Emulators (in this context) are software written to act as (emulate) game consoles. They have the ability to load game data (usually called a game ROM) taken from real games and play them as if it was a real console. I'll list here the emulators I like best for each system.
- 1 Nintendo
- 2 Sega
- 3 Sony
- 4 Arcade
- 5 References
Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- My favorite SNES emulators are
- My SNES Game List
N64 emulation still needs some work. It takes a decent PC to play some games at full speed.
- My favorite N64 emulators are
- N64 Emulator Configuration and Set-up
- My N64 Game List
The best emulator for the GameCube and the Wii is the same.
- My favorite Wii/GC Emulator is
- My GC Game List
- My Wii Game List
There are several GameBoy systems, though many are emulated with the same emulator.
- My favorite NDS emulator is
- My DS Games
The Nintendo DS has it's own section on my wiki as well.
This section also included the Genesis add-ons (Mega Drive and 32X).
- My favorite Genesis/SMD/32X emulator is
- My Genesis Game List
- My favorite DC emulator is
- My DC Game List
- Emulation is also possible ON the Dreamcast itself! I'll cover that in Dreamcast Hacking.
Arcade games are their own beast. I'll discuss them further in MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator)
- Note: Downloading game ROMS is of questionable legality, even if you own the original game. To be safe you should only download homebrew games with GPL licenses.