Thread for the discussion of retro handhelds. Post your questions and recommendations. Also, what are you playing on them?
>>9146782Is there any handheld with good RTC support for GB/GBA?
New retroid is here.
>>9146782I really like PowKiddy's V90, it was what got me into SEGA CD and Turbo CD games. Most of the time I just play pic related though
>>9146782>>9146785>widescreen for retro gamingEw, no thanks
>>9146803Not him, but there's Genesis Plus GX Wide, widescreen options for PS1 and Dreamcast (and N64 iirc), and PSP in generalPlus native Android ports of some of the Square games and stuff like Sonic CD
>>9146802I like the portability of the V90 but it's just too weak.
>>9146810Yeah no thanksAlso, I’d rather have letterbox for a few games than pillarbox for majority
X86 bros – Ayaneo Air (5560U + 512GB) or Steam Deck (256GB variant)?
>>9146785Same specs as the RP2+, better form factor, more RAM for $10.
>>9146785I hope it fixes RP2+'s problems.
>>9146941>Same specs as the RP2+, better form factor, more RAM for $10.you can literally see on the website that they upgraded the hardware
>>9146962Read it again.Compared to the RP2. NOT the RP2+.The RP2+ uses the same Unisoc Tiger T310 SoC as the RP3.
All I want one of these for is GB/GBC and GBA games so I might get a RG351MP eventually. Already have a Vita for PS1 games. I hear a lot of good things about it, specifically the weight and feel to it. I know it's outdated but its the only one of these devices which doesn't look horrendously ugly to me.
>>9146905Vertical games are still 3:4 anonThat screen is stretched which will make those games even harder than they already are
>>9146784My 351P seems to hold the right time just fine but I don't play Pokemon.
>>9147016wtf is that?
>>9146989Yes, it’s simply a rp2++.
>>9146989>>9147082Oh fuck that"s a fuckig scam
>>9147052Some chinese dude frankensteind his lg wing in 2ds styled shell.
>>9146782Does the function button on the 353p actually get in the way? Seen some people post that they accidentally hit it a lot, dunno if there is something wrong with them or it's actually a problem. Another concern is that the battery is right next to the CPU which seems dangerous if the CPU overheats?
This console has grown on me despise initially thinking it was ugly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJR0Evx3KS0
Is the Miiyo Mini actually good? It gets recommended so much everywhere that I feel like they are paid shills or something. It looks way too small to actually be playable for an adult man, but I do want something similar for GB/NES/SNES games.
I know the RP3 is just a repackaged and overclocked RP2+, but DESU I think it's pretty neat for nearly the same price (which was already great). I like the slimmer proportions, the d-pad on top (and the fact it looks like the godtier Vita d-pad), and the fact it's good to play PSP plus probably some widescreen Dreamcast and PS1. The fact it seems to play additional PS2 stuff and has a proper analog stick on the right is also nice.idk. if I didn't already have a RP2+ I'd probably buy this and cancel my Odin Lite order. As it stands I guess I'll be using my RP2+ for 4:3 stuff and my Odin for 16:9 stuff, but I really prefer the d-pad placement of the RP3.
>>9147113this thing is so ugly
>>9146941thats a scam. RP2+ chip is ok for the price but I dont think its capable of utilizing that widescreen to the fullest potential. They should invest in snapdragon chips and make a more premium product.
>>9147118It is good for short sessions when you're outside. As a main handheld, not so much.
>>9146803>another retard that wants every new device to cater to the same consoles that everything else can already playJust fuck off already
>>9147271Are you a retard?What is the name of this board?Even 6th gen games were majority 4:3
>>9146785>>9146941>>9147082Why is this thing over $100?The RP2+ was only worth it because of its sub-$100 price tag, and that was a year ago. The components have only become more affordable since then.This is reaching Anbernic levels of bullshit.
>>9147283Don’t buy it then?If you think manufacturing is solely worth its components then you are deluded
>>9147295Not him, but I don't really understand the market they are targeting here. Wouldn't it be way better to spend a bit more and get an Odin Lite if you want something for higher end gaming? I'm of the camp that thinks a handheld is borderline useless if you can't fit it in your pocket. If I'm at home, I have other ideal options to play games. Clearly people disagree with me, but then again, I've never seen a modern handheld video game console outside. I used to see Gameboy's and DS's all over the place.
>>9147113if it gets in your way remap it in jelos. turn it into a hold + button combo function.
>>9147150why? oh I see. you dont like curves because you dont like women.
oh shit bros its coming and so am I
>>9147310>Wouldn't it be way better to spend a bit more and get an Odin Lite if you want something for higher end gaming?If you want to play shitcube and more PS2, yes. Otherwise the smaller size, lighter weight, and having the d-pad on top with the RP3 might be more attractive. Well, that and the fact it's $100 cheaper (Odin Lite is $225 minimum now because of the fuckery they found with the unit at 4gb).Personally I don't see the appeal of putting a handheld in my pocket since when I'm out it's because I have shit to do and already have to have keys + phone in my pockets. That said, the RP3 looks pocketable to me coming in around the same size of my phone or the Vita 2k.
RP2+ is the only good one. all the others are weak as fuck, look retarded or cost as much as a switch or cheap laptop.
>>9147402Fake news but I agree the RP2+ is stellar.
>>9147402RG351V is really good for that game boy feel but ya android is supreme
Can I run the PSP version of Tactics Ogre on a 351MP or is that a pipedream?
SAY YOUR PRAYERS!
>>9146941>Same specs as the RP2+WTF is the point then?>better form factorlmfao they didn't even put start and select on the front of the device.I'll wait for the RP3+
>>9147295Lick that boot harder cuck.>>9147357>shitcubeOh I see you're actually retarded.
>>9147580>thinks shitcube is an insultnewfaggot detected
>>9147580Stay mad cubetard.
>retro handheldsI know what you mean but it still annoys me
>>9147571AmberElec have instructions for it on their website if you check PSP under the systems tab
>>9147209They should invest in emulators, which is probably way cheaper than investing in GPUs.
>>9147571Just play the snes one.
>>9147636>bothered by a word he doesnt understand the definition of
>>9146802how well does gba run on it?i was considering picking it up because it's 3:2 and costs less than the rg351p and rg351m
>>9147349what did you order m8? I have an RP2+ arriving personally.>tfw it took 6 days to arrive from china to my country, but now that it's in my country it's supposedly going to take 16 - 17 more days to reach my post officebros...
>>9146782Been playing Link to the Past.I can kind of recommend the RGBMAX10 2. Good shape, decent controls, will do up to gen 4 no issue and PS1. Even a little Dreamcast, but N64/Saturn/PSP is hit or miss. Bonus for it though it does use symmetrical sticks so dpad/buttons are aligned right for retro games.I find with these things if they have a good design/ and screen size they lack the power to hit Dreamcast/PSP to use the second stick or 5in screen. (Retroid is a good example, can play those but its 3.5in screen is too small and 4:3, RGBMAX has the screen but can't really pull of the later games)If they can hit GCN/PS2 then they are usually too huge and those games are little less portable friend in design anyway. I hope for an RGBMA10 3 that hits just enough power to get PSP going and that would be all I would want.
>>9147669The leveling system in the original is shit.
>>9147930rg353p. I was given like a month expected delivery date but on day 11 its already gone from china to airport to ups to usps.
>>9147580CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
>>9147930it'll be worth the wait
>>9148102Kino. What are your controls in Doom like for this? I was thinking L2/R2 for turn left/right, but maybe the the slider is better than I'm expecting.
>>9146989That's dirty. People are going to assume it's 20% better than the 2+ because why wouldn't it be
>>9146785Hope that turns out to be real. RP2+ was so close to being the right device. Good price and could do Dreamcast/PSP, but its screen was too small for those games and its asymmetrical sticks weren't ideal either. That better design combined with its power would be perfect if the price stays decent. Especially over stuff like the RG552 that goes long and over powers into a silly price range.
>>9148108the slider is my only complaint with the system but i would probably never use it anyway since 99% of older games dont need it. for doom i use R1 and L1 for strafe, R2/L2 for switching weapons, move with dpad, shoot with A, use with B and run with Y. takes a little while to find the perfect config, played around with stuff like R1 for shoot and moving with left analog but this setup has been the most comfortable for me consistently.
>>9148150I dont like it at all. looks like another shitty anbernic now and the lack of a new chip is just icing on the turd cake. IMO the RP2 shell is perfect and I have no complaints with the screen on the +. changing to 16:9 was a big mistake. ill sooner buy another RP2+ if this one ever dies on me than an RP3. it's basically perfect.
OP you probably already have the best handheld and just don't realise itJust add a controller to your phone.
