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  1. installed the app my roms are on micro sd. i wanted to change the launchbox folder from main device to micro sd card. closed the app as suggested and used FX file explorer to copy the folder and put in in root of micro sd. i relaunched the app and try to data folder to micro sd/Launchbox but it wouldnt let me saying that it didnt have read and write access to that folder. i tried a couple of times i was able to make a folder inside launchbox folder on micro sd card with FX file explorer so it does have read and write? i deleted the lauchbox folder from main device and uninstalled the app. reinstalled the app and tried to select the lauchbox folder on micro sd card again but it wouldnt let me yet again same error message saying read and write. im guessing the app only asks permissions on install for device and not micro sd card? cause other apps can access the micro sd card just fine. im using a SM T835 android 10 (samsung galaxy tab s4)
  2. Hello, I'm just starting to try and set up remote play my emulators for Launchbox Big Box through Steam Big Picture. My issue right now is the controller I use remotely work fine up until the game starts. From there the controllers stop working. Is this a Launchbox issue? Or is this something I need to set up through my games?
  3. Hi, I am trying to use the built in update function to update from 1.0 (downloaded from LB website) but it fails when running, see attached Java error. This happens on Retroid Pocket 2+ and Anbernic RG552 running different versions of Android. Any idea how to update? Any chance of having the latest version available to download directly from website instead of this update method? Cheers.
  4. I saw that android is a platform option bt how the hell do we use it.. I mean I have nox on my systems but it doesn't even install to a normal location so its impossible to locate the app exe... Can this be done with bluestacks? Again giving me files I don't have a clue about using with the movies is pointless... I created an acoount I got my API key etc but how the heck do we add movies to launchbox?
  5. I have a question about how to put the movies on my SD card. I recently installed the 1.0 update and love that we can now use movies but the issue for me is storage. My device only has 32GB of internal storage (retroid pocket 2 +) so I want to move them to my SD card (have a 400GB sd card). I have my SD card set up as portable storage so I can place my rom collection on my sd card. I used a file manager to copy the contents of the Launchbox folder and copied them over to my sd card. When I go to the options to chose data folder and change it to my SD card I keep getting the error that the directory is not set up to allow read/write permissions in Android. I am thinking this is because I have the SD card set up as portable storage and not as storage for apps. I really need it set up as potable storage as I have my roms on the SD card as portable storage. Does anyone now I way around this? Is there a way to give read/write permission to the launchbox folder that is now on my SD card?
  6. Let me start by saying I love LaunchBox. It makes things so much easier. And I just got LaunchBox for Android which is also very good. The only feature I find lacking is a good game rating system. The community star system doesn't seem to have enough people using it to make it useful. Is there any way to create a game rating database from https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/games/rankings which has been around for a long time and to me seems pretty accurate. And combine it with the community star system. That way we could find some hidden gems and be able to separate the good from the bad. Especially important when deciding what games to move to android where space is limited. Well, I hope you will consider it. And thanks for all you do.
  7. hello all, my client wants me to add a binary to text conversion on my app. I am not an experience developer and I was really bad at this kind of number conversions in my college. Is there any code to convert binary to text in java? any reference to this conversion will be appreciated.?
  8. Hello everyone, I speak from Brazil and I am not fluent in English and I will use the Google translator to make this post, I apologize for possible errors. I have faced a difficulty / doubt in relation to uploading images to GamesDB more precisely images for Android games. games for android / ios are obviously distributed by their respective stores and in no way on physical media, so there is no cover, cart front's, etc. but I use android emulators to make it possible to run them on the PC and use the launchbox to start from it ... adding the missing games to GameDB I find the absence of a suitable category to place the images of the icons of the games (the same ones that are displayed in the menus of the cell phone and in the GooglePlay stores) so I started to upload these icons in the Cart Front category because it seemed the most suitable for this type of image and to be displayed correctly in the launchbox. but some of my uploads started to be rejected, claiming it is not a 'cart front' image, obviously it is not and this type of game will never have a cart front image The question is which category should I use correctly to upload these icons of apps for android / ios or if it would be possible to add a category for Games DB special for this type of app / games in relation to the covers I have searched for names like Zombie Tsunami Twitch Cover or Facebook Cover to find vertical covers in the pattern ation to the covers I have searched for names like Zombie Tsunami Twitch Cover or Facebook Cover to find vertical covers in the pattern so I would like some help on how to do this in the most correct way possible or that is creating a new category for these types of games in games db
  9. Hi All! Loving the Android app and paid for premium usage ? I have a massive games list ported to my Android and it's a really pain moving the right hand side scroll thing up and down to get to a game. Can we search yet? or even press the first letter?
