Nintendo Emulation Guide....

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Desert Drifter

Out From Under A Rock..
(Revised: Dec 29, 07)

This is for those new to the emulation world of Nintendo…

You need an emulator (the program) and the ROMs (the games) to play them on your PC, though don’t forget the system requirements that go along with it to be able to play them perfectly on your PC. Just to note: ROM files are “universal”, meaning they work on any operating system, but not the emulator, for they may require to run on a certain OS…

Here are some emulators listed below to check out, though the ROMs are for you to find, hence illegal to list links to them, but will list the ROM and other file extensions for each gaming consol that are used with the emulator…

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-- Nintendo - NES:

-ROM Extensions: .nes
-Save Extensions: .sav (Save file) / .nst & .ns? (Save slot files – Nestopia only) (? = slot number)
-Cheat File Extensions: .cht (Game Genie)
-Translation/Patch File Extension: .ips
-Other Extensions: .unf (ROM image) / .fds (Famicom Disk image) / .nsf (Sound file) / .nsp (Script File / .nsv (Movie file)

+ Nestopia
http://nestopia.sourceforge.net/
(Works great, full screen and filtering options. Currently using version 1.09, since I don’t have DirectX9, and works perfect, though more available options in 1.37…)

+ NESten
http://tnse.zophar.net/
(Okay, but doesn’t seem to work great for me, but might for others…)

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-- Super Nintendo - SNES:

-ROM Extensions: .smc / .srm / .swc / .fig
-Save File Extensions: .srm (Save file) / .zst & .zs? (Save slot file – ZSNES only) (? = save slot number)
-Cheat File Extensions: .cht (Game Genie)
-Translation/Patch File Extension: .ips
-Other Extensions: .zmv & .zm? (A recorded game play file – ZSNES only) (? = movie slot number) / .mzt & .mz? (Another recorded game play file type – ZSNES v1.51 only) (? = movie slot number) / .inp (Input file – ZSNES v 1.51 only)

+ ZSNES
http://zsnes.com/
(The best SNES emulator out there w/ movie recordings, net play, and you name it, though others seem to disagree…Currently using v1.36, which seems to work perfect, though v1.51 has new features, but a few annoying glitches that prevent some games to not run correctly and constant problems with secondary devices…)

+ SNES9x
http://www.snes9x.com/
(The second best emulator, more of a windows type, though I have heard it is more “universal” with other operating systems…)

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-- Gameboy - GB:
(Regular / Color / & Advance)

-ROM Extensions: .gb (Gameboy) / .gbc (Gameboy Color) / .gba (Gameboy Advance)
-Save File Extension: .sav (Save file) / ?.sgm (Save slot file – Visual Boy Advance only) (? = slot number)
-Cheat File Extension: .clt (GameShark )
-Translation/Patch File Extension: .ips

+ Visual Boy Advance
http://vba.ngemu.com/index.shtml
(The best of the best for all Gameboy emulation...)

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-- Nintendo 64 – N64:

-ROM Extensions: .z64 / .v64 / .rom
-Save File Extension: .eep (Save file) / .sra (Save file) / .fla (Save file) / .pj?.zip (Compressed save file – PJ64 Only) (? = slot number) / .sav? (Save slot file – 1964 only) (? = slot number)
-Cheat File Extensions: (GameShark codes built in – one large file “.cht”)

+ PJ64
http://www.pj64-emu.com/
(The best and still in “developmental” process and working more of the games then any...)

+ 1964
http://1964emu.emulation64.com/
(Second best, though not much progress lately, but greater on CPU speed…)

+ Mupen64
http://mupen64.emulation64.com/
(Another not so bad emulator, though I been focusing on the other two more. Seems to be also compatible on other operating systems…)

(Plugins)

NOTE: The plugins consist of Video (Graphic), Audio (Sound), Input (Controller), & RSP (Reality Signal Processor), though some work better then others for some PCs…

Best so far:
- Audio: Azimer’s HLE v0.56 WIP 2
- Input: N-Rage’s Direct-Input8 v2-1.82
- Video: (Test around, not all work for everyone...)
- RSP: (Test around, not all work for everyone...)

(Plugins – Official Home)

+ Gln64
http://gln64.emulation64.com/links.html
(Great plugin, seems to fix a number of problems…)

+ Rice Video
https://ricevideo.bountysource.com/
(Another great plugin, has a lot of experimental options…)

(Plugins – Download Sites)

+ Ngemu
http://www.ngemu.com/n64
(Plugins are located down on side bar, may have to pick a category...)

+ E-lation
http://www.e-lation.net/site/index_plugins.html
(Has most plugins, but some things are in German. Sorry about that, though for me, can’t read all of it either, so don’t feel so bad...)

+ Zophar’s Domain
http://www.zophar.net/n64.html
(Mostly a list of emulators, though use to have tons of plugins and utilities…)

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That’s all I have for now, as for Gamecube and beyond… maybe I’ll cover those some day, but right now, their still in the process of being perfected…
 

Desert Drifter

Out From Under A Rock..
NOTE: All docs of posted Nintendo emulation & etc. are now updated and
continued into the link included on my sig below: "The Drifter's Docs"...

