Alright I see /vr/os making lots of threads whining about how bad emulation for this or that console is, but seems like they usually have no idea what they're talking about. What is considered "bad" here? Is this just turbo autists raging over shitty idiosyncrasies of the limited console hardware carrying over? Or are there serious glitches, missing features, etc.? How well can I emulate games for the following systems on a really good PC?>PS1, 2, 3>Xbox and 360>N64 and Gamecube>Dreamcast
>carrying overThat should've been "not carrying over".
Xbox/360 and PS3 are still in development phases so you’ll still see some legitimate inaccuracies. Everything else is either people sticking with outdated shitware (pic related) or going with stable builds only, even if said build is years old (PCSX2)
I have a 10 year old normie laptop that I bought off the floor at a Best Buy 12 years ago and I can emulate all of those (except 360 and PS3, which I haven't really tried). I run into very few issues with most games beyond some higher end GC/PS2 games (Twilight Princess starts to stutter a bit in a particular part of the Faron Woods, but Wind Waker is smooth).
>>10239545(holy shit did I just say my 10 year old laptop I bought 12 years ago)I'M ESTIMATING LMAO it was in the early 2010's so 10-12 years ago. Don't remember exactly when I guess.
What's the best gamepad for use with games up to the 32bit era? I was looking at a replica of a Saturn controller, is there anything better?
>>10239341PSX, N64 and GCN work fine to my knowledge. Mind you, I'm not super autistic about this shit like so many seem to be and I view fine as "most games play all the way through and don't stutter". There may very well be some imperfections but unless you extensively played the original games, you'll probably never notice.Between Mediafen and Xebra, you should be able to play every PSX game.Side note, for some reason western emulators tend to lack the option to read the game off the disc. Imagine, being the one of the few assholes who actually cares about physical media, you plop it in the tray and you literally cannot play it in your emulator of choice. And they claim to be against piracy. Who cares when the actual difference is completely elementary at that point?
>>10239549>10 year old laptop>runs ps2 games without issuesand that is just a straight up lie fag.no one could run ps2 games at good speed on regular PC less alone on one from 10 years ago.The only ways you could emulate ps2 and gamecube in those times at good speeds is....>use the chinese fork that added several optimizations to dolphin and pcsx2>have a high end PC running at 4 Ghzif is neither of both you are lying simple as that,just remembering that>pcsx2 removed optimizations and hacks almost 8 years ago>dolphin removed hacks and optimizations after the project got hijacked by other team that removed most of what made dolphin playable.is kinda hard to believe someone would blatantly lie.>my old pc>windows 7 64 bit>4 GB Ram>GPU HD radeon Saphyre 5450 1 GB>SSD 256 GB.>CPU Intel Dual Core 3.0 Ghzwhile it can run citra at playable speeds biggest issue is trying to get gamecube and ps2 games to run there since the emus are so poorly optimized that no matter what you do games run slow on official builds.>chinese hacked builds are great and run faster.
>>10239570I notice a lot of very specific graphical bugs in N64 games, but I also don't usually fuck with the settings much. It's always very minor stuff, like one specific part of the floor texture on Death Mountain in Zelda is see through, but the rest of the game runs 100% fine. I'm sure that kind of thing happens a lot more than I realize when I emulate, but it's rarely anything major.
>>10239591You must be doing something wrong because Gamecube and PS2 are deifnitley playable on my piece of shit laptop, save for some specifically high end games (and even those just have parts where they stutter or slow down a bit).
>>10239341>Alright I see /vr/os making lots of threads whining about how bad emulation for this or that console is, but seems like they usually have no idea what they're talking about.A lot of people still think emulation is Nesticle, ZSNES, 0.60 MAME, UltraUHE, etc, etc.Who fucking cares what these people think since their idea of emulation is trapped 20 years ago and they WANT their perception that way so they can feel good about not emulating. You're wasting your time OP.
>>10239602your specs??also emulation is shit on both>pcsx2 reccomended CPU 4.7 Ghz Intel>dolphin quad core 3.6 GHz Intel CPU,GPU 2 GB,8 GB ram.is not what i say is what developers of those emulators reccomend because even they know their emulator is shit.i won't deny i use the chinese hacked versions.also 10 years ago normie laptop>hdd 4500 RPM>2 GB ram>CPU AMD dual core 1 Ghz.you can keep denying the truth and pretending to be a big shot but reality is different.>>10239603emulators are getting worse with time is not even a jokepcsx2 0.9.6>can run games at 95% speed without big issues>Intel Pentium D 2.8 Ghz>only needed 512 MB ram>you could ran it with integrated AMD chip.>windows XPnow requirements go high as hell to the point of proving being sponsored by CPU and GPU makers.for example something that was never answered by dolphin,cemu and switch developers>Why the emu is developed and optimized for intel and nvidia chips?>Wouldn't it be easier to port and get the native code working on AMD CPU/GPU>Is not a matter of what PC i have or not is because those consoles are made with ATI/AMD chips so they use the same instructions>Wouldn't optimizing the emus to run the code on AMD make it faster.nobody answered complaining of shit and saying "if you don't know you should make the emulator yourself"same shitty argument as always.
