Handheld thread, the switch is le epic editionFor the sake of conversation, post whadayya:>Playan'>Usan>Want Be sure to answer some commenta to keep the thread going, anywaysI'll go first>PlayanTail concerto, it's cute>UsanThe switch and my phone, but that one has a keyboard so i guess i'm le based>WantA vita, gotta love those crisp oled panels
>>9253107ok>Playan'super mario world>Usanmy phone with an old ps4 controller and a diy clip i made because i don't have budget right now>Wantunironically a hacked switch, been playing with my phone for as long as i had it (4 years) and i really REALLY need to change to a dedicated device now
Thoughts on Retroid Pocket 3?
>>9253107You have an Xperia, and you're not using the slide out controller?
>>9253443No select/start buttons on the face is a dealbreaker for me
>>9253447people like him is why it failed
>>9253449>"hm oh well it could be w..." >mfw the home button is on the sideWhat the fuck is wrong with chinkoids?
>>9253107>A vita, gotta love those crisp oled panelsIt was nice for the time, but you find a hell of a lot better now. It was basically 1st gen tech back then and they have issues with burn in and black spots that are unavoidable
>>9253447>>9253504Fuck off negros i play almost always with the keyboard>People like him is why it failedFuck you x2, i'm the reason they're a niche, because me and other few individuals actually bought them, where's your physical keyboard phone?
>>9253565>black spotsmy screen has black spots all over it and i literally only notice them when it's booting upalso burn in is a meme
>>9253569i wish i could have a phone like this today but i haven't looked up shit about it. miss buttons dearly.
>>9253802well, i'm planning on making one out of a bluetooth keyboard and a phone, you see, a lot of anons were posting over the years how a "silder keyboard case" for the iphone 6 was a perfect donor for the purpose of making any modern phone slider, however those cases are rarer by the day and the keyboard gets dwarfed with today phone sizes, so i'm making one with a diy slider system, gimme 3 hours to get back home and i'll post my progress
>>9253107>PlayingPokemon Firered and Klonoa on PS1>UsingRG351MP>WantAn emulation handheld modeled after the GBA SP but with quality. I don't expect it to play anything beyond PS1, I've used a v90 and hated it due to how cheap it felt.
>playnTmnt of Rage 2>usinRg351M. I like 3:2. Alot.>wantinSame model, better chips. Thats all.
>Playan'Guilty Gear and the P4G undub on the Vita. Tried the Duke Nukem 3D port on it, but didn't like it.About to start Link's Awakening on the 351V.Been meaning to try some of the PS2 ports like Ratchet & Clank on the Vita eventually, but not sure how well they'll run.>UsanVita, still using the RG351V some. Not using my hacked Switch for emulation at all right now though.>WantThinking of getting a Split Pad Pro for my hacked Switch so I have a decent Dpad for emulation and a laminated ITA screen mod for my old GBA to bring that back to life.>>9253107The screen is nice, but I still don't like the Vita much for emulation. If that's your main reason for getting it, I'd look into something else.
>>9254097>The screen is nice, but I still don't like the Vita much for emulation.oh, this anon knows something, care to elaborate?>Thinking of getting a Split Pad Pro for my hacked Switch so I have a decent Dpad for emulationi'm this anon, >>9253107 i have the split pad pro and i must say it's pretty darn nice but only if you want t use it on handheld mode, if you want to use it wirelessly, i suggest getting one of those rgb ones that work wirelessly, the copycat ones even have rumble, i want to get one pair for emulating kirby tilt and tuble on the switch
>>9254230>care to elaborate?I had a lot of issues with SNES and GBA when I got it, and even though it's better now, the screen isn't enough to make it worth the trouble. I'd rather just throw games on and play at this point.Depending on settings and emulator, GBA is supposedly fine now, but SNES still has issues with harder to run games.PS1 and PSP are doable through Adrenaline if you don't mind them running at PSP native resolution, there are ways to get some stuff working at native res, but compatibility is lower for that.I got mine to mess around with when they were cheaper, but for what it looks like they're going for now, it doesn't seem worth getting one unless you're interested in Vita games.>it's pretty darn nice but only if you want t use it on handheld modeThat's how I use it most of the time anyways.>if you want to use it wirelessly, i suggest getting one of those rgb ones that work wirelessly, the copycat ones even have rumbleGot a link to one of those? I might do that instead.
>>9254306>Got a link to one of those?https://m.es.aliexpress.com/item/1005003664517044.html?spm=a2g0n.detail.1000014.11.40b957b5x0hB7d&gps-id=platformRecommendH5&scm=1007.18499.280016.0&scm_id=1007.18499.280016.0&scm-url=1007.18499.280016.0&pvid=411859b1-27f2-4ae6-8477-6ef06c502435&_t=gps-id:platformRecommendH5,scm-url:1007.18499.280016.0,pvid:411859b1-27f2-4ae6-8477-6ef06c502435,tpp_buckets:668%232846%238112%231997&pdp_npi=2%40dis%21MXN%211135.05%21578.88%21%21%21%21%21%402101f6b916630302727235760ec30b%2112000029659386466%21recI got you f-a-m, i ordered a pair of these, waiting for them to arrive, i researched a lot on them; just make sure to not buy the black version with just rgb sticks, get the one with rgb sticks AND those rgb tiny bars at the front or any one from the 2 translucent options, as the "just rgb sticks" one is the v1 and all of the others are a v2; changes? The v1 supposedly has wacky gyro; and the v2 has better battery life, which of course, you won't find anywhere on the ali seller page unless you watch the testing videos on YT
>>9254386Thanks, I'll look into those and try to figure out which ones I'd rather get.
>>9253107>PlayanSonic 1+2, Dynamite Headdy, Tekken 3, and Streets of Rage Remake.>UsanRG351V and Retroid Pocket 2+, not really impressed by the Retroid honestly, feels too cramped.>WantA decent 16:9 retro handheld that isn't gimped by shitty battery life, looking at the Retroid Pocket 3 but I've heard they may have reliability problems.
>>9254493the odin pro's battery seems pretty good
>>9253107>Playan'Professor Layton and the Last Specter>UsanNintendo DSi>WantThe Dock I ordered for my Analogue Pocket. It looks like NES and SNES cores are on the way, will be nice to play those platforms on my TV.
Is there any reason to get a handheld emulator when I could just get them on my DS or 3ds?
>>9254952Depends on what systems you want to play, but you might as well try emulation on the 3DS first and see how you like it. You're going to have a lot of issues with SNES if it's not a N3DS though.
>>9253565No burn in on either of mine, and the black spots you're referring to are called mura effect. It's something that you only see during boot up.
>>9254689If you aren't taking the piss, the Pro has the exact same battery as the Lite with a less power-efficient chip. What you're seeing here is the effect of the new power hungry screen on the Lite pulling it below a Pro with the original screen. A Pro with the new screen would be a third line on that graph going even lower.
>Playan'Dynasty Warriors Gundamn 2>UsanSteam deck. It's great for emulation, although I've only had it for a week, the performance is as expected. The 'it's your computer' thing is great right up until you're remotely competent with Linux and it's just frustrating. Yes it's big but I don't really intend on bringing it with me when I very rarely use the train.>WantMore time
>playan'Rockman.exe Operate Shooting Star>UsanRG351P>WantA more modern gamepad (maybe something like the 8bitdo pro plus that I have) with a screen in the middle that's bigger than the RG351P, or at least a handheld that's comfortable on the hands. That can also run some shit better maybe. Maybe.I'll confess, I find at least the RG351P to be a little uncomfortable when playing things that use shoulder buttons very often. It's not even the fact they're in line, R1 and L1 are just not great to press and most of the time I have to press a little hard or it doesn't register (I do have spare switches that are exactly the same size for these, but I'm not soldering something that's just not as soft). I'm very used to more modern gamepads with handles and I use shoulder buttons often with games that have a dash or speed up function and it's a genuine pain. I think this handheld is good for some types of games still (I played a lot of randomized Minish Cap lately on it and some battle network) but it's just not what I would call comfy. I don't know how I spent so many hours on a DS lite back then, now I just want to play some super metroid romhack on the big screen instead of this, even if it's fully capable. I thought of grabbing a grip for it but I live in europe and prices for 3D printing are pretty abusive, I don't think putting 50€ or more on an accessory for a console I got for 80€ is that great of an investment.
>>9255415Hah, look at this asshole.I will do as I please.
>>9255497Which one were you?
>>9255015>It's something that you only see during boot upI definitely see the spots on mine during gameplay
>>9255598That's not normal.
>>9255603Google it, it's very common with the 1k model. They used early oled tech with problems that newer devices don't have. Cool at the time, aged pretty badly
>>9255618The mura effect is common and what you see with a google search, seeing black spots during gameplay isn't.
>>9255550>>9255571Is this even fucking English>>9255394I played this game way too fucking much when it came out, excellent choice anon>Playan'AM2R, so good + KoF 2002>UsanRG351MP>Want SteakCaptcha: TWAT4
>>9255623Doesn't matter if you're playing a game or not, they show up when the screen is dark. My point is that if you have one already, go ahead and homebrew it for retro games, but buying one today because of the screen is just silly. You can do much better for a lot cheaper
>>9255631The best screen you can get for a cheap price is still the Vita screen in the RG503.
>>9255478I'm in the same boat of your "want" i once got gifted a cheap 25 bucks "D-6" handheld, it was a literal dualsense 5 knock off controller with a screen in the middle that emulated gba, nes and snes games, execution was pretty shit becuas eit was a 240 x 240 screen but the idea is pretty nice actually>>9255618So, is it a 2k model then?>>9255663>Look guys, i told him he has a onions device, that'll teach himYou win anon i'm sorry
>only 3 gb RP3s shipped todayi wish i had just gone with the "retro" color instead of the indigoi'm getting the worse version and it's still going to take weeks to ship
>>9253569>where's your physical keyboard phone?had pda in 2005. played doom on it. and it's gone now because people like you made it fail by wanting smartphones. meanwhile pdas were actually very close to being true computers in your pocket, and not pozzed smartphones with locked down bootloaders
>>9255847>meanwhile pdas were actually very close to being true computers in your pocketLmao, lel even; why don't you just, you know, get something that isn't irredeemable poser shit? you can get something like a note9 and you have dex mode and even support to install w11 nigga
>Playan'Ridge Racer Type 4>UsanRG351MP>WantSNES and MD cores for the PocketRG351MP is great. Finally found a good shader setup for GBA.captcha NSY VAG
rate what I brought for 2 week trip
>>9256539>contra for the gbit's good i guess, but only until you've replayed it like 3 times on the same trip>r-typepretty fun but i get bored at these type of games pretty quickly, but that's just me>>9256532>SNES and MD cores for the Pocketi want so bad to like the analogue but every time i try to picvk up my cousin's it's alwasy such a "plain" experience, like it's missing something
>>9256539gb and gbc shit is just fucking depressing.
>>9256539R Type DX an all time classic but good luck with that screen. Get a wormlight or mod it.>>9256556The Pocket's strength is it's plain, predictable performance. FF6 Advance chugs during the intro with the default emulator on the RG351MP. I had to go test each available emulator until I found one (gpSP) that didn't drop below 60. Playing whack a mole with software emulators is tedious and boring. The Pocket "just works" and the screen is insane.All that said, fast forward and save states would be great.
>WantI kind of want to spring for a Sega Nomad. But I definitely need to get a Game Gear. It's just so disappointing how even the game gear screen mod is terrible because the pixel ratio doesn't match.>PlayanGot Popeye 2 recently, and I love this game a lot. >UsanFinally got a NeoGeo Pocket Color, just need to mod it to make it usable. And I finally got a Gameboy Micro. Excellent prices on both. The Gameboy Micro is so weird... I knew how small it was, but in person it feels even samller...it rests easy in the hand and its fun to use... for certain games. I hate how you have to click the shoulder buttons over the top instead of being able to knock the sides.
Just sold my 351v on ebay for almost the price I paid for it. Steam deck for life.
>>9256629I did this but bought a gameboy color and did the q5 mod and added new shell and buttons only to never play it. I've come to the conclusion that collecting retro handheld with no backlight is not worth it because they can be easily emulated. No idea why the game gear has such an allure when I will probably never play it.
>>9256632>tfw sold my Odin because it was too big and heavy compared to my Retroid but too weak and uncomfortable compared to my Deck
>>9256539Haven't played either of those two, but I'll go give them a shot.
>buy a few of these chink handhelds>end up just coming back to my OLED Switch every time
>>9256647Is your OLED hacked?
>>9256647I hate shitch dicksuckers. the piece of shit doesn't even have a dpad ffs.
>>9253107My switcherino is perma banned for running homebrew :(
>>9255008Sorry you're poor, hope you can sort things out.
>>9256680damn, how did it happen? did you play cocky and hacked in splatoon lobbies or some shit?
>>9256635I play my handhelds all the time. I love all the aesthetic variation and the way everything feels in the hand. In an average week I play some version of the game boy advance, gameboy pocket, psp go, and switch lite. I need to get back to DS/3DS sometime soon.But I can't deal with no backlight. It's intolerable
Miyoo mini onion OS had an update that improves the refresh rate
>>9256685I could buy one of those every week and at the end of the year I wouldn't even realize it, enjoy your 30 years late DRM enforcement, cuckold.
>orange 3gb rp3 "Order Date" on shipping dashboard hasn't moved since 9/7
>>9253443Button layout is a mess plus there's huge QC issues.
Idk guys I'm starting to think I have too many devices.
>>9258237My plan is to just have the RP3 and Deck going forward.
>>9258237Good on you for being alert to your own consumerism but this is normie tier. It could be way worse. I recommend you do not continue down this path.
>>9258237503 kinda makes sense as a 351P upgrade, and the Deck is big enough that I could see wanting to keep something more portable around.If you're thinking about what you want to buy next, you might actually have a problem though.
>>9258237imo form factor is the main differentiator and 503 is so big you might as well get an Odinkeep the deck and get the smallest 2nd machine that is comfortable, like the 353P or something
>>9258237I really want to like the deck but fuck the screen is terrible. I keep switching back to my switch oled which is gorgeous, but then the ergonomics are shit and I want the deck layoutI want my cake and to eat it to damnit
>>9258237Sold my Steam deck, too xboxhueg
>>9258237I hope valve keeps to their promise and releases other steam deck models because the current one is too huge.
>>9256701DS/3DS are still the best devices to play those games, and there's a huge exclusive library. Highly recommended
>>9253443Ching chong garbage with nothing but shills trying to get your few dollars.A $50 used android phone with a $50 controller beats circles around it in literally every single way
>>9253565It was third revision. OLED was around for a while by 2011.
>>9255598Then you need to post a photo. No one will believe you. No one has ever had this issue.>>9255618No it fucking isn't. The OLED is perfect and after easily 1000 hours my day one has no burn in. You are retarded. POST A PHOTO YOU MONGOLOID OR FUCK OFF.
>>9258237Destroy the two weak chink devices up top and use your android phone to replace them. Thank me later.
>>9260654ThisI can play PSP games at 4X resolution while this shit can't
>>9255394>The 'it's your computer' thing is great right up until you're remotely competent with Linux and it's just frustrating.What's the problem? I use Linux and have had no problems with the Deck.
>>9260404>DS/3DS are still the best devices to play those gameshahaha absolutely not. You're better off playing almost anywhere else because of the dogshit screens, resolution, controls, and ergonomics.
>>9260701I realize there are better examples of all of those, but play a game that leans into the gimmicks of the device (touch, multi touch, drawing, blowing, closing the lid, turning the device) and you'll see that emulators fall short of the original experience.>inb4 games with those gimmicks suckedAce Attorney, Hotel Dusk, Professor Layton all had em and they're all great games
>>9260816I love AA but none of those gimmicks are any fun. You can reproduce some or even all of those gimmicks depending on the device you're emulating on, but I really have zero desire to blow in my mic or touch the screen directly.
>>9260823Agreed, especially blowing, that sucked.Those were the weakest parts of otherwise great games. I'm glad the blowing was removed from the HD versions of AA.I did like turning the DS like a book for Hotel Dusk and I did like drawing with the stylus, but I wish it had pressure sensitivity like a Wacom.
>>9260664A quick google search will give you plenty of pictures of the problem, along with sony fanboys chirping "it's not that bad" and "all oled screens look like that"
>>9261002That is totally fucked, but lets not pretend that's common. I have 4 Vitas and none of them have that, and I've genuinely NEVER seen that in all my years in the Vita community.
>>9261215>NEVER seen that in all my years in the Vita communityDifferent anon, but I don't believe that at all.People were having meltdowns about this when I was deciding between a 1000 and a (then new) 2000. It was so common that even NeoGAF, notorious Sony cocksuckers, were making threads about it and not getting banned.
>>9261440WTH - they all get left out in the sun with high UV light?
>Playan'Aria of Sorrow>UsanRetroMini RS90>WantNDS Lite
>>9261440The guy with 4 vitas claims they're all perfect, what more can you say.Getting back on topic, if you already have one they're not a terrible choice for retro gayman. But for the price they're massively outperformed by chink handhelds, which also don't have to deal with vita2sd's that randomly reformat themselves. They had bad battery life that's only gotten worse with 10 years of age which can't be replaced, they're big and heavy, and they have godawful UI. The only real selling points are the buttons (not the shitty analog sticks), which a lot of chink handhelds just ended up cloning.
i read that retroid is out of stock and won't be getting new units for a monthprobably going to cancel my order and get something not chinese if that's true
>>9260690Unless you install something from 'Discover' or have binaries somewhere in the user area to run, any changes you make will be wiped by updates.
>>9262279I mean, we're talking about a chip a bit worse than what was in the iPad 2 in 2011 which was discontinued by Apple sooner than the Vita in 2016. Mobile chips have moved leaps and bounds since then even for devices sub $100 which can easily outpace chips that old.
>>9262498Yeah, that's how a distro with an immutable filesystem works. Have you never tried Fedora Silverblue?
>>9262279I just tried playing Radical Red on my Vita and it honestly struggled, going low framerate with choppy audio during battle animations. If it behaves so poorly with just a GBA game then I might just use it for only PSP/Vita games.
>>9262570Doesn't matter, they all have issues. mGBA is the best one and it only runs "most" games well
>>9262570mGBA standaloneI just googled and I guess I should try the retroarch core
>>9262572Try gpSP in retroarch, enable dynarec and overclock.
>>9262574>>9262576Most emulators on vita are just ports of ancient psp homebrew and are going to have plenty of issues, even if you "overclock". mGBA is better but progress has been slow, I wouldn't be surprised if the developer dropped vita support entirely soon
>>9262587So you don't want a solution, but prefer to complain. Ok.
>>9262610What? The solution is to use something that can actually emulate games well, not the vita.
Haven't touched any of my ds, 3ds, gba, gbasp, psp, switch, random chink gba or clone gbc, or even pc for games since getting this. Best handheld.
>>9262748I have one too and I love it, it's just not very portable
>>9262748BASED and Deckpilled.
>>9262761why would you ever leave the house?
>>9263725>reviews say game bad so I must hate game
>>9263761As someone who's played it, it's not fun.Have you played it? Or are you just a terminal contrarian?
>>9263767It's not one of yuji naka's best games, but it's perfectly serviceable. Great music and character designs. Memes killed the game before it had a chance, years from now it'll be looked back on as a hidden gem like most of naka's non-sonic games.
>>9263774>hidden gemso le true kind sir :^)
>>9256701Are you playing sSotN because of the retro handhelds discord?
>>9262574Romhacks on the vita using the updated fire red engine or intense custom music don't run well. Since rad red only uses the updated engine, it now run perfectly on gpsp retroarch. (You don't need to overclock) Any games with custom music like clover or unbound will struggle, but strangely enough, games in the emerald decomp play fine using arch and mgba.
>>9263774so you never played it
>>9262331Where did you hear that? Here is what they said on their site at least:>Updated: Hi everyone, some people may confused why we have no updated today. Sorry for the two days delay, we will recovery the mass shipment from next monday. Most of the preorder will be finished this month.---2022/9/16I can't imagine they'd be telling us they're resuming shipping on monday if they actually out of stock and won't be getting any stock until next month.
>>9264884I played it and mostly agree with him. It was fun, and while the memes were hilarious I'm sad that they did so much damage.
>>9263725>>9263761>>9263767>>9263774>>9264884OP here, i can confirm the game is truly shit, i could write pages upon pages of shit about it but here's the shit that put me off, bare in mind i did play like 14 hours trying to 100% and just stopped playing because of the bullshit:>first off, the game doesn't explain shit about the plot, you don't know why you are in a dreamworld and you don't know shit about what i assume is the pleaple having the dreams>they force drama by wanting you to feel bad about literal who's you've met 3 seconds ago, most of these fags don't even have a name (eg. subtitles say: "kid" "old man" etc.) >all the face buttons on the controller only serve as the action button, but that is trash since when you have no costumes put-on you can jump, pretty nice right? WRONG because once you use a costume the jump button becomes whatever the costume is meant to do, so no jumping on normal ledges if you don't have a jumping costume which by the way changing costumes is buggy AF>excess of costumes is a problem as well, "OH LOOK a dragon costume that launches fire, awesome maybe i can lit those candles at the beginning of the level... NO ONLY THE FIRE FROM THE CANDLE COSTUME IS PROGRAMMED TO DO THAT, YOU HAVE TO USE THE CANDLE COSTUME YOU GET IN 3 MORE LEVELS ARRRGHHH (they are so boring you literally forget about that stuff)I could go on and on but you get the deal, oh also >>the ps4 version runs worse than the switch version for some reason<< lmao
>>9265140>TL;DRit's shit, SHIT, poopoo i tell you
>not retro>not handheldthis couldn't be more off topic
>>9265151You new here? Half the threads on /vr/ are about modern handhelds, because they play retro games apparently.
ANALOG WHO?Seriously this thing is a nice upgrade over the RP2+. It's got a decent weight, the buttons are nice and clicky like an SP, and the build quality is much nicer on this unit. Well done Retroid. I fucking hated my RP2+ but the RP3 is great. Also niggers, the home button has to be double tapped to take you home and unless you have a weird ass grip I don't see how it's possible to press the button in the first place.
>>9265274basterd! I really hope my yellow (oh sorry, ORANGE) ships soon.
Can somebody please tell me how to clean a Game Boy or any plastic screen without bloody scratching it? I'm absolutely gutted because I bought a Game Boy which was pristene except for one hairline scratch, and after wiping the screen with a new, clean microfibre cloth it's now full of hairline scratches. Are you supposed to just never clean them?
>>9265316I didn't actually. Learn what words actually mean.
>>9264552Did the emerald decomp lead to any PC/Android ports? When I look it up I can only find PokeMMO, which I already beat
>>9254774Did you take that pic yourself? Looks great. I still think the DSi is a near-perfect looking handheld, such a tidy design.
>>9265340>>9265353>>9265386>Dumb as shit.>Doesn't have either model.>Still think they can argue about it.The RP2+ triggers are stiff as fuck. My screen came with a dark spot. The buttons feel like you're trying to swim through tree sap. It's a truly horrid device.My RP3 has none of these problems. Even if everything isn't better most of it is.
>>9265453Why did you quote me (the first reply)?
>>9253802Get an Xperia Play if you can. Perfect emulation machine and doesn't need a sim or anything to work properly. Only minus is no analog stick, but the touch sticks work pretty well.
>>9265560>Perfect emulation machine
>>9265563Up to 5th gen that is.
Why did so many posts just get deleted? A few posts were spam but some were valid criticisms, just said rudely, which should be expected here. Was a mod on a power trip?
Man I love the RG552. Haven't even booted up the Android side yet.
>>9265453You got a bad one. Someone could just as easily get a bad screen on their rp3The buttons on the rp2 are great. You might just be retarded
>>9265646You brainlessly fucking spammed the thread and should have been banned for being a retarded spamming cunt. You never made one serious response.