>>9148150>Hope that turns out to be real.anon plshttps://www.goretroid.com/collections/frontpage/products/retroid-pocket-3-handheld-retro-gaming-system
>>9148193>home button on the fucking side of the unit>HDMI out still isnt centeredso dumb
>>9148157If you say so. But RP2+ can do PSP, any more power and you are breaking into low end GameCube territory so a stronger one doesn't make much sense to me.A correct controller layout is a plus. And a widerscreen means actually being able to use that PSP power or even NDS with side by side screens since Retroid actually has done a touch screen, where on the 3.5in you have to swap between them.Really the most ideal screen imo is a 5in with a 5:3 aspect ratio. Puts it at Vita size which is right at that border of any bigger is too big, but its big enough for NDS/PSP. 5:3 sits right between 16:9, 3:2, and 4:3 so closely you get very little border with any of them. But since nobody is ever going to make one with that much less common and rare aspect ratio I settle for 16:9 for PSP/NDS/Dreamcast. (seriously though 5:3 is the damn holy grail almost none of these have ever used)Really though if you don't want that aspect ratio then you wouldn't ever need anything past RP2+ anyway since it will do all the consoles that fit 4:3 anyway. So may as well get that and enjoy it now.
>>9148193Oh shit nice. The pic looked like a render as did the ones I googled so I wasn't sure. I like the dpad and I guess if its the RP2+ hardware or similar a Linux version should roll out fast. Hope the home/vol aren't too easy to hit though, thats a little odd.
I just want a 351 model that runs n64 and psx better.
>>9148203I think Retroid knows that going for something higher end necessitates switching to 16:9 since you need some huge orders or money to get custom screen sizes which 4:3 won't cover and it would be understandable if the screen resolution is now 720p like most handhelds. Also, shouldn't the point of a RP3 be bringing performance close to Ayn Odin Lite/Pro into a lower price point where you can do what /vr/ considers retro? And even then, it's not perfect in terms of at least specifically with PS2, you don't have the horsepower with CPU cores to play games that need software mode. So there is a lot to improve with performance. But I can sympathize with the change in form factor not being for everyone.
>>9148278Yeah. I want Anbernic to go back to the basics and give us something small, cheap, and boxy again like the RG350 and 351, just with more power and stacked shoulder buttons
>>9148290AYN has a good hold on the large and powerful enough to do GCN/PS2 for the most part, area. We'll likely see them and maybe Retroid or someone else tackle that, but if they get too expensive then you move into Deck/DeckClone territory. Not sure Retroid can really chip into that since the AYN is decent on price for what it does. At 200ish they are really covering a lot of emulation for those okay with a big Switch style device.However the 100 - 150 range hurts for a do it all device. RP2+ has the power to cover anything under the level where you would just get an AYN Lite but a form factor that makes some of them not so great to use. Pic related has a good design to me, but it lacks the power to get past PS1 so the wider aspect ratio is a little lost on it. Feels like everything in the actually portable and affordable range is the right design but the wrong specs or the right specs and the wrong design for them.The brackets these seem to go into are:>PS1 and below>adds N64/Saturn>adds PSP/Dreamcast>GCN/Wii/PS2Its fairly easy to get a device for the PS1 and below RGBMAX10 2, RP2+, and most Anbernic are a good run there have plenty of design options. That top end AYN and above are starting to hit well. I find its the middle that just doesn't have the definitive device.But just my opinion. I'm hardly the end all of the market and I can only say I would like a portable device that can hit the PSP level and wouldn't want more as anything beyond needs a big screen to me and Switch size devices sort a suck as a frequent carry.
>>9148290>Also, shouldn't the point of a RP3 be bringing performance close to Ayn Odin Lite/Pro into a lower price point where you can do what /vr/ considers retro?I think that's the plan for the RP3+ at $160 or so. They used the same SoC in the RP1 as the RP2 and only swapped the SoC in the 25% more expensive RP2+, so it seems they like to introduce their new models with old SoCs.
>>9148334>Pic related has a good design to meanon pls
>>9148374Fuck me how did I forget the damn pic. It could use some better quality but the shape feels really good and it has enough space for everything. Closer to the PSP gold standard than the Nintendo feels of shit rectangle too much copies.
based retroid refusing to hire a model actually holding their device.
>>9148278This is one of the most autistic images I've seen
>>9147118It's fine for anything that didn't rely heavily on shoulder buttons. And give it a rest with the size complaints you're not paul bunyan your hands will be fine unless you're arthritic or something.
>>9147316You're trying way too hard
>>9148454not as hard as you when you see a mans ass
>>9147349The rg353p and I won't be coming any time soon :'-(
>>9148796>TanzaniaMy deepest condolences
just played super mario land 1 + 2 DX romhack on my v90. fucking awesome.
>>9148031I read that the rgbmax sometimes comes with loose screen. Did you have any issue?
>>9148796Post pictures of the unpacking once it arrives.
>>9148278PSX runs fine on mine, was playing Soul Reaver last night and as far as I could tell everything was running full speed.
>>9146785rp3 will probably run ps2 games. I like the size and form of the OG rp2+ though, it's small size is part of its charm
I'm kind of torn on the RP2+ and the RG353p. I don't see myself playing much past PS1 but the headroom on RP2+ seems nice, especially for arcade games. Just how much more powerful is it? The main reason I'm leaning towards the 353 and not RP2+ is because of the ergonomics/controls. The very rectangular shell doesn't seem that comfortable, as well as the d-pad. 353 seems way more comfortable, though the d-pad on this one looks smaller than other Ambernic devices. Also I can't tell if the Retroids have poor build quality of it was fixed with the 2+.
>>9146920which one can you easily replace parts for?
>>9149281*buy replace parts for?
>>9148193>750x1334What in the ever loving fuck?
>>91492913 more pixels and we would have finally achieved a perfect horizontal resolution
>>9148175Review every telescopic bluetooth controller you own.
Is there anything with a classic screen and or a stupidly large battery life?
>>9149249>Just how much more powerful is it?Install jelos and you will not notice. It is able to run Dreamcast, psp and Saturn games.
>>9149150It has the same processor. I don't think the extra ram is going to suddenly make ps2 playable
>>9149291That's the same resolution as the iPhone 6/6S/7/8/SE 2G/SE 3G.I'm guessing they're using unused iPhone screens.This is exactly what the Anbernic RG503 does but with PS Vita OLED screens.
I'm super tempted to buy a Nintendo 3ds LL. Can you flash an English firmware into that thing without bricking it?
>>9149446It's extremely hard to brick a hacked 3DS. b9s is a bootrom exploit and even if it gets uninstalled somehow (it won't) there's a backdoor called ntrboot.Anyway, you can read the steps of how to region change here.https://3ds.hacks.guide/region-changing.html
>>9149139Not him, but despite everybody claiming things like this, I still run into occasional hiccups while playing PS1. Executing arts in Legacy of Legaia and whenever there's explosions on Fighting Force are two that come to mind.
>>9149634Oh yeah you still get slowdown when there's lots of special effects and stuff on screen (like when you get one of the level up balls in SOTN) but I figured it was like that on PS1 too lol. 99% of the time it's pretty smooth though which is noice
>>9150003it exceeded them!!
>>9146962No, they didn't. But I guess it sucks not being able to read. I understand, missing the + symbol is common from their marketing. What they are showing, is that the "improvement" is from the original RP2. The upgraded chip in the RP2+ is the same chip they are using for the RP3
>>9147118Maybe if you have little girls hands, it's trash to hold idk why people shill it so much, the screen is nice I guess
>>9148381The problem isn't that they can't make a device that can do what you want now, it's just going to be at a price that most people won't want to pay. The cheap SOCs are still using 2018-2019 tech at best outside of Ayn using Snapdragon and some Unisoc and Dimensity SOCs which also go into mobile phones. At which point, why not just get a phone?
>>9149150>rp3 will probably run ps2 games.lmfao no it still won't even run N64 and DC well.>>9150513lmfao everyone who pretends they have HUGE MANLY HANDS GRRRR I'M WAY TOO BIG AND MANLY FOR THE MIYOO are either tiny-hand lowtest fags trying to LARP or obese sausage finger beats.Which do you fall under?
>>9150813What's your favorite out of all of those?
>>9150934probably the vita its the perfect handheld, sucks it has no video out tho, i do have a pstv for that you can swap the sd2vita between them seemlessly but would be cool if that wasn't needed
>>9146785>clicky L3 and R3good>bigger screengood>start, select and home buttons on edges of devicewtf bad
>>9150942I like the screen on my OLED one, but it's kinda uncomfortable to hold. Maybe it's just my tiny hands or something though.
>>9150953nah thats jsut how it is imo kek, its heavy and has sharp edges, i dont get why people shill it so much compared to the slim, the slim has better battery and is much nicer in the hand, ive also seen a bunch of oled models have blotchy screens because the panels haven't held up over time, the colours aren't really that bad on the slim
>>9150958Feels like it'd be hard to give up the better screen, but if I ever find a cheap Slim I might compare and keep the one I like the best. Should probably sell off my PSTV anyways, so maybe I'll grab one when I do that.
>>9150969>Should probably sell off my PSTV anywayswhy do you not use it?
>>9150972I picked it up to play a few exclusives when they were super cheap, then grabbed my OLED Vita when Henkaku first came out.I prefer playing Vita stuff on a handheld, and emulators way run better on the old PC I have hooked up to my TV.
>>9150991Yeah i dont really play vita games on my pstv, think its a pretty nice machine for ps1 games though
I returned the Amazon Warehouse RG350P I got, just wasn't doing it for me. The Adam firmware was OK, but not great, and I'm just not autistic enough to tweak the shit out of everything, particularly since the screen can't scale anything at that low of a resolution. I think Android based is probably where I'll go instead, maybe I'll pre-order the Retroid 3. Being able to play a few Android games and just get RetroArch or standalone emulators doing what I want seems easier than dicking around with filesystems I can't even fucking read. Any insight is welcome, maybe these things just aren't for me. Even Diablo wasn't as cool as I thought it would be.
