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jackalneo



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:42 am    Post subject: Best NES emulator?!!!!! Reply with quote

NESTICLE!?
Nah, I'm just fucking with you.

I've been years outside of this scene and need some advice.

Where does FCE Ultra stand these days?

In before google search... the results seem to be from 1998 on this topic. Any help compadres?

Save your sarcasm for your butt.
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gilbert cheung



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're mostly about playing games, Nestopia seems to be the norm these days.

If you're about accuracies and want more features to develop games use Nintendulator.

(At least one version of) FCE Ultra is quite popular for hackers and developers because of its powerful debugging tools, but don't rely on it, as it's not as accurate as the two aforementioned ones (pretty bad in some cases too AS FAR AS I KNOW).
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ICEknight



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilbert cheung wrote:
If you're mostly about playing games,
If you're about accuracies and want more features to develop games use Nintendulator.

I'd recommend Nestopia if you're not developing for the NES. It's not only more user friendly, but also the games will look more accurate to the real thing with the correct aspect ratio and the NTSC filter applied.

I really don't know if Nintendulator is technically more accurate than Nestopia, but I'd sure like some info on that.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nintendulator is still under active development, and thus emulates a number of hardware quirks that were only recently discovered. It's way less aesthetically pleasing or user-friendly than Nestopia, though, and the added emulation accuracy probably only matters if you're developing games or playing one of the very few games that rely on the aforementioned quirks (one of the Indiana Jones games).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote here for Nestopia. If you just want to play the games, it's the way to go.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently ran into issues with Nestopia throwing a fit over bogus ROM header issues. I switched to FCE Ultra X and have no regrets.
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Wonderbutt



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to use an emulator on the Mac, Fceu or Nestopia.
These two have been ported to the GP2X and PSP and Nintendo DS as well, so they seem to be the best.
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FlowingMindspin



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackalneo! :D

For what it's worth, I still use FCE Ultra. It's familiar to me so I've stuck with it.
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KingMike



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. I mostly use with FCEUX because it's pretty much the ultimate NES ROM hacking tool.
That and WindHex are just about all I need (well, aside from custom programs to handle stuff like compression or text dumping/insertion).
(I use WindHex for hex editing as well as the tile editor, since FCEUX doesn't do tile editing. Perhaps intentionally to avoid the days of crappy Nesticle ROM hacks.)
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