How to switch NES Emulators

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  • #95623

    zrontron
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    I’m getting some poor performance on the new 3.0b2 (Rpi1) image with NES roms that I wasn’t having with previous images.

    I’m trying to switch to a different emulator, but don’t quite see where to do that. I’m in the es_systems.cfg file, but not sure of what command I need to edit.

    Any help?

    Thanks!

    #95625

    Floob
    Member

    The default is FCEUmm
    http://wiki.libretro.com/index.php?title=FCEUmm

    You can change this when you start up a game, press x or m, this will bring you to a menu screen that lets you change the emulator.

    The other choice there is nestopia
    http://wiki.libretro.com/index.php?title=Nestopia
    https://github.com/libretro/nestopia

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    #95632

    zrontron
    Participant

    Awesome, I’ll try that now. Thanks!

    #95640

    zrontron
    Participant

    Worked perfectly, thanks! The issue I had was with the Punch-Out! rom. Switched it to NESTopia and all is good now.

    Thanks!

    #95667

    kitchuk
    Participant

    Floob, I noticed in another thread that you mentioned that you preferred Nestopia. Any reason for this? More accurate, faster?

    #95674

    Floob
    Member

    Nope, just personal taste. I havent really thoroughly tested them both, but I havent had any issues with Nestopia.

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    #95724

    cacophony555
    Participant

    I’ve found Nestopia to be noticeably better. One example is the smoothness of the screen scrolling in Ghosts and Goblins.

    #95726

    kitchuk
    Participant

    I’ve found Nestopia to be noticeably better. One example is the smoothness of the screen scrolling in Ghosts and Goblins.

    Thanks for your opinion. I’ve heard elsewhere that the Nestopia core is more accurate and the better of the Nes cores. I’ll be using that one.

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