How to Emulate Video Games on Mobile Devices


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This was an Ignite Style presentation that I did for a class entitled "Writing In Digital Environments". It is a presentation that will teach the viewer the basics of video game emulation and how they can emulate video games on their mobile devices.

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How to Emulate Video Games on Mobile Devices

  1. 1. How to Emulate Video Games on a PC Jordan Blume @bigblume74
  2. 2. What is Emulation? ● Imitating a program or electronic system ● Video games are easy to emulate ● Run files called .roms
  3. 3. What is a Rom? ● The coding that makes up a game ● Games cannot run without roms ● Roms hold everything that makes up a game
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  5. 5. Is this legal? ● Absolutely! ● Do not download a console or game you have not purchased beforehand ● You cannot tell people where to find emulators or roms.
  6. 6. Why use Emulation? ● It’s fun ● Allows us to replay some of our favorite games ● To be able to replay games that you may have but cannot because of a broken console
  7. 7. What can I Emulate? ● Only games and consoles you have already paid for at some point ● NES ● SNES ● Gameboy (original, color, advance) ● N64 ● PSOne
  8. 8. What can run Emulators? Personal Computers (laptops, PCs, Macs, etc.) Smart Phones! Tablets
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  10. 10. Find an Emulator ● Pick what system you would like to emulate ● Use google to find a website that allows you to download the emulator. (trust me, there are tons) ● Download and install
  11. 11. Familiarize Yourself ● Save states ● Frame skips ● Experiment with different emulators
  12. 12. Find some Roms ● Pick what games you want to play. ● Use google again to search for websites that will let you download roms. ● Download
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  14. 14. Stay Organized ● Avoid clutter ● Use folders ● Make it easy for yourself
  15. 15. Starting up your Emulator Right click program. Click run.
  16. 16. Starting up a game ● ---File ● ---Run Rom ● Select folder where you keep your roms ● Click on Rom you want to play
  17. 17. Editing Controls ● Controls can be tricky ● Edit your control scheme layout to fit you ● Be familiar with your Emulator
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  19. 19. Enjoy! ● Once youre settled begin enjoying your game ● Explore your Emulator ● Find out what different things you can do
  20. 20. • Any Questions?