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RetroArch’s Open Hardware project aims to make using real cartridges on emulators easy

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Feb
23

RetroArch’s Open Hardware project aims to make using real cartridges on emulators easy

Okay, let’s be realistic here. You’re probably not plugging your Super Mario 64 cartridge into your PC every time you load up Project64 or Mupen. While ripping your own cartridges for old games has gotten a lot easier thanks to devices like the Retrode, it’s still generally too much of a hassle for most folks. The RetroArch Open Hardware project aims to change that.

The developers have successfully built a proof of concept device that will connect N64 cartridges to PC via a USB-C cable. “It will be relatively cheap to assemble and much faster than any existing competing device out there that does the same task,” according to the official announcement.

To be clear, this project is in development right now, and there’s no cartridge adapter that you can yet go out and buy just yet. The idea is to create a device that can seamlessly integrate with RetroArch, and which will make using real cartridges as easy with emulators as it is on a proper console – just with all the added benefits and enhancements that an emulator can bring.

Source: pcgames

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