Thread 5 Cont. From
>Last emulation thread hit the limit. Let's keep the emulation train rolling.
>the faster we can force shitty rips out of circulation
we have what we have and just because there is something new of something old doesn't mean that's what people have.
If good versions of a game are better, they will rise to the top, but
telling someone to "download a proper rip" is a pathetic excuse for inherent incompatibility.
please go and fuck yourself with this kind of feeble attempt at legitimizing a crappy emulator.
Not the guy you are arguing with, but bin+cue/etc is considered the proper format for PS1 rips. This is because of the number of multi-track games. I use bin+cue when I use epsxe as well, since it supports it. Why would you want to use a sub-par rip?
Your entire post is fucking retarded. If a rip doesn't work on real hardware, then it doesn't work in Mednafen is therefore shit, period.
Only crappy emulators allow broken rips like that.
>/vr/ doesn't have enough shilling and shitposting. Let's fix that with yet another shitty emulation general!
i was hoping we could turn over a new leaf with this thread
but the sperging never ends
I asked in the last thread near the end, and I didn't get much, so I'll ask again.
I downloaded Metal Gear Solid: Integral for the PC.
I know this is Emulation general...but I figure people on here would be best fit to help. I'd like to avoid emulation if possible...because I'm lazy and lack a gamepad.
The visuals themselves work and so does the game...the only problem is that there is no sound, and it runs in windowed mode but that's a side problem, I've downloaded patches and that didn't seem to do anything.
>Newer Hardware, NVIDIA GeForce 750Ti, Windows 10.
>I've put the .exe in compatability settings and no change.
>I've had this game before on the same PC, the only difference is my OS (used to be Windows 7) and the Graphics Card.
I really want to play this game again...but I'm at a loss of how to solve my issue, any help would be appreciated.
If I should download different ISO's or different cracks...where should I look? I've googled for a while and I only turned up what I have now.
I know...but like I said, It's either ask here with people that likely have tried to do this before or make a whole new thread.
if no one can help me here I guess I'll just have to ask the whole board.
You'll have to map the controls to your keyboard but that's pretty easy in most emulators and some do it by default. What release of windows are you using? I know 7 has an xp mode. You might need to run it in that.
and other formatsare fine for multitrack images, which is what plenty of games are ripped as.
bin+cue is ONLY needed for multitrack CD's, and CD's have been BULLSHIT since forever now.
again, please go fuck yourself with your "proper" rip nonsense.
>doesn't work on real hardware....and is therefore shit.
you are a completely deluded fucktard who should stay away from this medium:
There are plenty of awesome rips out there for a multitude of emulators which will never run on real hardware.
Not sure if 10 has an xp mode but I'm pretty sure that's where the problem lies. PC software that old is bound to have problems on 10. I think it would be faster for you to just emulate. If you have the processing power (doesn't take much and you likely do) you could always fire up windows xp using virtual box and test it in that to see if that's where your problem lies.
Yeah, you can map it to both keyboard and mouse. I haven't done that in years so off the top of my head I don't know which epsxe, mednafen, or pcsx does it easier.
well since I already have a working copy of MGS, I'll see if Virtualbox has what I need. if not...I'll try to get the PSX version and emulate.
just download virtualbox and it emulates other OS's?
Yes. You'll need to download a copy of XP though. You'll find them on any of the torrent sites. You just mount the iso with virtualbox and it installs really quick b/c it doesn't actually have to read from a physical disc. The virtualbox software will walk you through everything else for improved performance once it's installed (like using your actual gpu, it sounds complicated but it isn't they lay it all out for you once xp is installed.)
>There are plenty of awesome rips out there for a multitude of emulators which will never run on real hardware.
What the fuck is awesome about that? It makes life harder for people who want to burn images to CD-R and play them on a real console, and for what?
Most of the problems lay in the fact legacy and xp games installed to completely different file structures. Windows 10 is ok for modern gaming. (I don't like that it spies on me so I mainly stick to linux.) I dual boot btw it or 7 and linux on all my machines. I tend to virtualize xp on my linux os though b/c it's lighter on resources.
The more popular the pc game the less problems you'll likely run into. Most people would just emulate mgs so they likely didn't fix the compatibility for the pc version. Not much demand.
In Specs wouldn't an Amazon Fire TV be an ok device for retro-gaming? I'm obviously new to the general but wouldn't it be possible on this Android based device? I think I read somewhere that you can sideload apps so something like RetroArch would work, no?
It was at one point but amazon has taken steps to prevent rooting or doing anything fun with their devices. It will likely get bricked on you through an update. People have been installing kodi on top of their software for a bit. The hardware is capable but amazon actually makes no money off selling the devices. Thus they may choose to brick you for not using services that generate them income. It's pretty shitty imo.
By "side loading" you are basically losing 20-50% of the hardware's capability. The resources are too limited. Kodi sure. Retroarch... unlikely. The devices are built to a specific purpose.
>bin+cue is ONLY needed for multitrack CD's, and CD's have been BULLSHIT since forever now.
...which is what the PS1 uses. We aren't discussing other formats, so I don't know why you are spazzing out over other formats. Why the hell would you bring up a point only to defeat it with the very next sentence? Are you completely retarded?
I was actually considering buying an rpi for a while, but I think I changed my mind thanks to this thread.
I can't support a company that actually pays people to shitpost on MY chinese girl cartoon image board.
Yes. You're loading it alongside anything currently running on the device. (The interface, it's updates, it's data collection, etc) It's a confusing and unnecessary term I'll admit. Think of it like most os's. You can shut off unnecessary services/software and focus those resources on what you're actually doing. You can't do that with an amazon fire tv. Shutting down their services to free up more resources will brick your device. Thus, "side-loading" which really only means being forced to run your software alongside theirs. I feel people have a right to root the hardware they pay for. Amazon isn't making money on the hardware though. They are making money on the service. You are the product in this case. Amazon isn't necessarily wrong about this. If they were genuinely generating decent income off the hardware then I'd feel differently.
Yes... b/c that's what the Rpi NONPROFIT is doing. They're employees and founder make what is legally allowed for NONPROFIT status. They have constantly sold more than what is profitable and no one has gotten rich off it. Go figure.
Like I'd believe some fucking shill. There's no way someone shitposting this much isn't getting paid for it.
rpi isn't even good for emulation, why do you keep making it the OP pic? And posting a new thread five seconds after we hit bump limit is next level shitposting, especially on /vr/. There's no way anyone would do that unless they were desperate for their shill bux.
Well I agreed to use a different pic in the last post. I was too lazy to search for a new one this time and they don't let you use the same one. Pi2 performs exactly as advertised with regards to retro emulation. Check out one of the many youtube videos. People that dislike it are computer illiterate. I do like the product. It's plugged into my living room tv, as well as many original "retro" consoles (9 if you're curious). I have the nvidia shield on the tv in my bedroom as well as my self built gaming pc. I emulate on many devices. From time to time I even do on my laptop, phone, and tablet if I'll be traveling for a bit. I enjoy emulation that works well. My Pi2 is great for it's purposes. I'll go ahead and link a pic to the NVidia shield next thread if it makes you feel better.
