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#1 +Nik L

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:30

I am looking at setting up a PC for emulation of some great games - no matter what the system.  I downloaded a bunch of emulators, all working great, but just dunno what games I wanna play.  Systems can be MAME, SNES, Genesis, whatever.  Just fancy some old-school gaming :)

 

Any suggestions?




#2 Thief000

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:36

Depends on how recent you want to go. The systems you name can be emulated on 7 or more year old PC's with the right emulators. If you fully want to be able to emulate a Wii (Doplhin) you'll need quite a bit of power.

I had those systems running on an Athlon XP 2600+ with a Geforce 7800GS.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:37

Considering some Genesis games are available for sale on Steam/Impulse/wherever this might go into questionable territory.



#4 OP +Nik L

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:43

this might go into questionable territory

 

Only if someone brings it up! :s

 

Depends on how recent you want to go.

 

 

Well, am thinking the "classic" era of gaming.  Streetfighter, side scrollers, Turtles, top-down shooters with ridiculous power-ups.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:05

Only if someone brings it up! :s

Whether or not they do.  Emulation is generally ignored in the case where the products are no longer for sale...equivalent to piracy when they are.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:10

It's called abandonware.

 

Also, in a lot of countries, if the item can't be bought it can be obtained by any reasonable method, Australia being one of those countries.

 

I think so long as you are idiotic about it it's legal :)



#7 OP +Nik L

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:34

Thanks, but please, let's not get bogged down in legalities here.  I never said if I do or do not own a license to any game on any platform.  End of conversation and so any further will be reported as off topic purely to keep this on topic :) :)



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:56

Setup WinUAE and try and get AmigaOS 3.9 on it. It is fun to play around with. Plus you can install games to the virtual HDD.

Some good Amiga games.

Syndicate

Super Skidmarks 2

Super Cars II

Zeewolf 1,2

Hunter

Pushover

Putty

Dreamweb

K240

Exile

Turricans

Puggsy

Road Rash

Another World

Flashback

 

I mention Amiga because back in the day it usually had the superior version to multi-platform games.

 

Commodore 64

Detective - Amazing game for its time.

 

Mame Games

The Simpsons Arcade Game

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade Game 1,2

Strider 1,2

Metal Slug

Marvel Vs Capcom

 

Master System

Alex Kidd In Miracle World

 

Mega Drive/Genesis

Earthworm Jim

Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion

Aladdin

The Lion King

 

NES

Duck Tales

 

SNES

Unirally

Super Mario RPG

Yoshi's Island

Super Mario Allstars + Super Mario World

Super Metroid

 

I was a C64 and Amiga child so i can't recommend any more console games.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:58

Mega Drive/Genesis

Road Rash 2

Jungle Strike

Desert Strike



#10 OP +Nik L

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:05

Oh to the last 2 posts - VERY much spot on!

Thanks



#11 Earthworm_Jim

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:13

Genesis:
 

All sonic games,

Golden Axe



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:22

heh, some emulators (GPL licensed) even bundled in some airlines,

I know this because it has the same emulator glitch when i play on PC,

the glitch was addressed on newer version of emulator.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 14:59

heh, some emulators (GPL licensed) even bundled in some airlines,

I know this because it has the same emulator glitch when i play on PC,

the glitch was addressed on newer version of emulator.

 

I remember one time when i flew on Virgin Atlantic. We had SNES with 10 games.

That must have been running something like snes9x as it was years ago and it kept crashing :laugh: