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Old 12-19-2005, 11:03 AM   #41
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> ZSNES was at 0.400, Genecyst and NESticle were less than a
> few days from their final x.xx releaes.

Late 97/early 98 some time. I found out I could play FF5 in English, and that sealed the deal. This was back in the day when you needed extra add-on software to handle VESA 2.0 on most video cards. You had to play with turning certain layers on and off in ZSNES to get past a certain part of FF5 if you didn't have them.

I want to say ZSNES was version 0.2x-0.3x at the time. But you're really asking me to wrack my brain, there.
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:14 PM   #42
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I think I came here first in 2001, maybe 2002...I was just getting into Emulation back then, but those were the times when ROM sites were scarce...I only started frequenting the Message Boards later on, like this year.
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:44 PM   #43
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> Would somebody find him and bring him out of hiding again
> please?

Yeah, really...I used to talk to that guy quite a bit.

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Old 12-19-2005, 02:49 PM   #44
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> Late 97/early 98 some time. I found out I could play FF5 in
> English, and that sealed the deal. This was back in the day
> when you needed extra add-on software to handle VESA 2.0 on
> most video cards. You had to play with turning certain
> layers on and off in ZSNES to get past a certain part of FF5
> if you didn't have them.

Hah, I remember being so confused by this when I first found out about emulation, why (Chrono Trigger for example) didn't have transparency...had to make do with the 'fake' Vesa 2 mode the old version of Zsnes had. Mode Q was it?
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:53 PM   #45
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Default Re: Click only if you have some patience.

Nevermind, I fail.

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Old 12-19-2005, 03:46 PM   #46
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Default Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...

Hm, all I remember about ZD when I first started coming by was that SNES emulation was in its infancy (no sound unless you had SNES96 for linux <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>), and that EMUNews was my favorite emulation site. ;D it was something like http://users.aol.com/emunews/
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:06 PM   #47
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> EMUNews was my favorite emulation site.

I started with Backyard Emulation Links. Surprisingly enough, despite being inactive for nearly seven years now, the site's still up.
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:46 AM   #48
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NESticle was at version 0.2, and the best Gameboy emulator was Gameboy '97. (Well, iNES and Virtual Gameboy DOS were technically superior at that point, but they were shareware). SNES97 was the best SNES emulator, as I don't even think ZSNES existed then.

Also, ZD was still on Malicia.com.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:10 AM   #49
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> I can't remember, wasn't there a shareware SNES emulator
> that displayed everything in shades of BROWN until you
> registered it?

Sounds like you're referring to VSMC. <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>
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Old 12-22-2005, 06:54 AM   #50
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> Heh, N64 emulation was quite new, and my first visit here I
> remember coming across a page declaring Zophar having
> 'manboobs'.

that was the shit

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