>>10239591What are you on about, I played FFX without dropping frames outside of cutscenes on a 9600GT and Q6600 in 2009
>>10240172That wasn't a normie laptop anon, in 2013 that is an absolute piece of shit laptop. You're a fucking retard.
Best N64 emulator for fifa99? The two n64 cores in retroarch are unplayable.
>>10239591Regarding more modern but weak processors I run ps2 games on an n100 mini pc. That is a 6 watt processor. The whole system slightly larger than a deck of cards was less than $200.
>>10239591maybe your CPU sucks
>>10239341Flawless:>PS1 (Duckstation)>GameCube (Dolphin)>Dreamcast (Redream)Fine:>N64 (Mupen64Plus-Next and ParaLLEl)>PS2 (PCSX2)>PS3 (RPCS3)>360 (Xenia)Eh:>Xbox (Cxbx-Reloaded and xemu)
>>10239593On what emu? Ares is the only somewhat accurate one.
>>10240172A decade ago anon, Stylake laptops were out. The fuck are you talking about Pentium D?>emulators are getting worse with time is not even a jokeAh, you're one of those retards
>>10239341It's not really turbo autism, people just have the wrong mindset and expect a straight "better specs = better performance" situation from emulators even though it's often a bit more complicated than that.
>>10240901Which visual novel runs with issues?
>>10239341Read the fucking sticky, you have an answer: https://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Main_PageI suggest you delete your thread since it will only attract retards who will only muddle discussion with anecdotal evidence and outdated musings on what is "good" emulation since they haven't seriously emulated anything in a decade, such as : >>10239591>>10240172>>10239603>You're wasting your time OP.THIS
>>10240665>not using simple64
i just use the emulation wiki for everything.it has comparisons of performance, accuracy and features, links, bios files and pretty much everything i might ever need
>>10241103t. thinks Dreamcast emulation hasn't progressed since NullDC
>>10241113I used Demul, Redream and Flycast and they all have their various issues, i'd say Dreamcast emulation is acceptable but not even remotely as accurate as it deserves to be.The only emulators that i can say are very close to being flawless are available on Gameboy/GBA, SNES, Mega Drive, PC Engine and PS1. And even then i had one rare issue with Mednafen with a PS1 game that wasn't even obscure (BoF4) where i couldn't progress past a certain point.
>>10239593The vast majority of graphical glitches are taken care of by using a low-level plugin such as Angrylion or ParaLLEl-RDP (almost every emulator worth its salt uses the latter now). That said, even on real hardware there were occasional graphics hiccups such as Z-fighting, and good plugins will reflect that. Other than that, the biggest problem with N64 emulators now is timings are off, and even here most games aren't seriously affected.
>>10241119>DemulI beg your pardon
>>10241141Yes mate, and I beg your pardon again. Why are you using Demul?
>>10241151For one because its the only emulator that supports Windows CE games, second because it was still the better alternative for many games before Redream or Flycast came out and even then its probably still the best choice for a few of them, that's why i said that Dreamcast emulation is just okay.
>>10241160>its the only emulator that supports Windows CE games
>>10240206>>10240183>>10240320>>10240656>samefaggingnaahh you are lying and you seem to forget that in 2013 was either>pay lot of money for a 4.5 Ghz intel cpu with multithread>or the cheap option normal people used which is dual core 1 Ghz,2GB ram and AMD Radeon HD chipset.even today the normie options are multicore 1 Ghz CPU that claim "Turbo 3.2 Ghz" yet reality is they are shit.Keep lying everyone knows pcsx2 emulation is shit among shit,dolphin is mehh as an emulator but there aren't modern options like the optimized chinese forks.Also GPU with luck you need one in pcsx2 since most of what it needs is a high end CPU.Also the n10 isn't what i would call a weak CPU due to being a quad core 3.4 Ghz 24W.
>>10239341/vr/ has a cadre of ebay salesman and their sunk-cost fallacy poisoned victims spreading FUD about emulators
>>10241270>Continues to talk about trash fire CPUs in denial that he keeps making poor purchasing decisions.Anon, you've already dug your grave, you can stop at any time.
>>10241160Flycast has supported WinCE games for quite a long time anon....
