Potatoe Laptop Emulation Help


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I'm needing help building my emulator database.

Here are my laptop specs:

Device name - Sony VAIO VPCEB15FM
Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M330 @ 2.13GHz 2.13 GHz
Installed RAM - 8.00 GB (7.67 GB usable)
System type - 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
OS - Windows 10 Home

So far I have everything from NES to PS1:

NES - fceux

SNES - snes9x

Genesis - Fusion

PS1 - ePSXeCutor

N64 - Project64

These all work great that I know of from testing some games except ePSXeCutor because I just installed it and have no games to test it or set up the plugins and controller configurations.

I also have PCSX2 but the games skip or don't work at all, I don't know if that is because I'm using a potatoe laptop or I just don't have things set up correctly. Same thing with CXBX for orginal Xbox games, and I have Dolphin for Gamcube but I don't have games nor have I set any plugins or configurations to it.

I doubt I'm able to use PS3 or Xbox 360 emulators with my potatoe laptop, but if it's possible please let me know how and the cons I will expierence doing so.

Currently I'm attempting ReDream for Dreamcast games, but it won't open to install to my laptop. Just flashes the window outline for a millisecond then back to desktop.

My goal here is to use the best free emulators that I can using my potatoe laptop, use the best settings I can using my potatoe laptop with the best free emulators, and successfully play as many games as possible without playability issues.

Which emulators do you guys recommend for my potatoe laptop ? What sites have reliable ROMS and ISO files, and how do I know which ones to avoid ?


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I forgot to mention I also have RetroArch, but it does'nt seem to play games as good the separate emulators I have outside of it.


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@Inkognegro918 What GPU that laptop have because 3d games depend more on graphic card.

For search games here asking about that is against rules.

About retroarch i was sceptic earlier but retroarch is best software so far it runs even on android tv.

You need spend some time on that and master it.

All emulators called "cores" can be updated as you wish.

And much more features to test.

Thats all for now.


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@Inkognegro918 https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-410M.43891.0.html

Full specification above.

Its not great but on low resulutions should work well.
Well, I'm still not sure if I even have a GPU...I bought this laptop on ebay as a built for gaming laptop...

I just looked up the computer and it says it came with the NVIDIA GPU, but when I try to look that up in my display settings, only the Intel i3 processor which I'm understanding is the CPU not the GPU.

I tried looking for some kind of GPU information PC program I can download that will tell me what GPU I have ?


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Half Life 2 (and E1 and E2) is still one of the best games of all time and runs fine on integrated graphics. Same with Portal 1 & 2, TF2, and probably L4D 1 and 2. CS: Source runs well and CS:GO should be playable.

Older Total War games like Medieval 2 and Empire. Civ V should be fine and you might be able to run Civ VI. Old C&C games work fine (namely RA2), but you gotta do annoying Lutris/Wine things.

Platformers/Puzzle games are also easy to run. Limbo, Braid, Fez, etc.

Inscryption probably runs well and even if it doesn't, it's not the type of game that needs high framerates to look good.