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Old 04-17-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Emulation of games

I've been called a hypocrite because I'm against emulating current gen, and recent consoles, but I have no problem with emulating older consoles like Super Nintendo. Just thought I'd get peoples opinions on emulation.

I mostly use emulators to play games as a demo, to see if I want to actually pay for them, however, some games, such as Earthbound I emulate just to play. I'm not paying that much money for a game! I think it's ok to emulate these older games because, quite simply, the developer is no longer making a profit from it. Obviously, the reason I'm against emulation of, say, DS games(including things such as R4, etc) is that the developer is still making money on the game.

I look at it this way. what if i made something to sell it, and then people just started going "Hey, I can get it for free ilelgally!" and do it that way instead. I'm losing money. I think you see where I'm going with this.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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It's fine with older consoles, besides I've never successfully emulated a CD based console when I tried with CDi and Dreamcast before I had a dreamcast of course.

I use on site emulation to play most older games and it's fine since I have a controller now and they also have contests and whatnot but basically every console older than snes is there without download even 32X and rare ones like that. I do mean rare and not super rare so no like VB or super cassete vision stuff like that that's barely heard of.

Other than that I use an N64 emulator mainly for mario party and an Atari Jaguar emulator for wolfenstein 3d. After all, Jaguar has an amazing port of wolfenstein 3d. Just look:


compared to the PC version:


Now it's not the graphics that get me here it is the sound which is a big part of immersing me into any game is the music.... At least action games.

Anyways, those are the emulators I use.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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yeah, disc based ones are a pain to set up with all the bios files.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:47 PM   #4
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no, he definitely meant bios. iso files are no problem at all; getting the bios files (which are basically the system information) can indeed be a nuisance
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Well, the Virtual Console on the Wii is an emulator.
If the games in question are not available in-store, I see nothing wrong with downloading an emulator. However, now that the Virtual Console is here, it makes it difficult for emulating to be moral.

Does it classify as piracy, if the copyright validity has ran out?
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I guess it depends on the situation, but I don't really see a problem with emulation
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The site I go to has amiga on it no downloading required.
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