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Linx Vision 8 for retro gaming?

Post by Kickboxingshrimp » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:57 pm

Well it’s been a while, but I know where to turn if I need advice 3)

https://www.pocket-lint.com/tablets/new ... ain-at-149

I’m looking at one of these in the new year to emulate systems, anyone got one? It looks decent specs but the onboard space (32gb) seems a bit stingy to me

I might have separate sd cards for various emus...
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:00 pm

I have a Linx 1010b. Not sure how well they compare, not a million miles apart I think. I've played a Dead Space and Arkham Asylum on it, albeit at low res, but looked fine on the small screen.

What are you thinking of emulating? These will easily do up to PS1, but beyond that is likely to be sketchy.
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Post by Matt_B » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:45 pm

32GB certainly isn't a lot of storage. The Windows folder alone on my GPD Win takes up 20GB, so you can expect to have maybe 10GB or so free on it for installing software. That said, try not to fill it all up if you can at all help it as Windows chugs badly when its running out of space and has a habit of silently downloading several GB of updates in the background.

Using the SD card for storing emulator images, music, video files, etc. is fine but I wouldn't recommend running Windows software from it directly as performance can be a bit iffy and anything that writes data constantly to the install folder will wear it out prematurely. Most emulators are pretty small in size, so you ought to be able to install them to the internal storage.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:48 pm

Meh. I play PC games off microSD card. 32GB ones are disposably cheap.

Generally done the same for emus too.
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Re: Linx Vision 8 for retro gaming?

Post by Kickboxingshrimp » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:24 pm

Well I’m thinking to install the emus on the flash drive and maybe store the roms on sd card, that should work

Wanting to emulate everything upto 16bit console wise, not too bothered about anything above that just yet :)

Maybe some mame stuff as well #wrestlefest
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Re: Linx Vision 8 for retro gaming?

Post by Trixta » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:47 pm

Kickboxingshrimp wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:24 pm
Well I’m thinking to install the emus on the flash drive and maybe store the roms on sd card, that should work

Wanting to emulate everything upto 16bit console wise, not too bothered about anything above that just yet :)

Maybe some mame stuff as well #wrestlefest
if you only want up to 16bit, id get a psp or an pi3
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Re: Linx Vision 8 for retro gaming?

Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:13 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:00 pm
I have a Linx 1010b
I have this also. It's more than fine for 8/16 bit, PS1 and N64 work well also and MAME is great (which gives it the edge over PSP for me)
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