> ...what do you think is the best C-64 emulator. Compatibility-wise,
> sound-emulation-wise, funky-scanline-vblank-rendering-wise... what do you think?
> Have you found CCS64 to be the best of what's available? I honestly haven't
> used it in a while because it's been 2.0 BETA for as far back as I remember, and
> I can never keep track of when it's actually changed. I've been using VICE
> because it seems to be fairly accurate, and they use a sensible version
> numbering system.
> Just curious...
Compatibility wise C64S is no where near the best. However, for me it gave a much more authentic/nostalgic feeling than any other C64 emulator. It plays all my favorites without problems (DOC, GI Joe, Bruce Lee, Friday the 13th, Questprobe, Action Biker, Boulder Dash II), with the expection of Potty Pigeon.
The colors were the best and I liked the layout and menu system (Has a true C64 feel to it). However, it is DOS 'exclusive' based (Does not run properly at all under a DOS window), and since I bought a new PC relativly recently with Win ME, C64S is not an option for me anymore.
Fortunatly, with this 'new' color scheme, CCS64 is my favorite. Furthermore, unlike C64S, the compatibility is fantastic for everything I have thrown at it (Including Potty Pigeon :-). Every program looks and sounds like the C64 now.
> Perhaps it's time to give CCS64 another go... with more authentic colors now ;)
Perhaps it's time for me to give Vice a try. I am just the opposite of you. I've been following CCS64 for the longest time, and really haven't given Vice a glance.
BTW, one suggestion I do have is to look at Gamebase64 as a front-end for any C64 emulator (If you haven't done so already). True, it takes away from the nostalgia of loading the game, but it has a cool layout, screenshots and many other tweaks/options. I *really* like it a lot.