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    Default XBMC Prepares Support For Running Emulated Games

    Phoronix: XBMC Prepares Support For Running Emulated Games

    Work is being prepared to merge support into the XBMC multimedia software so that support for various emulated/retro gaming platforms can be played and presented directly within the XBMC software...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ3MTI

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    to bad we can't buy the rom's any more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxGamer View Post
    to bad we can't buy the rom's any more...
    Just download them from the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    Just download them from the internet.
    (Looks Around) hmm

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    The greatest stuff to do would be to get XMBC running on Steam OS and provide an easy to deploy package with both Steam and XMBC playing nicely along.

    It's the perfect 3rd party app for the SteamBox.


    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxGamer View Post
    to bad we can't buy the rom's any more...
    Actually, you can still buy a few roms regally.
    SEGA is notoriously open to licensing and quite a few of the emulators-in-a-stick and co have acutally licensed roms running, in addition to the "ROMS and emulator packaged together" that SEGA occasionnally sells.

    ...hum....

    Valve could actually try license a few old roms and provide them through steam.
    Like Virtual Console and Co, but perhaps with more freedom to the end users where he wants to run them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    Just download them from the internet.
    Or just buy the adapter that allows you to rip roms from your existing games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukenukemx View Post
    Or just buy the adapter that allows you to rip roms from your existing games?
    Or just download the roms and if anyone asks say you used the adapter that your canadian friend owns? And that you have all the games but they're stored in your grandma's house at the moment...

    Seriously I don't see the big deal. If the original authors are no longer selling the games, the only way to get them is to buy them second-hand (as long as those are available, with bitrot making the original cartridges more rare every year) and either case the authors aren't getting any money. So people should be free to download them. Seriously, games should have a shorter period of time before they move to public domain, otherwise we risk losing a lot of content that are a part of our cultural history.
    Last edited by dee.; 09-27-2013 at 07:25 PM.

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    It should probably be mentioned for clarity that this pull request is not including any sort of GameCube/Wii emulation, even though the article makes it sound like this. It's merely support for the libretro API on the platforms mentioned (such that you could e.g. run a SNES emu on your Wii through the libretro API).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoBrain View Post
    It should probably be mentioned for clarity that this pull request is not including any sort of GameCube/Wii emulation, even though the article makes it sound like this. It's merely support for the libretro API on the platforms mentioned (such that you could e.g. run a SNES emu on your Wii through the libretro API).
    What good emulator support libretro for now ? Does snes9x, pj64, kega fusion support it ?

    I'm tired of using gameex, this software is shitty.
    Also something for gamepad management would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doom_Oo7 View Post
    What good emulator support libretro for now ? Does snes9x, pj64, kega fusion support it ?

    I'm tired of using gameex, this software is shitty.
    Also something for gamepad management would be great.
    https://github.com/libretro/libretro...upported-cores

    Fwiw, given that these guys haven't made any steps towards us Dolphin devs (AFAIK) I guess they're doing this sort of porting alone and/or are hoping that emu devs will do the work of porting to the new API on their own. So basically, I'd not expect all kinds of different emulator projects to be supported all of a sudden in the near future.
    Last edited by NeoBrain; 09-28-2013 at 05:59 AM.

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