>>9151249shouldve bought a basedoid double plus like i told you to.
>>9151249Depending on what you're deal with on initial setup, Android might not be a good idea either. With a powerful enough Android device, you shouldn't have to worry about tweaking after initial setup though.My 351V with AmberELEC has been pretty nice without having to change much from the defaults. Hard to recommend getting any 351 at this point, but a 353P with JELOS is supposedly similar and has more power. Not sure if anyone here actually has one yet though.
>>9151412lol you're probably right man, you thin kthe 3 is worth the extra $20 if I don't have a 2+ to begin with? The 720p screen seems like a pretty big upgrade.>>9151451Fair enough, it might just be the OpenDingux jank... I was thinking Android because I could literally just run Android and say fuck it to whatever launcher. Just do it how I want to within the confines of that OS, which being a commercial, enormously popular thing, has lots of support.
>rp3 unveiled>it's just an rp2+ in a new shell>start and select on top>volume and home buttons right where you hold itWHAT THE FUCK IS IT WITH THESE CHINKSIt's like a fucking joke.>dude we could release a pretty good budget handheld>lolno let's purposely give it flaws that will stop some from buyingIt's like they don't even think about these design flaws. Imagine trying to soft reset on this thing when every button for the soft reset is on top of the console
>>9150813What's the loli game running on your GBC?
>>9151515>I could literally just run Android and say fuck it to whatever launcherRP2+ supposedly has a decent launcher with the AOSP launcher as a fallback, so if you're used to that you'd at least have something that works.If it's specifically the launcher you were having issues with though, I haven't had any issues so far in Linux using ArkOS or AmberELEC, so you might be right about OpenDingux being a little more janky as a base.
>>9151596It's more that I don't really want a modern "launcher" experience, which is why I went for OpenDingux to begin with, but the performance was better on Adam so I gave it a shot. I'm not verbalizing it well, but maybe a "stock"-ish Android experience and standalone shit or just using RA on Android would do it. I dunno, it's not like I can't afford to try it, I just obsess over this dumb stuff.
>>9151515the 3 has design flaws and i dont want a 16:9 screwn for retro games. the baseoid sprocket doublissimus plussimus 2-II(+++) doesn't have retarded shit like a home button on the side of the console, is the best unit this retard company has thus produced and at $99 is like the cost of one dinner and a movie in the year of our mohammed 2022. just get the basedoid or move on.
>>9151671The 16:9 screen is fine for me, I would use it as a general Android device, not just an emulator machine. PPI is higher too, afaik. The right slider on the 2+ seems lame?
>>9150958>>9150942i've rocked my psp since like 2009 and was wondering if it would be at all worth it to have a vita? i just got a steam deck myself and i love it dearly. keeping my psp around for quick small trips though. have just always wondered if a vita would be worth it for me.
>>9148203Nah, you're fucking dumb. Having black bars on the sides of nes, snes, n64, gamecube, genesis, sega cd, saturn, dreamcast, ps1, ps2, Gameboy, neogeo, and TurboGrafx, isn't worth it just for the fucking psp. Just buy a fucking psp you idiot. It's already a portable psp.
>>9148203Dreamcast is a 4:3 system you idiot
>>9146785More like negroid
>>9151810can psp even run ppsspp?
Are there emulator handhelds I can safely shutdown by turning the power off, without destroying the firmware? I had some Anbernic products and was really annoyed to first close the emulator and then navigate to the shutdown menu.
>>9151554Anbernic wins again.
>>9152063Install a better firmware.
Any tips or recommended scratch removal products to buff out hairline/superficial scratches on a Gameboy SP shell? I know I can replace the shell but since these scratches aren't deep, I was hoping to save it
>>9151696if you mod is you can paly full psp library, theres even some mods that allow you to use dual thumbsticks in some games, depends if there are any vita games you wanna play really, most games ive played on there are available on other platforms, its a nice device though I prefer mine to my psp
>>9152160the rock paper scissors game is quite good
>>9151814He probably wants to use widescreen hacks, but I don't think the RP3 has enough juice for that when the RP2+ is just barely managing 60fps-ish with frameskip at 480p as it is. Maybe it could utilize widescreen hacks in PS1 emus tho.
>>9152063>shutting down an anbernic destroys its firmwareanbersisters...
>>9150813>>9150934The Pedo Station Portable
>>9152102is it shiny plastic? Meguiars Ultimate Compound. made a scratched up xbox 360 series e look brand new with that stuff
>>9151648I think you'd be happy with the stock Android launcher then, it sounds like what you're looking for.
Bros I have a Retroid Pocket 1 that I've had since they first launched. Never bothered to upgrade it with the RP2 and RP2+ kits, been thinking about upgrading the OS now but can no longer find the software links from goretroid for RP1.I remember reading back then that upgrading Android from 6 to 10 (iirc was the version they offered) was a shitty "upgrade" and lineage OS had shit support, so I held back this entire time. Did things get better or should I just stick to Android 6?I mostly emulate PS1 with the occasional NDS games but some PS1 games chug a bit even after following guides on improving performance on these little shits.
>>9146785I've heard that it's just rp2+ but with real analog sticks and L3+R3. The guts of the thing are no better.
>>9148796I just got mine yesterday. Don't use the official anbernic website. I ordered it on July 13th but they got my address wrong so I had them change it. The logistics company they use fucked up and didn't pick up the package for two weeks. I contacted them and they sent it in 8 days. Their support used a machine translator to communicate so it took some time to get my point across. I've also got a rg 351v and after this I'm done with chinese handhelds.
>>9153359Post more. Will you install jelos on it?
>>9153416got mine today. took 12 days. used keepretro. I think they just dropship from anbernic or aliexpress. was $129 with free shipping, cheaper than anbernic's site and their ali store.
>>9153482yeah. going to do that later tonight. just looked it over real quick. got a house full of people. the face buttons are smaller than I expected. I was expecting theyd be gpi case size. youtubers must be handlets.
>>9153359disgustingly ugly system
>>9153554squares are for queers
>>9153561the why did you buy a square with a ballsack attachd to it?
>>9153563sh sh sh shutup. you shutup
>>9153563It represents my big balls. You didn’t keep them, that’s why you feel repulsed my this great handheld.
>>9148102comfy as fuck
>>9153689If I've a 351MP does that mean I had my balls replaced with a metal shell because desu that seems like a fair trade
>>9148175I weighed that option. The existing shells would take up as much pocket space as my 3DS or Vita. On top of that, the games would be competing with the rest of the phone in terms of battery. The third point is not retro, but it helps to have the library native to those two handhelds on top of their emulation. I do hope the mobile market tries harder to compete with the rest of the gaming market, but currently their own library is sorely lacking.
>>9153692you admit your balls are a mere shell of their former self
>>9153689You own zero handhelds.
>>9152096nta but where can I learn more about the system's default and other available firmwares? All I find are videos on how to set them up but no deep dives or explanations of how any of it works or what does what.Going from a Miyoo to an Anbernic feels daunting.
I have my RG353P and love it, but it'd got a couple of issues that I think might not be firmware based.It sometimes doesn't remember brightness levels when booting the device. JELOS at least has a universal hotkey for brightness adjustment (L+Up/Down).More annoyingly, it sometimes fails to wake from sleep mode. Whenever this happens, it will result in loss of game progress as the only option is to hit the reset button.Anyone else experiencing these brightness and sleep mode bugs with their RG353P? I'm using the latest JELOS firmware, 20220804.
>>9153757The bug with the sleep mode seems to be fixed now https://teddit.net/r/SBCGaming/comments/wf5gwq/jelos_20220802_is_now_available_for_the_anbernic/
>>9153763>>9153765That's firmware 20220802, two days older than the 20220804 firmware I'm running, and the sleep mode issue is still occurring.It's possible the issue regressed with 20220804, or that there's an unaccounted for variable in the issue.Such as the fix not applying properly when doing an OTA upgrade, versus doing a fresh install.I was actually able to reproduce the sleep mode bug with the stock firmware that Anbernic ships on their microSD card, which made me wonder if it could be a fundamental hardware issue.
>>9153763>>9153765>>9153771Also many thanks for making me aware of Teddit.I appreciate these JS-less lightweight alternatives to social media, like Nitter.
>>9153702A shell made from CNC aluminium at least
>>9152927thanks fren, I appreciate it.
>>9150813Here you go:https://youtu.be/QTkrNBZIY_Y since the fag that posted the video refused to give anymore info, however the video doesn't give much context either, also, how do you watch images on the gbc?
>>9154095>how do you watch images on the gbc?That image is from a homebrew gbc rom.
Ordered a 351mpIs amberelec idiotproof?
>>9149634You'll find some games run surprisingly well. Megaman legends comes to mind but yeah its not a dependable psx machine.
>>9154132What game senpai?
For those of you who got a RG353p, how's your battery doing? I've played mainly GBA on my and drops from 100 to 95 and 90 kinda fast for a machine that's pretty new (mine just arrived 3 days ago)Also, is it just me or the light never turns off even after being fully charged?
