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Shadow
04-24-2002, 11:20 PM
I was just wondering what any of you had to say about video game emulation. I think emulation is fun.

Coding an emulator is not illegal. Playing your own dumped software through the emulator is also ( obviously ) not illegal. I believe that the prupose of emulation is concrete in it's morality. Preserve the hardware VIA pc to prolong the life of a classic game that cannot be duplicated. Afterall, Pac Man was Pac Man - not Quake.

Unfortunately ( for the legal side ), when everybody sees how the format goes, they hop on google and the warez games begin.

P.S. I am aware of the previous post(s) about emulation - they weren't that long :(.

no-one
04-25-2002, 12:45 AM
mame is the best thing since shortbread...

Shadow
04-25-2002, 12:52 AM
I agree. You kind of just get lost in that neighborhood....

no-one
04-25-2002, 12:54 AM
ever try Bubble Bobble? or Magical Drop?

Shadow
04-25-2002, 01:01 AM
Ahh, the classics. No. :D

I will though, on an "unheard" recommendation from yourself. :)

I usually play anything Street Fighter either through Final Burn Alpha or MAME ( personal sf fav being Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior ). On the other hand, set me up with a nice console emulator and some mega man titles and I'm good to go. If you want to get into a favorite game / emulator war, I'm game.

P.S. Mega Man owns ( 46 games )

no-one
04-25-2002, 01:16 AM
on the zsnes(super nintendo emulator) i play some final fantasy some crono trigger, arkanoid, Dr. Mario, Bust A Move(bubble Bobbles american title), the legend of zelda, the Lufia series, rampart, shadow run, super bomberman, and one of my favs FaceBall. all kinds of stuff!

well unfortunatly its 2:00 am here i need sleep eventually so the war must wait, but i'll get ya started!

ZSNES IS THE BEST EMULATOR EVAR!!!!

MAME ROCKS!!!

MAGICAL DROP 2 IS THE BEST GAME EVAR!! ADMIT IT!!

AKARI WARRIORS IS AWESOME!!!!

FACEBALL IS DA COOLEST!!

Sreet Fighter 2 BITES THE BIG ONE!!(actually i had a great many blisters from this game, i probably spent half my life on it)

MEGA MAN SUCKS!!!!

good enough?

>P.S. Mega Man owns ( 46 games )

dear lord i had no clue it was that many!

::edit:: woo boy im sorry for the lame.. i'll do better tomorrow

Shadow
04-25-2002, 01:20 AM
I sense sarcasm....?

NES emulator:
RockNes X - It requires Direct X 8 or greater. I think it's the best emulator though. It' unfortunate that for an NES emulator it requires so much power, then again it's worth it. "Full-screen" scanlines. :d

SNES:
ZNES is my pick too.

Arcade:
Final Burn Alpha for CPS, MAME for everything.

Games on all systems:
Ninja Gaiden
Castlevania
Double Dragon
Mega Man
Kirby
Street Fighter
Altered Beast
Golden Axe
Metal Slug

no-one
04-25-2002, 01:24 AM
me sarcastic? never? nah...

um i don't know if i could war with you, you play Street Fighter how off can you be?

as for megaman maybe i just never played um enough(probably got a bad one er something), i never could stand um...

no-one
04-25-2002, 01:31 AM
Castlevania, man i played that to death.

you like Action Adventure titles me thinks?

::Edit:: if i can get one ill try some megaman again, see what i think now!

Shadow
04-25-2002, 01:33 AM
I like action titles. Zelda 2, Castlevania 2, and Legacy Of The Wizard / Dragon Slayer 4 is as far as I'll go RPG. I don't mind arkanoid, tetris, "i'm bored" type games though.

P.S. Does your grammar always slip when you're tired? :)

no-one
04-25-2002, 01:37 AM
>P.S. Does your grammar always slip when you're tired?

for the most part yes, hehe. along with many other more neccessary functionality...such as typing skills, this must have take 5+ minutes to write...

>Legacy Of The Wizard / Dragon Slayer 4 is as far as I'll go RPG

whats wrong wiht RPG's?

::edit:: i see what you mean...reading my own posts...
::edit2:: do i sound like im speaking engrish or what

Shadow
04-25-2002, 01:40 AM
> ::Edit:: if i can get one ill try some megaman again, see what i think now!

I have the original 6 cartridges for the NES & the system. I've heard and read that some of those go for crazy amounts at ebay. Mega Man also has some "weird" hacks ( as does mario ).

no-one
04-25-2002, 01:42 AM
>I have the original 6 cartridges for the NES & the system.

wow! i have a 10+ year old super nintendo and a duct taped up street fighter 2 cartridge that still works!!plus about 6 other titles!

Shadow
04-25-2002, 01:44 AM
Erm. Hi. :D

no-one
04-25-2002, 01:50 AM
>Erm. Hi.

what? its not that bad!

Shadow
04-25-2002, 01:51 AM
For me, you give no sense.

no-one
04-25-2002, 01:52 AM
ok, that what i thinking also too. hahahah

::edit:: my engrish very much bad, very sorry, try much very good tomorrow!

Shadow
04-25-2002, 02:03 AM
You come tomorrow. You have excellent sentance. You make menaingful point! You speak your word!

no-one
04-25-2002, 02:05 AM
this make me very much better! have very fun bed time!

Shadow
04-25-2002, 02:09 AM
> have very fun bed time!

Sorry. :D R....O....F....L

Scourfish
04-25-2002, 11:33 PM
Well, it's either ZSNES or actually shell out ninety bucks for a used copy of Chrono Trigger, or worse: I could be *shudder* playing the playstation port of it.

taylorguitarman
04-26-2002, 09:19 AM
I like the game "Tapper." It's the one where you're a bartender and you have to fill up the glasses and slide them down to the customers. You just can't find that kind of game anywhere these days.
Other than that I like to stick to the classics. Pac-Man (quite possibly the best game ever) or Arkanoid (strong competition).
I like playing the arcade games better, they have better graphics and stuff. No arcade game even comes close to a good pinball machine though.