>PlayanBravely Default and Links Awakening>UsanCfw New 3DS Lite>WantA Vita, I just ordered a white one from Japan to mod
>>9260681With what $50 android?
>>9256647Same but with the PSP, sure the emulation is worse on it but it just feels more comfortable than all the chink handhelds I've tried.
I gotta say my Anbernic is genuinely one of my favorite possessions, because it actually forces you to play video games. No wifi, no apps. For the first time in years I'm just playing through shit without getting caught in shitposting/doomscrolling/etc.I don't like that newer chink handhelds are going all in on the "Android environment" stuff and becoming the same as phones.
>>9253107>PlayanWrapping up Minish Cap. Never played it before, it's pretty good.>UsanRG351P with ArkOS. I installed it back when it was still in development and probably should switch to AmberELEC, but for now it works fine and I guess that a different firmware wouldn't get any more juice from this device.>WantEh, I'm good. My only gripes with RG351P are that it handles only a few PSP games and it's uncomfortable for me to play games require constant use of analog sticks and triggers. I got a 3D printed grip for the latter, it's just slightly off for my hands. So a better grip, I guess?
>>9269039Updating your firmware usually entails updating your emulators too.
>>9267935Is this the rg553 or whatever it is called? Can it do runahead + lightweight shaders on demanding snes games and some ps1 games? Otherwise I sleep
>>9253107i dont use any of mine
>>9253802the only modern one I know of is the fxtec 1x https://www.fxtec.com/pro1x
>>9262279>which can't be replacedkek what
>>9253107>PlayanHalf-Life 2>UsanMy Phone, whoever did that port using the leaked Source Engine code deserves a medal.>WantA controller with GOOD latency, i don't mind dealing with touch controls but sometimes gets really annoying
>>9269473Not easily like the PSP, or DS, you know what I mean
>wake up>check retroid website>2 gb section on the "dashaboard" still hasn't updated>go to email thinking of canceling order>"your order has shipped!"?
Is Retroid Pocket 2+ good? I just want something comfy to play the classics on that will last forever. I have a hacked 3ds XL but I fear that the lithium ion battery won't last me through WW3.
>>9270225Lmao don't be a retard anon, 3ds batteries? Even the chink sell quality plug and play ones now; RP2 batteries? Doable but you have to adapt another one if the retrotards won't sell them, don't let the battery be a factor, on the other hand, i dunno about RP2+ but the RP3 is top comfy
>>9253107>PlayanFinally getting around to the ace attorney games pretty good>UsanA hacked n3ds but I am getting a hacked switch oled soon>WantPerhaps a vita also maybe some of those retro switch controllers if there any good
>>9270225The RP2+ is amazing, but at this point I would spring for the RP3 instead to get the d-pad in the correct position.
>>9253107>Playan'Mega Man Legends 2>UsanSteam Deck >WantI would like to finish hacking my PS Vita just so I can play its games.
>>9271034Vita hacking shouldn't be that hard. What are you stuck on?
>>9265274Turn on scaling man, the uneven pixels are looking terrible
Apparently the RG353v is opening for preorders tomorrow, and for some fucking reason is splitting the product line in two.
>>9271071I got to where I needed to flash the sd card but ended up selecting the Vita's internal storage and wiped all my games and saves. That was over a year ago and I still feel salty about it.
>>9261740Check out the recolor for this game, I think is genioushttps://cdromance.com/gba-roms/castlevania-aria-of-sorrow-recolor-by-jonataguitar-hack/
>>9271526This would be great if they didn't limit the S to 1GB of memory.What the fuck were they thinking?
Got my very first handheld yesterday, the RGB20s. Great first impressions so far, reccomend me games
>>9265409Yes. After the first units shipped all these pics popped up with it next to almost every other console, but I didn't see any with what looks like it's closest cousin.
>>9266716You can play Resident Evil 4 on dolphin from start to finish with this thing.
>>9265274RP3 vs RP2+ 4:3 content area.
>>9272848Press X to doubt on that. I have a phone with the P35 and it barely runs Android let alone GameCube.
>>9272392Wario Land 4 for the GBA. One of the best games ever.
>>9272392uhh, bro? your bear sticker?>ristarBased. For games I'll recommend Splatterhouse 3 (Megadrive) and Fatal Fury Special (Neo-Geo) just because I'm playing those now I guess.
How long until we have chinkhelds that can run PS2?
>>9273638AYN Odin gets pretty decent results.
>>9273332When I told poorfags the RP2+ screen was garbage they didn't believe it
>>9273853As someone who actually has a RP2+, the screen is actually surprisingly great in person. The RP3 screen is simply more vibrant, though.
>>9273853The RP2+ is a massive piece of shit and I don't know why people are shilling it over the RP3. It's simply better. Better screen, better buttons, feels better in the hand, etc etc... >>9273867Nah the screen's PPI is higher too so it looks clearer that the old one.
>>9273871Compared to the RP3 it's obviously not as good, but it kills the screen in my RG351P.
>>9273872Nearly any screen will look better than the PG35XX series. It's not a high bar.
>>9273874(Don't know how I typed P instead of R. It's 1 AM here.)
>>9273874True, I was just comparing them since they were similar in price and size.
okay but for me? it's powkiddy literally trying to kill faggot redditors.
>>9269039Get a nice grip for around $20 on Etsy. Best purchase I've made and I'll be sticking with this for as long as it lasts.
>>9273909I bought an rgb10 max 2 in November of last year and it didnt last but two months with some light use. Guess I got lucky that it didn't set my house on fire. I've heard so many horror stories about the Max and Max 2. Of course influencer niggers won't do any buyer beware videos about the problems these handhelds can have.
>>9274252that sujano guy covered it
>>9269438Looks like 351MP
>>9271526That analog stick placement is so stupid
>>9272392FF6 Advance since it's what I'm playing now. Peak comfy FF.
Miyoo Mini bros... It'll probably be 2 whole weeks before I can get mine. Still for $55 I'm not complaining.>>9269582GameSir X2 or X2 Pro>>9270225If you can handle their horrible QC then the only device you should consider is the RP3. Otherwise, get an Anbernic RG353P.
>>9274252The Max 2 looks comfy at least. Did you email Powkiddy to get the unit replaced or anything?
>>9274403Anbernic isn't any better on the QC side of things just fyi. I hope Miyoo is good because I want the P60 to be real.
>>9274403My RP2+ has major QC issues but my RP3 is perfect.
>>9274457I contacted them through aliexpress but i would have had to pay for shipping to china which would've been $200. AliExpress only allows for a 15 day return window.
>>9274890>shipping to china which would've been $200what the fuck
>>9274243I had this one printed for like $15. The engravings are pretty gay, but I recall that Retro Game Corps gave it a high praise. Guess his hands just fit that one better than mine. Also, I really gotta get some of those analog condoms. Never used them, but heard that they improve the experience on those handhelds.
>>9267935What's the disadvantage of a handheld running Android?
>>9275432There's nothing but advantages actually. Better emulator support, better sleep support, unofficial ports, etc. Android is the way to go with these portables.
>>9275582Lying like A FUCKING RUG for the defective among their products! Aahh, either a dull minded fool or a literal CCP puppet seeking social credit upgrade typed that.
>>9275582>they even edited the emuelec logo to look like the pornhub logoAbsolute madlads.
My RP3 finally shipped! I'm so excited bros.
>>9277528Basadísimo, pretty nice anon, i'm on the same ship, what color did you pick? i chose orange juice and i'm pretty pumped, has been my motivation on the gym for the past days
>>9275582>i haven't been on the internet for a long time, i feel incredibleutterly based
>>9277685Based taste m8. I got the orange one too, specifically because it looked like the vibrant color of orange juice. May the shipping gods bless us both soon-ish.
cheapo Amazon fire tablet I just got handles emulation far better than I thought it would
>>9253107Playing Soul Silver. Its a Japanese copy I bought back in 2015 but never got around to playing it.