>>9154135It's fairly idiot proof. Has a decent amount of configuration handled out of the box and the documentation on their website is pretty good.
>>9154258Sounds good. I actually used to like tinkering in emulators but these days I'm spoiled by how many things Just Werk without any need to fuck with settings or firmware.
>>9154472Yeah, that's actually why I switched from ArkOS to AmberELEC on my 351V.
>>9147279>>9146803I FUCKING LOVE LETTER BOXES THAT TAKE UP MORE BATTERY POWER!
>>9155112What did he mean by this.
>>9155079Yes.See that? That's fullspeed Dreamcast on a shitty 351mp at 480p.
I only really want to play up to snes/genesis so what’re some of the more aesthetically pleasing chinkshit handhelds?
>>9155171Retroarch with filters possible?
>>9155174Do you really want snes filters ... in that tiny screen? Anyway, yes.
>>9155174Oh yeah. I'm using Normal 2x with Bilinear Filtering + CRT Easymode shader and everything looks really good and runs flawlessly 60, only need to turn it off for PS1 games (which I think look better without it anyway but that's my personal autism speaking)
Looking to buy my first handhold hopefully something they can play upto ps1 and psp stuff and is on the cheaper side. Any recommendations?
>>9146953What problems does it have?
>>9155309being too based, and something something right slider that nobody uses anyway and is the only legitimate detractor of the system
>>9155347looks pretty good to me, faggit
>>9155367Only by changing the dpad position it would become the perfect retard machine.
>>9155380doesnt bother me
>>9155404>yikes lmaowhat else did your dad say at your gender reveal?
>>9155367That's some shit scaling or filtering, friend. Also, the screen is washed out when compared to others, and has worse viewing angles.Based game though.
>>9155456it's a photo taken with a phone on a sunny day, cope
>>9155424I dont know I couldnt hear him through my mom's belly and the sonogram machine
>>9155342they spray painted their buttons. they didnt have red, blue, yellow, and green buttons made they fucking spray painted them. why would anyone be stupid enough to buy from a company shitty enough to do that?
>>9155465>he was a tranny in the wombyou never had a chance
>>9155459No, I comoared both the rpi2+ and rg351mp on my hands, side by side.
>>9155471i think you might be retarded bro
>>9155475take a photo of your rg351 screen lol
>>9155471why would anyone buy the children's toy buttons anyway
>>9155526because he's a faggot who doesn't own any of these devices and is looking for any reason to criticize them. also the buttons have a polymer over top of the paint anyway.
>>9155367This is embarassing. Big loss for Retroid Hotpockets.
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Wcoos7n4s>Analogue Pocket Jailbreakdidn't take long huh
>>9155561Ye very jealous of those washed out colors and fucked up scaling lol
>>9155569it's a photo taken with a phone dude, if you're not trolling you are legit retarded. i guess you think this is how OP's anbernic looks in real life too lmao.
>posts photo to prove that screen is great>it looks like complete ass>"i-it's just taken with a phone bro it actually looks good i swear..."
>>9155576>ignores how the screen looks clearer and more vivid than any other picture of any handheld's screen in the thread>too retarded to understand how a digital photo adds artifactsmaybe next you can tell me what scaling issues the buttons have
>>9155576The fact you ignored the pic in >>9155572 and had to greentext your response shows how utterly BTFO you were. RP2+ screen is beautiful.
Are there any good handhelds in $50-$100 range, with compatibility up to PS1? Honestly I would even be fine without PS1 if it's on cheaper and smaller side.
>>9155642rp2+ is $99 and ive yet to find a PS1 game that doesnt run perfectly at full speed. even a lot of DC and some gamecube games run well
Can any of these handhelds play PS1 games at bigger internal resolutions and 60fps?
>>9155531they still got stuck to the shell
>>9155703is there a way you can explain what's wrong with the buttons outside of blowing your sperm-laden diarrhea all over the thread while screaming into a megaphone? no? okay then.
>>9155367kek, looks like actual shit
>>9155709no, it doesn't. now post your handheld's screen. oh wait...
Ordered a new battery for my SP, was dirt cheap. My current battery can't hold much of a charge anymore. >>9146782>Also, what are you playing on them?Probably my favourite Tennis game I've played. Very fast, very arcade style.
>>9155367>he thought this would impress peoplepoor guy is trying to justify his purchase so hard lol
>>9155707instead of having colored buttons made they painted buttons they already had and the added thickness from the paint causes the buttons to grind against the button holes scraping off the paint and jamming up the buttons. was that a suitable explaination for a retarded faggot like you to undersand or do you need me to hire a drag queen to put on a puppet show about it for you?
>replying to every post that even slightly criticizes your handheld of choiceI hope you realize how insanely insecure you look.
>>9155780my black rp2's buttons are not painted, they're made of solid black plastic. you are very jealous and mad lol
>>9155642Miyoo Mini or 280V if you're looking for something smaller that'll handle most PS1.351V if you want something vertical with a bit more power.RP2+ if you want the most powerful thing in that price range.
>>9155746Nice, I need to order a replacement shell for my broken GBA so I can start using it again.
>>9155770can't lie this looks pretty fucking good
>>9155783>I hope you realize how insanely insecure you look.
>>9146782The Odin is a good choice if you can get one. I havent used it much lately tho since I got my deck
>>9154257Battery readings on Anbernic devices always seem kinda inconsistent and mostly an approximation at best, not sure if that's the reading only or the battery itself, I've never time it to see how much I'm actually getting.
>>9155830The GBA is still the king of portable game systems for me. Such a killer library, and it can play all my childhood GB/GBC games. Backlit screen and it's pretty much perfect. https://youtu.be/976fdoKXw2E
guys I want to emulate Kirby Air Ride on a handheld, which one do I buy?
Is the Retroid 3 worth it? I'm thinking a 2+ would be better for the small size since they have the same SOC.
No one really talks about the RGB10 2 here, is it shit?
>>9155482Pic related. Look at the pixels.This is mine >>9155157too.
>>9156094Cheap and big screen but low quality build.
>>9156130you have a better camera and it still looks like shit lol
>>9155794>trying so hard to work the jealous angle when he's talking about an inexpensive chink portableYou're really bad at this.
>>9156130retroid fag BTFO
>>9155770looks good to be honest
>>9146782Is there even any point in owning one of these chinese knock off devices instead of a PSP in regard to playing PS1 and PSP titles?
>>9155793kek, this was the first thing I thought of when I saw that photozoomers have no clue what snes games are supposed to look like
>>9156130>this washed out trashlol.
>>9156238except... that is what the game looks like.
>>9155949Mine is an OG GBA, so I'm probably going to do the ITA screen mod too.
>>9156270Nice non-square pixels kek
>>9155367Are you running some butt ugly filter over the game, or does it just naturally look this bad?
>>9156230PSP is fine for some PS1 games. It's nice to have two sticks and two shoulder buttons for games that need them though, and the PSP screen resolution isn't great for PS1. Also, more powerful handhelds can run at higher resolutions for both systems.
>>9156276Nice. I think I prefer the form factor of the original GBA model, it's a bit more comfortable for me, but I can't trade in the backlit screen for it. I have no experience modding the GBA, and I don't even own an original model anymore, gave it to my sister quite a while ago.
>>9156319Yeah, they're more comfortable to hold, and I don't mind modding mine since the shell got messed up somehow while it was stored in my parents basement.
>>9156314Which one of these DIY portables would you recommend for mainly playing PS1 titles, and older? I assume they function off writable memory you can do what you will to them. Or are the emulators themselves baked into the interface of the system?
>>9156298>non square pixellowest IQ post of all time
>>9156016Depends on budget, but steam deck is best if you can get ahold of one. Some of the cheaper options can handle gamecube though.
>>9156305it's actually just you being too retarded to know what digital artifacts are because you're jealous of the baseoid>inb4 cope, cope and uhh copenope.
>>9156354Are the same guy from last thread shilling the fucking retroid. It's not bad but why are you acting like it's gods gift to earth
>>9156362t. baseoidian contrarian
>>9156348>low iqYour scaling is all fucked up and the filtering too.
>>9156371there's no filtering, you are literally just so retarded that you think a shitty phone taking a picture of a screen will look like it does in real life while you ignore literally every other photo in the thread with the same artifacting. basedoid BTFOs yet another troglodytic phillistine
>>9156376But the rg351 picture has perfectly square pixels and fills the screen too, besides tiny bars on the bottom and top.Meanwhile, in the retroid pictures, there are fat pixels and squushed pixels, which happens when the device is not scaled properly, or there's some shitty filter applied. Just compare nigga, you have both pictures in the thread.
>>9155567Calling this a jailbreak is disingenuous.All this appears to be doing is running software on the weaker FPGA cores for GBStudio within the constraints that Analogue gave developers.A true jailbreak would be allowing ROM loading with Analogue's own software, and having full access to the full power FPGA cores.
>>9156346Most of these handle PS1 fine at this point. Someone has a spreadsheet somewhere with everything listed along with how well they perform, but a 351MP, 353P, or RP2+ is probably your best bet right now depending on what you're looking for.Emulators are bundled into the firmware for most of these, and you're going to want to run custom firmware for better performance when it's available.
