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Old 07-11-2004, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Not to sound like an elitist...

First off, this is Emulation related, but not operation related, its more about TALKING about it, rather than getting something working, so I put it here. If it's still wrong, I apologize to the modz.

OK, so again.. not to sound like an elitist AT ALL. I just miss the times when we would hear about the new Callus update.. "DUDE! Street fighter 2 with SOUND!" or whatever. Remember those times? The first working TG-16 emulator, etc. Getting the cracked versions of Magic Engine, (hey we all did it) etc.

Anyway, I'm not trying to say Emulation has gotten to big, or popular, or anything of the like. I just like remembering how I read that NeoRage was able to play NeoGeo games without sound, or controller support, and it took like two hours to load "BIG" games like Art of Fighting 2, etc. That was just really cool.

What are some of your favorite "emulator update" moments? Here are some of mine.

Finding out about NeoRage, and playing Blues Journey, with lots of graphical glitches, no sound, or pad support.
Learning of "Kallus 2", which was vaporware, and hoping to play Street Fighter Alpha 2 on my PC.
The first time I ever heard of emulation.. I played Mega Man 2 on my brother-in-law's Mac. "WOW!"

Anyone else?


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Old 07-11-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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> Anyone else?
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Looking around megaman fan sites, and finding out I could play all the old games on my computer. Then flipping out and deleting the roms 24 hours later so the FBI wouldn't show up. (Hey I was only a kid at the time damnit!)
Seeing people go crazy because an emulator was named "RAPE"
oh yeah, don't forget to "Believe!"

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Old 07-11-2004, 07:43 PM   #3
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> Getting the cracked versions of Magic Engine, (hey we all
> did it) etc.
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<img src=smilies/headshake.gif> Some of us actually did register it.

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Old 07-11-2004, 08:26 PM   #4
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> Some of us actually did register it.

Anybody who charges for an emulator is the elitist, in my opinion. I realise programmers with hobbies need money, but we're all in the same boat together here. As for me, if I had found a lot of use out of the program and just genuinely wanted to contribute to the creator, and could afford to throw a few bucks that way-- I would register. I registered "Game Maker" by Mark Overmars for that very reason (even after playing a cracked version).

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Old 07-11-2004, 08:28 PM   #5
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Hrm, well there was a time where I could be the only person at my high school who had any clue what emulation was. Getting other people into the scene was the golden times for me (at the time, I was running Romfinders.net)... hiding folders in the teachers webspace and filling them with ROMs to play at any computer in the school <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>...

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Old 07-11-2004, 08:42 PM   #6
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For me, initially I registered it so I could play my original CD games with less load times than on my actual Duo. It was worth the $ IMHO at the time.

Think what you will about people who charge for emulators, but I find that MagicEngine is a rather decent little emulator and overall considered my registration as a donation towards supporting the authors to continue working on it.

Edit: Also forgot to mention the added bonus of virtually unlimited amounts of SaveRAM as opposed to the actual hardware.

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Old 07-11-2004, 09:11 PM   #7
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Default I miss the good old days, too.

I've been into emulation since 1997 or so, and I have to say that I enjoyed the 1997-1999 years the best, simply because they hold the fondest memories for me - SNES emulation coming into its own, MAME expanding more and more, Genesis emulation slowly progressing... I mean, who wasn't amazed when they first read that Super Mario RPG was playable in ZSNES? How about Super Mario Kart?

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Old 07-11-2004, 09:40 PM   #8
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> "Game Maker" by Mark Overmars for that very reason (even
> after playing a cracked version).

Version 4 didnt asked registering in order to use dlls. Still, whenever i get a credit card, I will surely register my copy and not use another people's keys :P


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Old 07-11-2004, 09:48 PM   #9
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Default Re: I miss the good old days, too.

I remember when PilotWings finally became playable in ZSNES. Now that was beautiful.

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Old 07-11-2004, 11:22 PM   #10
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I remember when I first tried ZSNES a few years ago. I was impressed that my computer was emulating a Super NES, but I could not *believe* that Chrono Trigger was only 4 megs. Further shock came when I found out that Sonic the Hedgehog was only 500KB. Whoa. <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif>

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