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I have a Retroid Pocket 2, it's pretty rad.
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>>7960132
Vita is my go to. Waiting on my Pocket. The Deck shows promise.
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I've been looking into the RG351P. I already have an RG350 but it can't play SNES games very well.
The other thing tempting me is it can run Pico-8, complete with the splore menu so you don't have to transfer games from the computer.
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my pocket 2 is about to arrive in the next couple days
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Deck waiting room. PCSX2 RPCS3 Ryujinx baby here we go
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I have a hacked Switch, hacked Vita, and hacked 3DS. But I am super hyped for the Gabe Gear.
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I mean, PS2 and Switch might be possible, but I highly doubt PS3 will be feasible.
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>>7960184
>I uhhh
don't care didn't ask plus you're gay
https://youtu.be/xuEeOfFOIdg?t=488
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Should I get a 4:3 Android tablet or a 16:10 Windows tablet to use with a controller accessory?
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>>7960184
PS3 games will launch, but frame rate will be questionable. A lot of PS3 PSN games will probably run well.
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>>7960186
I meant to respond to the guy hyped for the Deck. The AYA NEO is no indication of how the Deck is.
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>>7960196
>The AYA NEO is no indication of how the Deck is.
Maybe to a retard not knowing what an AMD APU running zen 2 cores is.
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>>7960193
If the Deck can do Metal Gear Online 2 and Demon's Souls with minimal issues, I'll probably consider it a success.
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>>7960204
I’ll consider it a success if it can do that for more than 2 hours at a time.
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>>7960132
Is emulating on a N3DS worthwhile?
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>>7960214
Up to SNES it's fine.
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>>7960203
The AYA NEO is several gens behind the Steam Deck. So linking a video showing AYA NEO gameplay has no bearing on how the Steam Deck will look. Yes, one can reasonably assume that the Deck will perform better. But we cannot say to what degree until we see some actual Deck gameplay footage.
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>>7960219
Several gens behind in what, smoothbrain? It's running zen 2 6/6 plus vega 6 on 7nm node paired with ldppr4x. Now google up the specs of the Deck. If you can't issue an informed opinion on the level of its performance doesn't mean everyone is as tech illiterate as you.
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>>7960209
if you're playing vidya for more than 2 hours at a time you're a loser
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>Ayn Odin
I hope we get more details about the new Anbernic before this goes live crowdfunding, otherwise I will have to make a blind decision to either get this or wait to see what else comes out this year
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I ordered the Steam Deck. First handheld I’ve bought since the PSP-1000 and the idea of playing everything up to the Gamecube has me very excited.
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>>7960218
How does that translate to handhelds? Is GB-GBA stuff okay?
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>>7960278
On a regular DS, GB/GBC is fine but above that you’re better off getting an EZ Flash, and even then I used Goomba/Goomba Color for pre-GBA titles
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>>7960236
>Several gens behind in what, smoothbrain? It's running zen 2 6/6 plus vega 6 on 7nm node paired with ldppr4x.
You just answered your own question. Graphics. The Aya Neo is running Vega (GCN). The Steam Deck is running RDNA2.
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>>7960287
I meant on my 3DS. I have a New N3DS which has a better CPU if I recall? Imagine that helps a bit.
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>>7960289
Which manifests itself as a difference in GPU-bound scenarios which is unrelated to emulation of PS3 unless you deliberately crank up the resolution on a 1280x800 screen. You would've known this if you ever used RPCS3 in your life instead of writing nonsensical posts on 4chan.
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>>7960236
lmao what the fuck is this post? You fucked up literally every number, that's not the Steam Deck's specs. Go visit their website, moron.

>>7960219
There are plenty of laptops with near identical hardware to the Deck to compare with. How PS3 emulation works on the Deck will be comparable to mid range laptop APUs running Zen 2. The Deck will run it somewhat better because of the better iGPU.
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>>7960296
Reading comprehension, tard. Exercise it.
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>>7960287
Regular GBA should run fine. I have an ambassador 3DS and it allows me to play GBA games.
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Can't wait.
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>>7960295
Can you relax with the hostility, my guy? I know this is an anonymous imageboard, bit being a huge faggot just because you can isn't necessary for discourse.
>unless you deliberately crank up the resolution on a 1280x800 screen.
And, if the specs allow it without a considerable performance hit, why wouldn't I downsample to make the image look even better? The only downside would be the hit to battery life.
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>>7960291
the whole DS line can do perfect GBA emulation thanks to GBArunner2, but N3DS is powerful enough to just run Retroarch, which will give you all the regular benefits of emulating like savestates and remapping. N3DS can also emulate PS1, but not Saturn or N64.
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>>7960209
If you're playing for more than 2 hours should be plugged into an outlet.
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1280x800 is too low for CRT-Royale to do much good. I'll have to try some alternatives.
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>>7960306
You don't need to downsample anything on either Vega 6 or RDNA 2 8cu gpu in rpcs3. GT 1030 which at best is half as performant as Deck's GPU can run all of PS3 games at 120% resolution scale.
You're not getting a lower battery life either because APU is 15w tdp max so stressing the gpu more will only mean that CPU will clock lower and overall performance would suffer.
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>>7960307
>but N3DS is powerful enough to just run Retroarch
I find that this works with most games, but some have slowdown issues. You can usually get around it by using this tool to inject GBA games into VC though:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ultimate-gba-vc-injector-for-3ds.438057/
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>>7960307
>perfect GBA emulation thanks to GBArunner2
it's not bad, but this is far from true
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>>7960132

I’m back to using my PSP almost daily and love it. Would upgrade to a Vita but I’m kind of sentimental with my PSP and the Vita does not have one exclusive I’m interested in so my old 2000 will do just fine. I’m trying to get into fighting games and it unironically so far has had the best d pad I’ve tried for SF2. SNES, GC, and PS1/2 are all ass for those inputs.
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>>7960374
Funny that you mention d-pads, considering the Vita has the all-time greatest d-pad on a handheld.
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>>7960382

That’s interesting, I never paid mind to dpad quality honestly until I started dabbling in fighters. That shit really does matter. I have physical hardware for SF2 and the SNES pad sucks ass
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>>7960389
The Vita actually has quite a decent selection of fighters on it too, even beyond just counting what you can emulate or play via PSP backwards compatibility.
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Some Chinese company will make a knock-off of the Steam Deck. Here are the specs I expect on it.

