Re: What's the top dog for NES?
I still use NNNesterJ because it's got a shitload of features I can't live without, but I should probably switch over to NEStopia since it has most of the features plus movie support that doesn't blow. Not to mention NEStopia is an overall more accurate emu. It doesn't handle frameskipping quite right though. Like when I put on some graphics filters, emulation slows down for my comp, instead of the usual frame skipping so the comp can keep up. Plus I don't think NEStopia sleeps at all, it constantly uses all of my CPU when running (which would probably make it a poor candidate for multitasking... like if you have Winamp running in the background).
I haven't really tried the newer FCEU builds, but they're probably good. If only FCEU had the features and UI of the other emus.
Nessie was suprisingly good as well, but it has the same sleep problem. It's been a while since I used it, so I can't really remember anything else about it.
Nintendulator is probably the most accurate, but isn't exactly great for casual playing.
Anyway... my top 4 picks (in no particular order) are:
NNNesterJ - The oldest of the bunch, so the emulation is often times inaccurate. But the feature list is huge and the UI is fantastic. My main beef is lack of movie support (it has it, but it's really shitty and gets out of sync after 2 seconds).
NEStopia - Rivals (or even surpasses) NNNJ in features, plus it's emulation is more accurate... but it has little problems here and there (like the above mentioned frameskip thing).
FCE Ultra - Only real beef is the UI. Could have a little more features, but really, the emu is very very good.
Nessie - Another modern one. I can't really comment on it because I haven't used it in a long time... but I remember it being suprisingly good.
I never understood the appeal to JNes or NESten. Those emus just seem so 'blah' to me.
I was working on my own emu a (so I could have an emu that had all the features I want with the UI I want), but I don't know if I'll ever finish it. [img]/wwwthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]