11 March 2016 - Forum Rules
Started by Sliver X, October 05, 2020, 05:20:47 PM
Quote from: Sliver X on October 05, 2020, 05:20:47 PMI run emulators on basically every device I own capable of doing so, even going so far as to design my own x86 based "consoles" over the years that I primarily use for such things.I built a new one of those recently, and I think I'm finally happy with how it turned out for once. I've named it "Oberon":Demo video of it running (Youtube.com)Does anyone else go through ridiculous lengths making crap like this? Do you prefer pre-built things like a Retron-5 or even hacked consoles like a PSP? Or is anything but using a keyboard on a standard desktop heresy to you?
Quote from: Gideon Zhi on October 05, 2020, 06:56:41 PMYour work on these was actually an inspiration like ten years ago, and I've been building mini-ITX systems with similar goals ever since. Got Steam Big Picture added on though, of course, and these get used as TV/movie boxes as much as they get used for games! I've just placed an order for a Sliger sm560 case which I'm going to transplant my current main gaming setup (codenamed COPERNICUS) into. It's a beast, running a Ryzen 5 3600x CPU and a GTX 1070 - I'm angling for an RTX 3080 FE to put into the new case, but we all know how the availability for *those* is working out.I can get my setup running on a device pretty quickly. I've put it on five machines, and I've got emulator saves synchronizing between four of them (two HTPCs, a GPD Win 2 portable, and a GPD Win Max portable - the odd one out is a tiny Skylake NUC that I only ever use outside the home. Deliberately transportable.)I've got an old shakycam video showing off the interface; it hasn't substantially changed since, but it'd still be nice to have a better version of the video. The biggest change is that while highlighting a category still shows all the wallpapers for all the consoles in the category, but when you arrow-down and highlight a specific console in the submenu group, it only shows wallpapers for that console. It's pretty nifty.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XmwJGczBQYEmulator functionality starts at about 2:15 in. Front-end is Kodi, customized Aeon Nox skin, Advanced Launcher to manage emulators.I remember when I was in grade school I always dreamed of a device that you could plug an NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, etc cartridge into and it would just work. This is sort of the realization of that dream - it plays freaking *everything* whether retro or modern, and mostly Just Works with a controller. At some point I want to retool the one in the living room with an NZXT H1 case (or something similarly flashy) for showing off
Quote from: Sliver X on October 06, 2020, 12:58:47 PMNice. How are you handling the syncing? I wrote a really crappy SFTP program that syncs between my desktop and HTPC but that only really works in my house. Do you use Dropbox/etc?Are you running newer versions of Kodi? I built a different setup for Linux years ago using Jarvis for it, but I'm sure it's changed a lot since. Did that Retroarch integration actually turn out to work well that they put in a few versions back?Also, what do you use for inputs these days?
Quote from: Sliver X on October 05, 2020, 05:20:47 PMDoes anyone else go through ridiculous lengths making crap like this? Do you prefer pre-built things like a Retron-5 or even hacked consoles like a PSP? Or is anything but using a keyboard on a standard desktop heresy to you?
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