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is it necessary to use retroarch?

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i mean: i see that most of you use retroarch with Lb... the question is: is it necessary or it's only for convenience? for example, assuming tha i will use LB only for mame and other few consoles emulator (md, nes, snes), do i have to use retroarch or can i use specific stand alone emulator (for example the ones that LB suggests)?

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2 minutes ago, jackflash said:

i mean: i see that most of you use retroarch with Lb... the question is: is it necessary or it's only for convenience? for example, assuming tha i will use LB only for mame and other few consoles emulator (md, nes, snes), do i have to use retroarch or can i use specific stand alone emulator (for example the ones that LB suggests)?

No it's not at all necessary, but is often what you see recommended. The reason for the recommendation is that it covers a lot of systems with basically one options menu. So you can set up your controller and video settings once in the retroarch UI, and that will work across multiple systems. In my case i use it for all 8 and 16 bit systems, as for the most part i set all my preferences once and it works across all those different emulators/cores.

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5 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

No it's not at all necessary, but is often what you see recommended. The reason for the recommendation is that it covers a lot of systems with basically one options menu. So you can set up your controller and video settings once in the retroarch UI, and that will work across multiple systems. In my case i use it for all 8 and 16 bit systems, as for the most part i set all my preferences once and it works across all those different emulators/cores.

ok, it's clear, thanx!!

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so, i think I will use an "external" version of mame (only for a reason of compatibility with the romset that i have), and then i will use retroarch for all orthers emulator.... could it be right?

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3 minutes ago, jackflash said:

so, i think I will use an "external" version of mame (only for a reason of compatibility with the romset that i have), and then i will use retroarch for all orthers emulator.... could it be right?

I use standalone MAME myself and not Retroarch for that.

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1 minute ago, jackflash said:

great!!!☺️☺️☺️

This is what i personally use, of course your needs will vary.

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