One of my goals with the Pine is to build a little emulator machine just for giggles. My ultimate performance goal would be a Dreamcast emulator, but I'll settle for Mario Kart 64 and be happy with it
So after I gave up on proper 3d acceleration in Linux (lack of drivers and upstream support I guess) I went ahead and installed Ayufan's 6.0 TV Android build, and it's close to perfect
Sound works, image works, my x360 controllers work, Plex works a treat, but performance in N64 games is iffy, borderline playable at best.
So my question is: what are the highest performing emulators for the pine? I'm most interested in N64 right now, but I'll take advice on any Nintendo or Sega platform (S/NES, GB*, Genesis, Saturn, DC, etc) and even the PS1, though that's the bottom of my priority list.
Right now I have retroarch 1.3.6 installed from the playstore. I configured the basics (directories, controllers, etc) and installed a bunch of cores from the online updater; it all mostly works, but the N64 shows very poor performance. I'm assuming I could've chosen better cores where there were alternatives, and that video settings can be fiddled with.
What are the best cores? What are the best video settings to maximise performance? Should I have gone for a nightly build? Which one?
Are there emulators other than retroarch with top-notch performance? I don't mind having to choose different apps.
Would Ayufan's 7.0 Android build be a better choice? I don't mind moving there either
Thanks for any and all advice