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My first emulator is Stella and today is the first time I played on it. The game was Klax. And, yes, now I do want to get a Stelladaptor.

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Sometime around 1996 or so I think, I used Nesticle. Pretty decent for the time but I've since moved onto FCEUX.

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I'm not quite sure which one I actually downloaded first, but I had both Raine and NeoRage on my PC at the time. That was around late '98 or early '99 sometime.

 

NeoRage, because I just couldn't play enough Metal Slug at my local pizzeria. Raine, because at the time, that was the only system to emulate WWF WrestleFest.

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First - 3270 terminal emulators on early PCs, but then again they don't exactly have a lot to emulate.

 

First proper emulator was an A8 emulator on the ST. No idea what it's called but I remember it running probably barely a third as fast as an actual A8.

 

Next one I used would have been the one I wrote - a 1050 emulator on the ST. Never developed it far, the aim was going to be to add the turbo modes but I didn't have any documentation and would have had to reverse-engineer it via a DOS to do it.

 

 

 

 

 

I think you mean 'X former' an A8 emulator for the ST (by branch always software in canada, now called emulators unlimited) I used it as well, this was just before it was capable of running commercial games (i.e non dos boot images)

 

I had the cable that allowed you to attach the 1050 etc to the st, it was no good for the pc version (something to do with the wiring or something)

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The first emulator I used was Xformer 2000 for Windows version 7 which played great but it had no sound so I updated it to version 8 which had sound (I think I got the versions right??)then very recently I was told about Altirra and I never looked back.

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I remember using Dave Spicer's arcade emulator (I think it did Galaxian and Pac-Man). I also used XL-it, Pacifist, and a bunch of different Apple II emulators. Things have improved a LOT since then. :)

 

~telengard

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I have memories of Nesticle and Kega 98 (the DOS version). Anything before that, not sure.

 

Never could get Genecyst to work...

 

I remember |tsr's NES archive and Kurt Kalata's Castlevania Dungeon reviving my interest in retro games. (Zophar, too, especially their nsf collection).

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My first was PC-Ditto and Magic Sac on the Atari ST. It was fun calling IBM and Mac BBS's using an ST for a fraction of the cost of the machine it was emulating.

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It wasn't my first but I remember running 3D software which was written for a 68020 Mac in emulation on a PowerMac 6100. It had to emulate the FPU of the older machine, leading to truly glacial screen redraws of about 1 FPS, making it entirely useless but amusing to look back on.

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The first emulator I ever used was a NES emulator for DOS. Can't remember which emu is was though.

 

I do have fond memories of using EARLY releases of MAME for DOS. Playing arcade games at home was just mind blowing! :cool:

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My favorite emulator has to be my Zelda: Ocarina of Time emulator on my laptop. When I was younger, this game was like crack to me. It's so nice to be able to go back to it, whenever I want, and save Hyrule all over again. Also, Ocarina of Time has to be the best Zelda game, at least to me. Major's Mask was also very good.

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Ah, the late 90's emulation scene... good times for sure!

 

I remember sitting on IRC in channels such as #emulate, #emu, and others, waiting for the latest MAME to be released. And then also Retrocade, with Mike Cuddy and Neil Bradley and others. And of course Conjurer was a staple on IRC. (still is, apparently, but I've not seen him do anything other than sit idle during the occasional times I drop in on the old IRC haunts to see what's up. It's amazing the old names you still see, but most of them sit idle) I remember the whole fiasco with Mindrape and Sardu and the NESticle source code. Archaic Ruins. Atmospheric Heights. JoseQ's EmuViews. Dave's Video Game Classics! I even had a site of my own for a little while, one of the early "Emulation Nation" sites. I remember when things really started rolling in emulation by mid '97, updating the site constantly to report on new versions of emulators became quite a chore, thus I gave it up. My site did manage to get a shout-out on Neil Bradley's original "EMU" emulator upon exit as one of the "official" places to get it! :-)

 

I think MAME started out as a Mr. Do! emulator.

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It was ZSNES in the Mid-nineties, i did it to play Super Mario World i believe. Infact i still use ZSNES exclusively for my SNES emulating needs :P.

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It was ZSNES in the Mid-nineties, i did it to play Super Mario World i believe. Infact i still use ZSNES exclusively for my SNES emulating needs :P.

 

If you have a modern computer you might consider switching to BSNES.

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It was ZSNES in the Mid-nineties, i did it to play Super Mario World i believe. Infact i still use ZSNES exclusively for my SNES emulating needs :P.

 

If you have a modern computer you might consider switching to BSNES.

 

Is that one any good? I use SNES9X still.

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It was ZSNES in the Mid-nineties, i did it to play Super Mario World i believe. Infact i still use ZSNES exclusively for my SNES emulating needs :P.

 

If you have a modern computer you might consider switching to BSNES.

 

Is that one any good? I use SNES9X still.

 

The programmer for BSNES is extremely anal about accuracy so it's the best if your computer is powerful enough to handle it.

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