How Good Is Emulation On The Gp2x?


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Someone told me once that people overstate how good emulation on the GP2X is. Is it true that the GP2X is very good at emulation? Or, are people overstating it?

Also, do the following emulate well?:

Neo Geo:
King of Fighters 96-2003
Any/All Metal Slug Games
(Most fighting games)
Shock Troopers

SNES:
Earthbound
Super Mario RPG: LSS
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Legend of Zelda
Seiken Densetsu 3
Secret of Mana
Kirby Superstar
(Most all Final Fantasy Games)

Genesis:
Rocket Knight Adventures
Phantasy Star games
All sonic games

GBA:
Mother 3

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A list of compatibility:

SNES: http://wiki.gp2x.org/wiki/PocketSNES and http://wiki.gp2x.org/wiki/SquidgeSNES
Genesis: http://wiki.gp2x.org/wiki/Picodrive
NeoGeo: http://wiki.gp2x.org/wiki/Gngeo2x

Games in your list: NeoGeo and Genesis work nearly perfect. Most games in SNES run Ok, as Zelda, Super Marios or Chrono Trigger. Some of them run without sound, as Secret of Mana, and some of them do not run at all, as Mario RPG or Kirby Superstar. Finally, you can nicely play only half of the games of the GBA, and I have not tested Mother 3.
 

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I am currently playing through Final Fantasy III (6j) with DrPocketSNES, it runs very well with transparency and sound at 260Mhz.

It is a bit choppy at times (esp scenes with a lot of transparency, eg the rain in Zozo) but always very playable. Turning off transparency makes it run significantly smoother, but let's face it you really need transparency for combat effects.

I normally run the sound at 16k, but have cranked it up to 44k on occasion for some of the cooler music (like the Magitek factory) and it still runs fine... maybe a 10% speed drop.

Actually the biggest problem I'm having with FF3 is not the emulation but the GP2X's joystick... it registers diagonals far too easily, making some of Sabin's blitzes pretty hit and miss... AuraBolt isn't too bad but things like Pummel are damn near impossible.

If you're a Sonic fan you're in for a treat, Genesis emu is essentially perfect, everything runs flawlessly at full speed.
 

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Morwynd said:
I am currently playing through Final Fantasy III (6j) with DrPocketSNES, it runs very well with transparency and sound at 260Mhz.

It is a bit choppy at times (esp scenes with a lot of transparency, eg the rain in Zozo) but always very playable. Turning off transparency makes it run significantly smoother, but let's face it you really need transparency for combat effects.

I normally run the sound at 16k, but have cranked it up to 44k on occasion for some of the cooler music (like the Magitek factory) and it still runs fine... maybe a 10% speed drop.

Actually the biggest problem I'm having with FF3 is not the emulation but the GP2X's joystick... it registers diagonals far too easily, making some of Sabin's blitzes pretty hit and miss... AuraBolt isn't too bad but things like Pummel are damn near impossible.

If you're a Sonic fan you're in for a treat, Genesis emu is essentially perfect, everything runs flawlessly at full speed.
You're using an MK1 right? The diagonal bias was fixed in the MK2, so I shouldn't have that problem with the joystick.
 
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I tried Mother 3 on gpSP(250 Mhz) for about the first ten minutes(including a battle) and it runs fine. Not so sure if boss battles/other events that happen later in the game work though.
 
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