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Pingouin

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2013, 10:43:23 pm »
You should try this emulator that is finally being worked on for android:
http://anddev.at.ua/load/emulators/uae4all2_sdl_pandora_edition/2-1-0-20

It is Uae4all2 that is made for Pandora and is ported to android  ;D. I am confused why anyone didn't write about it on this forum yet. Last update on 15.12.2012.

Thanks, but it's worse in that it was the most PITA to configure, and then it didn't work at all :( The only good thing I can say about it is that it recognises the dpad and X button natively. I guess it may be good on Pandora, but it obviously hasn't been designed to work on anything else (c.f. resolution for instance).
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Rosenkranz

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2013, 12:40:43 am »
You should try this emulator that is finally being worked on for android:
http://anddev.at.ua/load/emulators/uae4all2_sdl_pandora_edition/2-1-0-20

It is Uae4all2 that is made for Pandora and is ported to android  ;D. I am confused why anyone didn't write about it on this forum yet. Last update on 15.12.2012.

Thanks, but it's worse in that it was the most PITA to configure, and then it didn't work at all :( The only good thing I can say about it is that it recognises the dpad and X button natively. I guess it may be good on Pandora, but it obviously hasn't been designed to work on anything else (c.f. resolution for instance).

I know, it doesn't work so good at this time.  :(
But it is the only free Amiga emulator that is been worked on. I will keep an eye on this emulator because I think that they will make it more compatible. I was really surprised that they made kickroms downloadable. I had so much problems to pick the good kickrom for UAEforDroid that would work.

bamboori

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2013, 10:47:21 pm »
Nds4droid is a very nice nds emulator with decent speed and Compatibility.
it's free.
It's still a wip,  But a very good one.

hiredgun

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2013, 06:20:46 pm »
To all you Mega Drive fans out there I was just wondering which emulator is your favorite. Sound isn't a big deal for me because I always play where there is a lot of racket and don't use sound anyways. But, speed is very important to me. I'd like it to be as close to full speed as possible!

skelton

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2013, 06:35:01 pm »
To all you Mega Drive fans out there I was just wondering which emulator is your favorite. Sound isn't a big deal for me because I always play where there is a lot of racket and don't use sound anyways. But, speed is very important to me. I'd like it to be as close to full speed as possible!

MD.EMU is the best option for me (also includes SMS and SegaCD)
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hiredgun

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2013, 08:20:55 pm »
Thanks Skelton, I didn't know it also supported sms and sega cd! I'll give it a try right now! ;D

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2013, 12:04:18 am »
My opinion is that myboy is the best Gba emulator, and I can't believe epsxe hasn't been mentioned on ps1 emulation. Much better than fpse. However I'm now waiting for my s602 or my replacement screen to arrive. Both emulators on the play market. Also a very interesting one is ppsspp which is free and has improved loads in a short space of time. Psp on Android!

skelton

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2013, 07:17:15 am »
My opinion is that myboy is the best Gba emulator, and I can't believe epsxe hasn't been mentioned on ps1 emulation. Much better than fpse. However I'm now waiting for my s602 or my replacement screen to arrive. Both emulators on the play market. Also a very interesting one is ppsspp which is free and has improved loads in a short space of time. Psp on Android!

I agree on both. ePSXe works like a charm and myboy is defintely the best gameboy advance emulator. FPSe is becoming worse as new updates appear, rather than the contrary.
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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2013, 06:32:37 pm »
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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2013, 02:54:42 pm »
I always thought Robert Broglia's .emu series of emulators were the best for Android and worth their price until I read this review:

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/RetroArch+Android/feature.asp?c=48350

I think I will support RetroArch from now on. It was not so much the review that changed my mind but the two comments left by RetroArch's creators. I quote them below, which was an eye-opener to me.

Quote from: libretro
'and have a long way to go before they [RetroArch cores] reach the standard of standalone rivals such as Robert Broglia's excellent MD.emu and PCE.emu'

I really hate having to comment on articles that are about our own project and at the risk of sounding biased, let me tell you a little tale about MD.emu and how 'excellent' Broglia really is -

he is making money off an open source emulator (Genesis Plus) WITHOUT Charles McDonald and Eke-Eke's permission. In fact, they have asked him several times to STOP raking in money off their hard work - and everytime they have brought it up, he has refused to comply with the original authors.

Instead, what has happened now is - Broglia's 'excellent' MD.emu doesn't have workable Sega CD emulation because he pissed off the wrong author too much. Because Broglia did not want to budge and make his 'emu port' free, Eke-Eke changed the license from GPL to non-commercial - to prevent people like Broglia from ripping off his emu for monetary gain. This is why he is stuck on an older Genesis Plus version now prior to the license change. This also means he is not allowed to use the Sega CD core that is in the current Genesis Plus GX version and it's very, very unikely (as he lacks the skillset of either McDonald or Eke-Eke) that he will ever be able to put something together himself that will rival that without plain 'copy-and-pasting' from the current Genesis Plus GX trunk, which again, he is prohibited from using now.

So honestly, I am not seeing this 'Genesis Plus GX core in RetroArch cannot compete with Broglia's excellent MD.emu'. What you call 'Broglia's excellent MD.emu' is a lazy, no-effort port of Genesis Plus SOLD WITHOUT PERMISSION.

If you want to support a scamartist, that is all fine and well. My primary purpose for even launching this project with the amount of cores it has (and for free) was exactly to provide a counterbalance to Broglia's 'business method' and how he goes around respecting the wishes of emulator authors - the ones that provide his butter and write all the code that he chooses to then 'port' and make money off.

