Retroarch is a piece of shit

Robert Baker
Robert Baker

I just wanted to play some old video games. Who's bright idea was it that you need a degree in rocket surgery to hook up a gamepad and be able to play them?

Oliver Thomas
Oliver Thomas

Grow a brain, moron. It's because of retards like you that we can't have nice things.

Lincoln Bennett
Lincoln Bennett

plug in gamepad
set keybinds
play your games

How is that hard

Connor Perry
Connor Perry

It's not so bad and there's a huge, permanent return on investment for figuring it out. Just dig in and you'll never have to worry about it again.

Brody Stewart
Brody Stewart

complains about not having nice things
posts nice thing
OwO and what is dis?

Asher Nguyen
Asher Nguyen

my only real problem with retroarch is the fact that it completely fucking refuses to recognize like half of my ROMs, and when trying to manually add them either applies incorrect tags or just plain doesn't do it at all. i'd love it otherwise but i'm too autistic about my folder setups to tolerate its bullshit

Julian Howard
Julian Howard

OP is always a fag. $20 says he's trying to emulate PS1 games and doesn't know what a BIOS file is.

Dominic Brooks
Dominic Brooks

Unikitty show, it will have lots of porn

Aiden Watson
Aiden Watson

Conect gamepad.
Set keybinds.
Start majoras mask.
No response although the gamepad works normally.

Also:
No working saves with PS1 games.

Hudson Reyes
Hudson Reyes

hook up a gamepad and be able to play them
You just described the entire two-step process required to play games.

Justin Thompson
Justin Thompson

No working saves with PS1 games.
Nah you're just a retard.

Elijah White
Elijah White

OP is a retard thread
Wew

Chase Gomez
Chase Gomez

Oh god is this going to be the new mlp?

Christian Turner
Christian Turner

Both of these.

Nathan Morales
Nathan Morales

The idea that poor user interfaces are, in themselves, proof of patrician genius is sadly prevalent in tech.

Josiah Barnes
Josiah Barnes

its more of a trait of a programmer with zero foresight or consciousness of the fact they are supposed to make a product/program/gimmick that more than 1 person can use.
I can do it, so that means everyone else can!

Jordan Kelly
Jordan Kelly

OP may be stupid, but I must confirm that sometimes things break in RetroArch. You wind up going to an older or different core or a different version of RetroArch altogether.

It's kinda like in Android when an app updates and suddenly stops working properly.

Brody Morales
Brody Morales

You wind up going to an older or different core or a different version of RetroArch altogether
That is 100% user error.

Hudson Moore
Hudson Moore

sometimes things break in RetroArch
this

Andrew Brooks
Andrew Brooks

Play the original emulator instead of a bad front end with the worst interface known to man.

Parker Sanders
Parker Sanders

Who's bright idea was it that you need a degree in rocket surgery to hook up a gamepad and be able to play them?
I thought this thread was going to be shitting on retroarch for being a glorified file manager, or being poorly coded or some shit.

But your gripe is that it's hard to use? You don't even need to set keybinds, you literally just plug in the controller and play how fucking retarded are you that you can't even figure out retroarch.

Jace Torres
Jace Torres

He can't figure out how to use Retro Arch

Ryder Myers
Ryder Myers

retroarch is great but it also fucking sucks and is cancer

can't properly play smash 64 because you cannot fucking change the control scheme, only define which buttons on your gamepad correspond to that control scheme. You also can't leave some controls blank, and you also can't define additional controls such as macros or simply two buttons on your gamepad doing the same function/button for convenience

William Baker
William Baker

You just don't know how to use it

Lucas Powell
Lucas Powell

Furfag.

Aiden Foster
Aiden Foster

You can't map two buttons to the same input
You just don't know how to use it

Tyler Harris
Tyler Harris

no you are fucking retarded I've already looked up how to change it online and the only solution are messing with core configuration and something else that only partially works (assigning two functions to the same button, not sure exactly what it was, had to do with c-stick modifier and jumping in smash) where you immediately had to let go of the button to attack while in the air

Ryan Baker
Ryan Baker

Thanks for your input.

John Ross
John Ross

also I've confused some terms a bit. To clarify I know that you can map two functions (from the emulator core control scheme) to the same retropad (which is the "virtual" retroarch gamepad used for all cores) button, but since the retropad itself only allows for specific buttons and isn't customizable, that means your actual gamepad may be left with unused buttons that you can't use, so on your actual gamepad you can't have two buttons pressing the same button on the retropad

Mason Brown
Mason Brown

Kill Linuxfags

David Watson
David Watson

No nigger. Retroarch is broken.
can't connect to some server
trawl through bullshit to manually track down missing files

James Gray
James Gray

kill people who value their freedom

Juan Price
Juan Price

but not their time so they're worthless.

