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Old 07-19-2004, 05:25 AM   #41
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> My shiny new
> Athlon XP is entirely backwards compatible right back to the
> 8086 and even 4004.

Right back to the 8086 and no further, actually. The 8080 and 8085 series and prior processors have wholly different opcode sets (even across the 4004, 4040, 8008, 8080, and 8085) from the x86 series. The only two descendants of the 8080 are the Z80 from Zilog (which is opcode-compatible with the 8080 but has more registers and vastly more instructions via the CB, DD, ED, and FB modifiers) and the 8085 from Intel (which is opcode-compatible with the 8080 but has a few more opcodes and support for interrupts with multiple priorities).

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Old 07-19-2004, 05:49 AM   #42
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> Right back to the 8086 and no further, actually. The 8080
> and 8085 series and prior processors have wholly different
> opcode sets (even across the 4004, 4040, 8008, 8080, and
> 8085) from the x86 series.

Really? Probably should've stopped at DOS 1.0 and the 8086. But then I started rambling and it grew and grew...

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Old 07-20-2004, 07:42 PM   #43
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Try English in the future. You might get a few more answers.

I'm going to introduce you to a friend of mine. His name is Zophar's Domain, and he knows of a couple of good Gameboy Advance emulators. Here's his address: http://www.zophar.net/gba.html

I know, I know, you came to an emulation site and you said "Hey, there's a forum. Let's complain and wait three days, to let everyone do my dirty work for me, rather than download an array of GBA emulators and find out what works best for my computer."

First off, I want to say you're full of shit. You've sat there and bitched and whined and moaned like any noob to emulation would. I bet you're one of those kids that goes on BitTorrent, downloads a rip of a game and then goes on the official website, or one of the larger fan-sites, and then complain about how buggy the game is, right? And then you toss in "Boy, I'm glad I pirated the game, because it's not worth my money."

Yeah, you remind me of that. Fucker.

I have an Athlon XP processor, with 640MB of RAM, and an ATi Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB video card, followed with a SBlive! chaser. My keyboard is PS/2, and my mouse is USB.

I could wipe my hard drive tonight and install MS-DOS 6.22, or even the latest release of FreeDOS, and it would run FINE. I'd have to track down some configuration tools, reacquaint myself with the secrets of autoexec.bat and config.sys, and I'd have to use that little USB-to-PS/2 adapter my mouse came with. I might even need a DOS-based driver for my sound card, God-forbid.

Ultimately the problem in running some games would be that my computer's just TOO FAST. The instuction set is there, but a lot of those old games were tied to a processor's clock cycle for speed. I could cheat and use something like SloMo to 'assist' me,, but that's the only problem I would run into.

That's why DOS emulators like DOSbox exist. To make the games actually playable by slowing the emulated clockcycle down... another reason they exist is because, frankly, not many people WANT to run straight DOS anymore. I run Windows XP Home on my computer, and it has a DOS emulator built-in. It's just not a very good one. (Thank you, Microsoft.) So if I want to play those old DOS games, I can configure the old DOS prompt for compatibility, but I'll run into problems with the sound card emulation. I could use VDMsound, but it's not very good. So, off to DOSbox with me to see if that old favorite game of mine works. Or to Google, to see if anyone's updated the game or recreated it in OpenGL/SDL/DirectX.

If you don't like VisualBoy Advance, try Boycott Advance. In some cases, it runs faster on my computer, although it hasn't been updated in a year, so some of the newer GBA games probably won't work. Someone else mentioned the "Collector's Edition" of VisualBoy Advance - I recommend you try that.

And keep in mind, while you might have a computer with a fast processor, it doesn't mean shit if your video card sucks. If you're using an on-board video card with the 'shared memory architecture' nonsense, then VisualBoy Advance will run like that yellow diarrhea your ass explodes when you've had a night of choking down double cheese White Castles smothered in german mustard.

Now. Why don't you quit bitching and go to the page I linked to above, and give some of those a shot. Then go over to this page: http://www.zophar.net/frontends/universal.html and see if any of them support the emulator you find works on your computer the best. After all, you were complaining about not having enough features, right?

And after you spend a little time and get this all working, remember to go fuck yourself, okay? You could use the masturbation - maybe you'd chill the fuck out afterward.

Fuck, I'll even give you an assist where that's concerned. Go tell mommy and daddy that you're taking a nap and lock your door. Then go to http://johndx.blogs.com/ and wank off for a few minutes with that tiny pecker of yours. That's right, bitch, you're gonna rock your own world, and when you're panting and sweating and leaning back in your chair with cum splattered all over your floor, thighs, and hand, you can take a moment and say to yourself, "I'm such an asshole."

Then you'll come back to the forum, apologize, and then go your merry little way downloading emus and seeing which one you like better, rather than bitching that the ONE your tried wasn't to YOUR liking.

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Old 07-20-2004, 09:17 PM   #44
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im not here to complain. im here to ask since vba is so slw, is there something taht will work better on my computer. im not only here because its got a great forum but a great website. the only place i had not been to is the plugin section. so next time dont jump to conclusions
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:21 PM   #45
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> Have you even TRIED to run DOS on your computer? O_o
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ya,it dont work

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Old 07-21-2004, 04:18 AM   #46
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Friggin Killin' time? At least say something like

"It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum...and I'm all out of gum."

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Old 07-21-2004, 05:29 AM   #47
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> Friggin Killin' time? At least say something like

> "It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum...and I'm all out
> of gum."

I saw a cheesy b-movie on TV a couple of years ago, around 3 am. I forget the channel, but it was either Sci-Fi or, uhm, TNT. Anyway, it was about some sort of kick-ass truck driver. O.o And in one scene, he was in an alleyway and kind of brushed back his hair and said... "It's time to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum."

I think it's where the team from Duke Nukem got it - but it was incredibly silly to hear this butch guy say "bubblegum".

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Old 07-21-2004, 11:09 AM   #48
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I just tried this yesterday, and I'm switching to it as well from the original VBA On VBA, in order to get smooth enough speeds, I had a frameskip of 2 and no throttle, with 2xSaI (I prefer hq/lq2x, but it became a little to slow). However, on VBACE I can have the frameskip at 0(!), no throttle, with MameScale2x, and it runs DAMN near like a real GBA :o!

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Old 07-21-2004, 06:42 PM   #49
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> I think it's where the team from Duke Nukem got it - but it
> was incredibly silly to hear this butch guy say "bubblegum".

Huh, that's possible...I always thought they got it from Army of Darkness though (one of the classic Evil Dead movies directed by Sam Raimi, who is also directing the Spider Man movie). Plus they have Bruce Campbell in them (if you don't know him but saw Spider Man 2, he had a cameo as the snooty usher).

Bruce Campbell is awesome.


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Old 07-22-2004, 12:31 AM   #50
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> Bruce Campbell is awesome.

when you mentioned him above i thought you were gonna say "roy campbell" from metal gear.


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