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    emulators

    what is it and what does it do?
    were can i get them and how much they are?
    any info would be awesome









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    well... that's a very broad question, but the generally accepted idea of an emulator usually pertains to gaming. You can get emulators for all of the old consoles, and most if not all of the original games that were played on them, from the Atari 2600, right up through DreamCast and beyond. I have emulators and games for Commodore64, Nintendo, and Sega Genesis.

    They are generally free, but you have to look around a little. Check out some of the popular p2p sharing programs out there. Of course, in order for you to know exactly what you're looking for, is your best friend. Never fear it, for it shall lead the way to your very dreams!

    Also, bear in mind, that obtaining and using the games to play on these emulators is considered illegal in the same fashion that downloading mp3s without paying for them is illegal, except that there is no way that I know of to legally buy a gamefile for an emulator.

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    Yeah. I'm not sure if this thread will get deleted or not, but, to Cliff Notes deadweasel, basically an emulator will let you play games and run software that is meant for a system other than the one you are running them on. To do this, you'll need emulator software (called an emulator, oddly enough) and a game file, called a ROM. If you want to then emulator and roms, plus the system you're trying to emulate (SNES? NES? Atari? Old MAME arcade games?) are good google terms to use.
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    Emulators can also be used to emulate other operating systems too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph
    Emulators can also be used to emulate other operating systems too.
    While very true, I specifically didn't mention that, because if he has to ask what an emulator IS, he sure isn't going to be very able to use one to run another OS yet!

    No offense XTRMEASURES. This is the sort of thing you learn by screwing with it, and the gaming side is the easiest way to get started. Besides, I get the feeling that's what you were looking for in the first place, ne?
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    Xtremeasure: Check out YAME That's a good emulator. Also MAME.
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    thanks for the reply guys
    sorry to sound like a newb but i am, i know very little about computers.
    the reason i ask is that i was going to put my xbox in my car then a guy said to try and put a computer and use a emulator to play your xbox games plus ps2 games.

    so thats what im trying to do but if it illegal im not sure i want to do it.
    im going to research some more i guess.





    thanks again guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by XTRMEASURES
    thanks for the reply guys
    sorry to sound like a newb but i am, i know very little about computers.
    the reason i ask is that i was going to put my xbox in my car then a guy said to try and put a computer and use a emulator to play your xbox games plus ps2 games.

    so thats what im trying to do but if it illegal im not sure i want to do it.
    im going to research some more i guess.





    thanks again guys
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    I didn't even know there was a working XBOX or PS2 Emulator. If you actually own the game then it is not illegal. Say I own Sonic The Hedgehog for whats it called...Sega Genesis and I download the ROM. It is perfectly fine because I own it. So if you own the Xbox or PS2 game and you know where to get the emulator then go for it. Having the game would probably be the easiest way to play it because a ROM for a Xbox or PS2 game would be well over 650 MB. I know that you can "hack" a Xbox and make it in to a computer where it can do everything (plus play Xbox games) that a car PC can do.
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    As far as I know, there are no Xbox and PS2 Emulators. I could be wrong. I have not been in the emulator scene for a while. I do have bleem PSX emulator and it works well but only on winme and win98.

    I also have bleem for dreamcast. Cool stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboy464
    I know that you can "hack" a Xbox and make it in to a computer where it can do everything (plus play Xbox games) that a car PC can do.
    I have a modded xbox. How can it do GPS?
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