Favorite Method of Emulation?

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Oct 16, 2012

Favorite Method of Emulation? by suppow at 2:36 AM (3,611 Views / 0 Likes) 98 replies

  1. suppow
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    please no talk about how to get roms etc!
    (i really hope this isnt against the rules, if it is let me know what to change, it's mainly out of curiosity for what other people use as their set up)


    i was wondering how most of you prefer to play roms,
    for example of games that you cant normally play, or japan exclusives that you need to patch translations, or such as that.

    you can add hardware (pc, console via homebrew, flashcart, etc), what gamepad you prefer to use.
    and the emulator, settings or such, etc (for example, i like to play some NES games with 2xsai)

    for example:
    NES: i like to play the original EarthBound/Mother proto for NES on my Wii with just the Wiimote,
    SNES: there are tons of Japan only games on the SFC that i need to patch a translation to, and i like to play them on my Wii with the classic controller.
    N64: i think the only decent way to play N64 roms is on a flashcart on an actual N64 (that could be said about any console, but i havent had much luck emulating it)
    NGC: some Japan only, and limited editions on the Gamecube, -like Master Quest- i actually like to play them on my Wii as well, rather than on my gamecube.
    Wii: i know some people prefer to play their Wii games on Dolphin with HD, instead of their console, i tried this, but personally i prefer to play them on my Wii

    Gameboy, GBC, GBA: i either play these on my SP or DS
    VirtualBoy: if you're really gonna be emulating that at all - Wario Land is actually really good - i prefer to play them on the Wii with either B&W or Anaglyph colors.

    PSX: i just play these on the actual console.

    SMS, SMD, SGG: again i play these on my wii.

    well, that's just off the top of my head, i guess you get the idea.
    stuff like MSX, C64, i havent had much luck getting the keyboard right, and loading some of the games.

    btw, i know i said Wii a lot, yes, i love how useful it is for homebrew!
     


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    FYI this has no conflict with the rules. You're fine.

    Generally I don't emulate (I rarely have the desire to player older games on older consoles) but when I do, I prefer the PSP. It's portable and has a great set of emulators. What more could you ask?

    I've done a bit on the Wii as well (mostly playing Virtual Console games) but not a whole lot.

    If I REALLY want to play an older game I probably have the console for it. And by "older games" I mean like "PSX era", I hardly have the desire to play anything below that.
     
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    I use either the PSP or my iPod Touch, the latter I use less often than the former.
    Eh, I barely emulate on the Wii but when I do it would probably be for N64 games.
     
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    I usually emulate on my tablet with a Wii remote or Sixaxis synced... If I'm really in the mood I'll hook my laptop up to the TV over HDMI and sync a my Sixaxis too it over BT.

    Played Paper Mario for the Gamecube a few days ago. Looked marvelous with some upscaling and had a pretty nice frame rate.
     
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    SNES/N64/PS1/DS/GBA/Game Cube: I LIke to play them on my PC


    PSV/WII/3DS: i have the real console.
     
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    cool, nice to know =D


    personally, i like to play them with nintendo controllers (wii, ds), rather than sony ones (psp, sixasis) because the D-Pad is just better, and i cant stand the sony 'dpad' XD
    but i tend to play more PRE-psx games.
    generally speaking, the best thumbstick to me would be the 360 one.
    and personally, i prefer to play homeconsole games on a tv rather than a portable, but that's just me.


    what games in particular? i've found the n64 emulation on the wii to be horrid!
    about the other two, the same thing i just said above :lol:

    =O what a crime! playing a Gamecube game with a playstation controller! :P - i wouldnt mind a 360 one though...
     
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    Anything Wii and under on my PC but the handhelds which i will play on the DS just cause they looked crappy in full screen on the pc xD and i got the usb adapter that allows me to use the real controllers for each system too which is alot better then a pc controller IMO Also riged up my pc to be able to use the wii remote as well which is the bomb for wii games!
     
