Setup and Use NES Emulator in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev

You are watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial on how to set up and use a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator in Windows 7. First, make sure that you have your game ROM files already downloaded to your computer so that you can play them. The resolution for the ROM file can be NES, NSF, FDS, etc. The best emulator for NES and Famicom games to date is FCEUX. I have already downloaded FCEUX on my desktop. The current version is located at http://www.fceux.com/web/download.html. Just go ahead and download the "win32 Binary" ZIP file from the page. It will be in a ZIP format, so you will have to extract it. Extract it anywhere you wish and then proceed with this tutorial.

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    Double-click the FCEUX folder
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    A new window will open.
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    Find fceux.exe in this window and double-click it
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    The program will open. Depending on your preference, you can change the size of the window or press and hold Alt and press Enter to go into the full-screen mode. The most important thing in the emulator is the controls. You need to configure the controls.
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    Click "Config"
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    Click "Input"
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    Locate "Port 1:" in the new window.
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    Press "Configure" in that section
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    A new window will open. In this window, you will see that there are "Virtual Gamepad 1" and "Virtual Gamepad 3" labels.
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    To set up the controls, click the corresponding buttons that you see in this window
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    Then press the keys on the keyboard that you wish to use as the designated buttons. For example, for "Up" I use "W".
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    Press the key that you wish to use
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    The window will close. That means that the button is now set up. Do the same with every other button in this window. For example, for "Left" we press "A", and so on.
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    Click "Close" on the active window once you are sure that you are ready
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    Click "Close" on the active window again
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    The emulator is already set up to play. Now, you need to load up a game file.
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    Click "File"
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    Click "Open ROM"
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    A new window will open. In this window, you need to search for the game ROM file that you have downloaded. Depending on your download location, this file can be anywhere on your computer. In this case, I have it on my desktop.
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    Click the game ROM file once and click "Open" or just double-click the ROM file
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    In this example, it is the "Captain America and The Avengers.nes" game file for the NES. Wait for the game to load and play along. This concludes our tutorial on how to set up and use the NES and Famicom emulator in Windows 7. Thank you for watching VisiHow! If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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