>>9156442>the copei.e. what you're experiencing after getting veritably wafflestomped by a purple elephant packing a basedoid.
>>9156258>>9156262>>9156270the fuck are you doing
>>9155857You sure love wasting money on kiddie devices.
>>9156319why not get one of those pi4 GBAs?
>>9156395exactly. a real jailbreak would have it running their cores from their previous consoles also
>>9156653BASEDTHE ORIGINAL COMFY DEVICEHad one years ago.
>>9156395Both FPGA cores are able to be used for developer / homebrew stuff now, they changed that policy when the latest firmware released. It's also pretty likely that these are actually Analogue's GB/C/A cores. Regardless, having an open platform with access to both FPGA cores is better than a "jailbreak" anyway. Just a waiting game.
>>9156653I wish you could still buy something in this exact form factor. It looks perfectly small.
>>9156742In which case then, yeah allowing full access to the FPGA cores without any sort of jailbreak is actually better.That said, there'll still be a preference to use Analogue's fully developed software rather than 3rd party cores in their infancy. The Retro Game Corps video demonstrated their shortcomings.Thinking about it, it would be really nice if the Analogue Pocket got something to dump game cartridges to internal memory, so that you don't need to play games with the cartridge slot loaded, that's the biggest flaw of the device.
>>9156782I'm with you, excited to not have to use my fucking awful SuperCard GBA flashcart at any rate. Still using my EverDrive for GB/C so I can play on real hardware if I want to. Hopefully more console cores are in the works; I imagine some of the open source MiST(er) cores will be ported at least, whether by the original authors or someone else.
>>9147118Good question. How is it for games like Super Metroid or Castlevania?
>>9157060That depends entirely on what your preferred setup is.As someone who owns a mini, the shoulder buttons are uncomfortable. Where it absolutely excels is games on consoles without shoulder buttons or games where the shoulder buttons don't need to be pressed much like say GBA Pokemon, DKC, 2D Zelda.For me with Super Metroid, I like having the dash button on R so playing SM on a Miyoo would suck. But if you like having aim up/down on l and r you'll have minimal issue.As far as Castlevania goes it depends. Some games use l and r for sub weapons, some just use up+whip for them.
>>9157192Gotcha, thanks. I might give it a go at some point since it's not too expensive to begin with. If I end up not liking it, I can always resell it or give it to somebody given how popular it is.
>>9155643Oh God no. I own one of those. So fucking awkward to play. Not reccomended. Get a 351p
>>9153757Sleep mode bug is fixed but also, you could have always volume up to get passed it
It looks like JELOS has added Dolphin support for RG353P and RG503.https://github.com/JustEnoughLinuxOS/distribution/pull/318Trying it on latest development firmware, it appears to support GameCube using a standalone build of Dolphin with no config options from EmulationStation.It won't launch Wii ISOs or WADs.Performance in a handful of games I tried quickly wasn't great, it would probably need additional tweaks like halving internal resolution, underclocking the GameCube clock, etc.It might be decent at playing a few very specific games. It seemed to play Alien Hominid very well actually, just a bit more slowly.I was hoping they might do Wii support too, I can imagine Mega Man 9 and 10 will probably manage to run on this thing.
>>9157343You mean pressing the volume buttons made it possible to force-wake the device or something?Firmware stable builds 20220802, 20220804, and dev build 20220805 (I think?) have all produced this sleep mode bug at least once, I don't think it's been eliminated.I won't consider the bug fixed until I'm able to go several days without the device failing to wake from sleep.
Feel like I'm super late to this party but I've had a Galaxy s21 for like 6 months now and I'm just realizing how fucking amazing this thing is for emulation.Whats the best controller for phones? I'm using an Xbox controller with a phone clip attached. While it's comfy as hell it looks fucking janky.
>>9157762>the best controller for phonesoh god whyplease just use a real gaming handheld
>>9157793Why would i do that when half of these struggle to run things my phone can? I already have a device that works better than most of them. Why would i spend more than i need to
>>9157762I've got an Ipega one that's pretty much an xbox controller. Been thinking about getting the Gamesir X2 but read up reviews on that one first anon.
>>9157850>Gamesir X2Ay that's what I'm looking for. Considering the bluetooth model but i was wondering if there was anything like it with analog triggers for gc compatibility.
>>9156635yes, cuz I have the disposable income to waste on them
>>9157762Your phone has usb-c, so get a usb controller. Either a razer kishi for good along sticks and triggers, or a gamesir for good dpad and face buttons. You can also get the n1 mobile controller if you like the switch's dpad. Don't bother with bluetooth unless you want to play ds games in portait mode.
>>9156737>COMFYthat looks anything but
>>9158143You have no idea the impact of that little device.
>>9158218because it didnt impact anything lol
>>9158295It opened us to a world of comfy emulation, after the ill fated gp32 and its family, especially when opendingux came out.
>>9158325>after the ill fated gp32
playing tales of symphonia on my rp2+Xenosaga 1 on my odin pro
>>9155857ayn has gotten off their lazy asses and started shipping them in mass now
>>9158364basedoid chads reporting in
>>9157762Please listen to this man>>9158109>>9157793Fuck off retard
>>9158401I can't find a single one of these controllers that has the dpad in the right spot
>>9158460None do, but perhaps flydigi learned their leson from the wee
>>9158401That's the GameSir X2, right? How is it it? I'm retiring my Nokia 6.1 soon, and I was looking to buy one of those and use my Nokia as a portable emulator when out the house.I would take my Steam Deck with me everywhere, but it's too big.
>>9158487It's a GameSir X2, yes, the non-Bluetooth version. I also have the Kishi so I can compare them. The other anon was right, the Kishi has better sticks and has analog L2/R2 triggers, but the dpad and the face buttons are kinda mushy. It's not a good experience to play a platformer on a Kishi. But it's great for Gen 5 games and above. The GameSir has the absolute best dpad and face buttons I've ever used, hands down. The shoulder and trigger buttons are very good too, but not analog. The sticks are smaller and less precise I feel than with the Kishi. But the GameSir sticks are less bad than how bad the Kishi dpad is, if that makes sense. All in all it's a very good retro controller, too bad that the dpad is in the wrong place, that's the only flaw really.
>>9158516Thanks. I don't plan on playing anything past (maybe) Dreamcast on my Nokia, so the sticks not being as good don't bother me. Same with the lack of analog triggers.
>>9158516I'm pretty sure that's the same D Pad and buttons anbernic uses for the RG351 and I can confirm:Damn son these buttons do be feeling good to press
>>9158601Intredasting. Does Anbernic always use these or just for the RG351? I might get that if this is true.
>>9158109>Razer KishiWhy the fuck did Razer make a controller that only has a lightning plug so it works on the only mobile device that doesn't have easy access to emulation
>>9146785I bought an original RP2 I was thinking of buying this, then I saw that it has only the same specs as the RP2+. To me that's not enough of a bump as I'm happy enough with what I have. I'll wait another 8-ish months until they release a 3+ model.
>>9158771might wanna wait for RP4 at this point because the 3 has some retarded design flaws aside from the performance
>>9158401I find a clip works better than a telescopic controller when you have a fuckhuge phone
>>9158768Razer Kishi has a usb c version as well anon
>>9158401based, although i still prefer using my new 3ds xl
>>9158768You're thinking of the backbone.
>>9158365Well thats good. Its definitely a well put together system. They seem to care about it and have put a surprising amount of effort into development. Which is pretty rare for a Chinese console.
>>9158813Dunno, I find the weight distribution total shit with a clip, it's very top heavy.>>9158840That is also very based anon. I beat Ape Escape and Soul Reaver on my N3DS XL.
>subhuman phonetards invading the thread
>>9158768There is a USB-C version of the Kishi for android peasants. I use the Lightning version though. My input lag is half of what I get on an Android, but yes it's not very accessible. Not many people have an Apple developer account and compile the emulators themselves.
>>9159119 fuck off retard
>>9158853yeah I love my switch but I gotta say to odin kinda mogs it in terms of asthetics; the switch lite actually looks more chinese desu kek
>>9159129maybe you shouls fuck off since this thread is about retro handhelds and not cuck clamps for phones.
>>9159123I use a kishi for my android and a clip controller for my ipod and don't notice any input lag.
>>9159341Make some measurements, you'll be surprised
>>9159293N-Nani?! when is the release anon?
>>9159293>they gave in and put a 2nd analog stick in there for the zoomers crying for itWeak, the ergonomics are already questionable as it is, now the right analog is just gonna rub against your palm and when you try to use the buttons
>>9159293Jesus Christ that analogue stick placementJust give me a 351MP with better guts and you can take my money Anbo
>>9159140>cuck clampsholy kek
>chinkheld I've been looking forward to for like a month got sent back to China because my landlord left "VACANT" as the name assigned to my unit's mailbox instead of updating it to my name>also the keys she gave me dont even open the mailboxbros... I don't think I'm going to make jt...
>>9159543Have you considered RG353P, or does the SNES layout and size not appeal to you?I actually find it more comfortable than the RG351MP, lighter weight and more comfortable in the hands, especially the shoulder buttons.
