Poll: Are emulators ok?
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View poll results: Are emulators ok?
Always ok
53 54%
Never ok
4 4%
On older systems it's ok
41 42%
Voters: 98.
#1
Basically what do you think about video game emulators, are they ok, not ok, or case by case basis? I personally think that with old games it's fine, and there's a few newer games I don't think it's wrong, but for the most part I think they shouldn't be used, unless you had the game, and it's broken/lost. For example, a Super Mario Galaxy, heck even a Super Mario 64, emulator is bad in my book, but a Super Mario Bros 3 emulator is ok.

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#3
I think people should get over it. 95% of new system emulators barely work or need a good computer to run. It is legal if you own the game, but finding Snes games is hard sometimes. It is not like Nintendo loses money everytime someon downloads SM64. All the profit from that game has been made long ago.

I say use them for anything that you cannot find, or those games that are rare and cost an arm and a leg to buy.

Like Suikoden II for the PSX, look it up on Ebay.
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#8
I only use emulators for old consoles, and to play translated versions of Japanese RPGS that never came to America (for example the SNES version of Dragon Quest V, and VI)
#9
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the SNES version of Dragon Quest V, and VI




Great games.
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#10
I think emulators is a pretty cool guy, eh lets me play games and doesn't afraid of anything.
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#11
Quote by Lord Mudkipz
I only use emulators for old consoles, and to play translated versions of Japanese RPGS that never came to America (for example the SNES version of Dragon Quest V, and VI)



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#12
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Tales of Phantsia, Star Ocean, and Seiken Dentetsu 3 FTMFW!!


I never liked Seiken Densetsu 3, but Star Ocean and Tales of Phantasia are great
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#14
Quote by mulletboy14
... other than being inferior to the original format, why would anyone strongly dislike emulators?



No old school emulator I've ever had was inferior to orginal format.

Getting to flash save your games, Not ever having the game lock up and having to blow into the cartidge, break a controller, or worry about the console not being compatible with your TV are all pluses in my book

Also the fact that most emulators just look better becuase you can control the video quality or add filters.


That being said, I love Emulators and I think they are badass. Im all for em. I still dont mind being able to play pokemon on the gameboy though.
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#15
I love emulators. My N64 died, and my pokemon games have flat battery's so I can't save. Why wouldn't I play emulators?
#16
I wish I could figure them out.
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#17
If you can't buy the game brand new where the company makes money from it, I don't think theres anything wrong with it.
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#21
i've only used it for N64. i have one but, its better on my laptop cuz i can play on the go. i only play zelda ocarina of time and mario 64. both prob the besst games for n64.
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#22
SWIM used to have a PS2 emulator and he played it with an Xbox 360 controller.

Is that too modern?
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#23
they are so cool
i love playing the old school games i cant play anymore because the cartridge is a piece of crap
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#24
Quote by obeythepenguin
Emulators are perfectly legal. Pirating copyrighted software such as commercial games is not.

It's just silly to draw a line and say, "All right, these kinds of emulators are OK, but these aren't". I personally quite like emulators, both for their practical use, and because as a comp sci student/hobbyist programmer, I appreciate the kind of challenge, complexity, and even artistry involved in programming them.


I was in AP compsci, and I made a Scummvm emulator as my final. I know there is already one, but it was fun doing it.
#25
I have N64, GBC, GBA, and SNES emulators running on my psp.
Most video games i play are older than me.
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#26
Quote by obeythepenguin
Emulators are perfectly legal. Pirating copyrighted software such as commercial games is not.

It's just silly to draw a line and say, "All right, these kinds of emulators are OK, but these aren't". I personally quite like emulators, both for their practical use, and because as a comp sci student/hobbyist programmer, I appreciate the kind of challenge, complexity, and even artistry involved in programming them.

They are perfectly legal this is great. Mom asked what I was doing earlier and when I said that I was playing Super Mario World, she was wondering if that was legal or not. I'll have to tell her tomorrow.
#27
Quote by cornmancer
Super Mario Galaxy,

Are you fucking kidding me?

You show me a working Wii emulator on a computer and I will send you pictures of my girlfriend naked. Even Gamecube emulators are still not fully functional yet.

Most emulators emulate systems that no one is even making money off of anymore. If no one's making money off of you buying the game and the system, how can it even be considered stealing?

AÆdit:
Quote by cornmancer
They are perfectly legal this is great.

The emulator itself is legal. Technically, the game is only legal if you own a physical copy of it.
Last edited by archangels666 at Oct 9, 2009,
#28
Quote by cornmancer
They are perfectly legal this is great. Mom asked what I was doing earlier and when I said that I was playing Super Mario World, she was wondering if that was legal or not. I'll have to tell her tomorrow.

If you get Tales of Symphonia and RE 4, you can pretty much kiss your life goodbye.
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#30
Quote by archangels666
Are you fucking kidding me?

You show me a working Wii emulator on a computer and I will send you pictures of my girlfriend naked. Even Gamecube emulators are still not fully functional yet.

Most emulators emulate systems that no one is even making money off of anymore. If no one's making money off of you buying the game and the system, how can it even be considered stealing?

AÆdit:

The emulator itself is legal. Technically, the game is only legal if you own a physical copy of it.

It was just a game that popped to mind since I've been going through a Nintendo obsession lately. I figured I'd get a little crap for that.

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#31
hmm....how does acquire one of these emulators?
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#32
I discovered emulators last summer. I got a super nintendo emulator and played all the way through donkey kong country. It kicked ass because I would always play that game as a kid but i never had the patience to beat it. Now i can say i've conquered that sonofabitch.
other than that ive never used emulators and probably never will again
#35
Quote by denfilade
I need a PS3 emulator for my Windows 98.


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#37
Quote by mulletboy14
... other than being inferior to the original format, why would anyone strongly dislike emulators?

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#38
I said older systems, by which I mean N64, gameboy colour etc. All my pokemon games are broken. The saves always get deleted.
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#40
Quote by archangels666
Are you fucking kidding me?

You show me a working Wii emulator on a computer and I will send you pictures of my girlfriend naked. Even Gamecube emulators are still not fully functional yet.


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By April 2009 most commercial games, Gamecube and Wii alike, have been able to be fully played albeit with a few minor problems and errors, with a large number of games running perfectly.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_%28emulator%29
http://www.dolphin-emu.com/news.php

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