Final Fantasy VIII Forum  /  Emulator

I've noticed that no one ticks using an emulator on this speed run game, are you not allowed to emulate this game whilst speedrunning.


It is very rare for somebody to use emulators, if isn't for practice. Especially with the pc version being so easily available.

Are you interested in running the game?


yes but im not sure my computer will run the game properly, i have a lot of trouble with my computer running certain games on steam as its only a laptop


As far as I know running the game on emulator is not any easier on the PC than running the PC port, I might be wrong though.


Could you give us the specs of your laptop, so we can give you an esitmate?


Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release.151121-2308)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
System Model: 300E4C/300E5C/300E7C
BIOS: Phoenix BIOS SC-T v2.2 P04RAC
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5926MB RAM
Page File: 4813MB used, 7255MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: 11.2
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.10586.0000 64bit Unicode

will that do?


I don't see the GPU, but the processor seems decent. Should work. I have to say tho: Win10 and FFVIII are not the best friends.


so can i speed run it on emulator then?


If you were to do a full run on Emulator, then i would add it to the board, yes.

You should know though that Emulators have usually a low loading speed, so you will notice a time-difference.


I run FFVIII on these specs:

Laptop: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
OS: Windows 7
CPU: Intel Pentium B970 @ 2.30GHz
GPU: Intel HD Graphics Family
HDD: Hitachi Travelstar 5k750

There isn't anyone that can run a PS1 emulator with good performance full stop that can't run FFVIII on PC. The only reason you would find issue, is if it were a form of compatibility problem. Besides that, your specs can run it perfectly.

Emulating an entire system on your computer is going to be far more taxing than playing a game specifically ported to PC. That's the reason no one plays on emulator; because the PC version is objectively better in every single way and very lightweight. People who want to stay away from PC full stop play on actual hardware.

No one's stopping you, I mean, but you're gonna find it difficult to find anyone who wants to join you on emulator.

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I have the psx emulator, and also i have the steam version, but i wanna to complete the game first, i never played this game, so i have the need to play it with calmly first.

I have a minilaptop, with 2gb ram, a Intel celeron of 1.44 ghz, and a intel graphics integrated. the final fantasy 8 runs good in my minilaptop playing on a emulator