Are there any emulators that don't pause when you switch windows?

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  1. Chrona
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    I have VBA set up with my 360 controller and disabled 'pause when inactive window', meaning I can browse or talk on msn while gaming without having to switch screens all the time. Is there any way to get this effect with any kind of SNES/N64/PS1/PS2 emulator? Thanks in advance

    Also, while I'm here I might as well ask this - when I load up a game in VBA, my entire computer screen turns black for a second, as if it's switching displays for some reason. Does the same when I close the emulator, to switch back I guess. What exactly is it doing that for?
     
  2. Ryupower

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    look at the setting of the emulator you are using as see if there is an option for "pause when inactive window' and change to what you like

    some emulator might not have that option

    check the properties of the exe for vba and see if you have compatibility mode set
     
  3. Chrona
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    Setting it to compatibility mode for XP service pack 3 seems to have fixed it, thanks :)

    And I never actually tried running emulators before apart from VBA and some minor ePSXe, that's why I'm making the topic - figure you guys would know better than me which ones might have the option, rather than trial and error with a bunch of emulators I'd later have to delete
     
  4. marcus134

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    project64 has the option too, if my memory serves me right.
     
  5. Rydian

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    So the controller input needs to work as well when it's not in focus?
     
  6. Chrona
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    Yeah, if possible. Want to replay Earthbound for example :D
     
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    Project64 and the latest SNES9x can run and play while not being the active window. Its somewhere in settings.
     
  8. Rydian

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    I think PCSX2 can do it, I'm not sure which settings I had that caused it at one time.