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2013, 12:42:44 pm »
I always thought Robert Broglia's .emu series of emulators were the best for Android and worth their price until I read this review:

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/RetroArch+Android/feature.asp?c=48350

I think I will support RetroArch from now on. It was not so much the review that changed my mind but the two comments left by RetroArch's creators. I quote them below, which was an eye-opener to me.

Quote from: libretro
'and have a long way to go before they [RetroArch cores] reach the standard of standalone rivals such as Robert Broglia's excellent MD.emu and PCE.emu'

I really hate having to comment on articles that are about our own project and at the risk of sounding biased, let me tell you a little tale about MD.emu and how 'excellent' Broglia really is -

he is making money off an open source emulator (Genesis Plus) WITHOUT Charles McDonald and Eke-Eke's permission. In fact, they have asked him several times to STOP raking in money off their hard work - and everytime they have brought it up, he has refused to comply with the original authors.

Instead, what has happened now is - Broglia's 'excellent' MD.emu doesn't have workable Sega CD emulation because he pissed off the wrong author too much. Because Broglia did not want to budge and make his 'emu port' free, Eke-Eke changed the license from GPL to non-commercial - to prevent people like Broglia from ripping off his emu for monetary gain. This is why he is stuck on an older Genesis Plus version now prior to the license change. This also means he is not allowed to use the Sega CD core that is in the current Genesis Plus GX version and it's very, very unikely (as he lacks the skillset of either McDonald or Eke-Eke) that he will ever be able to put something together himself that will rival that without plain 'copy-and-pasting' from the current Genesis Plus GX trunk, which again, he is prohibited from using now.

So honestly, I am not seeing this 'Genesis Plus GX core in RetroArch cannot compete with Broglia's excellent MD.emu'. What you call 'Broglia's excellent MD.emu' is a lazy, no-effort port of Genesis Plus SOLD WITHOUT PERMISSION.

If you want to support a scamartist, that is all fine and well. My primary purpose for even launching this project with the amount of cores it has (and for free) was exactly to provide a counterbalance to Broglia's 'business method' and how he goes around respecting the wishes of emulator authors - the ones that provide his butter and write all the code that he chooses to then 'port' and make money off.

Dude, I was just about to post that I have every console from the GP32 to the PSP Go and  few Dingoos inbetween and the BEST running MegaDrive Emulator I have found without a doubt is the .MD one for this console, but now I feel guilty about saying that after reading your post! :(

lemmywinks

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2013, 01:27:16 pm »
The .emu series are the best if you take into account usability, compatibility and performance. Obviously on the face of things taking code and violating GPL is wrong but I think the fee is well worth the support you get, in fact I would buy one of Robet Broglia's emulators specifically because of the support.

Android is hella fragmented and that guy goes to great lengths to ensure the app you bought runs on your device with the absolute minimum effort on your part, he sent me experimental builds of emulators to ensure compatibility and was more than helpful. To do the same with RetroArch requires extensive testing and messing around with manual refresh rate settings.

Robert shows a real understanding of his market, people who for the most part want to download something and have it working with minimal fuss. To do this with Android requires a lot of work and communicating with users, basically a huge chunk of admin which isn't going to end anythime soon with the constant influx of new devices. Making emulators for Android is a pretty big undertaking considering your target market

I read elsewhere that RetroArch don't accept monetary donations but do accept hardware (they mentioned an iPad2 as a possible gift!), seems like a strange move as I'd happily donate if it made the app more user friendly and not so much like PC emulation. Portable emulation is different, I'm much less inclined to sit there messing about with settings and testing than if I was sat at a PC.

I also find it strange that they are so against supporting frameskip (calling it unacceptable for emulation) yet support virtual touch controls which for lots of people completely ruin gaming. Give me 0-2 frameskip and a real pad over a solid 60fps and crappy touch controls any day of the week!
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hiredgun

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2013, 02:23:48 pm »
Speed is a total MUST for me, which is why I like the .MD emu more than any other console emu I have. You don't have to even touch the frame skip to get full speed which is what drives me crazy with all the other consoles I have. Now I always play without sound, because there is constantly a lot of racket in my house, lol, so I know that helps improve the speed. But even so this emu doesn't require any frame skip at all, and that is such a big plus to me!!

apeine

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2013, 12:23:35 am »
Any thoughts on the tiger emulator family? I downloaded from tiger's site and they run quite well on G18a, just the NDS is very slow, but it is not supposed to go fast anyway.

k0en

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2013, 02:44:52 pm »
Hi Guys !

If you want to follow the developpement of Yabause Android Edition (Sega Saturn Emulator) you can go here : http://www.infusedreams.com/forum/

AndyG

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2013, 06:01:17 pm »
Does anybody have Retroarch working loading roms from the external SD card please? When I try this the app crashes instantly (any core). When loading from internal memory it works fine.

lemmywinks

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2013, 06:31:34 pm »
Yeah I have used the Megadrive, PS1 and Nes "cores" with roms on the external sd no problems. Well, no problems related to the location of the rom anyways!
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GPD Win, GPD XD 64gb, Pap KIII-Plus, RS-97, RS-90, New Bittboy, 3DS XL, DSi XL, GBA SP, GBBC Clone, Gameboy Pocket, PSP Go,
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HP Envy M6, Acer 522, Dell Mini 9
Psion 5 & 5MX
Tons of other old laptops and tablets.....

AndyG

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2013, 07:14:23 pm »
Odd, OK thanks. I'm using NCCE 0.2b basically clean.


AndyG

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2013, 09:21:47 pm »
Thanks, same issue here though with the SD located ROMs unfortunately.

 

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