RetroArch is officially coming to Steam

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. ChaosEternal

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    Not sure what they're waiting for if it's really that easy. Emulation has been a pain in the ass for these companies for literally decades. Why haven't they just made their small donations to get the laws changed?
     
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  2. DaveLister

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    Ye i know but seriously who has delivered multiplicity in options thus Far ???
     
  3. eyeliner

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    I think I get where you are getting at. Would using Retroarch to launch a few oldies be te plan, then? Abstracting the compatibility issues with modern OSs. Turning it a launcher inside a launcher of sorts? Something along the lines of making SCUMM VM games load through Retroarch?

    Is my reasoning making sense?

    Emulation cores are a no go (except for SEGA, they seem cool with it and probably could devise a way to sell some 32x games), obviously.
     
  4. Dimensional

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    I wonder if any spyware will be incorporated through the steam API, to know which games your playing. Or maybe RetroAchievements will be incorporated into Steam. That's the only reason I'd want to play it through steam. More achievements for games I already own.
     
  5. chartube12

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    Isn’t the mana collection on steam? It has already been revealed the 3 games are roms running on emulators. You can even rip the roms and play them on there real hardware with flash cards from ever drive.
     
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  6. Sophie-bear

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    RetroArch is open source, m8.
    ROMs have nothing to do with it anyway, RetroArch is just a frontend for emulators, media players, etc.
     
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  7. Hells Malice

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    If you have no clue what you're talking about, it's often best to just not talk.
     
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  8. GreatCrippler

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    I already don't use Retroarch because why run emulators through a front end that slows them down? Let's add another layer. >.> I realize when it comes to running a SNES emulator on a decent desktop PC, it doesn't matter, but I just don't see any need for this.
     
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  9. bodefuceta

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    Steam is a DRM platform, it sells you games plus DRM. With this, they're going to sell console ROMs. You think they'd be untouched and run on any device? No, valve never, not once, released something without DRM. This means in the future, ROMs are more likely no include DRM, especially if this becomes popular, compared to whether GOG were to offer something like this.

    Next time you try to be this arrogant, have an IQ above room temperature.

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    Stand-alone emulators have front-ends too. Retroarch can be quite efficient actually, lakka is one of the less bloated and easier ways to just do emulation.
     
  10. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

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    Valve isn't releasing RA... So, your argument has holes here.

    https://steam.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games

    Have a read. Maybe you'll learn. Or not...
     
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  11. bodefuceta

    bodefuceta GBAtemp Regular

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    And who said anything about "release" RA? I never knew half life 2 didn't have DRM, wonder if there's more. Still their MO is very clear here.
     
  12. Immortallix

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    There anything like OpenEmu on PC? Configuring settings in retroarch is such a pain imo.
     
  13. BORTZ

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    This is actually really awesome. I hope it isnt met with too much derision.
     
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    It better remain free and no microtransactions.
     
  15. Shawn ShyGuy

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    Nothing quite like it, I remember searching for a long time for something like OpenEmu. But I'd say, stick with RetroArch for a bit, and once you get used to everything with it it's probably the best frontend for PC.
     
  16. DarthDub

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    I'll try it out after I get my new computer!
     
  17. gamemasteru03

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    Ludo is similar to openemu https://ludo.libretro.com/. However it lacks some systems like n64 and gamecube.
     
  18. Schneitizel

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    I hope online function :D
     
  19. Sumandora

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    noice
     
  20. Xzi

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    Ooh, more convenience. Don't mind if I do.
     
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