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Re: Views on Retroarch cores vs MAME (playability)
03/22/17 06:40 AM

> > Can I use the very same files from the most recent MAME and play them with
> retroarch?
> From what I understand you're locked into whatever version is in their core. For MAME
> it could be as many as 10 or 20 versions behind(Possibly more). I can't even tell
> from their site which version of an emulator is considered their latest core.
> For MAME it makes absolutely no sense to use RA considering it's basically extract
> and go with either ini settings or inserting what you want at command line to be very
> flexible.
> I am interested tho in the CRT-Royale filter, but there's no way I'm installing all
> that crap just to give it a look.

Easiest way to tell the version is to look on github at the libretro library. Best I can tell they stay fairly close to each official release then sync after that. I do not really understand why they bother to track 7 different various versions of MAME. It is a rather odd decision and leads to much confusion as to what to grab. You can see they do it with other cores too. Its update system leaves a lot to be desired.

These sorts of things have their place. I use it once in a while for some stuff as it is fairly easy to setup once you understand the odd way it does things. I use it mostly because it is just sorta easier than trolling a few different websites for that one emu. I know kinda lazy . Play whatever it is I wanted to nostalgia over and then blow it away. But most of the time I stick to MAME and qmc2.

If you require the latest and greatest stuff? Just go get the emu from the main sites.

It will get interesting in a few months when KODI 18 comes out. libretro looks like it is included. Though I think the MAME core is currently out because they are having a compile issue with python in their build env. They may have fixed it. I have not looked in a while. That should be interesting as I do not see the KODI list system being very friendly to the style MAME has for games/systems. But I could be wrong.

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* 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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