An emulator is a program that allows a computer or modern console to emulate a different OS or video game console's behavior. Emulators are most often used to play older video games on personal computers and modern video game consoles, but they are also used to play games translated into other ...

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Why is it so difficult to emulate PS2 games in a PS3?

I know that PS2 games can only be played in a 'fat' PS3 with the right hardware to run it. But why is so difficult to emulate a PS2 game in the PS3 without that hardware? Is the processor, the ...
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iCade bluetooth keyboard mappings for MAME?

I just got an iCade -- it is technically for an Apple iPad, but it is basically a generic bluetooth keyboard arcade controller. It's great! But once I paired it with my laptop as a bluetooth ...
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How can I run PlayStation 1 CDs on my PC?

I have an old PlayStation 1, and I am a big fan of old games. I have a lot of game CDs for this PlayStation. Is it possible to run these games on my PC? If so, how?
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Windows Steam games on a Mac with WINE?

I love my MacBook (2008, aluminum, Intel processor with the low-end nVidia chipset). I don't like running Windows. I don't want a Windows Bootcamp partition, because I found I never used it. (I really ...
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Can I run an SNES emulator without it having input focus?

I'm trying to let someone play an emulator on another monitor while I use my computer normally on the main monitor. I need to set up an emulator for SNES that will continue the emulation and accept ...
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How to increase speed and flow of movement on dolphin emulator

I am trying to play Super Smash Bros Brawl on the Dolphin emulator but can't play well as the speed of the game is incredibly slow. What can I do to prevent this problem, so that I get faster ...
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How can I get my copy of Murder to play?

I've got a ROM of Rabbit Software's 1983 classic, Murder. I've got it as a .t64 file, what do I need in order to play it?
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How to add more ROMs to MAME on X-Arcade

We take the off-hours entertainment seriously here at Stack Exchange, so we got one of the X-Arcade cabinets installed at the office. Trouble is - we can't seem to be able to add more ROMs to it. ...
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RetroArch - Can I switch GBC core from gambatte to mednafen?

So I've been playing GBC games on my Raspberry Pi using the RetroPie OS. More specifically, I've been playing Shantae using RetroArch's GBC emulator. When I found out that certain features are only ...
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Pokemon Black 2 Emulator save issue

So here's my situation now. I've started a Pokemon Black 2 game on Desmume, and the game warned me that I already have a saved game, so I said I want to start a new game anyway. Now, I'm usually ...
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Linking with Gameboy Advance Emulators?

Are there any Gameboy Advance Emulators that can simulate linking, that way two computers running the emulator can link with each other over an Internet connection? If one does support this ...
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MAME “distributions”: which one is better for what thing?

I use MAME almost from the begginning of the project and love it. But today exists so many variations and "distributions" of the original that I can't keep the count. I used the MAME Plus project but ...
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How do I optimize PXSX2's performance?

I'm looking for a PS2 emulator guru who knows the ins and outs of PXSX2. I'm currently trying to play my all time favorite game, Final Fantasy X, on the emulator and I'm constantly running at around ...
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Playing oldgame in Dosbox, is sound blaster or Roland better?

I'm playing an old game in Dosbox. The game asks me whether my sound card is Sound Blaster or Roland. What should I choose for best sound? Game happens to be ...
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Is it possible to play Outpost on a modern OS?

I have fond memories of playing Outpost in the windows 95 era, and I pulled out the CD recently and discovered that it will not install on XP and above. I believe the problem is that it utilized DOS ...
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Is it possible to make memory card loads faster with ePSXe?

I've googled around for this but couldn't find a result. Besides using the quick-save/load feature of ePSXe, is there a way to make the memory card become "detected" quicker for certain games? I'm ...
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Does the Dolphin Emulator Support 3DTV Output?

