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    Linux Enthusiast carlosponti's Avatar
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    Arcade and Old Console Emulation


    do any of you do this?
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    I haven't in awhile, but you can try using MAME.

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    I use gens and zsnes to play genesis and snes games occasionally.
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    dosbox is quite good at emulating dos.
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    i want to play SNES and NES what do you recommend. MAME on thier web site seem to be dos based. i have a nephew that would , and I for that matter, at playing old Super Mario Brothers. i am wanting to setup up a slackware machine that runs those old games to display on my TV i have an old ATI radeon 7500. i assume those old arcade games dont even need 3d acceleration.

    another thing where do you all get the roms for those games?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosponti
    i want to play SNES and NES what do you recommend. MAME on thier web site seem to be dos based. i have a nephew that would , and I for that matter, at playing old Super Mario Brothers.
    Speaking from a gamer's perspective, the easiest way to play old NES games on your TV (without actually pulling out an old NES) is to buy the Gameboy Advance "Classic NES" series and play them using the Gameboy Player for the Nintendo Gamecube. (Well.. perhaps it's not the *easiest* way, but it's the easiest LEGAL way...)

    another thing where do you all get the roms for those games?
    This is why I usually don't comment on emulator threads. Copying the ROMs from cartridge-based videogames is a legally gray (if not completely black) area that (in my opinion) isn't worth getting into. As far as I know, there is no legal place to get ROMs. Period. Nintendo has commented that even "making personal backup copies" from cartridges you own is discouraged..
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    i thinks its kinda crappy if nintendo makes a Fuss on old console games that they dont even make anymore like NES games. they cant still be making money on them. the only way i can get a a hold of an old NES system is to rummage for one on the net and hope to god someone hasnt converted it to a ITX PC. i could understand if the game i want to play is a console version of a game like XBox or PS2 but super mario bros. the first one. yeesh these people make enough money as it is without trying to get money out of a system they stopped making 15 years ago.
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    I have to agree there, but nevertheless, that's what Nintendo says.
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