I'd probably get bored with posting but you're an entertaining sort. One can only watch so much boobtube, game, check out the news, and masturbate before they find themselves bored. You fill a necessary entertainment gap for me. You're truly a bro whether you mean to be or not. Thank you anon.
Knives are sharp. Bullets are scary if they're flying towards you. Breathing isn't bad. I have people that rely on me.
"To die will be an awfully big adventure."
In time anon. When it's my time.
Any advice for unbricking a PSP1000?
>the home+start+select+square+triangle boot method didn't seem to work
>I can boot in recovery mode
>The memory stick light is flashing like crazy, and the stick appears stuck in there
>I still have a pandora battery
>all the guides I've seen have links to downloads, but they are old dead links.
Can you link me a list of dead download links? I might have what you're looking for stored on my array. I'm going to sleep but I'll check in the morning. (Still have emulation working on psp but don't use it much these days.) I haven't deleted much for the past two decades. Just bought more storage. I might have what you want.
thanks brah, but turns out I might not need it.
The memory stick was jammed in there, but I managed to force it out with some manicure scissors. After that, the psp turned on as normal, still with CFW. I've found another memory stick to use as well
I have ps3 cont on my pc and Pjn64-emulator.
How to conf. my controler??
Is running the Homebrew Channel on a Wii U in Wii mode safe? I'd rather do that than buy a whole other Wii just for emulators, but I don't want to risk bricking Wii mode or having Nintendo update it and kill it. Anyone have any experience with this?
You already have it- Redump or Trurip (I lean toward Redump). I've heard the occasional nay-saying bullshit about Redump, but haven't ever run across someone who could do better and still be willing to share the goddamn data.
(Cue some asshole saying Darkwater is just as good.)
It wouldn't matter if you did, there's torrents of the shit _everywhere_. Fuck, have an HTTP link to the entire PSX NTSC-U collection.
http://www.theisozone.com/search/ (Do _not_ click on that link without an ad-blocker. Goes without saying, but some stupid fucks _still_ don't run one)
Too bothersome. I can get no-intro easily via archive.org. But disc based media? Shit nigger, I have to sign up for some private tracker bullshit or suffer through a shitty public site that probably doesn't even have the most up-to-date dumps.
>Is ps2 emulation on point now days?
Depends on what you mean. Out of the 2500ish games, PCSX2 can run about 2400ish more or less correctly. If you mean accuracy, I have no idea just how accurate PCSX2 is.
>what emulators are really solid for the 2000's era?
Well, there's PCSX2, Dolphin, and....that's about all I know of.
What specs are required to run PCSX2 at full speed?
Any idea if it's faster or slower than GC (Dolphin) on the same hardware? Relative importance of CPU vs GPU (i.e, can I run on a recent laptop with integrated grafix)?
Need beefy single core or spreads well over 4+?
I have some rare Stallmans I'll post in exchange for good info.
Are you using a free software operating system?
If so then Retroarch is great. (Apparently there are builds for the Botnet too, don't use it).
It works and can play games out of the box with no problems.
Getting it setup *exactly* how you want can still take a bit of time, e.g. setting up system-specific settings (gameboy games in green, roll off the highs on the genesis, 8:7 vs 4:3 for snes, etc)
I highly recommend you take the additional hour or so to learn and setup EmulationStation, as it provides a much nicer frontend and makes browsing your Rom collection better with boxart, date released etc.
It depends on the game. There are PS2 and GC games that you can run on a pentium 3, and there are ones that literally can not be run on currently existing hardware.
The CPU is the most important, and single core performance is usually all that matters, but if you use PCSX2's software mode, which is necessary for some games eg Ace Combats, then you'd want to have 8 cores more than top tier per core performance.
You don't need much of a GPU for the most part, but it can become the bottleneck if you're trying to do 4k IR with 8xSSAA or something.
ok. I just know that my late 2013 macbook (i5-3210M, HD4000) only averages about ~45 fps on Super Mario Sunshine, which is enough to make it "unplayable" for me. It'll do 60 fps sometimes (staring at a wall), but then drop to 20-30 about half the time when I'm running around which kind of ruins it. No fancy settings, just trying to play it in original resolution without that fucking awful 480i composite quality.
Might have a go at PS2 then, just gotta clear some hard drive space for the isos etc.
Alright guys I got a problem for you.
I open Retroarch.
Trying to play some Ocarina of Time.
I go and get MUPEN64+ core.
I soon discover it runs poorly.
I am told online to change my graphics driver from OPENGL to D3D.
I make the change and now Ocarina of Time runs perfectly.
Decide to switch over to some SNES games.
I went into the settings in BSNES to see if changing to D3D would allow me to use accuracy mode rather than balanced mode.
It still would not.
I was able to play Super Mario World just fine for the remainder of the session.
When I closed Retroarch and reopened it I was no longer able to play SNES games using any BSNES core.
Even mercury cores for BSNES will not work. The games appear to load and then crash at the last second.
I thought this was perhaps a problem caused by changing the video driver to D3D.
I go into the settings for each one of the BSNES cores and I intend to change them all back to OPENGL.
They are already set to OPENGL despite how I changed them earlier.
I try changing them to D3D as well and that still crashes.
There is no error message aside from "Retroarch.exe has stopped working."
Does anybody know what I did wrong here? I am genuinely confused about all this. I even deleted the core files and redownloaded fresh new ones and it still crashes just the same.
Yeah I hate fighting with all the wires too. For me all I had to do was get MUPEN64+ core or whatever exact name it is from the core downloads in Retroarch. Then You set your video driver to D3D instead of OPENGL and it should work just fine. No more lag or skippy music. But be warned it might fuck all your other games up like mine did. I can only run SNES games in BSNES accuracy now, and my PC really can't handle that so I basically can't play them anymore unless I go and pull the SNES out of the closet and blow the dust out of my cartridges. But we both know that would involve standing up.
Mupen64plus only works with OpenGL. If Glide64 plugin runs poorly, try using Rice or GLN64. They'll have more glitches but they will run faster.
>I went into the settings in BSNES to see if changing to D3D would allow me to use accuracy mode rather than balanced mode.
D3D would only make a difference if your GPU was really awful at running OpenGL. bsnes accuracy is highly CPU intensive, so it doesn't matter if it's D3D or OpenGL. Just use Balanced because it's twice as fast and just as accurate except for one game that uses mid-scanline effects.
Are you using per-game configs? Turn that off for now, and set video_driver = "gl" in the base retroarch.cfg and try again.
Also, you can get the error console log to file by launching RA from the cmd line like this:
retroarch --menu --verbose >> log.txt 2>&1
Here a picture of Megaman X3 displayed on my HDTV through SNES9X, boy I do love emulation.
Just kidding, it's the original cartridge on an original SNES model 1, upscaled to 1080p via a Framemeister in 8:7 through RGB SCART. GET FUCKED EMULATOR FAGS.
HEY GUYS IM NOT A SHILL BUT ILL USE RASP PI FOR THE EMULATION THREAD PIC
What modern gaming computer is retro? The retro bit comes from playing retro games. It's sad some autist took the time to make an infographic. They seriously need more going on in their life.
The shills have won, Anon. All we can do at this point is filter the emulation threads and hope they don't serious posters away from the board.