I can't figure out if the Dolphin emulator just does that red/blue 3D or actual 3D. I'm thinking about purchasing a 3D TV soon and I'm wondering if it'll be compatible.
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Using Rin-gameboy emulator with VisualBoy Advance

I started playing Pokemon with my Android phone. I used my cartridge image with the RIN gameboy emulator. It's a port of the PSP one. My save games (when uncompressed) have 70KB. On Visual Boy ...
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Play n64oid saves on laptop?

Is there any way to play the game saves from n64oid on my Win7 laptop? Basically I'd like to be able to hook up my USB controller and take over from a game save I have from traveling and playing on my ...
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Is it possible to emulate an Xbox 360 or PS3?

I'm a guy that only plays on PC, but there are some really decent games on Xbox 360 and PS3, that are made exclusively for these platforms. I was wondering if it's possible to emulate consoles of ...
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Is it possible to use a playstation save on a pc version?

I almost finished Final Fantasy VII on a PSX emulator running on Ubuntu, but now I would like to play the last hours on the pc version, maybe with graphical and audio mods (non-MIDI music and ...
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Grapple doesn't work in Zelda Wind Waker

Problem For some reason my grapple has never quite worked in Wind Waker. The only way I can latch on is by aiming very high above the grapple zones. Solution? Has anybody ever seen this problem ...
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Play Game Boy Color games on DS Lite

I'm thinking about homebrew-hacking my DS Lite, because I could backup my games, play music, and emulate SNES games. I was thinking, could I emulate GBC games? I have a few timeless Gameboy Color ...
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How to fix USB gamepad problem with Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) Classics 1

Lately I bought Sega Mega Drive Classics 1 on Get Games, featuring Golden Axe, Shadow Dancer, Crack Down and several others (also available on Steam). The games work perfectly with my ancient, ...
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Emulator problems with Brigandine

I have a scratched copy of Brigandine, an old game by Atlus on PSOne. I also have a PSOne. Now that we got that out of the way ... I'm having trouble emulating this game from a ROM, and all of my ...
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Crash and Reboot When Running mame.exe (MAME Emulator)

I downloaded the latest version of the MAME Emulator (version 0.142 - mame0142b.exe) from the address below recently: http://mamedev.org/release.html Unfortunately, when I execute the mame.exe file ...
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Does XBox gamepad emulator software exist for the PC?

What I'm hoping to do is use a second keyboard and/or mouse in the place of a gamepad for games that require a gamepad to enable multiplayer gaming. I've noticed a few games that are XBox ports have ...
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Kega Fusion not quitting on “Escape” when launched with -fullscreen

I'm building an arcade cabinet, so there is no way to use Alt+F4 for quitting the emulator. I find several mentions, that Kega should quit on Esc, when launched with -fullscreen, but at least for me ...
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Visual Boy Advance Invalid or Not Recognized Save File

Today after an annoying problem with my PC I had to format it and reinstall everything. Of course I made backup of all my files but, as always it seems that I lost something. I use Visual Boy ...
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How do I create custom savestate files in PCSX2 0.9.7 using the “Other…” option?

I'd like to be able to use the "Other" option when creating savestates in PCSX2, but whenever I try I get the following message: If this were hooked up, it would save a savestate file. I'm ...
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How to use the HORI Real Arcade Pro EX stick for Xbox 360 in WinKawaks?

Currently I got my hands on the WinKawaks, and tried to hook up the HRAP EX stick on my computer, after done some homework on Google, I found this link on shoryuken forum, I followed the route there ...
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Copy PS2 memory cards into PCSX2 emulator

Okay, I have the following: PS2 memory cards with saves from PS2 PS2 memory card adapter for PS3 PS3 which can read those files No PS2 or fat PS3 anymore, which is why I use... PCSX2 emulator which ...
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How do you see if a tile was watered?

I am using dolphin to play this game and I cannot see a difference between tiles that have been watered and tiles that have been not watered that day. The blue tiles have been watered (at least I ...
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How do I use cheat codes in emulated PS1 games?