>>9278259Nice, Moemon Heart of Gold 1.0 just released yesterday and I've been playing it on my hacked New 2DS XL>>9260404>>9260701>>9260816I'm surprised there's no chink DS that has all those gimmicks but with better screens and ergonomics
>>9278362There's this piece of kino but you can't fucking buy it.
>>9278372>that cute girl jpeg that flashes for a half second at 0:10Yep, I'm thinkin it's kino
Massive shot in the dark, but does anyone know of an Android emulator capable of running Neo-Geo games that can map macros like B+C and A+C? Retroarch cores have a preconfigured mapping for A+B, C+D, A+B+C, and B+C+D, but nothing else and the mappings can't be made. I tried NEO.Emu and that was even worse because it neither allowed multi-button mapping nor did it have any premade. I also tried MAME4Droid and didn't see any options for this, but I may have just missed it.
>>9278362I just checked to see if anyone turned a foldable phone into a DS emulator and it looks fuckin stupid.
retroid pocket 3 got here but now i'm too scared to turn it on. i'm sure something about it will be broken, i'm just hoping it's something fixable.
>>9278497Pokémon fans will play the games anywhere except at home.
>>9278632why are they like this
>>9278149yup, they have gotten pretty decent actually, me myself i just got a galaxy tab a7 lite (cheapest model they have) to keep spreadsheets on the construction site and was shocked to see 3gigs of ram and a decent soc with this thing, i can even play games on drastic at 4x res (e.g. TWEWY and Kingdom hearts) and gamecube games (such as simpsons hit and run) at a stable 30 fps at native res; pretty comfy pieces of hardware if you add something like a telescopic bluetooth controller >inb4 muh latencyi think i've had luck as i havent felt that much of delay
>>9278679Why do people like being in public? Why do people like playing games with friends?If you have to ask...
miyoo mini or the new Ambernic 353
>>9277685>has been my motivation on the gym for the past daysWhat the fuck why would you need to work out for a chink hanheld?
>>9278819>What the fuck why would you need to work out for a chink hanheld?I'm pumped that i'm gonna be able to replay all my shit on a handheld instead of the pc in the office or the n64 in the living room, almost everyday i arrive at home tired AF after work and gym, and i'd like to just lay in bed and play, and now i'll be able to; also>lifting for anything but yourself and your well-beingLMAO
>>9278879This nigga so excited for his Chinkboy Deluxe that he's pumping iron. KEK. I wonder what'll break first, the handheld or his back.
>>9278790Different use cases(so, both)
>>9274243Which pokemon game is this?
>PLAYANHaven't really played retro stuff in a minute, too many modern releases slamming me in the face, but I really wanna play some more retro RPGs since Live A Live's Switch remake got me in the mood for that. Maybe gonna play Breath of Fire 3 finally>USANPic related, but also got my Z Flip 4 with a Gamesir for PSP stuff and lighter PS2 games that I can play more portably than on the Deck. The Anbernic one is the 351MP, love it but I need to update its CFW, still rockin an older 315Elec firmware.>WANTANThinking about getting something with a 3:2 screen for GBA stuff, but a real GBA is soaring in price regarding getting a backlit OG one in order. The Analogue Pocket also seems to have a few too many caveats for my liking. The RP3 looks neat but it seems to have some odd quirks, though that could be preproduction woes, it's been a minuteOh yeah. I also have a white Vita 1000 but it's seen better days so I need to get a new shell and battery for it, might colorbash it a bit
I see the 353v has a much smaller battery life then the 351v with 3100 ma vs the older model having 3900. I was waiting for an update the the 351v to come out, should I wait for reviews or just preorder?
>>9279446Neither, buy the RP3.
>>9279465I like verticals.
>>9279043Crystal. Are you even old enough to be here?
>>9253107>Playan'Pokemon Clover>UsanRG351M, solid build quality, my preferred button layout, screen is perfect for GBA, which is most of what I play, does everything else I need it to do (GB/GBC/Wonderswan/GameGear/NeoGeo/Lynx) and could even do more than that if I wanted, built in wifi for downloading metadata and adding roms without fiddling with SD cards whatsoever>WantI wouldn't mind having a dedicated handheld with a screen more suited for GB/GBC specifically. A Steam Deck and Vita would be cool too
is anyone having issues with the dpad on Gamesir X2 pro?
>>9279043Pokemon Crystal "Perfect Crystal" hack specifically. I have a lot of dosh from grinding gym bosses since the hack will let you rematch as much as you want. Combine that with the fast forward feature and it makes for some easy grinding.
Love me Switch, simple as. Just wish it had a proper Virtual Console instead of that online shit. Currently playing Getsu Fuma Den, absolutely love that M2 went to the trouble of recreating the original lenticular cover art effect for the title screen, but fuck Konami for not actually translating the international release.
Just a question regarding multiple .BIN tracks.How do you guys deal with them? My anbernic won't read them properly (or maybe it was just a one off idk), it starts vibrating non-stop until I restart the console so to avoid damaging it I haven't tried others.Do you make the many .BIN files into a single one with some program?
>>9280193Don’t anon me, pokefaggot.
>that one little bit of shit under my GBA lensIs there anything worse? Doesn't matter how fucking careful you are trying to put a new lens on, some piece of shit is going to stick to your screen.
>>9280850I use a program called CHDMAN to combine bin and cue files into a single chd file, here's a link:https://wiki.recalbox.com/en/tutorials/utilities/rom-conversion/chdman
>spend $$$ on perfect set-up with original hardware>still prefer playing emulators on my chinkshitwhy do i keep falling for stupid /vr/ memes
>>9260667I used the Razr Kishi on a phone but it feels too wobbly and I'm scared the usb c would break. I like a solid use it and forget it device which is why I bought cheaper devices with no Android. JELOS runs great on the RG503 and AnberElec works great on the RG351P but the screen is too tiny which is why I got the RG503. That screen is amazing.
>>9281285you can also just download redump chds from archive.org
>Playan'Pocket Tennis Color (NeoGeo Pocket)>Usan'RG353P>Feelan'Pretty content with it so far>Wishan'More games recognized controller input on Android.>WantA Gaben Device
Was thinking of getting one of these "new" retro console by ambernic or retroid, but I already have a ps vita that could run I think all the games those consoles run. Is there any point in picking up one of these if I already have a vita?
>>9282258snes and gba struggles on vita for a lot of games so it depends on how much that bothers youif you're happy with the vita performance up to psx, there's really no need to get a chink handheld i guess
Do you recommend to buy an Endurance or Extreme SD card (don't know the Samsung equivalent)? I'm problem free with Endurance on RaspberryPi, don't know if it matters on retro console or 3DS.
I hope someone can help me here. I recently scratched the lens on my AGS-101 and I'm seriously considering buying a drop-in IPS replacement just because I've already replaced the lens once and it was a pain in the dick.The main question I wanna ask is, how bright is the IPS on mid settings compared to the 101 on high brightness? For the life of me I can't find any direct comparisons, at least not for brightness. The only comparisons I can find are either just showcasing response time, or don't do a direct side by side comparison at all. Since I can't really solder at the moment, that means I'll be stuck with that middling brightness and since I tend to prefer the brighter setting on my GBA, I'd like to know if I'm potentially getting a downgrade in that department.Also if anyone could tell me about the power draw on that middling brightness, that'd also be great.
>>9282717Why would you replace a good screen with a completely soulless one? Just spend 2 bucks on a new lens.
>>9282720Because I have a stick up my ass about alignment and dust and I don't want to spend hours fiddling with a new lens just like the last time I replaced it.
>>9282725But you'll have to do that anyway if you put a shit IPS screen in?Anyway, I replaced my GBC lens today. Took 5 minutes, just got a craft knife in the gap to prise it up, slid the knife around it, and then used my headlamp to check the screen for dust before fitting a nice new glass one. Came out almost perfect, there's a little spot of something in the LED hole but I don't care at all about that.
>>9282730>But you'll have to do that anyway if you put a shit IPS screen in?No? SP IPS screens come with the lens already attached, as far as I know.