I wouldn't mind so much if they would keep their shit in a single containment thread, but they feel the need to shill up any thread that mentions emulation for any reason.
Also, I think this may be the same shill who pushes Raspberry Pi threads on /g/.
>shilling free emulators and old second hand CRTs
I'm new to emulating MAME and I'm having issues. I'm trying to emulate Time Crisis 2. I dumped the zip file in the roms directory and went into the command window and entered the rom name but I can't run it. Required files are missing, which I'm guessing means it's not detecting the rom file.
Either you don't have the proper dump for your version of MAME or it can't be emulated yet.
Time Crisis 2 is a pretty recent game; I would be surprised if it could be emulated at this point.
So trying to run Red Earth in the latest version of Final Burn Alpha and trying to coin up and start the game gives an ingame error of No CD Rom Drive. Is there something wrong with the rom I found?
Also for some reason the options for creating and inserting Neo Geo memory cards is greyed out even while I'm running a Neo Geo game. Do I need a more recent BIOS or something to enable those options? Or is there something else I have to do in order to use memory cards on the Neo Geo roms?
Just bought a raspberry pi from my m8 with cables and shit for 20 bucks.
Why does this fucking thing lag playing goddamn Super Metroid? With 700 MHz processing power it should definitely better that the SNES with only ~4 MHz processing power. Even running an operating system and a couple programs.
Why is the emulation for Rpi so shit? Is model 2 any better? Does anyone have the same problems as me with Model 1B?
I'm afraid I must agree with this anon. I'm sure some other fucko will come in here as a veritable "101 Uses for Raspberry Pi 26 Volume Compendium" and start rattling off every goddamned virtue of the little shit. But I always find myself saying "...And? So what?...Meh." to each and every one.
How do you switch shaders in retroarch ?
I tried to find it in retroarch itself but there doesn't seem to be an option for it, I can change it with the hotkey i set up to close down the fullscreen game with my gamepad (select) and then pressing m or n to filter through them but it only takes the ones in the root folder and not any of the subfolders for some reason, do I need to move the shaders out of the subfolders into the rootfolder or how does this work ?
ah it think I understand how it works now, you simply move the shaders from the subfolders into the root folder and then filter through them with the hotkey + m.
Seems strange that it wont pick up shaders in subfolders though.
The hotkeys only cycle through cg and cgp in the folder set for shader_directory.
In the menu, you can setup the shader chain in Shader Options in the Quick Menu once you are running a game.
the emulation wiki doesn't seem to help in learning terminology. yes i am so fucking stupid that i don't know what it means to be 'open source' or 'closed source', i don't know what a plug-in is, or why that would make it a better format. I don't know anything.
so where can i go to find all this out and more? unless it's on the wiki and i'm apparently blind as well as retarded
Has anyone tried emulating the user created net yaroze PS1 games? Does anyone know where I can download them?
Just dualboot. If you don't want to install it onto your actual hard drive linux will install to a usb device and run perfectly fine on that. Just set your computer to boot from usb in the bios first.
Just ordered some everdrives, anyone have any experience with these?
I've got my old consoles still around and for whatever reason I just prefer playing on the console with the controllers on the couch the old fashioned way. Even with a USB controller and hooking up my PC to my TV doesn't feel the same. Maybe my brain is just autistic.
Hope they work as well as advertised.
Everdrives are fine, as long as it's not some cheap chink knockoff.
You should really consider an upscaler if you're hooking your consoles up to an hdtv, though. Although the good ones are expensive.
>whats the best emu for n64 for windows?
Project64 is the most compatible.
>also are there any n64 emus that support video filters like scanlines/crt?
Only RetroArch does, through its Mupen64Plus core.
>dat feel when no cracked LaunchBox 5.5 for Big Box Mode
Why do you think he was kicked ass-over-teakettle to the curb by 2channel? This is common knowledge over there, they hate him. Selling data isn't even the shittiest thing he's done.
Very easy to do. Just dualboot linux with whatever your os is and run retroarch or whatever with the emulation station frontend outside of x window mode. Very light weight and simple.
Gonna play devil's advocate.
Mod a wii because most people seem to have one, and it's convenient as well as easy. Hell, you already have controllers to use without extra things needed.
Chips if you still want to use original software. It varies on preference.
Paying for homebrewed software is a fucking scam and I feel bad for anyone who's dumb enough to bite
a modded wii is great, but not for what you said you wanted.
ps2 & saturn is only really viable in windows
they sort of work in linux, but not well.
the others are also BEST on windows.
a desktop is simply the most bang for your buck.
Is a PSP still the best option if I just want to portably emulate...
>Neo Geo Pocket Color
>I assume N64 isn't possible?
And if so, which PSP model should I get, and where online is a good place to get one?
I can't figure out how to work it. I know I need libretro cores, but I can't figure out where to get them. When I go to emulator websites, I just see regular downloads for windows and linux and such.
>I know I need libretro cores, but I can't figure out where to get them.
I threw it at google, and got this result:
Pick your platform you'll be emulating on, and then pick the cores you want.
Why is google so hard for people?
>He's on android.
He can't figure out the built-in updater, can't figure out how to google, are we sure he's going to be capable of actually using the program?
You just need a program to make it work
There's motion joy that's push button for the standard controllers and I used it fine for a while, but other people will tell you it has chinese spyware in it or something, dunno how true that is, it's also a very ugly program
i went looking on google and found an archive link to the this image.
any truth to it? It recommends Input Wrapper.
I don't think I ever got input wrapper to work, same with x360ce or whatever, that shit screwed up my controller and made it permanently emulate as a 360 controller until I reinstalled windows, which was annoying with some emulators
Pretty much all games right before the PS2 era though can be played with the Buffalo SNES controller
it's like 15 bucks and works nice
Try the steel series USB controllers they're like 15-20 as well if you want to do PS2 games
yeah ps1 and ps2 are going to be what i emulate the most, and i figured a ps controller would be best. So how about the PS4 controller? Doesn't the ones you just recommended not have L1 and R1? I can just buy that, but if the Steel Series thing you mentioned looks as cozy, maybe.
This thing, it's basically just a PS2 USB controller, there's a lot like it, you could also just get a PS2 to USB adapter, the controller you use doesn't matter so long as it's xinput for compatibility
not sure why it's reviews are so bad
Probably because it looks and maybe feels cheap. I've not used it, but money isn't an issue. I was mainly asking about playstaion controllers because I know they are durable and comfy. It just seems the ps3 controller specifically hasn't had good luck with emulation. However i do like to travel a lot and the cheaper controller might be best for the beat up with laptop gaming and transportation, so thanks for the recommendation, might pick one up next time I'm in best buy.
This. Use SCPdriver. It's free, has no ads, or any possible spyware. The place where you download it has install instructions. Works with my PS3 controller for PuNES, Nestopia, FCEUX, Higan, RetroArch, ePSXe, PSX-R, Yabuse, NullDC, SSF, MAME, Kega FUSION, Gens, you name it.
Another good option(if you can solder) is to get one of those cheap ass $5 translucent blue PS1/PS2 controller adapters for USB, and replace the cord with a quality cord, since the one that comes with it is crappy and breaks quickly.
