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Hand held retro gaming emulation!

Discussion in 'Video Games Discussion' started by Dsnuts, May 9, 2019.
  1. Dsnuts Contributor
    As a collector/ fan of retro gaming. I have discovered some new devices that have caught my fancy. Playing emulators on my LG Android phone has been ok but now I am seeing dedicated handhelds pop up on Aliexpress with the sole idea of having your gaming on the go. This thread I want to start is for the game hobbyist that like them some gadgetry. Some Geekery,

    To be honest kinda cool devises you can sneak a game of mario during lunch and a lot more. This thread is for retro emulation.



    LDK handheld

    RS-97 AKA Retogame.

    GPD XD plus
  2. Dsnuts Contributor
    I currently own all 4 of these devices and if I was to rate them in order I would say
    GPD XD plus, LDK, bitboy and RS-97. Though all of them do the one thing that is the reason for this thread. They all can emulate your favorite retro consoles. I figure there has to be some entusiasts here that like to sneak in a quick game of Resident Evil 2 on the go on their bitboy. Lol. I will post some links to the newest updated firmwares for the devices and will most definitely encourage trying out one of these devices for the love of all things Retro gaming.

    Showed a coworker my LDK running wipeout XL for Playstation one emulation and he just about freaked. Very geeky but very cool!.
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
  3. Dsnuts Contributor
    This video shows what the LDK can do.

  4. DannyBai
    Haha, nice thread. You know I’m into this geekery since you got me into it.
  5. Dsnuts Contributor
    So I just got the newest bittboy V3 today. Got 2 LDKs and 2 bittboys. I am loading custom firmware onto my newest bittboy V3. All the newest bittboys are all gonna be V3. Improved from V2 is that it now has a tempered glass. They fixed a minor issue with ghosting in version V2 otherwise pretty much the same thing.

    Bitboys costing $35. Bang for buck but no shoulder buttons. Does affect some games. Some aren't playable due to this device not having any shoulder buttons. But it is pretty cool playing Road Rash 3D on a tiny screen.
  6. Pewterlocks
    P_20190510_161724_p.jpg I got the GPD Xd red the 64 gig version
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
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  7. Dsnuts Contributor
    I wish they made the XD plus with 64 gig. You end up rooting your GPD ?
  8. Pewterlocks
    It is rooted and fully loaded, plus I have a 64 gig sd card for storage.
    I love this device. It plays psp games GameCube games and everything else.
    I am trying to run a Vita emulator to see if I can get it to run
  9. Dsnuts Contributor
    Haven't tried rooting mine but I am happy with the PSP and PS one emulation and everything under that. Got a few Saturn and Dreamcast games running. I read the GPD runs much better when rooted. Rooting looks a bit complicated. Don't want to brick my machine. Definitely happy with what it can do.

    GC emulation I can run a few 2D games but 3D stuff is not good. Got a DOOM.WAD launcher I recently loaded on it and plays the old DOOM games amazing. Might try to install DOOM 3 launcher and try that.
  10. Pewterlocks
    I can't remember how I rooted it , but it was a one step thing. If I do remember how to I will pm you.
    I would love to run the Saturn and steadfast stuff. What emulators do you use and how is saving done?
  11. Dsnuts Contributor
    It is strange as most games I tried using Yaba Sanshiro run sketchy but runs Panzer Dragoon Zwei pretty good. Haven't tried saving anything but I read save states work as well as in game. It is playable actually. I saw a youtube vid of some guy saying his rooted GPD runs Saturn emulation much better.

    I am running the paid version of the .EMU emulators on my GPD. Have a 128 gig external card completely maxed out with games. Thinking about migrating the roms onto a 256 for more actually.

    PPSSPP gold has been running really well on my GPD. Most of my PSP games runs great using that.
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
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  13. Dsnuts Contributor
    Newest bittboy out very soon
  14. DannyBai
    Got the GPD recently and it’s the coolest gadget ever. Thanks to dsnuts for getting me into the hobby and hooking me up on how to use it.
  15. Cyanotic
    I made myself a DMG Game Boy Zero. It's not the easiest thing to carry around. I'm hoping that with the next version of the PocketGo (or an update) they fix issues with running SNES games. That thing would be great to carry around.

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