I strongly feel like the “hardcore” mode (which I would actually only name “authentic mode”, simply forcing you to play the games the way they were meant to be played back then , and definitely not in a more hardcore way, just the original way…
…I would separate that from retroachievements, mainly for the same reason.
I think one should be able to have that authenticity back (no temptation to save states or rewind while in game…) without the achievements, that also weren’t there at the times. So no in-game pop-ups, nor whatever distraction.
Just the plain ol’ great games, emulated with RA greatness and greatest features, such as its shaders, but without any other bells and whistles that add to the experience but not necessarily always for the better for anyone.
If it were possible to make them all optional with a switch it’d be thrilling fantastic.
And now I’m heading to the donate page to tip something to you guys
- edit. I could not find a simple way to do a one-time donation, such as Paypal. I could only find subscriptions (which I am not willing to afford, sorry) or bitcoin, which I find inpractical. Did I miss it or isn’t there any?