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The Evolution of Emulation
Article by Wraggster
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Date: Monday, January 12 - 2015




Emulation is a subject that even now after i have followed it for over 15 years is one that i still follow to the extreme. From the first time i found a Snes Emulator for PC, that emulator was Snes9X and it was running on one of my very first Computers, it ran in a small window and i was amazed to see Super Mario WOrld for the first time via Emulation.

Along the years i have been there and posted news on emulation across the latest games consoles to PC and my enjoyment has never subsided. I remember the breakthrough moment when UltraHLE was released, the internet was on fire, Super Mario 64 was running at what seemed to be full speed via Emulation, following Ultrahle came Corn (another of my favourite N64 Emulators).

If your a fan of Playstation Emulation then Bleem was a moment in time when your eyes would have been amazed at what was possible in Emulation, full speed Playstation 1 Emulation on a PC and there was another special moment when the guys behind Bleem released Bleemcast for the Sega Dreamcast Console.

Bleemcast on the Sega Dreamcast was emulation at its finest, full speed emulation and increased resolution on the Dreamcast. Sony as you can imagine were not happy and basically killed off not only Bleem but Bleemcast too, 3 versions of Bleemcast were released for sale but later there was a hack where you could play many more games using the emulation.

Moving onto the Sega Dreamcast, this was a console ahead of its time, it had online play, Broadband, Special controllers, high resolution graphics, many great games that even now still look awesome, but for me and a generation of homebrewers it was able to be hacked to play emulation via software, over the years the console turned into the best console of all time for both emulation and homebrew. Emulators such as DreamSnescame along which was obviously a Snes Emulator for Dreamcast. Soon emulators for Dreamcast were for systems such as Amiga 500, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Apple2, Atari 800, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Atari Lynx, BBC Micro, Chip 8, Colecovision, Commodore Plus 4, Commodore 64, Cps1/Cps2, Dos, Dragon 32/64,
Enterprise 64/128, Gameboy, GameGear, GBA, Genesis (Megadrive), Intelevision, MAME, Master System, MicroBee 128K, MSX, Multi System, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Neo Geo Pocket, Nes, Nintendo 64, Odyssey 2, PC 9801, PC Engine, Playstation, Pokemon Mini, Saturn, ScummVM, SG1000/3000, Sharp x1, Snes, Spectrum, System 16, Vectrex, Vic20, VMU, VTech Creativision, Watara Supervision and Wonderswan Emulators.

The world of emulation is one of the most exciting through the ages, From computers to Sega Dreamcast, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, the original Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo DS and not forgetting possibly the biggest scene of them all the Playstation Portable, the PSP spawned so many emulators and homebrew games and applications that no system will ever replicate, out of todays consoles only the Nintendo 3ds has been properly breached at this time without wrecking your console to get emulators working on it.

Emulation will go on forever but today the big new craze is Casino Games on your PC or Mobile Phone, sites have a range of games such as Blackjack, Pokies, Roulette and Videopoker to entice you to play and win good money.


 

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