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What does a BIOS file do in an emulator like 'MyBoy!'?

Recently, I got MyBoy! full, and when I go through the "Settings" page, I see an option that says "Use BIOS" (Settings > Advanced) and a file explorer with it that allows you to search the BIOS file. ...
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MAME shows 'the selected game is missing one or more required rom or chd image' error message

I now have a problem with MAME playing some old arcade titles. I tried to search for the issue on google first but I still haven't got a viable answer. My problem is this: I've downloaded MAME by ...
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Is there a way to disable the save states on PPSSPP menu?

I want to hide or disable the save states on the PPSSPP pause menu since I don't use it so I'd rather have the interface clean of it. I've checked out every section in the settings and can't seem to ...
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Is it possible to use my Pokemon Ruby save file from the online flash version on an emulated version?

I played a game on the website en.gamslol.net which has flash games to play. I saved my game as a .sav file which worked fine on the website. The game has now been removed but I have my save file ...
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Trouble importing SNES ROM with Higan on Mac OS X

This is the first time I've ever tried to use Higan, so I may have missed a few things. Please bear with me. I have some ROM files for SNES with names like *.rom, *.smc, *.srm and I'd like to play ...
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Message in white box behind game graphics in Dolphin emulator (4.0, Stable)

I recently bought The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. Before I got hit really hard with the flu, I took apart my GameCube / entertainment center in my bedroom to put something else precious in its place. ...
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How to save Cheat Engine modifications in a pnach file [closed]

I am using many pnach files to cheat in many ps2 games and I can play them by using pcsx2 - The best playstation 2 emulator ever! I also use Cheat Engine 6.5 to make even more cheats that do not ...
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Restoring Emulator Data

Is it possible to restore the emulator data (save data) from a previous emulator on to a new emulator for a game like for example "Pokemon Crystal" if you have the files on an Iphone 6 ? Thank you. ...
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Randomly dying against Rhodes Giant

I'm facing a bug in God of War 2. I'm running the game using an ISO in the emulator PCSX2. When I'm on the first boss, the Rhodes Giant, I go to the catapult and throw a rock on him; afterwards I ...
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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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Is it possible to scale an emulator's video to see more of the level?

I don't know if it's possible, but is there a way to tweak the video settings of any emulator to see a level (e.g. Super Mario Bros) from the beginning to the end? Like here: I know the image from ...
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Genesis and Mega Drive Classics Collection: PAL or NTSC versions? Are games in these two packs the same?

Are these games PAL or NTSC versions? Or maybe it's PAL for the Mega Drive collection and NTSC for Genesis ROMs? Are there any other differences between games in those two Sega bundles? I wasn't able ...
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How can I automatically restart mGalaxy (MAME) if it crashes?

I fixed up an old arcade cabinet my office has and everything is working just trying to out the finishing touches on it. The cabinet is hooked up to a Windows 7 machine running MAME. I am using ...
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Problem playing NES games on an Emulator

I have a setup to play NES games according to this link. I ordered two of these controllers. I am not able to play the games smoothly. Problem: when playing Contra I press the down button on D-pad ...
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Why doesn't Gran Turismo save on PSX for Mac?

I'm playing Gran Turismo on my iBook g4, it works really well. I save my games all the time to both the digital memory cards when I'm quitting. However when I try to load a game it says "No Save ...
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Hyperspin with Retroarch black screen on all but the most recently loaded emulator

So I know this is specific, but it seems some other articles/posts run into a somewhat similar issue. I have Retroarch, and from the RocketLauncherUI I am able to successfully load all of the ...
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Game emulation legally [closed]

If I buy a GBA game on e-bay for example but I don't have the console for it, can I proceed to then smash the game with a hammer then download the ROM for it and play it through an emulator, exact ...
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How can I make an emulated game run faster? [closed]

On my MacBook Pro (2.9 GHz i7) I want to play a legal emulated copy of Pokémon Colosseum. I would like to be able to speed play by having the game run faster than normal. I already have perfect frame ...
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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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higan not working properly

So i have downloaded higan v094 - 32bit, and I cant import any games to it (except ALTTP). Every time I navigate to game folder to import games it doesn't show any game files like .sfc .gba and so on. ...
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How can I find my PPSSPP saves in Ubuntu?

I am using the "PPSSPP" PSP emulator in Ubuntu but I don't know where the save files are, so I can't create a backup copy. Does anyone know a method to do so?
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Can I transfer Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Subsistence saves to PlayStation and unlock trophies?

I played and completed MGS 3: Snake Eater Subsistence on the PCSX2 emulator and have a post-credits save file. If I transferred it to my Playstation, would it automatically unlock any trophies I ...
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Where do Nintendo ROMs (GBC/GBA) come from?

