emulationguide

Let’s start off this guide with a list of emulators for most of the popular video games systems. i will list a emulator for each of the 3 main computer operationg systems here.

In a series of upcoming guides i will give detailed directions on how to setup and use the windows and linux emulators, i do not have access to a mac to right guides for them so if any one wants to post guides for the mac emulators i will review them and add them to this list.

This list is set up

System + file types
Windows emulator link to guide
Linux emulator link to guide
Mac emulator

Atari 2600 .a26 .bin
Stella
Stella
Stella

Atari 5200
Atari800Win Plus
Kat5200
Atari800 MacX

Atari 7800
ProSystem
None Found
None Found

Atari jaguar
Project Tempest
Virtual Jaguar
None Found

Atari lynx
Handy
Handy
Handy

Nintendo .nes .fds
Virtua NES
FCE Ultra
FCE Ultra

Super Nintendo .sfc .smc
ZSNES
ZSNES
SNES9x

Nintendo 64
Project64
Mupen64 Plus
Mupen64

Gameboy and Gameboy Advance .gb .gbc .gba
VisualBoyAdvance
VisualBoyAdvance
VisualBoyAdvance

Sega genesis +32x + sega cd .smd .bin .iso
Gens
Gens
Dgen

Sega game gear + master system .sms .gg
Kega fusion
Dega
SMS Plus

Turbo Grafx 16 .pce
Magic Engine ( demo )
Hu-Go!
Magic Engine ( demo )

Playstation .iso . bin .img
ePSXe
ePSXe
PCSX

Sega Saturn .iso
SSF
Yabause
Yabause

Dreamcast .cdi .iso
Nulldc
Lxdream
Lxdream


Most rom’s you obtain form the internet will be compressed in one ofseveral formats the 3 most common formats you will encounter are .zip .rar and .7z. these can be decompressed with winrar (WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files)

once winar is installed right click the file you wish to decompress and click winrar – extract here. Linux, Mac will be added later.


3 Responses to “Emulation Guide”

  1. manaman

    Nice!

    I personally really like Nestopia for NES on Windows and pSX is a great easy PlayStation emulator for Windows if you are more interested in simple playing that in getting the best graphics you can. Also, KEGA Fusion is the be all, end all of Sega emulation before Saturn.

    Peace,

    manaman

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  2. Zetsubera

    Out of all of the emulators, I enjoyed vNES for nintendo emulators the best. It runs just about all of the NES games at a really good quality.
    Snes, I tend to go to Snes9x because of the freedom it allows you in manipulating the window and it feels easy to deal with your controller inputs and your video outputs. And the graphic of a SNES controller helps when making up your own setup.
    Out of all of the PSX emulators, ePSXe seems to be the most developed… if only I can get it to work again on my computer. Whenever I attempt to start a game with it, I get a Fatal Error message every time. I still don’t understand why it’s doing it, it just started one day.
    For the N64, I lean towards Project 64. Fantastic quality for most games and the frame rate tends to stay at optimal speed.

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  3. Sanjeev

    I heard of 3270 Emulator a long time ago, and I though it does not have a siiiafgcnnt role in our personal computers. It’s only now that I know its importance and thanks to your post for augmenting my knowledge today.

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