Question Any good all-in-one emulators for the Nvidia Shield?

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  1. HeavenlyWarrior

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    Hi,

    After many aborted attempts I need to do this as it's driving me crazy. I'm going through a old school FPS phase and now I want to play older games from other systems.

    As I don't have a Nvidia GPU equipped desktop or laptop to play Steam on the Shield the only way I can play 8 & 16 bit era etc games are via emulation. I don't know the first thing about setting it up though.

    I know you have specific emulators for different games systems but I'd like to avoid having several emulators. Is there a good all in one solution that I can use without using zip files, shady websites and multiple emulators?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Name some games you want to play are they older console games ?

    Have you looked at MAME?
     
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    Try watching youtube tutorials for how to watch your legally owned roms

    Play Retro Games On Android 2018 - How To Turn...
     
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    Check out retroarch mate, it supports multiple systems via plugins (known as cores) a little bit fiddly initially but once setup it is very low maintenance. Ui is similar to the old ps3 style with the horizontal bar, if you want to get really fancy u can link it into a graphical front end such as hyperspin etc...
     
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    Just be aware that many of those old games are still under copyright to the manufacturer and to legitimately play them, even on an emulator, you should own a physical copy of that ROM
     
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    Hi, thinking of the 8 & 16 bit eras. Maybe a bit of N64.

    The alternative to this is to purchase them on Steam and play them using the Steam app. I set this up yesterday and attempted to play the original Quake but I found both the image resolution and controls to be unpleasant. Any help on resolving this instead of going the emulator route will be appreciated too.
     

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