So I only recently started messing with retroarch. Those shaders/filters/whatever you call them are pretty damn cool. Is there a general consensus on which crt shader is the best? Any tweaks I should make to the preset stuff? I kinda like crt-royale but it could use some work.
>Huh, why isn't NES Emulation working?
>Oh shit, maybe it suffers from the same problem as SNES Emulation and I have to download an older version
>Spend 1 hour going through every single version
>Huh, same problem
>Oh wait, it just can't read special Japanese characters
FFS, why does Ninja Ryukenden work but not Ninja Ryūkenden? Seriously Retroarch.
Is there a hack for the PSX version that let's me have everyone shut the fuck up? I'd take either undub or voice mute but all I could find undub for the psp port.
One thing most of you shitters have yet to learn is how fucked copyright laws really are. Fucking _everything_ is illegal without some asshole middle-man getting paid (often in-perpetuity). Emulators are currently safe, but with the goddamned TPP who really knows?
>Retron slept with his wife
Bitches love firmware packages.
The winds could shift at any moment but no one is prosecuting people for downloading retro bios files and games. They don't have some out of control organization like the MPAA hunting people who download stuff.
Unfortunately, no. In addition to copyright (which has been found to apply to BIOS') you have a lovely little ad-hoc piece of shit called "mask rights" which also apply and were literally made up by technology-baffled courts as they went along (led merrily down the path by tech companies such as Nintendo, of course).
As I said, you can't do _fuckall_ these days without some asshole Big Media middle-man wanting their never ending toll booth payment. Some even refuse to acknowledge Fair Use now because they know you'll never go through even a fraction of the money they can for it to see the inside of a court room.
I'm not discounting the fact that if prosecution becomes profitable they won't start tomorrow. Like you said about the TPP. Who knows these days? The climate could shift at any time. But for now, I'd consider it safe.
Depends both on your hardware and the game. I emulate a lot of the PS2 catalog without problem. There are still trouble games though. I build a beastly new rig every 3 years though (just because I enjoy doing it and can). I can run Witcher 3 at full settings yet somehow OOT on N64 is still fucked for me. I have hope though for OOT, I'm trying it on mint soon with different video settings.
Like he says... settings can be a bitch. I don't have this issue with most of PS2 though. "Problem Games" exist in the strangest places though.
It's probably silly, but I feel like I've become more paranoid about being prosecuted as I get older, with all this talk about changing laws and what not. Sort of like how as you get older you feel less bulletproof regarding your health
In this regard it may be silly. I've looked before and can't find a single instance of someone being prosecuted for downloading a retro game or bios. Many of these sites are hosted in the US and Japan. You don't need to torrent anything. When companies start targeting the sites then you should worry.
Xbox has been incorporating their games into their Windows OS in some fashion for years now. That's probably why.
I got Dolphin running on my i5 Surface Pro 4. Several games run at full speed (at 480p), but am I doing damage to my processor by putting it under too much stress?
I asked on /g/ but the thread got overrun by poo in loo shitposters
Hey not sure if this is looked down on to ask, but what is the best way to emulate the game Hell Night (Dark Messiah). Unless I just can't find the ISO for psx. What is M.A.M.E.? Because that is the only ISO i can't find for the game, apparently it's a type of emulator...
oh and i can't understand Japanese so i can't play the Japanese one.
Thank you so much anon, not only for the game I wanted, but for introducing me to a cool website, i'm still new at emulation. However, the website is really slow loading, and i kept getting a bad gateway message the first few times I tried to open the site, happen to know whats up with that?
>What the hell is retroarch's problem with PSX games? It won't add Rayman even if I get the redump version, others as well.
You have a real bin+cue version of Rayman with all 51 bin files?
okay I'm almost at the limit of my frustration. I'm trying to emulate Clock Tower on epsxe with Pete's plug-ins. But no matter what i do in configuration, I can't get the prologue cut scene where Professor Barton puts Jennifer into hypnosis with the red swaying screen, literally the first few second of the game, to not lag up terribly. Is there something I'm missing, or perhaps an anon who was in the same boat that knows how i can fix this? Or should I just move to psX emulator?
I just discovered PS1 emulation on my phone but I can't play games that require me to button mash like fighting games since it's touchscreen.
What kind of PS1 games are good for a phone? All I can think of is Final Fantasy.
Pretty much just rpg's if you're using the touch screen. The moga pro is a very good controller for emulation on a phone. It even lets you clip the phone in and can charge the battery from the controller.
Is PS1 emulation perfect yet? What kind of computer do I need to run it perfectly? Are there any Everdrive equivalents or mods I can do to an existing system if this isn't possible?
It's more that all the emulators that do higher res haven't had any serious improvements in nearly a decade.
A guy on /vg/'s emugen is working on an PS1 emu with HD hardware rendering that should be close to the level of accuracy of mednafen.
hey /vr/ first time poster, I emulated abit on my phone but im not to good at it, I was told recently that I could emulate on PSP, but every emulation program I tried putting on doesnt seem to work and says "corrupted file" when i try to load it, how do I emulate on the psp?
How is it going to be as accurate as mednafen but also fuck with the internal resolution? Tell me. The answer is it _can't_: those are mutually exclusive, you are either emulating a PSX or you are not. It's not the same as just slapping a filter over it or some shit. Modifying the internal resolution is definitely something you do mid-emulation, not post-processing or after the fact.
Not to mention it's written in Rust, some Mozillian knock-off bullshit for the web that appears to be poorly aping Swift. I mean, damn, why not just write it in Java at that point?
>Supermodel will never get an update
>There will never be a better NAOMI emulator than Demul
>The arcade versions of San Francisco Rush 2049 and Cruis'n Exotica will never ever be playable
I hate the fact that I love late-nineties/early-oughts arcade games because they really don't get any attention from emu devs.
I only ask because it's relevant, do you already own a psp? If so then go for it. If not then bite the bullet and just get something like an NVidia Shield. It'll hook up to your tv and be portable. The PSP can't even emulate snes properly. This is one of the videos I used years ago to set up emulation on my psp when I still used it. It's been bookmarked in my emulation folder for years.
The instructions and resources are in the the description. The video is mainly just the guy showcasing his results.
I don't usually browse these threads so I apologize if this is something that should be obvious
Watching AGDQ makes me want to install ZSNES again as well as play Majora's Mask and OOT. I'm not sure what SNES games I should get, or where I should get the roms from. Please send help. Thank you.
>I'm not sure what SNES games I should get,
Google "recommended games", the wiki has many good choices for all consoles.
>or where I should get the roms from. Please send help. Thank you.
Google "internet archive no-intro", don't waste time with ad-ridden websites when you can get most roms off of the internet archive. That goes for arcade(MAME) as well.
Neither really. I don't really recall the /v/ or /vr/ wiki. It's simply the best source. Believe it or not I've been emulating since before 4chan existed. I get as much joy out of making shit work as I do out of playing the games themselves. The No-Intro collections were a real game changer. The earliest one I used was the 2013 release. Any other sources for retro gaming catalogs always involved the oddity here and there. No-intro is the purest and absolutely cleanest source for roms out there. When you can't make a game work you know it's either your hardware or emulator with the no-intro collection. They don't upload bullshit.
