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    Default How do you play old SEGA games (Emulation, original consoles)?

    This is something I'm kinda curious about, because nowadays there are so many possibilities to play games from all generations! I personally still have a MegaDrive/MegaCD combo but it's locked away and I hardly ever play on it anymore... Instead I prefer playing either on my PS3 or via emulation on PC.

    Unfortunately some emulated games you can buy in compilation discs really lack quality... I own the Mega Drive collections for PS2 and PS3 and they both have terrible sound and framerate issues. :/ The only compilation that is unbeaten to quality IMO is the Sonic Mega Collection Plus for PS2 (and Gamecube I believe)!

    On that note, I recently bought Alex Kidd in Miracle world from the PSN store, and I have to say, they've done a _brilliant_ job on this re-release! You can choose between all region versions, you can play the soundtrack and you get a nice manual with the original graphics. Also the emulation is top notch.
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    I play through emulation for my old SEGA gaming. Kega Fusion for me. Mainly since I don't have a home console for the time being, and even if I did, I don't have the resources to buy and do all that PSN/XBL stuff.

    Dreamcast and Saturn emulation through...nope I haven't gotten to that level yet...

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    I've got emulators for Master System and Mega Drive. Did have a Saturn one back in the day, but it was a bit iffy with certain games so I got rid.

    That said, I do also get HD collections that're released on XBLA/PSN if it's a game/series I particularly want to play through again on a bigger screen, with a controller.

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    I only use emulators for hacks.
    I've got various HD collections or whatever for the rest. I don't like PC gaming.
    I do agree with what you say about sound and frame rate on the HD remasters of old MegaDrive games though.
    Newer consoles are just terrible at emulating the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shaneman View Post
    I only use emulators for hacks.
    Oh yes; one of the cornerstones for emulation. My biggest reason to use emulators actually.

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    Unless you still have an old SEGA console that works along with cartridges (that also work) emulation's the way to go. I've seen my brother use emulators for many Sonic fangames and hacks, and others as well. But it looks like a real challenge trying to set it all up and use them properly.
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    Emulation. I no longer have my old consoles and most ports these days are terrible, plus not everything gets ported.

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    Mega Drive, Virtual Console emulation and XBLA/PSN....I try to support SEGA when I can.

    Bought someone a Mega Drive collection of games today! Happy to have done so!



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    The only emulator I use is FPSe for Android for PS1 games.

    I haven't played a lot of old sega games in the past few years. I used to have a sega genesis but it broke so nowadays I just use the collection games to play 'em like Sonic Mega Collection Plus. I also remember playing a bit on Play SEGA, though it's a bit stupid but meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quills on Wheels View Post
    The only emulator I use is FPSe for Android for PS1 games.

    I haven't played a lot of old sega games in the past few years. I used to have a sega genesis but it broke so nowadays I just use the collection games to play 'em like Sonic Mega Collection Plus. I also remember playing a bit on Play SEGA, though it's a bit stupid but meh.
    Reminds me of this thing SEGA did in the 90's where there was this T.V. service you can play Genesis/Mega Drive and other assorted SEGA titles on.

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