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Why am I unable to change key bindings to arrow keys when playing Minecraft Pocket Edition on PC using an emulator (BlueStacks)?

I play Minecraft Pocket Edition on PC (using BlueStacks emulator) as I don't want to buy another copy of MC for Java. When I went to Settings and tried to change the keybindings of the move keys (WASD)...
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Connecting a retro console emulator to a modern tv

I bought a cheap Ali Express NES emulator trinket (more specifically, this one), but the video quality on my 2016 Samsung TV is horrible: colors seem washed out, there is lots of blurring and striping ...
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Can you remove a disk drive from a Wii and connect it to a computer to dump Wii disks?

I have a Wii that won't boot and a lot of Wii disks, and I was wondering if I could remove the Wii disk drive and connect it to my computer to dump Wii disks. The Wii has the red light on when you ...
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Can I transfer a Pokémon from my 3DS (Pokémon Y) to my PC with Citra (Pokémon X)?

I want to transfer my Pokémon from my 3DS to my PC. Is that possible?
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Sudden FPS drop in Cemu BOTW caused by unknown monster only

Using latest Cemu 1.26.2f with AMD Radeon HD 7800, I get a solid 27-30 FPS with the default settings. But whenever Link is facing in the direction of this monster (looking south from Riverside Stable ...
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How to fix "Failed to read/write NVM/MEC file" error with PCSX2 emulator?

I have problem with my PCSX2 v. 1.6.0. When I try to start any game it, I get this error message: Failed to read/write NVM/MEC file. Check your BIOS setup permission settings. Do you know how can I ...
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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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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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Does using an SSD 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maximum USB Controllers? 16?

I've been building the ultimate retro gaming PC and storage cabinet that emulates all popular vintage consoles, and their controllers to match. Emulating Atari 2600 through Dreamcast - half of the ...
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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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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 do I fix these graphics in Pokemon X using the Citra emulator?

How do I fix this? What is wrong with the game? I am playing Pokemon X in the Citra emulator. When I was first playing the game in the emulator, (Note : i have gotten really far in the game and this ...
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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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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 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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