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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:23 pm

So my GPD XD Plus came last night and I've spent a little time playing with it. I'm fairly impressed, though it really is just an Android tablet with some decent controls attached.

Slowly setting up all my emulators, and the 128Gb SD Card I've put in it means I can have a decent chunk of my PS1 games, all my Mega CD games as well as the prerequisite GB, SNES, Mega Drive stuff.

System wise the build quality is pretty nice. All the buttons and such seem ok so far, the case is pretty sturdy and the screen is nice and bright. The hinge does creak horribly when you open it but I'm hoping that'll ease with time and use.

It does come with some built in software, but the first thing I did was to install a custom ROM on the recommendation of every other user I could find. It strips out all the bloatware and potentially dodgy Chinese app stores.

Google play works nicely to get the emulators and other assorted apps I needed. Some of the emulators are fine through Retroarch, but ePSXe is essential for PS1 emulation. I've not really tried anything more demanding like N64, Dreamcast or PSP yet but I'll give that a shot over the next few days.

There's a good source port for Doom as well and that runs beautifully.

A nice side benefit was that I can access any games I'd bought for my phone on this, which includes all the GTA games so I've been enjoying Vice City this afternoon.

Oh and downloading Google Drive means I can access my entire library wherever I have WiFi access. :datass:

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PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Johnny Ryall » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:59 pm

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kerr9000 wrote:I have chucked a few more Genesis/Megadrive games in the folder..

Yeah I saw. Cheers man. :D

Considering getting myself a GPD XD Plus for on the go emulation shenanigans. Anyone had any experience of these? Most of the impressions I can find seem pretty positive on them.


I dont own one but I got the chance to play around on one and I quiet liked it, if that's any help.

Yeah I've ordered it. :lol:

Should have it tomorrow so we'll see how I get on with it.

In upload related news there is a Mame 0.188 (I think it was 0.188) Romset uploaded. It doesn't contain the CHD files as a full set of them is about half a terabyte and well, strawberry float that. :lol:

If I can find a more up to date set (0.201 is the newest one) I'll replace it with that.


Let me know what you think of the gpd, I've come close to ordering one loads. Apparently there is a lot of Chinese bloatware - as in the default emulators aren't great. But I guess you could install whatever you want on it and there is Android retroarch.

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by Johnny Ryall » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:00 pm

Yeah ok should read whole thread before quote posting lolz

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by Lagamorph » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:01 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:So my GPD XD Plus came last night and I've spent a little time playing with it. I'm fairly impressed, though it really is just an Android tablet with some decent controls attached.

Slowly setting up all my emulators, and the 128Gb SD Card I've put in it means I can have a decent chunk of my PS1 games, all my Mega CD games as well as the prerequisite GB, SNES, Mega Drive stuff.

System wise the build quality is pretty nice. All the buttons and such seem ok so far, the case is pretty sturdy and the screen is nice and bright. The hinge does creak horribly when you open it but I'm hoping that'll ease with time and use.

It does come with some built in software, but the first thing I did was to install a custom ROM on the recommendation of every other user I could find. It strips out all the bloatware and potentially dodgy Chinese app stores.

Google play works nicely to get the emulators and other assorted apps I needed. Some of the emulators are fine through Retroarch, but ePSXe is essential for PS1 emulation. I've not really tried anything more demanding like N64, Dreamcast or PSP yet but I'll give that a shot over the next few days.

There's a good source port for Doom as well and that runs beautifully.

A nice side benefit was that I can access any games I'd bought for my phone on this, which includes all the GTA games so I've been enjoying Vice City this afternoon.

Oh and downloading Google Drive means I can access my entire library wherever I have WiFi access. :datass:

I use the paid version of FPSE for Android PS1 emulation, can't say I've ever had any problems.

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by Jazzem » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:22 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:So my GPD XD Plus came last night and I've spent a little time playing with it. I'm fairly impressed, though it really is just an Android tablet with some decent controls attached.

Slowly setting up all my emulators, and the 128Gb SD Card I've put in it means I can have a decent chunk of my PS1 games, all my Mega CD games as well as the prerequisite GB, SNES, Mega Drive stuff.

System wise the build quality is pretty nice. All the buttons and such seem ok so far, the case is pretty sturdy and the screen is nice and bright. The hinge does creak horribly when you open it but I'm hoping that'll ease with time and use.

It does come with some built in software, but the first thing I did was to install a custom ROM on the recommendation of every other user I could find. It strips out all the bloatware and potentially dodgy Chinese app stores.

Google play works nicely to get the emulators and other assorted apps I needed. Some of the emulators are fine through Retroarch, but ePSXe is essential for PS1 emulation. I've not really tried anything more demanding like N64, Dreamcast or PSP yet but I'll give that a shot over the next few days.