  10. Getting multiple errors first installing launchbox. Error 1 - No data was found on your devices internal or SD card storage (happens on startup) Error 2 - An unexpected error occurred while trying to initialize Launchbox folders: Object reference not set to an instance of an object(happens on startup) Error 3 - When I try to select a folder to import games it just shuts down and says unfortunately lauchbox has stopped I had already installed retroarch and the few emulators I tried work. I have even tried roms on both internal and external SD cards; both work. Another thing I have noticed is that Launchbox does not see retroarch as an emulator? All I see is Android native and customer emulator. Please help and thanks in advance.
  11. When configuring retroarch at the Launchbox platform, I could not find the core I wanted to use when running PSX using retroarch (The core Beetle PSX HW), that's such a shame because that is the core with the best customizations at least for me
  12. Due to moving the folder my roms are in and re-importing some of them, I have some dupes, some work, some don't...it's a mess...rather than delete from phone individually in Launchbox via press down menu, is there another way to just start over and have LB scan a folder to add only 1 instance of a game? (in this case NES)?
  13. Please remove if not allowed. Hey everyone. This is my very first android theme I have made so don't be to hard on me ? Posting here as it's game related and thought you may all be interested! Here is a little bit about the theme... This theme was made with a mate 20 pro device and you may need to make some tweaks, I will include 3 screen sizes (19.5/9, 18.5/9 s8+, 18/9, more to come) but may have graphical off sets on some devices. You navigate the device like a real console, buttons and all! There is special effects when playing music such as a sliding game cartridge with album art and song title that slides down when paused or song skipped etc. Coins and shrooms fall down on all screens when music is playing. Battery light changes too >60% = green <60% = yellow <30% = red Charge cable connected = flashing green Cable connected to PC = flashing Blue Favorite apps You navigate these with the Dpad and press A on the desired app. (be sure to set up your apps under globals tab, and setup the right shortcuts to each app under shortcuts tab) Weather Up/down toggles different weather pages A launches weather app Rss Up/Down scrolls next feed on that current site Select button changes to 2nd site in globals A opens currently displaying feed B returns you to the most current feed Any questions, just shoot me an email to the provided email on Google play and I will either help or take feedback. Thanks and I hope you enjoy! Ps. Light and dark mode are activated by touching the logo under the screen! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=retroboy.kustom.pack
  14. When launching a game in Launchbox on android, is it possible to load separate .cfg-files for each system, like what’s possible on Launchbox for Windows by typing in »-c coreconfigfilename.cfg« i think?) in emulator settings. This would solve the problems i am facing trying to set up my Nvidia Shield TV not having to remap the buttons each time i’m playing N64 with a N64 usb Retro-bit controller or Sega with a Sega usb Retro-bit controller each time.
  15. Hi, great work so far but how can I remove "games" from my "Android" platform? Not only most of my apps are now linked there but also many system programs as shown in the attached screen shot. Is there a hidden way or do I simply have to wait for an update? This would also apply to all the other platforms but as far as I'm concerned, I'd like to sort out my android platform. With kind regards, Niklas
  16. Hey, is it planned to automatically sync your collection from the desktop app to your android phone (server-client-style)? Many thanks in advance! Regards, Wonderwhy
  17. I went to the google play store today to download launchbox for my gpd xd and it said it wasn’t compatible with my device. Did I do something wrong, because I play all my retro games on it up to psp and I feel like it could handle it ok. Thanks in advance for your reply.
