Best console to have homebrewed.

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  1. FamousBug_
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    Title says it all, I need a console (not switch coz too dang expensive) that is powerful enough to emulate modern(ish) consoles.
    I currently have an old 3ds.

    Any suggestions.

    (I have thought about a vita but I mainly want to do emulation [or good games that I don't already have] as I have most games I would get on a vita on my ps3)
     
  2. AmandaRose

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    Simple answer is WiiU
     
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    It has a really good version of Retroarch for SNES era games. It has Gamecube plus Wii games; N64 VC games; And Wii U. It's the best homebrew console.
     
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    Ok! Which size SD should I get and where should I buy one, also is there a disc server for wiiu homebrew. Additionally, will I need to get a wiiu with a certain version. Furthermore, is there a specific homebrew I should get that allows me to 'legally' get games from the eshop, like the 3ds' cia installer. (btw I am going sleep so I will see replies in 7-8h
     
  5. Ominous66521

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    Depends on the games your trying to play.A jailbroken ps3 or a jtaged 360 arent bad investments,and they work real well with the whole 7th generation library and below,espically the ps3 since it can play ps1,ps2,ps3 and some psp aswell.

    If its just nintendo games your after then either the original wii or wiiu would be good.
     
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    There was a Windows free shop downloader, Wii U Usb Helper, but I think Nintendo shut it down. You would have to check I haven't used it in awhile.

    You would need a big SD to install Wii U games from it to HDD. You need separate HDD for Wii U and Gamecube/Wii games. Classic games for retroarch can run off an SD. I would say around 64GB to 128GB. I don't know if latest Wii U version is hackable. I know the one before the latest is.

    Ps3 is a good hackable console. PS1, Ps2 and Ps3 in one. The retroarch for it is not good though.
     
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    Portable: Vita or N3DS. Can emulate a wealth of systems and has a solid native library/backwards compatibility.

    Console: Wii U, gets virtual console, GameCube, Wii, and Wii U titles. Incredible little emulation box.
     
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    Ok, the main thing I want to do is gamecube n64 and wiiu games such as smash or mk8.
    I plan to have a lot of gamecube games, such as
    sonic adventure 1 and 2
    mario sunshine
    monkey ball
    and others

    for n64 I want
    Smash
    Mario

    Note: This is Bug_ its just I am on phone and cannot get sleep due to too much noise and cba get my laptop.
     
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    You can get all those games on Wii U. N64 emulation is limited but you can get Mario 64 and Smash 64. Nintendont is a good loader for gamecube games.

    I can't stand using the 3DS for SNES or Neo Geo emulation. Games look so horrible on it. The Wii U is much more accurate and you can use a higher quality screen. The only good thing about 3DS emulation is the portability, but not its quality; I would use it for emulating handheld consoles instead like Gamegear and GB/GBC; for running DS and GBA games.
     
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    I only play nes and the game boy consoles along with the main 3ds titles such as mario kart or smash 4.

    Also can I get wii games on the wii u?
     
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    I'd definitely say N3DS for portable.

    And Wii U for console. Reasons stated in other posts above.
     
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    The ps2 is great. The wii is next. The Psp (and vita) or 2ds xl are great portable emulation machines.
     
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    I have a ps2 and many, many games for it but I wan't a good home console that can just get games to chill with, I don't want the high action games playstation has and the portability of the wiiu is alright due to the tablet and the small size of the console.
     
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    I also vote for wiiu.

    Important note: the wiiu is pretty much strictly better than the wii. Some early wiis could play native gamecube games, but they all can be hacked to play cracked ones (okay: not that red mini wii. That misses a vital part for hacking, so avoid all costs. In fact: avoid it even if you don't want to hack it). All Wiiu's can just play wii games with all peripherals and accessories (except the native gamecube games), and when hacked, it plays all gamecube games like a charm. In other words: wiiu > wii.

    The hacking process is slightly different, but a cakewalk either way.

    Out of curiosity: do you still need a game for hacking the 3DS? :unsure:
    (mine is collecting dust pretty much since...erm...about 6 months since the thing came out).
     
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    yeah, I got sudoku by ea for my eu hacking, but I believe it is sudoku for all regions, same process of getting the movable.sed and injecting fbi
     
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    Can hack it with a.NDS flash cart and a magnet now. I keep hearing something about a seedminer, but I have no clue what that is or does.
     
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    You mean seed miner.
     
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    That's what I typed, but my phone auto-incorrected it. :/
     
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    get a rasberry pi og xbox or pc
     
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    If it's been unused for that long, it's likely on a low enough firmware to use soundhax with udsploit/safehax. In which case you don't need to buy anything at all. https://3ds.hacks.guide/get-started
     
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