Questions tagged [emulation]

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Use Taiko drum for random games

I bought a cool rhythm game (Taiko no Tatsujin) and I got the drum controller to go with it. While playing with it I thought it would be fun to try and use it for games obviously not made for this ...
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How to record emulator gameplay on a mac? (soundflower or alternative)

I am using openEMU as an emulator to play retro games (snes era) and would like to record the gameplay. I tried using the quicktime app (as suggested in this answer from ~8 years ago), but this uses ...
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Can No$GBA run NDS roms?

I use the PC emulator no$GBA and I tried to run roms of Pokemon Black and Pokemon Platinum, but the roms wouldn't work. The Pokemon Black rom loaded but had the screen that you get when the game card ...
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Can I trade Pokémon from my mobile GBA emulator to my DS?

I'm using an emulator on my phone to play, because I haven't been using my DS that much. Now I want to transfer the Pokémon from the mobile emulator, from Emerald to Platinum. I don't have the ...
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Can I recover my Pokémon Emerald save on the Eclipse emulator?

I'm playing Pokemon Emerald on the Eclipse emulator. I was abusing the games program because I just found out how, I was getting rare candies, I came back into the game and it did not stay 'Continue', ...
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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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How can I change the filename extension from the VBA emulator?

I want to play Pokémon Stadium with the battery-files from Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow. That is possible, but there is an annoyance: the filename-extension from the Gameboy emulator VBA I use is *.sa1, ...
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How do I get out of bed without a circle pad in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon?

At the start of Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon, my character is sleeping. How do I get out of bed? I don't have a Circle Pad as I'm using Retroarch to play.
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How to Trade Between Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green emulator on my Macbook pro?

I would like to trade pokemon for evolution between fire red and leaf green emulators for trades. However, I cannot seem to get an emulator that works on my Macbook Mojave to load 2 games at once. ...
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When emulating Nintendo DS, are ARM-based devices at an advantage over x86?

Recently I have been emulating the Nintendo DS, both on my x86 Windows/macOS machine and on my ARM device (currently Android, but I would also like to try on a Linux desktop with ARM CPU.) I find ...
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Transfer Desmume and No$GBA save file

I would like to copy my save files of Desmume and No$GBA emulator to another computer (the current HDD which contains these save file would die soon). But I don't really know which files / folders I ...
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Visual Boy Advance does not load battery/save file

I have a 128kb sav file that I want to use for Pokémon Fire Red. This sav file was not created by another emulator. The filename of the sav matches that of the ROM - the sav file originated from the ...
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Record a video in Mednafen preserving filtering

I know I can record a Qt video using the below syntax with Mednafen: mednafen -qtrecord videogame ROM.nes The problem I have is that the video has the native resolution instead of the "filtered" ...
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Running original xbox game in a virtual machine

I have an ISO file for Medal of Honor: Rising Sun. I am wondering if it is possible to use Oracle's VirtualBox to run the game in a virtual machine and use my Xbox 360 controller with the receiver to ...
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Can I import and use MyBoy emulator's saves on the Bittboy PocketGo?

I have used MyBoy's Link Local feature to trade all 3 starters on one Pokemon Emerald save. Now I would like to move that save into the Bittboy PocketGo and continue playing there. Is this possible?
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Will shiny Pokemon appear when playing Pokemon Rumble on an emulator?

I know there are shinies for Rumble on the Wii console but I've been playing it on PC as an emulator because I don't have my Wii anymore. So can shinies appear when playing Rumble in dolphin emulator? ...
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Can you access the DS's online shop from an emulator in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon?

In response to this question, I was told that the Elysian Whip can be bought from the online shop. Unfortunately, I'm using an emulator. Can you still access the online shop from there?
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How can I evolve trade Pokemon like Kadabra using the VBA Emulator?

I want to evolve Kadabra in Fire Red (using vba) and noticed that in the videos people used they simply were using the link option. But my problem is that the VBA emulator I have was a different ...
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How do I trade Pokemon 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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Renaming a save file reverts the save to an older one in MyBoy! emulator?

I have FireRed and LeafGreen on MyBoy! and am trying to manage my .sav files. I changed the filename of both the .zip file and the .sav file to clean them up (they had long and unwieldy names from ...
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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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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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How to play (almost) all [original] Zelda games [closed]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda#history Given all listed games here what would be the most feasible option to play all the games (preferably legally)? Remastered/updated versions ...
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How can I play Virtua Cop (Sega Saturn/MAME) with light guns on a modern display?

I want to play Virtua Cop, with a light gun or "equivalent" (Wiimote would suffice). But using my old Sega Saturn is too difficult (old CD laser, no HDMI, etc). An emulator for the PC is preferable. (...
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Is it possible to run PUBG MOBILE on Mac OS?

I am facing this big dilemma since many people say they did run PUBG Mobile on a Mac when the official emulator is made for Windows OS. What I've tried: Bluestacks I saw many videos on YouTube ...
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PCSXR plays .BIN but not .ISO images - why?

I'm running pcsxr on Ubuntu Bionic (18.04) which works great. However, I notice that it will play .BIN images but not .ISO images. Pcsxr has the option to play games either from CD (File -> Run CD) or ...
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Use an xbox controller with MAME for light gun games?

