any nintendo emulators for intel?

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  1. mark! macrumors 65816

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    I know there are many for PowerPC but they run kind of slow...it's like...emulating an emulator...so that makes it slow. Anyway...does anyone know of one...or heard a sign of one coming out?
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    How about buy the original console and games?
     
  3. mark! thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Because I already did and they were stolen when I put them in storage and when I reported that someone broke in my storage with a fork lift they did not find the person that did it....
    unless you would like to find them I am not spending more money on stuff I already paid for.

    (well my dad put it in storage...and when he reported and blah blah so on.)
     
  4. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    Eeek! That sucks...

    I know that Richard Bannister is currently in the process of converting his emulators to Universal binaries. I don't think they're out right now, but keep your eyes open.

    here's the link:

    http://www.bannister.org/software/index.htm
     
  5. mark! thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks!

    We managed to get another N64 though for $20...with like....5 games.
    It sucks though because we had 2 NES, 1 SNES, 2 N64, the original GameBoy Advance, the SP (it was that ugly blue though..) & the PS2...and we never got it back...I'm just gonna wait until the Revolution & PS3 comes out to buy another console...(excluding the 64)
     
  6. Ninja_Turtle macrumors 6502

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    n64 is one of the lamest, most terrible game systems ever made.
    ill admit it had good games....mario 64, goldeneye, diddy kong racing, mario kart, and killer instinct but...no, it sux0red.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yes it was terrible with Mario 64, Goldeneye, Diddy Kong, Mario Kart, Killer Instinct, ZELDA. You know, the first popular console FPS, the first 3D platformer (and what is heralded as the best Mario by a lot of people), the first 3D games of Nintendo's long running series. A system that spawned games that were cloned in Crash Bandicoot, Wipeout, Tomorrow Never Dies, that Daxter game and countless others. A console that arguably brought 4 controller ports built-in to the console world, could go online, could edit games... that had no load times despite grand worlds - no breaks in game play. etc.

    Fair do's :)
     
  8. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    i'm assuming you have an x86-mac? if so, you can probably get the source code to zsnes or snes9x and compile it yourself.
     
  9. mark! thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not that tech savvy yet...haha.
    I have no idea how to do that stuff...but I'm okay with html which has nothign to do with that. But yes I am using a MacBook Pro...what would be involved in such a task?

    eh nvm i can't do it.
     
  10. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget Super Smash Brothers!
     
  11. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    well, everyone starts somewhere.

    1) install the developer tools
    2) go to the zsnes page and download the source (use the linux link on the left pane).
    3) uncompress everything and read the README file.
    4) come back here for any issues that crop up
     
  12. mark! thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have the source code for SNES9x for linux & mac....can I use them?
     
  13. mark! thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I found a universal binary of SNES9x, its a site that has a huge list of x86 stuff and its AWESOME. IT is so much faster than other emulators...heck...its faster than the actual nintendo!!! I love it!

    http://www.osx86.theplaceforitall.com/software/
     
  14. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    Where do you get roms for that emulator>?
     
  15. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    You buy equipment and rip them yourself. Downloading them is illegal.
     
  16. mark! thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes...but WOW these games run great on the universal veresion of snes9x...its so much smoother!
     
  17. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, the N64 did suck... I mean, who cares how good the games are? It's the hardware that matters and, even though the N64 was technically far superior to the PS1, it still was teh sux0r!

    </end sarcasm>

    lol.
     
  18. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    It's not illegal if you have a SNES( i do ) and own the games u download( i have about 10 that i want to try on my mbp)
     
  19. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    That's a completely false myth. It is illegal to transfer a backup copy by U.S. law. So you CAN'T download the games you own legally. Don't ask on MacRumors for roms.
     
  20. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    What the heck?

    Okay, what sucked about it if all the games were good and it was about three times faster than its competitors?
     
  21. mark! thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You did get the message i sent you right?
    But anyways...the universal binary of snes9x is soooo frikkin cool.
     

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