>>10239603>A lot of people still think emulation is Nesticle, ZSNES, 0.60 MAME, UltraUHE, etc, etc.It's actually harrowing how true this is every time there's a /vr/ emu thread. I haven't seen words like "xebra" or "demul" in over a decade but I can bet my ass I'll see 'em here from some boomer that can't let go. As said just refer to the emugen wiki for the up to date suggestions, some platforms like the PS2 have made great strides in recent years so you don't wanna be grabbing old shit that barely even works on a modern OS.
>>10241380I used ZSNES back in like 2001 to play half the SNES library and never really ran into any problems (that I can remember). I'm starting to think that everyone bitching about "the state of emulation" must be some form of light-speed-turbo-autist
>>10241380>I haven't seen words like "xebra" or "demul" in over a decade but I can bet my ass I'll see 'em here>demullol, look just a few posts above yours
>>10241407I played dozens of games to completion on the wii when the emulators were still in beta and full of slowdown and apart from some save state corruption found it fine. I used Project 64 in the mid 2000s on a PC with half a gigabit of ram and apart from slowdowns in areas with lots of water it was fine. I use the latest options and for convenience of playing on my arcade monitor I play on my Mister the most these days but the obsession with perfection is just weird to me. Shit has just worked for like 20 years.
>>10241407I've found that people retarded about emulation usually fall in to 2 camps.1. Collectors who are usually 35+ who CANT STAND that people are doing thing without paying up2. Zoomers who are computer illiterate and get frustrated when people do things they don't understand, so they shit on everything because they can't handle being useless. This is more common amongst zoomers then not unfortunately, you particularly see it on /g/ all the fucking time. With that said, I do genuinely appreciate the zoomers who want to learn and make the effort when you see them. Always try to help them out. Of course there is the crowd that 99.999999% accuracy isn't good enough for them even though they would fail a double blind test. But I've found these people are less common then the other two camps.
I just don't know why anyone would emulate Playstations unless they are a zoomer who can't stand to play anything in sub-HD non-widescreen, even with as good as PSX emulation is the systems are so fucking cheap and easy to pirate on and PS2 and PS3 are still pretty flawed. Similarly Dolphin is great but nobody needs it when there is 100 million Wiis out there nobody is using, probably right beside a CRT.Lower production consoles with proprietary cartridges or hard modding and shit I get.
>>10241454There's also the third camp, where we use emulation up until the sixth gen then have consoles for everything worthwhile and also still have consoles for nes,snes,genesis,etc.. everdrive or odes and we also use crt shaders when we arent playing on a real crt with real hardware. We are called the based patrician.
>>10241380>I haven't seen words like "xebra" or "demul" in over a decade but I can bet my ass I'll see 'em here from some boomer that can't let go.Well, it's the retro board, I guess they like to larp like it's still 2009 or one it's one of these two >>10241454
It runs 100% of the 8 games I know, so it's 100% compatible (to me).
>>10241380Xebra is still relevant for stuff like Pocketstation (PK201 requires Xebra) and DDR mods. Last I checked it's still getting updates
>>10241478>I just don't know why anyone would emulate Playstations unless they are a zoomer>Dolphin is great but nobody needs it when there is 100 million Wiis out there nobody is usingIf they're anything like I used to be, it's convenience for the tech literate. Barring the absolute FUCKING state of retro prices, people just don't want to go out of their way and go through the process and buying everything necessary for jailbreaking retro consoles and this semi-scarcity-but-ymmv when looking for CRTs, worse if they're an autistic graphics fag and want THE best quality outside of playing on CRTs.
>>10239341honestly I safely assume 90% of the issues I see around aren't serious. This rule of thumb never fails.
>>10241571Having emulator features are nice. I'm not some dopamine-fried zoomer who can't play RPGs without 4x fast forward or relying on save states to scum hard games, but it's nice to be able to skip through a cutscene I've already seen before a boss I died to, or to throw down a quick savestate when I'm still 10 minutes away from a true save point.
>>10239341Snes =snes9xN64 mupenfz plusNds=drastic citra is good but roms cannot be on sd card, have to be in hard drive which is stupid.Psp=ppsspp gold on apk pureDreamcast=redreamPs1= epsxe on clunky hardware or pscx rearmed or duckstation on newer hardware
>>10240310Honestly retroarch is best with stuff snes and lower and I hate saying that because an all in one is a great idea. For everything past snes, you want to use stand alone cores.
>>10239341>PS1, N64, Gamecube, DreamcastFully emulated. No big issues. Complaints are idiosyncratic.>PS2, 3, Xbox, 360,Still serious compatibility issues with many games. PS2/3 are the furthest along and most games are playable with caveats. Xbox and 360 still in beta stages and you'll need to curb expectations.
