looking for emulators for my crappy laptop

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  1. Terminator02
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    so yeah, i've got a Lenovo T42p

    i want to know some emulators that would run well on my laptop

    basically, just the best emulators out there and up to what point can my computer emulate? (will project 64 work?)


    oh yeah, my laptop is running ubuntu 10.10, I do have windows xp but don't use it unless I have to, so if there is something special I have to do to get them to work on linux please, you know, help me out [​IMG]
     


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    Mupen64 plus is available for ubuntu in the software downloads thing but I do prefer project 64, I installed my emulators a while back but I remember FCEUX the nes emulator gave me some trouble trying to find the right packages but others like zSnes and Visua Boy advance were easy to get. 1st and 2nd gen consoles should run fine on your pc but I'm not sure about the N64 it might run all right but I remember it having problems playing goldeneye due to graphics bugs regardless of CPU power.I have a similar spec laptop that runs them fine but it did have 4 gig of ram which might give me an edge over yours. you could try using XP for emulators which I find has more support, I wouldn't recommend using WINE to run windows emulators because it seemed very slow even when playing nes games although that might be down to bad configurations as I rarely use it
     
  3. Rydian

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    NES, SNES, Genesis, GB, GBC, GBA, N64, PSX, you're fine up to that point.
     
  4. Urza

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    Linux is pretty awful for emulators in general.
     
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    dolphin works on Linux Download Page although I wouldn't recommend it with his specs.

    EDIT: oh and PCSX2 Download Page
     
  6. Raiser

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    I highly doubt PCSX2 will run with even a playable framerate with those specs.

    Agreed with Rydian that PSX is the most you're going to get. (ePSXe)
    I have fun with the above mentioned, SNES9x, and VBA.
     
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    Oh right I thought he meant linux in general, yeah 4th gen is out of the question
     
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    when I said emulators i meant like the actual name of them, i want to know which ones are best and which ones will work in ubuntu
     
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    For SNES I know that ZSNES and SNES9X work just fine. For N64 Mupen64 is your only real choice.
     
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    VBA for GBA and ePSXe for PSX work fine as well.
     
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    well which is better ZSNES or SNES9X?
     
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    They are both about the same; ZSNES would be you're best bet since some of my games are read as bad dumps on SNES9x and refuse to play while ZSNES plays them just fine.
     
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    You may prefer one interface over another since they both look drastically different.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Okay, can someone help me with my laptop that's ACTUALLY CRAPPY?!?

    I want to run an N64 emu that supports SSB full speed.
    I have integrated graphics, a Pentium II or III (can't remember, it's like 757MHz) and 392 MB of RAM (256 available)
    Oh, and I'm running Windows 2000 Professional SP4.
     
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    I have a Dell mini with a 1ghz atom. it supports pj64 so i think ull be fine.
     
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    What? No, you crazy? That has insanely high requirements compared to every other emulator.
     
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    Since you are already somewhat familiar with Linux, I cannot recomend this disk more [​IMG]

    It is simply awesome when it comes to emulation.

    http://openbytes.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/...8-livecd-105mb/

    I use Puppy linux and a customer version of that installed on a Laptop with a 1.4Ghz celeron with 256MB's of RAM (shared with the graphics card so its actually 8MB's less)

    amazingly I can get Symphony of the night running pretty good on the PSX emu (although it chugs if I turn on too many graphics goodies)

    Edit: Sadly I was not able to find a decent solution to play Atari 7800 games [​IMG]

    Food Fight for the win!!! lol
     
  19. murkurie

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    Why not use it in the netbook mode?
     
  20. Rydian

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    It's still got way higher requirements (and less features) than other emulators.