What hardware do you use for emulation

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:29 am

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Ghostbiscuit wrote:Mac and just got a DC... so that'll probably be getting all emu'd up too (As soon as I've consulted some tutorials on how the bloody hell you do it).
DC emulations is gubbins of the TOTAL HIGHEST order, I ain't kidding :?
Yeah, I had a look a wee while ago... I expect to spend a while on this one... :?
Its pretty easy if you go down the SBI route.

Most emulators already have an SBI package, so its simple to update them if required (SBI's are just renamed zips). Once extracted (using the Inducer package) you can add games to the appropriate folder. Then its just a click to create the ISO for burning.

Have a look at www.sbiffy.com for more. Been a while since I visited, I'm assuming its still around (work doesn't like the URL and blocks it). Failing that, a search elsewhere will turn up the necessary Dream Inducer.

I don't often use my DC for emulation these days, though I've tried most of the stuff around for it.

I mainly use PC and GBA, though I've been tinkering with GC emulation in the last couple of weeks. Online Java emultors can be useful from time to time as well - fortunately some of those do sneak through the office firewall ;)
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Post by miner2049er » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:18 am

EnglishRob wrote:I've tried a couple of emulators on the GBA but mainly found them to be a pain to get going properly, although the Spectrum emulator isn't too bad.
PocketNES is really easy as is DrSMS.
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EnglishRob wrote:I've tried a couple of emulators on the GBA but mainly found them to be a pain to get going properly, although the Spectrum emulator isn't too bad.
PocketNES is really easy as is DrSMS.
I've used most of the non-arcade ones, and they're all pretty simple to get running. ZXAdvance is quite time-consuming if you want to define controls for each game, but the injector is user-friendly. With the others, it's mostly a case of dumping a bunch of ROMs in a folder and clicking a button to output a GBA ROM.
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Post by miner2049er » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:45 am

CraigGrannell wrote:ZXAdvance is quite time-consuming if you want to define controls for each game...
It can be a pain, but that's the problem when the original hardware would sometimes use keyboard or kempston control. I usually do the messing around when it's on the gba and save the state.
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Post by DeadFish » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:46 am

PC here - Mame and Spectaculator.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:09 am

PSP as well now. Spent the last 2 days tinkering with PSP emulation for C64, NES, SNES, SMS/GG, MD, Atari ST & SCUMMVM.

Discovering I could run these on an unmodded firmware v2.0 PSP was both surprising and elating.

I now have excellent portable emulation combined with modern gaming and impressive screen size/clarity. My desire to own a Nomad has just plummeted. I'm more than a little tempted by the GP2X now though - it'd be nice to have emulation this good without worrying about firmware upgrades stopping it working again. I'd like to see how good the screen is first...
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Post by telengard » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:21 pm

sparky wrote:Currently do all my emulation on PC, I was an avid user of the GP32 and will be using the GP2x when they release one that actually works.

What about you.
Heh, I got one of these for xmas. The Atari 800 emulation is quite good for only being available for a short while. The issues dwindle with each rev of firmware it seems.

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Post by lahdbr » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:54 am

Heya
I do all of my Emulation on PC. Not only is a stable, cheap and very very easy to access and aquire new roms and information for, but it supplies a huge amount of updatability and every issue is easy to fix/ Plus why would i attempt to emulate something on a console ? It defeats the purpose in my eyes. Emulation should stay to the computers !

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Post by LeeT » Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:44 am

lahdbr wrote:Heya
I do all of my Emulation on PC. Not only is a stable, cheap and very very easy to access and aquire new roms and information for, but it supplies a huge amount of updatability and every issue is easy to fix/ Plus why would i attempt to emulate something on a console ? It defeats the purpose in my eyes. Emulation should stay to the computers !
Using emulators on an XBox means that you can sit and use a big telly rather than sitting hunched over at a PC monitor. It seems a bit churlish to dismiss emulating on consoles like this.

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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:03 pm

Same reason I have, Lee. I'd rather sit in the living room, in front of the TV, playing some classic games, than in my study—where I spend all of my working day—starting at my Mac or PC... Also, GBA-based emulation is excellent, too, because it's quick, simple, and portable.
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Post by miner2049er » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:46 pm

CraigGrannell wrote:Also, GBA-based emulation is excellent, too, because it's quick, simple, and portable.
And now even more stable with the supercard sd with its built in emulators.
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Post by Dudley » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:06 pm

lahdbr wrote:Heya
I do all of my Emulation on PC. Not only is a stable, cheap and very very easy to access and aquire new roms and information for, but it supplies a huge amount of updatability and every issue is easy to fix/ Plus why would i attempt to emulate something on a console ? It defeats the purpose in my eyes. Emulation should stay to the computers !
Is your PC as portable as my Sony PSP then? :)
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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:47 pm

miner2049er wrote:And now even more stable with the supercard sd with its built in emulators.
Well, aren't they just version of PocketNES, Goomba, et al, so they're the same emulators that non-Supercard users are using?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:16 pm

LeeT wrote:
lahdbr wrote:Heya
I do all of my Emulation on PC. Not only is a stable, cheap and very very easy to access and aquire new roms and information for, but it supplies a huge amount of updatability and every issue is easy to fix/ Plus why would i attempt to emulate something on a console ? It defeats the purpose in my eyes. Emulation should stay to the computers !
Using emulators on an XBox means that you can sit and use a big telly rather than sitting hunched over at a PC monitor. It seems a bit churlish to dismiss emulating on consoles like this.
PC TV Output is a wonderful thing...
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