I've pulled most of my pending pile from them. They're pretty good, but have some problems maintaining consistent quality between recommendation lists. Nothing some TLC wouldn't fix from a good volunteer, though.
No one ever said it was going to be as accurate as mednafen
Rust is a fucking compiled systems language, you retard. It's basically C+++
Why do you hate Rustation so much? It's easily the best thing to happen to PS1 emulation since mednafen. Simias isn't fucking around either.
And this is the first time I ever posted about it in this general btw. People bring it up because it's cool.
>Rust is a fucking compiled systems language, you retard. It's basically C+++
Not even close. That right there tells me you know fuck-all about programming, and I'm a goddamn lay-person myself.
>some Mozillian knock-off bullshit for the web
Implies you think rust is shit because it's web shit. But the only web related thing it's used for is Mozilla's new layout engine.
I can't imagine why else you would compare Rust to Java unless you're just completely crazy.
It's saying it's (arguably) an improved version of C++ just like C++ is (arguably) an improved version of C, so add another plus. How the hell do you not get that?
oh wait I'm on /vr/
>It's saying it's (arguably) an improved version of C++ just like C++ is (arguably) an improved version of C, so add another plus.
Please stop embarrassing yourself. C++ was never meant to be "a better C", it was simply meant to include Object-Oriented features as a core part of the language while smoothing out a few rough points of C. The "successor" to C++ would not be "C+++" because "+++" is not a valid operator, you fucking mong.
>Implies you think rust is shit because it's web shit. But the only web related thing it's used for is Mozilla's new layout engine.
No, I think Rust is shit because it's Web Programming Language #67,564,565 from an already notoriously flaky internet non-profit and its only major selling points are already done better by Swift. Writing anything but yet another high-level buggy emulator in it is laughable when for years before mednafen that's all we fucking had- HLE per-game-hack bullshit and plugin hell.
>literally named C++
>never meant to be "a better C"
>because "+++" is not a valid operator, you fucking mong.
This is literal autism.
>it's Web Programming Language
Rust is a systems language you retard. It's as far from "Web Programming Language" as you can fucking get. It's nothing like Swift either. Seriously, it's literally fucking C++ but with inherent safety and smoothing out a few rough points.
>high-level buggy emulator
Hardware rendering does not imply high level. Ruststation is pretty much mednafen except the GTE is done with GPU shaders. Of course it's not going to be as accurate as mednafen, but it's going to get pretty fucking close.
So you just made some autistic shit up... as I said. Maybe one day we'll see C++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Literally the most autistic naming strategy ever.
4chan has been getting more and more blatant with janitors allowing marketing/shill threads to exist. The days when user made threads were everywhere and the bot advertising threads were few and easy to spot are gone.
These days every single board has sponsored threads that are kept open day after day.
These threads fucked up when they use the most marketing pictures for OP image, because if a real person or group of people kept all these threads up, they would throw some dank memes for the image. This accomplished trolling AND still lead to successful threads about something unrelated to the troll image.
Kek, keep believing a non-profit can be "shilled". You need to spend more time on /pol/ so you can accurately define the word. Shill is literally the new battle cry meme of whiny and stupid bitches. It's no ones fault but your own that you mistook a raspberry pi for a sex toy. It's the only thing that can explain your butthurt at this point.
>Kek, keep believing a non-profit can be "shilled".
>a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.
This thread is now sufficiently off-topic.
People like this should be rounded up and publicly castrated to discourage any further propagation (socially or sexually) of such blatant mental defects. The only thing preventing me from thinking they are all the same ass-blasted troll is a staunch belief that this amount of faggotry simply could not exist in the same person all at once.
I never said it was better than C++ or C; the difference between all three is small enough for it to not really matter. It's just a matter of preference for the developer.
Python is a interpreted language, you tard. If you would consider for even a second that it would be better than Rust at writing an emulator, then you really are nothing but a /g/ meemer that has no idea what they are talking about.
Oh yeah. You're definitely still the same faggot.
So I've realized that my 1920x1080 LED monitor is terrible for old games.
I want to buy a second monitor for running older games that would be similar to the type of TV they were expected to be ran on. What should I be looking for? Resolution? Monitor type? etc.
Just got Windows 95 working on DOSBox and will now try to get CD-rom working so I can play The Neverhood.
Has anyone tried this? What worked/what didn't...
Has anyone of you played Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Monogatari for Famicom and can help?
I'm stuck at a certain point in the game and can't continue, although I'm not sure if it's a problem with the ROM or not.
This might be something impossible to achieve but /vr/ seems the best place to ask for advice.
Basically, I'd love to start a project about dubbing one arcade game. The game I'm talking about is an old Sailor Senshi action game. But that's not the point.
I have said game on MAME and I was wondering if it was possible to:
>Unpack the game file
>Find the audio files of the spoken dialogues
>Replace them with the dubbed files
>Repack everything so the game can be played with the new dubbed voices
Honestly, it is mostly wishful thinking. I don't think modding an old arcade game like that is possible at all. But I'd be glad to be proven wrong.
So, wise men of this board, is this possible? And if it is, how can I do it?
Arcade romhack are a thing and might be way easier than you think depending on what hardware this uses, also you'd have to distribute your own custom MAME build because the devs have made it so you can't easily use ROMs that do not matches the ones MAME expects and I doubt they'd be willing to add a fantranslation to their romlist because "muh preservashun is srs bsns" but that's the easy part.
I guess the best thing I can do is looking for a decent romhacking guide with tips about sound files.
>also you'd have to distribute your own custom MAME build because the devs have made it so you can't easily use ROMs that do not matches the ones MAME expects
This seems not an easy task. The bright side is that I could distribute the ROM included in my custom MAME as an exe to all our fans (for free, of course).
Thank you for your answer, by the way.
>I guess the best thing I can do is looking for a decent romhacking guide with tips about sound files.
You can probably start here.
>This seems not an easy task
Disable the check or replace the expected hashes with yours, pretty much anybody could do it provided they know where to look
Most of the time it's something like
>open rom in hex editor
>look at it for a really long time until you understand the proprietary format they use for everything
>write a program that can encode and decode the audio format
It's not something that's easy.
>rpi isn't even good for emulation, why do you keep making it the OP pic?
It's not ideal, but good enough for lots of emulation. Also, cheap as hell, and lots of people got one, then couldn't figure out anything to do with it. So they have it on hand. For all your complaining, it's objectively more powerful than the hardware in most of the craptastic dedicated emulation handhelds.
Why do you care so much? Let people have their fun. Not everyone needs 100% accurate emulation for playing Ghouls And Goblins.
What kind of pleb are you? PS2 controllers are only rivaled by Gamecube controllers for use and comfort, but Gamecube controllers lack a proper 2nd stick and are one button short of being usable for some PS2 games
You've clearly never emulated any retro sidescroller using a 360 controller. The dpad is beyond shit. There are even guides where people dismantle the controllers and try and fix the dpad. The 360 controller is absolute useless shit because of the dpad. Every ps controller ever made is superior to it when your purpose is emulation.
I use one just because it's what I had lying around. You're right though. The dpad is garbage. I mainly only use the controller on ps1 and n64 because I don't need the dpad and use the sticks. Fore everything else and older systems I uses my $11 bufallo snes pad
2 questions about emulation on a Wii.