>>102395598bitdo pro 2
>>10239591>no one could run ps2 games at good speed on regular PC less alone on one from 10 years ago.I'm not denying that he is probably lying and a fag. But you have to be critically retarded if you don't realise who drastically more efficient emus are these days. Even with nigger tier hardware.
Beetle PSX and Mednafen are more accurate than Duckstation
>>10242064I made custom boot up screens for pj64 that plays the white Sony screen then the ps screen. Playing psx oot ATM.
>>10241478>I just don't know why anyone would emulate PlaystationsBecause instead of burning CD's I'd rather play a rom
>>10239341I've got a toaster PC, so any emulator that requires something beefy is just not for me. Duckstation requires a better graphics card to even open, it just tells me to fuck off when I click it. Only Saturn emu I can get working at all is a decade old build of SSF, which can run some games almost okay, some games kind of shitty and most games not at all. N64 is pretty much the same. Dreamcast and PSP are like 90% fine, with some more intensive games running like shit so I delete them.
>>10239545>I have a 10 year old normie laptopThis isn't a flex. Stop. All that matters is specs of the laptop you bought.
>>10239341In other news, Mame is 25 years old and still can't play a shit ton of arcade games, or properly emulate analog controls for racing games.
>>10239549I have a Dell latitude 7480, which I got about 2 years ago, and it struggled to play Chulip, which is apparently an easy game to emulate. What kind of laptop do you have?
>>10239341I just think Emufags are obnoxious
>>10242398>this is an Emulator thread.Hardly. Just like any other """""emulation""""" thread, its just shit posting about "hur dur, emulators have no soul" and the other side going "you're retarded". ad infinidum. There is no actual constructive conversation about emulation. Its just the same old shit posts like any other emulation related thread in the past decade.
>>10239341Many emulator developers are discord trannies who hold the games we love hostage so they can wield power over people They’ve also done scummy shit like paywalling the latest versions of their emulators behind patreon subscriptions and putting in intrusive piracy checks that prevent you from using the software how you choose. See xenia for example.Then there’s the exceptionally dishonest emulation shills. According to them if you don’t like the above you’re just a corporate bootlicker or ebay scalper despite modchips and flashcarts being a thing.It’s not surprising more and more people are turning their backs on nuemulation. I personally just emulate snes and nes and use flashcarts for everything else.
>>10242371>Dell latitude 7480Thats likely a 6600U CPU, which the "U" means its a low power CPU with it's cache reduced and it's base clock frequency being usually very low. Not to be mean, but it is a very budget CPU thats like a "Pentium"/"Celoron" CPU, So its likely just not up to snuff for PS2 emulation.
>>10241270You are using a netburst cpu in a laptop, I refuse to believe that you're actually that poor or cheap. I was able to play Factorio on a Core 2 Duo from 2007. I don't think that you've emulated anything since that same year.
>>10241478Using the superior Xbox controller on PC for dualshock games.
>>10241478>I don't understand why anybody would do thing that is extremely easy, fast, and costs zero dollars when a more difficult, expensive, and time consuming alternative existsMight it be because you are retarded?
>>10241306>spreading FUDLmao, If ANYTHING emulation is promoted across the board. Almost any thread about physical media is shot down but some pompous poor retard who acts like people with physical media have no idea how to use an emulator. Its not clever or edgy that you know how to use an emulator.
>>10240310Your huemonkey computer is broken.
>>10240310Don't listen to >>10241781With N64 you should always go with Mupen64Plus-Next core and ParaLLEI-RDP plugin. This offers the best accuracy but it does make upscaling very taxing so don't go crazy with it if your specs can't support it.
>>10243447NTA, and I won't fully disagree with you, but lately RetroArch's Mupen64Plus-Next core has fallen a bit behind other Mupen forks. There's also a few odd performance issues with certain games that are not present on other emulators (Conker using the ParaLLEl plugins slows way the fuck down for me even at native resolution). It'll still be just fine for the majority of games, though, just saying the alternatives like simple64 and ares are also worth taking a look at, since they actually fix some issues due to their increased core accuracy.
>>10243791Just save the effort and call me a tranny if that's the best you can do retard.
>>10241478>I just don't know why anyone would emulate PlaystationsBecause my (modded) PSX's optical drive is shot?Because my PSX controllers are shotBecause I don't have a SDTV around and plugging the thing in to a HDTV looks like fucking assBecause emulation is always more convenient (fast load times, save states, net play, etc). You'd have to be pretty fucking stupid not to understand the practical advantages to emulation.
>>10241407>bitching about "the state of emulation" must be some form of light-speed-turbo-autistAutists would figure out and know how to get the emulation performance and accuracy they want. The whiners are the opposite: light speed turbo tard boomers still figuring out where to get roms when emuparadise died and wondering when ZSNES will get updated to play Star Ocean and Earthworm Jim 2.
