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Old 07-21-2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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Console Emulation

Has anyone here ever used console emulators? For those who don't know, console emulators are small pieces of software that emulate the hardware of video game consoles. Most of the emulators out there are for older consoles - NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Turbo-Grafx-16, etc. These software applications load games for those consoles, in the form of ROM files(games are ripped to ROMS as CDs are ripped to MP3s). People who use emulators are probably between the ages of 20 and 35(somewhere in there I think), people who were kids when these consoles were actually around and want to be able to play these games for nostalgia and for fun. For these older consoles, they're not even sold anymore unless you buy them used, and games for them are even harder to come by. This is why emulation is pretty popular amongst the aforementioned age group.

So, has anyone here ever used an emulator(s)?
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My friends have them on their computers, I've spent many an hour watching them play things like Excitebike or Altered Beast. Always enjoyable.

Turbo-Grafx-16? Wow, it has been a long time.
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I used a Sega Genesis emulator a few years ago
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I have a Commodore 64 emulator on my PC. I grew up in the 80s with a C-64. I love playing these old games again.
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I have an N64 emu
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I have a NeoGeo (SNK) emulator, just for SNK games, obviously

in my other computer I have a SNES and N64 emulators

I don't use them, I prefer play with my PS2, he
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If I could figure it out, I most certainly would. Thing is I don't even bother trying because the game caches available for download that I have seen can wind up being several gigs.
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If I could figure it out, I most certainly would. Thing is I don't even bother trying because the game caches available for download that I have seen can wind up being several gigs.
GIGS?! What are you trying to download, PS2 games?! The whole catalog of NES games won't be more than a few hundred megabytes, same for SNES and Genesis and TB16.
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A few weeks ago, I imported this and this. They're regular old USB devices, and they're perfect for console emulation. I also have some arcade emulators (particularly for those old school Capcom fighters); the 10-year-old in me gets giddy over the infinite credits.
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I use SNES 9x for a bit of occasional Zelda 3
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I have a Commodore 64 emulator on my PC. I grew up in the 80s with a C-64. I love playing these old games again.
I have one too.

Nothing beats playing the good old Bruce Lee game with the green guy and a Ninja following you.
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Dragon Ball Z : RPG on SNES
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GIGS?! What are you trying to download, PS2 games?! The whole catalog of NES games won't be more than a few hundred megabytes, same for SNES and Genesis and TB16.
http://www spy.com/search.asp?mode=t...708&query=snes

11,339 SNES roms - 9.86 gigs
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http://www spy.com/search.asp?mode=t...708&query=snes

11,339 SNES roms - 9.86 gigs
Didn't know that many SNES games were in existance.

Find a place where you can download games individually. An individual SNES rom would be a few hundred kilobytes.
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:40 PM   #15
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I use NES and SNES emulators, the SNES has always been my favourite console... I love it much more than the new consoles even.
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I use SNES 9x for a bit of occasional Zelda 3
One of my favourite games...
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Woo..i use SNES emulators mostly Zsnes i reckon is the best after that i would use Snes9x..though i also use an N64 emulator as since my brother sold ours a few years ago grrrr

I enjoy all the games on the SNES i never got to play when i had it when i was younger....games like Chrono Trigger i adore...or Tales of Phantasia which never got a release in Europe...and of course Zelda: A Link to the Past though the Ocarina of Time for the N64 wopped its ass
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Well I got a good NES emulator with about 80 games. That was kind of cool. I'm downloading an SNES one with a few hundred games and I'll just delete the ones I don't want.

I download an N64 emulator and then downloaded Goldeneye and Mario 64 Didn't work too well though. Think I'll keep trying to find a better emulator.
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With the N64 emulators its important to get the right plugins...your emulator might be fine just you may ahve to get better plugins (graphic/sound) to make games work properly even then you have to tweak the plugin settings to get some games to run correctly...but it is all worth it for Goldeneye
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Well I got a good NES emulator with about 80 games. That was kind of cool. I'm downloading an SNES one with a few hundred games and I'll just delete the ones I don't want.

I download an N64 emulator and then downloaded Goldeneye and Mario 64 Didn't work too well though. Think I'll keep trying to find a better emulator.
Where are you downloading N64 Roms from?
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Limewire, so far all NES roms work great
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