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Emulation central - recommendations in 1st post

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by spekkio, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Continuing my collection with the spectrum zx:
    https://mega.nz/file/NTAAmbhR#sudggRKtRtGcQbuip1Rb3e7PfcI_dAd3aNUJe0zmxSU

    What does this pack include:
    -Retroarch fuse(and firmware) and eighty one core.Use fuse.
    Standalone fuse,eightyone,speccy emu.I prefer fuse to eighty one.

    -Speccy fimrware
    -Various docs about speccy emu's.

    -Txt Faq's from gamefaq.
    -Rpg/strategy games with simulation games about managagment and naval stuff.Also included are action/adventure games with rpg elements and stealth games.
    Multiple formats included because they all seem to work.

    This is the end of the western shit,next week begins the japanese uploads with the f series of computers.
    Here is handy video to prepeare:
     
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  2. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Continuing my collection with the fm-7:
    https://mega.nz/file/1HQ2xLQY#SFFBP0Q8TonszRLWKyMpMof5Cknr3O2JqvYl2L4ST_0

    What does this pack include:
    -xm and fm7 emu.No retroarch options available.No english language.You can find a older xm7 in english in one of my
    posts in this thread.Xm7 is preffered and fm-7 is to be used if the game runs too fast.

    -Fm-7 firmware/os.
    -Various notes.

    -Txt Faq's from gamefaq.
    -Rpg/strategy games with simulation games about managagment.Also included are action/adventure games with rpg
    elements.

    BONUS TIME:
    FM-Towns.
    I will not be including any games because the combined size is over 30 gb's.This link will only inlcude emu and stuff
    needed to run said emu.
    First comes the emu stuff:
    https://mega.nz/file/dSQS2JrC#ue6gLRuQtnGm3iwWOgHUnh9vlZJcOTpHbybImqWybo8
    -Two emus included.Unz and tsugaru.
    Personally prefer tsugaru while unz has more compatibility.
    -Faq
    -Some notes
    Second comes the os collection:
    https://mega.nz/file/obYkSLST#e1YFe8TPxr-nOxD2GO3kM02x1yJ6RHicCHGMRdopKro
    Dos only.

    Next is the sharp x1 and the sharpx86000 if the size is small enough.
     
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  3. spekkio Arcane

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    BROs, finished Majin And The Forsaken Kingdom (U).

    Got like two crashes in over 14 hours. :salute:

    Game works great at 200% resolution scale (internal res x2) & VBlank Frequency = 120 Hz (runs @ 60 FPS). The only problem are boss battles. You have to go back to VBlank Freq. = 60 Hz for them, or the game will de-sync and hang during post-battle cinematic (the "black-goo coming off" effect).

    So, first PS3 game completed on Rpcs3, looking up for more. And since both PS1 and PS2 had like 200 interesting titles each, PS3 surely can't be worse, right?

    [​IMG]

    Right?

    :cry:

    (that's my entire PS3 "to play" collection)
     
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  4. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Continuing my collection with the sharp x1:
    https://mega.nz/file/dKAniQLb#qsQhm01dHj7rL01VX7K0r2T92cMOpFCfX7_BRMG1gMU

    What does this pack include:
    -EVERY EMULATOR!!!
    Use ex1-variations to play games.Also included the entire history of x millenium forks for historical value.
    Retorach xmillenium fork with firmware.VERY OUTDATED CORE!

    -sharpx1 firmware/os.
    -Various notes.

    -Txt Faq's from gamefaq.
    -Rpg/strategy games with simulation games about managagment.Also included are action/adventure games with rpg elements.

    BONUS TIME:
    Sharpx86000.
    https://mega.nz/file/9WYXRSyK#KgDYPX444nGo0HOVCXa9oHRx5_QyK8II-ly5qy3cyJU
    -Two emus included.Xm6 pro and typeg.Use typeg.
    Also included various older forks of these emulators
    Retroarch px68k core with firmware.Very good core.

    -Faq
    -Some notes

    -Rpg/strategy games with simulation games about managagment.Also included are action/adventure games with rpg
    elements.
    -Included translation patches found on romhacking(would be grateful if anybody knows a better place for translation
    patches for jap computer games)

    Next are the msx variations.
     
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  5. flyingjohn Arcane

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    No interest in rpg's?
    Even then,dragon crown and 3d dot game heroes should still interest you.
     
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  6. spekkio Arcane

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    I can't stand "mindless" combat recently, so brawlers (Dragon Crown, Drakengard) and 95% of jrpgs are a no. I mean what's the point of playing n-th FF clone with ATB system, trash mobs and random encounters, when you can (re)play something like BoF5 or n-th Fire Emblem. Same with the brawlers, when there are games with actually fun and "tactical" combat (Majin, PoP).

    #old
     
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  7. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Well then let me recommend shit.
    3 dot game heroes is a zelda clone if you like that,no jrpg shit.
    Dragon quest builders is somewhat interesting for a jrpg(minecraft meets dragon quest)
    There is always super robot taisen(although it is piss easy).Fire emblem with gundams.
    The only other thing worth looking into are the random drpg's and earlier disgaea titles. But i have a feeling disgaea is not to your tastes.
     
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  8. spekkio Arcane

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    Gave up on Disgaea 1 after about 1-2 hours. Formula executed totally wrong a.k.a. Japtactical for autists. But recently my "skip" to "play to completion" ratio is like 10:1 if not more, so there's that.
    • shitty, convoluted UI - pass,
    • unskipabble FMVs - pass,
    • more than 3 critical, yet easily avoidable with an iota of skill design flaws - hard pass,
    • digital chicks without decent T&A - total pass.
    And so on...

    :rpgcodex:
     
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  9. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Yuzu updates are really great, but they really need to add the internal resolution upscaling option as soon as possible. I don't want to play games on (sub) 720p.
     
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  10. Morpheus Kitami Arbiter

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    I may have mentioned this before, but, include multiple machines. You'll understand what I mean when you start looking stuff up, but the gist is, while the system has multiple straight upgrades, some games don't necessarily work better on later machines. I know at least one game, if you have a floppy disk drive, will not start unless you hold down the CTRL key. At that point, I found it easier to just have one machine that runs without a floppy drive. Might not even affect any games you put into the compilation, but some games are tricky, to say the least.
     
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  11. flyingjohn Arcane

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    I am gonna include very single machine bios that is available so you can pick your poison.
    Probably gonna hand pick the most known variations.
     
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  12. tet666 Augur

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    This and nvdec (pre-recorded video files) + audio emulation are my biggest gripes with yuzu and why i have not really played games on it so far, most games i'm interested in like FE3H have tons of anime cutscenes and they look like complete shit with stuttery and asynchronous audio.
    Ryujinx on the other hand has great nvdec and audio emulation and a resolution scaler but performance is often way worse and it also has terrible annoying shader stutters which makes actually playing games just not a very fun experience it really needs a vulkan backend and async shader compilation.
     
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  13. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Continuing my collection with the msx/2/2+/turbo:
    https://mega.nz/file/9PBmmRwA#SEjziLZds4DvPaWFz7-Hz-VhwnIF2TFL_3wBuybsqHw

    What does this pack include:
    Open and blue msx emu.Open msx is more recent.
    Retroarch bluemsx with firmware.(incomplete)
    -msx firmware.Included all machines possible.
    *NOTES:
    -BLUEMSX WEBSITE RIP OF MACHINES(THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN STANDARD EMU DONWLOAD)
    -OPENMSX SYSTEMROMS
    -TOSEC FIRMWARE(VARIOUS STUFF MIXED IN IT)
    USE WHATEVER YOU WANT,DON'T JUST COPY PASTE,TOO MUCH MACHINES.
    INCLUDED A SMALL LIST OF MOST POPULAR HARDWARE.*

    -Anything mentioning dos/windows in the os/utilities files.
    Have no idea if it is necessary but ain't gonna risk it.
    -Various notes.

    -Txt Faq's from gamefaq.
    -Rpg/strategy games with simulation games about management. Also included are action/adventure games with rpg elements.
    -Translation and romhacks.

    Next are the nec-pc variations.
     
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  14. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Finishing my collection with the nec pc 88/va:
    https://mega.nz/file/MXhGWZJA#qysj8NwF_OHPYZgZd0Vd4TldlykIalszzv8YCMoBGoo

    What does this pack include:
    -Various emulators.Xm8 and epc-88 are recomendded.
    Included various other emulators and forks.
    Retroarch quasi88 core with firmware.Outdated.

    -pc 88 firmware/os.
    -Various notes.

    -Txt Faq's from gamefaq.
    -Rpg/strategy games with simulation games about managagment.Also included are action/adventure games with rpg
    elements.
    -Translation and romhacks.

    BONUS:
    Nec pc-98.
    Obviously,this pack will include only emu stuff considering the size of the library.
    https://mega.nz/file/cKxWDZ4Q#-n0Zj-QVlAtby0GYZdHavEg3EEYVXDBq3WDYisYFbLA
    Retroarch version of neko project II/kai with firmware:
    https://mega.nz/file/4ep0VJxI#AvK-FPRWcESUcunWxTdivCuAhTBf44HF2R-wFyrbU8A

    -Included neko project II,neko project 21 with forks ,anex86 and epc98.Use neko project 21.
    -Pc98 firmware/os.Various disk conversion tools and freedos stuff.
    -Translation and romhacks from romhacking.
    -Txt Faq's from gamefaq.

    For a bonus i am including the combined japanese emu collection project some guy is updating frequently:
    https://mega.nz/file/ATwg0KSa#NRtnc0dduNFODA3c7r5tdIvAbg-Ul8td_FPim8ofqLY

    And that is it for my collection.Hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane.
     
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  15. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Anybody here collected shining force central romhacks?
    So much dead or non functioning links.
     
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  16. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Not all,but most links have dead box.com stuff or just straight dead links.
    The top ones have new links/romhacking.net,but that is a small amount of what is lost.
     
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  18. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I haven't been there in ages so i might be in the wrong ballpark entirely: https://forums.shiningforcecentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13147

    And yeah, seems missing links but some might be amended. I guess a whole list needs to be archived and check thr forums/inquire/and maybe even wayback machine if it has anything.
     
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  19. flyingjohn Arcane

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    So,what is the big deal with chd and waw/other audio formats?
    I just converted my sega cd library which had everything from mp3 to waw and everything works fine in genesis plus/picodrive.
    Why are people giving so much warning about not using chd tools to just convert these files?
    The game boots and audio works,don't see the issue.
     
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  20. Puukko Arcane

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    God damn, RDR is something else.

    [​IMG]

    Now I know if I really wanted to play this and have the smoothest experience then playing it on Xenia at native res would be the way to go, but I'm not in that much of a hurry. At that point I'd just dust off my ol PS3 and play my actual copy. I just didn't expect it to be this brutal still.
     
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  21. lightbane Arcane

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    After the PS3 gen, will future emulators bother to do anything with PS4/5 and the XBOX equivalent? The current gen barely has any game worth checking that is not on Switch and/or PC already.
     
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  22. Nifft Batuff Liturgist

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    You can emulate the remasters of the remasters.
     
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  23. deuxhero Arcane

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    PS4 has Gravity Rush 2, and the playable version of Gundam Breaker 3 (Vita one can't keep an acceptable framerate), Dragon's Crown Pro (surprised it hasn't been ported), Nipponese version of 13 Sentinels (because the translated version is terrible), and maybe Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On (If my experience with the PSP Gundam vs. is any indication, playing the portable version on a big screen sucks due to the camera and given its been delisted I don't see a PC port coming anytime soon) and maybe a few more 4/Vita only titles.
    Xbone? Prob not.
     
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  24. flyingjohn Arcane

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    I have officially joined the cult of retroarch because of one simple thing,chd support.
    Shame bout how some cores are just not up to standalones(saturn beetle is the biggest culprit).
    Fuck it,my obscure roommate terrorizing Saturn sim still works in kronos.
     
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  25. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Use Kronos for Saturn games in retroarch in general. It's far more developed and supported.
     
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