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View Poll Results: Whats your Favourite emulated console/system?
MAME 16 30.77%
Genesis/Megadrive 8 15.38%
Master System/Game Gear 0 0%
Neo Geo 4 7.69%
NES 0 0%
Super Nintendo/Gameboy Advance 17 32.69%
Nintendo 64 0 0%
Gameboy 1 1.92%
Playstation 1 1.92%
Other (Not just consoles) 5 9.62%
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27-07-2010, 13:45   #16
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9 year old thread revival. is that a record?

personally, i go with Caprice for Amstrad 464 emulation, followed closely by ZSNES, mainly just to play Mario World over and over and over and over and over again..
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27-07-2010, 14:11   #17
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Depending on my mood its a toss up between SNES, Megadrive and Commodore 64 for me.

Unless ScummVM counts as an emulator, in which case that too!
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27-07-2010, 14:43   #18
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SNES, pretty much perfectly emulated and it's what got me into retro games and I was following the snes emulator development scene from the early days and still remember people trying to get the extra chips in the snes carts decrypted and emulated.
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27-07-2010, 15:05   #19
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Depending on my mood its a toss up between SNES, Megadrive and Commodore 64 for me.

Unless ScummVM counts as an emulator, in which case that too!
ScummVM counts in my book! I play Sam & Max and BASS on my Nokia N900

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SNES, pretty much perfectly emulated and it's what got me into retro games and I was following the snes emulator development scene from the early days and still remember people trying to get the extra chips in the snes carts decrypted and emulated.
I know the feeling. The golden age of emulation when Pc's with the power to emulate all these systems started to appear. I remember waiting for The New Zeland story to be emulated and then of course CPS2, CPS3 and the later Neo Geo games.

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27-07-2010, 15:21   #20
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I remember when the golden age died as well. The guy that was developing Final Burn the first CPS2 emulator started getting death threats in the mail for not having gotten some games emulated on final burn when he was still developing it and he ended up giving it up. Sad times.
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27-07-2010, 19:21   #21
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Thats totally insane!!!!!

He didnt have to do that for ANYONE!! (Sounds as if people were taking advantage of him (i dont blame him for giving it up!))

The one big problem with emulators is: MOST OF THEM DONT LOCK CPU SPEED @ GAME PLAY!! (The games dont play @ the right speed as a result)

Two EMU programs i have do: COLECOVISION AND ATARI (Coleco locks the cpu @ 3.58Mhz and Atari locks it @ 1.19Mhz during play resulting in exact console speed)

Why dont all of them lock the cpu speed? (Doesnt make sense)
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27-07-2010, 22:00   #22
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Why are you grouping SNES and GBA together?

They're completely different systems.

I voted MAME for sheer number of games available, but Final Burn Alpha is better for most fighting games.
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27-07-2010, 22:42   #23
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I think I've fallen in love with Dosbox as well. Just wish there was a similar program for Windows 95/98.
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28-07-2010, 09:36   #24
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Why are you grouping SNES and GBA together?

They're completely different systems.

I voted MAME for sheer number of games available, but Final Burn Alpha is better for most fighting games.
I'm afraid you wont be getting a reply. Kario is an old moderator of this forum and hasn't posted since last year

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SNES, as the associated translation scene exposed me to Square/Enix JRPGs like Seiken Densetsu 3 & Front Mission, plus it would've been impossible for my poor young self to play US Chrono Trigger any other way.
And then there were the hacks like 2-player Secret of Evermore, and the Secret of Mana patch which made the text ALMOST as good as the German localisation

Hmmm... now I want to play with Classic Controllers...
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Thats totally insane!!!!!

He didnt have to do that for ANYONE!! (Sounds as if people were taking advantage of him (i dont blame him for giving it up!))

The one big problem with emulators is: MOST OF THEM DONT LOCK CPU SPEED @ GAME PLAY!! (The games dont play @ the right speed as a result)

Two EMU programs i have do: COLECOVISION AND ATARI (Coleco locks the cpu @ 3.58Mhz and Atari locks it @ 1.19Mhz during play resulting in exact console speed)

Why dont all of them lock the cpu speed? (Doesnt make sense)
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WE CAN ALL GET YOUR POINT IF YOU JUST WRITE/TYPE in normal font.

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28-07-2010, 18:18   #27
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I voted playstation since I discovered emulation after all my ps1 games were robbed and it saved me trying to replace them all/go on a vigilante suicide mission into Dublin's seedy underbelly.

Then ZSNES of course, for Chrono Trigger, Earthbound and all the other games I missed as a kid.
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STOP SHOUTING!
OVERUSE OF CAPITAL LETTERS TO WRITE POSTS IS JUST ANNOYING!
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Im sorry buddy.. Is this better? (I reckon it is)
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Well mame is more arcade than console isn't it? UNless you count arcades as consoles themselves.

MAME simply can't be beat.

Ps1 has the best games of any system ever in my opinion but

kegafusion is a megadrive,mega cd,32x emulator that works awesomly.
ZSNES is awesome too but it's interface is horrendous
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So far the best host machine for emulators, outside of PCs, has been the Xbox, which is ultimately still a PC.
But the Wii is turning out to be a fantastic machine for emulation, getting a headstart from the good emus on the GC.
Coupled with the classic controller and SD card support its a combo that's hard to beat.
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