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Retro emulators
« on: January 31, 2015, 08:36:03 pm »
I just got Linux installed on a laptop, which was an adventure of its own.  The comp is working great though and I'm playing/experimenting with it.  Learning a new OS is interesting.  :censored:

Anyway, I'm wanting to install emulators (shocker, I know). 

I'm looking at the following:
NES / SNES /N64
Gameboy / Color / Advance
Sega Master System / Genesis / 32X
Playstation

Since I am totally new to the Linux ecosystem I googled around and found an emulator called Mednafen that appears to handle most of the systems I want.  I'm looking for opinions or recomendations on this emulator and perhaps others.  I'll be using the gamepad below for playing.

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Re: Retro emulators
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 11:30:25 pm »
I have to check but I think my distro came with mupen or PJ 64 (I'm on my tablet)
You should probably check to see what's available in your distros software repository first.

90% of software for linux outside the Repo's will need to be compiled which can be easy or pita.
Very few linux apps supply binaries.

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Re: Retro emulators
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 06:32:17 am »
I just got Linux installed on a laptop, which was an adventure of its own.  The comp is working great though and I'm playing/experimenting with it.  Learning a new OS is interesting.  :censored:

Anyway, I'm wanting to install emulators (shocker, I know). 

I'm looking at the following:
NES / SNES /N64
Gameboy / Color / Advance
Sega Master System / Genesis / 32X
Playstation

Since I am totally new to the Linux ecosystem I googled around and found an emulator called Mednafen that appears to handle most of the systems I want.  I'm looking for opinions or recomendations on this emulator and perhaps others.  I'll be using the gamepad below for playing.


I have played with Mednafen a bit on my mac using Open EMU (experimental), I liked it but some back ground reading make it seem like a pain with out a gui. I would try the "cores" (emulators) Open EMU is using as they are all open, all seem to work well on my Mac and are all likely available for linux. 

What flavor of Linux are you running?
   

 
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Re: Retro emulators
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 12:57:21 pm »
I'm using Mint.  Originally tried straight Ubuntu but it choked and wouldn't boot.  Mint installed and booted without a hitch.  Didn't have any time this weekend to experiment though, remodeling the office!  Will report back after.

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Re: Retro emulators
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 02:12:29 pm »
I've heard good things about Libretro and Retroarch (the UI for it).  It's an all-in-one kind of deal where you use different cores to emulate the different systems.  You can find out about it here.

There is also good information on what are considered the most capable emulators for various systems on this site.

  
 

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