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NESBox to VirtualBoy Advance Save File Conversion

I have used the NESBox Emulator with my dumped Pokemon Emerald .gba and I have used the "Save state" button. I have played a lot on NESBox and now that I would like to use VirtualBoy Advance I cannot ...
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Where are VisualBoyAdvance's save files stored?

I am using the VisualBoyAdvance emulator and I am trying to find the save file location (not the save state location, the one from the actual game.) The game is Final Fantasy VI if it helps. I have ...
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Does using an hard drive instead of an USB drive as storage increase emulation speed in POPS?

I've tried playing Crash Bandicoot 2 on the "Sony PS1 Emulator for PS2" (aka POPS, LBB-00001) using an USB drive as storage medium for the game on a SCPH-50004 fat PS2. It was playable but ...
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Dolphin emulator: Skyward Sword won't pass the "Connect motion plus" screen

I'm wondering how to enable motion plus. I'm using a control configuration from a youtube video, except adapted to my specific controller. I know Dolphin 5.0 has native motion plus support, but ...
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Is there a common file format and tools for those cheap 60-in-1 NES emulators?

A few months back I purchased one of those cheap 60-in-1 NES emulators that output to HDMI for the purpose of my car’s rear entertainment system (GameGnu I think the brand is). I realized the other ...
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Button mapping for PC-Engine on Fightcade2

I am using Fightcade 2 to try playing retro arcade games One of those games is a PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16 game I am using a Nintendo Switch gamepad with Fightcade For some NeoGeo games, the button ...
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Pokemon DSV File? Transfer to New Game

How do I transfer my Pokemon from one save in one game to the next game via DSV file? I use an Android emulator. Do I transfer to sav itself? I don't really have access to a computer.
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How to play PS3 games in RPCS3 through attract-mode on windows 10?

I am wondering: how to setup attract-mode to run games from RPCS3 on Windows 10? I have tried a few tutorials out there on the web but nothing seems to be working. If you have a working fix for this ...
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How can I get Kega Fusion full screen mode working on Windows 10?

The Kega Fusion emulator full screen mode doesn't work on Windows 10. When full screen mode is started around the half of the screen is in black and the game image is not centered. This is what I get: ...
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Can you speedrun Bomberman with an emulator?

I have played Bomberman since I was little but now I would like to upload some speedrun even if my time is not ideal. But I don't have an NES right now. Is it legal to use an emulator? or do I need ...
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How to save a game that doesn't have a save feature at all?

There is an old Windows XP game that I found after many years and wanted to play it again. The game is called "Knight of Knights" by Tomoshibi. I managed to find a way to run this 3D game on ...
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How do I run Commodore 64 games on classicreload.com?

On the website classicreload.com, there many Commodorore 64 games, but every time I try to run one I get to the Commodore terminal, and I can't find how to run the game.
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Use a .mcr memory card file in Mednaffen or Epsxe

I want to finish a game that i had left unfinished from my childhood. I downloaded a save game file 'ff8.mcr'. Mednaffen places .mcr files in the directory /sav. I placed the file there, started the ...
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Why does Dolphin Emulator randomly freeze?

for some reason, when I was playing Dolphin 5.0, my game (Super Mario Galaxy 2 but this happens with all games) randomly freezes. I don't know what happened and there were no answers for how to fix ...
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Trading Arceus Into Pokemon Home / Newer Games?

According to multiple sources online, Arceus was (briefly) officially made available, though only via Nintendo events in North America (because America is the only country in the world that plays ...
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Is there a way to transfer Pokemon from a Sun & Moon romhack to the main game?

Earlier I was reading this question, Is there a way to move Pokemon from a ROM to a Physical cartridge? It talked about Pokemon Black and White, it also mentioned that in the 3ds games there was some ...
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Gameboy Visual Advance Pokemon file saved as sg1 file

I am really struggling to load my saved game (that I put hours into) on my VisualBoy Advance. I keep getting an error message when I try and open it, and if I go into VBA and Ctrl + O then the saved ...
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Legality of ripping ISOs from Wii disk [closed]

I own a Wii Console as well as peripheral parts such as the Wiimote, the Nunchuck and even the Wii board as well as some games in form of physical in store bought disks. I would like to play those ...
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Transferring Gameboy Files From Phone To Computer

I am currently playing Pokémon Emerald on my Android phone using My Boy (Free). So, I've made it quite far, and I am trying to transfer my game from my phone to my computer, where I would play it ...
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Help With Streaming GameCube Via SteamLink

I'm trying to figure out how to stream GameCube Games on my steam link, and I'm not having much luck. So far I have tried using LaunchBox, and adding it to steam manually, but once the emulator loads, ...
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Snes9x Emulator Controller Latency

I am using Snes9x to play Nintendo games on my Mac mini. I have connected a wired USB PS3 controller and I have been successful configuring it with the emulator. However, I am experiencing a ...
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Why is reading/writing memory cards slow in PS1 emulators?

Speed of flash memory and other storage has improved quite a bit since the PS1 days—and now some emulators can provide higher-than-native reading speeds when loading a ‘CD’ in a game (e.g. PS Vita's ...
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How to specify exact path for save states in the Duckstation (PS1) emulator?

With the Duckstation PS1 emulator, assuming a Windows 10 installation, the default path of the save states is: C:\Users\ (username) \Documents\DuckStation\savestates I'd like to change the path of ...
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Can't run SCP - Containment Breach on mac with Wine

I'm trying to run SCP - Containment Breach on mac with wine. My mac has very limited storage space, and as a result, I don't have enough space for boot camp. Basically, I had a problem where when ...
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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 do I unhide my mouse cursor in Cxbx-Reloaded?

