1. universal_yahoo_1

    OP universal_yahoo_1 Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    May 31, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Country:
    United States
    I have been getting back into playing GBA games and was wondering if the Retron 5 would be a good choice for streaming physical GBA titles? I also know that the GBA consolizer is another option, but I am on a budget.
     
  2. hippy dave

    hippy dave BBMB
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    5,849
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Game Boy Player is another option to use official hardware, tho you may need some kind of video adapter, and the legit discs for the Player don't come cheap - hacking the GameCube to play a backup might be cheaper.
     
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    30,942
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Does physical titles include flash carts? Mainly because some of those can be tricky to use with the hardware emulator things; they tend to dump the ROM and play it on an emulator, which works fine for 99% of commercial ROMs but flash carts don't work that way. The GB player and maybe some of the newer devices are/do replicate the GBA hardware though rather than just being dumpers attached to an emulator so are just fine.
    Personally I have never seen a retron device I would part with my hard earned for -- they do something but nowhere near enough to warrant it, and also are not so useful for things I would want.

    If you are feeling flush (or were there at the time) to assemble a good games of the GBA collection, or want to play what you can get for a pittance then carry on.
     
  4. cybrian

    cybrian GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    111
    Country:
    United States
    I use Game Boy Interface, which is a free, homebrew Game Boy Player software that works much better than the official disk. Either one can be booted easily these days via a memory card hack. You just need one of a few specific games (I use Melee) and access to a modded Wii with GameCube support to install the hacked save file.
     
    MrCokeacola and hippy dave like this.
  5. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola Xbox Connoisseur
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    656
    Country:
    Canada
    Gameboy Player on a Gamecube with a cheap flashcart and EZcap would be the cheapest way to stream GBA other than using emu.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Streaming,