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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:02 am

There have been 4 which have made me go "WOW"

1) Vice - when I first discovered it possible to play C64 games on a PC (many, many years ago)

2) MAME - the first time I saw that I could have Out Run & Bubble Bobble at full speed on my PC

3) Project 64 - Am really impressed that I can play most of my fav N64 games (Star Wars Shadow of the Empire excluded :cry: ) on my shitty laptop)

4) gPSP - GBA on PSP at full speed, cool!

Fav has to be the first one though!!
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:14 am

Bub&Bob wrote:gPSP - GBA on PSP at full speed, cool!
Almost. Try playing Reaxion on it - it runs really slow. No idea what its doing (maybe the music), but something is slowing it down horrendously. Still playable once you get to grips with the lag - the extended clock time gives you more time to think so you can plan better.

The biggie fr me is MAME, closely followed by VICE.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:41 am

Bub&Bob wrote:4) gPSP - GBA on PSP at full speed, cool!
at full speed for the games I play on it - so, i'm alright Jack :wink:
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Post by resident paul » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:54 am

resident paul wrote:Mame my favourite & then CCS64 came second
I forgot to put some others like GLECK(spectrum), Final Burn & Raine(both arcade)

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Post by necronom » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:34 pm

Vice for the C64
WinUAE for the Amiga
MAME for Arcade games

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Post by greyscalp » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:40 am

Never forget the first emu I ever used. ZSNES so I could play Yoshi's Island at college in the late 90's. The game + emu fitted on a floppy (remember them?). Got me through some pretty dull lectures :lol:

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Post by bonerlaw » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:03 am

MAME........arcade games are either expensive on ebay....or impossible to find out and about nowadays....so this is the only place to find them all for me!!!

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Post by stvd » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:50 pm

I expect current MAME plays NeoGeo games perfectly but when I first got NeoRageX I was v.happy :).

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Post by Titan » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:32 pm

Probably Gens (most ROMS I get are Mega Drive ones), although Genecyst holds some fond memories for me as well, as it was the first ever emulator I used when I first got the internet: I was really excited to try out the infamous Simon Wai Sonic 2 Beta ^_^ (www.s2beta.com if you need info)
Heh, I remember the blood dripping off some of the menus, it was a cool design.

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Post by STranger81 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:32 am

have to jump on the band wagon and say MAME. Ive got an arcade on my laptop! that will NEVER get old.

And I love fusion because it plays several sega machines very well

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Post by pleccy » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:00 am

I like BSNES - it's an amazing piece of software.

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Post by Ian Smith » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:53 pm

Vice 64 for me. :D

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Post by Scooby1970 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:48 am

My favourite emu is probably Nebula, lets me play some great Neo-Geo and CPS-1/CPS-2 games that I'd only ever played in the arcade before, or never played before.

Must be closely followed by Gens+ though for my Megadrive/Master System/Game Gear games!

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Post by thl » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:20 am

Haven't used emulators that often. My favourite are Snes9x, Meka, Fusion, and Visualboy Advance. And for arcade games, I settle with FBA and MAME.

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Post by Smurph » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:25 am

Fusion, MAME and ZXspin for me.
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