  18. Well I was watching the latest news and android got a mention which peaked my interest. As a Nvidia Shield TV user it would be amazing see an Android power of LaunchBox. Maybe one day ? I setup GameCube recently and I have tested some games with great results it's impressive what the Shield TV combined with Dolphin can get you. I also updated my Shield firmware last night and it's brought some great additions that hampered the emulation user experience BUT I have not tested all my emulators yet to see what problems it's caused. We all know updates cause problems!! Other than that I have started and not finished so many projects since last here SO MANY. I will get something done one day. blogs are strange, it's like talking to yourself idk if what I have to say is worth your time but thank you for reading it all. Good day to you (go play some games)
  19. Hey all, I just found out I can stream BigBox to my android phone and use my moga controller to navigate the interface and play the games! Nvidia have an app that allows you to stream from your pc to a Shield Device with very low latency. An app on the Google Play Store called Moonlight allows regular android phones to do this as well. It also supports controllers. To do this you need an Nvidia graphics card. Download the Geforce Experience app from here: https://www.nvidia.co.uk/geforce/geforce-experience/ In the Geforce app click the settings gear icon and select shield. Click the Add button and navigate to bigbox and select it. On your phone go on the google play store, search for "Moonlight" and you should find Moonlight game streaming. The rest of the instructions are best followed here on the developers site: https://github.com/moonlight-stream/moonlight-docs/wiki/Setup-Guide It's really easy to do and takes like 5 min to setup.
  20. So, I am interested in making an Android section, so I ask, any one already messing around with Android emulators and recommend a great one? Thus far I have found these few but haven't played with any: ANDY Droid4X NOX
  21. Requested tutorial last week sorry it took so long to make it... included is exclusive Nox App PLayer PDF user guide 1. you will need one or 2 programs #XPadder or #JoyToKey for this tut I am using Xpadder because I have a wireless xbox 360 controller use whichever you prefer... Make sure the controller is plugged in and turned on... lol 2. Open any game of your choice inside of Nox 3. click the option in left panel that looks like a joystick called #controller configuration 4. if your device not there click refresh until it appears then hit connect... 5. select a game and get a feel for where you need to create virtual emulation buttons for. 6. once you have that done click upper right option in Nox panel called #Simulate Touch control 7. place the virtual d'pad somewhere on the game that won't be in the way... 8. you can either simulate your keyboard with WASD or controller with up, down, left, right on your dpad. 9. after you are completely done click the save option important! 10. this method applies to each game you play no matter what, you can even emulate buttons to navigate and use Nox easily! Nox-APP-Player-FAQ-20150812.pdf
  22. Hi, I'm working on a BigBox plugin and an associated Android app to enable a tablet to be used as a side screen / auxiliary screen to show marquees / banners / control layouts and pdf manuals for the game that is currently selected in Big Box. The idea is that the tablet would be automatically synchronized via WiFi to the selected game in Big Box, and it would show relevant data for that game. This could be especially handy to show the control layout and manual for a game when using Big Box in a cabinet. I was wondering how much interest there would be in the community for me to release this plug in to everybody? Also, @Jason Carr, can I use the Big Box logo, or a derivative of it as the icon for the Android app? Thanks!
  23. I bought this device about a month ago, and I have loved it so much, and found it to be so utterly unique, that I feel it is worth sharing with the community. This is not intended to be an add spot for GPD. Rather this is my experience using the handheld, what worked well for me, and how I think it compares with other handheld emulation devices. Without further ado, my review of the GPD-XD: GPD XD: The Ultimate Portable for Serious Gamers https://www.gpdxd.com/ The GPD-XD is a android tablet with a built in controller. The intended purpose of the device is to be a pocket size handheld emulation machine. It comes with PPSSPP and a few other emulators already loaded. It uses a controller friendly android theme by default, with the ability to switch to a more traditional android desktop in the settings option. It uses an Rockchip RK3288 ARM based chipset (four 32bit A17 Cores clocked at 1.8ghz) with 2GB of system memory and a mali T760 GPU. The unit has a 5.5 inch 720p IPS touchscreen panel, a built in ten button XBOX style controller with shoulder buttons and 3DS style button triggers on the back. It has support for SDHC TF/SD cards of any capacity. It charges via micro USB and it has a mini HDMI and an audio port on the back. On the front it has two speakers with properly synced stereo audio. The unit ships with Andriod 4.4. In terms of size and weight, the machine is almost identical to the new 3DS XL, being a little thicker on the bottom and feeling a tad lighter overall. The body is made of a glossy plastic with a subtle speckled pattern. The screen