Turn Your Computer into a Game Arcade with Emulators

Edited by Raj, Eng, Melsan, Alma

Before you start everything, you must know the basic facts first. There are two basic things you must know about a retro game emulation for your computer. These are: game ROMs and an emulator that the Game ROMs and an Emulator for you to use and emulate a game ROM to play. This ROM is a copy of certain games that exists as a file on your computer. An emulator is an application that's capable of playing that ROM file on your computer. Basically, you can think of a ROM as a virtual game cartridge and an emulator as a virtual console.

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How to get your Emulator

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Finding an emulator is pretty simple and here is the list of some all time famous emulator's

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    Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
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    How to Turn Your Computer into a Retro Game Arcade.
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    Sega Consoles.
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    Sony PlayStation.
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    MAME
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    N64
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Types of ROM's

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There are two types of ROMs we're going to discuss: Homebrew and Official games.

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    These are software made by people or individual people who designed for you to run a game (retro game or even new ones) software that are meant for other system and to play it on a PC.
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    Official Games 
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    Official games that are meant to a specific console or consoles are being made into a cartridge (CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray disc nowadays or a card type) way back in Sega Genesis, FamiCom, SNES and any other gaming system. After they successfully converted into a digital file that you can play on your computer. Generally, before you can copy the official game file from a cartridge. You must own first the official game cartridge or it's official copy before you can download a ROM which nowadays you can simply search website that has these game files already.
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How to download ROM's

Finding homebrew and game ROMs requires little more than a simple web search.

Here are some links to Download

Once you've got your ROMs, it's time to start gaming. Setup your Game Emulator on PC

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Melsan, Eng, Raj

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