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Windows 7: good emulator

10 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
good emulator

do you know if the use of emulator is worth it?
i wanna be able to run console games on my pc, but need an emulator.
which emulator do you recommend i use and which console games does it support?


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10 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Probably none is worth using. You need a high-end PC to run even PS2 games, and they'll be bugged or utterly unplayable. I don't even know if it's allowed to discuss this software. It's very closely related to piracy.

I can tell you though that you might be able to play some PS1 / 2 games. I don't know about any xbox / PSP emulators. But xbox 360 and PS3 is not a possibility right now.
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10 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

You can try PCSX2. It requires at least 2.0Ghz Dual Core and a 6600GT (I think). It comes without the BIOS as sharing the BIOS is illegal. If you have A PS2, you can dump the BIOS into your computer and play PS2 games on your computer (great for a road trip!).

However, obtaining BIOS from sources such as torrents are illegal
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11 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree its probably not worth it.

Rather than mess around trying to get a stable, working PS emulator, youd likely be better off just buying one.

I mean, you can pick up a used Playstation 1 at a pawnshop for like 20 bucks anymore.

Or even a PS2 for about $40 right from Gamestop.

As little as they cost, I think Id just go that route. Much less headache.
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11 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I find most PS1 games run well enough with emulators to be worth the trouble.

Welcome to the official ePSXe website

I find most PS2 games don't run well enough to consider totally playable on my machine but you can try your luck.

PCSX2 Playstation 2 emulator - News

Granted the BIOS is a pain and you'd probably be better off buying a new console if you have the spare cash.
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11 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Just downloaded a Gamecube emulator to play some Zelda games. The 64 bit version of Dolphin emulator runs fine on my quad core (though I think the max cores it can use is 2), so it should be alright on your Phenom x2 if you're wanting to play some Gamecube games. And what's even better with Dolphin is a 360 controller is automatically configured and fully usable

I'd have brought my Gamecube up to Uni with me, but there's no easy way to get a Gamecube running on a monitor, and there's no room for a TV.
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14 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Its been a while since I have used emulators but it all depends on what you want to play.

GBA - Visual Boy Advanced
PS1- ePSXe
N64 - Project64
PSP - JPCSP
SNES- ZSNES

For PS2 and XBox I would personally just go buy a used console. They are $30 each at gamestop last time i checked

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14 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or get a new console. For $299, the PS3 is a great device, does BluRay, plays games and handles Netflix streaming, etc. I use mine a ton
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15 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Or get a new console. For $299, the PS3 is a great device, does BluRay, plays games and handles Netflix streaming, etc. I use mine a ton
And how can a PS3 play Nintendo games?
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15 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Or get a new console. For $299, the PS3 is a great device, does BluRay, plays games and handles Netflix streaming, etc. I use mine a ton
And how can a PS3 play Nintendo games?
Actually the PS3 got jailbroken a few months back and the security codes were just released by GeoHot and Team Overflow. Homebrew makers are currently working on using the codes to sign their apps to run on legitiment PS3 firmwares. With the release of Move I personally wouldnt be surprised if someone makes a Wii emulator for the PS3.
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