Brody Perry
Brody Perry

trawl through bullshit to manually track down missing files
being too retarded to download the pack that include everything that isn't a core
being too retarded to download the core pack

Tyler Cooper
Tyler Cooper

Depends on the gamepad you're using, but yes, you can map multiple buttons to the same input.

Caleb Martinez
Caleb Martinez

nintendrone
has no brains
Like clockwork.

Jason Hill
Jason Hill

being too retarded to write a functioning program in the first place

Josiah Anderson
Josiah Anderson

Kill Windowsfags, Linuxfags, and everyone who doesn't worship at the altar of TempleOS.

Ethan Rivera
Ethan Rivera

:^)

Hunter Cruz
Hunter Cruz

It's been a long time but I remember not being able to bind both top and right face buttons, and left and right analog to the left and right c-buttons. It must have been updated since then if it's possible now.

Ethan Wright
Ethan Wright

Retroarch has UI which is on dwarf fortress tier, otherwise it works fine.

Brandon Jackson
Brandon Jackson

*left and botton for right analog to left and bottom c-buttons
fuck me

Jacob Bell
Jacob Bell

Retroarch is a fucking meme that only casual faggots need. Is it really that fucking hard to just use individual emulators that do the following perfectly:
accurately emulate the fucking game
don't need time spent re-binding controls because retroarch's auto binds are shit
doesn't require time spent fucking around with resolution settings
doesn't need you to tell it to scan folders for ROMs
It's just window dressing for faggots.

Colton Hall
Colton Hall

the problem is some emulator "cores" that are worth using are exclusive to this retroarch interface, so it can be considered a standalone emulator too when it's used for specific systems and games

Benjamin Jones
Benjamin Jones

You are so fucking stupid

Nicholas Carter
Nicholas Carter

You not being able to use it has nothing to do with it's level of funtionality, so in short you're a fucking retard.

Jace Jones
Jace Jones

accurately emulate the fucking game
Retroarch cores are as accurate as the software they are based on
don't need time spent re-binding
controls because retroarch's auto binds are shit
Oh no I have to rebind the controls?!
doesn't require time spent fucking around with resolution settings
Most cores have core specific resolution settings as preset for each one and changing the resolution takes like two seconds plus restarting the emulator
doesn't need you to tell it to scan folders for ROMs
Scanning is entirely optional, besides you don't seem to be aware of most of the capabilities of Retroarch nor the fact that it can be ported to nearly everything

Lincoln Anderson
Lincoln Anderson

program doesn't do what it should
somehow considered functional

Hunter Scott
Hunter Scott

That doesn't even make sense considering its free and cross platform. That comic implies that he can't get retroarch. Its possible to think something is shit without it being an envy thing. Are you actually retarded?

Aaron Collins
Aaron Collins

Just stick to Zsnes or PJ64 if you can't understand how to use a tool clearly aimed at power users.

Noah Kelly
Noah Kelly

all these implications
in a thread dedicated specifically to RA being too hard to use
I think you may have autism, friend.

Zachary Baker
Zachary Baker

The analogy works just fine, are you?

Jayden Cooper
Jayden Cooper

You actually wrote "power user" and "tool" unironically. Your autism is showing friend. Go jerk off to your config files.

Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson

program doesn't do what it should
Such as?
Retroarch is only there to load cores and play cores and it does it just fine for me.

If you're too much of a retard just stick with Bizhawk, it does the same thing as RA within the comfort of a WIMP GUI, which is perfectly fine for people such as you.

Oliver James
Oliver James

having trouble using a program made for mouthbreathing retards
you're special kind of brain damaged eh?

Jonathan Phillips
Jonathan Phillips

Read the god damned thread.

Jordan Morales
Jordan Morales

retroarch
powerusers
top kek

Jaxson Foster
Jaxson Foster

Oh noes, you called me autistic. How will I ever recover?

Parker Gonzalez
Parker Gonzalez

Not an argument.

Cooper Hill
Cooper Hill

All I'm seeing is retard who shouldn't even be trusted with a computer.

Theres plenty of very valid criticism you can level at RA and libretro in general, your incompetence and retardation isn't one of them.

Kevin Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell

are you the same guy who has been shitting up the emulation thread?

Dylan Brown
Dylan Brown

How is Retroarch not a power user tool? And no, I am not some other guy you ran across.

Bentley Harris
Bentley Harris

$100 says this is mednasperg.

Brandon Gutierrez
Brandon Gutierrez

By thinking you're superior by using a piece of shit.

Not an argument.

Great. When you actually reply to my post that pointed to my critique I'll be sure to read it. Instead you won't read the whole thread.

