Crackling sound issues


#1

I am currently on 1.23. No matter the settings in Retroarch, the sound emulation seems to be far from perfect. I get a lot of crackling sounds and lag issues. I tried to lower the audio latency in the settings to 96 like someone already suggested, but it didn’t change much. I get issues especially on MAME 2003 plus. Also MGBA has issues with many games, and snes9x. Any suggestions?

Game tested:

  • Galaga '88 (MAME 2003 plus)
  • F-Zero Maximum Velocity (MGBA)
  • F-Zero (snes9x)

#2

Setting the latency to 128 fixed that issue for me, also it didnt work very well with the retroarch the shell shipped with I recommend following this guide RetroArch Megathread to get an updated version, there are also some better cores that are more optimized for the gameshell


#3

I tried 128 too, it doesn’t solve the problem. I think you are right, I need to change the cores that I use. It would be nice to have a guide with the best cores for each system.


#4

For example, I just tried to replace NESTOPIA with QuickNES and it works better, with much more compatibility and no sound issues.


#5

Someone is working on a write up how to get everything working correctly, but it will be a little bit


#6

im having the same issue w/ the MAME 2003 core as well. How do you change the core so that these roms can run on FBA instead?


#7

You have to delete the 2003 core and add another core: there is a tutorial that you can follow in this forum, is very helpful. Right now I am using mame2000 for classic arcade and works OK, I still have not tried the FBA cores.