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Saturn Emulation?

Post by RetroKingSimon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:09 pm

Sorry, I know there's been Saturn emulation threads before but since it's an ongoing subject I was just wondering if anyone here has tried one recently? Is it stable yet? I have two Saturns so I don't need to emulate one to play games, but I would like to use one to grab screenshots and stuff. I presume the current Saturn emulator(s) run the original game discs? Does it require a monstous PC? I currently only have a laptop with 2Gb of memory :|

Thanks for any help or advice anyone can offer

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by Fred83 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:32 pm

I used SSF emulator,own pc is dual core 2ghz with 2gb ram,it ran ok,use print screen to take screen shots,and yes SSF can use original discs.

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by RetroKingSimon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:38 pm

Bah! Why can't they put in a proper screenshot-grabbing shortcut? :( It's so simple with some emulators like MAME.

Thanks for the info, Fred. Not sure my laptop has got the 'grunt' necessary but I'll give it a go!

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by Fred83 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:40 pm

RetroKingSimon wrote:Thanks for the info, Fred. Not sure my laptop has got the 'grunt' necessary but I'll give it a go!
Depends on what your running and your pc spec,i was using vista os and emulator ran good despite use of vista in background ,theres a snapshot option in the emulator,i could never get it right,anyways guide to emulator here if you decide to go ahead,you need the sat bios so have to search for them.

http://www.fantasyanime.com/emuhelp/emuhelp_ssf.htm

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by RetroKingSimon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:46 pm

Fred83 wrote:Depends on what your running and your pc spec,i was using vista os and emulator ran good despite use of vista in background ,theres a snapshot option in the emulator,i could never get it right,anyways guide to emulator here if you decide to go ahead,you need the sat bios so have to search for them.

http://www.fantasyanime.com/emuhelp/emuhelp_ssf.htm
Thanks a lot, Fred. I'll see what I can achieve! :P

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by speedlolita » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:48 pm

Try FRAPS on the emulator. Should work.
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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by snowkatt » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:16 pm

gee just 2 gig ?
used to be a time when 512 was a lot
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by Fred83 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:46 pm

snowkatt wrote:gee just 2 gig ?
used to be a time when 512 was a lot
Go back further and we where wowed with 128k ram..

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by RetroKingSimon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:19 pm

snowkatt wrote:gee just 2 gig ?
used to be a time when 512 was a lot
2Gb is the minimum requirement for Windows 7, I believe, so it's not a lot these days

My (broken) desktop has a fast, dual-core CPU but just 1Gb of memory. My laptop is slower but has 2Gb. :|

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by speedlolita » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:37 pm

RetroKingSimon wrote:
snowkatt wrote:gee just 2 gig ?
used to be a time when 512 was a lot
2Gb is the minimum requirement for Windows 7, I believe, so it's not a lot these days

My (broken) desktop has a fast, dual-core CPU but just 1Gb of memory. My laptop is slower but has 2Gb. :|
That's because system memory has very little to do with performance. :wink:
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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by Fred83 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:28 pm

RetroKingSimon wrote:2Gb is the minimum requirement for Windows 7, I believe, so it's not a lot these days

My (broken) desktop has a fast, dual-core CPU but just 1Gb of memory. My laptop is slower but has 2Gb. :|
Google the make and model of your comps to see what the max ram/specs they can support.Or download the lite version of sandra sisoft and give it a scan.It can advise and tell you whats upgradeable on your comps :).
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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by RetroKingSimon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:14 pm

speedlolita wrote:
RetroKingSimon wrote:
snowkatt wrote:gee just 2 gig ?
used to be a time when 512 was a lot
2Gb is the minimum requirement for Windows 7, I believe, so it's not a lot these days

My (broken) desktop has a fast, dual-core CPU but just 1Gb of memory. My laptop is slower but has 2Gb. :|
That's because system memory has very little to do with performance. :wink:
That's true between medium and high amounts, but a small amount of memory can cripple a system

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by speedlolita » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:18 pm

Obviously. :wink:

512MB would be minimum I'd like to use.
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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by Fred83 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:24 pm

i dont know many that even bothered upgrading to win 7.

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Re: Saturn Emulation?

Post by speedlolita » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:30 pm

7 is great if you've got decent hardware. Still running XP myself, on my old lappy. :mrgreen:
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