>>9282732>No? SP IPS screens come with the lens already attached, as far as I know.only if you get a laminated kit, but unless you ge an ips ready shell you'll spend half an hour trimming your shell for th sccreen to fit, not to mention you'd have to buy a bracket for the screen if you decide not to get the ips ready shell so you can align the screen properly
>>9282732Ah, you're right. I just figured they were like every other GB, I've never looked too closely at one because they're too small for my hands anyway.
>>9282747The shell I'm planning to put it in is a custom shell made to easily be cut, so that shouldn't be too much of an issue. Doing an inside cut is less of an issue because I won't have to look at it when it's all said and done.>>9282748Bit of an aside, but I never understood this complaint about the SP. I've got big hands, too, but maybe I'm just acclimated to its size since I'd been playing small handhelds my whole life.
>>9282771I've got small hands, but I find the SP especially uncomfortable to play. Honestly, the base GBA isn't very comfortable, but with a grip it's a little better.I've yet to find a handheld actually built for human hands. You'd think it'd be pretty easy, I mean 95% of controllers on the market feel good in the hand, but nobody has figured out how to make a handheld yet.
>>9282794Problem with more ergonomic designs is that they're not very good for portability. That's what appears to be the issue for me, though really it's been a non-issue for me.I've noticed I don't really have a full grip when I play my SP. I tend to hold it with mainly the tips of my fingers rather than wrapping my full hands around it, and I probably play a lot of handhelds that way, so they never really feel too cramped for me. Most of the time.DS lite and later d-pads feel super cramped to me, very unpleasant to press and make my thumb hurt after a bit. Something about the DS lite style d-pad just doesn't work for me at all.
>>9282717Yeah. I replaced the lens on my ags-101 once and tried to use canned air to get the dust out from behind the screen and it fucked up the Adhesive or something so it migrated onto the back of the lens so I had it replace it again. Which went well but there is a very tiny fingerprint ever so slightly at the top of the lens that does not touch the screen, no dust though.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xm06GixEW48
>>9282812I learned the hard way with an old PSP 1000 to keep some canned air handy when opening up handhelds. It helps a ton but it's still a pain in the dick and I'd rather avoid it if I can, hence why I'm considering an IPS meme. Despite the fact that I'd really miss the "screen door" effect on the 101 screen.
>>9282347>>9282347mGBA has an option for “fixing” gba colors.
>>9281313because purists are retards anon, evenn the closeted "purists" prefer something like an hdmi adapter for their psx over the actual thing>>9282023based android enjoyer>>9282331extreme gives faster write/read speeds; on retro shit it doen'st matter that much, only when you get to stuff like ps2, Gc, wii, etc; what i do recommend is that it at least is a sandisk (of the red/gray line a least) so you don't experience reliability issues>>9279283based phone enjoyer>>9278372i plan on doing this with a xperia xa ultra 2; going for the iPad-y look with lateral pads, i'm leaning towards the joy-con approach, gonna post progress when i have some, i just hope they can update android to recognize 2 joycons as 1; as how it happened with ios recently
>>9282824I just use q-tips, they work great at removing little bits of dust. I'll never understand the IPS meme, if you wanted a shitty phone screen totally unsuited for the actual device, why wouldn't you just get a controller for your phone?
>>9282950>at least is a sandiskOf course it will be a SanDisk or Samsung, but I was wondering if more speed (Extreme) or more endurance (from my own experience in dashcam and RPi) was useful, I don't know if the game/console read a lot on the SD card.
>>9283142I already ordered a lens replacement, so I guess you win for now anon. Saw a white lens and I just couldn't pass it up. As for the appeal of IPS, I can see some benefits despite my preference for that screen door effect on the 101s. Deeper colors. Better pixel response time. That kind of thing. AGS-101 screens are kinda on the blurry side, but you get used to it. Wish there was a screen that'd give me my segmented pixels, better response time, and good brightness all in one.I will try q-tips I guess but the real issue is just how easy it is to get dust back into it once you've removed it.
>>9282824I bought one of those electric dust blowers when I learned they added bitterant to canned air to prevent retards from huffing them. I was worried that shit would leave deposits behind
>>9265560Wasn’t the performance shit even at the time of its release?
>>9265560if it's anything like psp then i bet their batteries are shot now. have to do battery mod
>>9283227I can understand the response time argument for something with a passive matrix like the original GB that shit was blur city. But for stuff like the GBC and GBA? How fucking fast do you need the screen? Some slight blurring on fast moving sprites is hardly the end of the world. As for colors, they're the wrong ones. Early GBA games wind up looking garish on the AGS screens because the colors were designed for a display without a backlight, you think those colors aren't going to get even more fucked up on IPS?At the end of the day though, the awful pixel scaling on IPS displays is what kills them for good. I've seen a couple for other devices that try to add back in a simple pixel border, they don't really work. The only handheld I've actually seen get scaling right is Analogue Pocket because it has a decent resolution screen, but that thing has dogshit ergonomics. If they made another one in a sensible shape for human hands, and cut out the pointless fucking cart slot, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. Who knows, maybe the chinks will eventually realise that people want a good reproduction of the original screen, not bilinear cancer.
>>9283256Yes. I owned one and it was a pretty underpowered phone. And while the controls were better than nothing, they weren't anything special either.
>>9283365>slight blurringIt's more than slight. The problem is it's a good deal worse than the AGS-001, the original GBA, and either of the DS models that support BC. Can't say for the micro since I've never touched it, but every other (official) GBA display has been better with motion blur than the 101s.>cut out the pointless fucking cart slotThat would defeat the entire point of the pocket, analogue is catering to physicalfags who want no fuss hardware to play their shit on.
>>9283396There's no singular "entire point" to the analogue pocket, but if there was it'd be the FPGA replication before the ability to play gayboy carts.
>>9283396>It's more than slight.I don't know, it's never really bothered me. I fit a 32 pin screen in a 40 pin mobo or something first and that thing was ghost city though, unplayable. Most games don't use fast scrolling to begin with.>That would defeat the entire point of the pocket,Analogue's business model WAS just ripping people off by selling them the exact same FPGA chip 10 times with a different cart slot attached, but who knows what it is now. I'm guessing they're going to pivot, the pocket is a lot more enticing than all their other junk, and anyone with a brain just gets a MiSTer instead of their home "consoles".
>>9283427Analogue's whole business has been built around selling machines to play old cartridges. Before they even started doing FPGAs, they were gutting old hardware and selling them in new shells with mods. The original NT was real NES hardware IIRC and before that they were doing Neo Geos.FPGAs ended up being a lot cheaper for everyone and just as good, that's why they moved to that.>>9283432It bothers the hell out of me sometimes. Even in something like Pokemon. It's the kind of thing I easily notice.>Analogue's business model WAS just ripping people off by selling them the exact same FPGA chip 10 times with a different cart slot attachedRead above. They were around before they even messed with FPGAs.>anyone with a brain just gets a MiSTer instead of their home "consoles".Call me when a MiSTer can read cartridges. No, really. I'm interested. But ripping cartridges doesn't count for my autism.
>>9283436The FPGA is what sets it apart from its previous products and all the other devices that can play carts. So in that sense I would say it's closer to being the "entire point" than just playing gayboy carts.
>>9283436>FPGAs ended up being a lot cheaper for everyoneCheaper for Analogue, not the consumer.>Call me when a MiSTer can read cartridgesI'm sure if anyone cared enough, it wouldn't be that tough to implement. But the vast majority of people don't care about cart support, a menu is faster and easier. Same reason flashcarts are popular, why would I bother going through my shelf full of games when I can just pick the letter and start playing?
>>9283443No, what sets it apart is the ability to play their cartridges on modern displays without jumping through hoops. That's been what they've sold the entire time.>>9283446>Cheaper for Analogue, not the consumer.Cheaper for the consumer, too. The original NT was $500 and a part of the reason it was so ungodly expensive was because they were cannibalizing real hardware and doing extensive modifications to it. The NT mini, their first FPGA IIRC, was similarly priced so yeah they did try to jew people but their subsequent releases were more reasonably priced with the Super NT, the Mega SG, and the Pocket all being closer to $200. You can still say it's too much for your liking, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than their older offerings and that's objective fact.>But the vast majority of people don't care about cart support, a menu is faster and easier. Same reason flashcarts are popular, why would I bother going through my shelf full of games when I can just pick the letter and start playing?Cool, then don't buy Analogue products. They're not for you. Why would you even buy a Pocket when a chink emulation handheld can do more for half the price?