There's a good source port for Doom as well and that runs beautifully.

A nice side benefit was that I can access any games I'd bought for my phone on this, which includes all the GTA games so I've been enjoying Vice City this afternoon.

Oh and downloading Google Drive means I can access my entire library wherever I have WiFi access. :datass:


Out of curiosity, can you crank the resolution up on PS1 emulation at all without issue?

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by Trelliz » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:26 pm

Jazzem wrote:Out of curiosity, can you crank the resolution up on PS1 emulation at all without issue?

I do on PCSXR, but I think the key thing is to not mess with the aspect ratio too much, that's when things get weird.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:29 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:So my GPD XD Plus came last night and I've spent a little time playing with it. I'm fairly impressed, though it really is just an Android tablet with some decent controls attached.

Slowly setting up all my emulators, and the 128Gb SD Card I've put in it means I can have a decent chunk of my PS1 games, all my Mega CD games as well as the prerequisite GB, SNES, Mega Drive stuff.

System wise the build quality is pretty nice. All the buttons and such seem ok so far, the case is pretty sturdy and the screen is nice and bright. The hinge does creak horribly when you open it but I'm hoping that'll ease with time and use.

It does come with some built in software, but the first thing I did was to install a custom ROM on the recommendation of every other user I could find. It strips out all the bloatware and potentially dodgy Chinese app stores.

Google play works nicely to get the emulators and other assorted apps I needed. Some of the emulators are fine through Retroarch, but ePSXe is essential for PS1 emulation. I've not really tried anything more demanding like N64, Dreamcast or PSP yet but I'll give that a shot over the next few days.

There's a good source port for Doom as well and that runs beautifully.

A nice side benefit was that I can access any games I'd bought for my phone on this, which includes all the GTA games so I've been enjoying Vice City this afternoon.

Oh and downloading Google Drive means I can access my entire library wherever I have WiFi access. :datass:

I use the paid version of FPSE for Android PS1 emulation, can't say I've ever had any problems.

Yeah I meant to say that I'd heard FPSE is good as well.

The only issue I'm having so far is Retroarch playing nice with the GameSome frontend I'm using. It's a bit inconsistent in when it will or won't save the config settings I've used, but that's general tweaking at this point.

I've heard Dolphin can run some games reasonably well if you get the right settings for it, so I'll be looking into that as well. I'm not expecting too much from it though.

Jazzem wrote:Out of curiosity, can you crank the resolution up on PS1 emulation at all without issue?

I haven't tried yet, but once I have I'll let you know.

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by Jazzem » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:13 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Jazzem wrote:Out of curiosity, can you crank the resolution up on PS1 emulation at all without issue?

I do on PCSXR, but I think the key thing is to not mess with the aspect ratio too much, that's when things get weird.


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Jazzem wrote:Out of curiosity, can you crank the resolution up on PS1 emulation at all without issue?

I haven't tried yet, but once I have I'll let you know.


Ah ace! I could imagine PS1 emulation looking amazing at even just 2x internal res on a small screen.

And yeah forcing 16:9 in emulation can be messy. I've decided to keep it on when playing Spider-Man 2 on Dolphin recently, the trade-off being you see lots of pop in+out in the expanded area that would've been hidden in 4:3

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by Pedro » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:06 am

Q. Has anyone used a PSP Go as an emulator device and how difficult is it to set up? Always think the machine looks cool and a small dedicated handheld just to play emulators with real controls interests me.formmy bag if I can get one cheap enough.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:11 am

Pedro wrote:Q. Has anyone used a PSP Go as an emulator device and how difficult is it to set up? Always think the machine looks cool and a small dedicated handheld just to play emulators with real controls interests me.formmy bag if I can get one cheap enough.

Installing the custom firmware can be a pain, depending which official firmware you're starting from. But so long as you follow a guide it's pretty plain sailing. There's a PSP build of Retroarch, and obviously it runs PS1 games (converted to .eboots) natively, which should pretty much cover all your bases.

The caveat is, it's a strawberry floating awful console to hold. Five minutes of those raptor claws gives me cramps like all Hell. It does have a TV-Out function and Dualshock 3 connectivity, but honestly I'd recommend any older model over it.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:31 pm

The only thing that put me off re-purposing my PSP was the lack of additional shoulder buttons and the screen isn't quite as impressive as it once was.

Did try Metal Gear Ac!d on my GPD last night and it ran beautifully. Gonna get some more PSP games on there I think.

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by qupe » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:42 pm

I have a gpd xd, not really touched it for a while tho. Need to set it up properly but launchbox has been eating up my spare time when not at work. Been doing art, carts and game info for games nothing for, which is a lot and is bleeding time consuming.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:43 pm

qupe wrote:I have a gpd xd, not really touched it for a while tho. Need to set it up properly but launchbox has been eating up my spare time when not at work. Been doing art, carts and game info for games nothing for, which is a lot and is bleeding time consuming.

