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Is emulation style over substance?
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I wish emulation was more accessible. I could never figure out how it works, so I just ended up re-buying all my childhood games + the consoles on eBay. Maybe they'll make the emulators more user-friendly in the future? But then again, it's literally piracy and illegal (and punishable by law!), so maybe not.
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>>5655160
based retardposter
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yes, I only emulate for the hackerman aesthetics.
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>>5655160
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>>5655160
Go back to /v/
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>>5655149
emulation is poorfaggotry uber alles
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>>5655160
cute
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>>5655160
please go, reddit
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>>5655679
Reddit knows how to emulate you dolt.
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>>5655149
real hardware or fuck off and die. it's that simple.
>>5655172
>it's literally piracy and illegal
lmao. imagine giving a fuck? oh yes, let's support e-bay gougers charging 20x more for a nintendo cart they bought for nearly nothing! I would rather pirate than support bottom feeders and neckbearded retards. they all need to be gassed.
>>5655715
> reddit
> knowing things
in what dimension did this happen? i've never seen a bigger bunch of clueless losers in my entire fucking life. reddit makes this entire site look respectable and intelligent in comparison.
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>>5655160
based retard
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>>5655149
No, if anything it'd be the opposite since you're getting the game at the expense of superficial details being slightly off.
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>>5655739
>I would rather pirate
Cherish the days you can still say this openly. This is already a bannable offense on practically every other forum.
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>>5655160
8.5/10
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>>5655149
No
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>>5655808
>4chan
>forum
newfag detected
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>>5655160
the same thing happened to me.
I just hunkered down, grabbed the mouse and started doing the clicking. It's not easy because sometimes you have to read the menus and options, but if you do the work it all pays off in the end and you save yourself a lot of headaches at the flea-markets.
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>>5655739
I’m 5655172 why did you quote me
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>>5655160
/vr/ in a nutshell.
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>>5655149
>emulating N64

>>5655160
Good bait.
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What the fuck are you even talking about
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>>5655160
xD
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>>5655149
Real hardware is style over substance. You can enjoy old games on any emulator you want, but spending large amounts of money just to get ONLY TRVE EXPERIENCE is just pretentious as fuck.
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>>5655149
Based on how many people use ZSNES despite it being an inferior emulator just because of the snowy, pixelated, stylized menu, I'd have to say yes.
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>>5655149
emulation is convenience over anything else really. it's much easier to boot up your computer and have access to hundreds of retro games than having to track down those old games at flea markets, on ebay, etc, and that's not even considering the hardware you need to play the games.

however, there will never be anything quite like playing a game on the original hardware. in my experience, emulation is always glitchy, has graphical issues, is prone to crashes, and just overall doesn't deliver the same impact that you felt when you first played a game as a kid or teen. gba and earlier emulators tend to work just fine but anything newer seems to have major issues. even the wii virtual console is prone to crashes and other issues and it's official nintendo software.
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>>5655149
I emulate because retro games are usually not readily available. So its way more convenient to just download them. Im also not some autistic faggot about getting the "original feeling", if it runs smoothly without too many graphical glitches, thats fine by me.
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Isn't emulation still a bit clunky? Some games aren't compatible with emulators due to Major graphical issues. Anyone know why that is? Apologize for my ignorance, but shouldn't it be easy to graphically emulate these old ass games with no issue?
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>>5657893
1 The N64 gpu is nonstandard, it's actually closer to old voodoo cards that current tech and 2 some devs like factor 5 actually made custom microcodes which are low level cpu optmizations to get a bit more of performance out of that piece of trash.
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>>5655160
What's sad is there are real people out there who are this stupid.
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>>5656212
You're either poor, dumb, or both.
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>>5659121
Hmmmm, so I have two options.

First is to play old games on an emulator with ability to use different controllers, various modifications, and, of course, patches, having fun all the way through.

Second is to brush dust off of my old [CONSOLE NAME HERE], hunt down some games overpriced thanks to hoggers, play them on an incredibly eye-straining screen, and masturbate myself to sleep to the thought of how much internet karma I've got for posting my huge mess of wires into a battlestation thread.
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>>5659382
Keep rationalizing your inability to get the real games, poorfag.
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>>5655160
People like this actually exist, mind you.
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Emulation is for people who care first and foremost about the games, retro shittery is for mentally ill söy retard luddites pretending there was ever some sort of unified "true" experience.
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>>5659435
t. underage who has never heard or seen an arcade and doesn't know what that funny word I just used means.
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>>5655149
Quite the opposite.
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>>5655739
> reddit
> knowing things
> in what dimension
/r/emulation is the only place most of the emu devs post. None of them like any of the brainlets on this site.
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Emulation is a good last resort or lazy go-to, but often you need a real machine owing to special controls and screens; e.g., vector graphics monitors.
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>>5655160
>it's literally piracy and illegal
That's part of why it's great. Even though emulation doesn't imply piracy.
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>>5659495
Pull together some cash and play for real, bud.
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>>5659495
Arcades are for morons lmao, emulation is far superior.

