The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Lagamorph » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:07 am

I've never really liked Retroarch, the interface to it is just so clunky and counter-intuitive making using it an obtuse nightmare. I much prefer using standalone emulators really.

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right
User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Jenuall
Location: 40 light-years outside of the Exeter nebula

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Jenuall » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:15 am

I like RetroArch/Libretro for things like my RetroPie - it offers a quick mechanism to get lots of different systems available in one go. But generally on my PC I much prefer to work with standalone emulators

Image
User avatar
Pedz
Twitch Team
Joined in 2009

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Pedz » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:32 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's impressive, certainly, but realistically it's not something you're ever likely to sit down to play something in for more than 5-10 minutes.

But yeah, I got bored of it after a few minutes when the novelty wore off.

I would state an exception to that would probably be light gun games which would probably work quite well as Qikz has found.


ARCADE attacks VR edition when?

Image
User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Lagamorph » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:38 pm

Since I'm getting tired of waiting for the Mini/Classic consoles I want to come out (Saturn/Dreamcast/N64) I'm starting to wonder what my best bet is for a compact/cheap all-in-one emulation machine, ideally to emulate everything up to and including PS1/Saturn/N64/Gamecube/Dreamcast/PS2.

A Raspberry Pi4 won't quite cut it, especially not for the last 3, and for PS2 I think I'm pretty much needing to look at something running Windows in order to run PCSX2.
I could run them on my desktop but I'd quite like something I can move around to have hooked up to either my Office or Living room TV depending on where I am at the time, or even to take round to other houses once life returns to some semblance of normality.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right
User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Jenuall
Location: 40 light-years outside of the Exeter nebula

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Jenuall » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:24 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Since I'm getting tired of waiting for the Mini/Classic consoles I want to come out (Saturn/Dreamcast/N64) I'm starting to wonder what my best bet is for a compact/cheap all-in-one emulation machine, ideally to emulate everything up to and including PS1/Saturn/N64/Gamecube/Dreamcast/PS2.

A Raspberry Pi4 won't quite cut it, especially not for the last 3, and for PS2 I think I'm pretty much needing to look at something running Windows in order to run PCSX2.
I could run them on my desktop but I'd quite like something I can move around to have hooked up to either my Office or Living room TV depending on where I am at the time, or even to take round to other houses once life returns to some semblance of normality.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Emulate on your office PC and use something like a steam link to play on the living room TV?

Image
User avatar
Chocolate-Milk
Member
Joined in 2015
AKA: Welcome to the party, pal

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Chocolate-Milk » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:04 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Since I'm getting tired of waiting for the Mini/Classic consoles I want to come out (Saturn/Dreamcast/N64) I'm starting to wonder what my best bet is for a compact/cheap all-in-one emulation machine, ideally to emulate everything up to and including PS1/Saturn/N64/Gamecube/Dreamcast/PS2.

A Raspberry Pi4 won't quite cut it, especially not for the last 3, and for PS2 I think I'm pretty much needing to look at something running Windows in order to run PCSX2.
I could run them on my desktop but I'd quite like something I can move around to have hooked up to either my Office or Living room TV depending on where I am at the time, or even to take round to other houses once life returns to some semblance of normality.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Emulate on your office PC and use something like a steam link to play on the living room TV?

Might be hard pressed to find a Steamlink box for a good price, they discontinued it a couple of years ago.

The software is available on the Pi 3/4 if you have one to hand, though!

Image
It was me, Dio!
User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Lagamorph » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:19 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Since I'm getting tired of waiting for the Mini/Classic consoles I want to come out (Saturn/Dreamcast/N64) I'm starting to wonder what my best bet is for a compact/cheap all-in-one emulation machine, ideally to emulate everything up to and including PS1/Saturn/N64/Gamecube/Dreamcast/PS2.

A Raspberry Pi4 won't quite cut it, especially not for the last 3, and for PS2 I think I'm pretty much needing to look at something running Windows in order to run PCSX2.
I could run them on my desktop but I'd quite like something I can move around to have hooked up to either my Office or Living room TV depending on where I am at the time, or even to take round to other houses once life returns to some semblance of normality.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Emulate on your office PC and use something like a steam link to play on the living room TV?

Might be hard pressed to find a Steamlink box for a good price, they discontinued it a couple of years ago.

The software is available on the Pi 3/4 if you have one to hand, though!

I already have a Steamlink, I use it for streaming PC games to my living room already. Not sure how well it would work for streaming emulators though, especially when it comes to things like using the interface of the various different ones. Plus it takes away the options of taking it to other places like visiting my parents or when I'm travelling for work.

