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30 Years.(whoops)
#21
"Treehugger" Wrote:Breezer- Do you use an Xbox emulator? I have a copy of Forzer Motorsport for the 360 that i got when using my bro in laws Xbox when they were traveling for a year, would be cool if i could play that on the PC.

Not tried one, most modern things I have done is complete Mario Kart on the N64 (Dolphin) and some PS1/Dreamcast stuff, not looked into Xbox. You will need a lot of grunt if there is even an emulator. More modern stuff is a lot more hit and miss with regards to how smoothly it runs if at all and without glitches. Lots of Dreamcast games etc have issues but some are ok. I mostly stick to slightly older stuff anyway as I get bored after 10 mins so prefer the quick fix arcade style games these days. 95% of stuff like MD/Snes/PC Engine/Neo Geo/Amiga, that sort of thing you can run pretty much perfectly on most PC's from last couple of years, N64 needs a bit more gfx power
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#22
For me I think I spent endless hours on the Atari sat in the staff room of the shop I now work in as a kid. But the games I remember were on the spectrum and jet set willy and Horace and the spiders won my heart. Then the 64 with barbarian and on to the Mario games on the Nintendo.
For anyone who feels in touch with this thread and hasn't read it yet I recommend ready player one by  Ernie Cline. Tip top book with a fantastic amount of nostalgia for the 80s thrown in in abundance  ;D  
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#23
"Breezer" Wrote:Not tried one, most modern things I have done is complete Mario Kart on the N64 (Dolphin) and some PS1/Dreamcast stuff, not looked into Xbox. You will need a lot of grunt if there is even an emulator. More modern stuff is a lot more hit and miss with regards to how smoothly it runs if at all and without glitches. Lots of Dreamcast games etc have issues but some are ok. I mostly stick to slightly older stuff anyway as I get bored after 10 mins so prefer the quick fix arcade style games these days. 95% of stuff like MD/Snes/PC Engine/Neo Geo/Amiga, that sort of thing you can run pretty much perfectly on most PC's from last couple of years, N64 needs a bit more gfx power

I did some googling right after posting and found several, downloaded two but couldn't get them to run so have uninstalled already, will do some more research to find one that actually works. They both said that even with decent graphics cards/memory etc it will never be as good as playing on an xbox so prob a waste of time, and there are plenty of cheap games on Steam to keep me amused anyway.
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#24
Nice sirromj, I raise you this which nearly killed the PC just now lol

You can get an original xbox for £20 or less, I binned one recently with a modchip as no interest on ebay!

edit: thats n64, dreamcast, amiga, neo geo, ps2 (gt4)


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#25
Hours of fun

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&quot;redwinnie&quot; Wrote:Hours of fun

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Wow, they made 10724 games for the Spectrum!
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#27
Jeez, bring back memories! I was a spectrum lad, 16, 48 then 128+ - Jetpack was my first proper addiction, played Elite and Mercenary for months!
Fettling with the cassette deck's azimuth screw to get games to actually load, hacking Turbo loaders on to other games to speed up load times, using Peek & Poke commands before load for extra lives/cash/time.
Happy Days.

Play NFS on my phone when the urge takes me, but gonna break out the Wii soon for a touch of "Ski & Snowboard Family" Smile
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#28
Hows this for a 30 year old game

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