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SubjectEmulation on Apple OS X new Reply to this message
Posted bydavidgilmour
Posted on07/11/07 05:13 PM



Well, all you Apple owners. What are your fave emus and games?




SubjectRe: Emulation on Apple OS X new Reply to this message
Posted byjumpmanjr
Posted on07/11/07 11:50 PM



> Well, all you Apple owners. What are your fave emus and games?
>

nestopia.....





SubjectVirtual PC *nt* Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on07/12/07 02:13 AM



:^P




SubjectRe: Emulation on Apple OS X new Reply to this message
Posted bysdplayer
Posted on07/13/07 06:45 AM



> Well, all you Apple owners. What are your fave emus and games?
>



SubjectRe: Emulation on Apple OS X new Reply to this message
Posted bysdplayer
Posted on07/13/07 06:46 AM



This isn't directly related to your question but I'm about to recieve (absolutley free) a top spec Apple Notebook. Thing is I want to be able to run windows applications on the notebook without sacrificing performance by using windows emulation software.

Does anyone know if there would be any problems with either:

1. Completely removing Mac OSX from the hard drve and installing Windows Vista.

or preferably:

2: Partitioning the hard drive and having Mac OS on one side and Windows Vista on the other!

Again, I know this is not on topic but if anyone has any information about this issue it would be much appreciated.




SubjectRe: Emulation on Apple OS X new Reply to this message
Posted bywildcat
Posted on07/13/07 10:03 AM



> This isn't directly related to your question but I'm about to recieve
> (absolutley free) a top spec Apple Notebook. Thing is I want to be able to run
> windows applications on the notebook without sacrificing performance by using
> windows emulation software.
>
> Does anyone know if there would be any problems with either:
>
> 1. Completely removing Mac OSX from the hard drve and installing Windows
> Vista.

Probably more trouble than it's worth.

> 2: Partitioning the hard drive and having Mac OS on one side and Windows Vista
> on the other!

Boot Camp will do this quite nicely. From there you can boot back and forth from Windows to Mac and back again.

Once you have that set up, though, Parallels will actually run Windows directly off that partition. I'd imagine VMware Fusion will do the same thing, but I haven't played with it. The nice thing is that Parallels and Fusion are both virtual machines, not emulators, so you get good performance, especially if you hop up your memory.




Subjecti honestly wouldn't bother -mt- new Reply to this message
Posted byIbbo
Posted on07/16/07 01:30 PM



the majority of emulators you'd want to use on a mac have been ported from windows by richard bannister

there's a concise list of emulators that he's ported there.

the only thing is.

they're hardly usable until you pay him $25 for his "emulator enhancer"

whats the emulator enhancer you ask?

Its all the features you'd expect on a console or arcade emulator, like pad support, video filters and a full screen mode.

for $25

so I really wouldn't bother if I was you, there are some emulators that have got pretty decent osX ports released, though the only one that comes to mind is snes9x.

if you actually want to emulate a vaguely modern machine like a psx or a saturn, stick with xp. bootcamp works fine for me.

if I haven't made it clear enough, richard bannister wants you to pay for his otherwise crippled software that other people have written and he has ported. if you give him any money you are fucking insane.

i have a myspace because I am actually a 12 year old girl from wisconsin


SubjectYou don't need to pay him new Reply to this message
Posted byRoushiMSX
Posted on07/16/07 03:53 PM



IIRC Emulator Enhancer is just nagware, not crippleware. Then again, I never actually was able to get my gamepads working with it (Saitek P2500 FTW)... but hey, I was able to get fullscreen!

My beef with his ports is that he never actually bothers to update most of them. He'll port over the most recent source code for the emulator, but that's about it. Don't bother submitting any bug reports for anything that doesn't directly relate to Emulator Enhancer, because he just doesn't care.

SNES9x is pretty nice on MacOSX, at least. The only two sites I know of with any decent info on emulators on mac are EmuScene and emulation.net.




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