1. I'm currentnly using my Wii as an emulation system hooked up to a Toshiba 14" flat screen CRT with composite cables. I was wondering, if I were to use a 3rd party S-Video cable for the Wii, would the image improve?
2. Has anyone tried using pic related? Would love to use my actual controllers on Wii, but not sure if the emulators would respond to the controllers. Currently using a 3rd party Classic Pro Controller.
I recently installed Retropie on my pi2. I bought it when it first came out for media streaming but never did anything with it. I see some posts saying it isn't good for emulation sometimes but it works for me and does ps1 emulation pretty well so far. Besides it not saving my setting for aspect ratio I am enjoying it.
Now I'm looking for a portable solution, I had a modded psp 2000 but haven't kept up with the latest stuff. What would be the best choice for something cheap that could do ps1 emulation with proper controls? I've looked around but nothing has caught my attention or was too expensive.
Not quite. RF is utter shit (acceptable on pre-Atari hardware maybe), composite is shit and should never ever be used, svideo is okayish and a bit more, RGB is kind, and YUV rules if and only if you're talking about non-retro hardware.
I know this is gonna sound batshit insane or whatever but
I'm wanting to stream something with friends, namely Mario Retardy. I want the game to look as good as possible on either Mupen(Plus) or Project64 so it looks presentable and at its best. I do care about accuracy but I care more about the clarity since this will be on a 4k monitor and it'll look like shit if it's on there. and no, i'm not streaming on twitch, it's gonna be a drinking game with friends IRL. Sorry if i got your hopes up
You're getting some bad info.
S-Video is somewhat better than Composite, but only in a minor way. Less dot crawl really. It's not the change from RF to Composite. If you want best quality video and don't want to or can't go Component or RGB, then S-video is your best choice. If you just want to get away from RF's blurryness, Composite is fine.
Yeah, it is linux afterall, but I don't need it for streaming purposes any longer. Typically I would just use my desktop for emulation but saw the pi collecting dust and thought what the hell. As for
I looked at gp32s etc but all were too expensive, not too sure now. Was more thinking getting a psp for cheap or vita but not too sure of the homebrew scene on the later
Seems like buying a used device is your only real option then. Apparently some people have had success doing it on youtube as far as the vita is concerned. I have no personal experience with it though so I couldn't really say.
I've got 3 Pis running in my home atm. One is being used for the magic mirror project (I went ahead and wired it all up behind the drywall)
Another runs a cups print server that lets my old printer use linux, windows, osx, and chromebook.
My third runs retropie. I love em. When I stop using one for something I simply repurpose it to do something else.
>buying an hdmi cable
>not being smart enough to shell in and install VNC or an x11 host
>not already having usb controllers
Plebian status anon.
But yeah, there's no reason to buy a pi for emulation.
That's just you being bad anon, xinput is basically fully automated and you never have to touch it ever again, dinput takes maybe 30 sec to map yourself and I think profiles were added recently so some dinput pad are mapped autmatically.
Why would you think language choice matters that much?
I'm not a rust fan, but it's modern and fast enough, so language shouldn't be a problem.
>It's saying it's (arguably) an improved version of C++ just like C++ is (arguably) an improved version of CC
Probably just nuance, but C++ was designed as an extension of C's features to include OO. Rust was influenced by C/C++, but isn't descended from it. It's designed to be a "safe" language that avoids common pitfalls and annoyances of OO and programming in general. IIRC it's memory managed, but without garbage collection somehow, and does not use a VM runtime environment like java and .NET do.
>"C+++" because "+++" is not a valid operator
Heh. It's often used to point out the ambiguities of the syntax. It's undefined behavior, and usually consistent within an implementation, but not always.
>IIRC it's memory managed, but without garbage collection somehow
It's basically an enhanced form of RAII, using static analysis (the "borrow checker") to extend it to heap allocations. The whole type system is designed around making this static analysis possible, and even so it doesn't work with cyclic data structures, so you need "unsafe" code to do old-fashioned manual memory management for those. (And like with C++, the common ones are in the standard library, and you should avoid writing your own if you don't really need to).
I did this pretty much right after you said it. I used xbmc when it was actually on xbox, didn't know it had a new name. I am having a problem though, it won't use my xbox 360 controller for input. I googled and found a video but it was a bit dated. I assume adding a kodi entry to the default menu will be simple but the controller thing is throwing me off. Any tips besides hanging myself in the broom closet?
I really hate it when retropie updates.
Most of the time I end up having to redo it all.
At least THIS time. I'm going to backup my custom config files, and put all the roms on a 128gb USB stick.
Whats also annoying is that I got a Ipac2 in my old cabinet, and without hard wiring the only way getting that working is to use a PS/2 to USB adapter. (because I don't have special USB cable for it, just the PS/2 one since it was linked to an old Pentium 4 PC before)
It's mostly OK. But I get an annoying glitch when putting in too many inputs at once. It triggers the 2p start button sometimes.
Does anyone know if its possible to decrypt a .ips patch? I'd like to review the code and see if I can apply the logic to a different game, every link regarding .ips are how to apply them.
This is for PSX if it makes any difference, the only thing I can think to do right now is run the pre and post patch game with a debugger and reverse engineer the changes.
win32 disk imager. I used it to make a backup of the sd card but there's also a linux command for that. I've never updated my retropie. It's not even connected. I just keep all roms on a flash drive and dump them all on that. If an update comes out that fixes OOT then I'll update otherwise it's working great and I don't bother. If my flash card somehow got corrupted I can just use the backup and be up and running in 20 minutes or less. Don't make more work for yourself than you need to lol.
Ah, I assumed because of the "recognized as 360" controller comment.
DS4windows is the way to go. There's a handy wiki on this page.
Yes... hate on a device that plays nearly all your retro console and computer catalogsn(39) quite well with the exception of N64. It also plays some shit device that was released in 2004. Yes /vr/ hate on it for letting you do all of this for $35 - $90 depending on what you already own.
Sorry you're too stupid to do this yourself?
>Mfw I play 39 retro + 1 game platforms for next to nothing.
It's easy. Many people have done this before. You're a mongoloid faggot.
>Mrw I also emulate on 6 other devices. (Laptop-win, tablet-android, phone-android, laptop-linux, self built gaming desktop, and nvidia shield.)
I don't know whether to feel bad b/c you're poor or stupid.
>The youtube video evidence proves... you're a special child.
>Sorry you're too stupid to do this yourself?
>It's easy. Many people have done this before. You're a mongoloid faggot.
I can do it and it's shit that's all there is to it, if you like to eat shit that's your problem.
>>Mrw I also emulate on 6 other devices. (Laptop-win, tablet-android, phone-android, laptop-linux, self built gaming desktop, and nvidia shield.)
And sure enough you seem to really love eating shit.
>I don't know whether to feel bad b/c you're poor or stupid.
Says the guy who feels the need to defend a 35 buck ARM shitbox when he has an actual computer.
>I can do it and it's shit that's all there is to it, if you like to eat shit that's your problem.
kek, clearly you can't.
>And sure enough you seem to really love eating shit.