Elijah Ward
Elijah Ward

its made for bumbling retards as shown by its console tier UI

typical retrofag persecution complex. Nobody is going to donate to your kike master's patreon here.

Ryan Reyes
Ryan Reyes

Your own incompetence doesn't make it shit.

Blake Johnson
Blake Johnson

Theres plenty of very valid criticism you can level at RA
I'm kinda interested to hear them. The only single problem I had with it, is when after some fan patches game's checksum got broken and it didn't load it properly, so I had to fix the damn thing.
But it's like because I was running shit not meant to be run in the first place.
What legit problems does it have?

Brody Davis
Brody Davis

All the cores which aren't maintained by emulator creators themselves are outdated in one way or another.
The guy who has been collecting the patreon money does literally nothing on it. He doesn't even pay other developers who maintain various cores. He just sits on his ass and cashes the checks while berating and repulsing other contributors because of how autistic he is.

Samuel Bennett
Samuel Bennett

They won't reply with anything.

Connor Martinez
Connor Martinez

There is a patreon for this shit? Wew.

Cooper Russell
Cooper Russell

yeah instead of configuring it once to have it work forever I prefer those clunky unportable emulators that were updated last time over 10 years ago

David Carter
David Carter

Reply to my post and why it is wrong.

Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Ad hom is all he has m8. Don't expect anything of substance.

Lucas Russell
Lucas Russell

I mean, it's the shit user interface and that IS retroarch. I mean, I'm too tech illiterate to know the exact difference between these libretro cores and retroarch and how it easy it would be to run them without it, but I'm told it's just a graphical user interface for using emulators.
And I'd guess one expects of a user interface to be "user-friendly". Look no further than this recent update on how laughable this psp system menu imitation is. Trivial things like this should've been essential, but they just forgot to include that. Also the steamlined video/graphical options and presets for all cores. Again I don't know if those are ingrained in the libretro cores or if these limitations are purely in retroarch, but there's barely any customizability, it's all just presets. Also look at this dolphin screenshot to see how any somewhat decent emulator allows you to set multiple buttons on your controller to a button on the emulated controller. Retroarch can't do that. Ironically RA also has a dolphin core, using RA you wouldn't be able to customize your controls like that

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor

using RA you wouldn't be able to customize your controls like that
can't even map mouse inputs using RA.

Henry Cox
Henry Cox

And I'd guess one expects of a user interface to be "user-friendly"
No, not really. DOS is user interface too.

Landon Edwards
Landon Edwards

dos isn't user friendly
what are you smoking?

Brandon Clark
Brandon Clark

persecution complex
kike master
Ayy, I knew it was mednasperg. That posting style is as good as a fingerprint and RA discussion attracts you like a fly to shit.

Have you decided to sit down and play some videogames yet? It'd probably make you happier and calm you down a bit. I'm being completely honest right now.

Nicholas Nelson
Nicholas Nelson

what the fuck are you rambling about?
having your schizophrenic episode?

Jaxon Gray
Jaxon Gray

Great. When you actually reply to my post that pointed to my critique
So if I look at your posts in order
stupid problem coming from your lack of knowledge
generic jab at linux users
calling something not functional without any detail
reiterating that something isn't functional without any more detail
calling someone autistic because they tell you to stick to what you already know
"read the goddamn thread" instead of actual arguments because you seem incapable of formulating one
variant on read the goddamn thread for the same reason as above

So yeah user,, I already addressed your issue, stop being a retard and you won't have any problem, and if you for some reason can't there's always RA for retards (bizhawk) or standalones

Contrary to you I can make actual arguments.

Basically the main guy SP is all alone maintaining dozens of somewhat complex programs that are all made by different people so they tend to just get to be functional and never really updated past that, in some case it's not so bad (like bSNES where it's pretty much just the last sensible version with bugfixes backported) or get some work done on them, he does get some help now so the situation slightly improved until they got the brilliant idea to have a patreon goal to add more cores, any upstreamed core though runs pretty fucking great (all two of them for now, soon to be 3 with Redream, maybe 4 if hrydgard decide to not ditch SP after all the missed opportunity to make PPSSPP not a pain in the ass to port in RA)

There's also tons of effort that ends up being completely wasted for no good reason, they're at their 3rd fucking attempt at getting a new GUI up and running (ZARCH, minir and whatever the new one is), or good ideas that end up being wasted like the new vulkan renderer for N64 and PS1 that will never be finished because no one is better than the guy who made them to begin with.

SP in itself is one of the issue, guy literally cannot stop acting like an autistic retard and ends up burning bridges left and right, although he tends to behave recently since he's too busy dealing with the "loganmc10 being a bitch" fallout.

