Tempted to get a Raspberry Pi 3

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  1. gamesquest1

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    You know what, I like the raspberry pi's.........but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say @the_randomizer will probably be disappointed with the performance, from my time around the forums I know your very fussy with things and want them done exactly right, and while the raspberry pi is good as a cheap emulation box, it is just that, a cheap semi capable emulation box, it's not high performance or high accuracy it's basically just good enough for general usage
     


  2. MarioMasta64

    MarioMasta64 hi. i make batch stuff and portable shiz

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    you have a pc / game console right? if so dont get the rpi, its not worth it
    indeed so unless you have a specific motive dont get it (you could boot lakka from a usb on a pc if you wish)
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Then what do you suggest I spend the $45 on? Yes, the more I see the reviews and videos, the more I'm questioning ever making this thread and wasting everyone's time on it. So for that, I sincerely apologize and ask for your forgiveness, what I've done was incontrovertibly asinine and counterproductive. I mean, sure, the Wii U is very capable as well, but the missing consoles, PSX, etc, are emulators that would run on the RP3, since the Wii U is never going to get the power needed to run PSX, N64, PSP or even DS, so I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't. I want to maybe get a Retro Freak, but those are 200 dollars, and have overheating issues apparently *sigh* So yeah, I've wasted eight pages of a thread and wasted your time. I'm sorry.

    Well, what do you suggest? Are there other gaming-related things that I can get, famiclones or something? PC emulators are all well and good, but they don't feel the same as using a dedicated emulation system; the Wii U emulation scene has seemed to come to a halt as there've been no new consoles or cores ported over, 2D consoles are all it can handle right now until PPC dynarec can be ported, and since no one is interested, what's the point? I should just close this damn thread because I've accomplished nothing but angering people and wasting their time

    :(

    I'm done here.


    Yeah, part of me wanted one, but I guess it's all for the wrong reasons, my PC is four years old, sure it can run emulators, but it doesn't feel the same, RetroArch is a lot easier to set up and feels better on a console as opposed to a PC, I don't know why, but yeah, I give up, 100% give up on even trying to continue this thread. :(
     
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    MarioMasta64 hi. i make batch stuff and portable shiz

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    the same emulators youll get on the raspberry pi with lakka youll get better on the pc with lakka the same emulators you get with retropie / recalbox on the raspberry pi youll get better on the pc with retroarch / retropie

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    id recommend putting lakka on a usb stick and runnin it as a live os.
     
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    Is still stands that I've clearly angered you guys and wasted eight effing pages only to come to the conclusion that I would waste time and money. PC is well and good, but I don't like how emulators feel on PC, as opposed to the Wii U and RetroArch. Besides, why would I want Lakka on Windows when I already have RA on Windows? I'm done with this thread, there's nothing I can get for the 45 dollars anyways, so yeah, I'm done :(
     
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    DW I don't think anyone is angered here, it's all good and maybe others who come along will be able to read and make their own decision, for most people I'm sure the raspberry pi will make a decent little side project emulation system, but for you I would look at getting something a bit more heavy duty ( that said it's going to cost a fair bit more than a raspberry pi but it should meet your demands a bit better if you just build yourself a decent little microatx computer or something)
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    But I already have a PC that I built in 2013, that runs emulators, and I was banking on seeing more emulators ported to the Wii U, I wanted a way around that. Seems I was wrong and only just wasted everyone's time, so yeah, I'm going to take a break for a while, my anxiety levels are a bit high right now. Dammit... Wii U isn't changing anytime soon, PC emulators don't feel the same, so yeah, IDFK.
     
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  8. MarioMasta64

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    indeed. pc gaming is far superior. i onlyhad mine because m pc was highly outdated (a pentium 5) the highest a rpi can clock is 2ghz if i remember right and the rpi3 doesnt even clock so youre stuck at 1.7

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    just try lakka se how you like it. if it displeases you you wouldve had no reason to by the pi. id suggest buying a snes controller or two if i was you but hey buy what suits you ^-^

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    yknow the rpi is just a *highly* downgraded pc? right?
     
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    Why would I want Lakka on Windows when I already have RetroArch 1.3.6 suited to my configuration with an Xbox controller? I appreciate the suggestion, but now that my anxiety over my stupid decision to make this thread has set in, I'm gonna have to take a break for a while from this thread, may even close it at the behest of an admin, I don't know yet.

    Uh yeah, I know that, I just wanted one because it sounded cool, I have to admit, but now, it was nothing but a stupid idea, I get it. *sigh* I guess I'll just wait for the Wii U to get more cores, because I don't like how emulators look on a PC screen as opposed to a console emulator, the filtering is right and PC looks weird *shrug* .

    Anyways, I'm likely going to have to close this thread, because I clearly screwed up.
     
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    Just take a break then randomizer, no need to get worked up, just keep hold of the gift card, I'm in exactly the same boat with a amazon gift card balance of £20, but unfortunately everything I can get on amazon I can get cheaper elsewhere .....I will spend it one day I'm sure :rofl:
     
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    Ugh, I feel literally sick to my stomach, on the verge of having another attack, I've been incredibly stressed out lately >.> Damn my anxiety issues.
     
  12. MarioMasta64

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    why would you want lakka an rpi at all? all of the emulators use retro cores .-. and pc's have more power than an rpi .-. is there another reason you wanted it?
    and im always sick lol
     
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    MarioMasta64 hi. i make batch stuff and portable shiz

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    My sister had anxiety problems, she found those kinds of books really helped bring her stress levels down.....and well....foxes ^_^......and the added bonus of being from amazon
     
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    Dude, see a doctor, you're too young to have an ulcer over this.
     
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  17. MarioMasta64

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    same lol i just talk to a very specific person to calm me down cx
     
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    Honestly, because it looked pretty cool, I know PCs have more power, but the way they look on monitors is never quite right to me, even with shaders for CRT/NTSC filters, etc. Console emulators, like Wii U homebrew, look perfectly filtered, require little to no configuring and no need to map buttons to controllers every time. To me, I like playing emulators on consoles more than I do on PCs for the above reasons.
    As for why I'm stressed, my job and my attitude towards it haven't exactly been copacetic to say the least, my attitude absolutely sucks and I just...I really need help from others to help me see things in a better light with my job. But yeah, to sum it up, I wanted the RP3 for all the wrong reasons, when even the Wii U does a better job running all Snes games at full speed without frameskip or speed hacks.

    My deepest apologies, everyone. This isn't like me at all.
     
  19. MarioMasta64

    MarioMasta64 hi. i make batch stuff and portable shiz

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    essentially the only reasons to have an rpi is 1. portability 2. devs 3. tinkereres 4. those without a pc. but feel free to buy it. just know if you want to use projects get the rpi2 and if you want to use more power get the rpi3 however most projects such as PiPass (streetpass for rpi) arent made for rpi3. so yea.
     
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    Yeah, again, all the wrong reasons, the Wii U already plays so many emulators full speed and without any audio issues whatsoever, that alone should make me want to wait and have hope to see PPC cores written for PPSSPP, PCSX, NullDC, DeSmuME and so on, the console certainly has a lot of power in and of itself, more than the RP3 does for emulation. I wanted to apologize once more for my anxiety, and for being negative, I need to lose weight and exercise, like, a lot.