View Full Version : Emulators... which one!?

December 14th, 2001, 06:08
:angry: I just can't seem to get any Emulators working very well with all the ROMs I download! Some of the Emulators give warnings, and have pop-ups about how I'm missing things, like certain files or certain video things (like Project 64). If I give my computer facts will someone suggest the best Emulator for me? Here:

I have a Dell Dimension 8100, Intel (R), Pentium (R) 4 CPU but 1400 MHz, 1.38 GHz, 256 MB of RAM, more than enoughs Gigs of HDD Space to spare, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002, NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400... computer spec changes special thanks to Acorn

December 14th, 2001, 10:48
Please post some of the errors/missing files.
Also, which emulators have you tried?

December 14th, 2001, 11:04
Okay, I'll collect that information in the next couple of hours, but first after 16 straight hours of work I'm going to take some well deserved sleep :sleepy:

December 14th, 2001, 13:06
what video card do u have? it's one of the most important things for emus. currently nvidia cards are the best, but radeons should also work afaik.

December 14th, 2001, 20:29
oh yeah! I have a VooDoo2... now I have to go collect that info Harteex said would be usefull

December 14th, 2001, 21:21
When I use Nemu, which is the first Emulator that would actually open to play the games, I have some problems with the sound, video, et.. Daedlus too is having bad video and audio problems. Neither of those two give problems warnings they just give a bad picture and sometimes bad sound too. Now with Supra, I copied the GLIDE file in the evoodoo archive in the Supra archive and then when I runs Supra... I try and run the games that appear on the screen to select the CYCLE meter at the bottom of the window goes crazy with numbers and with some of the games that's all that will happen. With others a black screen flashes and then dissapears but only for a second. It just as quickly it reappears on the screen and an eVooDoo flash screen comes on for a few seconds and then it quits and goes back to the game select screen. The meters at the bottom of the window stop and sometimes the game select window automaticly exits right after all of that. And other times when I even just try to run Supra a warning with a title "supra.exe - Unable To Locate Component". The text in the warning says "This application has failed to start because glide2x.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem" even when GLIDE2x.dll is in the same exact archive!!! Well that is all the information I have at the moment, if there is anymore information needed please just ask.

December 14th, 2001, 21:50
I don't know about gfx and sound on Nemu or Daedalus. Could be anything with Win XP. Have you looked in the settings?
You said you have a voodoo gfx card. You shouldn't need a glide wrapper then. That's weird. But once again maybe there is a problem with Win XP.

You can also try the following emu's: 1964, Apollo, Blade64, Corn and Tr64.
Remember to read the readme files.

December 15th, 2001, 01:45
Originally posted by Harteex
Remember to read the readme files.

The #1 rule of... anything... because if you read it too late you feel like a *******... :sly:

December 15th, 2001, 01:47
I d/l 1964 recently, but since you suggested those other Emu's I'll check those out too.

December 15th, 2001, 03:15
Well, correct me if I'm wrong on this but I think the Voodoo 2 has no D3D drivers? Its only a secondary card, made to display graphics using glide? If so, then UltraHLE should work perfectly for you with no problems, but any other emu would have to use the acceleration on your vga card (if any) which might not work.. I've never seen a Voodoo 2, only Voodoo 3 however :/

Also, you said you were having problems with SupraHLE, because of it not finding the Glide2x.dll, did you really mean in the same "archive" or did you mean in the same directory? Because if the files are archived and you run the .exe file, it will simply be extracted to a temp folder to run, and the temp folder won't have the glide2x.dll ;)

Anyway, not much "help" here but hopefully something.

December 15th, 2001, 04:00
..... ahhhhh! That is so completely obvious now! I'm so stupid!!! I should have known that!!! has it really been that long since I read the manual for my comp!?!?! ~_~ Okay... I'll go try Ultra.... wait... where can I get Ultra? :plain:

December 15th, 2001, 04:08

www.emulation64.com (http://www.emulation64.com)
or click on bottom of page that u r looking at right now(i think u can get Ultra there)

if not goto
Zophar's Domain (http://www.zophar.net)
its here, but harder to find

December 15th, 2001, 04:42
okay... I got it... but I have a quick question for anyone. What are Plugins... what are they for... and what are INI's?



December 15th, 2001, 04:45
goto smiff site (http://www.smiff.clara.net)



if not ask again!:)

December 15th, 2001, 04:50
okay :D

December 15th, 2001, 04:52
no prob;)

December 15th, 2001, 06:11
I downloaded Ultra64 but when I opened the archive they were all read only files! There isn't a running program X.x oh what do I do now?

December 15th, 2001, 06:16
Did you get Ultra64 or UltraHLE? They are diff : /

If you got UHLE, there should be a ultra.exe to run, just remember to extract all the files to a dir with no spaces.

December 15th, 2001, 06:50
I d/l Ultra64 and I'm positive of it only thing is none of the ROMs are running... help... :cry: it gives me an error message after I try and Run the ROM: 'Unhandled opcode 0xA02FA8C.
Emulation stoped at: 0x80009508
Count: FFFFFFFF" AUGH!:angry: Does my Computer just hate Emulators or do the Emulators hate my computer!?!? Well... if I just keep feeding information hopefully someone will fix it...???

December 15th, 2001, 08:22
Thats why =) Ultra64 is an old emu, that has been is dev since way before UltraHLE. However.... it doesn;t do much of anything yet. Get UltraHLE, its the one thats good for voodoo cards =)

December 15th, 2001, 08:27
I tried UtraHLE already and it didn't work either :(... I'll go check out what problems it gives me and post it... *sigh* :donzingof

December 15th, 2001, 08:33
I'll try to help you as much as I can : / But like I said before, never has a V2 so don't know their specific probs.

Maybe meet me on #emulation64?

December 15th, 2001, 08:41
first of all ultrahle does not support winodws xp and second of all you should get a better video card, like a geforce 2 at least, i mean the dell dimension should of came with an nividia geforce 3 64mb, i mean c'mon. you can try suprahle. go to www.emulation64.com look for supraHLE and try that and see if it works.

December 15th, 2001, 08:46
Whoops, didn't think about him being on XP. True, I can get ultrahle and suprahle to run on winxp, but they are a pain in da rear : /

I was just saying ultrahle for sake of simplicity - suprahle does more but is harder to work with.

December 15th, 2001, 08:56
check this (http://www.emutalk.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=823) thread to see the problems I had and posted for SupraHLE on the SupraHLE topic. I'm having the same exact problems with UltraHLE only the game selection window stays open and doesn't exit itself at the end.

December 16th, 2001, 00:50
I updated the specs on the first post of this thread

December 18th, 2001, 11:34
I got everything to work thanks to Acorn. And thank you everyone else for selflessly aiding me. :pj64: Forever!