>looking forward to RP3 with Taki's teasers>End up just re-releasing the RP2+ in a new shell instead>Disappointing>Dig out Vita from drawer>Pre-hacked but I used the SD card I was using on something else so I had to re-set up SD2Vita. Also had some issues with retroarch and initially just put it down>Follow some retroarch setup guide from Retrogame Corps which suggests using normalx2 filter with bilinear for a close to sharp pixel look>shit's running most of my favorite games well enough and looking good too>install the native vita port of SM64, 60FPS with cam on right stick>install a few games like sayonara umihara kawase with a resolution patch, project diva, shovel knights, katamari and taiko>having a fucking great time>was sitting on the great device this entire time>tfw it took retroid fucking up for me to realize thisToday was a good day.
>>9158771what systems do you want? rp2+ is a monster apart from shitty ps2 emulation but it was never supposed to do that to begin with, even a lot of gc plays pretty good on it.
>>9159735>be you>be retarded faggot>get upset about RP3 not being a spec upgrade despite not owning another retroid to even compare it against>have boner over vita that can't even emulate SNES without major bugs>post self-affirmative greentext essay on /vr/ complete with tired "am i fitting in yet" tier reaction pic>deep down still wish you had graduated community college 12 years ago so you could afford a $99 RP2+ instead of digging out a vita you buried because it was a piece of shit and even your past self knew it
>>9159993Jesus fucking christ, nigger. Who shit in your cereal this morning? Imagine seething this hard over an anonymous post.>deep down still wish you had graduated community college 12 years ago so you could afford a $99 RP2+I have one, keep crying though.>complete with tired "am i fitting in yet" tier reaction picOh the irony.>I-I-I-I HAVE TO BE BITTER AND ANGRY, I'M ON LE EBIN 4CHAN! A-AM I FITTING IN YET?!?!?!
>>9159993And for good measure because I know your next move will be>H-HURR DURRR YOU DON'T HAVE ONE!Here.
>>9160023lol, buy the RP2+ you want dude.
>>9160040And there you go lmfao
>>9160037buy the RP2+.
>>9160045I'm sorry Chang, I was fooled by your shilling once. I'm not falling for it again.
>>9160056you didn't fall for anything because you don't own one lol
Are there any of these that are pocketable and have an OLED screen? That's all I want
>>9160091rg503 has the 1000 Vita's OLED screen.No clue how strong it is but it should be pocketable.
>>9160095>rg503Too big. Something like OG GBA size is as big as I'd want
>>9160102you want the basedoid pocket double plus.
>>9159293Why don't they do a 5" clamshell?
>>9159681>I don't think I'm going to make jt..Not going to make Justin Timberlake do what?
>>9159140>my handheld android device is different than a phone because it's plastic shell is different
why does every big thread on every forum have its own resident insufferable faggot with a similar posting style
>>9158109can you tell me more about the n1? seems it's a chink device but it looks kind of like exactly what i want.
>>9156653surely nobody still has a working Dingoo in 2022
Found my old gba and decided to change the screen. If I understand there are two main display options: ITA and IPS. I can buy an IPS locally (Australia) or order an ITA on funnyplaying's website. Which one would you recommend?
>>9159119i can access 4channel from a desktop?
Can someone give me a list of good controllers for an android? I want to get back into emulation. Thanks!
>>9159993It’s ok anon, hope you post your rp3 here whenever it arrives.
>>9160056Same. Got the rp2 but this shit sucks ass. Fuck retroid
>>9159735This but replace Vita with New 3DS to not be a faggot
>>9146782What handhelds are capable of doing scan lines? I like the 3DS cuz the IPS screen resembles them and makes pixel art look great but my o3DS can’t run PS1. I’m starting a playthrough of SMT1 and I wish I could do it from a portable rather than my PC. Vita has a filter for scan lines but it doesn’t look great.
>>9160503>Chud-Ds vs ps-SHITda>Not knowing handhelds from official companies are the goyslop of retrogamingGet a KINOid pocket 2+ or consider the following https://youtube.com/watch?v=apzauZeNaEs
>>9146782Been using the switch to play more demanding retro stuff like ps1 / dreamcast; uronically comfier with the xbox HUEG joycons; also on the phone i think i've finished like 40 games by now, most recent being metroid fusion and megaman x2 for the gbc; it's pretty comfy anf weirdly wnough it ran majoras at 30 fps and conker BFD at 40 using mupen64 (not pictured but the phone has a qwerty keyboard in which i mapped the keys to game buttons
>>9160347I repaired the Dingoo my best friend gave me years back and returned it to him earlier this year. Aside from the L button it works like a charm.>>9160545Those Hori grips are incredible and gave my Switch new life. Such a good product, especially for the cost.
>>9160556>Those Hori grips are incredible and gave my Switch new life. Such a good product, especially for the cost.i bought them even though i don't have a switch yet just in case they stop making them and they become expensive as fuck like other hori products
>>9160535Will you shut the fuck up you fucking shill? I already have a much better phone controller than that trash. And why do you have to shill the gayroid to completely unrelated posts all the time? Just fuck off.
>>9160513Get a N3DS retard?
>>9160337The dpad is switch style and the analog sticks are surprisingly fragile. They aren't clickacle if you care about that, but have face buttons that act as l3 r3. The face and r2 and l2 buttons are pretty stiff, and you might need to do fiddeling with an external app depending on the emulator since the sticks stimulate touch screens for some reason.
>>9160581>Has perfectly fine 3ds>Get a marginally more powerful one to play SHIt-S-1 games, the original goyslop of console gaming. With fucking frame drops>Still denying the KINOid pocket 2+, the savior of retrohelds when you don't have a phone.
>>9160574>I already have a much better phone controller than that trashGood that means you're growing. Take time to heal away from the sloppaganda, brother.
>>9159968The original RP2 that I have filled my old-school 8/16 bit needs well enough. I would like good PS2 and GC/DC emulation to be reason I go for my next handheld, that's why I didn't upgrade to the RP2+, it isn't quite there yet. I don't mind waiting for an RP3+ for the next significant power bump.
>>9160560I'll probably buy another set of them for that explicit reason. I feel stupid for buying joycons a year or two before the Hori grips though. The only upside is that I paid less for Switch/games/new joycons and Hori grips than the Switch goes for originally.
>>9160598>They aren't clickacle if you care about that, but have face buttons that act as l3 r3.this actually kinda seems like a plus in a lot of different contexts. that's kinda neat.>you might need to do fiddeling with an external app depending on the emulator since the sticks stimulate touch screens for some reason.thiiiiis is pants on head retarded though. does this have to do with the fact that they're alps joysticks? what kind of nonsense is that
>>9160503>3dshit>not making you the biggest faggot
>>9159293I would rather have no analog desu.
>>9160545Is that a NSwitch?
>>9160545How old is that phone lmao
can any of these run ps2 games or should I just keep sticking to my vita until a company makes one that can consistently run ps2 games in a good frame rate
>>9160738A flagship android from 2022 will run PS2 quite well. I imagine the Steam Deck or any of these $800 newfangled Windows handhelds could do it as well.
>>9160738Odin pro has nailed every ps2 game I've thrown at it, although xenosaga had some stutters in the beginning
>>9160828>Odin prowas actually thinking about an odin pro but the price is still pretty crazy, though it is deserved for how powerful its specs are. mite pick it up if they do a black friday/boxing sae
>>9160738Stick with your vita until you get a steam deck.t. fellow vita enjoyer
>>9160535>KINOidthe correct term is Basedoid Pocket Double Plus(+), though your enthusiasm is appreciated.
>>9161164>>9160535Fuck me, there's two of you faggot shills now?
>>9161172it started as just me, but the ethereal aura of the basedoid has spread like a beautiful sickness to others and converted them into basedoid acolytes of basedoid worship. our numbers will only grow. repent now and pledge your fealty to your basedoid overlords or you will suffer the consequences.
>>9161209You sound like a little kid, talking stupidly like that. Grow up, retard.
>>9161253You sound like an old man, you will probably die this month.
>>9161253resist now, you don't have much longer. the basedoid will creep into your subconcious and plague your every thought until you finally give in. you cannot escape.
>>9159293This doesn't change the fact the 351V is incredibly uncomfy to hold, your hands will start to hurt anyways.
>>9160556>Those Hori grips are incredible and gave my Switch new life. Such a good product, especially for the cost.yup, pretty happy with mine, sturdy af and come in many nice patterns>>9160560>i bought them even though i don't have a switch yet just in case they stop making them and they become expensive as fuck like other hori productsnah bro i used to work in a retail store and we would stack tens, even hundreds of them and they sell like hotcake, but the special edition ones? now those are scarce>>9160696>Is that a NSwitch?nah bro, release model and has dualboot to android so i can do retro emulation through retroarch>>9160732>How old is that phone lmaoi'm glad you ask, hombre, it's a xperia moni pro sk17i, has a qwerty keyboard and comes with 512mb RAM, !gb ROM and it shipped with android 2.3 but it's running the official 4.0.4 and is rooted and overclocked from 946 Mhz to 1.2 Ghz, which is the most you can safely overclock, the most it can handle is some 2d psp games and maybe some dreamcast, but since the switch running android runs everything flawless and even the nvidia exclusive games (metal gear rising revengeance and borderlands 2, which runs better than the switch port ironically) there is no need t push the phone with anything above nds games
>>9161535>even the nvidia exclusive gamesDo those work now? I thought they still had issues.