How can I use Action Replay–type cheat codes for PS1 games that my computer (Windows) emulates? I would like to play games I used to play when I was younger, such as Final Fantasy VIII, but I ...
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How do I evolve Kadabra to its final form without trading it?

I play Pokemon Emerald on the computer using VisualBoy Advance, so I can't evolve my Kadabra by trading it. Is there any other way I can turn my Kadabra into Alakazam?
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Why do my controls stop working when I start a new game?

I am emulating Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards using Project 64, but every ROM that I have found says "Issues (plugin)" under the status column. When starting the game, the controls work up until the ...
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How can I transfer my PSP saves to the PPSSPP emulator?

I kept all my PSP's save data and imported it to my PS Vita, but long term my PC may get more PSP action than the Vita. Thanks to Content Manager, I DO have copies of all of my PSP games in a digital ...
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Configuration gets reset, and cannot find BIOS in ePSXe

I downloaded the PlayStation emulator, ePSXe and it worked fine last night. When I attempted to start a game today, it says it is not configured despite the fact the nothing was changed. When I ...
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How do I play an old Net Yaroze game?

I used to really enjoy the game Super Bub Contest that was given away on a few Playstation magazine cover discs. It was a Net Yaroze game, for the original PS. I no longer have the discs, or a ...
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Recent M.A.M.E. for MacOS [closed]

Is there any version of MAME for MACOS that is still up to date? (Still maintained). http://www.macmame.org/ last update: 2006 http://mameosx.sourceforge.net/ last update: 2009 GUI would be nice, ...
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How can I play Age of Mythology on WMware Fusion with Windows 7?

Thanks to Google I found this video on youtube: ...
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Contra Rebirth Wii on Dolphin: can't move when shooting

I run Contra Rebirth WiiWare at Dolphin Emulator for Ubuntu. I'm using Logitech Rumblepad2 that I use to emulate Wiimote. And I can't run when I'm shooting. What's wrong?
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Looking for a Good/Reputable Source for Hardware to Dump Old Cartridge Based Games [closed]

I love retro-games! What kid from the 80's doesn't! I'm also a software engineer by trade. Recently, I've also had to transition into designing actual embedded computer hardware which has meant that ...
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Can I Trade Between Pokemon Red (Gen I) and Pokemon Crystal (Gen II) Via VBA on my iMac?

So I'm marathoning all the pokemon games, I don't have a Gameboy Colour anymore so I'm playing the old games on an emulator (VBA) on my Mac. I remember back in the day that you could trade pokemon ...
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SNES9x slow when fullscreen on Windows 8

When I run SNES9x emulator in fullscreen I get seriously bad FPS. If I run windowed mode it's perfect, and it runs fine before when I had Windows 7 on. I've updated my drivers from the Nvidia site ...
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Joystick D-Pad not working on sdlmame

I wasn't sure on which StackExchange site I should ask this, so I'll give it a try over here. I installed sdlmame (0.140-1) and qmc2 (0.2.b17-1) as a frontend on ArchLinux. I enabled a USB joystick ...
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How to play Amiga games on PC

Is it possible to play Amiga games on a PC with Windows OS, and is it also possible to connect an Amiga type joystick to PC and play the games with it?
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Is there a way to get the “Wonder Skin” ability without having access to the Dream World?

I'm interested in getting a few (actually all) Pokemon with the "Wonder Skin" ability. However I've recently learned that I'd need to have access to the Dream World in order to do this: Wonder ...
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How do you load a saved game in FFVI

So, I finally started playing Final Fantasy 6 (well, Final Fantasy 3 technically) and I'm really enjoying it. Except, now I've saved my game after a few hours of play, but when I (yes, you guessed it) ...
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How do I run “Frogger 2 - Swampy's Revenge” on newer Computers

Someone gave me this game as a birthday present. Unfortunataly the installation does not even start under Windows 7, Compability Mode does not help with that. It is a Windows 95 game. How can I get it ...