I want to start posting one of these days a series of threads/guides at Eiusdemmodi dedicated to emulation of home systems under Windows with two purposes -- picking the best option and having notes of proper 15-kHz configuration, since these seem to be the major issues most people have. Despite its drawbacks, Retro Arch, thanks to its synchronization system, is a much better option than most stand-alone emulators. It is, for instance, the best option currently for emulation of Super Famicom in general terms, and better than Kega Fusion due to this emulator's response times.
I'd love to read more opinions before starting though, but with accuracy first in mind, please, especially regarding response times. Currently, my picks are:
- MD/GEN: GM / Retro Arch
- MK3/MS/GG: GM / Retro Arch
- SFC/SNES: Retro Arch's BSNES cores
- PCE/TGX/SGX: Ootake
- MSX/MSX2/MSXP: GM (if you can deinterlace by hardware)
- PC88/88SR: M88 (if you can deinterlace by hardware)
- FMT: Unz (not good, but the only one, though)
- X68: GM (not good, but the other options aren't better; Calamity's patch for WIN X-68000 High Speed is recommended, though)
- 88VA: 88VA Eternal Grafx (most likely, far from perfect)
I'm not much into Western PCs emulation. Have heard that WINUAE has been making progress these years regarding the lag thing, but it was pretty bad when I tried it years ago, even knowing pretty well the "laggy nature" of many games in this machine.
I haven't tested the different FC/NES emulators, either. GM seems buggy with anything using special chips, and I'm not sure about the standard titles either.
PCFX, NGCD, PS, SS, can't discuss myself for now, either. Even if 31-kHz, hearing about Dolphin, Demul, PPSSPP and others' status/accuracy would be welcome too.
M_W, if you're still there, it does. And you can override the general Retro Arch config file with per-core (and per-game) config files, similarly to MAME.
Edit: Off-topic question moved elsewhere; forgot the prerrogative here...