Emulators on Mac (without running windows)

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  1. TDHXXX macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on picking up one of the upcoming quad-core iMacs, either the i5 or i7, I haven't decided yet.

    I'm very interested in running emulators for the following platforms and was wondering if they were available.


    SNES
    GBA
    NDS
    PSX
    PS2

    Thanks
     
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  3. TDHXXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks alot, just what I was looking for.

    The frame rate seems to suffer a bit on the PS2 emulator... do you think the 27" with 512mb GPU & 4GB or RAM + Quadcore will help this?
     
  4. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on what you've got now and what games you're running. Also keep in mind that it's a relatively new port being maintained by one guy trying to keep up with the Linux version. It has come a long way though.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    nice list. im interested to see how the PS2 emulator goes too as the P1 controller port on my PS2 is dead! :mad:

    hope it works good :D
     
  6. Blair230 macrumors regular

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    Sorry to semi hijack but is there a PSP emulator for Mac?
     
  7. TDHXXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think there is a PSP emulator at all, yet.
     
  8. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    if anyones curious about N64, sixtyforce is a good N64 emulator (but it costs $16 to be able to save)

    they released a beta version of a cocoa rewrite of the program (the old version's roots date back to 1998) in 2007
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    im having trouble getting the stupid ps2 emulator working grrr.
     
  10. cripplerking macrumors member

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    Could anyone post a description of how they got the PS2 one working in Snow Leopard? I would very much appreciate it.

    Also: does the PSX emulator work only with discs or can you use ROM files? If so, how?
     
  11. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Ask these guys.

    Check here for the plugin to use ISOs.
     
  12. samm565 macrumors newbie

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    Crossover games is like a windows emulator without windows it runs some apps and games, but check compatibility list to see what runs on it, i know that's not what you r looking for but i just said so u have another option, and Project64 is a N64 emulator for windows that works on crossover games with no bugs that i can find.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    common mistake: crossover is not an emulator. it runs off WINE (google it and you will see what i mean eh? ;)).
     
  14. cripplerking macrumors member

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    Alright, so I've been trying to get PCSX to work. I've downloaded it, gotten the bios, put it in the appropriate folder, etc... I tried downloading the ROM of Chrono Trigger, got that too. I now have "Chrono Trigger.bin" and "Chrono Trigger.cue". I try to use "Run CD" with each of them; neither works. Either it crashes or I get a black screen. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
     
  15. TDHXXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    You could try the DS-re-release of it, it has a better translation.
     
  16. TDHXXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there anyway to use the playstation emulator with iso files instead of the discs?
     
  17. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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  18. iPorFerLuis macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    did anyone forget the great Nintendo 64?? :p lol

    I'm locking for a mac emulator for N64. i'm locking for the best!!

    can somebody tell me the right one?? I appreciate it..

    thanks to everyone
     
  19. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Please read the thread. This was already discussed.
     
  20. TDHXXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't seem to get any of my images working in pscx with that plugin, Dino Crisis 2 worked, but the sound quality was awful and Parasite Eve loaded to the Square Europe screen but then stalled...


    What am I doing wrong?
     
  21. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    i need help getting the snes emulator working for osx snow leopard. one game i love and played but hate using the keyboard for it is super mario rpg.
     

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