folds in using a clamshell hinge. The two thumbsticks at the top are proper analog, with the R3 an L3 switches relocated as separate buttons adjacent to them. Between these buttons are volume controls, the power button in the center, a multi task button for switching between running apps, and a on screen HUD toggle for mapping the controller to touch inputs. The back and the home button are offset from center right, and the start and select button are offset from center left. Emulation Emulation is a big part of the device pitch. I loaded in a 200GB SD card and equipped it with Retroarch, PPSSPP, Reicast, Real3DO, ouyabouse, and Mupen64Plus FZ, and Drastic. For a front end I used Gamesome, a simple FE for android. Let's see how it did. With the most recent updates, Retroarch on android now has an identical UI to retroarch for windows and other systems. Very nearly all of the cores available on windows and linux are available for android. The setup for Retroarch on android is pretty much identical to the setup on any other OS or device. I chose to emulate the following systems using these cores: Atari 2600 - Stella Atari 7800 - Prosystem Atari Lynx - Handy Famicom Disk System - Nestopia MSX - BlueMSX NGP - Mednafen NGP NES - Nestopia GB - Gambette GBC - Gambette GBA - mGBA VB - Mednafen VB Sega 32x - Pico Sega CD/MD/MS/SG-1000 - Gens GX Plus Sharp 68k - p68k PS1 - PCSX REarmed PCE/PCE-CD - Mednafen PCE Fast SNES - snes9x WS/WSC - Mednafen WS Performance across the board is very good. I have experienced no lag or frame drops, and I am even able to use openGL mode with hard GPU sync enabled for minimal input lag. Real3DO player is 3DO emulator optimized for android. It is based on the phoenix PC emulator, which is currently the most compatible 3DO player emulator available. Compared to the 4DO core available in retroarch, it offers dramatically better performance and compatibility. I had no trouble mapping the controller to the software and getting the emulator to hide the onscreen controls. Every game I tested ran full speed and without issues, including intensive 3D games like Alien vs Predator, Need for Speed, and Return Fire. Real3DO player costs 4 dollars in the google play store, but if you are a fan of the system I feel it is well worth that price. Reicast is the most mature Dreamcast emulator available on android at the moment. The biggest drawback to this emulator is the compatibility and the accuracy of emulation. I was able to play any game I tried on it without issues relating to performance, including Crazy Taxi, Isharuka, Resident Evil Code Veronica, Soul Caliber, Marvel vs Capcom, Street Fighter Alpha, Sonic Adventures 2, and many more. It is worth noting that the android version of Reicast is a paid app in the google play store. PPSSPP is a cross platform PSP emulator. Game performance on this emulator varied a lot depending on the game being run. I was able to get the majority of my favorite PSP games working well with frame skipping enabled at a resolution factor of 1:1. Games that did not work well included God of War: Ghosts of Sparta and God of War: Chains of Olympus. All of my other games ran just fine but required frameskipping enabled to maintain full speed. I would describe the experience as less than what you would get on a PC but still fully enjoyable. Mupen64Plus FZ is an n64 emulator based on the mupen64plus emulator for windows. It comes with several pre configured profiles for Rice and glideN64 that each strike a difference balance between speed and accuracy of emulation. The default balanced high accuracy preset works well for me for almost every N64 games I tried. Using a resolution factor of 1:1 for native resolution, I have been able to get all but the most problematic titles to run full speed and without serious graphical glitches. Notable exceptions include Pokemon Snap, Indiana Jones, and most of the Star Wars titles, but I had no problem with Banjo Kazooie, SM64, Zelda, or other popular games. Ouyabouse is a fork of yabause, a Sega Saturn emulator for windows. Performance is a major hurdle for this device. Many games ran pretty well on the emulation front, but not at a pleasant framerate. With frameskipping set to automatic and a resolution factor of 1:1, I was able to get Guardian Heroes, Sonic 3D blast, Saturn bomberman, and Streetfighter 3 working acceptably, but not great. Everything else I tried was too slow to be playable. Drastic is a Nintendo DS emulator for android. Drastic is unique in that it is actually significantly better than the PC equivalent emulator on PC. Drastic works at full speed without frame skipping, with audio latency set to medium, and with high resolution mode enabled. It also supports 16 bit graphics and native resolution if you prefer the more authentic experience. This emulator cost $4.99 in the google play store, and it well worth that price. Other emulators and other cores for RA are available and all but a few of them should work fine. MAME4Droid and RA MAME cores are available (I just haven't yet organized my MAME roms yet, so I haven't tried it). There is a DOSBOX port called DOSBOX turbo that should run many popular DOS games, and there are of course emulators for the commodore 64 and other popular 8bit computers as well. Because the Rockchip uses 32bit cores it is not possible to play Dolphin for Android, which is 64bit only, nor does it have the muscle to manage it anyways. All but a few of the consoles and computers you would like to emulate on PC are