Hi Im New to this Whole thing, Need help!!!! dont know how to play rom games



hey I know this may be funny to you guys but I have I no idea how to play rom games, I tried but failed miserably:( please I wanna play Marvel Vs Capcom.


Arwing Master
Don't think you're they only one with this problem, I also probably have the same problem. Every time I try to play my game all I see is a black screen:( and nothing happens. I hope someone would answer our questions. Please reply ASAP for those who know a solution.
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New member
Welcome to the site. I'm new to the site aswell but have been playing with emulators for a while now.

First thing read the rules of the site because almost everyone makes the same mistakes when just starting on this forum and by reading the rules hopefully you's won't.

Ok to your problems - An emulator is needed to play roms just like a console is needed to play games and exactly like playstation games need a playstation console, playstation roms need a playstation emulator. With me so far?

There are lot's of emulators out there and you may need to try a couple to find which works best with your computer, personally I use ePSXe for playstation, Snes9X for Super Nintendo and Speculator for Spectrum. Emulators can be found easily through Google and are mostly free and legeal.

Roms on the other hand are harder to come by. A rom is basicly a copy of a game that can be stored on a PC. As a result the sharing of roms is illeagle hence why you will not be told by anyone on almost any forum where to find them. A bugger I know. However all is not lost, they do exist and there is thousands of them on the net and Google-ing for them is a great place to start.

So once you have downloaded your emulator and your rom you then run the emulator and go to the menu and select 'open rom' or something similar and select the rom you have. If it doesn't work you should play with the settings of the emulator you have and keep trying. If it still doesn't work try a different emulator. If it still doesn't work try Google.

God I love Google, the answer to all lifes problems.

Anyways hope this helped.


New member
Also for who ever needs a bit more in depth info can Private Message me on this site and I will be glad to send you a more complete faq from a site I came across a while back. The reason I can not post it here is due to the site I have with the faq has roms in it etc.