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Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability)
03/21/17 07:20 AM

> 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)

If you really really don't go above click and launch then yes it's not that hard. But many frontends do a better job in term of eye candy/ease of use.

But as soon as you try to setup more complex emulator like MAME, you start to bang your head on the wall (and i have years of experience of setting up frontends).
The integrated rom list system for example is nothing but a very bad design : For MAME you need to match the CRC of the zip files themselves, not the roms inside !

Moreover, The playstation 3 interface is far from being available on every platform it's been ported, and the default interface (the black and green one, like on the Wii, or the white one, like on Android) are totally not user friendly.

And for Windows/Linux, there are stronger alternatives.

Edited by remax (03/21/17 07:21 AM)

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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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