>7" 1280x720 LCD touch screen display
>Dual Analog (with large deadzones)
>Okay-ish D-pad
>Okay-ish buttons
>Generic low-quality touchpad(s)
>SD card slot
>mini-HDMI output
>micro-usb input
>AC input
>32gb internal memory
>RK3399 CPU

Dreamcast emulation will be the centerpiece and selling point. Price will be about $200.
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>>7960429
uhh sweetie provided an actual deck costs $400, that pos you're describing should cost $100 to provide equal value
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>>7960304
Only image post in this gay thread that's not made by a complete, knuckledragging faggot.
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>>7960436
There will be some even shittier version for $100 that will have a super laggy OS and a worse CPU.
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>>7960441
There is no merit in buying such a device. No ARMshit runs pcsx2/rpcs3/yuzu currently, they're useless.
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>>7960454
I'd think about the $200 version if it was well made.
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>>7960429
Here is my alternate take on it.

>7" 1280x720 LCD touch screen display with low QC
>Dual Analog
>Good D-pad
>Good Buttons
>Generic Touchpad
>SD card slot
>mini-HDMI output
>micro-USB input
>AC input
>64gb internal memory (slow)
>Cheapest x86-64 mobile CPU possible that will boot Ubuntu
>2gb RAM (upgradeable)

GPU performance will be abysmal. Everything will be done on the CPU. Dreamcast emulation will be not that great.

Selling points

>upgrade to 4gb of RAM for an extra $30
>you can theoretically install Windows 10
>it really is legit a PC, can't argue with that!

$250
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Is any chink handheld really good or should I just wait for a steam deck and play using Windows 10 emulators. I don't care about modern games as much so if this can play N64 and even PS2/Gamecube I'd be set.
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>>7960484
aya neo and gpd win 3 are p good
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>>7960484
You want to go for the ones with good build quality and OS but lower performance. Like the RG350M.

Then just play fourth gen and earlier games on it.
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>>7960490
They are also obscenely expensive.
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>>7960484
No. At best you can get *some* N64 & Dreamcast with the chink handhelds... but at least they fit in your pocket, which makes it an actual handheld. If you want a really powerful handheld, the only potential options are the Steam Deck, KT-R1, RP3, and the Odin... none of which have come out yet, and so far the Steam Deck is the only one guaranteed to be brought to market.
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>>7960484
Wait for the Steam Deck.
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>>7960523
>>7960497
>>7960490
Looks like I"ll wait for the steamdeck, the only chinese handhelds that could do soemething different are way mre expensive and have QC issues
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>>7960523
>but at least they fit in your pocket, which makes it an actual handheld.
The nomenclature for these devices is not good.
"Pocket" should be its own class that people talk about separately from "portable" in the "handheld" category.
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>>7960187
Avoid Bluetooth controllers. The input lag make games unplayable, in my opinion. I’m thinking about getting a gamesir x2 with usb3 connection, to avoid lag, but those are quite expensive
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>>7960291
N3DS plays GBA and GB/GBC natively through injecting
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>>7960541
Wouldn't this be more of an Android problem?
People used PS3 controllers over bluetooth with minimal lag in Windows 7.
Maybe Windows 10 on a tablet might have good performance.
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>>7960561
>Wouldn't this be more of an Android problem?
Probably, since my controller works fine on iPhone. But Apple is literally gay, can’t install emulators on it.

Any cheap android cell phone made after 2019 can run dreamcast fine
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>>7960132
has anyone hooked up one of these lil guys to a crt? very tempted to get one.

also, i'm a bit disappointed that 351m uses a widescreen, but not a deal breaker i suppose.
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>>7960304
ugly ass design. people buy anbernic handhelds because of the aluminum shell and screen
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>>7960304
what gaem
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>>7960187
Android devices are cheaper.
>>7960541
I have the USB-C gamesir with the proper d-pad. It's worth the money.
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>>7960132
>Handheld Emulation Thread
the worst of the worst
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Is there any way I can do cloud saves with the rg351? Say I have a retro pi set up and wanted to continue where I left off with the anbernic. Would be sick but I'm not even sure how id go about doing this.
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>>7961080
you can probably set it up using ArkOS and the in built ftp server, dunno if you can get that running on 351elec but if you can it should be possible using that too
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I am interested in getting a handheld but I did some simulations of a 7" screen with my desktop monitor and it felt extremely small.
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The Steam Deck is gonna be a monster when it comes to emulation.
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>>7960429
>>7960482
There was already a chinese bootleg of the deck
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>>7961160
Nah, GPD is its own unique brand. It's not bootleg.
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>>7961014
I think it's the Atari Lynx version of California Games.
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>>7960303
The ambassador certificate means nothing. All 3DS can natively run DS and GBA
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>>7961109
Try playing retro games on a 800p vertical screen, it'll be shit, they won't be able to scale at that ratio
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>>7961254
That resolution will be perfectly fine with interpolation filters.
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>>7961179
it is chinese though
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>>7960304
Portable PS2 emulation
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>>7960132
I own 3 of these fucking things now (351P, 351V, and RP2) and none of them quite get it just how I want. The RP2 feels best in the hand but has the shitty tiny buttons that feel more like mouse clicks than actual button presses. The 351P feels alright but had no built in wifi and I prefer the proper 4:3 screen of the V. Both the P and the V have buttons that feel pretty good compared to the RP2 but still just slightly off from perfect. I’m an aspie when it comes to the feel of the face buttons but at least these all feel way better than the GPDXD I picked up like 5 years ago or so.
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>>7961292
Thanks to PCSX2 being a core in RA anyway. Is there even a PCSX2 package in pacman or the AUR?
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>>7960159
>it can't play snes games very well?
What games? I can play everything at 60 fps except starfox (50 to 55).
I am using the beta firmware though.
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could a steamdeck run PS2 games?
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>>7961297
>The 351P feels alright but had no built in wifi and I prefer the proper 4:3 screen of the V
You can solder your own wifi chip if you want, there are tutorials for that online, but why do you need wifi so much that using a dongle is a hassle? I just do some scraping after downloading new games and I'm done.
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>>7961327
>Is there even a PCSX2 package in pacman or the AUR?
Apparently
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pcsx2-git/
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>>7960204
man you guys are really out of the loop if you think the Steam Deck will be able to do good PS3 emulation. Maybe some of the less demanding titles like DS will work at native res but MGO2/MGS4 require a faster CPU than the Deck has, so you'll be getting 720p/30fps in most games.
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>>7961435
probably.
I could see it handling everything up to and including Wii.
Switch and PS3 might be too demanding, at least until further optimisations are made.
>>7961476
>>7960204
MGS4 still isn't fully supported on RPCS3 anyway.
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>>7961471
Well that settles that. I guess I should expect most of the more popular and/or accurate emulators to be floating around the AUR.
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>>7961482
and if not, they'll be put up soon enough with all the deck buyers asking "how do I emulate on arch???"
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>>7961481
MGS4 runs nicely these days, you just need 8+ threads and around 4GHz clock speed. Same with Xbox emulation. Even PCSX2 is going to struggle in some titles on hardware as low spec as the Deck.
I truly don't see how this is more valuable as an emulation handheld than the rg351p or any of those knock offs, you get Dreamcast and Gamecube emulation at the cost of $600 and it not being an actual portable.
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>>7961492
>as low spec as the Deck
the AYA NEO is the closest equivalent to the Deck and that seems to handle PS2 fine.
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>>7961486
Yeah, expecting a lot of people buying Decks asking how to use pacman or how to install yay to get to the AUR stuff.
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>>7960484
Depends on if you ever leave the house or not
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>>7961347
Shit, I mistyped. I have an RG300. A 350 should have no problem with SNES, the 300 is comparable to a PSP.
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>>7960132
I feel sorry for you clowns that don't have a PSP, Vita or better.
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>>7961853
The Steam Deck will render everything that came before it obsolete.
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>>7961882
Only thing that I'm sure about is that it's gonna be better than any chink handheld or tablet just because it's not designed by chinese or a armshit with a 10 year old version of android and bunch of other stupid chinese software plastered on top of it.
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>>7961254
224 x 4 = 896

