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  AirAngelAirAngel

Hello! Which emulator is accepted for runs? Thanks!

 
  jellyd0tsjellyd0ts
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I'm not one of the mods, but looking at all emulated runs on here I noticed they all use FCEUX.

I don't think that's necessarily a required emulator, though. There's a bunch of NES emulators and on my previous laptop FCEUX just happened to run terrible, so I played my own games with Nestopia. Nowadays I'm playing games with Mesen.

Here's a few things to think about in an emulator:
• Does the emulator run well on your computer while recording(FCEUX/Mesen/Others ran awful once I started recording on my previous device).

• Does it show input? Not necessary, but usually highly appreciated. Nestopia didn't have this, so I switched to Mesen now.

• Being able to show a frame count. This one's usually only for popular games and when you're going for WRs.

• Is the emu somewhat accurate? FCEUX is pretty low on this, but it still runs fine for most people, so obviously this isn't a requirement. As long as it plays correctly(no emu specific things that a console player can't do).

No emulator will be exactly like playing it on console, but I think with the above you have pretty good coverage with what could be considered a speedrun friendly emulator. Assuming you don't use L+R, turbo, etc. any emulator is likely fine, but if it doesn't run well, I suggest you pick another one instead of suffer through massive lag, skipping, etc. 😛

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  XtremePrimeXtremePrime

Every emulator that is approved by SRL applies to speedrun.com aswell for the most part, unless the specific communities have different rules.

Personally, I've always used FCEUX. I fully recommend it!

 
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