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Bring emulated games to PC

Added byProtoss's avatarProtoss

For example SEGA does make emulated games available on PC now as SEGA Mega Drive Classics. Maybe GOG can fetch contracts to sell such things, and also with other publishers like Nintendo, Sony, etc.

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Ettanin
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I voted for it, though i highly doubt that would happen. We have DOS emulation already [through DOSBox], but it's unlikely that SEGA, Nintendo and/or Sony (Microsoft says definately no) would open old console games towards emulation. Especially when we see the recent trend of re-releases (FF3, FF4 on Android, FF7, FF8, FF13 on Steam, Dragon Quest Series on Steam and Android)

Oct. 15, 2014
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rtcvb32
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The only way this would work is if the emulated games are in a bulk. I wouldn't want to buy individual games or even series of similar games (like golden axe series, or 60 games or something). I'd want them ALL. Although it's a few gigs per system type (for NES, Sega, SNES, etc).

Honestly i'd like to see it, a $20 entry. If you consider the sheer number of games that it covers and would give you permission to download and share between your devices and not having to worry about piracy of older games or console systems from sites, then it would mostly be a load off your shoulders.

Most games and systems and software for the older systems (Atari, Amiga, Apple) aren't even being monitored hardly. But if each major corporation got a few dollars for full access to all emulated material (say, pre PS1) then i wouldn't have a problem with it.

Of course if the companies all agree to take a neutral stance with regard to older games, GoG could supply a large portion of the emulation and gaming side of things free of charge... But with steam selling sega roms that seems less likely...

Aug. 19, 2014
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coffeecup
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As said in a duplicate thread ("Commodore 64/128/Amiga games"), this would pollute the games catalogue to much and open a floodgate. It won't be long thtat then all these Sony Playstation, Nintendo and Sega people would rush in demanding their games here ... effectively extinguishing the PC games here.

Aug. 15, 2014
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Mar. 9, 2014
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SpellSword
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I agree with blackeddj, well said! ^_^

Mar. 8, 2014
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blackeddj
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I'd love GOG to secure more older games and games for older systems via emulation. I've read the comments below that state you can do this yourself illegally but it'd be great to be able to do it legally and GOG surely is the ideal platform for this endeavour :)

Mar. 5, 2014
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Feb. 25, 2014
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gamefood
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"No" from me... I understand GOG as a site only for PC-Games and like "KiNgBrAdLeY7" wrote below, Internet is full of these sites.

Nov. 26, 2013
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Fenrir007
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Officially released emulated roms are more often than not buggy, with a meager selection of features and filters. Look at SEGA for a very clear example of this (Sonic CD is not emulated, but a proper and very good port, before people point this out).

Legalities aside, the easily acquired roms over the internet perform much, much better with the free emulator alternatives that have been actively developed for 10 years or more (and I'm pretty sure no company would license these emulators to bundle them with their roms).

Jul. 7, 2013
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Reviewgamesh
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A total waste of GoG's time and resources.
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Jul. 3, 2013
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foxchild
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Useless request with no bearing on GOG releases as they stand. -1 vote.

Jul. 1, 2013
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chuckwow24
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I play a lot of emulator games and would pay a couple of bucks to have a proper emulator and rom. Nothing more frustrating than getting half way through and finding out the rom is corrupt!

Jun. 16, 2013
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Joyous
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I approve this wish. It has my support.

May. 31, 2013
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graspee
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-1 Vote against.

May. 4, 2013
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KiNgBrAdLeY7
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Come on people... Internet is full of rom sites and emulator sites alike. Be it legal or otherwise. Why this is a bad idea? Because emulators have constant updates, new releases, new configurations and new files. Needs some work to fully understand and properly function. You can do it perfectly well, do not be lazy. Plus aye, GoG is not focused and should not be burdened with this direction. Do it yourself is more satisfactory and rewarding, try it, you might actually like it a lot!

Nov. 2, 2012
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HopeAtLast
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Partly agree :-) Although it'd be nice to play console games, it's outside GOG:s focus as I see it. However, epic or great titles that were only release on other computer platforms like Amiga for example should already be here. :-D As of now we're missing a crucial piece of gaming history! Speaking from own experience, it's rather or very difficult to achieve an accurate emulation just for one hardware setup though. For arbitary hardware and OS mixtures.. whoa! Anyway, would be great!

