Cheats, covers, and cores in RetroArch
Hey guys - after being a modded XBox 360 guy for a few years and not knowing anything about the PS3 scene, I got myself a 3.55 slim. Took the 160GB drive out, put a new 500GB in, installed 3.55 kmeaw, and have been off to the races. Cool to see that you guys help each other out so much around here.
Got a few retro questions now that I've really gotten into the thick of it.
RetroArch, while being recommended by every site, seems very bare bones and unpolished. While such basic things as setting the ROM path to save doesn't work (I know this is fixed in the next release), or having to navigate through semi-cryptic folders like "FCEU90000" to get to a list of roms without game information or covers is a huge step back from many other emulator programs I've used, whether it's on my old XBox or my current Mac or Windows PC.
I know this is a "It's free, what the **** do you want?" situation, I'm just wondering if RetroArch is, in fact, the way to go for retro gaming.
• Does it support covers at all, or am I left with using the text-only list of games?
• Why a default core? Why can't I just open up RetroArch and I'm presented with a list of systems that I can pick from, I choose one and I'm presented with a graphical list of games? Do I really have to go into the settings, change the default core, quit the program, and re-open it? Or open a game and then go into the menu and change the core that way?
•I see that cheats are supported, but I haven't found any guide as to how to use them - what kinds of cheat files can I use? Where would I put those files once I have them, and how do I enable them in game? I've seen there are assignable controllers for enable cheat or move to next cheat, but how would I know what cheat I'm on? And does it support Game Genie?
Thanks guys. I've tried to google/forum search around so I can avoid asking questions that have already been answers - apologies if I'm asking anything that has already been discussed.