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  1. DSync's Avatar
    I've been thinking of purchasing a BB Passport just for its perfect 4:3 aspect ratio for retro games emulation such as GBC and PSX. I've searched on YouTube and only saw a couple of videos with very little gameplay.

    Just wondering whether any BB Passport owner would be kind enough to do some pictures or video recording playing GB, GBC, GBA and PSX games on the Passport using RetroArch? Throw in some gameplay moments with turbo speed applied too in games like Pokemon, Final Fantasy and Digimon World 2. With the Passport processor capability I'm thinking perhaps 2x or 3x boost is possible?

    Oh and with its full QWERTY keyboard, is it capable to run DosBOX as well to play those old school MS-DOS games?
    12-06-16 04:02 AM
  2. Low Joe's Avatar
    I use dosbox all the time. Works perfectly
    Also retroarch cascades uses the Blackberrys physical keyboard by default

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    12-06-16 04:48 AM
  3. DSync's Avatar
    That is awesome and very promising on what the Passport could do for gaming emulation.

    Can you point me to the link to Retroarch Cascades? The last update I found is back in 2014. How much speedup could you gain when enabled for grinding games such as Pokemon or Digimon?
    12-06-16 06:08 AM
  4. Low Joe's Avatar
    That is awesome and very promising on what the Passport could do for gaming emulation.

    Can you point me to the link to Retroarch Cascades? The last update I found is back in 2014. How much speedup could you gain when enabled for grinding games such as Pokemon or Digimon?
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...system-813245/

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    12-06-16 06:39 AM
  5. Low Joe's Avatar
    The link above is to the retroarch forum
    This is the download link for the best working. Bar file
    http://themaister.net/retroarch-dl/b...es-1_0_0_1.bar


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    12-06-16 06:41 AM
  6. Low Joe's Avatar
    Game Emulation Pictures/Videos on Blackberry Passport-screen_grab_20161206_074615.png
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    This is a screen grab of retroarch and supermario allstars

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    12-06-16 06:47 AM
  7. Low Joe's Avatar
    Game Emulation Pictures/Videos on Blackberry Passport-screen_grab_20161206_074524.png

    This is a screen grab of dosbox running an old datasoft game called canyon climber


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    12-06-16 06:48 AM
  8. Low Joe's Avatar
    That is awesome and very promising on what the Passport could do for gaming emulation.

    Can you point me to the link to Retroarch Cascades? The last update I found is back in 2014. How much speedup could you gain when enabled for grinding games such as Pokemon or Digimon?
    Make sure to use the. Bar file from the link above. The APK from PlayStore does not seem to support the passports physical keyboard by default

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    12-06-16 06:53 AM
  9. Adam Rees's Avatar
    The link above is to the retroarch forum
    This is the download link for the best working. Bar file
    http://themaister.net/retroarch-dl/b...es-1_0_0_1.bar


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    Link does not work pal.

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    12-06-16 08:16 AM
  10. Low Joe's Avatar
    http://themaister.net/retroarch-dl/b...ch-1_0_0_1.bar

    This one works. I just tried again

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    12-06-16 09:36 AM
  11. Low Joe's Avatar
    https://github.com/libretro/libretro...book-0.9.9.pdf

    This is the link to the instruction manual

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    12-06-16 09:41 AM
  12. DSync's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips for using RetroArch Low Joe. The SNES game screenshot that you took really entice me to purchase the Passport :-).

    Just wondering how is the Retroarch performance on the Passport for emulating the SNES and PSX games, e.g. constant FPS? How's the DosBox Turbo performance running on the ARM processor? I never thought such port exist.
    12-06-16 10:23 AM
  13. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    The link to RetroArch in that pdf has been hijacked.
    12-06-16 11:44 AM
  14. IvanTheTolerable's Avatar
    I installed and ran Windows 95 via Dosbox lastweek

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    12-06-16 01:18 PM
  15. coffee-turtle's Avatar
    I installed and ran Windows 95 via Dosbox lastweek

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    No way!!

    I like my coffee  BlackBerry black! What?
    12-06-16 01:21 PM
  16. DiegoV_G's Avatar
    Just commenting to follow this thread

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    12-06-16 01:33 PM
  17. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    OK, I just etered here by curiosity and it's amazing, I didn't think about that, it's a great way to have an emulator in a great phone! nice pictures btw
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    12-06-16 01:37 PM
  18. DSync's Avatar
    Looking at the Windows 95 screenshot surely is nostalgic. Have you tried the eXoDOS Collection Pack and whether they ran smoothly on the DOS emulator? Out of curiosity, is there any well known DOSBOX front end for the Passport or Android ecosystem? Using a front end will definitely simplifies the workflow of configuring every game settings individually.

    I used to run D-Fend Reloaded (DOSBOX front end) on his games and they all work flawlessly with just a minor tweak on the configs for some game.
    12-07-16 01:28 AM
  19. Low Joe's Avatar
    I use dosbox manager
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    12-07-16 05:02 AM
  20. LazyTabbyCat's Avatar
    Keys don't work properly with dosbox, so you can't play games like doom or quake. Retroarch has a dosbox core but it ignores any kind of input including external keyboards. Prboom and Tyrquake crash. But emulators of systems like NES, SNES, SMS, SMD or GBA work perfect.
    12-07-16 05:31 AM
  21. Low Joe's Avatar
    Only retroarch cascades defaults to use the BB physical keyboard. The other versions of retroarch don't support it

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    12-07-16 05:48 AM
  22. Low Joe's Avatar
    Dosbox turbo works with the BB physical keyboard.
    You can also remap keys to your liking

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    12-07-16 05:51 AM
  23. coffee-turtle's Avatar
    RetroArch (cascades) --> Do you mean version 1.0.0.1 by Libretro, right?

    Also can you help a novice get started or direct me to where I can get myself up and running quickly? DoSBox Turbo looks beautiful!
    I have a need to get some nostalgic ROM's as well (DM me, if you prefer).

    Thanks Low Joe!
    12-07-16 09:16 AM
  24. Low Joe's Avatar
    Check out this site for dosbox. Really helpful

    https://sites.google.com/site/dosbox...bo-for-newbies

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    12-07-16 02:43 PM
  25. Low Joe's Avatar
    Download dosbox turbo and install

    When u run it it treats the phones download folder as drive C
    Just download a DOS game like commander keen and unzip into its own folder. Say KEEN. Now move that folder into the phones download folder. Make sure it's the phones download and not the ext SD cards
    Now at the dosbox prompt type. CD KEEN. (enter). Then type the name of the game. In this case keen4e. (enter)


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    12-07-16 03:11 PM
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