Does anyone here have any experience on emulating retro computers? Posted on May 17, 2023 by Anonymous Does anyone here have any experience on emulating retro computers?
Yes it sucks. Give up before you get angry.
I've always felt emulating retro PCs is 10 times more of a pain in the ass and 10 times less rewarding when you actually get something to work.
And tracking down original unmodified unmolested games instead of hacked and cracked garbage is also 10 times harder.
Unless you want to play old RPGs, strategy games or adventure games, it's not really worth it.
Amiga is annoying, never tried any of the other Euro computers. MSX is pretty simple for the most part, PC-98 is easier to emulate on Windows than on Android in my experience. Assuming it's the same with Sharp X68000. The one I really want to try someday is FM Towns.
It's worth it at least for early Touhou imo. Those games are arguably better than the ones made for Windows XP and up.
>Amiga is annoying, never tried any of the other Euro computers.
You probably should not bother posting then you sound technologically illiterate and locked into weeb ghetto tech.
Dos is easiest, then you can do pcemu and 86box for anything from the 90s windows era. Amiga forever is pretty good for amiga but has a grotesque gui. C64 is easy, zx spectrum is easy, msx is easy, apple II is easy, amatrad is easy… I guess it all depends on how familiar you are with command line syntax
Does this play roborumble, dark reign 2, dominion storm over gift 3, G-NOME?
>Dark Reign 2
>Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
Depends on your CPU. Not on my PC, an i5-8400. But if your CPU is better than it ought to.
Anyone who says it's hard is retarded, at least for dos/windows.
86Box is good. PCEm is fine too, but no longer under development afaik.
The if you have even a slightly decent CPU you can emulate up to a 166mhz pentium mmx. That'll get you Half Life at barely playable rates. Unreal at barely unplayable rates. Everything under is fine.
Did someone say DOS?
All hail BasedDOSGuy
I remember this, sure did go through quite a few revisions
Meh it still sucks a day one though.
eXoDOS is better.
It's good, but has filtering turned on by default for some games and that's just shit.
>No jagged alliance
>No raptor call of the shadows
>No MechWarrior 2 mercenaries or ghost bears legacy, just the 1st one
>No master of Orion / master of magic
>No terminal velocity
I could go on but it's a shit pack. At least it has skyroads and keen.
DOS, Amiga, Spectrum, Atari ST, C64, Apple II were pretty easy with their most famous standalone emulators. No experience otherwise.
DOS is not a hardware platform you can't emulate it. x86 is a hardware platform
Pretty much every mainstream retro PC has a mature, simple to use, open source standalone emulator.
Closing the tab now since that's the only question you asked.
I emulate the old bong computers from my childhood yeah
Using Magic Dosbox for Android and currently playing Wing Commander Privateer with touch screen widgets
Only the japanese ones because western retro PCs got no games
Amiga has Turrican series... C64 has Giana Sisters and Jetpac. Aside from that idk though
Spectrum, commodore, Vic, BBC, Dragon, Orac , Amstrad Amiga and St had more good games than all the consoles of the 80s and early 90s together, Games like Elite, Lords of Midnight, Knight Lore, Boulderdash,Commando, Spy Vs Spy, Cannon Fodder that's aside from the Boggit, Bored of the Rings, the Hobbit, Valhalla etc etc
Sure I was an assembler and mcirocontroller geek back in the day. What are you trying to write? There are relatively few chipsets in use in early 8 bit machines, its basically 6502 or varieties thereof or z80