Messing With Old Games

And Their Artwork

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Latest Content

06/10/2017 Added feedback buttons. Need some input from users of the site good or BAD :)

10/09/2017 Updated RetroArch Basic Config Guide

02/08/2017 Added Overlay Setup Video

29/06/2017 Added New Guide - Full Overlay Swapping Guide

25/06/2017 Added New Guide - Setting overlay Swap Key Video

24/06/2017 Added James Baker - Super Famicom Bezels - 19/06/2017 Added James Baker - GBC Bezels

08/06/2017 ADDED NEW GUIDE  RetroArch LOCAL Online Updater (download cores from PC to Unrooted Android device)

07/06/2017 Made some edits to Frontends Page (RetroX added) - 09/03/2017 Updated links in RetroArch Overlays guide - 22/04/2017 Added GCE Vectrex Artwork

What is Emulation?

Emulation is........

Replicating a machine or software on anything except the original platform it was designed for.

You can play games from just about anything on JUST about anything!!

Achieved by software programs that replicate the original machine on whatever you choose.


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  • The speed at which computers change and the vast differences mean this guide is for specific setups.

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Projects & Software I recommend

Frontend & Forum The community is about helping people with more than just Hyperspin

Libretro Project An awesome project that puts dozens of emulators, games and more under one interface

MAME The BEST emulation/archiving project EVER

Best source of Retro game video snaps anywhere!

Home Page Quote
"EmuMovies is a project that started in 2005 to create video previews of video games to replace static screenshots in Gaming Front Ends. Since then the collection has grown to well over 20,000 video game previews for Arcade, Console, Handheld and even Computer based game systems. In addition to the Video Snaps that started everything we also have vast amounts of additional content for many systems. We partner with most front end designers with artwork content and integration solutions."

Quote from djvj "RocketLauncher is not just a launch solution. RocketLauncher is an abstraction layer that ultimately sets the standard in emulators and standardizes key mapping commands. Pause is the dream of any emulator menu. The modules break the barriers of compatibility. Rom Mapping solved the lives of collectors. RocketLauncher is definitely the last word in matters of emulators. The choice of Front End has become a matter of mere affinity for design. And besides, you are not forced to follow a single solution, like MESS, you keep using your favorite emulator.

Clearly, much work remains to be done, but the idea and the execution borders on what we could call perfection.mapping commands. Pause is the dream of any emulator menu"

Launchbox Frontend A Windows Frontend thats worth the money.

Informative People and sites I follow

Lon Seidman My fav YouTuber for current tech reviews and Retro love

ETA Prime My Fav YouTuber for Emulation Hardware, Software, Raspberry Pi and Tutorials

A Tech Blogger Nice guy I met in the RetroArch forum.

Baker Entertainment An awesome creator of emulation frontend videos, artwork and tutorials


AV Archivist has recently begun the Official Hyperspin tutorials (March 2016)

I look forward to seeing some more!

Sentai Brad A super guy who loves emulation

fantasy anime

Found this gem of a website which has a great guide section for newbies under Subsites tab then VG Emulation for Newbies. Direct link below

VG Emulation for newbs

VG Emulation for Newbies

Got a sneak preview of the re-build he is currently undertaking of the guides subsite. Looks awesome the new home of

(not really sure of what/how/why these two are sites linked but they both have the same great information)

emulation general gametech

emulation general wikia

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