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hojo

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  1. I vote go with attract mode. It is very simple to setup and use.
  2. What Frontend Do YOU Use?

    Attract-mode. It looked very nice and also looked easy to setup
  3. Best emulator for each system?

    Almost everything from psx down. retroarch has cores for psx, n64, nes, snes, arcade (mame), saturn, sega genesis, master system, etc. Go to the official page and it will list all the cores available.
  4. so I found out the problem with retroFE and rocket launcher. retroFE updated the layout of the executable which messed with the linking of retroFE to rocket launcher. Now I'm busy setting up rocket launcher to run the games and emulators. One thing I noticed is that the setup for media is different between rocket launcher and retroFE. As it is simplier for me right now, I am setting up all the media in regards to the RetroFE layout. Is this a good direction or should I start setting up the media for rocket launcher instead.
  5. What program is used for making themes for retrofe or even hyperspin? I noticed that many of the themes for retroFE that I have been finding tend to be very simplistic or lack information I want to display. An example the publisher and developer of games are often different and I would like have the info available in picture form. (example, Donkey kong country was developed by Rare but published by nintendo).
  6. Best emulator for each system?

    http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Main_Page Website has information on all ones emulation needs. Just point noobs to it. Most emulators for older systems are all high compatibility so it is pretty much pick your poison there. I personally use Mesen for nes, snes9x for snes, and mupen64plus for n64
  7. With emulators nowadays there really isn't a reason to not zip the files. Most emulators can read straight from the zipped file with 0 delay and some emulators will actively unzip the game your currently playing to ensure no delay. While harddrive space is getting bigger and bigger, just seems like a waste not to zip. Actually as 7zip has become very popular recently, might be worth converting the zipped files to 7zip. Compression is much much better. Just need to find a good program which can convert the zip to a 7z
  8. Emulators

    Here is a [wiki](http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Main_Page) dedicated to emulators, outlining the differences, strengths and weaknesses of each. Sadly you will have to decide which is best for you or what you want.
  9. Rom hack packs

    Just starting so I still haven't gotten the format down right yet. This is the beginning of creating artwork for a bunch of romhacks found on romhacking.net. So far this update includes a movie, title screen, logo, and box cover, cart cover and story. Add more soon. LoZ MCE.rar - http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1295/ Metroid mOTHER.rar - http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1988/ Metroid Rogue Dawn (hack).rar - http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3280/ Tetris Zero (hack).rar - http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1013/
  10. Do you know of any good guides to link Rocket launcher to RetroFE? I have a feeling that setup would go much smoother if I can use rocket launcher to coordinate the emulators and artwork.
  11. This project was actually a labor of love on my end. I would really like to make my own personal emulation box with all the systems organized. I like to go through romhacking.net to look for translation and hacks to see if I can update an existing game, fix known bugs, or translate a game. I actually created many different box covers, screenshots, and icons for the hacked games. Once I saw that movies are a thing, I plan to make some as well for these games. But first, I need to get something set up. I will check out retroFE.nl and try and set it up. I noticed that they actually have a rather detailed user manual. Hopefully it will help. Thanks for the info.
  12. After recently discovering how front-ends can streamline and connect the different emulators together into one program; I started trying to set one up to use on my computer. But every step of the way has been a road block after road block. Some front-ends I started setting up become useless once I read further to find out it hasn't been updated in years. Other front-ends have hidden paywalls which make front-ends useless when trying to fully customize. Of the open-source front-ends, the setup instructions are laughably bad and no guides exist on how to properly set it up. When I finally found an already existing setup, it ends up behind a pay wall. To compound this further. I have read guides stating that rocket launcher should be used for loading games yet many many of the front-ends refuse to even acknowledge it's existence. Try typing in RetroFE and Rocketlauncher setup. You will get 2 forums at most and they are just questions about errors. And the Rocketlauncher wiki explains nothing on how to sync the two together. I have had to resort to looking through old guides to try and setup retroFE with rocketlauncher but in the end nothing worked. And to add further frustration, I recently found out that RetroFE was no longer being updated on the website so it became a waste of time. At this rate, I will either have to pay 100USD just to get something setup or forget about the existence of front-ends. Why is the bar set so high? what happened to an easy entry point for new users? It is like being thrown into the deep end when trying to set up a front end and any form of help or aid is behind a paywall.
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