1. Plasmaster09

    Plasmaster09 Social Justice Potato
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    I mean you were still right- the approximately zero people working on 3DS cores moved to Switch.
    Well, aside from Bubble2k and the others, but they've vanished off the face of the earth, or at least from GBATemp.
     
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    And it's that reason why I remain cynical, I'll be sticking to the Android and/or PC version of RetroArch; the 3DS and Wii U versions are never going to get full speed N64 or PSX emulation anyway
     
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  3. Plasmaster09

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    eh I'll do both
    besides, if I can turn my hacked 3ds into a portable emulator for decent PSX games, great 16 bit and basic arcade games and near perfect 8 bit games, I'm totally going to do it.
     
  4. Reynardine

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    Speaking of arcade games. I'm a bit out of the loop, but are vertical arcade games like Donkey Kong now playable in retroarch on 3DS?

    Last time I tried the screen was rotated sideways with no way of changing this.

    Also the Virtual Boy core doesn't work at all for me. Virtual boy emulation on 3DS with 3D support, I can only dream...

    Other than that I'm perfectly happy with the performance on 3DS. NES and SNES and GB/GBC/GBA run well for me. Sega's Master System/Game Gear and the Genesis too. Also PC Engine. That's the essentials covered.

    For PSX, N64 and DOSBox I stick with my PC or Switch for now.

    Retroarch's PCSXReArmed is currently surpisingly slow on Switch. It runs with overclocking, but that shouldn't be necessary. I previously used that emulator as a standalone on the openpandora handheld and it was much much faster, at a clockspeed of about 1 GHz.
     
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    Wait, GBA runs well on N3DS? Through which core? My n3ds xl comes tomorrow, and if RetroArch is up to the task of making GBA games run well, I'd be glad to know. Also, I know o3ds can't run it well anyway but every time I launch gpSP or its standalone clone citrAGB, I get an arm11 exception crash once I try to start a game. I put the BIOS in the right spot! Any ideas?
    Edit: As for vertical arcade games, I don't know. All I know is that there are a surprising amount of arcade cores and from what I've heard, the CPS cores run well, including CPS3 on n3ds. Arcade fighter time!
     
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  6. Reynardine

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    Well, recently I played a bit of Mother 3 on my New 3DS via retroarch. The core I'm using is gpSP.

    I haven't updated retroarch in a while. Unscrewing the lid to get to the SD cart is super annoying...
    Maybe I'll take the time to do it now. But gpSP was running well with a nightly build from around September last year.
    [​IMG]

    I only tested retroarch on those New 3DS models. I didn't bother running it on my original 3DS, it's probably too slow to be playable for most cores beyond NES.

    I wish I had a way to quickly synchronize my savegames from 3DS, Switch and PC. Now that would be handy.
    Switch is way too bulky, so when going out I actually prefer playing on the trusty old 3DS.
     
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    Because everything is software rendered + interpreter.
    Suddenly it doesnt sound too slow anymore for what it actually does ;)
     
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    If the stuff about fixing the GBA core is correct and people are experiencing much fewer crashes, then color me excited. I would rather have a folder of ROMs rather than needing to install titles to my home screen.

    Also just because of how dumb it is, I would love to see FFVII running on my 3DS haha
     
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    Maybe that's all that they can afford? Not everyone has the luxury of living in the United States.

    It's certainly more portable than the Switch, soyboy!
     
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    I have a Switch but I sure as hell ain't hacking it yet. It's definitely not safe to hack and I'm not blowing money on a jig.
    Plus my PC is medium quality- in order, quality goes toaster -> outdated school computer -> mine (decent, good enough to run Binding of Isaac but not to run Wii games on Dolphin) -> high-end -> $2000 or whatever gaming pc.
    Plus I can have freaking full speed PSX and SNES on a n3ds now, so why the hell not?
     
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    PSX is full speed now? Or does it still have problems?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —
     
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    Full speed with Unai and all that. There's bound to be some problems but if I remember correctly, for the games it works with (which is pretty many now) it works great.
     
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    Portability isn't a factor, I wouldn't dream of playing outside of my home, I have other commitments.

    Switch is plenty portable for me guy.
     
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    yeah but switch hacking is relatively... unreliable compared to 3ds
    3ds has easy softmod methods for the latest (and LAST) firmware
    switch has no softmod methods and the simplest method (which requires specifically owning an unpatched Switch and there's no way of knowing if it's got a "maybe patched" serial number) requires basically shorting it out and has a much higher risk of bricking.
     
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    @Plasmaster09 3DS was a great handheld, no question. The issue was user/users expecting new builds of homebrew for a handheld that is so old, nothing to do with quality or anybodies finances as the other member mentions.
     
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    it's not that I'm expecting anything new
    I'm just mildly annoyed that the cores optimized are so old- some of them are older than the 3DS itself!
     
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    The 3DS is a very weak system in terms of what it can run to begin with. There was a comparison with the Vita back when it came out, and the tech in the 3DS compared to the Vita was reaching the "ancient" date even back then.

    Emulation has made great strides, but a large part of that probably had to do with the increased amount of computing power available as well. The Switch on the other hand has around the processing power of an Nvidia Shield (a little bit less iirc), which also allows for a lot more stuff to run on it.
     
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    You have other commitments, yet you wouldn't play the game system outside of your house?

    Thy logic is of no sense!
     
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    Is this reverse logic? when I am out I am doing adult things, working and the like. No time for gaming then young man, please refrain from diverting the thread any further from it purpose.
     
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