Over the years, I’ve always found that the best way to ensure I can can play all of my favorite arcade classics is by using a full arcade romset. The only problem is that these romsets contain thousands of games, and at least half of them are not worth trying — they’re full of hacks, duplicates, trivia games, mahjong games, and more.
This guide will show you how to reduce arcade romset file sizes significantly with the help of LaunchBox — in this case, from 34GB down to 8GB! This method will work with any full non-merged romset, and works beautifully with your favorite arcade emulator and handheld devices like the RG350, RG351P, and Retroid Pocket 2.
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Last updated: 31OCT2020 (see Changelog for details)
With its upgraded RK3326 (1.3GHz) CPU, the RG351P can play arcade games at more accurate speeds than Anbernic’s previous handheld system, the RG350 series. But setting up arcade games is rather complicated, so I’d like to walk you through the process.
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Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know that a BETA version of XMAME 2.0 has been released for the RG350 devices (and other OpenDingux systems as well). This version supports three MAME engines, including XMAME v69, XMAME v84, and MAME4ALL2. It also supports installing the file system on your external SD card, which is an added bonus.
Read more about the BETA and download it yourself in my Arcade Games Installation Guide.
Last updated 09DEC2020 (see Changelog for details)
One of the most fundamental aspects of owning an RG350 (or any emulation device, really) is to learn how to load your game files onto it. In this guide I will walk you through how to install all the three arcade emulators available on the RG350, as well as Neo Geo games.
My comprehensive RG350 install guides:
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Last updated 30AUG2020
I’m still a day or two away from completing my RG350 arcade guide (a companion to the RG350 home console/handheld guide I published a couple days ago), but I’ve recently made a breakthrough when it comes to the XMAME app, and I wanted to share those results with you. In short, this quick guide will show you how to trick XMAME into looking at your external SD card for ROM files, instead of its default location on the internal SD card. Special thanks to user retro_doggy_earthcore on the DroidBox Forums for the tip.
(Edit: my RG350 arcade guide is now live, check it out!)
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