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Why can't PCs properly emulate 10+ year old games?

#21KaushadPosted 11/1/2013 4:19:03 AM
nes works like a charm
snes works like a charm
n64 usually works like a charm
psx works like a charm.
the handhelds for their respective era up to the GBA work like a charm.
The sega consoles work like a charm.
the ps2 usually works like a charm(if you have the horsepower)
the gamecube is often buggy for me, but usually works.
Haven't tried the wii.
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#22KidIcarootsPosted 11/1/2013 4:29:43 AM
You guys are so ignorant about emulation.. Go do research on a emulation forum, instead of wasting people's time here.
#23MarceloSampaioPosted 11/1/2013 4:46:15 AM
LordSeifer posted...
there are still some super nintendo games that arent emulated properly for whatever reason

top gear 3000 comes to mind. something to do with how they wrote the game


Actually, even Snes 9x and ZSNES can run this game well now. This game had some timing issues, but they are fixed.

Also, Higan is a very accurate Snes emulator. It emulates everything perfect, even the Snes bugs and slowdowns. It requires a good PC, but works. ;)
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#24MasterDonGeroPosted 11/1/2013 6:33:51 AM
MarceloSampaio posted...
PS2 emulation is going places. Most games run well, but you need a FAST CPU (most games requires a i7)


Yeah, sure, I totally believe you.

Pauken posted...
Metroid Prime Trilogy (good luck running that at a decent framerate :p )


I guess I'm just really lucky then.
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#25AltmadragonPosted 11/1/2013 6:38:33 AM
Kaushad posted...
nes works like a charm
snes works like a charm
n64 usually works like a charm
psx works like a charm.
the handhelds for their respective era up to the GBA work like a charm.
The sega consoles work like a charm.
the ps2 usually works like a charm(if you have the horsepower)
the gamecube is often buggy for me, but usually works.
haven't tried the wii.


Wii better than the actual system if you got the power
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#26Rigby_Raccoon(Topic Creator)Posted 11/1/2013 11:16:34 AM
MarceloSampaio posted...
NDS emulation is almost perfect too. Using the newer version of DESMUME (and the right configurations), all games I tried worked perfectly, even the 3D ones, and at 100% speed.


3DS games? I thought you couldn't emulate those at all :O
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#27crimsonclaw111Posted 11/1/2013 11:18:45 AM
Rigby_Raccoon posted...
MarceloSampaio posted...
NDS emulation is almost perfect too. Using the newer version of DESMUME (and the right configurations), all games I tried worked perfectly, even the 3D ones, and at 100% speed.


3DS games? I thought you couldn't emulate those at all :O

I believe he is talking about polygonal DS titles.
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#28jake-sfPosted 11/1/2013 11:22:37 AM(edited)
N64 is just the worst spot for emulation, not short of effort though and its still going, fortunately. (slowly, though)

KamenRiderBlade posted...
It also doesn't help that normal people don't have access to all the detailed schematic diagrams of how every major chip / motherboard trace / minute detail works.

If there was public access to that proprietary information, you can make perfect emulators, but since you don't, it's alot of reverse engineering and guesswork.

If the old game companies really wanted, they could make PC emulators for their old systems, but the demand for such things isn't there, so nobody will do it.


I don't quite agree with that. I think the old consoles on PC concept could have been on the market for a long time already and it would still work. Think a Steam-like program for professionally supported & flawless emulation, for cheap prices to play all the games from the past.

I honestly think something like that would do well enough.
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#29GoIrish80Posted 11/1/2013 11:27:42 AM
I can't believe anyone has the audacity to question emulation at all.

These are people doing this in their spare time for FREE, creating software from the ground up to run on a PC that is emulating a game console.

You should be nothing but grateful for how well it works as-is.
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#30SnadadosPosted 11/1/2013 11:38:32 AM
GoIrish80 posted...
I can't believe anyone has the audacity to question emulation at all.

These are people doing this in their spare time for FREE, creating software from the ground up to run on a PC that is emulating a game console.

You should be nothing but grateful for how well it works as-is.


Unless I missed a post, I don't think anyone was insulting the people who make the emulators.
Yes, it is mostly people making these in their spare time for free but that does not mean people can't voice their frustration if there are problems.
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