Couple Questions

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Couple Questions

Post by dboSS » Tue May 10, 2016 8:44 pm

Hello everyone,
I gladly to join your community :)

I have a few questions to add about the GBZ project:
1. Can the emulator run smoothly PS1 game on raspberry pi zero ? (Like fire emblem, super robot wars etc...)
2. If 1. is yes, why don't anyone add L2, R2 buttons to the gameboy?
3. Since the raspberry pi zero is so hard to find, do anyone thinking of sink down the raspberry pi 3 to use it as an alternative?

Thank you.

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Re: Couple Questions

Post by jlane52641 » Tue May 10, 2016 8:57 pm

1. Maybe, but probably not well.
1. see 1
3. http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=55 this is chiz's project - super informative

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Re: Couple Questions

Post by dboSS » Tue May 10, 2016 9:12 pm

:D THanks.

Wonder if anyone can do an actual perfomance test on those games :)

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Re: Couple Questions

Post by Retrohead95 » Tue May 10, 2016 10:20 pm

dboSS wrote::D THanks.

Wonder if anyone can do an actual performance test on those games :)
I have a PI 3 and ran 007 goldeneye on it using default settings and resolution and it actually had very little lag. I'm sure if I tweaked the resolution it would run great. I'm guessing that n64 games are more resource intensive than ps1 games so if it ran the n64 games then it should have no problem with the ps1 roms. This video also shows someone running ps1 games on the pi3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaTU4EHNMR0.

It's also worth noting that the pi3 fits in the cartridge section w/o trimming the sides, you will need to remove some of the ports and might end up losing the cartridge slot though. If you want ps1 and n64 games then avoid the pi zero, if not get the zero since it will save alot of space.

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Re: Couple Questions

Post by dboSS » Tue May 10, 2016 10:39 pm

That would be great if I can save the card reader feature, but I can live without it since the pi zero is so hard to find right now.

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Re: Couple Questions

Post by Robvp » Fri May 13, 2016 4:31 pm

Rumour has it that the pi zero will go back in stock on monday.

The pi 3 is not recomended for a mobile project due to extreme heat in enclosed spaces and very high power consumption, you'd be better off with a pi 2 or zero.

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Re: Couple Questions

Post by crispy_tofu » Fri May 13, 2016 4:40 pm

Robvp wrote:Rumour has it that the pi zero will go back in stock on monday.

The pi 3 is not recomended for a mobile project due to extreme heat in enclosed spaces and very high power consumption, you'd be better off with a pi 2 or zero.
+1, the Pi 3 really isn't made for this application... :(

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