>>10244463>HDMI modding a PS1 or paying scalper prices for CRTs>calling anyone else retardedI also like how every one of you retards hyper focuses on the PS1 to try to not seem retarded, when it's more about being able to play PS1 games on a PS2 anyways if $15 is out of your price range. But if you're going to use a chinc HDMI adapter to connect your PS2 to your piece of shit LCD TV anyways then don't do that, sure, Mednafen and Duckstation work pretty good.
Why is xbox emulation so hard to emulate? I thought it was straight up just a regular ass 2000s computer in there. Shouldn't I just be able to load it up on Wine? (not actually but you know what I mean)
>>10242064I compared my PS1 to my Retroarch (both on CRT) and they look the same. I just want to avoid burning CDs.
>>10244605>Why is xbox emulation so hard to emulate?Lack of interest. Zero documentation for the GPU.>I thought it was straight up just a regular ass 2000s computer in there. Its not. Its /similar/ to a x86 desktop but is very different in quite a few aspects.
>>10244605Lack of interest.Anything on the internet is done by getting people interested, no matter how hard it is. That's why Pokémon games are decompiled days after release (a lot of fans with technical skills), while a series like Hanjuku Hero languishes in the depths of despair.PS1 emulation was figured out way before Saturn emulation (not to say of N64 emulation, which still has a lot of issues), because more people were interested in PS1 emulation than Saturn emulation.
>>10244605Xboxs are still faillirly cheap hell just buy one with a broken DVD drive and softmod it. it's like 30 bucks for a duke, totally worth it, sister
>>10245570How do you softmod it without a working DVD drive
DuckStation PS1 I recommend it for PSX, it is a very good emulator and it works with generic controls and has very interesting functions.
>>10239341here's the quick rundown regarding emulation of those systems>PS1basically perfect, use Mednafen>PS2it's playable, you can beat games on it, that's about all you could say for it>PS3basically unusable people will tell you otherwise but they're full of shit. play on an actual PS3 and you'll see the difference>xboximproving rapidly, check out xemu>xbox 360mostly unusable. pretty much everything you'd want to play on this has been ported to PC though>N64pretty good, use RMG>Gamecubebasically perfect, use Dolphin>Dreamcastit's...playable, you can beat games on it (sometimes), that's about all you could say for it
>>10246202PS3 emulation is leagues better nowadays, but it still suffers from the same issue as always: it heavily depends on the game. For every game that works flawlessly, you'll have 10 that won't do shit. I played the entirety of Tales of Xillia on an emulator, at 60fps, without issues, but I can't run Infamous 2 for shit, and that one is a lot more popular. It also heavily depends on your hardware, even tho Steam Deckfags say some games do work on it.
>>10240310I've never tried emulating that game but out of all the N64 emulators I've tried Ares was the most accurate
>>10244663Anon, you're not supposed to just enjoy the game. You're supposed to play retro games just to constantly think about how you're playing on the original hardware even if there's not practical difference
>>10246202>basically unusable people will tell you otherwise but they're full of shit. play on an actual PS3 and you'll see the differenceDo you see how these statements contradict one another? It isn't "basically unplayable" if you have to compare them side-by-side to see the difference.
>>10246202PCSX2 Nightly is for a vast majority of PS2 games very, very good and always getting better. It's like a different emulator completely to a couple years ago.Dreamcast is pretty great too, just use Flycast or Redream.
>>10242064>playing on the tiniest trinitron>taking a nice HD poser picture of it with your smartphoneZoomer spotted. You had to be there.
>>10242079NTA but oeople and magazines casually used psx back in the days. Crazy thing I know. Another zoomer spotted.
How fix ghosting picrel in Scaler PS2?
Question. Can I use Wii mote and a Wii Sensor bar to play Dreamcast lightgun games on my PC?
>>10242079Hey kid, Psx was the main term for it back before ps2
Accuracyfags are the worst
>>10249118use nightly not stable u mong
>>10249518but nightly unstable
>>10249518>filename has nightly build string in it
>>10239341>is this just turbo autists raging over shitty idiosyncrasies of the limited console hardware carrying over?For fifth gen and older? Yes, absolutely, a lot of the bitching is coomlector cope. PS2 and GC are hit and miss depending on the game. Never tried Xbox Original emulators.For PS1 specifically, I run Duckstation on a crappy mini PC via Linux and it runs all of my games flawlessly
>>10239341The speed for most games or at least half of them are off. I noticed this more for n64,ps1,and sometimes earlier stuff too, but mostly the 5th generation and some 4th and 3rd too. There are weird open line glitches where the map cuts off, the controls need to be remapped a lot of times.Then, there are the games that barely play even on fast machines or are full of glitches. Not that many probably about 15% though. The speed issues are enough for me to want actual hardware for games that I actually want to play. At least there are more than a few emulators to try if they don't work though
>>10241454True except a lot of games are more like 93.5% accurate. So that part is bullcrap. If youre really into a specific game that alone will ruin it for you. Look at 007 for example almost always runs bad no matter how good your machine is unless it's already optimized and tweaked. Lots of instances like this too. Of course casual gamers won't mind
>>10251449>007 for example almost always runs bad no matter how good your machine isAnd it doesn't run like shit on console? Lmao. How is that an accuracy problem?