96 / 4 = 24

You'd have to crop 24 lines of pixels to maintain integer scaling. 12 from the top and 12 from the bottom or any other other combination. This is going to be okay for a lot of games where non-essential information is displayed in that space (like black space above life bars or score counter).
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Since the screen is 16:10 aspect ratio, wouldn't games/emulators have some shitty letterboxing?
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>>7961939
Pillarboxing for 4:3 titles unless you use a widescreen hack. Some of those hacks may support 16:10 mode.
Stretching 16:9 to 16:10 is acceptable for some people.

In some games you may be able to crop enough of the screen to nearly fill a 16:10 frame without a great loss of important information. Castlevania SOTN is one such title that comes to mind.
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>>7961882
Yeah. It will literally eclipse them.... Because it's fucking gigantic.

Big fucking tumor piece of shit.
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I was amazed at how bad MAME emulation was on the PSP.

Is there a good handheld for emulating Irem and CPS2 arcade machines?

And I mean real handhelds, not Ali Express poo chink shit.
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>>7961984
Wait for the Steam Deck
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>>7961995
Yeah, bro. Just wait 2 years.
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>>7961984
If you're gonna rule out chink shit then your only options are N3DS, Vita, or an android phone. Weigh the pros/cons yourself from there
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>>7962043
>he didn't put down $5 for a pre-order before all the scalpers snatched them up
That's on you.
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>>7962064
Hey >>7961984 here, I pre-ordered the max stats Steam Deck and got in early enough for Q1 2022 release.
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>>7962067
Oh, sweet. Hope you enjoy it when it comes in. I've been an unemployed NEET for over a year, so I don't even have $5 to my name right now to even place the pre-order. It hurts, bro.
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test
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>>7961984
steam deck is going to be great in terms of performance since its essentially a portable PC, but anbernic devices are better designed for retro gaming. i got the 351m that scales GBA games perfectly, but the most popular is 350m since it has a 4:3 screen. Plus steam deck is massive and bulky, handheld sure, but not the most portable device out there. even the switch is more portable since it has a nearly flat form factor that lets it fit into a bag nicely.
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>>7961506
Nah. Just wait for someone to make a frontend/"appstore" for the AUR/a custom arch repo with all the emulators
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>>7961984
Seconding this poster
>>7962212

I understand not trusting Chinese shit, but you're not going to find emulation handhelds closer to western quality than Anbernic handhelds. I've been using a RG351P for months. I put a GBA and SNES romset on it and haven't used anything else to emulate either since then.
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>>7960304
Main reason I preordered one. This thing will be godly for emulation. The fact that I can play steam games too is the cherry on top.
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has anyone with a rg351m streamed pc games from their device now that it has wifi built in? is there even a way to do it?
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>>7961984
https://archive.org/details/uo_mvspsp_2.3.1_1.5_kernel_mod_r5.7z
https://archive.org/details/uo_cps1psp_2.3.1_1.5_kernel_mod_r5.7z
https://archive.org/details/cps-2-psp-slim-2.3.5.7z

Make sure to get BIOS and run your ROM zips through the utility included in the emu archives. These run perfectly well imo.
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I'm going to do it, I'm going to order an rg351p. But I can't decide on the purple or white one.
I don't like how the m model looks. I'm planning on soldering a wifi module into the p.
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>>7962991
>I don't like how the m model looks.
disagree. but of the p models i think I like the white one more.
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>>7963009
I thought the m only came in black, but now I saw the grey one and it doesn't look bad.
I think I still like how the white one looks better. Is the aluminum case that nice?
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>>7962991
I got the 351v because of the better screen, wood grain color, and built in wifi. After about a month, I'm enjoying it. I had to get quality micro sd cards to replace the shit ones that come with it and I use arkos firmware because it runs much better than standard. I used a guide from retro game corps. The only draw back is the mono speaker, but I hear it is better quality than the ones in the older models. Also it has one less analogue stick, but it doesn't run any systems that used or required two sticks. Games like ape escape can be rebound to work without the second stick.
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>>7960304
>Lynx
>Runs up to 75hx
As excited as I am for the Deck, there's one aspect about it that really concerns me....
The fixed 60hz refresh rate. I use G-Sync on my desktop and it's been a godsend for RetroArch and Mame as a fair amount of platforms don't run at a straight 50/60hz, especially arcade shit which can wildly vary. R-Type at 55hz, Mortal Kombat at 54hz, Donkey Kong at 60.61Hz, MS-DOS games running at 70hz and consoles like the NES & SNES which runs at 60.08hz in NTSC, just to name a few examples.
If this thing supported a 90hz FreeSync display out of the gate, it would already be the perfect emulation handheld I've been dreaming of for years now
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>>7961931
Just use x3 integer scaling.
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Emulation is for loser, especially handheld emulator machines. Where are you going to play it? In the bus on the way to middle school?
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>>7963217
On my bed
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>>7963217
I like playing RPGs while watching TV.
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Finally got a rp2, and Ill be honest, Im feeling a little ripped off. I just want to play snes and gameboy games, but it doesn't even seem like it can play snes without dropping frames or crackling audio. Ive tried all the snes cores in retroarch and fiddled with all the settings, but nothing gives ideal performance
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>>7963023
i agree i like the grey aluminum more than black. i like aluminum for the feel more than the look, the added weight is nice. the weight actually had a functional purpose with the original 350m too, because it had an hdmi out, the weight in addition to the rubber feet stopped it from slipping around when you have a controller plugged in. they got rid of the hdmi out on the 351m for some reason though lol
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>>7963359
Not even disabling v-sync helps? I got a Powkiddy X18 which should be on par or worse than that, but because v-sync was enabled and it had some weird 61hz refresh rate, it somehow caused an issue where even NES games ran super slow and were borderline unplayable. Least it was until I disabled it.
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>>7960187
Android.
Windows on ARM is shit that can't play a thing.
Windows on x86 runs out of battery doublequick.
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Still happy with my rg350, it's been close to two years, I think.
The only thing I dislike is the obnoxious logo
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>>7960484
lord help me I just reserved a spot for one of these. If it can double as an emulator machine that will be a massive bonus.
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>>7960304
>4

insufficient
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>>7960441
Why are they using android lmao
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>>7963641
Steam Deck has 4 shoulder buttons + 4 back buttons, I think it can manage
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>>7960132
Looking to get the new Win max
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Will the Gabe Gear run GoG games?

