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    They put out an statement on updated specs and features. The previous Rockchip ARM SOC is out in favor of an Intel x86 (makes sense for Saturn emulation). They plan on putting out a Virtual Console downloadable service next year. Support for any third-party, unlicensed items like multicarts and Everdrives is now iffy. Super GameBoy on SNES is out as well.

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...sole_successor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShootTheCore View Post
    Sounds like they licensed a PC Saturn emulator from a developer. Also, no more FPGA in the launch modules.
    I read it should be Mednafen author. Which could make sense since he could make a deal for a custom license of his own cores (not based on other emus): PSX, Saturn and maybe PC-FX, TurboGrafx and VirtualBoy (they use some external code).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mednafen
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    I don't know how anyone would be comfortable throwing any money at this thing at this point. It's starting to sound like we have the true successor of the Coleco Chameleon/RetroVGS. This one will might actually come out though. I'm sure no matter what happens it will be a big disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locutus73 View Post
    I read it should be Mednafen author. Which could make sense since he could make a deal for a custom license of his own cores (not based on other emus): PSX, Saturn and maybe PC-FX, TurboGrafx and VirtualBoy (they use some external code).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mednafen
    The Mednafen Saturn emulator is extremely CPU intensive, according to the Mednafen site. They recommended a Haswell or newer generation quad core Intel processor of 3GHz or higher. I know it's been a few years and the bottom range of CPUs has developed a bit, but I don't think the dual core Pentium in the Polymega will fully cut the mustard for full-speed, lag-free emulation of more intensive (3D) Saturn games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech&Music View Post
    I know it's been a few years and the bottom range of CPUs has developed a bit, but I don't think the dual core Pentium in the Polymega will fully cut the mustard for full-speed, lag-free emulation of more intensive (3D) Saturn games.
    Oh, but it's okay because now Polymega says that only hardcore people care about full speed, lag free emulation anyway. They're doing a remarkable job pissing everyone off on their FB page.

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    Everyone already has a Polymega, it is called your computer.

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    With the news of Polymega moving the fpga from the base unit to the modules, I have a feeling they never had any of that working. All the footage of them running snes, genesis, and pc engine carts were probably faked.

    Their pc engine module was stupid anyways with the hu card sticking so far out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lastblade View Post
    Everyone already has a Polymega, it is called your computer.
    Yup. For the cost of this console and all the modules, you could easily build a dedicated rom box, and buy a license for Launchbox. Hell, maybe even an ITX box with a solid state drive, and one of those ultimarc graphics cards.
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    New Polymega interview:
    Exclusive: Polymega Creator Playmaji On FPGA, Sega Saturn And Dealing With 'Healthy' Scepticism
    "There are things we definitely could have done better"
    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...thy_scepticism

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoiddr View Post
    New Polymega interview:
    Exclusive: Polymega Creator Playmaji On FPGA, Sega Saturn And Dealing With 'Healthy' Scepticism
    "There are things we definitely could have done better"
    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/201...thy_scepticism
    Lol, this gon be gud
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    This product is looking worse and worse.

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    I like how Nintendo life starts the article with

    "There are things we definitely could have done better."

    Way to be dicks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simple Urethra View Post
    This product is looking worse and worse.
    It was always going to be bad because they're trying to sell you a fancy 'modular' PC. A decent fucking laptop does everything it was ever going to do and they've been out for years!

    This shit isn't even worth following and the drama is equally boring also.


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    Style over substance. THE most intriguing thing imho was their supposed fpga approach(es). Now it's basically just a regular emulation box, with bolt on cartridge/cd adapters with maybe one or 2 fpga platforms?
    ... I guess they're still undercutting the analogue super NT thing so you could claim there's a gap here between what a pii/retron does vs analogue's various products... and they'll want to fill that void before someone else does.

    But the whole shrugging off of accuracy + lag issues just shoots them in the foot imho... and I'd certainly wait for a physical end product before judging what appears to be some nice quality box and controller renders.

    Shame.

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    Their story is that they "don't cater to purists, hard-core retro fans". Don't know if that was their intent from the beginning.
    I don't think that those with only a mild interest in retro-gaming will spend that much money. Which begs the question "Who the hell is this for"?
    I was mildly interested in this thing, but no way in hell will I be picking up this garbage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaston View Post
    "Who the hell is this for"?
    That's one of the most pivotal questions of the whole retro scene. Next to... "Why did I bought it anyway?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShootTheCore View Post

    "Almost completely negligible" ... So what they are saying is that it is not negligible, but almost negligible. OK. Morons!

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    Is this project now dead in the water? Seems like it, they've been far too quiet!
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    They would've been better off with a big fpga running cores of whatever is available with headroom in the power of the fpga in mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaston View Post
    Is this project now dead in the water? Seems like it, they've been far too quiet!
    They got over $600K in preorders but other than tweeting out an NES game contest a few weeks back they have been quiet.

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    They're probably working on figuring out how to actually make what they've promised now. If they don't hurry up Mister is going to eat their lunch.
    Whatcha gonna do?

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    Just stick a pi in there.

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    Yeah they've been really quiet. Maybe they are revising the tech once again? Lost interest when they ditched fpga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lastblade View Post
    Just stick a pi in there.
    Well the original idea is that this was going to be much better than that. I bet the finished product will just be some low end PC on a chip running Retroarch that just happens to be able to take real carts and CDs.
    Whatcha gonna do?

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    Was a pointless idea anyway. I never get why people even buy Neo Geo CD's these days. It made sense at the time as a cheap way into Neo Geo. Now just go the MVS route if you want original hardware and don't have much money. Neo Geo is arcade hardware. Loading times just spoil that. For me even the 'enhanced' CD soundtracks spoil the arcade-ness of the system. Super-produced CD quality music just doesn't fit with a 16bit-style arcade game.

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