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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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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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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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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 keyboard ...
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How do I fix audio emulation on PCSX2?

I've been playing Zone of the Enders on PCSX2 and frequently the audio will slow down for a bit. Is there any way to fix this?
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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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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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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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Is it possible to catch all the Leaf Green Pokemon using a Gameboy emulator?

I am currently playing Pokemon Leaf Green on a GameBoy Advance emulator. Is there any way to catch all the Pokemon? I understand that to get all the Pokemon, you need to trade to get Pokemon that are ...
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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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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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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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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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Will shiny Pokemon appear when playing Pokemon on an emulator?

I'm playing the original Ruby (mugs version) on My boy! emulator for android and I am seriously considering looking for Shinies BUT, are there shinies in roms? Or does the RNG process that ...
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