>>9161274Oh what, this thing? Bought a while back, friggin thing sucks.
>>9146782Handheld games largely suck ass
>>9161935Do you think people play handheld games on these things?
>>9161958Why limit yourself?
>>9161535>unironically using a smartphone from 2011based af no cap ong
>>9161962That’s what I’m telling you retard, people play all kinds of shit on these handhelds not just handheld games
>>9160472If this is real, this new Anbernic device looks useless. Few PS1 games use dual analogues and the likely RK3566 chip still isn't powerful enough to handle most GC and DC comfortably, meaning this is still mainly a device aimed at anything PS1 and below. I'd rather just buy a 351V once they drop price to $70-ish. Hopefully ambernic will instead release another micro handheld like the 280V learning the lessons the Miyoo Mini taught everyone.
>3 hour battery life at bestInto the trash it goeshttps://youtu.be/Mx8wPz7aP2U
>>9160472But why? What the fuck is that shit. Even leas comfortable to hold and play compared to the original 351v?
>>9161917>>9161917>Do those work now? I thought they still had issueskinda, let me explain: MGR:R and Borderlands i bought on release and still appear on the play store for me; since my switch is using a "nvidia tv" indentifier i can see them as playable, but weirdly region locked, change regions and you can play no problemAnyways, once installed weird things happen on MGR:R such as random hangups and frame skips but nothing unplayable; it almost always stays at a stable 30 fpsBL2 is a whole different story because it runs at a stable 30fps locked; however there is a patch that allows PC otions for BL2; such as "unlocked FPS and it stays from 45 to 60 FPS; also the patch allows for PHYS-X artifact such as nice watery acid ammo and realistic cloth materialsLastly, if you didn't bought the games at launch i don't think you can buy them anymore, been looking for Mount and Blade and i can't find it in any of my devices on the store; at least not from the play store; but any APK will do i guess but i don't want to try because every APK of M$B on th face of the earth is some "pajeet modified max money" APK and i don't trust that shit
>>9160834it's definitely worth the price it feels very premium for a Chinese product
>>9147295Okay, so what are (You) charging for if not the components?
>>9162209It was such a promising device up until the battery life issue.Still, I'm looking forward to a time when Windows handhelds have access to more power efficient CPUs with less power draw and heat generation.Then again, Moore's law is actually contributing to the heating and cooling problem.
>>9159695Not really for me, I like the utilitarian ass aluminium block form factor and how it feels in my hands with the heft and texture. jrk8sm
>>9163137shouldve bought a basedoid
>>9163157Man, unironically it looks like cheap crap compared to the 351MP. Like the shell looks like really cheap plastic and as if it'd break apart if I looked at it too hard. I cracked open my Anbernic and the screws on the back and holding down the board where screwed down SOLID
The Everdrive cartridges (GBA, Gameboy X7, and GameGear) are in stock if you're looking for one.
Just use your phone.
Is it hard to upgrade my IPS screen to one of the new DSi bottom screens? Will my brightness control solder carry over?
Fuck me, I kind of want to waste my money on a 552.>Nice big screen>Integer scaling looks fantastic>Linux OS, can play shit like the SM64 port and other thingsGiven its price to performance it's fucking hard to warrant but then again, it plays most everything I care about.
>>9163310Nice shell. I've been considering doing the same with my modded GBA, but it feels a bit silly to spend $50 on another new screen.
>>9163310>new DSi bottom screensDSi bottom screens aren't new, they were manufactured in 2008
>>9163332>Nice big screen>Integer scaling looks fantastic>Linux OS, can play shit like the SM64 port and other thingsAll of those are true for your phone that you already have
>>9163164>Man, unironically it looks like cheap crap compared to the 351MPThe basedboy or the 353p?
>>9163648>BatteryThat's what keeps me from spending any money on these "premium" devices. Sure, pc gaming on the go would be nice to have, but what's the point when you only get one and a half hours of gameplay?6 hours is the bare minimum you should expect, until they deliver on that the tecnology simply isn't ready.
>>9163561My phone runs on Android. Android is a fucking ass OS for any form of gamingIts battery is already shit without running emulators at the same timeTouch screens controls suck ass and don't get me started on shitty clips or controller alternatives that cover up the charge slot so I can't charge and play shit at the same timeMy phone is constantly getting notifications, messages, emails and shit. What is it with you niggers and thinking phones are a good alternative?
>>9163648For you American lads, is Gamestop stocking them too? I was surprised to see a few notable retail chains are stocking Aya Neos
>>9163826>You don't need a camera, you have one on your phone>Why own a tv, I have a phone>Who needs stereo equipment? Phone>Why a bookshelf if phone?>Do you guys not have phones?Ignore them.
Gonna buy a miyoo mini v2, mainly for ps1 and gba games. Is this a good device? It looks very cute. Also, the official store is out of stock so I will just need to keep refreshing until it appears, I guess.
>>9163883People usually complain it is too uncomfortable for long gaming sessions. Otherwise I suppose it is the best pocketable handheld.
>>9163558he means the funnyplaying ITA kits, not the mod you're talking about>>9163310I don't think so, unless you can wire it in yourself
>>9163940Yeah, I can see why that would be be. No problem, I only need it for short blasts anyway. Thanks anon.
>>9155404>>9155472...do you think gender reveal parties are to do with being trans?
>>9146782Which systems emulate better on vita than on switch?
>>9164025Yeah I mean, isn't that the best part of coming out as trans? Everyone get's together for a big Gender Party and you bake a cake laced with estrogenAnywayAnything on the Bandai WonderSwan Colour worth emulating if I don't speak moon runes?
>>9164041its too late anon, everyones seen how retarded you are, you cant cover with a joke and changing the subject lmao
>>9164045I'm a different guy lol
>>9164050wow this thread really is full of retards
>>9164053You know what website you're on don't you?
>>9164032PSP and that's all. The switch is much more powerful than the vita.
>>9164025When they’re for adolescents they 100% are.
this was my go to for the longest time. The thumbstick on it sucks but I never used it anyways
>>9163826Good telescoping controllers are really good. They also have charging ports for pass-thru charging. Use do not disturb mode if you don't want to see notifications while playing.>>9163836How about we ignore you instead
>>9163954My brother got one and its sexy as fuck, the screen is also much nicer than my 351v - which is already great.
>>9164251Awesome, thanks anon
>>9164251How are the controls? I read the buttons are not really good. How powerful is it?
>>9146785Ordered one, with shipping and taxes, $171.36 US to Germany for the 3GB model. Should be around 170€ on my CC.
>>9164050is this post a gender reveal?
what's the appeal of these chink handhelds?they're overpriced old reused phones with a controller attached to them while still running androidwhy not hack a handheld system like a PS Vita? or go for a hackable Switch? steam Deck? N3DS? depending on what games you wanna playmost of these chinkshits can't even do proper Dreamcast/N64/PS1 emulationthe build quality is worse than those previously mentioned handhelds and the specs are just bad
>>9164576You sound poor.
>>9164580I own a Steam Deck with the main point being that it can emulate gen 6 games wellwhy would I buy an overpriced system with shit quality when I could buy an actual handheld console, hack it and have both a better experience than playing on a literal phone?
>>9164592Are you seriously comparing phone performance to the chinkoid handhelds? A flagship from 2021/22 is going to blow any cuckedoid out of the fucking water.Of course a steam deck is the best option, if only it was fucking available.
>>9164576>why not hack a handheld system like a PS VitaCan’t emulate shit.>or go for a hackable Switch? steam Deck? N3DS?>More expensive>most of these chinkshits can't even do proper Dreamcast/N64/PS1 emulationThey can.>the build quality is worse than those previously mentioned handhelds and the specs are just badIs not that badYou think you know better than people, but it turns out these chink handhelds do what they ought for the price you pay. Is the most convenient for the price.
>>9164607>A flagship from 2021/22 is going to blow any cuckedoid out of the fucking waterAre you suggesting a device for $800 has better CPU/GPU performance than one for $100?You don't say!
>>9164350What would make a man do this instead of saving that €170 towards a Steam Deck
>>9164628NTA but>flagship>$800Try $1500. It’s not 2015 anymore.
>>9164653What do you even get for paying so much any more?
Sorry if phones aren't allowed in here, but I got a new phone plan and got a samsung galaxy s22. Is this phone any good for emulation? If so any recommendations? Im sort of a boomer who was still using an ancient not really smart phone prior to this.
>>9164658An iPhone 13 Pro Max or a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
>>9164701What I mean is, what are the perks of a flagship? I don't understand what you get out of it which you don't get from a budget phone.
>>9164691Phones aren’t just allowed but the best option by far. Don’t listen to faggots. Not sure if you’re trolling but that phone is literally the fastest Android phone in the world, it’s orders of magnitude more powerful than the handhelds being discussed here. If you’re serious about using it for emulation, you should get one of those telescoping controllers that go around the sides of the phone, and which use a wired connection. It’s generally agreed that the Razer Kishi and the GameSir X2 are the best options. You’ll be able to emulate everything up to and including GC/DC/PS2.
