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Just out of curiosity, what are the best emulators for these systems?

#1superstud69xPosted 3/1/2014 12:21:42 AM
Not planning on using any any time soon, I'm just curious. I know Project 64 is the best for N64, but what about NES, SNES, GB/GBC, GBA, DS, PSP, PS1? Are any as well done as P64?
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#2wentzelotPosted 3/1/2014 12:23:09 AM
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/best-emulators/
#3lootwomanPosted 3/1/2014 12:23:31 AM
B7 is the best emulator to run this topic in
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#4peteybooPosted 3/1/2014 5:08:08 AM
wentzelot posted...
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/best-emulators/


That list is so wrong. The best emulator for NES, SNES, GB, GBC, and GBA, among others, is Higan, assuming you have a computer that can run it. And ZSNES? Really? I like its interface more than Snes9x, but really it's terrible for anything but the most popular games.
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#5MaxCHEATER64Posted 3/1/2014 5:10:16 AM
I had good experiances with Virtual Boy YEEEEEARS ago when I played Emerald on it.
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#6-CJF-Posted 3/1/2014 5:49:59 AM
Depends on your definition of best. How do you define best? The most accurate? The most customizable? The most user friendly?

Most accurate emulators are:

NES: Nestopia, Nintendulator?
SNES: Higan (aka bSNES)
Genesis: Kega Fusion, Exodus (Supposed to be cycle accurate, early development, unusable atm)
DS: Desmume or No$GBA
PSP: PPSSPP
PS1: Xebra or Mednafen
N64: Cen64 (Cycle accurate, currently in development)

If you prefer shader support and ease of use, PS1 would be ePSXe or PCSX-Reloaded and N64 would be Project64. Cen64 is too slow to be playable atm, but that's partly because it's still in early development stages.

Not too familiar with GBA/GB so I'll let someone else comment on those. I know VisualBoy is popular but I'm not sure if it's the most accurate.
#7Kerr AvonPosted 3/1/2014 9:02:44 AM
Project 64 is not a very good emulator. At best it's close to very good for some games. OK but flawed for many games and awful many games and awful for some games. Some games won't run at all on it, and many others have glitches ranging from minor to terrible.

But it's still about the best N64 emulator as the moment, sadly. But on the plus side, there are two N64 emulators being produced that aim to have total 100% compatibility, although (like BSNES/higan), the cost of this accurracy is reflected by the need for a very powerful PC, and neither of these emulators (Cen64 (cen64.com) and the N64 part of MESS) are currently in a finished state.
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#8wentzelotPosted 3/1/2014 9:13:05 AM
peteyboo posted...
wentzelot posted...
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/best-emulators/


That list is so wrong. The best emulator for NES, SNES, GB, GBC, and GBA, among others, is Higan, assuming you have a computer that can run it. And ZSNES? Really? I like its interface more than Snes9x, but really it's terrible for anything but the most popular games.


um that list says snes9x is better than zsnes.... which it is
#9ukemandwnbuPosted 3/1/2014 9:43:02 AM(edited)
Visual Boy Advance is a great emulator for GB/GBC/GBA. I'm not completely sure if VBA works for all three Game Boys, but I have played Pokemon Red so it must work. I used to solely play all kinds of Pokemon on that emulator. Easy to use.

As for PS1, I personally have used ePSXe and it worked great for me with playing Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, The Legend of Dragoon, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, and a couple other games. I struggled at first trying to figure out how to use the emulator, but I found a tutorial on Google for it and it was easy to figure out after that. (There's also a tutorial for the Visual Boy Advance on that same site, but VBA is much easier to than ePSXe use so it really isn't needed except for explaining a few technical features.)

There's a nice list of ROMs for both emulators. I have only ever played these emulators, and they were to ease my insatiable nostalgia. I'm sure there are other good emulators out there for the Nintendo consoles and DS with a slew of ROMs to play, but I've never used them. I used Emulator Zone to find my emulators and there are multiple sites to download ROMs from. Hope this helps!
#10anonymous46773Posted 3/1/2014 9:38:52 AM
Snes9x and epsxe are great.
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