your fedora tipping retroarchs.Is moderation dead?
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>>2877392

PROPRIETARY KEK DETECTED
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>>2877309
because its cheaper buying this than buying a whole new pc just for emulation
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>>2877617
most peoples' wives won't let them use their pcs in the living room
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>>2876953
Where did this meme come from anyway?
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>>2877624
>most peoples' wives won't let them use their pcs in the living room
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A potentially good idea but a total waste of money. If they could get some SoCs or reproduced hardware in there it would be fucking ace, but since it just emulates on a custom Android version you might as well buy a fucking Ouya.
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>>2876896
It doesn't even play 10 systems. How can they claim that?
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>>2877713
By counting the Famicom, Super Famicom, and Mega Drive as separate from the NES, SNES, and Genesis.
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>>2877723
That's still only 9 total.
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>>2877748
I guess they include the use of Master System games using the Power Base Converter.
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>>2876896
>now that the dust has settled
Can we let the dust settle on this retarded maymay?
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>>2876896
W I F E
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pic related my wife
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>>2877624

People using as an argument pro Retron that it saves sooo much space. This lead to sarcastic comments that it saved Anons marriage and from there it was just a small jump to the wife.
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The wife's happy with it and it doesn't even take up too much space in the tiny room in my house that I am allowed to use for my stuff since the marriage.
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>>2877794

Fits pretty well in the cuckshed
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its for "adults" who have nice setups, nice tv's, nice homes and dont want fucking CRT TV's and wires and consoles everywhere.
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>>2877617

Why would you buy a new pc just for emulation instead of just using whatever computer you have now?

Hell, you can emulate on your phone. Just hook that shit up to a tv and it's the same thing.
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>>2877748
>NES
>Famicom
>SNES
>Super Famicom
>Genesis
>Mega Drive
>Game Boy
>Game Boy Color
>Game Boy Advance

Well shit. I guess they're counting the Retron 5 itself in it then.
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>>2877849
>>2877759
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>>2875982
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>>2877825
>be adult
>have wife
>keep all my things in a shed
>she's happy
>i think
>i hope
>how much longer now
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From what I gathered It's not terrible, but the compatibility is a shit and it has quite a few problems. It's good if you wanna save on space I guess, but you can get a wii that does everything the Retron can and more with the exception of playing your games upscaled. If you want games upscaled you can play with emulators on your computer with a controller.

Wouldn't buy though, and the price is cruddy too.
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It always simply boils down to poor fags vs people who use it for a niche requirement.

If your too poor to buy it, then go emulate on some $50 tablet or a 10 year old PC with a CRT screen and some ghetto ass adapters for controllers.

Nothing as nostalgic as playing Mario RPG with an Xbox controller.

Fuckin' poorfags
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>>2878879
Why not get a pi2 at that rate

>cant into using the proper adapter for a computer and an OEM controller
>what is mayflash
>derr
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>>2877995
>Wife has moved all of my belongings (the ones she hasn't forced me to throw out) to a small wooden shed.
>I must now sleep in the shed as well as she has to be up early for work and apparently I disturb her.
>The men who keep coming around are business partners and I'm not allowed to talk to them.
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It's my wife
It's now or never
I ain't gonna leave my consoles out forever
I just want to tidy up with a retron 5
(It's my wife)
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The reason to get a retron is because all "VCR loading" NESs are fucking bricks with the green/blue/grey/purple screen of death.

Nothing about this as shill at all. Though it would be smarter to get a top-loading NES off of Ebay or something.
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>>2878993
>playing NES with an RF switch
>making claims like getting a modded NES2 is easier than cleaning or replacing the ZIF on a NES1
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>>2878946
C U C K E D
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>>2878993

>"VCR loading NES"

I want reddit to leave.
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>>2877765
Can we let the dust settle on this shit as well. There's no need to prove how underage you are.
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>>2876896
>what do people think of the retron 5?

Just look at it. Look at that pic in your post. Look at those shitty controllers. I wouldn't even put my Eggo waffles in those slots. Absolute crap.
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>>2879538
>Yep, sure is great to have all my consoles packed up and sent off to the Charity Shop now I have the Retron 5. Wife's happy now.
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MY WIFE AND I
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It's still shit and nothing more than a meme at this point.
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>>2879742
>I just picked up a shitload of consoles in a charity shop for a few bucks. Wife is pissed off.
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>>2879742
>wife made me move the Retron 5 out to the shed i mean mancave
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What exactly are these things? I read that it doesn't actually play the cart, it rips the rom off the cart and emulates it.