Might and magic6 on a handheld is like my dream.
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>>7964003
All depends if GoG games can be installed via Arch.
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This is the only one I'll need for a while
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>>7964003
>>7964050
You can just install Windows for whatever doesn't work on Linux.
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>>7964075
I'm looking forward to someone making a video of them testing out replacing SteamOS with Windows and seeing how well it runs.
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>>7964063
you must have tiny tiny hands
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>>7964123
You should see my dick lol
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>>7963217

>in bed
>travel
>taking a shit
>breaks at work
>boring social outings

very unbased of you anon
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>>7962991
If you haven't decided yet, I bought the purple one and was satisfied. The color looks better/more authentic in person, more of an indigo to my eyes.
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>>7965620
I think I've decided on the grey rg351m. It's about the same price as the p model on amazon right now, and then I can skip installing a separate wifi chip.
Thanks for the input though. I had a purple GBA as a kid but I wouldn't mind something more """adult""".
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>>7965661
>I had a purple GBA as a kid but I wouldn't mind something more """adult""".
The 280m has a design that's the best of both worlds. Colorful and metal. Its not my favorite color scheme though
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>>7963659
So what you're telling me is, the steam deck sucks, because it puts the buttons in the wrong fucking place. Got it.
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>>7960304
This thing is going to be a Godsend for emulation. An all-in-one handheld that'll play 50 years worth of vidya? Sign me the fuck up.
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>>7964447
>I cannot tolerate being in any situation without having my security blanket of Vidya at the ready, because I am a 10 year old sperg
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>>7963520
Same here. Just finished playing some old SNES and PS1 RPGs last week when I was on vacation, so happy I have it.
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>>7963641
5 actually. The "start" button or whatever it will be called that is above the XYAB cluser could be remapped to anything you want. As could the right analog stick. It also clicks down for another button press. And the touch pad can be separated into multiple zones to add even more buttons.

You could very easily have 15 different inputs on the right side face of this thing.
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>>7965743
Said the fellow sperg on 4chans retro video game board.

>I’m a cunt for no reason XD I’m less of a sperg than that sperg lol.
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>>7963641
They could have easily fit 2 extra face buttons if they removed the pointless touchpad.
>>7966660
All of those feel inferior to two extra actual face buttons, what you described is only good for menu hotkeys.
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>>7963359
RA's cores are trash on the retroid. Use Snes 9x. I haven't had any issues at all.
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>>7965743
yeah because having convenient vidya for those occasions = I always need muh gamz!

get a gameboy you insecure loser you'll be happier
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I can emulate DS and PSP games no problem but I can't get a 3DS emulator to work.
You guys got any recommendations for a good one?
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>>7965743
Sounds like you got ligma, son.
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Has anyone got Ocarina or Majoras Mask running well on their handheld? Using Mupen OOT seems to run surpirsingly well, but for some reason the pause menu crashes the game. Anyone dealt with this?
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How is the screen brightness and resolution for PS1 and GBA games on the 351m and P models? Is it better then a PSP 3000?

I use my PSP for PS1 emulation and my O3DS for GBA injections, both work just fine for me but I'm curious about the screens on these devices?

Also I'm thinking on getting a Powkiddy V90 because I like the clamshell design.
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>>7960304
>t. paid shill
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>>7963641
what in the fuck is that
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>>7967458

Sega Saturn Controller
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>>7967458
>>7967579
More specifically, the Saturn 3D analog controller.
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>>7966736
I can't think of one single non fighting game that uses six buttons on the face of the controller in a way that you need them to be full sized extra buttons.
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>>7967458
fuck off tourist
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Well boys I got a 6 hour trip ahead of me in September so I ordered myself an RG351v. I don't see much need for the analog stick but the stronger battery and chip compared to the RG300 is what sold me.
I haven't got one of these silly little emulator handhelds since the bittboy pocket I grabbed like 4 years ago for 30 bucks.
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>>7967413
>powkiddy v90
Horrible build quality.
Shit buttons.
Screen has tearing and runs at a frequency lower than 60hz.
Low emulation quality.
Avoid.
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>>7965743
If anything handhelds are intended for adults who have busy lives and want a convenient way to play a game on their commute or whatever. That's why they're so big in Japan, and partially why Tetris on GB and Brain Age on DS were big hits among adults here in the states.
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>>7967637
I have a 351v. I have no clue what the battery life is really like though because none of the firmware can ever give an accurate reading so I just plug it in every once and awhile.
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>>7967637

Rg351v is nice, I'm sure you'll like it anon. I use ArkOS and love it. I put undertale and shovel knight on there as well and they work great
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>>7967809
That sounds a little annoying. But you haven't had it just flatout die on you while you were playing unexpectedly, have you?

