Portable emulation devices - give suggestions?

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  1. TheKawaiiPug
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    What kind of emulator/handheld console thing would be best useful for following systems?

    NES, SNES, and the Game Boy line

    Sega Master System, Mega Drive and Game Gear

    Arcade emulation (The Classics, CPS1/CPS2 and Neo Geo)

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    Note: I normally use No-Intro PAL ROMs because I like accuracy and clean stuff ^^

    Any other details would be nice about recommendation because, well ^^

    Thanks!
     


  2. anthonyplep

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    The PSP is known to be one of the best handheld emulation devices. Emulates everything you listed to my knowledge
     
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    A good amount of that can be emulated on the PSP, snes has issues afaik.. i think there's n64 emulation to an extent too
     
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    Aside from the Snes having really horrid sound emulation, other consoles prior to N64 should run perfectly and have good sound.
     
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    all the emulators i have on my PSP run fine, MasterBoy, GPSP KAI, Picodrive, Snes9x plays fine for the -few- games i play on snes (SMW, super bomber man, etc). Doom runs flawlessly, but i prefer it on the ds/3ds on that matter.. map on the bottmo screen, game on the top
     
  6. TheKawaiiPug
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    I actually want to get a PSP and mod it so that's fine.

    Shame the SNES audio sounds horrible because it's my joint favourite console with the PS3 and it had some amazing songs on it.

    Being a Sony fanboy though (obviously, well Sony make great/quality stuff ) I think I will say a definite YES to it though!

    Any specific info I should need to know about buying a PSP actually?
     
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    people say not to get a 3000, but that's what i have and it's fine for everything... generally the psp audio sounds like ass anyway

    don't get PRO firmware, use ME, or LME

    there's this plugin, i think it's called LEDA for using homebrew that requires older firmware
     
  8. ScarletDreamz

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    Get a PSP, it can emulate EVERYTHING below N64, but it does emulate the PS1 without issues.

    Also, i had an Xperia Play, can emulate everything under PS1, including PS1.
     
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    @LiveLatios, I'll keep that in mind ^^
    Would I need to hardmod the PSP, though? I'd find that to be a pain in the arse but blarg. New to all the modding stuff, really lol.

    (I really like the idea of emulators on the go plus it give me something to do. Would be really fun to play something on long trips and such, especially retro stuff.

    Also I am intrigued by N64 emulation. I know daedalus was ported over but that emu has weird issues I tried to play MK64 in the Windows version and it looked all fucked, then again N64 emulation is horrible anyway.
     
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    i don't think the psp has ever needed to be hardmodded. the security was so bad in the first plaec that i think it was hacked day one, lol.. don't quote me on that... if you want to hardmod it, then the only hardmods available afaik are speaker, screen, button replacements etc.
     
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    I have no major complaints with PSP emulation except for 2.
    1) the use of the memory stick format (costs of memory sticks are still pretty high. Get a dual microsd adapter and use w idenntical microsds. As far as I know, you can run up to 64gb with this.)
    2) widescreen. This is great for newer games, but wasting the screen space to maintain the aspect ratio of the emulated games seems almost criminal and stretching to widescreen isn't much better.

    That being said, it's a very good and easy to access device, but if you want an emulation beast with no hacking required, I would highly recommend a GCW-Zero. I *do not* own one, and I'm just suggesting it based on its given feature set and what others have said to me. As always read up on it and you may come to the same conclusion.

    The even FAR BETTER alternative, if you enjoy that type of work is to make your own with a Raspberry PI 2 or 3 (preferably the 3 for its decent DC emulation). That would require you to design and make your own body, or buy into the kickstarters that exist for it, but you would end up with a device that could emulate ALL 4:3 devices in a manner that is as close as possible to its original aspect ratio. Almost all systems Dreamcast and below.
     
  12. LiveLatios

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    The battery life isn't all that impressive IMO, especially when you are emulatnig games. but i'm sure there are fixes to that..
     
  13. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Have you heard of the GCW ZERO?

    http://www.gcw-zero.com

    It does what you want, so maybe you should checx it out. :)

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    IMO a PSP is cheaper and has more support. and generally looks better
     
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    That's nice. Anyway this does what you want, but if you want my personal opinion, nvidia shield portable would be better since it does have performance and quality. :)

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    I had a Shield Portable for a while, and it did a very good job emulating. My only complaint would be the bulk/weight, but it's quite understandable considering how much power the thing has.
     
  17. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Yeah, the size is kind of a deal mostly for a portable thing cause you can't fit into most pockets, you need like a bag or something to put in but maybe a case and some sort of attactment chain you can put on the inside of your clothing like how pocket watches have the chain you can put on your belt. :unsure:
     
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    IMHO, the Xperia Play its the best you can get for emulation under PS1, it doe sbetter work on emulating N64 due to the 1ghz processor, Daedalus x64 lags even on Mario 64 and Mario Kart, while N64oid emulates Ocarina Of Time and Majora's Mask Without Issues.

    if you don't care about n64, then go for a PSP Go!.
    if you do care, then get an Xperia Play, any model will do.
     
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    Somebody mentioned above "don't get a PSP 3000", please elaborate?
     
  20. LiveLatios

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    you misread