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    those adapters are awesome, indeed. how do you get about the sensor bar?
     
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    I use the Wii for pretty much anything. It limits the number of games I can play for N64, but everything else is great. I also use my 3DS/DSTwo combo for a smaller best-of collection of NES/GBA/GBC/ and the few SNES games that work, and at a good framerate.

    EDIT: to clarify, I use the Virtual Console and Injected wads on the Wii, as opposed to homebrew emulators.
     
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    Pokemon Stadium, it works decently on the Wii and pretty slow on the PSP.
     
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    It's not so bad. I've used glove pie before to use my classic controller+Wii remote with it, but the sixaxis just feels more comfortable to me.
     
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    doesnt the screen size bother you for NES or SNES? it kinda bothers me for NES on the DS
    i couldnt find it to be playable myself, i dont mean it didnt work, i mean i didnt find it playable :lol:


    ok, now i know you're trolling me, a sony controller comfortable? and even more so than a nintendo one? :blink:
     
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    Yes, yes it does!

    It's a sacrifice I have to make for portable gaming though. For NES, I can make due with changing the display values to stretch the screen and cut off unused portions on the top and bottom. For SNES I try to find a remake for the GBA first (as long as it's good like A Link to the Past/Four Swords... not Donkey Kong Country), and if that doesn't work, I try and find the best video setting in CATSFC for the specific game.
     
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    I'm not trolling. I have large hands and the Classic Controller is just too small. Sixaxis is much more comfortable for me.

    Since when does Nintendo have superior controllers anyway? The N64 controller was a joke for me to hold and I never liked how small the C stick on the GC controller was. (Although it still remains my favorite Ninty controller)
    I'm not some sort of crazy purist. Sixaxis works best for my needs at the moment.
     
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    For most old systems such as NES, SNES, PS1, ect, I prefer to use my Xbox 1. The controller has just the right about of buttons as well it's just powerful enough to work with all my games.
     
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    My Galaxy S3 is fantastic for PSX emulation using FPse. I play it on the bus on my way to and from school. It's a great way to get some real gaming in.
     
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    you mean stretching to 1:1 pixel ratio, or just plain stretching? it bothers me getting the top and bottom portions getting cut off in NES games since most display stats menus etc there.
    for SNES games, the GBA remakes is a good solution, but do you prefer to play the SNES DKC on a portable? you kinda have to be able to look around in those games
    what is CATSFC btw?
    personally, i always felt nintendo had superiors controllers actually.
    sony controllers always made my hands hurt, specially the thumbs, and made the area below my thumb and on the top of my hand cramped,
    that never happened to me with nintendo controllers.
    i'm not gonna say NES controllers are ergonomic - though some people will - SNES controllers are ok on that matter, but i always felt N64 controllers were pretty comfortable, and GC ones are superb.
    you say you have big hands, but the n64 controllers is designed for that, and also the GC one (except for the silly tiny dpad, i hate it), but i LOVE how comfortable that controller is,
    i actually like the thumbstics on the NGC controller, but i never said nintendo has the best thumbsticks,
    like i said TO ME the best thumbsticks are the 360 ones!

    i do have Playstations, and a bunch of Sony brand controllers, but i'm always on the lookout for decent 3rd party controllers just couse of how bad the 1st ones are.


     
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    It's not that bad actually. About 85% of the games I tested worked just fine and only about 15% had minor lag in heavy cut-scenes, which I was able to fix by messing around with the settings.
     
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    I do have hands, but I haven't touched a n64 controller for over 10 years. I also like the thumbstick on the GC controller, but the C stick is too small for my tastes.
    I'd use the 360 controller if I had one, but I don't. Not planning on paying for one either when even have a 360. Only have a Sixaxis because a friend gave it to me cause he never used it.
    The Sony controller fits in my hand just right, and it's wireless. So of the controllers I own at the moment, it's the winner. ;)
     

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