>zoomer handheld>4000 mah battery>barely lasts 6 hours when it's new, will quickly disintegrate down to 3 hours, will eventually be unplayable and all replacement batteries will last a month before they explode while costing 20 bucks a pop, epitome of e-waste junk>needs to be plugged in to charge constantly, might as well come with the wire attached>boomer handheld>single battery lasts 15 hours, decent modern li-on cell (2500mah) will last you well over 20>can be swapped out in 2 seconds, used batteries can be charged whenever you want, will be available until society crumblesWhy did technology regress so hard, anyway? The game gear lost the handheld war.
>>9283461>Why would you even buy a Pocket when a chink emulation handheld can do more for half the price?I like the screen filters. I wouldn't buy any of the other chink emulation handhelds on the market, if I wanted to play games on an ugly LCD that was unsuited to the system on the go I'd just use my phone, it's free.>what sets it apart is the ability to play their cartridges on modern displaysWhile this might be important to you, I don't think it's that popular a feature. Most people like the "jailbreaks", using carts is more of a justification than a popular feature, and as game prices keep going up cart slots are just going to keep getting less and less popular.
>>9283502>While this might be important to you, I don't think it's that popular a feature.If this were true then everyone would just be playing emulators with CRT filters instead or running their pis through CRTs.Analogue caters to physicalfags and jailbreaking their devices is secondary to that. There's a whole market for people who want to play their cartridges on original hardware or something that ACTS like original hardware.
>>9283512I think the market of people who want to play "original" hardware with original carts on modern screens is pretty low, Analogue produces systems in small batches to avoid unsold stock.
>>9283524It's more that they have to complete with CRTs, line doublers, scalers, and people who just don't fucking care and hook their consoles up outright. And your solution is making them compete with chink handhelds instead.
>>9283461>$200man fuck any company that charges $40 shipping an handling so they can list a lower retail price and fuck you and everyone else who ignores this and parrots $200
>>9283532Okay, $240 is still objectively cheaper than $500. You made the statement that no savings were passed on to the buyers, which is flat out untrue.
>>9283436>Call me when a MiSTer can read cartridges.it can read commodore 64 floppies so cadts wont be too far off
>>9283528>And your solution is making them compete with chink handhelds instead.200 bucks for a home system is insane when a MiSTer will run you 300 bucks max and covers everything they've made to date and another half a dozen systems. I think there's a reason the Duo has been endlessly delayed, they'd rather sell Pockets.Portable FPGA seems like a much better market, they have no competitors and open source projects aren't really conducive to getting pretty little plastic boxes in a neat form factor.
>>9283557$300 for an FPGA is insane when you can pay $100 for something that can even emulate some PS2 games. See where that line of logic goes?You say no one cares about playing physical games, but I'd say the market for people willing to pay that much for a digital only machine that can only play thirty year old 2D games is even smaller. There's no way about it, if the pocket went completely digital it'd be competing with chink emulation handhelds and people would be asking why for $200 it can't run dolphin.
>>9283571100 bucks is insane when you can run retroarch for free.You think taking off the cart slot would have everyone running around screaming about how it can't run dolphin? Nobody expects MiSTer to, although maybe I'm overestimating the IQ of the kind of person who spends 200 bucks on an FPGA that can't be reprogrammed and is essentially a glorified SOAC.
>>9283576>100 bucks is insane when you can run retroarch for free.Correct. And that's where this whole rabbithole goes, there's not any point in an FPGA if you can run cartridges from it IMO. Especially given the hardware it covers so far, existing emulators are more than competent enough to give an adequate, or even better experience and you can use as many screen filters as you want.So what's the point of bitching about a cartridge slot in a product you wouldn't even bother buying to begin with? You just want to mindlessly shit on the people who are actually interested in playing their old cartridges?
>>9283490Because zoomer handheld is actually running Linux and can emulate every system under the sun, with support for cheats, save states, filters, and so on.
>>9283591>there's not any point in an FPGA if you can run cartridges from it IMOMost people would disagree with you here.>You just want to mindlessly shit on the people who are actually interested in playing their old cartridges?I mean, if you were actually interested in playing your "old" cartridges, you'd still have your "old" system. You wouldn't need some modern FPGA junk. What you probably have is some kind of weird nostalgia for sliding carts into slots, which I'll never understand because half the time it was met with the game just not working.>So what's the point of bitching about a cartridge slot in a product you wouldn't even bother buying to begin with?If it was better designed, I probably would buy one. The cart slot isn't even a deal breaker or anything, I'd buy one in a proper form factor with or without one, I'd just prefer without because it adds pointless bulk.
>>9283617>Most people would disagree with you here.Market says otherwise.>I mean, if you were actually interested in playing your "old" cartridges, you'd still have your "old" system.This statement shows a fundamental lack of understanding why such products even exist. Lot of people buying this shit have tried old hardware and found it lacking for one reason or another.>old consoles display like shit on modern TVs without a box to upscale them>old handhelds have outdated displays with no backlighting>either of these issues can be solved on original hardware, but require costly modifications and more work(soldering) than the average person is even comfortable with doing>can pay someone else to do it but it'll still cost an arm and a legAnd that's where the niche is. The people who want to play their old games but don't want to emulate, don't want to use CRTs, and don't want to do the work to make the old hardware better. Of course it's kinda stupid, but the average consumer is kinda stupid anyways.>I'd buy one in a proper form factorI'm actually a little curious, what would be a good form factor for you? The Pocket doesn't look too bad to me, but I hear the triggers are pretty awful where they're placed. Wouldn't know since I've never had one in hand.
>>9253802>>9269468>>9255847>>9253569Unironically the best landscape keyboard on any phone, shame they are shipping so slowly. If only the Key2 didn't fail.
>>9283801What do you play on this that requires the keyboard?
1. How did they fucked it up so hard? Was their hardware department just randomly sticking components together without thinking how it would work out in the end? 2. Why no one is trying to revive the concept? Just take a regular smartphone and stick some physical buttons and joysticks on the sides. Bam, perfect budget portable gaming device.
>>9283970Xperia Play was the truest successor to the N-Gage. I would love to have something like this with modern phone processing power.
>>9283365I don't see what's that big of an issue regarding the Analouge pocket, though?
>PlayanPokemon rom hack, shiny ultra omega ruby or something like that. It is the full Silver/Gold game done up in Fire Red with gen III pokemon added. Not as chock full of convenience and QOL updates as Pokemon Glazed was though. Now that was some good shit.>usanGameboy advance sp original gangster model with retro shell for comfies and a $50 flash cart loaded with NES, GB, GBC, & GBA roms. Previously used my phone and I miss the emulation perks such as placing my own speed limit and save/load state toggle buttons in just the right spots on the screen. Playing with real buttons is worth it though.>wantHandheld with the power and control scheme for at least ps2/gc/xbox era games. My ancient year old $75 walmart poorphone could handle n64, ps1, psp... my new $100 poorphone has better specs and could probably do some of what I want with a cheap bluetooth controller. I don't want that, but it still means I'm not spending more than I ever paid for a cell phone, a gamecube, a ps2, an xbox, an n64, and so on and so forth, for a device to fulfill the functions those ones did 20 years ago. When I was in school my parents had to buy a stupidly expensive TI calculator, and they wouldn't have it secondhand (love you mom & dad)... and they paid for a stupidly expensive gps, and a radio, and a computer, and my game systems, and so on and so forth. By the logic of handheld marketeers, a basic smarthphone should be worth approximately 6 gorillion dollars. Newsflash: it's not. Just like your chinese handheld spoof device is not worth the combined value of every vibeo game and console in existence. That $50 dollar flash cart really burned me up on this point. It was the cheapest I could find and I know for a fact both as a hobbyist and professional that it cost fuckall for the chip and custom shell. Some day I'd love to liquidate my stuffs and invest in this exploitation. Or if there really is so much market value wiggle room, undercut pajeet and chong on ebay and amazon.