What's the point? Why not hook your PC up to your tv? If you already own the physical cart, why wouldn't you actually play the game natively on the hardware it's supposed to be played on?
I mean, if you have the space for dozens of game carts, you should have the space for dozens and dozens of carts yoI should have space for a few systems as well.

The whole concept of owning a physical cart only to put it in a machine that emulates the game is retarded to me.

Having an everdrive actually makes more sense since you'd actually save MORE space and you wouldn't have shitty sounding audio emulation.
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>>2882362
>shitty sounding audio emulation.
a bit of a sidetrack, but you will have shitty sounding audio emulation using nes/famicom everdrive and games with extended audio.
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>>2882370
I know. Which is is why I use the actual hardware and game carts.
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>>2876948
What all can the wii emulate well? I've just been using it for the big 3. NES, Snes, and Genesis.
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>>2884984
It does a good job with PC Engine and CD, Same with the Sega CD, GB library, Atari, and Colecovision. The 64 is a hit and miss.
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>>2882370

But flashcarts aren't emulation?
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Retropie is better
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>>2877094
high core clocks, multicore isn't needed as much for older console emulation
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>>2884992
But they are
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>>2886204

>Using authentic mask roms really adds a "warmer" dimension to the audio that modern NAND flash just can't touch. The soundstage is wider, more vibrant in comparison to the NAND soundstage which sounds boomy and harsh when AB tested.
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Older cart interfaces have no bus arbitration and enforce fixed timing.
E.g. it either works, or it doesn't. It has to be electrically identical or it wouldn't work.
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I think it's great and my wife loves it too.
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>>2876896
>that gamepad

Why? Why does it have a nub stick instead of a dpad?
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>>2886221
>custom chips are roms
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>Ctrl+F "wife"
>18 results
>now that the dust has settled
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Can someone just post the wife copypasta? I need a good laugh
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>>2884987
Not to mention it plays GameCube and Wii games
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>>2876896
OP I've enjoyed shitting up your thread. Thank you. :^)
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>>2887286
blow me
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>>2882370
>>2882448
>>2884992
>>2886204
Ok. How is it emulation? The cart just shows up as a memory range, and the code is executed in place from there (as far as I recall).

Also. What is this extended audio of which you speak?
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>>2886221
I don't think anyone outside of /g will get the sarcasm.
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>>2887591
I suppose anon meant like with certain games that came with special enhancement audio chips for enhanced audio or something
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>>2887591
>What is this extended audio of which you speak?
O.M.G. I won't even tell you to go back to /v/ because there's an age limit there as well. Can you use Google or is that too old school for you?
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>>2878946

Reading posts like this, am I supposed to cringe? Laugh? Make fun of you? Doubt the authenticity of your blatant lies? This shit gets posted so much, terrible women and wives have become such a widespread meme that while it was once kind of funny its definitely past its prime. It's almost borderline celebratory at this point. Like you fucks want terrible women to be the norm.

I don't know what to feel anymore when I see these posts. I just don't.
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>>2876896
It shills RA like a pro. Raspberry kek can learn a thing from housewives.
>Inb4 Squarepusher shitposting with butthurt.
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>>2887603
/vr/ is /g/ shills now.

Prime examples.
>>2885425
>>2873091
>>2885172

Now fuck off back to >>>/g/
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>>2889675
>>2889659

Mentally ill "everyone is Squarepusher" anon samefagging.
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>>2889646

Terrible women are already the norm thanks to 3rd-wave feminism. It's gone straight from "we don't want to be treated like shit" through to "come, join us at the temple of the goddess tonight, fellow moonsister" in the span of a few decades.
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Too many wifes to bother with it.
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>>2889646
We don't want it to be the norm it just kinda is bruh
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>>2876896
Build a retron 5 competitor for under $500 that's not a piece of shit, I dare you
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I really like my Retron, mostly for convenience and the upscaling, but shit could be higher quality. the cart slots always feel really tight (like you have to fight a bit to get your carts out), and i personally have a lot of problems with having to keep reloading carts to have the Retron read them; carts that work great on their native systems. anyone else have these issues?
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>>2889937

pics of wife plz
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>>2889940
>>2889937
My feeling is that if she's good looking, loyal, generous and bed and can cook that I'd be willing to get rid of everything and get a Retron 5
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Uh-oh! It looks like it's time for some more

