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HailGalvatronMember Since 24 Feb 2008
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02 February 2019 - 01:07 AM
03 July 2018 - 03:21 AM
02 July 2018 - 01:53 PM
oh and the HDMI cable they sent wouldn't be picked up through my HDMI splitter so I had to use my own cable.
there is also an "emulation wizard" that supposedly lets you add an emulator to have the dreamcade launch it's games with that instead. That would be absolutely perfect, except even the really tech savvy members of the board said they can't really figure it out and its a pain in the ass. I think if that gets patched I'll appreciate it more. till then I'll just hold on to it I think and wait it out.
02 July 2018 - 01:51 PM
It’s basically a windows 10 computer with the Dreamcade front end. Setting it up was all through windows and annoying to me. I actually needed a mouse and Keyboard before I can even do anything it. Controllers do connect as said, but in my experience, I synced an Xbox one controller to it, then had to resync it to the xbox one to use it on that. Then I had to resync it again on the replay, and put the inputs in again!
The interface is pretty lame IMO. If you have a ton of roms, there’s no way to quickly scroll through them. That’s a big pain. All the roms are being run through mame. All my roms ran like shit. Mario 2 that I downloaded through the archive was washed out and choppy. My own copy that runs fine elsewhere ran twice the speed on mame. The downloading roms from the archive is really as easy as they say it is though. I downloaded contra. Choppy, screen tearing, flickering, disappearing sprites. Mame won’t save my input controls, keeps listing start as “none”, like it did that for every new game I tried, not even leaving the emulator ...
Worst part.... no factory reset. on the forums they said they are "ironing that out" Wtf
there's a lot of tech savvy/extremely nice people on the boards though. the one member suggested installing Launchbox and retroarch, for thats what he did. I told him I'm not good at this kind of stuff and he said he would guide me through it. like I said, really nice, but it kind of feels like I bought a more expensive raspberry Pi at this point, and the whole Idea of this was to avoid having to set up stuff like that. I just wanted "plug and play"
I'm curious as to what Ship will think of his.
02 July 2018 - 01:44 PM
Before I post, I’m mostly a rom newbie. My skill go as far as the Ouya.