>>9282950>based android enjoyerNo, I'm always on Linux. JELOS has better batteries, and a better frontend than whatever Amberniggs Game Mode is. But I wouldn't mind playing Dead Cells and Hollow Knight on it.
>>9283970>How did they fucked it up so hard?They didn't. The N-Gage was honestly a great device, solid tried and tested OS, good battery life, and it was more graphically impressive than the GBA.The problem was they just didn't have the games to back it up. Nobody did, Nintendo held the whole market so nobody wanted to work on anything else.The Zodiac was a very similar concept. It was a palm PDA, just with buttons. Again, no games, just a few ports and enhanced versions of existing palm titles. Kind of weird to hold, but the case was very nice and I liked the stick and 8 way menuing, it was far superior to the PSP's shitty nub or the awful 3DS circle pad.One thing of note is that both systems were completely trivial to pirate on. All you needed was a memory card and the internet, so devs were even more reluctant to release games for a system with rampant piracy.>Why no one is trying to revive the concept?Because the market has spoken, and the market says everyone wants soulless rectangular slabs without any buttons. Touchscreens killed the phone market, no thought is ever given to UI. Take something like Samsung's S-pen. Seems simple enough, right? It's just a fucking pen. Doesn't work on 80% of android applications. Sometimes it works just for scrolling but you can't use it to interact with anything. The total lack of input standards mean you'd have to write your own OS, and everything people want on their phone is locked to the big 2 OSes. Either you license android, or your device fails.
bros I'm biting the bullet and importing a Nintendo 2ds LL
>>9278993someone like you has a higher chances of breaking anything (not to mention you're probably just a sandwich away from a heart attack), than someone who works out. start lifting you lard-addled fat fuck
bought a RG351Pi just hope glover runs well, played that game once a while back and had fun, wanna play it again
>>9284539It's a bit crazy what's happened with 3DS prices recently. Retailers were practically giving them away two years ago.
>>9283801theres a similar one for the pinephone
>>9283610so it's x86 fault for not being efficient like ARM
How is the switch is good for emulation?I would buy the normal version just for replaceable joycon because the drift bullshit.
>>9285083For the price you're paying it's very underwhelming and the software obviously isn't as good as Linux/Android, but even more than that the device is simply too fucking big and the options for a d-pad suck.
Any GBA Micro sized emulation platforms with enough buttons for 16-bit consoles and up?
>>9284994These are great with standalone retro emulators but retroarch runs like trash on it
>>9280659>what is homebrew
>>9283970ring ring ring ring ring ring ring goatsephone
>>9285136RG300X should work depending on what consoles you're talking about.
>>9285083Not great for the price if you're getting it mostly for emulation, and unless you get an unpatched one that you can hack with a jig, you'll be spending as much as a Steam Deck when you include the modchip cost.If you're already getting one for Switch stuff it'd be fine, just don't expect much more than a cheap Chinese handheld. What systems were you planning on emulating on it?
>>9284997Sadly the Pinephone keyboard isn't great. Doesn't feel anywhere near as solid as any of the PC phones that have launched. It's serviceable for sure but the form factor of turning your phone into a dedicated clamshell pda is a huge downgrade from the astroslide, and really does feel more like something you use only for when you're working away from your computer. >>9283968Anything, really. I spent years playing emulated snes/gb/gba games with a keyboard, not to mention it works great for sdvx clones.
The RG552 is perfection.
>>9285802Overpriced underpowered crap
How’s the Switch for emulation? I’ve been thinking of hacking mine and if it can emulate well that’d be a huge pro for me. I’m assuming it’s up to 5th gen only, or can you run Dolphin on it too?
>>9285868Only PS1 works well out of the 5th gen consoles, as far as I know. Some N64 works, but I didn't have much luck outside of a hacked version of the official emulator. A few Saturn games work through injects into the Cotton emulator, but input lag is really bad.You can supposedly get a few games working in Dolphin if you're running Android with a pretty big overclock, but I never bothered trying.You've already got it though, and assuming it's an unpatched one, they're pretty easy to hack, so there's no reason not to go ahead and hack it. You can always boot back into sysnand for any legit stuff you want to play.
>>9253117Why not get a steam deck if you want a dedicated device, switch can't emu worth shit
>>9283968Op here, not that anon but allmost all games that supprt keyboard become easier funnier to play witha keyboard, i know it's a bit pit of the boards' theme but some native android games become excelent with physical buttons, on the top of my head i can think of retro city rampage, death road to canada and the gta ports; all of those have native keyboard / gamepad support>>9285083>>9285868Meh, don't mind the other dudes, if you install lineage os the switch can run some ps2/gc games pretty nice; even some 2d wii games such as muramasa >>9286172>I made a diy clip for a shit phone because budgetI think a steamdeck is out of his reach anon
Anyone planning to get this book? It looks quite interesting.
>>9287350Too much emphasis on GBA with all 3 models fully in frame while NGPC barely has one of its corners in the frame. It's shit, cringe, and I hate it.
>>9287385GBA is the peak of retro handhelds
>>9284913lol>>9285451>>9286436Wouldn't all of those games be better with a controller?
>>9287350Looks like Kickstarter trash
>>9287350>>9287545It's written by the fucking Retro Dodo guy. I hate his writing style. Every time I open one of his articles I regret it. They're almost all fluff with little substance.
>>9287456It's a little boring. These days I'm far more interested in the non-nintendo handhelds.
How comfortable (or uncomfortable) is the RG351P?
>>9287565There are other people who have contributed to the book like ashens and Guru Larry>>9287565Yeah his writing is not great, Retro Game Corops or Taki make way more informative articles and videos
LMAO. THIS DOGSHIT IS $350. WHAT IS LOGITECH SMOKING?
>>9287921They were envisioning a world where the Steam Deck didn't exist and they didn't change the plan they had at the start of the design phase which is mindboggling. It's DOA.
Ordered a GBA with IPS V2 screen mod today, has a nice SNES theme to it. Also ordered an Everdrive GB X7 (I already have an Everdrive GBA X5 and also an EZ Flash Omega). I already have a couple of GBA SPs, one is an AGS-101 that I reshelled with a repro NES case (pic related, my two SPs and some of my GBA games), but I've been wanting an original model with the IPS V2 screen for a while now and decided to take the leap. Looking forward to playing some comfy Game Boy games, hopefully this weekend.Other shit I have: Steam Deck, RG350M, RG351V, both models of Vita, two n3DS XLs and one n3DS small size, a bunch of DS Lites and one DS phat, a few Switches (one OLED), a GB Micro, a GB Pocket, a Game Gear, a Virtual Boy (doesn't work anymore, has that shitty glue issue), and a PSP 2000. Lately I've been wanting to buy the SNES Edition n3DS XL but they're quite expensive. I'd also like to get a Neo Geo Pocket Color, I have a couple of games for it but never picked up the system while it was still cheap.
>>9287921I'm definetely getting one... when they're at the 90% discount...
>>9288104I'm probably getting the laminated ITA kit and reshelling mine once I'm sure they've worked out all of the issues with it. Couldn't see myself doing it if I already had 2 SPs and a Micro though.
>>9288092Even without the Steam Deck there are other Android handhelds that do the same thing for a third of the price. It doesn't even have WiFi 6.>>9288139You will not be waiting very long. Lmao.
>>9288442>It doesn't even have WiFi 6Seriously? Wasn't the whole fucking point of this device streaming? Might as well just get an RP3 to stream on at that point. I know you can't actually get one atm, but a $225 Odin Lite is dramatically less hideous than the Logitech and actually has Wifi 6.
>>9288172Why is it foot-fungus-yellow?
>>9288469Yup. Streaming HANDHELD and it has no WiFi 6 or 5G connectivity. This thing is so fucking DOA. Lmao.It does run Android though so you could use it as a overpriced (and under powered for the price tag) emulation handheld.