WACKY MEMES

CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THOSE LAFF A MINUTE MEMES
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>>2887591
Technically flashcarts aren't emulation, but some cart games (esp. on the SNES) use hardware enhancement chips that will require the emulation of those chips via a FPGA chip or the game won't work.
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>>2890000
>require the emulation of those chips via a FPGA chip or the game won't work.
>>2890000
That sounds actually really complex to implement well, and really awesome from a technical standpoint. I wonder if some flashcarts really do... time to go a googling.
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>>2890000
Technically they are. They just aren't accepted as emulation by people who misuse the term retro.
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>>2879063
>implying I know what I'm doing taking an NES apart
>implying all NESs except top-loaders aren't all bricks
The Retron 5 has shit emulation. With a top loader NES you aren't emulating at all since it is an actual NES made by Nintendo. If you want to play NES games, that is the way to go since NES2s aren't all bricks with design flaws like the original NES.
>modded NES2
Why would it be modded?
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>>2890000
An FPGA chip that is running the exact same input/output as the original chip is a clone and very far from emulation. Emulation is when a CPU or chip is not running the software natively but doing all kinds of things to it first.
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>>2891149
>>2891146
I know everyone likes to be believe everyone else is a shill on 4chan lately, but I'm pretty sure many of the threads started about Retrons are from people coming over from /v/ who don't know that it sucks.
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>>2891325
>FPGA chip that is running the exact same input/output as the original chip is a clone and very far from emulation

This is true to a degree. In a sense, it is still emulation, because, let's face it, it's still happening in 'software' (except this is happening directly at the hardware layer, rather than on a software layer that is running on the hardware). Moreover, this is assuming the implementation is 100% accurate, which it seldom is. That said, the biggest upside of FPGA is you can just update the code remotely to fix any issues that crop up. Can't really do that with ASIC.

Also, you could argue Flashcarts are emulation when mappers are involved.
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>>2891351
>I'm pretty sure many of the threads started about Retrons are from people coming over from /v/ who don't know that it sucks.
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>>2876896
The dust has settled on my Retron 5 just fine OP
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>>2891325
>very far from emulation
Only according to some made up definition you believe. According to any reputable source of technical definitions it is. This is why you sometimes see slightly more educated flashfags refer to it as hardware or logic level emulation. The only reason people rage when the term "emulaton" is used is because it's critical that a kid who spent $100 more than the kid next door be confused with the pleb who emulates on his $50 PC

Whatever you want to call it this type of emulation is not a guarantee of accuracy. For example many famiclones are inferior to a good PC based emulator.
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>>2891494
And my wife's son loves it.

Am I doing this right guys? Guys?
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>>2891510
Dunno.

What does your wife think?
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>>2877794
didn't it come from a youtube video of an odd-looking couple and the guy said that her wife loves it?
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>>2891308
The real answer here is to buy an AV Famicom and a 72-60 pin adapter which is actually cheaper than a top-loader NES, has decent video quality, and uses NES controllers.
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>>2876896

>140 replies and 10 images omitted. Click here to view.

Good job, OP.
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is there a hack yet to play other consoles or roms on it yet?
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>take /vr/'s advice and buy this for my wife
>she calls me a fucking casual
>pulls out a NES, a framemeister, and a 10'' dildo
>proceeds to show me how to do it analog style

T-thanks /vr/
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>>2876896
It's SHIT. Diarrhea SHIT.

Get a cheap laptop and load it up with some emulators linked up through Emulation Station, and get a cheap USB controller. There, you have the same experience.
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>>2894080
avgn plz
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>>2894089
>>2894074
>>2893691
>>2889791
>>2889686
>Shill
Shills.
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>>2895118
I can't wait for the buzzword "shill" to end. I've seen like 2 people in the past 6 months use it in the right context. Do you fuckers even know what it means? LMAO
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>>2895121
>Apologising for shills
Shill.
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