I have a brand new GameShell - it’s all assembled and it boots and everything seems to work fine so far. I have some emulation questions, however.
There are four emulators listed under “Retro Games” - MAME, mGBA, Nestopia, and Pcsx. Then there’s RetroArch.
Are the emulators under “Retro Games” stand-alone emulators or links to RetroArch cores? I presume they’re standalone, as when I launch RetroArch, I get a “no cores” message.
Is there a benefit to using the standalone emulators versus RetroArch or vice versa?
How up-to-date is the info in the RetroArch Megathread? It seems to have originated some time ago and it seems that the author of that thread has recently ‘retired’ from the forums.
I’m fairly familiar with MAME, but have never used the other emulators or RetroArch. In MAME, it’s critical that you use the proper roms versions appropriate for the version of MAME you’re running. Is this true of the other emulators that come on the GameShell, and if so, is there a listing of the emulator versions and associated rom versions somewhere?