Getting Started IIII

This will take effort on your part. You can try search engines, “Top Sites”, FTP, IRC channels, Newsgroups, etc… I even try to post links to ROM sites on my own site. Just look around. It is even possible to ask someone who has a lot of ROMs to sell or trade you a CD, so you don’t have to waste your time. It may be worth it to ask.

3. Don’t become a ROM beggar. This is one reason why many people who have been in emulation for a long time don’t like newbies. Don’t ask anyone to send you a ROM unless they say it is ok (and it’s not ok with me). People who are new to emulation may not know any better, but now you do, so don’t make that mistake please, you may regret it. And absolutely, DO NOT ask the author of the emulator to send you a ROM. Many emulators have been cancelled because of people begging the emulator authors for ROMs (Don’t complain about the emulator either).

Getting Help
1. So you’ve downloaded your ROMs, emulator, and you think you have installed all of the necessary files. But the emulator just isn’t working, & you’d like to kick your monitor, right? What do you do next?

2. RTFM! Which, basically says to read the help file that comes with the emulator. Almost every emulator comes with a file called readme.txt that will answer every question, and solve any problem you might have. Just like you, I hate to look at that file. Do it anyway!

3. Try a message board. Many websites have a message board where you may ask your questions. Many of the emulator authors actually have web sites where you may post questions on a message board. You can also try my emulation club on yahoo as well.

4. As a last resort, try my emulation FAQ or try IRC or newsgroups but beware, don’t act like a jerk on IRC or newsgroups. They have proper etiquette that you must obey, or you will be kicked out and won’t get a second chance. And if you want to ask me a question, beware that I really don’t try any of the new emulators, and most systems I only try out once, so I don’t know the answer to a lot of questions.

We have covered most of the basics in the previous pages but there is still to know. The afore mentioned information will give you a great foundation from which, building is possible. More information may follow but you can feel free to ask about anything you need to know more information about… We will do our best to get back in touch with you.