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    So I finally went back to trying to get emulators setup in XBMC (OpenELEC specifically).  It took me a while to get everything setup, but in the end everything is working perfectly.  This all stems from the fact that I got my kid into SNES games to distract him on a long-haul flight.

    Now there are several post out there with pieces of information, but solbero posted a great and complete guide on the openelec forum:

    This venture into emulators is not a big leap from XBMC’s future, rumours have been around for a while regarding .  There is even a branch of OpenELEC which contains these modification – I am slightly tempted to try this,  Retroplayer + XBMC:

    When it comes to emulation they key component for realism is the joypad, in my humble opinion.  Amazon sells a USB compatible SNES replica controller, and it seems to get some ok feedback:

    I myself have gone down the route of Logitech Rumblepasd 2 (Wireless), simply because it has more buttons for arcade based games – and I’m a fan of Logitech products.

    The main complaint I hear about the Logitech Rumblepad 2 is the analog sticks are in a square boundary – so you can’t recreate free flowing circles with the sticks.  Beware the price of these things, Amazon was selling for $99.  I picked up a couple on eBay for $55 shipped – I know have 3 and will no doubt sell one to recoup.

    My implementation uses ROM Collection Browser to fire up the initial games, but after that I use the back-end emulator (RetroArch) to switch games.  I configured my left analog stick to save/load states using up/down, and I configured my right analog button to bring up the retorarch menu, left analog button is configured to exit the emulator and go back to XBMC.

    If anyone tries out Retorplayer + XBMC, let me know your thoughts please.

    I do have a spare Pi lying around, so I am also considering RetorPie

    For XBMC here is the version of RetroArch I used:

    Containing the following list of cores/emulators:

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