Sega Saturn Emulation

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Post by AuroEdge » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:44 pm

Are there any emulators for Windows that work well?
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Post by Skynet » Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:51 am

If you're into warez, then sorta.
If you wanna pay, then sorta.

If you're into neither, then I don't think so.

GiriGiri is a legit emu for sale, iirc. There's a hacked version of GiriGiri getting around that plays them somewhat decent, so I've heard. But can't give you much more info due to the legailty and that I don't know a whole lot about it.

Apparently satourne has progress and Yabause (or whatever it is lol) is progressing too.
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Post by Quzar » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:01 am

There are four homebrew emulators that I know of that can play things at all:

GiriGiri (pre-sega)
SSF
Saturne
Yabause


The last three are still being worked on. The first one was the homebrew emulator that was bought by sega to be sold. You can still find old versions of it if you look around that are legal (i think? if i'm wrong someone clarify).
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Post by vicviper74 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:15 am

casini I think is the best. though I havent played.
it stated it at zophar.com as the best saturn emu.
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Post by BlueCrab » Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:58 am

Cassini is an illegally distributed version of GiriGiriSaturn (the commercial, Sega-bought) emulator.

And I can tell you, that from a technical standpoint, Cassini will never progress any further.

Its better to keep your eyes pointed towards a legal solution, such as Satourne, Saturnin, SSF, and/or Yabause.
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Post by AuroEdge » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:33 pm

If I buy GiriGiri will I be getting the 'best' Saturn emulator?
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Post by Quzar » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:37 pm

I don't think they sell it anymore. And i'm fairly sure it was only availible for japanese users.
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UMM?

Post by vicviper74 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:44 pm

if casini is illegal why is zophar hosting it. the download and all. it doesnt make sense.
that i know of zophar has never had illegal emu's listed. from what is said it is
NOT CONFIRMED
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Post by mankrip » Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:23 pm

GiriGiri and Cassini are a horrible pain in the ass to get working. I use Satourne, and hopefully there'll be a next version coming soon.
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Post by ethan88 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:37 am

Even if Cassini is illegal, it's right on a moral level, and isn't that what matters? I'm pretty sure nothing bad could happen to any emulator distributors, or this forum for discussion of it. But, meh.
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Re: UMM?

Post by Hawq » Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:27 am

vicviper74 wrote:if casini is illegal why is zophar hosting it. the download and all. it doesnt make sense.
that i know of zophar has never had illegal emu's listed. from what is said it is
NOT CONFIRMED
Sega themselves have confirmed that its illegal, the thing is I doubt zophars care, hell they rarely cover emu's these days & even if they didnt know it was illegeal at first they do so little emu stuff now that they cant be bothered to remove it most likely. I still recall a huge topic where the hacker/s tried to justify the hack on their boards, they failed big time
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Post by Rand Linden » Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:31 pm

ethan88 wrote:Even if Cassini is illegal, it's right on a moral level, and isn't that what matters? I'm pretty sure nothing bad could happen to any emulator distributors, or this forum for discussion of it. But, meh.
Um... how exactly is it "right on a moral level" ?

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Post by Quzar » Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:39 pm

ethan88 wrote:Even if Cassini is illegal, it's right on a moral level, and isn't that what matters? I'm pretty sure nothing bad could happen to any emulator distributors, or this forum for discussion of it. But, meh.
Sega could stop supporting (although they barely do) us. To my knowledge there are a handful of people at Sega and PowerVR who have helped point people in the right direction with hardware discovery due to the fact that we try to keep 100% legal in discussion and practice.

As far as I ever saw, all Sega said was that they no longer owned the copyright to it (they had only copyrighted it up to 2003 apparently) and so they didn't care what anybody did with it.
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Post by vicviper74 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:04 pm

WELL I TRIED EVERY EMU OUT there cept the illegal girl girl. and not a damn one worked I keep getting a aspi error. and not much walkthru of FAQS on them. is there a site out there with a better help guide??

Now I did fix the aspi error and got the bios.
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Post by racketboy » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:52 pm

Just get a real Saturn -- you will be SO much happier.
It's a great system anyway :)
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