The best SNES/GBA emulator ?

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  1. Cortexfou
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    Hi,
    I want to play SNES and GBA games on my vita. It exist emulator for the vita and for the ePSP. What do you think is the best ? For the graphism : playing with the vita emulator or on the ePSP emulator with the LCD3x filter on ? And for the compatibility, what is the best ?
    Thanks you.

    Also, I have issue with mGBA vita, the roms (on .gba) don't appear on the emulator but I can the rom with vitashell. Strange isn't it ?
     
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    I usually use VBA_next and SNES9x2002 that are included in Retroarch, as those run either perfect or near perfect 60FPS, it even can emulate the motion sensor used for Warioware Twisted and Yoshi's Topsy Turvy World!!!!!
     
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    When I use the scan folder thing on the retroarch emulators, it doesn't work. the ROMs dont appear in the playlist thing. why ?
     
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    I personally don't use the playlist so I can't answer that, I just load content, find the folder I put it in, and play.
     
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    mGBA hands down for native vita GBA,

    I found that I need to use different cores to ensure compatibility across all games for SNES. the later EA sports games do not work on 2005, but work on 2010.

    Generally speaking, 2002 is the quickest.
     
  6. WiiUBricker

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    Does it run Zelda Parallel Worlds at 60 FPS? I know that both x2005 and x2010 struggle with it.
     
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    I started using retroarch and it's pretty good but I want to use filters. How can I do that ?
     
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    Afaik Retroarch Vita doesn't support filters atm.
     
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    Don't play that, but I've played Super Mario RPG and it runs perfect when SNESx9Vita struggles with it, so there's that.
     
  10. Sonic Angel Knight

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    You can use gpsp kai for gba games if you can get it to run, i tried on vhbl and adrenaline but it won't work, no clue why. All i get is error config.txt, i dunno what to do, i just copied it from my psp which it works on, no modification but won't load on psvita, so if you or anyone can get it to work, let me know.

    Also some games are on both systems like super mario bros, donkey kong country, you can just play it on which ever works best. I have snes9x euphoria r5 i think is called on my psp, works pretty well but not tried it on psvota so maybe check that as well, i just wish there a proper snes9x and vba emulator like on wii homebrew, i don't really use retroarch simply cause of is complicated setup, i prefer a simple homebrew browser to just load the system emulator, and file browser to select my rom. I just want simple things to just get me playing game as soon as possible, but i do praise the use of "core emulators" to circumvent needing multiple seperate programs needed to switch emulators. It helps make getting the needed compatible emulator for the rom without setting up another emulator, many people like retroarch but i prefer different emulator with simple file browser for loading roms :rolleyes:
     
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    Theres an EXE file posted on this thread earlier on that can generate the playlist for you.
     
  12. Cortexfou
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    @Sonic Angel Knight strange, for me, my gpsp kai work very well with adrenaline. Try an another version from an another source maybe (mine is "UO gpsp kai 3.4 test 3 build 92" I dont know of it's the last version or not). I use it for the GBA. It's very good with the LCD3x filters.
    And yeah, I dont like retroarch too (I think it's because I never use it and I m not used to) but the psp snes emulator (Snes9xTYL Mecm) is not so good (some lags with yoshi's island and I dont like the GBA port) so I have no choice. I dont know any other snes psp emulator. Too bad, I wanted to compare with and without the LCD3x.
     
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    I will try finding another emulator, i have that emulator, uo gpsp kai 3.4 test 1 build two according to the info screen. It works on my psp but not my vita, and all i did was copy it over there untouched.

    As for your snes, never heard of that emulator, i have snes9x euphoria R2 on my psp right now, works well for the most part, but i never tested yoshi island, only megaman games, some rpg and other fun stuff. There may be a better version since mine is R2 so i dunno, maybe R5? :P
     
  14. SuperDan

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    It's the same as RetroArch Snes9x 2005 but with another skin for the live area isn't it ?
     
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    yeah that part is true but it actually runs really fast.. trust me ive tried about 7 snes emulators & this is by far the best one .. perfect i would say ... starfox works nearly perfect metroid , no sound stutter ( even tho it was slight its was noticeable ) .. try it yourself ..
     
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