available for Android and should work great on this device. Android Games Being an android tablet, the GPD-XD can also run native android games. I have on my device mobile favorites like Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Temple Run, Fruit Ninja, and many others. The screen is able to fold back 180 degrees, and is light enough to hold in one hand, making the touch screen games perfectly playable if perhaps a tad less comfortable than a traditional tablet. There are also some ports of PC games available in the App store including GTA: III, Sand Andreas, and Vice City, as well as a port of Rollercoaster Tycoon and Hearthstone. All off these games work great. GTA: San Andreas runs at full speed and with the highest graphical settings enabled at a good frame rate. Unfortunately, since the device uses a 32bit processor, you are limited in your selection of apps and games available to download. Games like Mario Run and ports of popular PC games like Half Life 2, Portal, and KOTOR are only available on 64bit devices. PC Streaming and Other Android Software If you have a PC with a six series or later Nvidia GPU than you can download a PC streaming app called Moonlight for free from the app store. This app lets you stream your entire windows PC to your android device, including games, movies, the web browser, or whatever else. It is also able to tap into the Steam API to provide a big box mode of Steam games. I was able to get Launchbox to play in big box mode, allowing me to stream my collection and other emulators not supported on the GPD-XD. Streaming on my home network, moonlight measured 19-24ms of lag due to frame processing, which is not too bad. The small thumbsticks and the small screen are not very ideal for FPS games, so while I was able to stream Crysis and Doom 2016, I did not find them particularly enjoyable. Others games like Portal 2, Civilization V, and Ori and the Blind Forest worked great. Not everybody has the hardware to support streaming through moonlight, but if you do I highly recommend getting this setup. Being an android device, you also have access to android Apps. You can stream netflix, browse youtube, watch movies, go on social media sites, and surf the web like you can on any android tablet. There is an app available for streaming PS4 games to a handheld device called PS4 Remote Play. It is only officially compatible with certain Sony devices, but the apk has been hacked to run on tons of smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the app to work on the GPD-XD. I found forum posts from more than a year ago with other users claiming that had got it to work with much older versions of the app, but nothing I tried with do anything but crash immediately before pairing with my console. A mentioned before, the GPX-XD is a 32 bit only device, which can limit your selection of available apps and software. This also leaves you stuck with android 4.4 or earlier, which can make you vulnerable to security threats that were never patched on older version of android. You should not use the GPD-XD to do sensitive things like banking or online shopping. Build Quality and Personal Experience The build quality on the GPD-XD is decidedly decent but not great. I am a bit of a controller snob, and build quality is something very important to me. The device is very usable, and I really enjoy playing games on it, but the build quality is definitely one of the weaker points of the device overall. The dpad gets a lot of complaints from other users, but personally I find it perfectly acceptable. It has a bit of a mushy feel, and while a stiffer pad would be nice, I found all directions to feel intelligible - that is I never had trouble pressing it the direction I wanted to go, and rolling the dpad feels pretty good. The softness of the pad helps a lot with button fatigue, making it pretty comfortable to use over extended play. The analog sticks are really too small to be useful for analog sensitive games. First person shooters are very challenging, and many n64 titles like Mario 64 or FZero X are never going to feel as good on this device as they would with a proper controller. With that being said, the short actuation distance on the left analog is perfect for 2D shooters and for games where precision is not important, like Pokemon or Zelda. I genuinely prefer playing games like R-Type and Gradius using the thumbstick, because of how much easier it is to change direction and perform fluid movements. The face buttons are a good size and are well placed, but they feel a bit cheap. The resistance on the button press can feel a little different depending on the angle pressed. Sometimes the Y button will feel much stiffer than the others until I massage it a little bit with my thumbs. The shoulder buttons are satisfying and clicky. Due to the shape, I have to arch my fingers to reach them and the face buttons at the same time, so I don't particularly like playing games that make heavy use of the shoulder and triggers with the face buttons. This is a problem on pretty much every handheld system with shoulder buttons though, and the GPD-XD is not different. The start, select, and other buttons feel really good. They have a nice stiff resistance and are satisfyingly clicky. The placement of the R3 and L3 buttons is really convenient for emulators. I configured the R3+L3 press in Retroarch to bring up the quick menu, and the same buttons are used to toggle the two screens in drastic, which is very nice. The 