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    Announced just about a year ago was the Libretro team's plan to release their emulator frontend RetroArch onto Steam. With the launch "coming soon", more information has been given in regards to what cores will be available, and why only ten of them are launching alongside the frontend. Mupen64 Plus Next, Final Burn Neo, Genesis Plus GX, Mesen and Mesen S, mGBA, SameBoy, Kronos, PXSC ReARMed, and Stella are the cores that will usable with the Steam version of RetroArch on launch, covering the N64, SEGA Saturn, PS1, Atari 2600, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, NES, SNES, SEGA Genesis, and arcade platforms. The decision behind launching only 10 cores is due to the team wanting to limit issues and bugs that users might encounter by keeping things simple. More cores will be available in the future, and will be provided as free DLC. A Linux-supported version is also planned, but will not be available upon launch.

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  3. SG854

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    I want Higan core
     
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    They should remove kiosk mode aswell. You can break that program and only make it work again by changing the configuration file with a text editor.
    I love it tough but I´ll stick with the non steam full feature edition.
    I´ll check out the discussion on Steam.
     
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  5. Attila13

    Attila13 Praise the Creep!
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    Don't know if this was asked/answered already, but will the steam version (both retroarch and cores) support linking to retroachievements by any chance? :unsure:
     
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    i’ll be waiting to see what Nintendo does. i see a c&d in the future for the nintendo based cores. Value is a valuable target for Nintendo to sue.
     
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    he want higan core
     
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  8. Nobody_Important4u

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    What's the point of this? There's perfectly working version on official website, why would anyone want to use one that Has less functions? It's not like they are going to delete the one on website.
     
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    steem
     
  10. AmandaRose

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    Nintendo can't do a thing emulators on their own are legal as long as they don't come with any copyrighted code and they can also be used to play legally made homebrew games ect. So any court case would be thrown out instantly.
     
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    I reckon nintendo will still shit their pants over it.
     
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    can i ask, what exactly is the point of retroarch on steam?
     
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    Automatic updates?
     
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    Because a number of steam users have probably never heard of Retroarch. So by putting it on steam its basically free advertising :)
     
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    if the userbase expands so much, maybe in future copyright owners can think of selling roms on Steam, and if those sellings go well, think of some sequel/remake?
     
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    WAIT HOLY SHIT
    THIS IS A THING ON STEAM NOW???
    Retroarch has come so far
    from being a PS3 homebrew to A LITERAL FUCKING STEAM APP

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    this is amazing, now more people will know about retroarch and know about the true definitive way to play old games on PC!!
    THISISSOFUCKINGAWESOME!!!!!
     
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    What's the point of this being on Steam? I'm pretty sure you can download it from the website for free.
     
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    They might have something to say about the use of their trademarks, though. I'm sure there are already a bazillion arguments about it on other message boards.

    There's already a whole bunch of Sega Genesis and Neo Geo games, and even a few NES games like Nightshade and the Disney Afternoon collection. Publishers will likely want to maintain greater control. The Sega Genesis ROMs are already something of a mess – apparently there's Steam Workshop support for Sonic the Hedgehog, but there's no moderation, so people are uploading patches that literally change the ROM into a completely different game.
     
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    this was said before about Nintendo. Nintendo flashes enough cash and right to court there claims go!
     
  21. AmandaRose

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    Where it will be thrown out immediately as like I said emulators are legal.
     
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