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Post by Yumika »

If you legally own the games and wish to emulate them, that should be your right. It can reduce wear and tear, while providing the convenience of referencing things (such as sprites and cutscenes). :3

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A physical copy of a cartridge is like a CD tbh, and I keep around rips of my music on my PC and other devices for personal use so I agree
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I agree with Yumika.

I was a huge emulator person back in the day playing a lot of my games on windows via emulators like Zsnes and Gens.
I later moved to linux and modded my xbox to work as an emulation machine which was fun, but I still think having actual consoles is the best, especially now as we live in an age of flash storage replacements and decent upscalers with minimal lag.

that being said I'm always using emulators to try a game before I buy it for the actual console, or to play a game I can't easily get ahold of.
plus I've joystick adapters for the game controllers, which I've had to make and were some of my earliest explorations into electronics modding and repair.

finally I think retroarch is a really interesting concept because it emulates hardware using FPGA cores which comes out a lot better and cleaner than traditional emulator software.
there's so much power to dedicate now that I'm hopeful we'll see a PS3 emulator that's stable in the near future.
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iOS 13.3 able to install any emulators yet? (Non-JB, so far - I'm not gonna do a JB until there's an untethered method tbh, but I'm on old enough hardware to do the boot exploit)
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I prefer to play emulators like Segasis and also those gameboy advance emualtors. I think they are even supported on Android platform too. Someday I hope that we get to even have emulators for PS 4 too with games in public domain.

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@Spook of the lost, RetroArch is cool and all given it allows cores to share global features, but I imagine it’d never get the performance of a native emulator on some platforms (depending on the console being emulated, the API implementation and the host system) unless stand-alone emulators were scrapped altogether and focus was entirely on libretro implementation... that said, feel free to correct me.

Which in turn, would make the RetroArch project a ridiculously huge responsibility, even moreso than it is now - plus I’m wondering if any specialist features (debuggers/etc) can be done in libretro implementations or not, which I doubt.

I see why it worked where other front ends/multi system emulators and such failed to get off the ground, though. It’s an amazing concept and when it works well it’s doing wonders. Admittedly I’d like them to add DX10/DX11 support to the MSVC2010 binaries should they be running on Vista and a compatible GPU, but that’s something minor I don’t need to bring up :P
People that were genuinely annoyed with the UAC prompts in Vista clearly never thought twice about doing 'sudo rm -rf / --no-preserve-root'.

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MeowsePad wrote:
1 year ago
Cassieboo wrote:
1 year ago
Someone *coughcough* was supposed to put a game cube emulator on my PC for me but hasn't yet :3 Luckily they are cute so can get away with it lol
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:lmao:

Dolphin's the best and easiest to use dude!

https://dolphin-emu.org/

No excuses now!

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What console's games can be played straight from original discs on a standard PC CD/DVD drive? (as in 1. a working emulator exists and 2. PC can read the discs)

I've only played Playstation 1&2, what others? Sega CD, Saturn, 3DO, Jaguar, NeoGeo... are all those that simple? And what else?

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@kaunisto: yes, PS1, PS2, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Xbox with a firmware mod to a computer's DVD rom drive, beyond that it's easier to get the console and use it to make backups, xbox can do it, wii can make backups and play both gamecube and wii games, PS3 and PS4 work via blu-ray so you might be able to play them via emulators if any end up existing using a blu-ray drive and a key to decode the games.
um... a lot of C64 games and stuff were on cassette tapes so a cassette player and an aux cable could play these.
Famicom disk system used floppy discs, so did a lot of old PC's like old commodores, amigas, dos, etc.
I don't know about the N64 disk system.

these are just the one's I've been able to test though, except for the famicom one as I don't have any famicom Disk system games.

Dreamcast can play burned games but you need a special tool to play GDroms to play backups with that.
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