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Rich_T
January 19th, 2003, 15:16
Hi all,

I've only just came across this great site, I never knew emulation was so popular :)

Well I want to get into emulation but I have a few questoins.

How diffrent is playing a game on a PC rather then Consol? Whats the advantages/disadvantages?

What consols are you able to emulate on your PC?

Thanks

Rich_T

Allnatural
January 19th, 2003, 15:57
Nearly every console and handheld in existence is emulated, as well as most arcade hardware. The exceptions of course are the most recent consoles (Xbox, PS2, Gamecube). There are some PS2 emulators available, but they don't run games, yet.

The advantage of emulation is generally better graphics, particularly with 3d games. Playing Super Mario 64 at 1280x960 is something very special for me.^_^ The only disadvantage IMO is compatibility. I can't think of a single emulator for any system that has 100% compatibility.

/moved

Lillymon
January 20th, 2003, 03:31
Gens emulates all SegaCD games to playability. Same goes for NeoPop and Neo Geo Pocket games.

Lachp30
January 20th, 2003, 05:31
Originally posted by Rich_T
Hi all,

I've only just came across this great site, I never knew emulation was so popular :)

Well I want to get into emulation but I have a few questoins.

How diffrent is playing a game on a PC rather then Consol? Whats the advantages/disadvantages?

What consols are you able to emulate on your PC?

Thanks

Rich_T

It is very popular, but just remember that the roms are illegal.:plain:

Jaz
January 25th, 2003, 20:42
In some cases, consoles are emulated before they even come out!

/me thinks of the GBA..

Slougi
January 25th, 2003, 20:45
Originally posted by Lillymon
Gens emulates all SegaCD games to playability. Same goes for NeoPop and Neo Geo Pocket games.
No, not all. There are several with severe bugs.

Lillymon
January 26th, 2003, 02:08
Originally posted by Slougi
No, not all. There are several with severe bugs.
Which ones? The official Gens SegaCD compatibility list (which is actually oudated and for Gens 1.90) lists just seven games with bugs and none as unplayable.

Also, I've never seen anyone report a game as unplayable in NeoPop. In all of my testing (with a full GoodNGPx set) I haven't seen a single good ROM fail.

Care to point out a non-working game?