So you're in an emulation thread because you really love that original hardware.
>Says the guy who feels the need to defend a 35 buck ARM shitbox when he has an actual computer.
I'll defend all my choices down to who I vote for in the next election. I use the "ARM shitbox" in one of the 4 bedrooms in my house. They love it and it works great. Some guests are better than others though. I'd let you sleep in your car parked at the local walmart. I'm a good enough person to let you come to a bbq so long as you don't go in my house.
>kek, clearly you can't.
I can eat shit, I just choose not to,
>So you're in an emulation thread because you really love that original hardware.
There's a difference between being autistic about real hardware only and having absolutely no standards.
>I'll defend all my choices down to who I vote for in the next election. I use the "ARM shitbox" in one of the 4 bedrooms in my house. They love it and it works great. Some guests are better than others though. I'd let you sleep in your car parked at the local walmart. I'm a good enough person to let you come to a bbq so long as you don't go in my house.
That kind of autistic rambings belongs in the other emulation general, I'd suggest you go back there.
It works decently so long as you can follow directions and use the command line/ edit config files.
No one holds it up as that. Were talking 15 - 30+ year old tech and quite frankly you don't need a sledge hammer to drive a brad.
No one worships anything. They just appreciate the price. My laptop has an i7, 16gb ram, and plays witcher 3 at full settings every day of the week. (Not even my gaming rig) The whole Pi rage revolves around sitting on your couch and playing retro games. Yes, you can do this on other devices. The pi is cheap, always connected to one of my tv's, and I can use my laptop to shitpost on /vr/ and make fun of the slow kids. So sorry sensei my desktop is currently connected to 3 monitors for work purposes.
>Aren't you the same faggot who is dead convinced half of /vr/ is shills though
Nah, the RPi is easy to use and cheap that's why it gets so many zealots ready to defend it to the bitter end, truth is it's no better than an hacked PSP or a softmodded Wii.
Emulation on ARM devices in general isn't all that great (especially when you add android to the mix) even if you have something actually powerful, sure it can be much better than an RPi but nowhere near the level of what you'll get on an x86 computer.
>easy to use and cheap
>Emulation on ARM devices in general isn't all that great (especially when you add android to the mix)
Good thing the raspberry pi doesn't use android huh?
>nowhere near the level of what you'll get on an x86 computer.
Fair enough, but some people want something they can hide behind their flatscreen mounted on the wall. Everyone has that level of whether or not they give a shit. I have better than 20/20 vision and all of my PS1 emulation on pi looks fantastic on my 4k and 1080p tv. Why would I pay more for an imaginary problem that isn't an issue for me?
>Good thing the raspberry pi doesn't use android huh?
It's still an ARM device and a very low power one at that, android just adds latency and audio sync problems to the mix.
> but some people want something they can hide behind their flatscreen mounted on the wall
NUC are a thing, I'd say compute sticks but compute sticks are way too shit for any kind of serious emulation past 4th gen
> I have better than 20/20 vision and all of my PS1 emulation on pi looks fantastic on my 4k and 1080p tv. Why would I pay more for an imaginary problem that isn't an issue for me?
Good enough for you =| Good
Good enough for you =| Good enough for everyone
I'm really starting to understand why some people hate emulation so much when I see people defending mediocre solution because they're "easy to use" / "good enough for me" / "playing the few game I want to play", this is just like the people who defended nesticle/genecyst back when better alternatives started popping up, or people who still defend ZSNES/winkawaks/VBA-M or god knows what
Last I checked PS1 emulation on th RPi uses a fork of PCSXR which has pretty shit compatibility (maybe 85%) so yeah it might not have happened to you yet but you'll end up stumbling on a game it can't play/has visible enough problems that it will prevent you from playing the game and suddenly it will stop being an imaginary problem for you, and before you say something like "But then I'll just do X and there'won't be any problem" an easily solved problem is still a problem.
>It's still an ARM device and a very low power one at that, android just adds latency and audio sync problems to the mix.
So your power bill is lower while you play 16 -30 + yr old games...
>Good enough for you =| Good
I've tested and played most ps1 games. Sorry if you like horrible shit like bubsy 3d? Maybe it works. 85% of a catalog is fucking fantastic. What is average? 50%... So more than half the games were shit and we get your figure of 85%? Clearly nothing of value was lost.
>BTW, never had a problem with any PS1 game and doubt your arbitrary made up number.
>I've tested and played most ps1 games.
When you call out other being autistic maybe you shouldn't make it apparent you're autistic yourself a line or two later, doesn't really matter anyways since you're posting on /vr/ in an emulation thread, pretending you aren't autistic is just trying to deny reality.
>85% of a catalog is fucking fantastic.
Not for emulation, when 85% of the games are playable that means a good half of those are "playable", PCSX2 would be a good example of that, on paper it plays 95% of PS2 games, in reality less than half of those are problem free.
>What is average? 50%
The average emulator is more compatible than PCSXR (I can think of maybe two emulator that have similarly low compatibility and still have seen some development recently namely Dolphin and Yabause), emulators that can play 95-99% of their console catalog without majors problem are common nowadays, but thanks for demonstrating your total lack of knowledge about emulation.
>When you call out other being autistic maybe you shouldn't make it apparent you're autistic yourself a line or two later, doesn't really matter anyways since you're posting on /vr/ in an emulation thread, pretending you aren't autistic is just trying to deny reality.
Ok... so gaming experience and having worked for sony in the 90's is autism...
I'm just going to ignore the rest of your post and go to bed. If you want to call it a win then you have my permission to go fap in your mother's shower.
>Ok... so gaming experience and having worked for sony in the 90's is autism...
So you played most PS1 games, but not on that emulator, and that proves it has high compatibility, obviously.
I've been using Retroarch, but the shaders are acting fucky, could anybody tell me what's up?
Anything that isn't a basic CRT Shader is colored weird as shit, all the colors become super bright neon garbage. It's only on my Intel i3 laptop, too.
Need a little help with r3000 assembly. I have a hex address and I want to find the correlating RAM instruction. To do this I need the offset which should be the hex subtracted from the ram address, however to find the offset I need to find both a ram and hex address for the same thing.
It seems like a catch 22. I'm currently using a hex editor to find the hex address, that's simple but my ability to find what I want with a disassembler is limited. Is there a creative way I can find the offset easily, maybe a breakpoint I can set without needing a specific address? If I could set a breakpoint that said 'whenever any instruction tries to use the value "xxxx", break'. That'd be perfect.
I've noticed it's like a meme to hate on zsnes but no one ever bothers to tell you why they hate it. I don't use it, but I do wonder if it's as terrible as people make it out to be.
Ok, you guys want to know why everyone laughs at ZSNES?
There's three mainstream SNES emulators being used by people on PC's these days. ZSNES, Snes9X, and BSnes/Higan. Of those three, ZSNES is the least accurate. Now, back in 2003, ZSNES was great since it was about on par with other emulators and could run on pretty much anything. These days it's subpar compared to either of the other emulators. Snes9x is just as low-requirement as ZSNES, and far better at accuracy. And if you aren't on a toaster, there is no reason to not be using BSnes/Higan(or the BSNES Mercury core).