5.5 inch touchscreen is also pretty good. The colors and the viewing angles on the IPS display are great. The screen is capable of getting reasonably bright, making it perfectly usable even outside in bright sunlight. The touchscreen is fairly accurate even if not up to the standard of premium smartphones. The 720p resolution is, in my opinion, perfect for the size and I actually prefer it over a 1080p panel in these dimensions. The screen is not protected with gorilla glass though, so be careful to only clean it with a micro fiber cloth or an old tee shirt or you will scratch it. The screen hinge is stiff enough to prevent the screen from wobbling much when playing, although it grinds and creaks a little bit when opening and closing. Probably the best thing about the handheld is the speakers. For tiny little phone speakers they are capable of getting very loud and they sound quite decent even at high volume. You will always get much better audio out of even a cheap pair of earbuds, but for what they are they are very good, and I would even go so far as to say that they are the best mobile speakers I have heard out of a mobile device. They are properly mixed stereo too, so games that use CD quality audio sound great. The battery life is also a strong point. I get at least eight hours on a charge while playing games. With the wifi disabled I can get much longer than that. I have taken this on long flights before and played on it all day, and I have never even come close to running out of battery on it - it really does last all day, all night, and all into the next day too. The worst thing about the unit is the quality of the plastic. When folded up in my pocket I can often hear it flexing and creaking. The glossy plastic attracts all finger prints and grime, so that it is impossible to keep it looking clean. In the short time that I have used it, I think the oil in my fingers have already subtly stained the plastic around the face buttons and the dpad, so they appear permanently more glossy than the surrounding plastic. More than that, the plastic just feels cheap under the hands. I would have gladly paid significantly extra if they would have manufactured it using brushed aluminum or carbon fiber instead, and it would have been nice if they could have source better parts for the face buttons and used gorilla glass on the display. Again, while I enjoy using the device a lot, it does feel decidedly cheaper than first party handhelds like the Nintendo "New" 3DS or the Playstation portables. Other Handheld Emulators There are a variety of other devices out there for playing emulated games on a small screen. I am going to focus here on devices that can easily fit in your pocket. GPD-Win The same company that makes the GPD-XD also makes a similar device equipped with windows. This version has Atom Cherry Trail SOC with a full integrated keyboard and windows 10. Compared to the GPD-XD it has a number of advantages. The controller can be toggled to emulated a mouse through the triggers and right stick, which is better for many PC games . On windows you can use Steam streaming service to your main pc, which doesn't require any special hardware, and streaming PS4 games is supported on all windows devices. You can also run native PC games. The SOC is more powerful too, which means better game comparability and performance with emulators. Some users have even been able to get gamecube games to run mostly full speed on the device using a dolphin. You can also use windows software of all kinds, like Launchbox. The GPD-Win has some drawbacks . It is a little bit bigger and a bit thicker than the GPD-XD. It is also roughly 80% higher cost. It has a battery life of 3-5 hours, compared to the XD's 8+ hours. In order to fit the full size keyboard GPD-WIN had to move some of the controller buttons to awkward places. The GPD-WIn also cannot run native android apps, which are generally easier to use with touchscreen controls. Personally, I think the GPD-XD is a lot more comfortable to use and a lot more pocket ready than the GPD-Win. Of all the pocket size handhelds out there, the GPD-Win is definitely the most capable and among the most expensive. Nintendo "New" 2DS/3DS Nintendo's dedicated handheld can be flashed with a hacked firmware and made to run emulators. The biggest advantage to a 3DS is that you can run natives 3DS and DS games in addition to emulators. The build quality on the 3DS is really good, and great for NES and SNES emulators. The device has a very respectable battery life and support for off the shelf SD cards for expandable storage. With hacked firmware you can also run a browser and even stream netflix. Retroarch supports the device, and while many cores have not been recompiled for the 3DS, enough have to make emulation as a whole really good. The 3DS is more limited in terms of the consoles it can emulate due to software support and the power of the system. A 3DS does not support game streaming of any kind. Rasberry Pi Handheld There are a variety of DIY and made to order handheld kits featuring a Rasberry PI board running one of the retro pie emulation images. If you put together all the parts yourself it is possible to make a handheld emulation machine on the cheap. Retropie images come pre configured with tons of software to make emulation seamless. There is a lot of great emulation software available for these boards that provide a lot of compatibility with a ton of games. As a package, however, the PI handhelds offer