I was wondering, who created the ROMs for GBA and GBC emulators? Are they "converted" from the actual games or are they created from scratch trying to recreate the game? I think the first one, ...
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Mayflash Gamecube adapter LR triggers always on

Using the latest drivers/firmware from Mayflash's website doesn't seem to change anything. This happens with every GC controller I plug in. This guide sheds some light on exactly the problem I'm ...
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MAME command line configuration

Do you know know how to configure MAME command line for Windows ? I'm setting up a Windows XP box to use on an Arcade project. I've always used MAMEUI for playing mame roms, it's a great emulator ...
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Emulated version of Twilight Princess has a strange water texture in Dolphin 4.0

I have tried playing the GameCube version of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on Dolphin 4.0-5973 for Mac. My problem is that water has weird lines over it that look like this: However, when I swim,...
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Why isn't my PlayStation 3 controller turning on?

I am wanting to use a PS3 controller for emulators like PCSX2. When I plug in my PS3 controller with all of the necessary drivers while fully function and the USB installs drivers which function ...
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How do I access the "config" menu in FCEUX?

I am using FCEUX 2.2.2 on Kubuntu 14.10. This help page alleges the existence of a "Config menu", with various useful options in it. I can't find this Config menu anywhere though. This is what the ...
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Using mouse axes with ePSXe?

I'm using the ePSXe emulator to play Spyro the Dragon. I have a controller, but like a good PC gamer, I prefer to use keyboard and mouse. I know you can turn the camera in Spyro with the bumpers, but ...
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Calibrating Gamecube C-stick

I have gone through the default windows calibration menu like a gazillion times and everything works fine, except my c stick. It is always recognized as slightly to the left and any small movement is ...
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How can I copy a ROM from a DS cartridge to my computer?

I love Pokémon. I used to play Pokémon Black 2 on OpenEmu, but it froze and wouldn't let me play farther. In looking for a fix for this, I read that downloading Pokémon ROMs from the internet is ...
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Cheat for Pokemon Emerald causes the game to freeze on the Android GBA Emulator?

I started playing Emerald few weeks back. I wanted to use cheats here. I had put the master code and the master ball code which works absolutely fine. But whenever I use pokemon code nothing happens. ...
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How to use Higan 094 on Ubuntu?

I'm new to linux so I'm having some problems. I installed higan emulator (I'm running a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.10 in a windows 8 notebook) to play some SNES games but at launch it said I had ...
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Can I use 2 usb NES contollers at the same time?

Is it possible to use 2 NES controllers with the USB adapters on my windows computers? If so, how? Thanks.
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Game saves on emulators

Is there a way for me to save my game when emulating on my PC. I am using nesterj and I'm emulating super Mario bros 3 from the GBA
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How to play multiplayer online with a SNES emulator?

Is there a way to play online with SNES emulators? I tried SNESbox but it was really slow, to the point of being unplayable. I want to play multiplayer over the internet, with friends in another ...
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Error installing the RetroArch Emulator on my iPhone 4S?

I go to the CoolROM website and navigate to the non-jailbroken iOS download and I tap it. It appears in my home screen and says "Waiting.." I wait until it gets about 3/4 of the way through and it ...
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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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Emulation of 5-7th gen consoles w/o a GamePad? [closed]

If I'm emulating 5-7th gen consoles(i.e. Gamecube, N64, PS2, and Wii, mainly), and am not using a gamepad, is it feasible to actually play without it? If it is, what sort of controls would you say ...
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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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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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How Can You Use Djipi's Cel-Shading N64 Zelda Textures on OS X?

Someone named Djipi made a collection of hi-res textures that made Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask look like Wind Waker. They look pretty incredible, as seen here: The Legend of Zelda ocarina of ...
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Is it possible to play Pokemon Puzzle League multiplayer online?

Is it possible, I imagine through some kind of emulator, to play Pokemon Puzzle League's multiplayer vs mode online? What would be required to set this kind of system up?
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Do I need the .cue file to play ps1 games on epsxe

I have been emulating ps1 for a while now so I don't ruin my cds, but I have always kept both the .bin and the .cue. Do I need the .cue or can I just use the .bin?
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How to configure WinUAE fire keys to work in different ways? (autofire on/off)

I'm trying to configure WinUAE to be able to use the RCtrl for non-autofire and RAlt for autofire. Here is how my config screen looks like: My problem is that if I change Autofire to any value it ...
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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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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 to get Alakazam and Gengar in Pokemon Gold on an emulator? [duplicate]

I recently discovered someone managed to get an Alakazam and a Gengar on the Virtual Game Boy on the computer, which is normally only possible through trading. How is this possible? Is there a way to ...
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Can desmume connect to wireless to trade pokemon with yourself?

I'm trying to trade Pokemon between Black and White on Desmume Wifi-capable. For some reason I cannot get the emulator to connect to a network so I can use the global trading or any of the wireless ...
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How can I transfer my PSP saves to the PPSSPP emulator?

I kept all my PSP's save data and imported it to my PS Vita, but long term my PC may get more PSP action than the Vita. Thanks to Content Manager, I DO have copies of all of my PSP games in a digital ...
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