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I'm making an emulator console. What distro should I use?

So i'm running this entire small console off a raspberry pi and I need some help deciding which distro I should use for the most ease of access with a controller/ mouse and keyboard. Thats mouse and keyboard to navigate to game and then controller to play game. I was thinking of just running with ubuntu but I know this is going to be shown to a lot of native windoze users and some mac users as well. So many distros, send help.

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3 hours ago, Terryv said:

Hands down the best choice here.

Buuut. can I run multiple emulators off that same pi. as in there aree more than one emulators I can run off the pi or will they work "out of the box" because of retro pi

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8 hours ago, TheNewbiestONewbs said:

Buuut. can I run multiple emulators off that same pi. as in there aree more than one emulators I can run off the pi or will they work "out of the box" because of retro pi

Retropi has a dozen or so built in, what do you want to run?

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18 hours ago, Terryv said:

Retropi has a dozen or so built in, what do you want to run?

dolphin, pcsx, pcsx2, original xbox emulator, nes, snes, dreamcast, and gba.

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The pi doesn't have the power for dolphin, pcsx1 or 2 dreamcast and xbox

 

It sometimes struggles with N64 depending on the game. Keep it to older consoles and it will work great (NES, snes, GBA, Genesis, etc)

 

Here's the list of built in emulators: https://retropie.org.uk/about/systems/

 

Please note that it has some emulators that the current versions of the pi can't handle. 

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GTX 1050

16GB DDR3

Samsung evo SSD

a few HDD's

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11 hours ago, Terryv said:

The pi doesn't have the power for dolphin, pcsx1 or 2 dreamcast and xbox

You are wrong about pcsx1 :) it works pretty well on Rpi3

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3 hours ago, mate_mate91 said:

You are wrong about pcsx1 :) it works pretty well on Rpi3

That's good I guess, it was a disaster on my pi3 when I tried it

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16GB DDR3

Samsung evo SSD

a few HDD's

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