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Frenzis (OP)

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would this games work on the zero?
« on: December 09, 2013, 09:28:24 pm »
I'm already very happy with FBA/GBA/UAE, but do you think it would be possible to run this kind of games on the zero?

Destruction Derby
Driver
Ikaruga
gta II

hi-ban

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 09:34:26 pm »
you mean, PSX games?

Frenzis (OP)

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 09:42:25 pm »
I played Ikaruga on Dreamcast and the rest on pc.....but any format would be cool, they will still be the same games

lemmywinks

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 10:15:03 pm »
You may be able to get Destruction Derby working under Dosbox, don't know how it would perform though. Maybe Ikaruga would be playable as it was originally an arcade game, dunno much about arcade emulation though or what is possible on the Zero.

You would be able to play them all under Android as Ikaruga has an Android port and the rest could be played with a PS1 emulator, that and Pandora are your options I think.
Handhelds:
GPD Win, GPD XD 64gb, PlayGo, RS-90, 3DS XL, DSi XL, GBA SP, GBBC Clone, Gameboy Pocket c/w screen mod, PSP Go
PC:
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Tons of other old laptops and tablets.....

iven

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 02:39:37 am »
A while back I tried Destruction Derby, GT Racing '97, Trackattack, Carmageddon and Screamer in dosbox on the Zero. The first three loaded and menus worked fine but in-game framerate was slow (unplayable). I don't know if the joystick is detected in those games but the arrow keys are used to accelerate & steer so the d-pad allowed movement without messing with the virtual keyboard. Carmageddon froze on level loading screen and Screamer wouldn't load at all. However I later had these same problems on my pc, failure to load up, bad frame-rate or crashing upon selection. I forgot what I did to get them running well, it's hard enough on the pc and I'm no leet hax0r. It's less painful simply having a computer from the 1990s which you can dedicate to retro gaming because otherwise you either have to mess with cpu cycles and all that in dosbox, or explorer.exe and backwards-compatibility in Windows 7.

Keep in mind that some old games have held up better than others. Most are not worth the time investment it takes to get them running. Of course network play can bring new life into any mediocre game and one of the benefits of the Zero is that it offers a standardized platform for finding solutions. Playing first person shooters on a portable system is great, playing Driver or Hydro Thunder would be better. And yes that did get a PC release (in Europe), you can buy it on Amazon, they also released "Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition."

If there isn't one already us Zero owners could use a website or thread similar to Wine's database where people list what games run and what they did to run them.
Good downloads: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Frenzis (OP)

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 08:54:00 am »
thanks for the replys.

I will have a look at DosBox, I did not use it yet.

I did not like the pandora as an object, reason why I took the zero. I'm happy of my choice, but if I can have more games then expected....it's a bonus!

Gab1975

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 11:02:30 am »
I'm not sure, but I think that the GCW Zero Dosbox performances are comparable to an hypothetical 486 33/40 MHz, then games like Destruction Derby or similar should be unplayable (too low framerate)...

Frenzis (OP)

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 11:18:15 am »
I just managed to run Destruction derby and it's indeed unplayable.... frame rate is ... well it's worst then stop motion..

too bad, I would have loved it.

iven

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 10:15:47 am »
I just managed to run Destruction derby and it's indeed unplayable.... frame rate is ... well it's worst then stop motion..

too bad, I would have loved it.
Don't put the final nail in the coffin yet, much is subject to change for the Zero in the near future. In the meantime you can try this: http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Performance

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6P7I9LgYIY" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6P7I9LgYIY</a>
Good downloads: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Frenzis (OP)

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Re: would this games work on the zero?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 11:19:44 am »
nice, thanks

 

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