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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 13th Jan 19, 2:39 PM
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    What emulators do you use?
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:39 PM
    What emulators do you use? 13th Jan 19 at 2:39 PM
    I was looking on YouTube for a bit of memory lane videos.


    The old Amstrad CPC 464. The Dizzy games, Renegade, Peter Pack Rat etc.


    Made me think about looking in to playing these again on the PC as i know you can get emulators for this kind of thing. Back when i had an Amstrad the joystick was the controller. What do you guys use now? Just keyboard controls or do you have some other input device for it?


    And what are you emulating? I guess some will be doing the Amstrad but many will no doubt be playing games from other machines. Just interested to see what others are using out there.

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    • RichL74
    • By RichL74 14th Jan 19, 11:49 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 11:49 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 11:49 AM
    Mainly just Win UAE an Amiga emulator.
    • SuperPikachu
    • By SuperPikachu 14th Jan 19, 11:58 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 11:58 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 11:58 AM
    Same on Win UAE cause I wanted to play Outrun and Nebulus.
    "Wild Pikachu appeared!"
    • almillar
    • By almillar 14th Jan 19, 12:02 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 12:02 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 12:02 PM
    PC - STEem (Atari ST) and umpteen others.


    but Android is also full of emulators - Android devices are easily powerful enough to emulate 16 bit stuff. I've played about with some of these so consider it a 'partial personal recommendation.
    They work similarly to each other - you need to put the ROMS (the disk/tape/cartridge as a file) into a certain folder for each emulator. You might also need an OS/firmware file for the computer or console.
    Controls - this is more difficult. You can connect a USB Mouse and Keybord to most Android devices, with a USB hub and USB A - MicroUSB adaptor, for example. Or of course, bluetooth mouse/keyboard. And again for controllers - you can connect brilliant bluetooth controllers, or tiny cheap ones in you just want to dip your feet. Can be time consuming to set up on each emulator, but way better than on screen controls of course.


    Hataroid/SToid - Atari ST
    John NES Lite - NES
    My Boy! Free - Gameboy Advance/Colour
    My Oldboy! Free - Gameboy
    Snex 9x EX+ - SNES
    Speccy - Spectrum 48k/128k etc.
    UAE4droid - Amiga
    • SuperPikachu
    • By SuperPikachu 14th Jan 19, 12:37 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 12:37 PM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 12:37 PM
    Some stuff you can just play online nowadays too, pretty much upto Sega Medadrive.

    https://classicreload.com/search?search_api_views_fulltext=dizzy
    "Wild Pikachu appeared!"
    • Browniez
    • By Browniez 18th Apr 19, 1:37 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 1:37 PM
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    • 18th Apr 19, 1:37 PM
    I don't know any other emulator aside DosBox
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 19th Apr 19, 8:48 AM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 8:48 AM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 8:48 AM
    When I did foray into Emulators I used MAME.

    Might have to give it another try now that you mention it.
    *Good Luck * Be Lucky * Stay Lucky*
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 19th Apr 19, 7:09 PM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 7:09 PM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 7:09 PM
    I run AdvanceMAME on my PC. And I have a bootable USB stick containing Batocera Linux (based on Recalbox), which turns a PC into a games console. It supports loads of different emulators.

    https://www.advancemame.it/
    http://batocera-linux.xorhub.com/
    https://www.recalbox.com/en/

    KnoppixMAME is a bootable CD/DVD image, which works pretty well too. The last release was 15 years ago, so it works well on old PCs!

    http://freshmeat.sourceforge.net/projects/knoppixmame/
    • Amumu00
    • By Amumu00 22nd Apr 19, 4:36 AM
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    • 22nd Apr 19, 4:36 AM
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    • 22nd Apr 19, 4:36 AM
    I use the Nox emulator to play other games androdi games available at apknite
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 22nd Apr 19, 7:17 AM
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    Well, thanks to this post I'm now down an X-Box PC controller.

    Decided to give Mame another try on the Arcade Classic Wonderboy (used to play this almost every day in the Arcade when I was a kid) ... turns out I don't have the patience I had when I was a kid, so now have a broken controller and a very scuffed wall
    *Good Luck * Be Lucky * Stay Lucky*
    • smartmartin
    • By smartmartin 26th Apr 19, 11:15 PM
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    I use Nox Player
    • Orianatristana2
    • By Orianatristana2 31st May 19, 3:58 AM
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    I used to play download game in Nox mobidescargar
    • jjhdee
    • By jjhdee 7th Jun 19, 11:34 AM
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    Some of the emulators I used are pcsx2, dos box and Project64.
    • jaroslavtomas
    • By jaroslavtomas 14th Jun 19, 3:49 AM
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    I use Bluestack. It consumes a lot of memory but works well and it is convenient when transfer files. I often download apps from apknite. I just need to drag it from the download folder to Bluestack, I can find the files I copy when using Nox
    • ToryJay
    • By ToryJay 16th Jun 19, 9:32 AM
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    Im playing in pubg mobile on my device.
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