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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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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.

Re: emulators.... which ones?
Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 08:41:27 AM
I bought a wii on ebay and I got my spare system up and running too... was running great, had to check gigabyte site for some drivers, saw bios updates, thought I might as well.... which turned everything to sh*t

total pain in the arse.... finally managed to get an oil bios running, but it's still running like sh*t, got pissed off and ordered a new motherboard.... ordered lga-1155... but 1115 turned up :-(

looked around harder.... no new 1155 I can see anywhere :-(

I'll try a few more bios versions and see if that sorts it

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Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 23:56:20 PM
I bought a wii on ebay and I got my spare system up and running too... was running great, had to check gigabyte site for some drivers, saw bios updates, thought I might as well.... which turned everything to sh*t

total pain in the arse.... finally managed to get an oil bios running, but it's still running like sh*t, got pissed off and ordered a new motherboard.... ordered lga-1155... but 1115 turned up :-(

looked around harder.... no new 1155 I can see anywhere :-(

I'll try a few more bios versions and see if that sorts it

I've got a wii running many different emulators in the living room - works great really nice solution. I've also got an adapter which lets me connect old mega drive, snes and nes pads to it. Defo worth it for how cheap you can get and softmod the wii for.
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Re: emulators.... which ones?
Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 01:57:57 AM
I have awesome memorise of playing super bomber man when I was a kid

and then cool memories of playing it when I was.... 20ish? with my nephew and niece using a projector for a giant screen....


had a go the other day..... it doesn't live up to the memory :-s

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