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    Emulation frontend RetroArch just got a new update, bringing the program to version 1.9.2. This update adds some nice quality of life features and performance increases on certain platforms. File load times and RetroArch startup times are shorter across the board, and GBA emulator gpSP now works much better on the PlayStation Vita, as it's been optimized heavily since 1.9.1. In other news, 1.9.2 also adds multi soft-patching support, which as the name implies, will apply multiple patches to your ROM files on the fly, so long as they have a matching file name and are in the same folder as the base game, making it easier to deal with games that have lots of patches, such as romhacks or translations. A formatting example is shown in the example below.

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  3. hamohamo

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    Isn't this supposed to be ips2?
     
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  4. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento
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    Retroarch became the first step on emulation for many people.
    It is good to see them active, they even reached steam not long ago.
    In this version they did not addressed the biggest drawback for me (the interface). But it is possible to fix that on the user side anyway.
     
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  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Is soft patching that much of a popular feature?
     
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    lol it seems that is written like that everywhere even the github so maybe it's correct (idk i never did rom patching shit)
     
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    It have not improved gba emulation, when I use or not filters it runs slower than the previous version!
     
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    the audio driver for SNES still broken, in vita.
     
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    Imo Retroarch will never be as good as dedicated emulators. Maybe if they sorted out that truly overcomplicated gui then id be more inclined to give it more of a try.
     
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    Still listed as "coming soon" for Steam unfortunately. I'm sure the hack on their servers delayed the release some.
     
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    Why the flying fuck is there a Wonderswan in that picture but not a Dreamcast?
     
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    no, ups2 is correct
     
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    It’s because it supports multiple patch types (IPS/BPS/UPS) and as long as they’re in order and correctly named they will work in sequence.

    the example is a working sequence.
     
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    gPSP doesn't crash randomly anymore (albeit still limited 3D compatibility) and has some additional features, it generally runs non-hacked 2D games quite well. mGBA is also here now with better compatibility/accuracy but can't maintain full speed in many titles.
     
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    I was able to grab the play test version. Keep an eye for the next batches.
     
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    afaik, there was no Dreamcast cores when that illustration was made.
     
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    New gpSP updates
    First thing to test: Golden Sun TLA
     
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    We already have a standalone GBA emulator on Vita, is a port of mGBA and works quite well, it even gets updated when mGBA does.
     
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    I like the new features on gPSP, except for the frameskip options, this is because the older version of gpsp has a better frameskip option that has manual, automatic, off (this option didnt make the image choppy in the games as in this new version that they implemented fixed interval and the games run choppy), you can test this by putting fixed interval and set frameskip to 1 it will be choppy.
     
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    My thoughts exactly bro.
     
  21. raxadian

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    RetroArch shines on powerful hardware and unfortunately the Vita is not the PS3 that happens to be the bare minimum to make RetroArch tolerable.
     
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