Gaming History 101

Know Your Roots

Podcast: Emulation, Version 2.0

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When Fred first started Gaming History 101, he was quite opposed to emulation and of course the piracy that comes with it.  Now, five years later, things are a bit different for a several reasons.  Since Jam got stuck trying to get home from holiday, Fred flies solo to discuss his new take on emulation, why he feels this way, and most importantly his list of the best emulators to use when playing almost any game from your past.

The referenced GDC 2016 talk that Frank Cifaldi gave can be found here.


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Written by Fred Rojas

June 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

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  1. One more thing (you don’t have to read this on the show). PCSX-Reloaded is a good competition to ePSXe, because of its new feature. The thing is, PS1 was not a completely orthodox 3D console. The hardware converted the 3D image composed of triangle polygons into a 2D image, and that 2D image was the thing sent to your TV. However, the conversion was not perfect, which resulted sometimes in jittery polygons, as well as some polygons appearing in front of others, when they should be in the back. PS1 was not a perfect 3D console that way.

    PCSX-R now has a way to bypass the normal PS1 operation, and convert the 3D polygons into a 2D image more correctly. So, even if this emulator supports fewer games, it now has that edge over its competitor.

    Andrew

    July 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm


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