There's also tons of shit made to appease retards that should have never been integrated in the first place like the menubar and playlist, the first is just annoying and the later is literally just more annoying than setting up an external program

The documentation is way too fucking lacking for what you're dealing with in some advanced setups (especially when dealing with layered overrides + core and game specific config files), also SP likes to advertise RA as something more than an emulator player but he literally tells anyone trying to use RA to make an actual game to fuck off because the code is self documenting when in actuality unless you're a seasoned dev you're not gonna fucking understand any of thhis shit..

The guy who has been collecting the patreon money does literally nothing on it
SP/Twinaphex literalltyy spends his life coding for RA;, pic related

David Smith
David Smith

You do know that the UI is swappable don't ya?

Blake Murphy
Blake Murphy

still doesn't say why I am wrong
Holy shit man just shut up or say you don't know.

Ryder Evans
Ryder Evans

SP/Twinaphex literalltyy spends his life coding for RA;, pic related
number of commits=proper contribution
who are you trying to fool here?
Where is the PPSSPP core update? Desmume core update? Mednafen core update? Parallel update?
These aren't something new. He has been promising this shit for years now and made a big deal about updating PPSSPP months back which lead to fucking nothing. Instead we got a half baked Dolphin core which was outdated the day it was released.

Not on mobile devices or consoles where it manages to be even worse than it is on PC despite literally being a design lifted from consoles.

Leo Watson
Leo Watson

Holy shit man just shut up or say you don't know.
Well for one your first post answers your own question, if you can't get the program to run properly because you can't get the necessary files from some servers, it's the servers fault not the program.
As for it being non-functional, people wouldn't be using it on a daily basis if that was the case.

number of commits=proper contribution
who are you trying to fool here?
You don't get that number of commits by doing nothing, a good bit of it is buildfixing and tedious shit no one else wants to do and half of it might be refactoring and microoptimization of dubious usefulness though I'll give you that.

Where is the PPSSPP core update?
Next week™ In limbo, although this time hrydgard is involved directly and he seems willign to forget all the shit that has happened in the past and it's a patreon goal so if he doesn't hit it he can say goodbye to his patreonbux

Desmume core update
It's updatede, they're not backporting the HW renderer ever and nothing worthwhile has happened on the standalone version in years anyways, better let that fucking thing die and look forward to an actually good emulator in the near future when Drastic gets a windows port and maybe gets open soruced too.

Mednafen core update?
It is up to date, barring the texture cache fix for mednafen PSX

Parallel update?
TinyTiger/themaister called it quits because he can't handle endusers being endusers and you can't exactly replace a guy like this in an instant considering he helped wrote the fucking vulkan spec to begin with and that renderer uses an approach never used in any emulator before that (compute shader based software rendering), maybe mudlord will get off his fat autistic ass and do it but I wouldn't count on that.

Jack Hernandez
Jack Hernandez

and it's a patreon goal so if he doesn't hit it he can say goodbye to his patreonbux
Lol nope. Retrofags are some of the most rabidly defensive people out there. They would donate more patreonbux out of spite than actually force him to get his shit together.

It is up to date, barring the texture cache fix for mednafen PSX
It doesn't have fixes which were implemented in mednafen two years back

It's updatede, they're not backporting the HW renderer ever and nothing worthwhile has happened on the standalone version in years anyways
Its not. The compatibility is way worse, so is the performance. Considering how SP wasted his time porting reicast which went fucking nowhere and the entire web usage infrastructure, the problem isn't the lack of time.

Luke Gonzalez
Luke Gonzalez

Lol nope.
Dunno the PS4+HDTV / bounty system did put a dent in his patreonbux, but yeah I also forget he's got the retropie thing on lockdown so that's not going anywhere.

It doesn't have fixes which were implemented in mednafen two years back
Main one being the texture cache which people don't seem to care about considering the bounty on it hasn't been claimed still after 3 month

Its not. The compatibility is way worse, so is the performance
It's desmume in interpreter + software renderer mode only so yeah performance is gonna be worse than with dynarec+OGL, as for compatibility I didn't have any problem (maybe you have a concrete example?) but I also don't use it that much since I have an android emulator and Drastic for DS in general (and yeah that runs better than Desmume both RA and standalone)

Considering how SP wasted his time porting reicast
Well at the time nobody thought the guy behind reicast would pull a fast one on everyone and ask for 100k to continue working on it, still as bad as the reicast port is it's actually far better than standalone.

the problem isn't the lack of time.
Well the guy spends 8hr sleeping, 8hr shitposting in IRC and 8hr doing menial coding tasks so yeah he could allow more time to coding but I doubt his mental health could take it.

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