>>10242956>Almost any thread about physical media is shot downAs it should be. Collectors are gay baby faggots obsessed with having the thing more than enjoying the thing, and they deserve to be put in their place at every opportunity.
>>10251742Which collector bullied you anon?
>>10251789>collectors>having the sack to bully anyonelol
>>10251601>How is that an accuracy problemthe problem is the accuracy
>>10240665>look up redream>the devs want you to pay for essential emulator featuresoy fucking vey
>>10251791Lol well one has really hit a nerve on the previous anon
>>10239341Do PS1 emulation on other consoles count? (picrel is Wiistation on Wii running DoA at fullspeed)
These ones are pretty much the current best ones for those systems>PS1Mednafen (with Mednaffe) or Duckstation>PS2PCSX2 Nightly>PS3RPCS3>XboxXemu>Xbox 360Xenia>N64RMG>GamecubeDolphin>DreamcastFlycast and Redream
Are the Vigilante 8 games on N64 emulated well enough to be playable these days? MK Trilogy for N64?
>>10239341>PS1DuckStation is the standard for emulating PS1 games now. It's well-optimized, has tons of features, good compatibility and accuracy, and PGXP rendering.Mednafen and XEBRA are good alternatives for autists who desire a very specific presentation, especially for 2D games.ePSXe is frequently recommended and it works but there's no point using it over DuckStation unless you have a very old PC.PCSX-R is a decent alternative to ePSXe for Linux users and you can even get PGXP working on it, but the Windows version is buggy, unmaintaned, and a waste of time.>PS2PCSX2 is the standard and where most games are going to work best, the stable versions are all shit so be sure to download the latest dev build with the new QT GUI since it has a much better interface and updates automatically.Play! is the only semi-viable alternative to PCSX2, generally not worth fucking with as its compatibility and performance are years behind, but it might be worth a look if you're struggling to get a specific game working to your liking in PCSX2.AetherSX2 was a decent port of PCSX2 for Android until the developer quit and gave up on it after being hassled by a bunch of third-world retards. Latest Play Store version is riddled with ads so be sure to get one of the archived APK's from before he did that shit or better-yet just get a Steam Deck and forget trying to play vidya on your Pajeetdroid piece of shit.>XboxXemu is your best option, it's still very WIP but most games play pretty well on it.CXBX-R is your only alternative and it isn't compatible with anywhere near as many games, but the very few that it does can run significantly-smoother than they do on Xemu with no load times and no bios or HDD image required since it works more like an x86 compatibility layer than a traditional emulator.>Xbox 360Xenia's your only viable option, be sure to get the Canary build with the fanpatches, game compatibility isn't great but it works mostly.
>>10254910>N64RMG's a nice preconfigured and frequently-maintained Mupen64+ build that should net you the best compatibility and accuracy for most games.Project 64's a decent alternative for specific romhacks and especially N64DD and Aleck64 games, or if you have a less-powerful computer.1964's an old and deprecated emulator but it has a really nice custom build specifically for playing Perfect Dark and Goldeneye on mouse and keyboard or with a modern gamepad.>GamecubeDolphin is your only practical option, everything else is a waste of time, it can also play Wii games.Use the Ishiiruka build of Dolphin if you have a slower/older PC and are struggling with performance.>DreamcastFlycast is generally your best option, Redream is a nice alternative but it tries to paywall specific features unless you modify the .exe file.Demul won't upscale games but it should just werk in rare instances where a game can't run on either Flycast or Redream, especially if it's a Windows CE or NAOMI game.nullDC and reicast are outdated emulators no-longer in development but they might be worth trying if your PC's too old or slow to run Flycast.
i was emulating PS games while the PS was still out with bleem so idk why i see people act like PS emulation isnt there yet
i think, at least till gen 5, any serious issues with emulation come from user error. most emulators are pretty functional nowadays, but the more complex ones often require configuration, sometimes varying configurations from game to gameif youre too lazy to set the emu up, dont be surprised when you get some weird graphical artifacts or sluggish gameplay
>>10254910Duckstation jitters all the time for me and my PC is not that old. Haven't done major troubleshooting but it seems to be triggered by lots of sound effects (menuing a lot on FF Tactics, for example). Epsxe doesn't have this problem.