When playing games in Cxbx-Reloaded, my mouse cursor disappears while it is above the game window. Is there any way to disable this so my mouse cursor is always visible?
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Tap-tap automation in SNES emulators

At the very beginning of Chrono Trigger at the Millennial Fair there is a (soda pop) drinking game where you need to tap A repeatedly. It is ridiculously hard, so I wrote a script that can tap A much ...
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Are the old Sega games free to use or they are still under some license?

I just noticed that there are free software to use old Sega games on Windows such as fusion364 (I think it is a free software because it is said at this link, please correct me if it is not). Now the ...
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Xbox One S controller (via Bluetooth to Linux) isn't binding Start or Select in Nestopia

I'm trying to use the emulator Nestopia with my Bluetooth Xbox One S controller. I'm able to use the controller completely fine in other games and emulators, but for whatever reason when I'm binding ...
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Is there a way to move Pokemon from a ROM to a Physical cartridge?

I was traveling for a while and forgot my Nintendo DS, so I started playing on an emulator. During this time I played Pokemon Black 2. I've grown particularly fond of my team. I now am back home but ...
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How do I optimize PCSX2's performance?

I'm currently trying to play my all time favorite game, Final Fantasy X, on the PCSX2 emulator and I'm constantly running at around 35-40 FPS, about 70-80% of optimal performance. Does anyone know ...
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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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How do I trade Pokémon between two emulated generation 4 games?

I want to know how to trade Pokemon between 2 Emulated generation 4 games like Platinum and Heart Gold, but as far as my research showed it is only possible through GTS, which is shutdown, so I can't ...
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Control SNES emulator from different machines

Say I have 3 machines connected to the same network, M1, M2 and M3. I want to do the following: Run a SNES emulator on M1 Setup M2 so that it can control player 1 on the emulator running on M1 via ...
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How do I fix these polygon artifacts in a Nintendo 64 emulator using the parallel plugin on libretro

I am having trouble with polygons drawing incorrectly. On Mario's feet there are dark polgons drawn around the edges. In Mario Golf 64, there are overlapping polgons. It looks like a z-sorting issue. ...
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Can I transfer my save file from a different emulator to My Boy?

I have an emulator on my phone (Redmi), and I was playing Pokemon Fire Red. However, I now want to transfer my progress over to the 'My Boy!' emulator. Is this possible? As far as I can tell, the ...
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How can I get MAME to show sensible scan line effects for the Fairchild Channel F?

I've just started using HLSL in MAME to get that classic scan line look, and it works a treat — most of the time. However, I'm trying to get my channelf games to quadruple their scan lines (like the ...
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How can modern Arcade machines have thousands of games while the originals could only hold one?

I am looking into buying one of the cocktail arcade game consoles and the one I am interested runs on Windows and Maximus Arcade interface for emulators. Can anyone explain how arcade games worked (...
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Where are Dolphin emulator saves located on a mac?

I am trying to transfer some save files across from Dolphin emulator that I have downloaded manually from their website to the version of Dolphin installed with OpenEMU for mac as the performance is ...
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Shiny Starter Pokemon on Fire Red using a GBA Emulator on Android

I'm running Pokemon Fire Red on an Android phone using "My Boy!" emulator. Is it possible to get a shiny starter pokemon (Charmander) by reseting the game everytime I choose the starter pokemon? (I ...
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Is there a way to play BS Zelda: Inishie no Sekiban?

I've been wanting to play Inishie no Sekiban, a Zelda game which is difficult to find because it was broadcasted to the Super Nintendo a few times in the 1990s. So far I haven't been unable to locate ...
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Why do precompiled shaders run faster than loading the game in general?

I've noticed when emulating the 3DS and Wii U that precompiled shaders run faster than just generally playing the game. Moreso on the Wii U than 3DS. When playing something like Breath of the Wild, it ...
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Need help with controls

I'm currently playing Super Mario Frustration on my NES emulator. I'm struggling with some controls. I don't know how to make a jump that looks like this and that. I couldn't replicate it no matter ...
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How to prevent sound being sporadically choppy when playing Amiga games on WinUAE?

I find that when playing Amiga games in WinUAE, the sound goes choppy for no apparent reason. Sometimes this happens right away when starting emulation, other times sound is fine for a while then ...
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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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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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What are some deviations from GBA emulators such as GameTime Player? [closed]

I recently took a liking to GBA's and playing pokemon and turn based tactic games, but I cannot find any suitable online emulators that allow me to load a file in and play. Does anyone have any ...
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Kega Fusion not quitting on "Escape" when launched with -fullscreen

I'm building an arcade cabinet and using Kega Fusion, but I need an easy way to exit the emulator. There is no way to use Alt+F4 for quitting the emulator, due to hardware limitations (I'm using I-Pac ...
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How to map certain Kega Fusion functions to a gamepad?

I'm using Kega Fusion, a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis emulator, which has specific hard-coded keyboard presses for a certain functions (e.g. Backspace = Fast Forward, F5/F8 = save/load state, etc.). Is ...
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Is it possible to install linux on a steam machine?

I would really like to use the system for emulation and GZDoom (especially on the portable steam machine) but it's probably not possible on Steam-OS. EDIT: I know that Steam-OS is linux, but it is a ...

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