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Haze
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Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability)
03/20/17 07:40 PM


> > I'm on deployment, so no downloading and playing with stuff for myself. Did a
> search
> > for retroarch and the first page of results didn't exactly cover my question...
> >
> > How does retroarch do in comparison to MAME with regards to all the stuff that was
> > merged from MESS? Not in terms of accuracy, but playability?
> >
> > Can I use the very same files from the most recent MAME and play them with
> retroarch?
> >
> > What does Retroarch do that MAME does not, and vice versa?
>
> I use Retroarch when i don't have any other alternative or unsatisfying ones (for
> example on the GPD XD).
>
> But emu-politics aside (even if what Haze spotted is really important), it's a very
> hard and counter intuitive frontend to use.
>
> I won't see the point about using it in Windows. It has the merit to exist where
> nothing else exists, but the unifiyed interface is barely a point when you're so user
> unfriendly.

Interesting point of view, typically this is actually the opposite of what I usually hear from people.

I've set up RetroArch for people before in cases where they need it to 'just work' and be user friendly, as in you have a Dualshock connected to a PC, you launch the app, point it at a ROM and it 'just works' with all the buttons mapped exactly as you'd expect for whatever pad you have connected, interface and games.

The interface is basically just a 1:1 copy of the Playstation 3 interface (to the point where I wonder why Sony haven't just sued them)

I don't like it, but I'd actually say ease of use was it's *only* strength, although yeah, maybe if you consider ease of use to include the ability to actually do anything complex, it sucks.

For anybody with an ounce of technical skill I just give them the proper emulators because I think it makes more sense to do so as you're not having to run crippled versions of them.

Also I see it's rather hilarious, claiming they'll never ask for money, yet now with a Patreon site to raise money to 'port cores' (ie hack up somebody else's work)







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability) URherenow 03/19/17 01:04 PM
. * Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability) remax  03/20/17 07:12 PM
. * Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability) Haze  03/20/17 07:40 PM
. * Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability) remax  03/21/17 07:20 AM
. * Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability) B2K24  03/19/17 07:23 PM
. * Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability) lharms  03/22/17 06:40 AM
. * Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability) Ziggy100  03/20/17 05:27 PM
. * Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability) Haze  03/19/17 04:49 PM
. * Thanks for the insight URherenowModerator  03/21/17 12:38 PM
. * Re: Thanks for the insight Haze  03/21/17 10:49 PM

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