>>10239341just read the compatibility list bro, jesus, they literally spell out every issue for every game for you
>>10254986What CPU you running
>>10239591My pc from 2012 was a gtx 660 and i5 3570k with stock speed, run basically everything perfectly, few games had slowdown (I remember Prime 2, but it sporadic). I played more than 200 games with itSo yeah you are definitely misremembering things, but you had AMD so I guess your opinion makes sense
>>10254891Almost every game is fully playable now, outside of a minute handful that have timing issues. Just make sure to use the ParaLLEl plugins.
>>10255003Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz6 cores.
Should I use Swanstation instead of Duckstation?
>>10252124>have to pirate the emulatorHaven't seen bullshit like this since the days of Magic Engine and Project64
>>10256615>Project64I assume you're referring to the 1.7 builds when they were closed off to everyone except donators? You'd have been foolish to do so, anyway. The leaked builds were all buggy and offered pretty much no real improvements beyond some UI changes here and there that made a couple things easier to do (such as switch to another RSP plugin). And what few plugin improvements were made were later backported to 1.6 by Jabo anyway.
>>10239591>no one could run ps2 games at good speed on regular PCI literally do this every single day.my graphics card is 7 years old.
>>10256190Same CPU I have and I don't have that problem. May be your RAM, video drivers, or some stupid bullshit running in the background dragging down resources.
Gonna take this opportunity to ask about pic rel. Is it considered hard to emulate or I just have a shitty machine? I played the first game just fine and pretty much every other gamecube game runs without issues. I've also tried running it on Primehack but it's still very slow and stuttery. For reference my gpu is radeon rx 560
>>10256946unless you're upscaling like crazy, emulation will be CPU limited
>>10256949cpu is ryzen 7 2700u, and I don't upscale it, even on native resolution the performance is still poor. So what would be the reason why other games run well?
>>10256961wew lad. replace that dogshit processor immediately
>>10256998anon is on a laptop which I assumed by his idiotic post
I'm going start saying I beat the PC port of retro games instead of saying I emulated.
Just curious, but how is emulation on Android?I have retroarch, and it doesnt seem to emulate PSP or DS games. From what I know, DS cores are not playable on android.
>>10257631Coding is the domain of freaks, anon. Always has been.
>>10249138Not him, but I don't remember it like that. However my PS1-preferred media came from OPM and PSM.
>>10255330I had an AMD CPU in 2012 and it was dogshit for emulation.
>>10257191I use drastic on Android/ChromeOS. Never had any issues but don't play action games. Microphone input works as well if that matters.
>>10241119>Mega DriveSound emulation is so bad on this. It has literally become a standard to record music on hardware with this console because of how bad emulators are with it. Like, very clearly noticeably bad even without experience with the game you're playing on it.
Who are the retards saying Dreamcast is bad? How tech illiterate is this board sometimes Jesus fuck. I don’t think I’ve had a single problem with a game, maybe a few graphical glitches that others have noticed but I haven’t even noticed that. Actual fucking tard boomers on this board using decade old versions of emulators, gas yourself immediately.
>>10256904Maybe. More likely a bug in duckstation that only shows up due to something unremarkable about my pc. Don't care to waste effort figuring it out when epsxe works just fine.
>>10257751literally just turn on a low pass filter you fucking moron
>>10257967if the mame devs were invading this space to push their views, surebut instead you're here bitching about shit you personally made an issue to begin with, which makes you the histrionic tranny in this situation
>>10252124>redream>the devs want you to pay for essential emulator features>GASP devs making a little money from their work???? HOW DARE THEY! At least the lite version still plays every game they way it does.
>>10251449>Look at 007 for example almost always runs bad no matter how good your machine is...Thats how it ran on the console it self you retard
>>10240310Why the fuck would you want to play fifa? Especially shitty n64 fifa? The absolute state of south americans
>>10258106if the devs want money they can get real jobsemulation is a space where everything is expected to be free
>>10258221>real job>programming is so easy and isn't real workWow another terrible take from /vr/ who would have guessedIt's one thing if you're a poor college student who is just practicing your way through school and another thing to maintain an up to date emulator and charge 5 dollars to pay for server costs. Why do you think that emulation always has this unfinished, janky quality to it?
