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Try Retropie on a PC!



  • @mediamogul said in Try Retropie on a PC!:

    @jamesbeat

    There is a lot of misinformation on the net about this

    It's a bit of a problem, sure. Most of it seems intended to drum up video views on YouTube that promise you can play all your childhood favorites for only $35. However, many people are actually content with the performance on the Pi, considering that it's not perfect on any platform. Myself, I remember being very surprised to find that it ran some games like 'Doom 64' very well. While the number of playable games is definitely lower, there's still quite a few that run without much of an issue at all, like 'Mario Kart' mentioned above.

    Yes, there appear to be two types of glitches with the N64 on the Pi.
    The first type are caused by the low power of the Pi, such as slowdown, stuttering sound etc.

    The other type is caused by the problems with the emulator itself, such as graphical problems, missing textures etc.

    The second type are present on the PC as well, but that can only be solved with better emulators.


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    @jamesbeat

    The Pi is also a bit overdue for an upgrade to the GPU. The head developer of Mupen64Plus has voiced concerns about the Pi version falling behind as a result.


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    @jamesbeat said in Try Retropie on a PC!:

    I'm posting it for those people who are considering buying a Pi3 expecting N64 to work well.
    There is a lot of misinformation on the net about this, including many of the posts in this very thread.

    link/quote them. some games are totally 'playable'. some are almost perfect. i think we can argue about the use of "work well" given the pi3's cost and power, but the shortcomings of n64 on the pi3 are well known. i think it's surely the first thing you'll read about with even the most surface-level research.

    For those people I have offered a solution, which was widely panned for some inexplicable reason.

    i think it's more to do with your cloying hyperbole.


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    @dankcushions said in Try Retropie on a PC!:

    cloying hyperbole.

    HA!
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  • N64 emulation is pretty bad, even on a good modern PC. The only way to fully enjoy that system is a real N64 with a collection of games or a flashcart. For optimal results, you could modify the console for HDMI output.



  • @matchaman said in Try Retropie on a PC!:

    N64 emulation is pretty bad, even on a good modern PC. The only way to fully enjoy that system is a real N64 with a collection of games or a flashcart. For optimal results, you could modify the console for HDMI output.

    Apparently I've really lucked out on my n64 games then. Either that or I'm just easier to please. Likely a bit of both.



  • Conker's Bad Fur Day, Banjo Tooie, Donkey Kong 64, Killer Instinct Gold, Pokemon Stadium 2 and other demanding games have issues with any emulator, especially later during gameplay.

    Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, Mario Tennis, Hey You, Pikachu!, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Star Wars: Episode I and Mario Tennis don't work with any emulator unless low-level emulation is used such as angrylion's graphics plugin that's sluggish even on my new i7 CPU.



  • @jamesbeat I know your topic here is old but if you were to overclock the Pi just a little bit (around 1.3GHz - 1.35GHz then your N64 games would work out a little better but for certain games of course.

    Oh and running RetroPie on a PC not really cheaper because like you said you owned a test system with a core 2 duo but for a lot of people doesn't own a testing system which means they would have to spend a few hundred dollars instead to build the PC or buy one already made with a decent enough GPU.



  • @jamesbeat The Rapsberry Pi 4 is now out!



  • @Retr0 said in Try Retropie on a PC!:

    @jamesbeat The Rapsberry Pi 4 is now out!

    Creeated a new account and necro'ed a 3 year old thread to announce something completely inane. Mods, I would watch this guy.


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