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Is it possible to run emulators on Xbmc/Openelec? I am familiar with an addon "Rom Collection Browser" and as my understanding of this plugin is that it can launch various games with different emulators. However I haven't managed to do anything useful with it.

I have deduced that I need an emulator either on my raspberry PI or somewhere else remotely.

So my question is:

  • what are some most recommended emulators on raspberry PI (I haven't found any)?
  • or how could one run an remote emulator to play games on raspberry PI?

In both cases I'm thinking about some very basic emulators (SNES/MAME etc).

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XBMC supports starting external applications like MAME arcade emulator from it. MAME on Pi: http://blog.sheasilverman.com/2012/11/better-advancemame-debs-with-sound/ http://ipggi.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/mame-arcade-game-fun-with-a-raspberry-pi/ http://www.newsdownload.co.uk/pages/RPiMameGpioJoystick.html

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I use RetroPie to have all-in-one emulator on raspberry PI. Work perfectly with 2 controler and with this kind of emulation:

  • GameBoy / GameBoy Color
  • GameBoy Advance (need some tweak)
  • NES/SNES
  • Master system
  • x86 (dos games)

You can take the RetroPie folder to put on xbmc after the installation.

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