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    Me too...And it can't get any easier not that I've found Gelide! Oops...Once again falling back on the PC. The HBC makes it convenient too!
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    Lol, I enjoy having a ds emulator on here the graphics are almsot as good as a computer game... Almost
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    If i can make the stupid emulator work on the computer, i would use that. I use the GBA emulator on my wii and PSP because you don't have to mess with the settings. I can't get a ps2 emulator or dolphin to work, but the dolphin issue is a hardware problem. I use a N64 emulator cause my stupid controller's kept breaking and they don't sell them anymore.
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    just wanted to comment on supermasterpig's reply.

    i have not had a problem with freezes ever aside from disk based games.

    in fact i have found kind of a cheat on the Atari 2600 with the game Phoenix don't know if it will work with all machines but with the cart in if i switch the on off with out going completely off rapidly multiple times, sometimes it glitches and i can get a lot of extra men. can't say how many as its a glitch and shows at the top as an orange blob, but its a lot.

    note though that this will eventually result in a loose power switch.

    Also for the problem with systems i bought my self something called an AV port switch for the same problem. my TV can normally have 4 connections on its own but the port switch gives me another 4 ports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taven View Post
    just wanted to comment on supermasterpig's reply.

    i have not had a problem with freezes ever aside from disk based games.

    in fact i have found kind of a cheat on the Atari 2600 with the game Phoenix don't know if it will work with all machines but with the cart in if i switch the on off with out going completely off rapidly multiple times, sometimes it glitches and i can get a lot of extra men. can't say how many as its a glitch and shows at the top as an orange blob, but its a lot.

    note though that this will eventually result in a loose power switch.

    Also for the problem with systems i bought my self something called an AV port switch for the same problem. my TV can normally have 4 connections on its own but the port switch gives me another 4 ports.
    In my case my snes v.2 was beat up pretty bad thats why it would crash. I used to have a switch board for all my games like that but now I only need 2 systems my 360 and my wii keeps the clutter down and power usage.
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    I absolutely prefer the original systems over ANY sort of emulation. I agree that emulators do a good job, but the original systems always produce clearer, more detailed sound.
    I don't know who of you people have played or still play Streets of Rage 2/3 or M.U.S.H.A. on the Genesis, but these games sound so much clearer than they do on any emulation. Some sound effects sound distorted and most tones completely drop on emulators. Especially the very first models of the Genesis produce very clear sound.

    And picture quality? Still the original consoles, except for NES and older, as they didn't support S-Video or RGB. You can mod a Genesis to output S-Video (inexpensive mod), and people who live in Europe, can use RGB no problem. Using one of these two cables, you get a better picture quality than every emulator. Emulators all seem to smooth the game in some way, and then make some of the stuff look blurry or jagged. Same goes with the SNES and N64: both can output S-Video and RGB without mods.

    And of course, using the old cartridges and controllers is just awesome.


    Quote Originally Posted by supermasterpig View Post
    Or worry about tapping it and freezing the whole game lol.
    Lol, I remember that I accidently bumped a cart with my toe while I was playing.
    But such things can be fixed though. Re-tensioning the cartridge slot will make a huge difference.
    Now I can bump just about every game as long as I'd like to, and no freezes.
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    I personally like emulators better.

    The only games I ever emulate are N64 games.
    Not only can I use high res textures on an emulator, I also don't have the problem of dead directional sticks that all my N64 controllers are suffering from

    I just connect my wiimote to my computer using a bluetooth stick and then use GlovePIE and PPJoy to emulate the input.
    It didn't even take long to get used to the different controls as a big part is actually the same.

    For the ones wondering how I mapped the controls:
    directional stick and Z on the nunchuck (middle handle on the N64) PPJoy is used to have a full range directional stick.
    A, B and C (directional pad) on the wiimote (right handle on the N64)

    R is replaced to c on the nunchuck (was better then replacing B there and keeping R as right finger trigger)
    L is replaced to the - on the wiimote (barely used though)
    Start is + (like wii games)

    directional pad has been dropped as it's not needed for any games I ever played on the N64
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    The directional stick thingy on the n64 controllers can be fixed pretty easily. The resistance is caused by rubber bands you can take the controller apart and replace them. I have done this several times. n64 controllers are the worst as far as breaking goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewski86305 View Post
    The directional stick thingy on the n64 controllers can be fixed pretty easily. The resistance is caused by rubber bands you can take the controller apart and replace them. I have done this several times. n64 controllers are the worst as far as breaking goes.
    Yeah. I think I've replaced hundreds of 'em.

    But heck, N64 is NOT better on emulation. Some games have so much graphical bugs, man. Conker is hardly playable with all the framedrops, and Majora's Mask tends to hang about half a second sometimes. The only games that are emulated perfectly on Project64 are Mario Kart 64, Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64. The rest of the games all seem to have their flaws. Mario Party also works dead-buggy.

    I have talked about the Genesis before, and that's another example of why I personally think the original hardware is better. The sound that the chips in the original Genesis systems produce, especially the very first Japanese models, is far, far better than any emulation. Good examples are Streets of Rage 2/3 and Sonic the Hedgehog 1/2. The music that plays in the very first stage of Streets of Rage 2 sounds very good on an original Genesis, even on the later motherboard revisions, and on emulation, tones tend to drop when you attack someone or when some sort of sound effect also needs to be produced. On the original Genesis, the sound effects and the background music keep going together, without dropping tones. And most sound effects in Sonic the Hedgehog 1/2 sound louder or malformed on emulators. I'm not saying you may not prefer emulation over the original hardware, but the original Genesis produces far better sound than any emulator does. Definitely. If you've played Genesis-games on an emulator for a long time, it'll make a world of difference when you play on an original Genesis. The Super Nintendo seems to be emulated much better than the Genesis when you're talking about the sound, but not quite as good as the original SNES.

    There's only one system I find better to play on emulation, and that is the PlayStation. You seem to get more frames with some games, and that's definitely something nice, especially with 30fps games. Sound and controls are also flawless, and no graphical glitches whatsoever. There's only one game that has distorted background music, and that is Final Fantasy IX. It has crackling sound effects in the background of music., but games like Gran Turismo, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Ape Escape and Gex all work flawlessly, and ever smoother.
    Last edited by InvincibleSloth; 04-04-2011 at 11:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewski86305 View Post
    The directional stick thingy on the n64 controllers can be fixed pretty easily. The resistance is caused by rubber bands you can take the controller apart and replace them. I have done this several times. n64 controllers are the worst as far as breaking goes.
    That's actually nice to know
    I'll still stick to emulators probably though :P
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