Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

  1. #1
    Out From Under A Rock.. Desert Drifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Age
    39
    Posts
    378

    Default Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    (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…

    -----------------------------------

    -- 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…)

    -----------------------------------

    -- 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…)

    -----------------------------------

    -- 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...)

    -----------------------------------

    -- 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…)

    -----------------------------------

    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…

  2. #2
    Out From Under A Rock.. Desert Drifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Age
    39
    Posts
    378

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    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/show...22&postcount=4

    + Great N64 Emulation Controller:
    http://forums.emulator-zone.com/showthread.php?t=11115
    Last edited by Desert Drifter; January 25th, 2008 at 02:06. Reason: links wise...
    .
    -- The Drifter's Docs --
    Covering - Computers, Gaming, & Articles...

  3. #3
    The New Kid ithappens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    America
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    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

  4. #4

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    YOu can't ask for bs zelda rom. It is against the rules here. Use the google.com
    MacBook Pro 13" with a Retina October 2014 (Purchased on March 28, 2015) - macOS Sierra (10.12.1)

    iPhone 6+ - iOS 10.1.1


    EMU: SDL MAME - SNES9X - FCEUX - Gens32 - No$gba - DeSmuME - ePSXe - SSF - NeoPop - OSwan - Mupen64Plus - PCSX2 - Dolphin

  5. #5

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

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

  6. #6

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    Quote Originally Posted by argor View Post
    i thing you need to add the new version of Mupen64 the Mupen64Plus
    No, he is talk about super nintendo... not n64.
    MacBook Pro 13" with a Retina October 2014 (Purchased on March 28, 2015) - macOS Sierra (10.12.1)

    iPhone 6+ - iOS 10.1.1


    EMU: SDL MAME - SNES9X - FCEUX - Gens32 - No$gba - DeSmuME - ePSXe - SSF - NeoPop - OSwan - Mupen64Plus - PCSX2 - Dolphin

  7. #7

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    Quote Originally Posted by RockmanForte View Post
    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…)
    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

  8. #8
    Out From Under A Rock.. Desert Drifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Age
    39
    Posts
    378

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    Quote Originally Posted by ithappens
    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...


    Quote Originally Posted by argor
    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.
    Last edited by Desert Drifter; June 6th, 2008 at 09:05. Reason: mixed up the quotes a bit...
    .
    -- The Drifter's Docs --
    Covering - Computers, Gaming, & Articles...

  9. #9
    TEH NooBisH PLaYeR shizzle766's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Phillipines
    Posts
    13

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    Do You Happen To have a guide or tutorial or something on how to use the TGB Dual emulator???
    Please Do Visit My Online Profile!

    Note: If my profile background and styles seem do not appear please press the refresh button. This is important for best views
    if my profile's background and styles seems to be in order or they do appear once you press the link then there's no need to follow the note above....

  10. #10

    Default Re: Nintendo Emulation Guide....

    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.
    MacBook Pro 13" with a Retina October 2014 (Purchased on March 28, 2015) - macOS Sierra (10.12.1)

    iPhone 6+ - iOS 10.1.1


    EMU: SDL MAME - SNES9X - FCEUX - Gens32 - No$gba - DeSmuME - ePSXe - SSF - NeoPop - OSwan - Mupen64Plus - PCSX2 - Dolphin

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •