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72192995 No.72192995 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe] [rbt]

I've been using a bunch of emulators, like Dolphin, to play the majority of my library of retro games. But, my laptop has weak specs and I want an OS that can be bring out the best performance and is good for emulation up to the GameCube.

I'm currently running Windows 10 version 1903 with a Laptop that runs on a Intel core i5-8250U @ 3 GHz with 8 GB of DDR4 ram. Been using the integrated graphics.

>> No.72193045

>>72192995
gentoo or clear linux

>> No.72193097

if you dont want to have to compile debian(lightweight) or ubuntu(ubuntu has steam)

>> No.72193121

>>72193097
this.
debian light weight may be your best bet but if you have enough ram for ubuntu i'd go for that or even ubuntu gamepack which comes pre installed with a fuckload even emulators i think.

>> No.72193125

>>72192995
>Integrated graphics
No OS will fix that

>> No.72193126

>>72193045
Pretty much this. Make sure the emulators are open source so you can compile them with most autistic optimizations.

>> No.72193275

>>72192995
Try crux, there are lots of emulators if you enable the emulators repo, and is low spec af

>> No.72193667

>>72192995
>Which Linux distribution is best for emulation and performance?
>Intel core i5-8250U
Clear Linux, Intel's distro where everything is compiled with aggressive pro-intel optimization flags.

>> No.72193696

>>72192995
try openbsd

>> No.72193726

>>72193667
trusting Intel
>builtin additional CPU running Minix all the time
>meltdown, spectre and tons of other attacks
trusting Intel

>> No.72193776

>>72192995
>>72193126

I would not suggest using emulators like Dophin because even if the emulator is FOSS, they are primarily used to play proprietary closed source and nonfree video games. This applies to all gamecube and wii games, they are the enemy of your freedom.

>> No.72193851

>>72193776
But given they run inside an emulator, what harm can they do? Should at least be better than PC games which have full access to your system.

>> No.72193963

>>72193851
The issue is that it's still very difficult to study and modify them, and it's illegal to distribute them.

>> No.72194047

>>72193726
OP's question was pretty straightforward, how to get the most performance out of his hardware, and that's how he can do it whether you like it or not.

Also, the mitigations can be disabled in every single distro of Linux.
>noibrs noibpb nopti nospectre_v2 nospectre_v1 l1tf=off nospec_store_bypass_disable no_stf_barrier mds=off mitigations=off
>Just add that to your /etc/sysconfig/grub and re-generate grub's configuration file with grub2-mkconfig (your distributions procedure will vary) and you're all set.
https://linuxreviews.org/HOWTO_make_Linux_run_blazing_fast_(again)_on_Intel_CPUs

>> No.72194254

I agree with the recommendation of Clear Linux for an Intel processor, but their repositories are pretty small.

I don't know if they package emulators for what is meant to mostly be a server distro.

Another option would be using something like Ubuntu but using a lightweight DE or simply a wm so all your processing power goes to the emulator. Even to the point of disabling compositing, although you lose vsync and stuff like shadows/transparency.

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