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best game emulator system? Raspberry Pi, Android set-top box, Ouya?

coachclass 782 123 December 17, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Hi,
I've been looking for an easy to use NES, SNES, PS1 emulator system. Looking for your opinions and experiences. Here's what's important for me:

1) works with controllers I have (Logitech USB cordless rumblepad, some other generic brand USB cordless game pad)
2) Able to use save states, speed up (via keyboard is ok)
3) boots right into the system without complicated command line entries. Or at least not have to type in stuff.

I've tried Retropie on the Raspberry Pi platform, but couldn't get any of my controller to work correctly. I spent quite a lot of time on it messing with the retroarch.cfg file, nothing. Rpi works great as an XBMC player though.

I tried Ouya way in the beginning, but I think back then it promised too much, and nothing really worked that great, neither XBMC or emulation. Has that changed?

I haven't tried any of the other Android boxes that run pure Android. Maybe someone here has experience in this?

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To me I would find the emulator that works best for what you want and work backwards from there.

I expect the PI to have the best with your controllers support since its a full computer vs android.
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Considered a modded Wii?
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Quote from mrbobhcrhs View Post :
To me I would find the emulator that works best for what you want and work backwards from there.

I expect the PI to have the best with your controllers support since its a full computer vs android.
I've actually have had the most trouble with the Pi, at least the RetroPie version, in terms of getting controllers to work. Still trying to puzzle it out.
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If you want the best emulator, I recommend just setting up a computer. It will emulate games even better than any android app out there and will have much higher compatibility rates. You can also set up custom shaders and the sort to enhance the graphics too to make ps1 games look sharper, closer to ps2 graphics.
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I like to play a couple of PS1 games. I didn't know emulators could improve the graphics on emulations of PS1. What emulator does that?
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I like to play a couple of PS1 games. I didn't know emulators could improve the graphics on emulations of PS1. What emulator does that?
I use epsx on windows. You should look up ShadX's natural vision shader to enhance the graphics.
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Pi + this [goo.gl]
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