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BackgroundLink

A libretro core for Game & Watch simulators.

It runs simulators converted from source code for the games available at MADrigal.

Why use this core?Link

Awaiting description.

How to get and install the GW core:Link

  • Start up RetroArch. Inside the main menu, go to 'Online Updater'.

  • Just to make sure we have the latest info files, select 'Update Core Info FIles'. Wait until this is done. Then, select 'Core Updater'.

  • Browse through the list and select 'Handheld Electronic (GW)'.

After this has finished downloading, the core should now be ready for use!

How to start (after installation):Link

  1. Go back to RetroArch's main menu screen. Select 'Load Content'.

  2. Browse to the folder that contains the content you want to run.

  3. Select the content that you want to run.

  4. If you are asked which core to select, choose 'Handheld Electronic (GW)'.

The content should now start running!

Extra exampleLink

As an extra example showcasing loading content with GW core, we will load the Donkey Kong (Coleco) game hosted on RetroArch's Content Downloader.

  1. First, you need to obtain Donkey Kong (Coleco)'s data files. You can do this by going to RetroArch's main menu screen. From there, select 'Content Downloader'.

  2. Select 'Handheld Electronic Game', then select 'Donkey Kong (Coleco).zip'. This should download and extract this file to RetroArch's Downloads directory.

  3. Go back to RetroArch's main menu screen. Select 'Load Content', then 'Downloads'.

  4. Select 'Donkey Kong (Coleco).mgw'

  5. If you are asked which core to select, choose 'Handheld Electronic (GW)'.

The content should now start running!

AuthorsLink

  • Andre Leiradella

LicenseLink

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

The GW core is licensed under

ExtensionsLink

Content that can be loaded by the GW core have the following file extensions:

  • .mgw

DatabasesLink

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the GW core:

FeaturesLink

RetroArch-level settings or features that the GW core respects.

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Language
Crop Overscan

DirectoriesLink

The GW core's directory name is 'Game & Watch'

Geometry and timingLink

  • The GW core's internal FPS is 60
  • The GW core's internal sample rate is 44100 Hz
  • The GW core's core provided aspect ratio is (Ratio)

ControllersLink

Device typesLink

The GW core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 - 2 device typesLink

  • None - Input disabled.
  • Controller - Joypad

Controller tablesLink

Joypad and analog device type tableLink

User 1 Remap descriptors RetroPad Inputs Controller
B
Y
Select Menu
Start Select
Up
Down
Left
Right
A
X
L1
R1
L2
R2
L3
R3

† What these inputs do are game specific.

Attention

Without having anything selected, you can use the Select input to see a Controller overlay to see what the game specific inputs are.

CompatibilityLink

Awaiting description.