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How to obtain all 3 starters on Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green and have them as Original Trainer (OT) (Macbook VBA)?

I am currently using an Apple M1 Ventura machine with a VirtualBoyAdvance. How do I get all 3 starters (Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle) with Original Trainer (OT) status on a game without using ...
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How to Trade Between Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire emulator on my Macbook pro?

I would like to trade Pokemon for evolution between Ruby and Sapphire emulators for trades. However, I cannot seem to get an emulator that works on my Macbook M1 with Ventura to load 2 games at once. ...
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What's the software used in Megaman X speedruns?

I'm starting out with my personal journey toward a 100% speedrun of Megaman X and I noticed that pretty much every speedrunner on YouTube are using a software that keeps track of time for each level: ...
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Why is Zelda Tears of the Kingdom getting stuck and crashing while loading after loading shaders in YUZU?

The game was working well in Yuzu but the problem starts when I click "Install Files to NAND" and then click on my Zelda totk.xci file. The game loading runs for a while then stops. I tried ...
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How would I sever a game from it's parent server? [duplicate]

I've been wanting to play the game 'Zombies Ate My Friends' but it has been fully dropped by it's parent company Glu. This means the servers have been closed so any APK gotten off the internet won't ...
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How can I play 'Zombies Ate My Friends' following the app store removal?

For the past few days, I have wanted to play the game Zombies Ate My Friends. The issue is, it was removed from the app store, and none of the files I have tried have worked with any emulator I have ...
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Where does M64Plus FZ store screenshots?

Where does the Android version of M64Plus FZ store screenshots?
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OpenEmu gba .sav file to VBA possible?

I started a save file for pokemon Delta Emerald v1.1.4, using the OpenEmu emulator. I tried running the .sav file on VBA (VisualBoyAdvance), and it says it loaded, but opening the game only shows &...
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Which SNES emulators can support >2 player (local) multiplayer?

I am wondering which (if any) SNES emulators can support 3-4 player multiplayer locally on the same PC (with enough USB gamepads plugged in)? Many SNES games were excellent with 3/4 players (e.g. ...
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Debian 12 Nestopia 1.52.0-1 has bugged default NES gamepad input

I installed Nestopia through the official Debian repos (using Debian 12), i.e. sudo apt install nestopia. I also have one of those official Nintendo NES gamepads that have the Wii connector, and I ...
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Where does Parallel Launcher store screenshots?

When I take screenshots in Parallel Launcher with the F12 hotkey, where are those screenshots saved? It's not listed in the Data Directories menu and I don't see any screenshots in the Parallel ...
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N64 graphical glitches in RetroArch/Mupen64Plus-next

I was playing Ocarina of Time successfully, but now when I play I get graphical glitches: https://imgur.com/XB5MN0P Notice the spinning N logo is already glitchy, as well as the obvious OOT-specific ...
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Move save from Xenia Canary to Xbox 360

I have been playing Forza Horizon on my PC using the Xenia Canary emulator. I recently added a modchip to my Xbox 360 and would like to transfer the save from Xenia to the Xbox. Is this possible and ...
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How can I do a GBA Link with mrenxo's GBA emulator?

I am using this website (https://mrenxo.github.io/gba) to play GBA games, and I was wondering if it can do linking. Does anyone know if it's possible?
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Retroarch toggles fullscreen with X+R1

I am using a PS3 controller with retroarch (on Windows), linked with the USB cable. Retroarch recognised the controller automatically, and everything works just fine except one major thing: when I ...
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How to load a GBA emulator save state on a new phone on My Boy!

I got a new phone and now my emulator can't find, let alone read, the st0, st1, etc. save states I had. I synced my save states to Google drive and redownloaded them onto my new phone in the same file ...
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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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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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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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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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