Doing some looking around though two potential options I've identified are,
Nvidia Shield - The latest 2019 Shield Pro runs the Android emulators, including Dreamcast, N64, Saturn and PS1, really well though doesn't have any options for PS2 and PS3.

The other option is the upcoming MinisForum DMAF5,

Runs Windows and runs PS2 and PS3 emulation, though PS2 isn't too great as PCSX2 tends not to run very well with AMD processors. It's not out yet but will be on Indiegogo fairly soon, with a 25% early bird discount (Though no indications of what the actual price will be yet)

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right
User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Jenuall
Location: 40 light-years outside of the Exeter nebula

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Jenuall » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:24 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Since I'm getting tired of waiting for the Mini/Classic consoles I want to come out (Saturn/Dreamcast/N64) I'm starting to wonder what my best bet is for a compact/cheap all-in-one emulation machine, ideally to emulate everything up to and including PS1/Saturn/N64/Gamecube/Dreamcast/PS2.

A Raspberry Pi4 won't quite cut it, especially not for the last 3, and for PS2 I think I'm pretty much needing to look at something running Windows in order to run PCSX2.
I could run them on my desktop but I'd quite like something I can move around to have hooked up to either my Office or Living room TV depending on where I am at the time, or even to take round to other houses once life returns to some semblance of normality.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Emulate on your office PC and use something like a steam link to play on the living room TV?

Might be hard pressed to find a Steamlink box for a good price, they discontinued it a couple of years ago.

The software is available on the Pi 3/4 if you have one to hand, though!

I already have a Steamlink, I use it for streaming PC games to my living room already. Not sure how well it would work for streaming emulators though, especially when it comes to things like using the interface of the various different ones. Plus it takes away the options of taking it to other places like visiting my parents or when I'm travelling for work.

Doing some looking around though two potential options I've identified are,
Nvidia Shield - The latest 2019 Shield Pro runs the Android emulators, including Dreamcast, N64, Saturn and PS1, really well though doesn't have any options for PS2 and PS3.

The other option is the upcoming MinisForum DMAF5,

Runs Windows and runs PS2 and PS3 emulation, though PS2 isn't too great as PCSX2 tends not to run very well with AMD processors. It's not out yet but will be on Indiegogo fairly soon, with a 25% early bird discount (Though no indications of what the actual price will be yet)

Ah, didn't realise you were after greater mobility than just office vs living room! An NUC style PC was going to be my next suggestion, that DMAF 5 looks like an interesting option

Image
User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: The Emulators Thread - RPCS3 now runs PS3 Games in 4K
by Lagamorph » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:40 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Since I'm getting tired of waiting for the Mini/Classic consoles I want to come out (Saturn/Dreamcast/N64) I'm starting to wonder what my best bet is for a compact/cheap all-in-one emulation machine, ideally to emulate everything up to and including PS1/Saturn/N64/Gamecube/Dreamcast/PS2.

A Raspberry Pi4 won't quite cut it, especially not for the last 3, and for PS2 I think I'm pretty much needing to look at something running Windows in order to run PCSX2.
I could run them on my desktop but I'd quite like something I can move around to have hooked up to either my Office or Living room TV depending on where I am at the time, or even to take round to other houses once life returns to some semblance of normality.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Emulate on your office PC and use something like a steam link to play on the living room TV?

Might be hard pressed to find a Steamlink box for a good price, they discontinued it a couple of years ago.

The software is available on the Pi 3/4 if you have one to hand, though!

I already have a Steamlink, I use it for streaming PC games to my living room already. Not sure how well it would work for streaming emulators though, especially when it comes to things like using the interface of the various different ones. Plus it takes away the options of taking it to other places like visiting my parents or when I'm travelling for work.

Doing some looking around though two potential options I've identified are,
Nvidia Shield - The latest 2019 Shield Pro runs the Android emulators, including Dreamcast, N64, Saturn and PS1, really well though doesn't have any options for PS2 and PS3.

The other option is the upcoming MinisForum DMAF5,

Runs Windows and runs PS2 and PS3 emulation, though PS2 isn't too great as PCSX2 tends not to run very well with AMD processors. It's not out yet but will be on Indiegogo fairly soon, with a 25% early bird discount (Though no indications of what the actual price will be yet)

Ah, didn't realise you were after greater mobility than just office vs living room! An NUC style PC was going to be my next suggestion, that DMAF 5 looks like an interesting option

Yeah I do really like the look of it, just hope it doesn't cost too much.

I was looking into self-build options too, but case options are pretty limited and even MiniITX cases are a lot bigger than I was wanting.

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right

Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: blackoutHERO, Cuttooth, DarkRula, Garth, kerr9000, Lagamorph, Mafro, OldSoulCyborg, Rodders9, Spindash, Trelliz, Tsunade and 75 guests