problem i got with owning the games now is that i have no room and i have 2 young kids who love to go around the house. So roms are a lot better, makes me very happy I hacked my xbox and the 160gb hard drive for all the games i even need.
I'd imagine Super FX 2 games would be impossible to emulate on the Saturn, eh? Just one of those chips are clocked at 21MHz alone. That's like... just one of the Saturn's RISC processors right there, correct?
There were also various emulator projects for CPC464 and MSX on the Saturn but neither has ever seen a public release to my knowledge, which is quite a shame when you consider the latter went on to form part of a commercial retro package (albeit with new code).
I've seen Genesis emu, NES emu and GBA emu on PSP (all worked great), SNES emu on PSP (terrible slowdown across the board) and N64 emu on PSP (terrible slowdown and sound didn't work right). Emulation is getting better, but it will still be a long time before we see a workable portable solution for the Saturn software...and by that time, we will all be looking toward Dreamcast emulation on portable hardware.
Would a suitably beefy computer (I like to think mine is) be able to play the some games better than the Saturn? e.g the massive frame rate drops in battles in Guardian heroes when magic is involved. Although I think those fps drops might be what makes those battles seem so epic ^_^
Almost all the frame rate issues in Saturn titles are down to sloppy and/or inadequate programming as opposed to any lack of speed on the Saturn's part, I've certainly not found that SSF helps with this sort of slowdown...
Well, I downloaded and burned the Sega Master System emu for Saturn (SMS Plus Saturn) and I have to say - very disappointed, =(. Whilst I'm sure it's a technical marvel / accomplishment, every ROM I tried with it (admittedly, only about seven or so) had graphical and sound glitches, and whilst playable, the glitches really distract from the experience, meaning I wouldn't seriously sit down and play any Master System games using this on my Saturn =(.
Has any one else had any better luck with it? I was using mostly European ROMs, if that had anything to do with the glitches, =P [via a modded Japanese Saturn].
I found the link to the SNES Emulator also, but the same forum thread it appeared in, claimed it was too slow to really be playable, so I didn't bother with it. I downloaded a Lynx emulator too, but haven't tried it out yet.
Well... my Saturn is modded, so I wanted to see what it can do. It's the only modded console I own, and I'm not keen on playing games on PC. I've a Master System too, and was just playing Prince of Persia on it the other day . I was kinda looking forwards to playing some rare ROMs, and doing all my gaming on just the Saturn, but alas, the emu performance wasn't as I'd have liked.
But I'm posting here moreso to see if anyone else had better luck with it? Again, I was trying mostly European ROMs, and don't know if that might have caused some of the glitching...?
Did anyone else try the Emu and what were their thoughts on it?
Alternatively, if you argue there are more suitable platforms out there, what might those be? (But of course, whatever you say, I'm biased to / love my Saturn, ^_^)