How do you use an Xbox 360 or generic USB controller for MAME light gun games? The sensitivity is too high and the gun cursor always goes back to the center of the screen when you release the control ...
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Random dots on screen while playing game (Screenshot attached)

I play PUBG on Tencent Gaming Buddy. It worked fine until a couple of days ago when random dots started moving all over the screen mid-game, something like static bubbles in old TVs. A screenshot ...
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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 to convert a MyBoy save file to a No$GBA save file?

I am playing Pokemon Ruby with my phone using MyBoy Premium, and I want to continue to play using No$GBA using my computer. The save file's format is .sav, and I think I have to convert it to .sna. ...
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Did Game Boy emulation exist for the 486 era (MS-DOS and Windows 3.1)? [closed]

The title says it all: Did we have working emulators for the 486/MS-DOS era back then? Would a 486 be capable enough to run a Game Boy emulator? If so what were they like?
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Found a Jamma cabled cabinet. Can I replace the board with a multigame one?

I found an arcade cabinet. The seller told me he cabled it as a Jamma standard. It has an old CRT monitor and a pcb with one game running on it. I would like to replace this board with a multigame one....
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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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PS2 emulator showing only the upper half of the game

I just installed on a brand new PC the ps2 emulator (pcsx2 1.4.0) and I'm having the following error. Whenever I launch a game it only shows the upper half of the game screen I haven't changed any of ...
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Real DS to emulated Pokemon trade / Mystery Gift?

I recently dug up my old DS and Pokemon HGSS cartridge. However, I finished the game, so there is not a lot to do, that's why I wanted to start anew. Problem is, I would lose the Mystery Gift (Yellow ...
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How can I play a NES emulator in grayscale video mode?

I'd like to play some emulated NES games in grayscale. Is there a video mode/effect I can apply that displays the games in grayscale instead of color?
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How to map certain function buttons on Kega Fusion to a gamepad?

My specific problem is with the use of "Kega Fusion", a Sega Genesis emulator, with a specific hard-coded keyboard presses for a certain functions (i.e.: Backspace = Fast Forward, F5/F8 = save/load ...
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I'm playing on a Nintendo DS emulator and the screen breaks, can anyone help me?

It is usually fixed whenever I do a quicksave and reload the game, but it goes back like this whenever I entered new room in the game. It's just fine when I play pokemon black2 & platinum.
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Why won't PPSSPP load my state on a different computer account?

I've recently installed PPSSPP to play Fate/Extra, and so far so good. Today I logged into another computer account to use, but the emulator won't find my save data for the game, nor will it find my ...
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Is it possible to play a PSP Game brought from the Playstation Store on a PSP Emulator?

So i've been looking into how i can go about ripping all my PSP Games for when i am unable to play any of my PSPs (i know it's going to happen) and while 99% of my collection is physical i have 2 ...
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How can I run games with commandline arguments in VBA-M?

I am new to the Visual Boy Advance-M emulator, I have recently upgraded from a much older version to the newest one. In the old version I was able to make shortcuts for games that would bypass the ...
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How do I set up my Playstation 1 emulator files? [closed]

I recently got a Raspberry Pi 3 and I installed Retropie on it using my Linux system. I found out that it can emulate Playstation 1 games so I downloaded all three Crash Bandicoot games. When I ...
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How can I use both my controller's analog stick and D-pad in a SNES emulator?

I was in the mood to play Chrono Trigger again and rather than put up with the disc loading times on my PS1 Final Fantasy Chronicles version, I figured I would just use an emulator. Naturally I would ...
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Pokemon 4th Gen: Is there a way to trade pokemon on emulator after GTS shutdown?

I am playing Pokemon Diamond on Desmume and have a few Pokemon in my team that can only be evolved through trading. For the guides I found online that teach how to do trading using a emulator, all of ...
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Is it possible to trade Pokemon from one Nintendo DS emulator to another?

Is it possible to trade Pokemon from say, my phone's NDS Emulator to a PC NDS Emulator, in order to evolve for Pokemon like Slaking or Garchomp? I'm using NDS on my phone and Desmume on PC.
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How can I downgrade the OpenEmu core for Mupen64Plus?

I have an older Mac with Intel HD graphics. I have the same issues described in this OpenEmu issue, where Nintendo 64 games, which worked fine in earlier versions of OpenEmu, are now having ...
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Unwanted Menu Shown in PSX Fullscreen Mode

I see the File Quicksave and Debug menu even when in Full-screen mode in the PSX emulator (psxfin.exe v1.13). Since the forum is closed I thought I'd post the issue here. Platform is Win10 64-bit. ...
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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Dolphin+VBA-M multiple controllers problem

I've followed all the instructions on this wiki page. It works, except that inactive windows do not receive input from their respective controllers. Only the active VBA window receives input making ...
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Is it possible to move a file from an emulator to a physical cartridge?

So a couple months ago I found an emulator for one of my favorite Game Boy games Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga. The app I used stopped working so I cannot play it from there, but my save file exists ...
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What do the negative/positive throttles in the DS3 trigger buttons do?

I have no idea what the difference between the five options of throttle. In whatever choice, only one button is triggerable even both two are assigned, be it's pressed slightly or held long. The ...