>>9164707Mostly performance and the camera array. Both of those will be top tier even 3-4 years down the line. With a $800 “mid flagship” it would be outdated and stutter on the latest OS in 2 years.
>>9164648Steam Deck is not available.It'll cost a bit more than 170€.
>>9164653Damn. It feels good to Poco F3 with Pixel firmware for 300€. >:^)>>9164691Your Phone is very capable, but it has no internal controller obviously. Just buy a 8bitdo pro 2 wired controller and a USB A to C adapter. If you like it, maybe you want a handheld later.
It really sucks LG got out of the phone business. Since they were 3rd place there were usually great deals on their Galaxy/iPhone competitors. I paid $299.99 for a ThinQ V40 (comparable to Galaxy 9) unlocked only a year after launch. I'd still be using it if Sprint didn't shut down their network.
Is there any nice, worthy translucent colored handheld where i can emulate up to maybe ps1? i tried but don't like the miyoo's form factordoes anyone know if there's ergonomic joycons such as >>9160545 but that can be used on tv mode? i like horis but they don't have rumble nor gyros
>>9164760Yeah but you can't lose money forever and I understand why they did it but the timing was just terrible. The V60 was downgraded and the V70 prototypes out there would've been great since it took cues from the LG Velvet. The V60 I think is going to be the goto device to do hacked together DIY emulation on Android, although you can already get to kind of the same thing with a noname chink phone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px1A6XptqhQ
>>9163829holy fuck is that the actual price>>9164707Screen and camera
>>9165186>does anyone know if there's ergonomic joycons such as >>9160545 but that can be used on tv mode? i like horis but they don't have rumble nor gyrosthe pro controller?
>>9164653i paid less than 500 dollars for my s21. the fuck are you on about
>>9162395tbqh vertifags are absolutely fucking DISGUSTING and deserve this monstrosity.
the only cons for the odin so far is hand cramping; I've been playing hulk 2003 ps2 on it and it's been cramping my hands up but maybe its just that game. Switch, vita, 3ds, even the rp etc dont cramp my hands unless I play them for hours on end.
>>9165517I was thinking it might be the weight but the shitch is even heavier so idk.
>>9165519yeah odin is light despite looking brolic lol its probably just me getting used to it and also the controls specifically for the hulk; its kinda a button masher where you're constantly whooping ass. But I still recommend the pro if you grew up with the gc/ps2 like I did. I don't think you can really emu xbox on it but idk.
>>9146782>>9146784>>9146785>>9146802Onions machines. Emulation is cringe.
>>9165532sorry your retro gameshop is in the red
>>9165532>soi>emulationwhat's actually soi is collecting poop and breath covered plastic from 30 years ago
>>9163883Yeah wish I had waited until the clear black was out. I still love mine though.
Just bought a razer kishi and the A button only works when I press hard. All the other buttons work fine. Has anyone else had this problem? Should I just return it?
>>9165371S21 was not a flagship and it wasn’t $500 on release
>>9166391I never had that, you should return it.
>>9166391All Razer products are trash. They're one of the worst memed gaymur brands.
>>9160545I would suck so much cock for the Switch OLED to be softmoddable. That screen is fucking fantastic and it emulates everything I care about.Instead we've got>Chink mod chip sold at a premium>Have to trust that Chang has sold you a functional chip which you won't know until after you install it>Fucker requires micro soldering, shit's just not for beginners or light hobbyists, guaranteed faggots will charge an arm and a leg to install it
>>9166536The Kishi is pretty good. It’s not even by Razer, it’s some licensing shit
Does anyone have any clue how to fix "1m sub-circuit board is not installed" error in Pokemon romhacks in the Miyoo Mini? I assume the only way is using a separate core that actually detects the save type properly but is there an alternative? I mean, unpatched game runs just fine.
>>9166597Does the core have a save type override? You want Flash 1M/128KB
>>9166610I'm new to RetroArch, but I don't think so.
>>9166627What GBA core does Miyoo Mini use?Can you post the ROMs somewhere? I might be able to modify them so autodetect works.
>>9166550is that a HECKIN GENERIC BLACK DEVICE holy shitWhy is that even a video?
>>9166641gpSP I think.https://cdromance.com/gba-roms/pokemon-emeraldhttps://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=442592
>>9166653This is beyond my ability to fix, sorry.
>>9166712No worries, thanks, if anyone else knows how to fix please let me know.
I just want this with an OLED screen and a slightly newer chip
>>9166941Anbernic seems to only want to make shit now, I don't know why they're like this. All they had to do was make the RG350/351 again with a better chip and screen and stacked shoulder buttons would also be good
>>9166951The companies making these handhelds don't know anything about product design or ergonomics. They're literally just taking whatever the cheapest bulk components they can get and shoving them into a plastic brick. There's no actual consideration put into what screens would be good for retro games, how the controls should be situated, power requirements etc. If the cheapest bulk order they can get is some shitty 16:9 tablet screen, that's what their next product is going to have and be built around
>>9147016One of the worst aspect of these chinese retro handhelds is all these videos showing other people's hands/fingernails.
>>9160347Just last month I busted out out my dingoo A320, downloaded some updates, put on a bunch of pokemon romhacks, and gave it to my brother's girlfriend. The small form factor is unbeatable.Looking up firmware/homebrews for it was an archeology project, all these old forums.
Are there any reviews yet of the Retroid Pocket 3? Like, hands on and not just a press release?>>9166935Damn, imagine this happening when you are not home!
>>9166450the s21 is a fucking flagship device, as far as cpu/gpu is concerned, you dope. there's no actual difference between it and the ultra in terms of performance. you can argue that it's less of a flagship because of screen and size difference, but as far as emulation is concerned, performance is literally identical.and yeah, if you're buying a phone outright no flagship phone costs that much, but the fact is most people are trading up from an old one on contract, buying used or refurbished and selling their old shit anyways. unless you were literally just getting your first phone ever there should be no reason you'd ever pay full price outright for any phone.
>>9167326Damn, those goalposts must be in orbit by now
>>9167361you don't actually pay full price for phones, right?
>>9167219APPARENTLY (take this with a grain of salt) some anon said in here that on the retroid discord they informed august 20 was the day the reviews can come out, and since then, radio silent
>>9167418If I sell my last phone for $700 and then pay $1500 for the next one, it might only “cost” me $800 but the price of the phone is still fucking $1500 Are you from the Sub-Sahara?
>>9167521anon why would you pay full price for a phone regardless of how much you sold your last one?are you actually retarded?
>>9166960rg353p begs to differ
>>9167521Here is what you do, bub.1) sell old phone for 7002) buy new phone for 300 instead of 15003) put the difference of 1200 into a S&P500 ETF.4) you 1200 worth of stocks and a new phoneAnything else is ratardation.Buying a top of the line phone is a waste of money and you do it only to impress people you don't even know.Take the stingy pill.
>>9146782I'm looking to install AmberElec on my 351MP.Is there any advantage/disadvantages to using one memcard for both the OS and games vs. using one for the OS and a second one for games?
>>9167720Doesn't make a difference. Maybe two cards would slightly cost more battery. Maybe.
>>9167526Anon don’t tell me you buy crummy outdated piece of shit used phones that somebody’s masturbated over countless times
>>9167803of course not. i wait one year after current flagships are out, buy factory refurbished at a 50% discount + new battery, and then sell my old phone as "like new" which sells for 80% of what i paid for it. and that's solely because i am not a contract cuck and use mvno phone services like mint to not pay an arm and a leg for the same service tmobile cucks pay in full for.
>>9167720Would probably simplify things a lot if you want to use a different os in the future or a different handheld altogether. Anyway, why amberelec and not jelos?
>>9167720Just use ArkOS. It's the best option for the rg351mp.
>>9149439Considering it's a 4.7in screen you're most likely correct. That's the same size as the 6S, 7, 8, SE 2nd & 3rd gen. At the very least it's an aftermarket replacement iPhone screen.
>>9167823>>9167892I just wanted the simplest idiot-proof OS.
>>9159735Guys the vita sucks as an emulation handheld. It's got a 300Mhz CPU that can't emulate shit. All of the homebrew ports likely have Android ports as well. Plus if you want a decent quality one they go for an arm and a leg now. Stop trying to force this meme. It's not gonna happen.
>>9167982It's functionally equivalent to an iPad 2 with a better GPU, the hardware became worst than midrange phones by 2015.
Is the extra bit of RAM in the RP3 going to make any real difference in performance?
>>9168091No but it'll help with multitasking if you like to listen to music while you play games.
>>9167823>>9167892What makes jelos and arkos better than amber?
>>9163197Still too ashamed to buy a real dildo then?
>>9163883What percentage of psx games do you imagine it can play?
>>9168542NTA but more than you'd be comfortable playing.The shoulder buttons suck and there's no stick so that already limits things quite a bit. Think of PSX as a novelty on the Miyoo and nothing more. If you want reliable PSX get an Anbernic or RP2+.
>>9164231I remember wanting this so bad, but shit was sold out everywhere and preorders for the next batch had several months wait time. I'm glad Anbernic basically copied and improved the design with the RG351P.
>>9160513worth it to get an IPS 3ds? it seems like i can get a switch lite for cheaper than upgrade my 3ds with double TN