Does anyone do emulated games on their Mac?

Discussion in 'Games' started by princealfie, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Right now I've been using sixty force on my iBook to play N64 games. Does anyone else here use their Mac for emulation gaming?
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't. I kept the consoles or re-bought broken ones and purchase games from eBay or GameStation which have excellent retro bargains. I'm a bit of a purist.
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Personally I can't get sixtyforce to work on my MBP. Don't understand what I'm doing wrong
     
  4. hellodon macrumors 6502

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    What controller do you guys use for n64 emulation? That's the only reason i never bothered...seemed like without that n64 controller it would just be difficult to play the games.
     
  5. jericho53 macrumors regular

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    I am new to the emu thing. Where do I get games? I own a n64 and alot of games but it would be nice to play them on my iBook.
     
  6. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    You gotta acquire the games from questionable sources.

    I use a Xbox 360 controller to play the games. Actually is more comfy to me than the N64 controller.
     
  7. jericho53 macrumors regular

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    Are we talking p2p file sharing? Please thow me a bone and point me in the right direction?
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I've used MacMAME in the past, but that's about it. As for my PC though, I use ZSNES and NESticle... :cool:
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    You do? I'm running a standard retail copy of Final Fantasy X through an emulator, and I didn't have to do anything dodgy on the game side of things. Finding a ROM that matched the real PS2 was the tricky bit.
     
  10. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    Definitely. I run:
    - power 64 (C64)
    - SNES
    - NES (Rock NES)
    - Stella (Atari 2600)
    - MAME

    Not so much luck with th e N64 emulator (on the PB), but the G5 handles it pretty well most times.
     
  11. ericsthename macrumors regular

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    Yeah, P2P will get you most any rom you want, bittorrent too if you know where to look. I tried the new version of Sixtyforce on my macbook pro, but found that it is still lacking compared to the windows emulators. If you can dual boot, download project64 and you will find that most everything works, and can be made to look even better than N64 natively.

    On the SNES side of things however, dual booting is entirely unnecessary. SNES9x works well for PPC and Intel macs.

    I used to have an old iShock controller from Macally, which was basically a playstation lookalike. I recently bought a madcatz mini 360 controller, because im a huge fan of the xbox controller, and this one can potentially be used for both. It has a neat feature - there is a little switch on the underside of the controller to invert the axes of the thumbsticks, which is somewhat useful because i don't invert, but most of my friends do. This makes it easy to pass the controller back and forth without having to change software prefs everytime.

    Just a thought - I dont really see much difference in playing old console games for "free" on a computer, and watching tv broadcast movies taped to VHS. I mean, everyone knows that these games have seen their day, and there is no real, significant loss of intellectual property going on. Only recently have companies (Wii anyone? Xbox Live arcade?) recognized that there is a potential market in "old school" gaming. Paying up to $15-20 for a recycled product is almost too much for me. So I for one, don't feel like this is as taboo a subject as some people on here make it out to be. Am I a theif for taking the day old doughnuts left outside the back door of safeway?

    Just my 2 cents :)
     
  12. jericho53 macrumors regular

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    You make a good point. I also own most of the games I want to play on the emu. Thanks for the advice.
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    #1 -- Uhhh how did you get the ROM?


    #2 'running a standard retail copy of FFX' -- so do you have the PS2 disc in your computer or something? :confused:

    -- MrMacMan
     
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    I found it somewhere online, I can't remember where now. To stay legal, you should own a real PS2 before downloading, and in my case I went a step further and ensured that I had the same version :)

    Yes, they're readable in standard DVD drives.
     
  15. Kimi macrumors regular

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    Can someone drop the name of the PS2 emulator? I've used a PS1 one, but that was a long time ago. Would be nice to play some games while I'm at uni.
     
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    Oops, I failed to mention that it's a Windows-based emulator. It's called PCSX2, and it works under Boot Camp.
     
  17. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Ditto.
     
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    i use BSNES and sixty-force just for a couple of mario games
     
  19. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    Still waiting for a good Amiga emulator. UAE is nice but sometimes lacks speed on both my old PowerBook 1.25 and an AMD Winchester 3500+ (which *should* be fast enough for some decent emulation I thought)... :(


    Anyway, SNES9x and Power 64 both are great emulators indeed!
     
  20. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    This is how the xbox will live on....holding all of Neo Geo, Turbo G16, Sega, NES,SNES,N64 games I got.

    configured for the PSP soon:D ;)


    Bless
     
  21. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sixty force is only ideal under PowerPc chips I think.
     
  22. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    My XBOX is my emulator machine:

    NES
    SNES
    GBA
    Genesis
    MAME
    CP1/2
    NEOGEO
    N64


    used to also have PS1 but since I got a modded PS2, I dont need that on the XBOX.

    IN terms of OSX compatible emulation programs, there is never going to be an N64, Dreamcast, PS2 or XBOX emulator that actually works, so dont ask. yes, some exist, but they truly suck and will never be as stable or as useful as anything 16-bit and older.
     
  23. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    what makes u think that? :eek:
     
  24. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Do you have the Universal beta? It sucks, and I've had nothing but problems with it, but maybe you'll have better luck.
     
  25. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I have the universal beta doesnt work :( The only one I can get working is the snes. Can't seem to find many mac emulators
     

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