Question about Console Emu's for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by optimus187prime, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. optimus187prime macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2007
    Hello I am going to be getting my first Mac and first laptop soon. A 2.2GHz Blackbook. I know these machines arnt primarily for games but I thought it would be cool to get some on there just in case. What are the best Emu's to get? I know there are alot of options. I was definitly thinking about getting a Emu for NES, SNES, N64, Sega, and MAME. So basically which ones are good and how do they run ?
  2. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
  3. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Sixtyforce is great for N64 emulation, and a big update is due out soon...
  4. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
  5. optimus187prime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2007
    Yeah I was checking out that site but there are so many options on which emu to use. Didnt know if you guys prefer one to another
  6. joemama2413 macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    #6 is always good.
    does anyone know where i can get gcube for mac. the link on their website is down.
  7. erise macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2003
    Seattle, Washington
    I've used Mac emulators for a long time (I actually used to work on the MacEmu site and still post on the forums there). These are the emulators I recommend you try out:

    Arcade: MAME OS X
    Nintendo (NES): Nestopia
    Super Nintendo (SNES): SNES9x
    Nintendo 64: sixtyforce
    Nintendo Game Boy / Game Boy Color: KiGB
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance: Boycott Advance
    Sega Master System / Game Gear: SMS Plus
    Sega Genesis: Genesis Plus

    They are all pretty user friendly and have good compatibility. A 2.2Ghz MacBook should be able to run all of these emulators very well.

    Here is a working link to gcube but I don't think it really runs that well. It's not developed anymore and probably won't even compile on an Intel Mac.
  8. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Anyone know of the best PlayStation 1 emulator for Mac? And a good N64 one would be great too.

    I've tried PCSX and FlareStorm 2 for Playstation emulators, but both seemed pretty buggy. Actually, PCSX crashed right when I told it to run the CD. FlareStorm 2 was a little weird, it didn't seem to have support for audio but maybe it was just a setting or something. The graphics were a little screwy too.

    Sixtyforce works great though. Got Ocarina of Time working.

    I guess I could always set up my real consoles...... with the real games....... but eh.
  9. MacFly123 macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006

    Can any of you give me a little help??? I just downloaded some emulators for NES, SNES, and Sega, but I don't know how they work :( Where do I get the games and how does it all work??? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :)
  10. MacFly123 macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2006
    Ok I found some games, but they are like weird remakes, and only one level. Is that normal in the emulator world or can I find the real, full versions of the games I want anywhere??? I am looking for, Mario, Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart, Contra, & Sonic The Hedgehog :)
  11. windowsblowsass macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2004
    psst limewire ;) i dont know if it will work in osx but does any one remember virtual game station?
  12. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040


    Apr 17, 2004
    Due to legality issues (I'm waiting for Canadian RAM to come in and say all this) you can only play homebrewn games on Console Emulators, the use of "ROM"s are Illegal to say the least, but what the heck. Snes9x for SNES, Nestopia for NES, google genesis emulator mac os x and you'll find a site with some good ones, VBA for GBA or Boycott Advanced also works well.

    Now as for ROMS... I'm not sure.
  13. gunthian macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2003
    Try this site, too. Been around for quite a while, browse for links to emulators for all consoles, computers, etc.:
  14. john.e.q macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    Question about visual boy advance

    I just installed visual boy advanced on my mac, and I downloaded Pokemon Saphari, but i can't get it to save. Can any body tell me How? Also is there a way i can get the screen any bigger?

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