>any screen I want
>any controller I want
>any control scheme I want
>play any time I want
>leave and pick up where I left any time I want
>etc etc literally endless advantages over muh orijinal hardware
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>>5659550
>Arcades are for morons lmao
Yeah lolz making money while doing what you love for a living is so cringe and bluepilled. LOLZ
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>>5655149
Emulation is just trying to play a fucking game
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>>5659615
"trying" that's the key because not all games are emulated, and yeah there's some great ones that aren't. Not even talking about undumped games.
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>>5655149
>style over substance?
The worst part of the video game boards is that they misunderstand the meaning of words, then spam them everywhere. It really shows how young you all are
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>>5655149
This pants on head retarded post is going to last a week isn't it?
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>>5659618
>It really shows how young you all are
You're 27, wow so old.
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>>5659425
>Keep rationalizing your inability to get hardcopy books, poorfag

What difference does it make if I'm reading an original print copy or a digital copy of a book? It's the same story.
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>>5659631
>B-but please dont share my pdf. Please drive to the bookstore and pay 60 dollars for muh print media. Absolutely not overpriced.
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>>5655149
How is using an emulator style you absolute faggot? Maybe refrain from sayings that you don't know what they actually mean. I've seen you using it incorrectly on here before and told you stop shithead. Why you so fuckin stupid?
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>>5655149
Is the opposite. Hardware purism is style over substance.
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>>5655160
>it's literally piracy and illegal
bitch I ain't scared of a fuckin' cop
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>>5655160
>I can't google things
This is sad.
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>>5659617
Name some of those greats
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>>5655715
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>>5659472
It's bait you retard
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>>5661173
it's good bait, don't tell them it's bait.
i gonna save this bait, this has to become a copypasta
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>>5660258
Zaku for the Atari Lynx
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>>5660901
>actually threatening others with self afflicted harm
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>>5657904
Wrong. If not for the custom microcode they would not be able to achieve their desired draw distance and some effects
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>>5655149
Is OP a faggot?
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>>5659445
OH YEAH BRO LOVE THOSE ARCADE MACHINES THAT ALL HAVE MAJOR BURN IN FROM RUNNING 24/7 THE TRUE WAY TO DISPLAY GRAPHICS

yeah the arcades were great dude but the screens all went to shit after a couple years
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>>5662071
yep
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>>5655160
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>>5662081
>oh no this game's screen has some burn-in
>my pussy hurts from the burn-in

^that is what you sound like
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Whenever a friend says to me they really liked a game, but I find out they played it on an emulator, you know what I say?

I say "how do you know you liked it? You haven't played it."

And they haven't. They've played some artificial code which tries to replicate what the game is.
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>>5665392
you must have a lot of friends
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>>5665392
Braaaaaaaaaap
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>>5665392
What the fuck is an artificial code
Is there an all-natural country-grown code?
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>>5665392
sometimes it's hard to be nice to people with autism on this board.
but you know what i would answer if i were that friend?
i would say "i actually have, i have played the game on an emulated console"

and i would have. i would have played it on some code trying to replicate and emulate the console, the actual ROM stays the same
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>>5665542
When game designers work their art, they are acutely aware of every aspect of the game experience. The feel of the physical game, the sounds, the smell. When you emulate a game you are trashing all of that, and ignoring what the developer intended.
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>>5665542
>sometimes it's hard to be nice to people with autism on this board
Why even try? It's not like they'll ever give a fuck what you think immersed in their make-believe bubble, you'll just get shit like >>5665547 back, like clockwork. Call them out for the autismos they are if you want but pay them no heed otherwise, this board is too niche and slow already to spend every thread in it bickering with stubborn folks that are completely hopeless at discussing these things.
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I don't know. I play on original hardware or something close to it if possible. If not, then I guess I'll emulate.
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Emulation with the default TV mode filter and hacks >>>>>> Your shitty CRT
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>>5655149
Is this a serious topic, pure autism or some weak attempt at shitposting?

Anyway, there's no particular style in emulating. Collecting physical games is just a way for faggots to fill their meager living spaces with thoudands of dollars worth of plastic toys, so they can feel special and attempt to brag. They drive up prices because they're fags. They hoard, because they're fags. Most of them don't even play games. They just hoard and lord their elitism over everyone.

People who emulate just emulate and whatever.

So what do you think?
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>>5665856
>Collecting physical games is just a way for faggots to fill their meager living spaces with thoudands of dollars worth of plastic toys
you're talking about collector fags. almost every worthwhile system has a way to play "backups"

>People who emulate just emulate and whatever.
not really. that's like saying every nigger only drinks grape soda
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>>5665906
I'm surprised you made a food reference and a casual racist quip in a single analogy. Well done, I see this site has melted your brain.
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>>5665856
There is objectively nothing toy-like about videogames. They're electronic games, a toy is something you can hold.
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>>5655149
If emu was 100% accurate with no flubs, collecting retro would only be because you are old enough to remember the system and want memories.

Even then, id grab that retro box and use that. I love my games, but as a collector, my collection is small even though its probably 800 games. Its all stuff i grew up with, stuff i kept or picked back up that I lost.

In the end, that emulation will keep it alive longer than the carts will work.
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>>5665991
>i hate toys that require 3 hands to play because I don't even have one to hold them with
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>>5655160
Buying second hand is just another form of piracy, you might be legally in the right but morally you're still a thief
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>>5667897
>being an underage faggot is just another form of being an underage faggot
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>>5668737
>hiding butthurt as a green text deflection



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