>>7967816
I'm debating between the custom firmwares right now, I just wanna be able to play retro games really good, though one of the videos I've seen had mentioned GBA has some slowdowns with 351Elec. But that was back in April.
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>>7967383
Bumping my stupid question
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>>7967828
>That sounds a little annoying. But you haven't had it just flatout die on you while you were playing unexpectedly, have you?
I have not, but the battery readings are so fucked I have no clue if the battery is working right or not. Like sometimes after charging itll say 0%, or it'll be 100 and then drop to 80% after 30 min of playing a GBC game. people online seem to just say if you think it works about 6hrs without needing charged then it is fine.
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>>7967893
Yeah, that's what I heard too, 6 hours is pretty good for a little handheld. So I'm not too worried about it, still kinda shitty about the readout being stupid though. Isn't there an LED that changes color to warn about battery too?
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>>7967902
It does have an led on the front, but i think with default firmware it only changes at like 20% reading. Other firmwares are different, and I think use more colors to indicate levels. However, it all works off what the firmware says the level is, from what I have read.
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>>7967913
Good to know even after all these years these little emulation handhelds are still fucking weird. Ah well, at least they play games better than what they used to years ago. Thanks for answering my dumb questions, Anon.
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Playing Advance Wars on the 3DS rn
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>>7967927
Np dude. I hope you enjoy it. It's a very fun device and great for anything up to PS1.
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>broke the screen on my rgb 350m
>order replacement part
>it's a complete bitch to fit into the screen thing
>while forcing it I break some soldered cube on the motherboard
>screen stay black
>send an email to ambernic on ebay calling them scammers and that I wish china gets nuked a thousand times
>days laters I power up my rgb out the blue
>this time the screen works
>everything works magically
sorry china
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>>7967579
>>7967583
>>7967614
eww its so fucking disgusting looking, who in their right mind would use that let alone know what it is
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>>7967927
>>7967960
One thing I forgot to mention is...if you havent looked up anything about it I'd recommend watching retro game corps videos or visiting his site. he has really quick and easy guides to setting it up, installing new firmware etc.
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>>7968032
That's where I was getting info about the 351Elec firmware actually, I bookmarked some useful shit for when the handheld gets here.
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>>7967449
Kek, how dare I like thing right?
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How does the Steam Deck affect the future PiBoy releases? I can't see spending $200 on a Pi based device. If you're going to spend that much might as well save a little longer and get something exponentially more powerful for $399.
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>>7960318
I did some experiments at 1280x800 and the results actually were not that bad. Much better than just the raw pixels.
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>>7968226
IMO the major reason people buy these portable retro handhelds is because of the design. They're optimized for retro games thanks to the 4:3 screens, emphasis on dpad and face buttons, and in the anbernics case metal shells. Steam deck is a very clunky looking design and is made with modern games in mind first, so I think these little guys will be fine.
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>>7968226
"$399", in reality they're far more
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>>7968243
Not if you reserve one.
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>>7960304
I feel like the D-pad and buttons should be swapped with those touchpads.
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>>7968261
I am willing to use the analog stick for navigation in some kinds of /vr/ games if it is more ergonomic. Same will also go for using the shoulder and rear buttons for actions.
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I love it but its too small. thinking about getting a 350 or 351p to replace it.
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Vita pretty much covers it for me.
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>>7967736
Soooo..What do you recommend instead?
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>>7960132
Are there any handheld emulation devices that come preloaded with full libraries? Or even a place you can buy cards with the files on them already?
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>>7968648
They usually come with SD cards filled with a bunch of random games. It's like those 10000-in-1 NES cartridges, some really popular games, some hacks and bootleg games, a bunch that are in chinese or japanese, and then more random games.
Just download fullsets yourself. Idk who would advertise a service like that.
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>>7968226
seeing how stuff like the GPD win and its variations have existed but still didnt really effect any other handheld emu brands, i doubt the steam deck is going to affect anything.

steam decks are probably going to be hard to come by if you didnt reserve it in its initial window.
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>>7968493
the vita is great, but the amount of time it takes to go from powered off to in a game is pretty bad
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>>7960304
people are gonna be pretty disappointed when they learn how limited gaming on linux is. You could install windows for playing proper emulators, but then you take an overall performance hit. Hopefully the thing is a hit and drives more development in the space, but that's been said dozens of times in the last decade or two
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>>7968797
Yeah, I don't know why people are freaking out about the steam deck when it's just another GPD Win.
It'll be a cool device, but it's still huge and too expensive for a handheld for a lot of people. There will still be a market for small cheap handhelds.
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>>7963359
Intsall LineageOS and use Robert Broglia's apps instead of retroarch.

Also get the SNES apk from here. This version runs all the FX games much better than the one on the google play store.

http://www.explusalpha.com/home/snes9x-ex
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>>7960304
Too big.
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How well would retro scale to 800p?
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>>7968968
It depends on if cropping the game slightly to get an even integer scale is possible.
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>>7968623
With a clamshell design? Nothing, unless you go to something GPD.
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>>7968882
no such thing
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>>7960306
You type like a huge faggot. Kill yourself.
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>>7968346
How are the inset shoulder buttons?
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I think i'm going to hold on for now on getting a chink handheld, i'll keep my hacked 3ds for now. I think with the steam deck we'll start seeing much better alternatives just because there's legit competition now and they'll step up their games. It might take 2 years but with a hacked 3DS I have enough retro shit to play and be occupied.
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>>7960278

With bubble2k16's emulators and virtual console injection combined, youve got rock solid nes, gb/c, gba, gen/cd, gg, snes, tg16/cd, ds and 3ds. Scumm and stuff like that runs good. N64 is out, new3ds apparently can run some ps1 okay but i wouldn't rely on it.

Modded 3dsxl is my most played emulation device, its just fantastic.
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>>7969657
Who asked
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>>7969685
>bubble2k16
is it better to emulate SNES or inject SNES games on a new 3DS?
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>>7961481
>MGS4 still isn't fully supported on RPCS3 anyway.
There's a custom fork of RPCS3 dedicated to playing MGO2, kinda like how there's that Slippi fork of Dolphin dedicated to playing Melee online.
https://youtu.be/6W7PWfPVi74
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>>7968843
>when it's just another GPD Win.
Because it's half the price of the GPD Win and AYA NEO, but with better specs. It's like asking why people get hyped for a new flagship graphics card when Nvidia's Titan line exists. A previous gen Titan is like double the cost of a new flagship, and has worse specs.
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>>7968882
based. people forgot what real handheld supposed to do
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>>7960132
Vita and N3DS master race
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>>7969836
MGS4 is separate from MGO2
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>>7970114
Yeah. But the initial point I made was that I'd consider the Steam Deck being capable of MGO2 to be a success. Bringing up MGS4 wasn't even relevant to my original statement.
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>>7960132

BEST CHINK HANDHELD FOR PSP EMULATION? ANYONE?
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>>7972354
Wait for the Steam Deck
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>>7972354
Just get ps vita
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>>7972354
Smartphone with a controller.
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>>7963048
Based 351vchad
My only complaint about this handheld is the positioning of the shoulder buttons. Really uncomfortable for games where you use all of them a lot.
Also, some games seem suddenly to crash the device after ~3 hours of gameplay, no idea if that's because of some setting I changed or what.
Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with the device, and the woodgrain pattern is really really well made (it also seems to be different for each device?)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P25GuqYjluM
5 Powkiddy V90
4 Anbernic RG350M
3 Powkiddy RGB10/Chi Gameforce/RG351P/M
2 RG351V
1 RGB10 Max
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Is that TakinUdon guy a paid shill? Idk why, but something about his videos feels incredibly disengenious
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>>7963359
Which games are you trying to play
What RA cores are you using
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>>7972984
Jesus christ, why do all of these handheld emulator channels call the operating system "firmware". They really have no idea what theyre talking about
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>>7973196
the terms firmware and operating systems has been blurred in more contemporary usage as devices become more powerful and complex. furthermore, firmware stopped referring to read only memory a long time ago because companies wanted the ability to fix things post launch so they made firmware reflashable. its not uncommon to see the the complete software for single purpose devices being referred to as "firmware". for example routers and switches that that run Linux or BSD often have their updates referred to as firmware. all modern Intel processors are running MINIX 3 as part of the IME. heck, UEFI is debatably getting close to an operating system in itself these days. for a single purpose devices like an emulation handheld calling the OS "firmware" is not out of line with how the word is currently used. complain if you like about the dilution of the term but the creators of those videos are not really to blame for the change in definition. i am far more offended how people often call reinstallable android distributions "Roms" as its an oxymoron. at least operating systems can load firmware and firmware can be an OS so the terms not strictly contradictory.
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>>7973330
Very informative, thanks for the effort post. Sounds like firmware is just a meaningless term at this point then
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>>7973196
That guy has been making videos for only around a year
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>>7973195
Yoshis Island is the game giving me the most trouble. I abandoned RA and just switched to snes9x ex+. Its perfectly playable, but it gets frequent frame skips especially when theres lots of enemies on the screen. I figured with the way this thing was hyped up it should be able to perfectly play snes games, but maybe yoshis island is just an exception
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>>7973410
>firmware is just a meaningless term at this point then
it still has use to refer to the behind the scenes software that makes hardware work. for example the internal software that makes a GPU work is clearly firmware. i do still think it is more correct to call the general software on handheld emulation devices devices an operating system but i understand why someone may use the term firmware.
here is a quick and dirty (but incomplete) way of distinguishing them:
firmware=the behind the scenes code that lets the hardware do its job but is not normally directly interacted with by the user.
operating system=the software environment that sits on top of the hardware where the user interacts can run programs.
driver=software that allows the operating system to talk to and control advanced pieces of hardware.
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>>7973162
i'm pretty sure he gets early review models from anbernic and powkiddy and shit. he seems decently honest in his assessments though.
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Thoughts on the HP Pro Tablet 608 G1?

