I am a heavy emulator user and I really like TU’s libretro content. I have played TU for 100 hours and almost 80% of it was spent on libretro devices.
So I have listed my personal suggestions for reference only. If it can be achieved one day in the future, that would be great! Of course, TU’s support for libretro has already made me very satisfied. I really appreciate TU team’s hard work. I think TU is the best investment I have made on steam, surpassing GMod.
I. Missing cores
I don’t know how to add and test new libretro cores. Do I just need to put the new libretro.dll into Tower Unite\Tower\Libretro\Cores? I don’t even know if I should use RetroArch’s x86 core or x86_64 core.
So the following cores, I have not seen whether the official has tested them, but based on my experience in EmuVR, they are likely to be able to run.
2 atari lynx mednafen_lynx_libretro.dll
Since the mednafen emulator’s ngp/vb/sgx can all run well, can we try these a few more times?
neogeo is well supported in FBNeo and MAME, maybe this neocd will work too
5.ffmpeg GitHub - libretro/FFmpeg: mirror of git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git
TU does not support local audio playback, which makes players like me who like to customize background music in games feel down. The ffmpeg core is very interesting. With this core, we can turn any libretro device into a local audio and video player. Although it is no longer in RetroArch’s autobuild list, it should still be able to compile a standalone core.
II. Missing models
1.gba handheld model
I know that the PSP model can be used to run GBA and other widescreen handheld games, but even NDS and 3DS have different models. Can TU official give us a 320*240 resolution horizontal handheld model specifically for handhelds? Please!
Nintendo officially classified vb as a handheld category. So strictly speaking, vb should appear in TU as a helmet-style handheld form.It’s so special, maybe it’s worth treating differently. And the vb emulator naturally supports left and right split screen 3D output. Maybe one day we can play 3D vb games in VR TU! That would be so cool!
III. Bugs encountered
1.atomiswave games cannot run
This bug is strange. DC games and Naomi games can run, even DC with WinCE is supported, but atomiswave games cannot run. Could this be a bug in the resolution setting? The direct consequence is that excellent works such as Metal Slug 6, Samurai Shodown 7 and King of Fighters XI cannot run and my heart is broken.
2.The scan lines in the arcade settings do not take effect
I don’t know why there is no difference between selecting scan lines on and off.I don’t know if it’s just me. I searched for scanline on the forum without any clues
Finally, I would like to thank the TU development team again for their perfect work. TU has given me the pleasure that other VR emulator front-ends cannot provide. Sincerely thank you!
BTW: Can we have a suggestion section specifically for libretro?