Jul. 15, 2012
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VisitntX
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In "dotEmu" they sell some games that are already here, but in multilanguage. Like Fallout being in Spanish, German, Italian and English, the Goblins' Trilogy also multilanguage, and so on, like Broken Sword series. Games that at gog.com are only in english. I think some are native multilanguage and that they just are configured in their native tongue. BASS is an example. Just Charging it on SCUMMVM directly you can configure the other languages, also bypassing "-q es" to the command line before "beneath" will also do the trick. Just a language selection in the installer would change the launcher to the selected language. So, I prefer gog.com and I would love to see the games that already were released in a multilanguage way to have them here.

Jul. 1, 2012
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cannard
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Emulated console games would be great, especially for the likes of Sega titles, but CaptainAppleMan's suggestion is probably more reasonable, and an even better idea for a site like this.

Apr. 15, 2012
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WinstonSmith6079
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Yeah, that would be an excellent thing, centralizing not only all such games, but also all Extra/Bonus materials (all docs, music files, Forim here on GOG, etc., whatever, all-inclusive)! And hey, why not? The DOS games already here are emulated games, so why not other platforms besides DOS and Windows only? I mean I love the Winodws and DOS games already here and wanna see even more added. But how about like Commodore 64, Amiga, Apple II, Atari 400/800 and ST, and even old console games as well, like NES, SNES, PlayStation, Atari 2600 VCS and 5200, Intellivision, etc. Yeah, really--just take the whole damn market on good old retro-games! Hey, I'm all for that and so's my wallet! hehehe Jeez, that would just be most awesomest thing EVER! hehehe

Apr. 12, 2012
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CaptainAppleMan
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I don't think GOG should start selling emulated console games, but rather emulated computer games, not PC games, computer games.. And by this I mean the Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and the list goes on.

Apr. 2, 2012
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PsychoticFoetus
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I don't know if I would buy any Amiga/C=64 games. I did buy Amiga Forever from Cloanto so I could get a copy of all the Kickstart ROMS because *every single game* I want to play is already out there on Amiga abandonware sites for free. So as cool as it would be to buy games for Amiga and C=64 emulators, GOG.com would have to bring something *mindblowingly* special to the party. I don't know, a cenralised game launcher that swapped floppies automaticly, people still in the scene cracking the games so they can run from a virtual amiga hdd .... :/ I just don't know. If GOG.com do decide to do this, I believe Jeff Minter of Llamasoft fame has relased his entire Amiga/C=64 catalogue for free use, so there is a good crop of games to start with. Iridis Alpha FTW! (if only that had been ported to teh Amiga)

Mar. 28, 2012
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fisk0
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The other entry is specifically talking about console games though, consoles aren't the only legacy hardware around that you could use emulators for. GOG releases of classic home computer games (Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Tandy CoCo, Atari XE etc.) and arcade cabinets would be amazing.

Mar. 27, 2012
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Protoss
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I mean that I have been ninja'd by him. :D

Mar. 27, 2012
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Protoss
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Okay, I reported it. Thanks, and my apologies to SirCabbage for being ninja'd. ;-)

Mar. 27, 2012
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Kuroko
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You can report duplicated feature requests using the "Options" button in top left corner of this view. It's right next to "Back to wishlist" button. And I'd like to remind everybody that Amiga is a PC. While its not a IBM-PC, it's still a PC.

Mar. 27, 2012
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MichaelPalin
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@Rezorrand I'm sure people is being ninja'd all the time, this tool is only a few hours old.

Mar. 27, 2012
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SirCabbage
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TO be fair, I posted mine only about, 5-10 mins before he posted this one. im sure it was an easy mistake to make

Mar. 27, 2012
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Rezorrand
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Wouldn't it be better to look for your own idea first and if it already exists here, then vote for it. Rather than disperse the wishes over multiple similar requests?

Mar. 27, 2012
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Protoss
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Also see http://www.gog.com/en/wishlist/site/console_games_added_to_gogcom_using_emulators_like_with_dos_games for Console games only.

Mar. 27, 2012
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Protoss
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GOG just will have to be careful to not shift its preferences, i.e. to still offer PC games. Also, this feature can also include Amiga and C64 games that were never ported to PC, those are indeed often Good Old Games.

Mar. 27, 2012
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SirCabbage
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Already made a similar wish myself, I suggest you vote for that too :P Yes, its a great idea and has been done. GOG would be so much better with console games too :P

Mar. 27, 2012
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