It's an 8" 4:3 tablet with a resolution of 2048x1536 and it can run Windows 10 and presumably some kind of Linux.
I think it would pair well with a controller attachment.
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If you want to simulate a screen size on your monitor you can go to this site:

https://www.displaywars.com/

And input the screen size of your monitor and the thing you want to simulate.
Then you save the image and resize it to the resolution of your monitor then display it full-screen.
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>>7973847
>presumably some kind of Linux
A person got PopOS running on it and claims good compatibility.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pop_os/comments/gfipa5/pop_os_on_a_cheap_hp_608_g1_intel_cherry_trail/
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>>7973540
>maybe yoshis island is just an exception
it is, yoshis island has a reputation of being one of the most resource intensive SNES games to emulate.
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>>7969568
Stop projecting
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>>7974263
No u
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>>7969630
bad. the buttons they used are good quality but the placement is just no good.
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>>7968039
If no one has told you also dont use a USB C rapid charger with it or you'll fuck the battery
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>>7974514
Doesn't it come with a charger?
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>>7974516
I think it comes with a USB C cable(not a wall adapter), but if youre like me you probably have a lot of those in various parts of the house.
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>>7974514
>wrong charger ruins the battery.
source on that?
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>>7974546
It's what people say on Anbernic's official facebook and discord. they claim it fucked their batteries.
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>>7974550
thanks, i will keep that in mind if i get one.
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>>7974545
Well I think I have an adapter kicking around, what's classified as a "fast" charger though?
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>>7974565
Just dont use anything except 5V 2A. If you have a fast one you would probably know because your phone could get 0-100% in like an hour.
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>>7974591
Yeah the only AC adapter I have is a 5v 1a.
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>>7974595
youre good then.
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>>7973548
>operating system=the software environment that sits on top of the hardware where the user interacts can run programs.
Oh, no, a GNUfag
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>>7974813
>Oh, no, a GNUfag
i don't get it. is there some GNU controversy i am not aware of?
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>>7974878
The joke is that Stallman always tries to emphasize that gnu userland software is part of the operating system. See https://www.gnu.org/gnu/incorrect-quotation.en.html
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>>7974889
thanks i get it now, i just did not make the connection when i read your first comment.
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>>7967930
I have Advance Wars 1 and 2 on my rg351p, but I seriously can't get into it any more. I loved it when I first emulated it on PC years ago, but now I really don't like how the levels are just puzzles to be solved and how the AI can always see in FoW.
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>>7966649
>SNES and PS1 RPGs last week when I was on vacation
Any recommendations? I'm leaving for vacation in a couple of days and want to shore up my SNES, PS1 and GBA collection.
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>>7960278
3DS can run GBA games natively with injects.
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>>7968882
For you
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>>7960159
RG351P is best for GBA games, a lot of other systems look like ass because of the 480x320 screen.

Consider RG351V instead if you're primarily interested in SNES games, it's a minor revision of RG351P with a 640x480 screen and vertical layout, but you lose the right analogue stick.
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>>7968834
Because of Steam Proton gaming on Linux is mostly fine if you're not into multi-player and not into day 1 buys.
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>>7976005
I'll add the multi-player mostly isn't a thing because devs are too shit to design rootkit anti cheat software like they do for Windows
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>>7963204
If you're using Retroarch, consider using the bilinear-sharp-prescale-2x shader.
A lot of low resolution games will maintain that "integer scale" look with a decently high resolution display.
Granted the Steam Deck is only 800p, but even something like SNES games scaled this way to fill a 480p screen look surprisingly good.
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>>7960264

you can already do this with mid to top range smartphones and tablets
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>>7963520
check out "sakura retro mods" on etsy and buy a sticker bezel that covers that gay shit.
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>>7962991
>>7963048
I got the grey one and ordered some stickers for it on etsy. The screen is actually amazing and great to look at. I'm using 351Elec and it runs fine. Make sure to not use the chinks microSD cards as they are trash and will cause your games to freeze apparently. There is an annoying light in the middle of it under the home button that can't be turned off but it's nothing that a little tape won't fix. I have to agree about the shoulder buttons but all in all it's a comfy system to play on.

