Getting Started II

Jewelry ’emulation’ as it were is widespread. You can find ‘knockoffs’ of any popular design in lower end jewelry shops. But the makers of the high end items will only press charges if you are infringing on their profits, not their designs (because this is so hard to prove). Add to this the fact that ’emulation’ of silver jewelry may be profitable, but will never replace the real thing, just as a computer emulator will never replace the original game console.
3. If you are interested in reading more about the legality of emulation, see this site that I created.

Required Software

1. The first thing your going to need is a file decompression program. If you are so new to computers that you don’t know what I am talking about then you should know that most files that you download are compressed to save space and reduce transfer time. Download WinZip. This program will decompress the files that end in .ZIP. There are other compression formats too, but this is the one that is used 99% of the time.

2. Save a lot of time by downloading all 3 of the essential files below.
Unzip them and put them in C:\Windows\ directory.
Then download and install Direct X from Microsoft.
 You might need a BIOS image for the system that you want to emulate. These can be just as hard to find as any other ROM image you might need. Please do not ask me to help you find any BIOS image, or a ROM image, because I don’t know where to find them any more than you do.

3. There are a few other files you might need. Try looking on the main page near the bottom left.

Hardware Requirements

1. In the past, emulation was buggy & slow. You really needed a decent machine to run an emulator full speed. Now days there are emulators that have been optimized for speed, written in assembly, and are near to perfect. You can get away with running an emulator on a 486 if you need to. Many emulators for systems such as NES will run full speed on a Pentium 166, or something even slower. If you are planning on running an emulator for N64, NEO GEO, or a system like that, you should plan on using a computer with at least a 400 MHz processor, 32 MB of RAM, & a decent video card. The better your computer is, the better the emulator is going to run.

The Emulator

1. Ok, now you are finally ready to download the emulator. Which one should you get? Everyone has their favorite but my favorite NES emulator is Nesticle. People claim that there are better emulators but I will don’t use them. Nesticle works fine for me.

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