Poll: How many of you use emulators (Any Platform emulating Any Platform)

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by TheMasterSSA, Mar 21, 2013.

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Do you use emulators?

  1. Yes!

    62 vote(s)
    84.9%
  2. No.

    10 vote(s)
    13.7%
  3. What are those again?

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. TheMasterSSA
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    This is a follow up to my DS emulation poll.

    Comment with what system you use to emulate what and what games you play on it.
     


  2. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    Used no$gba and desmume a lot for the pc.
     
  3. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Legacy games mostly due to cart battery failures (basically all pre-DS Nintendo consoles) or bad compatibility with modern HDTVs (NES the main culprit). I'm a bit of a collector for games, so I have a ton of them around, but can't play all of them without setting up additional hardware from my closet. With emulators I can just hit the USB adapter on the computer and Voilà!
     
  4. The Minecrafter

    The Minecrafter GBAtemp Regular

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    Mainly GBC games which I own, but just so I can play them on my DS on the go.
    I really only use a ds emulator on the computer(Desmume) when I am trying out modified games, such as english patches, or just changing some values. I have often had the games freeze after I had done self modification, so makes it easier to test.
     
  5. Smuff

    Smuff Fossilized Gamer

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    I use SSF for Sega Saturn emulation a fair bit as I want to preserve my collection. I also use NullDC for the Dreamcast, same reason. Can't beat playing on the original hardware though.
     
  6. BORTZ

    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    PSP is my emulation powerhouse.
     
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  7. GeorgeFoulds

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    Any console I don't use frequently enough to have hooked up to the TV really and sometimes...I emulate consoles that I don't own illegally, Shock Horror!
     
  8. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

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    My PSP is loaded to the brim with emulators a lot of the time. GBA, GBC, Master System, Mega Drive, NES, SNES, and I suppose technically PS One and PSP as well since I'm playing my games from the memory card now I've broken the UMD tray.
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    Most of the time when I use emulation, it's on my Dingoo and mostly the games that have only one save file or I can't bring around with me (like my SNES and NES games.)
    For systems like PS1, I use my XBox.
     
  10. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    Any console that has been collecting dust and at the end of it's lifecycle with few or no games ends up being modded, hacked, etc. The PS3 is next now that PS2 emulation exists, and my PC always has emulators on it as well, but I don't use most of them save for Saturn, DC, and MAME.
     
  11. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Haven't touched an emulator in over two years.

    Prior to that, emulated NES/SNES/GBA on a PSP
    Prior to that, emulated all of the above on Wii
     
  12. Depravo

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    I regularly use console/handheld emulators on the PC. I played through Secret of Mana (ZSNES) only last week and I'm currently working through Suikoden 2 (ePSXe).
     
  13. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I like videogames. I like custom content, like romhacks or mods. I like tailoring and customizing my gaming experience.

    Emulation might as well be an entailment.
     
  14. EMP Knightmare

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    NeoPop only for Card Fighter 2
     
  15. mightymuffy

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    I'd say half my gaming time is on an emulator actually, with the Wii still being my fave.... Usually SNES, some Mega Drive & NES. My PSP's also crammed, PS1 (if you can call that emulation) & GBA being played on that... DS - that's for Game Boy/Color! Also got SSF & Mame on the comp, and various on my phone, but I rarely use those.
    Must say I really only play games I own[ed] though, actually only getting into the whole emulation thing after finding out I could play my Sieken Densetsu 3 in English that way (oooh, going back to the 90s too when I found that out - gawd that's scary!) - got completely stuck in that game on my SNES and was gutted as I'd paid 85 or so quid for it!
     
  16. Taleweaver

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    Hmm...

    -Just about any emulator on the wii (though admitted, a lot where "does this stuff work?" tests).
    -DS emulator on the 3DS (yay, flashcart)
    -SNES emulator on PSP
    -(more recently) gameboid on android (xperia play)

    Do note that I use emulators barely more than for one or two games to play through, but in any case: yes, I use them. :)
     
  17. Psionic Roshambo

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    I use every platform I can for emulation, what kind of emulators I run depends on the "power" of the platform.

    PS2, Dreamcast, Wii, PC, DS pretty much covers what I have ran emulators on.

    Everything 8 bit 16 bit and Arcade covers most of what I have emulated. On the PC side of things I have also emulated PS1, PS2 and GameCube.

    If it has an emulator I probably have tried to run it... Even if the emulation was crap :( (I still would like a good PSP emulator.)
     
  18. TheMasterSSA
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    All the replies were very interesting so far! Keep it going guys!
     
  19. mbcrazed

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    Visual Boy Advance mostly, I like to dump my ROMs onto the PC and play them!
     
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  20. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    i play snes, genesis, gba, gbc on my wii (pretty much all i use the damn thing for) all on a 65" tv B-)
     
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