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Reviving Old Computer Games

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Remember the good old days of gaming, when there were only 5 pixels in the protagonist and your imagination into a heroic figure of Schwarzenegger proportions could? When the enemies and the heroes were recognizable by their color and has only one button on the joystick? Times have changed and technology has evolved. Pulling my old Commodore 64 or Atari on the back of the box, and whose implementation often takes longer lasting pain nostalgic. I also noticed that some of my old discs beginning to grow old and damaged. Enter the Internet.

The people are wonderfully talented Internet and technically in force in its attempt to preserve as much of the next game. Remakes and Emulators for almost any old machine can be found throughout the Internet. Emulators act as a layer between old software and new hardware allowing modern PCs with programs such as the material was never intended to run. Commodore 64, Amiga, NES, Master System, slots and more have been emulated and the necessary software to download online, usually for free.

Emulation is not a new idea. I had a hardware emulator for the VIC20 that connects the back of my Commodore 64 and allowed the use of more Vic20 cartridge with new hardware (I’ve never really had a VIC20 or any other program in the possession of it, but that’s another issue). Emulator popularity has been hidden for many years and only the focus of many people with the release of Bleem!, A PlayStation emulator for the PC was released, that while the PSOne still a dominant market position of video games. Bleemcast (PlayStation emulator for the Sega Dreamcast) soon followed was one of the battles more interesting video game legal Sony to close the emulator. However, the emulators have a strong following and very active customer base.

Emulators are easy to find and download. Just look for the desired system and add the word emulator to the end (eg “SNES Emulator”) and are likely to come with great success. Take care of yourself a little, as some emulator sites will be broken links, or contain pornographic ads. Set the emulators to work is usually quite simple and it’s a good chance that you will find documentation and help. Some of the newer systems require a BIOS image must be installed with the emulator. This is increased to handle the legal issues with Sony in the Bleem! legal battles by requiring you own a PlayStation, the BIOS (and probably a Playstation) in order to play games on your computer. A BIOS image to load into the computer it is most likely on their technical competence, but a quick check if the console, the file you need and is so easy to say how the Internet search for an image of the BIOS BIOS that the parties already have.

Of interest are the PC emulators now available. Windows does not have very good support for older DOS based games, so there are some emulators at the moment, to emulate the DOS environment. DOSBox ( is probably the best known of the culture. There are also special game emulators such as ScummVM ( or Doom Legacy ( focuses specifically on certain games and therefore able to improve the experience of this particular title.

Once you have an emulator, you need to get certain programs to run with it. These programs are “ROM”, and are images of the original storage device that the program (either a cartridge, tape, disk or otherwise) arrived. The process of creating a ROM is probably too technical for the vast majority of computer users so you probably have a “backup” to find a place to download it. This is where the company is slightly cloudy. Basically, the deal is that you do not have a program ROM if you own the original program. So if you have boxes of old records Amiga, NES cartridges, or other old gaming programs stored somewhere, you’re lucky if you dare to be legally bound by the rural exodus. If one can easily argue that downloading a computer game in 1987 played no real impact on society, the fall, most likely closed, the copyright is 50 years and computer games are not around so long.

“Emulation” line is a new area now being studied. The idea is that you are playing the game to your browser with a Java applet or Flash application. This may not always be strictly imitated programs but many remakes are feature perfect with the originals. The graphics, sounds, and the game remain intact. An excellent place to look for online games is that video games ( Although the site is not, in fact, “all video games, has a huge list of old games from the arcades, Gameboy, NES and Master System all playable in your browser. Many remakes can also visit the website the shock wave (http://. / sw / games are action / arcade_classics found /).

Some of the older games were even on the day and remade for the modern world we live in today Try a search for new versions of a game title that I particularly enjoyed, and you will be amazed at what you have. There are games that have been updated to 3D, as some old favorites of mine: Pac Man ( and barbarian ([http :/ / www. /]), and although not always brilliant games or remakes in their own right to be thought and effort often leads to a pleasant diversion. There are also more traditional versions of games just updated the code and possibly the graphics so they are always running.

So if you are feeling nostalgic or simply not get the hang of these games, the latest invention, the slide 50 buttons in a precise configuration just have to jump, you are welcome to review and remake of the emulation scene . It’s incredibly fun to go back in time when games were simple, but very funny.