-Following Nintendo Emulation docs:

+ Nintendo Emulation Guide (AS POSTED...)
http://forums.emulator-zone.com/showthread.php?t=11390

+ Emulation Help - Project64 v1.7 BETA:
http://forums.emulator-zone.com/showthread.php?t=11197

+ Emulation Help - N64 Controller Configuration:
http://forums.emulator-zone.com/showpost.php?p=82422&postcount=4

+ Great N64 Emulation Controller:
http://forums.emulator-zone.com/showthread.php?t=11115
 
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ithappens

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I am knew to the world of emulators and was ujst wondering what it is and how to get it because I was interested in a zelda game called bs zelda so if you can help me out with what and how to use a emulator as well as how to get bs zelda ( as well as a handful of othr games) that would be much appreciated
 

argor

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No, he is talk about super nintendo... not n64.
Mupen64
http://mupen64.emulation64.com/
(Another not so bad emulator, though I been focusing on the other two more. Seems to be also compatible on other operating systems…) :D

back to Mupen64 a.k.a Mupen64Plus
here is website for the windows builds
http://nmnnotmyname.googlepages.com/home
the windows builds are not as good as the Linux builds rite now
the Linux builds are lot more stable and support more things
the reason windows builds were make was much demand from people that use windows

here is the linux Mupen64Plus builds

http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/

Mupen64Plus was intended to be only linux

on it current level is rite now Mupen64Plus is beyond pj64 1.6
 

Desert Drifter

Out From Under A Rock..
ithappens said:
I am knew to the world of emulators and was ujst wondering what it is and how to get it because I was interested in a zelda game called bs zelda so if you can help me out with what and how to use a emulator as well as how to get bs zelda ( as well as a handful of othr games) that would be much appreciated

Actually I'm in the process of writing another more "in-depth" doc of emulation in general of things you may come across, though at a "writer's block" as of the moment... Just give me a bit more time and get back to ya with a link to it, but as for ROMs in general.... can't provide those for ya, though maybe reading a doc on a site of mine entitled "Spawn of Emulation" may give you an ideal why... ;)


argor said:
i thing you need to add the new version of Mupen64 the Mupen64Plus

Fine with me if you want to suggest another emulator, as the ones I listed are just of the basic while others are for you to search on your own, but if I update the doc sometime further in the future, be sure to add it in there. ;)
 
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azoreseuropa

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shizzle766,

your signature shown TGB Dual Emulator's site is wrong, lol. Look at it again, will you ? :)

You can search the google about TGH Dual Emulator how to use it. There are many I have seen. Try google, ok ? Dont say you did search because it is there, yes. :)
 

shizzle766

TEH NooBisH PLaYeR
just use project 64 never had problems with that even on my stinky pc xD

Ehhhh.... Project 64 is a Nintendo 64 emulator and im using GBC and GBA emulators.....

RockmanForte

well i've searched and google is showing me nothing but related sites not doing any relations between TGB Dual..... maybe i'll try searching again and don't worry about my Sig i'll fix it for you :happy:
 

azoreseuropa

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well i've searched and google is showing me nothing but related sites not doing any relations between TGB Dual..... maybe i'll try searching again and don't worry about my Sig i'll fix it for you :happy:
No, i dont need to check your signature. I just want to let you know about your http error that's all, smile. :)

I did search and guess what I find ? Ask this person about that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPdpmelFgLY

:happy::D
 

shizzle766

TEH NooBisH PLaYeR
Ahhhh..... I already watched that, I tried this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35mNdhMvvHw

but.... the user haven't replied yet......

thanks anyway.... I hope someone will make a tutorial or..... maybe i'll find it out myself :) hey RockmanForte do you have a TGB Dual Emulator? let's test it with some pokemon ROMs or MegaMan Xtreme 1 and 2 i'll PM you my IP
 

azoreseuropa

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Thanks but I already beat Megaman Xtreme a long time ago and I no longer played classic emulators. I am focus on PCSX2 and GameCube emulator right now. No, I am not fan of Pokemon at all. :)
 

shizzle766

TEH NooBisH PLaYeR
nahhhh...... that's why i play classic games cause i didn't catch the era or i am so busy in the past so i have no time to play games........

edit: ohhhh.... almost forgot..... you know NO$GBA emulator right?

well I am having trouble with the paid version (yes i paid for the sake of it's development) The Final Fantasy I & II Dawn of Souls GBA ROM crashes whenever i select a game.... either FF I and FF II what is wrong???
 
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JoostBeers

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Hey guys,

How do I save my games on my pocketPC?

Im using PocketGBA

I can use for example SAVE (start --> save) on the Pokemon games, but it dosnt keep these saves once I restart the game it only has the option NEW GAME and not CONTINUE

(same with all games)


Someone please help ;)

NOTE: it's a testversion
 
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jams002

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hello i am new here in your forum, can i ask some question?? where can i download an sonic game??this is my first time to post an comment in your forum site,,thank you in advance!!




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Great thing to know about busby seo test.
 

retroguiden

Man of Many Talents
hello i am new here in your forum, can i ask some question?? where can i download an sonic game??this is my first time to post an comment in your forum site,,thank you in advance!!

If you are indeed a real person (which I doubt) you should make a habit of reading the rules before you post in a new forum. You cannot ask for games or roms/bioses here.
 
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