Also does anyone here know if I can put the glass protector it came with underneath the sticker or will that mess it up?
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>>7976532
>no hardware buttons
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So apparently these newer devices can play linux games like Shovel Knight through something called Box86. Does anyone have more information about this? Like, would Baba is You work in the same way?
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>>7968834
i was thinking along these lines too. I might wait until they release a second edition of it
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>>7976005
Only 3 of the top 10 games on steam work correctly in linux, and of course they're all valve games. Personally, I really want one, but I think a lot of people are going to be pissed when they go to play games like apex, pubg, overwatch, modern warfare, or gta5 and realize it's either impossible or a compromised experience. That kind of word of mouth will be terrible for longterm success if valve doesn't make a major push for more compatibility, which they might not be able to when it comes to all the publishers they compete with.
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>>7977218
With or without proton? Proton is pretty good these days.
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>>7977342
With proton of course, without it the compatibility is basically nonexistant outside of indies and smaller publishers like valve or cd projekt
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>>7960132
anyone have one of these? getting mine monday and was wondering if you could put rpgmaker games on it.
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>>7977472
Talk with >>7968346
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8" 4:3 tablet with accessory vs Steam Deck vs Switch. All are scaled to size with each other.
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i got a retroflag GPi a while back and only slightly regret it
if they ever do one for a newer Pi I'll probably buy it
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>>7977472
Yes. Install EasyRPG on it and load the games you want.
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>>7977847
Thanks man.
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>>7977857
What rpgmaker games would you recommend?
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I'm honestly considering just getting a separate phone for gaming with a controller
I already have a pretty good one but don't want to drain its battery
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I got an RG350M and I love it. Build quality is surprisingly good. Can't believe chinkshit feels better than my Switch. Configuring the software side takes a while but when you've got it running exactly as you want it's pretty great.
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>>7962991
I got the purple one, I like it (it looks much closer to the purple GBA in reality) but on reflection I'd rather have got black or white.
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How well do these things run Mario 64 hacks?
Not vanilla Mario 64, I've learned from the Vita that hacks can be harder to emulate than the original.
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>>7978345
>N64
the Steam Deck is the least expensive handheld that can handle that. most of these things use an ancient, low power chip called the JZ4770 which can't do acceptable N64 emulation. your other options are wallet busters like the GPD devices, OneGx 1 Pro, or Aya Neo.
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>>7968246
Beta testing price
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>>7978387
>>7978345
My RG351V does struggle a bit with N64, but the Mario 64 port for it runs perfectly with 60fps patch on
So yeah, if you're wanting to play Mario 64 ROM hacks you're going to have a bad time, but mods for the native port should run well
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>>7978387
I know a N3DS and a Vita can at least emulate Mario 64 (read: not the decompilation ports). I'm not expecting great N64 emulation across the board.
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>>7977472
Do you guys would reommend a rg350v or rg351p?
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>>7978427
351 is better.
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>>7978451
I like how small is the rg350v but I heard it's so small that it can feel awkward after playing with it for a long time, thanks anon
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>>7977886
Black souls is apparently really good. Going to play that and Number 2. Also wanted to see if I could get the Lisa games on there and maybe hylics tho I doubt it. Here’s a list of em I found awhile back. Also omori while being relatively new was quite enjoyable despite seemingly being tumblr garbage at first glance. It’s pretty fun.
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>>7973540
I had alot of trouble getting this working as well. I did eventually figure out how to get it running 100% no frameskip no sound cracking on retroarch. You have to make sure you have: the original retroarch the device came with (so many people update it and it drives me insane), the intended snes 2005 core that also came with the device.
Check my pic bottom left, your numbers don't match then it won't work
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>>7978691
*2002, not 2005
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>>7978464
If you want something small but also not uncomfortable, then check out the RG280M. It's hands down the best price/quality handheld you can get, imo. It's got that nice premium all aluminum body and all for $65.
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got my rp2 a week or two ago and ive been loving it. i installed lineageos and rooted it so easyrpg saves would work on an external sd card. the snes9x 2005 core on RA works really well, ive played through kirby super star twice with no problems. n64 and mame escape me at the moment. it's a bit big, and out of the box there's some input delay in retroarch. i dunno if it was the best choice, it takes a bit of effort to get everything set up well, but i'm still pretty happy with it.
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>>7975883
They are puzzle games masquerading as strategy games.
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>>7977937
with rapid charging does it even matter? my phone can go 0-100 in like 30 or 45 min.
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they're making a retroid pocket 3. is it worth waiting for that?
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>>7979798
>They are puzzle games masquerading as strategy games.
That's exactly why I can no longer enjoy them as I used to - the illusion is gone.

Still, I have a soft spot for strategy and management games on retro consoles, so if you have anything to recommend that would be cool.
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>>7978691
yeah, what kind of moron tries to update the software on a device?
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>>7980061
The moron that buys chinkshit and doesn't read the multiple instructions on documentation to not update. And update anyway, then bitch about it not working. That moron. That shiteating moron that can't read two sentences after spending $80. That one.
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I have a second-hand N3DS XL that had some heavy use. Really want to get a like-new N3DS because I hear the screen looks a bit better. Also you could get custom plates.
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>>7979798
Even the non-story missions?
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Any advice on getting better performance on FFIX on the RG351v (currently using the latest version of 351elec)?

Game runs fine at 60fps for the most part but it chugs a little bit during spells, dropping to about 50-55fps, which in turn makes the sound crackle a bit. It's noticeable enough that it kind of pulls me out of the experience.

Wondering if anyone has tried the game on the system before and has any advice.
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>>7960132

Had an RG350 for a while and loved it. Recently bought a RGB 10 Max and havent touched the rg350 since.
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Anyone able to recommend some PS1 games that suit the pick up and play nature of these things?

I'm thinking stuff like Pepsiman or Kula World
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>>7980879
Jumping Flash
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Is there a way to use existing save data from an NES emulator on PC with a ROM that's been injected as a Virtual Console title on 3DS?
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>>7980879
Harmful Park is a really fun shmup
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>>7979737
nice color. i bought the case for a little extra cash. personally i think the left joystick is trash.
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What's better, the 351m or Pocket 2?
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>>7981342
351M, and it's not even close.
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>>7968027
i own one. it's like a dreamcast controller that isn't shit. really good for N64 games, actually
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>>7981195
damn, didn't know there was an official hardshell case, i grabbed some generic shit off of amazon for cheap, grey to match. ive only played a single game with the analog stick, tail concerto, and it feels alright to me, but i might just not know any better. also wipe your lens off you nasty motherfucker
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Can any of these handhelds run at the original refresh rate of these consoles? Or they all strictly 60hz?
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>>7981578
Forgot to mention, I know the Analogue Pocket claims to support this via a VRR supported screen, but it's been delayed until I think October
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New to these handhelds, what is the best all rounder system? I've been looking at the RG351P is that a good choice, or is there something better for most systems?
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>>7979798
I think it's more accurate to say the campaign is a puzzle game built using a strategy game as an engine.

