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emulators.... which ones?
on: November 07, 2019, 10:55:04 AM
promised girl I've started seeing I'll sort some games quick... she mentioned a Wii... I don't have one, got a spare PC and some controllers tho...

any recommendations for which emulator to run?

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Re: emulators.... which ones?
Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 10:56:21 AM
Retroarch.
Should be a dolphin core to run Wii on PC.

But tbh, a Wii is like £15 and is pretty trivial to hack.  It's not worth the effort of an emulator.
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Re: emulators.... which ones?
Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 11:18:49 AM
Even a stoneage PC will run a lot of the classic arcade stuff with comfort, a good dark horse, simple yet wacky arcade game to play is "hyper bishi bashi champ"  :thumbup:

But what about ROMs!? You can get them from archive.org with a couple of minutes of poking about, here for example is a complete set for mame2003+ https://archive.org/details/MAME_2003-Plus_Reference_Set_2018
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Re: emulators.... which ones?
Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 19:12:47 PM
I used to run SNES stuff on an emulator at home for my nephew and niece, was on a 1.3gig early pentium....

the spare system is an i5 2500k, can't remember ram, has an ssd... no hdmi out for tv so ordered a 1050ti   (incase I want to do anything else with it later on)

actually... now I've typed that out I think my full ld system might be here at work and full of stuff...  (it's too easy to buy stuff!)

Re: emulators.... which ones?
Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 19:23:31 PM
Retroarch.
Should be a dolphin core to run Wii on PC.

But tbh, a Wii is like £15 and is pretty trivial to hack.  It's not worth the effort of an emulator.

I... didn't even know a Wii could be hacked...

I'll get one on ebay and a drive for it

Re: emulators.... which ones?
Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 17:05:02 PM
I'm running RetroPi on a raspberry Pi in a mini NES case and wireless controller.. it's basically a modified version of RetroArch and Emulation Station for the front end.. no idea if it's powerful enough to do Wii emulation though..


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Re: emulators.... which ones?
Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 06:36:50 AM
That's a cool setup. I'm starting to do similar in my man-cave, I just bought an Intel NUC which came with a USB pen running Plex, a PS1 Classic mini which I'm going to mod with bleem to put all the PS1 games on, and I've got a Pi I've yet to build which I'll get RetroPi running on.

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