Most of the HATRED for ZSNES comes from the fact that ZSNES was a popular emulator when many SMW romhacks were being made. As such, it was the emulator used to test these romhacks. And since it doesn't emulate correctly, these romhacks ONLY work properly under ZSNES. ZSNES's halfassed emulation has made it so tons of romhacks don't work on real hardware, or any emulator besides ZSNES.
>It's always a problem, even on original hardware.
At this point I'm not even sure if you know what you are trying to argue. Part of the joys of playing on the real hardware is you don't GET the latency issues you get with emulators/OS's/drivers/controllers.
Are you that guy who's constantly trying to argue against BSNES since "ZSNES just werks!" because you have a toaster and it lags on your PC?
Most of the hatred is because around the time bsnes was gaining traction, there were loads of people who had been using zsnes for like a decade to play SMW who started shitposting saying bsnes was shit and worthless and zsnes was still the best, while anyone that knew better knew that was bullshit, turning it into an all out flamewar.
I still remember that pic of the zsnes logo with a cropped downs kid's head on both sides whenever I think of zsnes. It got posted a lot on /v/.
bZSNES? That's not really a joke, it's intended to be used to play ZSNES romhacks while improving accuracy as much as possible. It's not a libretro core though afaik, so unless you want to port it yourself, you're out of luck.
There's also ZMZ, but that's not a core; it's a ZSNES themed libretro frontend.
Frame delay is just delaying the start of emulation as long as possible. Instead of:
Sample input - emulate frame - wait for vsync - display frame
Wait the frame delay time - sample input - emulate frame - minimal wait for vsync because you already did most of the waiting at the start - display frame
All emulators benefit from this, and the faster the emulator the longer frame delay you can use, reducing the latency between sampling the input and seeing the result.
I personally use 3840x480, but that may actually be a bit extreme. 1920x480 probably works just as well. See this page for more info:
I had to actually drive to my local dump the other day b/c I was helping my sister throw out a bunch of stuff. They have this area with a roof where people leave stuff that still works for others. There were 6 crt tvs there. I expect most dumps are like this. If any of you "muh original picture" jokers wanted to know your local dump is a great trash resource.
I'm used to using a keyboard for 2D emulation and I want to start using gamepads more. What are my best options? I want a good controller and low input lag.
I already own an SNES controller, but no adapter. What adapter should I get? And would it be better than buying a Buffalo PC controller or another brand like that?
Either one should work fine, but it's a lot easier to just get the Buffalo controller
also if you're going to do PS2/gamecube emulation you'll want a controller with sticks
also, this is either the worst/best image search option in the world
I'll go with best image search.
> the buffalo controller is new and will probably last longer
I've always been unsure what to make of people who post about bad experiences with knock off SNES controllers. Are Buffalo controllers good enough build quality that I won't regret it after just a year or two?
> if you're going to do PS2/gamecube emulation you'll want a controller with sticks
Yeah, for sure. I do use a 360 gamepad for anything that uses analog, but I'm so well adapted to keyboards for 2D that I can't bother even trying to use the 360 d-pad.
>We've taken down the download link of Project64 versions 2.x because of reports that the installer is bundled with malware. If you wish to download newer versions you may get them from the official site at your own risk: Project64.
Ah, okay. Thank you. Anything else I should know or should I just learn by trial and error? I would like to play perfect dark with keyboard/mouse which I heard I could do.
I browsed /vr/ about a year ago. I finally have a computer that could support using ROMs
I had a shitty shared laptop that was used for work. Now I have a dedicated gaming machine hooked to the 42inch tv. I know they could have supported it.
Is there a good place to grab ROMs?
Ya, you can also skip the capchas on emuparidise by hitting trouble with our capchas? under them
also N64 games are so small you could just download all of them in one go from the pirate bay
And they didn't mention INTERNET ARCHIVE either, despite that being the best place to get the no-intro set either in whole or rom by rom.
I don't even fucking know.
Still, /vr/ could use a bit more detailed sticky with some basic FAQ stuff like this.
Project 64 and the mupen emulators are still the best emulators, AFAIK. N64 emulation isn't "good", that's very true. Despite how much progress every other emulator has made in the same time, N64 has been slow to improve, if not coming to a standstill at times. The system lacks the same amount of leaked documentation.
N64 emulation is fairly old though by now, and for the many titles that can be emulated they do tend to work with relatively small problems.
As for Project 64 itself, go ahead and use it. You have to expect to (potentially) try other emulators / other versions for each game.
nobody has asked this
i want to emulate old consoles, snes, psx, saturn and such. Also im concerned about the performance, i can buy a laptop with i7 2nd gen quadcore, and integrated graphics (HD 3000), or a i7 4gen and dedicated graphics card, do emulation get a boost for the dedicated graphics card? or only needs a lot of processing power? i read that dGPU only gets used if you are emulating 3D
Most laptops with integrated gpu's have them because they are cheaper to manufacture. Many without them that use a chip that plugs into a board the same way you're cpu does are typically better for their time as they use higher end hardware. At the end of the day you really just need to compare one gpu to another.
Integrated should be fine for all of those, and would even be able to render PS1/Saturn in HD with a hardware renderer. It would even be fine for PS2/GC/Wii as long as you don't mind playing at native res.
Don't be so hard on him. He just had to use what's on hand, I'm sure. I had an SD card get stuck in my 3DS because it was turned the wrong way, thanks to my nephews, but I used sprue cutters to get it out.
Yeah, PSP is good for all of those from my experience, though you forgot WonderSwan. N64 barely works, but I heard the later models run it better.
The PSP also has a lot of good games of its own, so it's worth it on that end as well. As for which model is best, I like my 1000 since it's the most moddable and is sturdy as fuck.
I'm clumsy, and I've dropped the fucking thing so many times. Once, it fell seven feet from my bunk tot he concrete floor, and it worked just fine, no scratches, even.
The PSP is decent for super Nintendo, not great. "Decent", as there's lots of playable games, but don't expect to play any games that use special chips or lots of action without frameskipping, or turning off audio for small framerate improvements. It makes games like Megaman X, Yoshi's Island or Donkey Kong Country hard to recommend on it. Which you'll notice are huge names in the SNES library.
If you do, get a 3000 or Go. They have better screens and more RAM.
It's still good at all the others you posted.
Also it's super easy to hack, literally drag and drop
You can just inject GBA roms into VC cia's for flawless GBA "emulation" even on o3DS. The trick is it's not emulation; the 3DS' CPU completely supports the GBA CPU's instruction set, so all Nintendo has to do it underclock the 3DS and run the games natively.
I would say a $60 2DS is still a much better emulation device than a PSP.
Can someboy help me with blueMSX on Linux or Retroarch?
Standalone on windows works but my windows pc sucks (shitty hardware=loud), i wanna play on my linux pc. i got it running on retroarch. game works but not all buttons (f1 f2 f3 f7 f8 etc...) and its all configured on the gamepad which sucks. is there a reason to custom config the keyboard for msx in retroarch? or is there a way to get the standalone working on linux?
I'm looking to pick up something like a GCW Zero or Nvidia Shield Portable for emulation. They're both around $200, but I'm leaning towards the Shield because it's got solid PS1 emulation. Does anyone have any experience with either?