Emulator required specs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RamCpu, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. RamCpu macrumors member

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    What are the required specs for most game emulators such as nes, atari etc?
     
  2. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    Anything will work for consoles. Now to emulate more fun things you might need a Quad G5.
     
  3. WMD macrumors regular

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    Since you posted this in the PowerPC section, I imagine you want to run the emulator on that. My PowerBook G4 1.5GHz couldn't run an N64 emulator at full speed; more like 2/3rds.* I imagine that SNES and anything weaker should have no problem.


    *-said emulator lacked dynamic recomplication support for PPC, unlike x86. Otherwise it would have worked.
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Back in the day, I ran an NES emulator just fine on the original PowerPC laptop, the PowerBook 5300c. So NES or older (Atari, etc,) should work on any PowerPC. SNES you might need something a little faster, but not significantly so.

    Connectix Virtual Game Station (a commercial Playstation emulator that was subject to a lawsuit by Sony,) officially required a G3/233, but it would run acceptably on a 604/200.
     
  5. Swampus macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I played SNES games on a PM 9600 w/ 604e. I suspect that I could have gotten by with less. The lowliest iMac should do just fine if you're looking for a dedicated classic gaming console emulator.
     
  6. Wildy macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to run most of the emulators for older systems (pre-N64 era). Be warned, there are a few which are far more true to the original consoles than most emulators - due to the level of detail they emulate you might find they don't run so well.
     

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