Anyone else here emulate games?

Discussion in 'Games' started by sluthy, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. sluthy macrumors regular

    May 13, 2002
    Bundaberg, Qld. Australia
    Just wondering, does anyone else here play old NES, Genesis/Megadrvie, Atari etc. games on their computers? I don't see a lot of discussion about them anywhere.

    Two of the best sites for Mac emulation news and software are Emulation.Net and Richard Bannister's site. And for games, there seems to be millions of pages for the ROMs, but they're almost all crappy Geocities pages with nothing except "vote for me" popups and porn adverts.

    Also, while I'm here, has anyone else had a problem with not being able to use their keyboards in Carbon emulators, like Generator and RockNES? I've sent two emails to Bannister about it, and I'm waiting for a reply.
  2. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    yeah i used to play some emulated games....i played zelda for supernintendo, which i used to play all the time but when i got it for my emulator i got to one part and it would freeze up made me so angry...ah well.
  3. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    i've been playing around with emulation a lot lately. pretty fun.

    rocknes, snes98, mupen/sixtyforce mostly.

    nes and snes roms are pretty easy to find.
    good selection and info about games

    i got all my app info from too. good site (strange navigation though).

    n64 games are pretty hard to find since they are so large.

    there is a good kdx server for all this stuff too. only place i found n64 roms.

    i was playing mario bros and joust a lot. havent played those games in a very long time. dont even know what i did with my nintendo (probably in a closet at my parent's house somewhere).

    i was looking for a good gamepad to use with these but wanted to find one that worked with both osx and linux and just couldnt find one i liked (linux is the biggest problem).

    [remember of course that legally you should only use roms that you actually own the game for]
  4. Sol macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2003
    Emulators are great

    I am a big fan of emulators. Recently I located a ROM of my favorite shoot 'em up, R-Type as well as a few variations of Galaga. These games are great to play with USB game-pads since most emulators support them. It would be great if discs with ROMs could be purchased legitimately but I guess there are far too many copyright issues with such a scheme.
  5. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

    Nov 4, 2001
    I do, I emulate using SNES9X (vers. 1.39) It is great, with the smoothing features they have it looks fantastic. I am a Super Mario World Junkie!

    But i do agree that sometimes you can get to a place in a game and then it wont let you get any further, but hell, i just think 'yey, finished the game quicker!

  6. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    Re: Emulators are great

    Some companies have made the games public domain. Since most of the games are not sold anymore there isnt any possibility of them losing money by making them public.

    Most simply turn a blind eye to the piracy sicne again it doesn't effect them. Seems to me theycould make a good deal of money if they supported emulation of obsolete consoles, but i guess they dont think its worth the effort.
  7. actripxl macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    I love emulators especially since I got rid of all those systems a long time ago. It's great being able to relive those great moments when those games and systems where considered cutting edge. There are a few I wish got better like the Turbografx-Pc engine (splatterhouse and R-type) or even had them (Atari Jaguar & Sega Saturn). The Jag had the best AVP game untill the Computer ver. came out and the Saturn had awesome games to bad both systems were just marketed really bad especially the Saturn since I think it was much better than the PSX( mind you I bought the Saturn when it was dead and bought the PSX the first day it came out) I still have all the games saved after my system died though I got rid of the PSX right after RE3.
  8. mattmack macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2002
    San Francisco Area
    Re: Anyone else here emulate games?

    I play old apple IIe games withan emulator. AHHH brings me back to the simpler times when apple was the only gaming platform:)
  9. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    i've been using SNES9X custom for the past few days and it blows the origional out of the water. check out for the link. it uses opengl blitters for full screen gameplay, has lots of audio options, and can run compressed roms.
  10. TheCat macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2002
    Re: Anyone else here emulate games?

    oh yea! i love emu games, my fave m/c's are Spectrum, ST, Megadrive and (of course) arcade. There are lots of ways to access roms, try usenet for one.
    Here's a link for u to try:

    If u find something to download then please login again, but this time with user/pwd "upload" and donate something in return!
    (('anonymous' user is only for downloading))

    Enjoy :)

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