I’m currently playing through GBA Advance Wars, which I’ve somehow never played before. It’s absolutely perfect for a half-hour pickup.

So, what are you playing? Let me see those Miyoos!

  • @sicjoke
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    211 months ago

    Thanks to your post I am already fairly deep down the rabbit hole.

    I am not a stranger to emulation. I am old enough to remember 8-bit gaming and loading from cassette so have already shared many of my childhood favourites with my kids using emulation on a raspberry pi. I have a drive full of ROMs.

    However, I had no idea that these little devices existed.

    Any recommendations in terms of choosing and buying the hardware? I am in the UK if that makes a difference.

    (My wife is going to hate this)

    • DaveOP
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      111 months ago

      If you’re looking for a device with this form factor, the best bets are either:

      • Miyoo Mini Plus
      • Ambernic RG35XX

      The differences are:

      • MM Plus has wifi, single SD card slot
      • Ambernic has no wifi, double SD card slot (one for system, one for games), HDMI output

      Otherwise, they’re pretty similar in terms of specs and capabilities. Both will do up to PS1 well.

      In both cases, you should probably think about replacing the OOTB SD card (which tend to be pretty cheap and prone to failure). And while you’re at it, install the relevant custom OS (OnionOS for MM, GarlicOS for Ambernic). The custom OS adds some nice functionality that the stock OS doesn’t have.

      I bought mine from droix.co.uk, which worked out a bit more expensive, but delivered faster. Alternatively, look for Miyoo’s official store on AliExpress, or Ambernic’s website.

      Hope that helps!

      • @sicjoke
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        311 months ago

        It helps immensely, thank you.

        I feel new purchase coming.

        • kratoz29
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          111 months ago

          I feel new first purchase coming.

          FTFY!