variable build quality, variable battery life, and they are among the weakest in terms of emulation capability . This is really for people who like to do DIY projects, or want a particular aesthetic. A rasberry PI board is limited to 32GB SD cards. The Zero model used in most handhelds struggles withe emulating 32bit or later systems. PS Vita/PSP The PS Vita is Sony's latest handheld gaming device. It can play PS Vita and PSP games nativity. The PS Vita natively supports game streaming from your PS4. The first generation models had OLED screens and excellent build quality, and the second generation and PS Go models are also really good. You can purchase a huge selection of PS 1 and PS 2 classics from the play station store. Certain firmware versions of the PS Vita can be hacked to install retroarch with many of its cores recompiled for this machine. The selection of emulators on the PS Vita is still more limited compared to android or windows. The playstation handhelds use proprietary flash storage which is inordinately expensive, and capacities are limited to about 64gb. Conclusion I have been using my GPD-XD for about a month now, and I have completely fallen in love with the machine. I take it with me wherever I go. I idly play games while watching TV, traveling, waiting in line at the grocery store, sitting on the toilet, or wherever. When I show it to my friends and coworkers their eyes all light up, and I often get to have fun conversations about games and the "good ol' days". There is something to be said about having your games with you all the time. There is something to be said about picking up a game and playing immediately on a whim. The strong battery life, good speakers, and quality screen included on the GPD-XD contribute to its excellent overall value. The lack luster build quality in other areas, and it's lack of support for 64 bit software are significant drawbacks. If would be great if it were easier to get PS4 streaming working, and hopefully someday Steam will provide streaming support to android devices so special hardware and software isn't required to stream your PC games, as it is with Moonlight. Different handheld emulation devices are available which provide unique features and advantages to this one. For me, this device has the best overall balance of features and power and so I strongly recommend it. It has provided me dozens of hours of entertainment and joy already, and expect it will provide me thousands more in the months and years to come.
  24. Evening all, If anyone has a Shield Tv I would love to hear about your setup choice and general experiences. I love it... Anyway there is the posibility that RetroArch will be getting multiple mice support soon, hopefully it makes its way to Android. https://www.bountysource.com/issues/43321776-multiple-mice-support Duel light guns baby, I'm working on my Commodore Amiga setup which is a crazy task. 2000+ WHDLoad packs converted to hdf (not by me, well maybe 100 by me) to start testing and making configs for Unless I find a better solution. I still have to get @slipsystem Kodi addon setup for some Android love, tried to get Jason on it during the Dev Live Stream. Someone get that guy a Kodi setup going.. Anyway I'm having fun in here. I look forward to reading more from Temp.....She is having one hell of a journey.
  25. Not those kind of threats silly. (Android promo-I set up a little Discord channel for Android, Nvidia Shield TV and Hyperspin users. If you want to join that PM me) EXCUSE MY SPELLING ITS LATE HERE I have been threatening to buy a subscription for far to long.....I was feeling a little flush so pulled the trigger. I felt guilty watching so many Launchbox YouTube videos and enjoying what this place has to offer. Thanks to @Jason Carr for LB/BB, the dev live streams and news updates while @WoodHawker was away for some reason, can't remeber why he was off but think he mentioned it in the retrun to news video...maybe You have some other people to thank for convincing me to come and pester the good fellows at Launchbox. @WoodHawker for his best ever news video I watched this morning @slipsystem for this little app I really want to get tested on my Nvidia Shield TV this week. (Bigup Slipsystem...cool dude. From Brown Bread, White Bread country) I just got Kodi running well on the Shield (Best thing ever BTW) and this Plugin was a really be draw. @SentaiBrad who originally got me hooked on LaunchBox with the Tutorial videos.......I love a tutorial......... @ETAPRIME you are bossing that job now. Side note that video of the PiTop with your Daughter was great. Love how you got your kids involved and inspired by tech... including your work/hobby with the family is genius @JamesBaker Im coming for those themes....I have had a drought and im thirsty. Shame you moved on from HS but onwards and upwards it seems. @Nyny77 For those Bezels love those...and the other stuff you do @lordmonkus your content is another tick off the list for me....(apologise again BTW) Well that covers most people that made parting with $50 easier and there are plenty of others I didnt mention because its late am my fingers now hurt from typing. You wont see me much for a while because I base myself with Hyperspin Android but LaunchBox is a contender for my cab build next year so setup begins soooooon!! TTFM Toby- Thatman with the Shield- "You know.....Thatman" Sh*tty Promo (last time) emulationguide.com (MASSIVE WIP)
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