looking for the best emulators for certain systems

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  1. aenoch
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    nes
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    gba and maybe sega



    im not sure how to install any retroark
     
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    NES: NESTopia from Retroarch
    SNES: https://github.com/exsinner/CATSFC-libretro/releases/
    GB/C: Gambette from Retroarch
    GBA: https://s3.amazonaws.com/mgba/mGBA-nightly-latest-vita.7z
    Genesis: https://github.com/frangarcj/Genesis-Plus-GX/releases/
    Master System: https://github.com/frangarcj/SMSplusVITA/releases


    These are the emu's I've had the best experience with, the only one in that list that has occasional slow downs for me is mGBA, but it's only for the more complex game so most will run well.

    As for installing Retroarch, there's nothing special you need to do, you just install the .vpk for the core you want to use (so the NEStopia one for NES, Gambette for GB/C) After that it's simply launching the app, and loading the ROMs by going to "Load Content" and navigating to your game.
     
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    Ok thanks guys. After installing different core vpks will there be a different bubble for each one. Or just one with a menu...
     
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    bubble for each one....
    but set your directory ... saves alot of time
    Settings->Directory->File Browser Dir, change to wherever you want.
     
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    different bubbles. I just put them in a folder named "emulators"
     
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    just download icons & live area backgrounds to pimp up your bubbles.....
     
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    Is this what gets erased everytime the database is rebuilt? Because. My database gets rebuilt alot i switch memory cards between vita and pstv
     
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    i dont think so.... u just have to copy them to ur0/appmeta
    power off your vita ... turn vita back on ,.,....install Henkaku again..(everytime u reboot vita u must )...
     
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    Must be something else i read about. Some kind of themes get erased during database rebuilds
     
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    Would love to see c64 or amiga emulation. (Forget frodo for c64, something more accurate such as vice)
     
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    Are these emulators Vita native or run in PSP mode?

    I'd really love to see some full-speed SNES emulation!
     
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    These are all native emulators on Henkaku. If you haven't kept up with the scene, I suggest you read a bit about it: https://henkaku.xyz/
     
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    yeah im going all native right now
     
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    Are those Snes and Genesis versions faster than RA cores?
     
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    does mgba play gb/c games?
     
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    The SNES version runs everything I've tested at full speed, I'm not sure how fast the Retroarch core is though so I can't compare. Same thing for Genesis, I haven't played a game that didn't run at full speed on that particular emulator so I haven't bothered trying out Retroarch.

    No, mGBA is a GBA emulator only. If you don't like messing with Retroarch, Realboy is another alternative that will play GB/C games just fine. It's not as fully featured as the Retroarch core, but it's a lot more simple and easy to use. https://github.com/xerpi/realboy-vita/releases
     
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    I asked because. The pc version has had gameboy support since febuary. Im fine with retroark i belive that snes emulator is the one im already using thanks
     
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    Ahh, actually you're right. I just tested it myself, seems GB/C games also work with mGBA as well. I always assumed the Vita version was a bit more stripped down feature wise than the others.
     
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    Can NES and SNES emu be played for two player on vita tv? thanks.