8 bit emulators for Mac

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8 bit emulators for Mac

Post by SirClive » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:31 am

What are the best? Particularly after the 8bit computer emulators.
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Post by Lorfarius » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:52 am

I didn't bother most were pretty poor or didn't work with a big chunk of games. Instead I got a yarred copy of Parallel 5, installed XP and ran coherency mode. It lets you open Windows program and leave them in the Dock.
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Re: Mac Emulators

Post by SirClive » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:57 am

I don't want to go down the piracy route and would not use parallels enough to justify the cost, so am happy to have limited emulators.
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Post by boyo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:37 pm

SirClive wrote:I don't want to go down the piracy route and would not use parallels enough to justify the cost, so am happy to have limited emulators.
But you have a Mac now don't you? :D

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Re: Mac Emulators

Post by SirClive » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:10 pm

Eh?
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Re: 8 bit emulators for Mac

Post by C16 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:52 am

I had the same problem with emulators, but there are some great ones out there.

Arnold - Amstrad CPC
Fuse - Spectrum
VICE - C64,Vic20, PET & Plus 4
Stella - Atari 2600
BeepM3 - BBC B

Then we have:

BSNES - SNES
HATARI - Atari ST
TGEmu - PC Engine
MAME OSX

There is also some DOS games packaged with a DOSBOX that work brilliantly on the MAC.

So in essence we have most of what the PC/Windows has to offer.

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Re: 8 bit emulators for Mac

Post by SirClive » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:02 am

Cheers for that.

I downloaded MacMESS but for some reason it doesn't show up most of the emulators :?
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Re: 8 bit emulators for Mac

Post by Edwards80 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:31 am

SirClive wrote:Cheers for that.

I downloaded MacMESS but for some reason it doesn't show up most of the emulators :?
Have you downloaded the BIOS's for the machines you want to run? Can't link here for obvious reasons but they are easy to find.

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Re: 8 bit emulators for Mac

Post by SirClive » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:34 am

Nope. Didn't know I needed to (nor where to put them once I get them) :?
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Re: 8 bit emulators for Mac

Post by Edwards80 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:41 am

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Re: 8 bit emulators for Mac

Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:40 am

OpenEmu has NES, GB and SMS support (along with SNES/Mega Drive for 16-bit thrills). It can be a bit crashy between games, but it's solid when you've something loaded.
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