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SubjectOpenEmu for OSX new Reply to this message
Posted byMegaHurtz
Posted on01/28/14 09:05 AM



OpenEmu is a new, sweet looking multi console emulator for macs. Organizes roms by system in an iTunes style and automatically downloads cover art for every game. Well, at least the (U)(!) goodroms. Hacks and trainers (or bad dumps) don't automatically do that. I think it matches by rom checksum rather than filename. It also has a selection of filters to apply. My favorite is the NTSC one which captures the scan lines, color bleed, and shimmering of an old 80s tv perfectly.

I really like it so far. The only thing I still want added to it is support for either a cheat database or the ability to save cheats you manually enter.

http://openemu.org


SubjectTwo strikes against it already and I haven't even tried it new Reply to this message
Posted bysphincter
Posted on01/29/14 09:59 AM



> Organizes roms by system in an iTunes style

That's strike one. I really, Really, REALLY hate iTunes; the last thing I want is Cover Flow or almost any of its other UI/UX concepts for browsing ROMs. Unfortunately, being an OS X user, no shortage of people seem to feel compelled to duplicate this interface in their own projects, so I'm stuck with it in damn near everything that has to present a list of items and have a way to manoeuvre through them.

Strike two: the faggy website design designed to appeal to hipster douchebags that looks like a late-'90s magazine layout, but with something that print articles can't do added in: images that slide around the page as you scroll. Even Google's getting in on that shit these days, and it really pisses me off: being able to find relevant information quickly is damn near impossible when you have to wade through a bunch of cutesy graphics of NES controllers, etc. that are moving around the screen. But, hey, it's *so retro*!

Not gonna touch it. Sticking with QMC2, MESS, and a couple of others.


SubjectRe: Two strikes against it already and I haven't even tried it Reply to this message
Posted byMegaHurtz
Posted on02/01/14 01:34 AM



Well, you don't have to use the cover flow view. List and grid views are also available. I've been enjoying how it automatically adds those covers, but then again I also would take screen shots of title screens in mame for all the games I played.

I dislike the website too, but more for content issues. I really wish they had a forum set up to talk about it, but they prefer to handle all bugs through github and discussion via IRC. To their credit though, I was able to get a dev to build a new version for me very quickly when I discovered that 6-button controllers didn't function in their 32X emulator.

> > Organizes roms by system in an iTunes style
>
> That's strike one. I really, Really, REALLY hate iTunes; the last thing I want
> is Cover Flow or almost any of its other UI/UX concepts for browsing ROMs.
> Unfortunately, being an OS X user, no shortage of people seem to feel compelled
> to duplicate this interface in their own projects, so I'm stuck with it in damn
> near everything that has to present a list of items and have a way to manoeuvre
> through them.
>
> Strike two: the faggy website design designed to appeal to hipster douchebags
> that looks like a late-'90s magazine layout, but with something that print
> articles can't do added in: images that slide around the page as you scroll.
> Even Google's getting in on that shit these days, and it really pisses me off:
> being able to find relevant information quickly is damn near impossible when you
> have to wade through a bunch of cutesy graphics of NES controllers, etc. that
> are moving around the screen. But, hey, it's *so retro*!
>
> Not gonna touch it. Sticking with QMC2, MESS, and a couple of others.
>




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