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How can modern arcade machines have thousands of games while the originals could only hold one?

First, we must understand a fundamental: Technology has improved and miniaturized a great deal since the arcade machines of the 70's and 80's. The smartphones that we hold in our hands today are more ...
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What does a BIOS file do in an emulator like 'MyBoy!'?

BIOS is actually an acronym standing for Basic Input/Output System. It is a term used to refer to the set of computer instructions that are built into the system which initialises the hardware when it'...
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MAME shows 'the selected game is missing one or more required rom or chd image' error message

Some things that might have tripped you up: MAME will show a lot of games as "available" that aren't really. I think they mean "compatible" more than "available" here. You can run MAME with the ...
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Can you speedrun Bomberman with an emulator?

There is nothing much that could stop you speedrunning on emulator if you would like to. Not like the game would simply self destruct to prevent you speedrunning, lol. But that means the question is ...
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Is there a way to limit max credit number or coins inserted on mame?

And it will not be that fun if putting credits is an unlimited action. I had the same problem with my RetroPie cabinet. To solve this I devised a joystick system with an integrated credit counter. ...
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What's the software used in Mega Man X speedruns?

They're probably using a program called Live Split. It's discussed on the speedrun.com forums here: https://www.speedrun.com/mmx/forums/2ilke
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Is it possible to trade Pokemon from one Nintendo DS emulator to another?

Since networking is disabled on emulators, it is not possible. Desmume website states that wifi is not emulated and not supported. I assume the case is the same with the other emulator. Another ...
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Are the old Sega games free to use or they are still under some license?

It is illegal to download free copies of Sega’s games. Under US copyright law, works created after January 1st 1978 are usually protected for at least 70 years. You can legally purchase ROMs for ...
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Do non-Kanto Pokemon evolve before getting the National Dex in a randomised Fire Red?

You will need the National Dex to evolve Shuppet. Depending on the randomizer you use, you should have had an option to enable the national dex. The randomizer may include a tooltip on why that is ...
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Disabling music on gba Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

It is not possible to adjust sound balance in-game (reducing the volume of music without simply reducing the volume of all sounds). I have found no mention of it in a comprehensive walkthrough, or in ...
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Is it possible to move a GBA save file from an emulator to a physical cartridge?

Yes. You can do so by running the DS homebrew software GBA Backup Tool on a DS or DS Lite by using a flashcart. Despite its name, it can restore saves too. You will have to make sure your save is in ...
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How can I get Kega Fusion full screen mode working on Windows 10?

STRATEGY: We will make some configurations in Windows 10 using its available compatibility modes, configure Kega Fusion and configure and use a tool called DXWnd ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/...
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Will shiny Pokemon appear when playing Pokemon on an emulator?

Shininess is determined by values inherent in the pokemon, so shinies are just as likely in an emulator.
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Trouble importing SNES ROM with Higan on Mac OS X

Super late answer, but I hope it helps someone at least. In order to emulate anything on higan you need to get the manifest.bml and the ipl.rom for whatever system you're emulating. You can find ...
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How can I copy a ROM from a DS cartridge to my computer?

There is no way to dump DS cartridges without using either a DS and some kind of flash cart or perhaps a 3DS and homebrew... unless you are willing to make your own custom hardware (no simple task). ...
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Emulated version of Twilight Princess has a strange water texture in Dolphin 4.0

This issue was fixed on March 10, 2016 with Dolphin 4.0-9158. According to the official Dolphin Progress Report for March 2016, this issue was caused by a bug in Apple's OS X Graphics Drivers. It was ...
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How do I optimize PCSX2's performance?

I recently got a PC rig capable of entry-level VR, so I assumed I'd be able to play PS2 emulated games easily enough. Boy was I wrong, Shadow of the Colossus (the only game worth playing in my book ;-)...
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Unwanted Menu Shown in PSX Fullscreen Mode

Right click the psxfin executable, go to properties, go to compatibility, tick disable fullscreen optimizations. You're welcome, it was bothering me too!
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Did Game Boy emulation exist for the 486 era (MS-DOS and Windows 3.1)?

Yes. Virtual Gameboy was the first gameboy emulator available and was first released on MS-DOS. Today there are various other emulators available that also run on MS-DOS, such as CBEboy, cingb, NO$...
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Where are VisualBoyAdvance's save files stored?

I just tested this one and the save file is located in the same folder as where your ROM files are. The extension is .sav. A save using VBA, not in-game, ends with the extension .sgm.
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How to Trade Between Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green emulator on my Macbook pro?

I have managed to find a solution on how to trade pokemon. Prerequisites: BACK UP YOUR SAVE FILES FIRST! I have lost a few saves and sometimes the namespacing can change on a filename, so I would ...
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Can I transfer my save file from a different emulator to My Boy?

The short answer is that what you're trying to do is not very likely to work at all, no matter how hard you try. After further research however, there is one thing you can try. What can you try with ...
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Why is reading/writing memory cards slow in PS1 emulators?

It absolutely has everything to do with timing. Keep in mind that though the PS1 was advanced for it's time, it was still pretty basic by today's standards. Both CD read times were fixed as we're ...
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How can I run a .BIN file with the ePSXe emulator?

Literally change the extension to .iso. You can do this manually by editing the filename, you should probably get a warning verifying that you want to change the extension. If you have a file with ...
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Does the Dolphin Emulator Support 3DTV Output?

Yes, Dolphin supports 3D TVs. Use either the Side‑by‑Side or Top‑and‑Bottom mode. Dolphin has 3 different 3D modes. Side-by-Side, Top-and-Bottom, and Anaglyph. The 3D settings are located in Options →...
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How do I load downloaded save files?

In "My Boy!," .sav files are actually hidden in the same folders as the roms themselves. The only way that I found to show these files was to use the Android app "ASTRO File Manager." This app can go ...
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Free MCBoot on 70000 series PS2 - White screen (of death?)

A very important point: make sure you are using OPL version 0.9+. That said, your main problem is that you cannot simply install the game for use with OPL by extracting it and naming the folder ...
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Why can't I rebattle the trainers I could in Pokémon Black and White?

DeSmuME does not officially support the main series Pokemon Games: Why can't I play Pokemon Diamond / Pearl / HeartGold / SoulSilver / Black / White? Why aren't they supported? We are not going to ...
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Intel Graphics card unable to compile shaders

Use Direct3D instead of OpenGL. From the main menu, open the Graphics menu. There, under Basic, change the backend to "Direct3D 11". Click "Close" and start the game.
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Is there a way to limit max credit number or coins inserted on mame?

No such feature exists, though I guess a skilled programmer could add something like that to the MAME source code. Since the purpose of MAME is to preserve the games in their original state, I doubt ...
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