1. naddel81

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    hi Guys,

    since retroarch still has its problems, I would Like to know what is the best emulator for

    1.gba/gbc
    2.nes
    3. SNES
    4. Mega Drive

    Best wishes.
     
  2. hippy dave

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    Probably

    1. mgba
    2. pnes
    3. psnes
    4. pfba I think?

    There aren't many to choose from tbh.
     
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    Thanks. And why do they work better than retroarch (which hast problems with a driver and micro stuttering)?
     
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    Never had a single problem with emulating old systems like snes/gba/genesis on RA. Completed a bunch of games like Super Metroid, Comix Zone, Earth Worm Jim and many others and didn't notice any stutters or lags. But imo the best standalone emu to use on switch that's better than RA's core is only PPSSPP, for everything else you should use RA without any issues.
     
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    Isn't using RA with a specific Core (e.g. mGBA) the same as using the standalone mGBA?
     
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    I don't have problems with retroarch. Change to the switch video driver and there's no stuttering.
     
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    Which Video driver is the best choice?
     
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    "switch" is apparently best for all the old 8 & 16 bit systems (and GBA) as they don't need 3D acceleration (and it doesn't have the stutter of the gl driver)
     
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    So stuttering is only on PSX, N64 and newer?
     
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    Apparently stuttering is only with the gl driver, which is needed for those systems yes. Using the gl driver on older systems would cause stuttering too, but you can use switch driver instead.
     
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    To be honest I'm not a fan of RA myself but as others stated earlier PPSP/ PFBA/ PSNES / PNES/ MYGBA/ Melon3DS are probally the only stand alone emulators if you want something more exclusive it's better to look into a PS Vita the emulation is better

    Not all PS1 games work on RA

    MAME/Arcade games are a pain in the ass on RA because sometimes you have to fiddle around to see what works or not. I wish they had a list of where all the appropriate arcarde/mame roms go versus you trying to figure it out.
     
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    The reason I like RA because of art boxes on the list and there is no standalone for wonder swan and some of them. which I need. That's the problem and I am starting to like RA a lot. I have pSNES and pNES standalone and that's good enough for me because of art boxes with them. No need for SNES in RA for me, thought.
     
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    Example? Just out of curiosity... Cause ps1 is my main console to emulate and it ate all games i threw at it with no issues (some needed a bit of oc tho for fullspeed).
     
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    RA never detected Tomb Raider 2 when I tried to play it... idk if it was Tomb Raider 2 or 3 but it couldn't find it there was also a few games..... I don't remember well but I do know not all PS1 games were detectable on RA for some reason for the switch

    I'm not really that big on PS1 I only play MK Trilogy or Ultimate Battle 22 I normally use my vita for PS1 games or my Android
     
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    Detectable? What? All tomb raiders run just fine and detectable.
     
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    Manual scan never fails.
     
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    ahh ok thanks I never did manual scan
     
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