what should i use for my emulation of games

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  1. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    just wondeing what "OS" i should use for my emulation machine i hear retroarc is good bit doesnt play wii games
     
  2. Futurdreamz

    Futurdreamz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Windows has best compatibility. But if you really want to go linux then see what is supported by Dolphin and the emulators you want.
     
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    Windows hands down. Has better drivers and less bs than any other OS.
     
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    ok what should i run on top of it retroarch kodi launchbox??
     
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    Whatever suits your taste, really.
    I'd get the best individual emulators for the systems I plan on emulating, make a custom theme on Rainmeter and give it a custom 'OS' feel.
     
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    what is rain meter
     
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    It's a powerful Windows skinning and desktop customisation tool, Google it
     
  8. ZachGold

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    windows. you can go to emulation sites and you'll see for yourself why windows alone has the most number of emulators and their stable builds
     
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    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    OS ? You mean macOS Sierra ? I have it and Dolphin emulator runs Wii and Game Cube games great! PM me if you want for some emulators for macOS.. I will be happy to tell you the names of them. I have them on my macOS and don't have a problem. They works great! :D
     
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    macOS hackintoshes are a pain to set up though.
     
  11. RoseyDreamy

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    If you're using a Mac, I can definitely recommend OpenEmu for a multi-system core-based emulator:
    http://openemu.org/

    If you're using Windows or Linux, I'll recommend RetroArch, the official front-end for Libretro:
    https://www.libretro.com/index.php/retroarch-2/

    You could also check out Lakka, a lightweight Linux distribution that basically offers you RetroArch as an OS, good if you're only using the computer for emulation and nothing else:
    http://www.lakka.tv

    This is mostly for retro consoles. The OP didn't put much explanation into his/her post.