>>10258243nobody said programming itself isn't a real jobyou're retarded
>>10258380but somehow programming an emulator isn't real work because???You're double retarded
>>10258243>Why do you think that emulation always has this unfinished, janky quality to it?it doesn't? all the emulators I use are fully featured and generally work with minimal tweaking.even if they were janky like in the old days, I wouldn't pay to improve them. some nerd will come along and release something better for free eventually. anyone who pays for an emulator is a chump
>>10258418it's real work. nobody said it wasn't, you're just making shit up again. that doesn't make it a real job though. it's hobbyist work being done in a space that has no history of products being sold - only provided for free.honestly you're clearly too dumb to be having this conversation.
>>10258524>nobody said it wasn'tpedantic hair splitting>>10258221>it's hobbyist workSome of it is for sure>no history of products being soldWrong and irrelevant.>honestly you're clearly too dumb to be having this conversation.You got me to respond to your contrarian posts so definitely yes.
>>10258571>>10258418>>10258243>>10258106Why are you a retarded faggot who cannot read?
>>10239341Is Wii emulation good on the steam deck? I want to play Harvest moon animal parade but I'm too lazy to connect my wii and I also need a new external HDD to play the game.
>>10244438>EmuparadiseThe site's still up though.
>>10258571>pedantic hair splittingyou're retarded.plenty of things are work while not being jobs.when I clean my house, it's a lot of work. it's not a job, though.your parents put a lot of work into tolerating your insufferable ass while they raised you. that didn't make it a job.in summary: you're retarded. kill yourself immediately.
>>10258707>your parents put work into raising you and that didn't make it a jobIdk anon I think they were full time caregivers
>>10258571>no history of products being sold >Wrong and irrelevant. are you legitimately stupid? first off the only paid emulator anyone's ever heard of is bleem, certainly not a "history"second, you really believe market history isn't relevant? you're an absolute fucking moron. if people pay a certain price for years they're gonna resist a change, especially if the price they're used to is "free"
>>10258713oh yeah? so they got paid taxable income to not strangle your ignorant ass for 18 years?you're a complete fucking idiot. kill yourself immediately.
>>10258705The site's still up and they're still hosting all the roms, they just removed the DL links after Nintendo fucked them. You just have to know how to access them.
>>10258938why lie to people like this?
duckstation runs surprisingly well on my cheapo celeron N4020actually been pretty shockedlast experience I had with PS1 emulators was ePSXe like 10 years agoit's really come a long way
>>10259152The liars are the people acting like it's inaccessible. You being too ignorant and unresourceful doesn't make me a liar.
>>10259152>>10259468he's rightthere's a CLI based python script which lets you download from emuparadise's servers and it's easy to find if you apply yourself
>>10259468>>10259508if that were actually true, Nintendo would have taken action.why lie to people?
>>10259596>if that were actually true, Nintendo would have taken action.Yeah well 'tendo's not known for pulling double-takes. kekGit gud, scriptlet.
>>10259596>Nintendo would have taken actionIf it's obscure enough that you didn't know about it, it's not going to be on Nintendo's radar either. Come on, anon. Crowing about people lying just because you can't google effectively only makes you look like a clown.
>>10239591What Chinese hacked builds? Is there an actual github where I can download the source code?Also, I dunno. My phone can play PS2 games now, and it's not a flagship. Really intensive games can stutter, but most run without issues.
>>10239341>emulators for consoles that are cheap and readily available are reliable and work "flawlessly" for the average user>emulators for expensive and hard to find consoles are either non-existent or they're so shit you may as well just give up and use your imagination insteademulationbros...
>>10260291>emulation for hard-to-find hardware is more difficult to find than easy-to-find hardwarewhoooaaaa
>>10241454>computer illiterate and get frustrated when people do things they don't understandSpecially when they are windows users.
>>10241083Simple64 doesn't work unless you have a good PC
>>10261510It only requires a GPU capable of Vulkan rendering, which is every AMD and Nvidia GPU made after 2013 and Intel iGPUs after 2016, and a CPU with AVX2 extensions, which is every Intel CPU made after 2013 and every AMD CPU after 2015. Whether it will perform at full speed on games beyond the usual basic bitch games is, of course, another matter. My Haswell laptop does struggle with it a bit on the most advanced games like Perfect Dark. Most everything after that should be fine, though.
what's the best TI 83/84 emulator? I wanna play Mario and Doom again.
>>10261634pretty sure TI calculators come with a pc emulator. not sure if there is a non-commercial one that you can get without a calc though.
>>10261682you have to own a calculator? bullshit.
>>10258221gamer entitlement, many such cases
RMG or simple64?
>>10263119Simple64 is more accurate and will play some games better, but RMG is faster, gives you more plugin options, and there's a few games that don't quite work on simple64 that may work on RMG. However, I find RMG's interface to be kind of slow and bloated, with simple64's being, well, simpler and easier to use, and it loads and feels faster and more responsive.