Launchbox is a blackhole for time. I've lost entire weekends to getting everything imported with appropriate box art and stuff. Great fun though.

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by Ironhide » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:37 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:The only thing that put me off re-purposing my PSP was the lack of additional shoulder buttons and the screen isn't quite as impressive as it once was.

Did try Metal Gear Ac!d on my GPD last night and it ran beautifully. Gonna get some more PSP games on there I think.


I was going to add some of my PSP games to your google drive but I couldn't work out how to do it.

I also tried using Citra yesterday and didn't have much luck with that either, Persona Q seemed to work but I also tried Bravely Default and that brought up an error message about missing Mii data and having to do a 'system dump' from an actual 3DS, which I assume is a bios file.

Why can't 3DS emulation be as simple as PSP emulation?

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by Jazzem » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:10 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:The only thing that put me off re-purposing my PSP was the lack of additional shoulder buttons and the screen isn't quite as impressive as it once was.


Which model was it? The 3000 and Go still have pretty decent screens, though they're still a bit dim compared to what we have in modern devices. Despite some OLED woes, the Vita 1000's was a big step up and even the 2000's LCD was probably better.

Honestly it's something I've experienced a fair bit playing older handhelds recently. I remember thinking the GB Micro's screen was amazing but by modern LCD standards it's very washed out.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:01 pm

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Cheeky Devlin wrote:The only thing that put me off re-purposing my PSP was the lack of additional shoulder buttons and the screen isn't quite as impressive as it once was.


Which model was it? The 3000 and Go still have pretty decent screens, though they're still a bit dim compared to what we have in modern devices. Despite some OLED woes, the Vita 1000's was a big step up and even the 2000's LCD was probably better.

Honestly it's something I've experienced a fair bit playing older handhelds recently. I remember thinking the GB Micro's screen was amazing but by modern LCD standards it's very washed out.

I had/have a Japanese launch model (A 1000 series I think). Had to wait for the second allocation of units, but it was worth it. Picked it over the DS as Nintendo had clearly made a horrible mistake with that weird, grey, two-screened, stylus using monstrosity. I mean how could that be any good? :slol: :fp:

I did hack the gooseberry fool out of it at the time though. Loads of emulators, full games and homebrew. Helped identify a game-breaking bug in Monkey Island on the ScummVM port. It just got to a point (In the last half hour of the game) where you couldn't complete it. Was well chuffed when that got fixed. :D

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by Jazzem » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:12 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:
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Cheeky Devlin wrote:The only thing that put me off re-purposing my PSP was the lack of additional shoulder buttons and the screen isn't quite as impressive as it once was.


Which model was it? The 3000 and Go still have pretty decent screens, though they're still a bit dim compared to what we have in modern devices. Despite some OLED woes, the Vita 1000's was a big step up and even the 2000's LCD was probably better.

Honestly it's something I've experienced a fair bit playing older handhelds recently. I remember thinking the GB Micro's screen was amazing but by modern LCD standards it's very washed out.

I had/have a Japanese launch model (A 1000 series I think). Had to wait for the second allocation of units, but it was worth it. Picked it over the DS as Nintendo had clearly made a horrible mistake with that weird, grey, two-screened, stylus using monstrosity. I mean how could that be any good? :slol: :fp:

I did hack the gooseberry fool out of it at the time though. Loads of emulators, full games and homebrew. Helped identify a game-breaking bug in Monkey Island on the ScummVM port. It just got to a point (In the last half hour of the game) where you couldn't complete it. Was well chuffed when that got fixed. :D


Ha, I was flying the DS flag myself and definitely felt outnumbered in that regard. It's very easy to forget just how much the press was favouring the PSP at the time, I remember this image making the rounds:

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Funny thing is by the time I finally got a PSP in 2010, non-Japanese interest in it had dropped off a cliff. Two of my favourite Retronauts episodes are the PSP and DS ones where they speak from the perspective of being in the press at the time.

Awesome anecdote on the ScummVM bug! I do remember excitement on PSP homebrew arising very early into its life

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PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by qupe » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:12 pm

I also tried using Citra yesterday and didn't have much luck with that either, Persona Q seemed to work but I also tried Bravely Default and that brought up an error message about missing Mii data and having to do a 'system dump' from an actual 3DS, which I assume is a bios file.


If you find said file (youtube has links) it goes there C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Citra\sysdata

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by Trelliz » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:51 pm

Now i've added my SNES lineup to launchbox - there were a surprising number of F1 games on it and lots of great shmups.

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