>>7980039
Try War Room or multiplayer.
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I’m looking to play gba and ds games. Is rg350m good for it? Or should i get a 3ds (XL?) mostly looking to play the castlevania titles.
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>>7982757
I like the RG351V because of the 4:3 screen, but the shoulder buttons are a bit awkward (although it isn't a deal breaker). Also you can't play Ape Escape because just 1 analog (is there even another relevant game that plays better with 2 analogs?)
RG351P is a solid choice, but the screen has GBA aspect ratio and no wifi, you need a dongle.
If you like the RG351P, you may want to look at the M version. It has wifi and the metal shell is supposed to feel pretty nice.
There are also some pretty nice Android devices, but I'm not too into them. Don't even care that much about the input lag, but I think emulationstation just provides a much nicer experience
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>>7980759
noob here. just bought a RGB 10 Max. I know the Saturn emulation is pretty shitty, but do you know if there's a guide for noobs explaining how to install something that improves/implements Saturn and Dreamcast emulation? Like the retro oz 0.45
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>>7983262
That alien shooter game on the psx needs two analogs
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>>7983471
no cheap handheld can run saturn.
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>>7963217
I play between appointments at work
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>>7977847
>EasyRPG
Any idea I’d the PSP can run this
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>>7983481
>psx
>saturn
????
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>>7983681
I think >>7983481 meant to reply to >>7983283
But yeah, there was this Alien shooter that used two analogs, so the RG351V won't play it
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I got the Retroid2... I mean, it works most things fine, but uh, PSP emulation sucks, and so does most consoles.
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Can anyone recommend me a decent handheld emulator device for GBA/SNES games?
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So 351p/m sucks for psp and ds right? Am i going to have to wait for steamdeck for those?
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>>7984334
depends on what you're playing. A lot of worthwhile PSP games are 2D, and those are fine. To be honest though, you should probably just play those systems on the actual hardware, especially DS.
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>>7984151
The anbernic rg351 is perfect for GBA because it has the same aspect ratio as GBA, and integer scales perfectly. Unfortunately, its a bit of a trade off because most consoles are 4:3 and this results in some squashed pixels (which can be somewhat alleviated with RGA scaling) and black bars. As far as I understand, it scales neo geo and genesis really well too. I think they did this because PSP has a 16:9 screen, so the GBA aspect ratio allows PSP to be emulated with less letterboxing.

The biggest selling point for me though is that it has an aluminum body variant. I ordered one off a week ago and I'm excited for it
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>>7984356
Thanks, what's the difference between the P and the M version?
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>>7982780
>I think it's more accurate to say the campaign is a puzzle game built using a strategy game as an engine.
I think that's fair to say, yeah.
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>>7984396
plastic vs metal if i'm not mistaken
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>>7983262
How does the RG351P's screen handle 4:3 games? If it's just a black border I don't think I'd mind, but if it stretches them that's a pretty big deal breaker.
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>>7984506
Ah, oki thx. So the M version is the one i should get then.
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>>7984587
The M model also has built in WiFi, which can be helpful for updating firmware, scraping game previews, and possibly doing cloud saves with a PC or Pi. It's more expensive of course, but to me, the extra cost is worth it. I've heard the plastic version still has good build quality regardless, though.
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>>7984548
it squashes pixels, which looks pretty ugly without filtering. It looks much better with RGA scaling, but it's not as sharp as the 350 or 351v display.
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>>7984630

You can easily solder in a wifi chip to the plastic model, which worked well for me.
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>>7984635
Does the GBA have the same issue on those machines?
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>>7984548
You can choose whatever aspect ratio in the emulator settings. The other anon mentioned turning on RGA scaling, but there are other shaders you can use to get a sharper, close-to-integer look as well.
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>>7984692
On the RG351p, GBA is an exact integer scale to the display and looks amazing. One of the biggest selling points in my opinion.
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>>7984692
Yes, but it's much easier to run GBA with the filter than everything else.
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Going to get an rg351m any recs on shaders? I’m pretty much just planning to use it for gba
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I just fished a WiiU out of the trash. How well do GBA titles run on that thing? I'm worried about time-sensitive button inputs like in Superstar Saga and Mother 3.

Also what's the delay like between the console and gamepad?
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>>7984812
For GBA, none. For any 4:3 systems, RGA scaling. The custom 351elec firmware basically preconfigures the ideal settings everything for you, and you can still tweak them to your liking in retroarch
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>>7979798
No, all tactics/strategy games in single player are puzzles games by this definition, and really they aren't. Every jRPG is also just a puzzle game by the same logic ("just figure out which attacks kill the boss, bro").
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Is rg351 good for anything other than gba? The aspect ratio of the screen seems like a deal breaker for any other platforms
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>>7984812
Try quilez and sharp-bilinear, except on GBA which should just be allowed to integer scale to fill the display with no additional interpolation needed. You can use some color adjustment shaders if you want to more closely emulate the color display of a certain GBA screen, though.
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>>7984934
Its ideal for GBA, acceptable for others. As said before in the thread, RGA scaling doesn't fix the aspect ratio issue, but it does greatly help.
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>>7984812
>>7985056
There's also an LCD shader included with the default OS that gives GBA games the look of the original lower-resolution display. Some people like it, so if you find it and like it, back it up, because the LCD shaders included with the custom firmware aren't quite the same. It's probably an older version of one that runs better, now that I'm thinking about it.
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I got my hands on a Dsi XL in incredibly quality for 60$ and it turns out it can emulate a ton of stuff. I was already really happy with my purchase but it turns out it can actually play way more than I thought it could.
Anyone else own a DSi XL?
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>>7984919
I dont know. Advance Wars really has like 1 way to beat a lot of the missions down to moving specific units to specific tiles every time. Even in an old JRPG you can usually have some valid options for how to attack.
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>>7985065
I had a phat DS with an r4 kart as a kid, which is actually something that familiarized me with using emulators. SNES was really shit on it back then and I don't imagine it's any better now, but if you had the ram expansion neo Geo was actually really good, albeit squished. I hacked my 3ds too, which is a great emulation machine, but not really an ideal design for retro games imo. Most consoles have scaling issues, you have a blank screen and the dpad placement kinda sucks
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>>7985060
How autistic would it be to own both
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>>7985172
Ehhh... They're pretty cheap so it's not really the worst thing in the world, but still pretty tistic. A lot of YouTubers have multiple emulation handhelds though they get views making videos about them.
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>>7985169
>>7985065
So, I'm back from testing SNES games on the DSi XL. The games themselves? Pretty fine, no real issues. Tested F-zero and NBA Jam. Mario Kart wouldn't run but I assume I did something wrong there. The issue is, there's some funky graphical bugs. I'm sure if I fuck with it I can fix it but it's pretty late but it's nice to see the games are actually playable. I'm sure the visual bugs are fixable.
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>>7985491
I remember the performance wasn't terrible, but the visual glitches and sound being pretty bad. Give Chrono trigger a try, I remember it has some terrible grating sound emulation lol. Not like it's a big deal, there's a DS port.
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>>7960132
https://www.strawpoll.me/45527776
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I'm considering buying a retroid2, because the idea of being able to play the games of my childhood from the comfort of my bed appeals to me. I have one doubt, though. I have no computer skills whatsoever, so I have no idea how to set these things up. My question is, can I unwrap the retroid from the box and start playing it right away or do I need to mess around with the options and settings?
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>>7985705
You need to mess with firmware and settings to get the most out of it, Ambernic devices are easier to det up and you have some good online guides
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>retroid pocket has ds emulation
how the fuck does that work?
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>>7986195

you can switch between the two screens of the DS by pressing a button
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so do any of these chink machines have speed up buttons? a few years ago i tried emulating on my psp but didn't see a way to speed up the game, so i've just stuck to emulating on my pc.





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