Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions that we receive from our visitors. If the following below does not help, try our tutorial or contact us here.
Emulation is the process of simulating hardware of one machine on another, so in our case, playing SNES, Genesis, N64, etc. games on your PC.
An emulator is the program that simulates the machine you wish to run, so in our case, an emulator allows you to run SNES, Genesis, N64, etc. game images on your PC.
ROM stands for Read Only Memory. It is the image of the actual game; for example: Super Smash Bros. This is basically a file that has been converted from a game cartridge or CD so that you can run it on your computer.
Certain emulators run certain ROMs better, depending on their compatibility, so try running the ROM with different emulators. If the ROM still doesn't work, it's most likely that it's corrupt (not playable).
Some games are protected by the ESA and are illegal to distribute. We fully support the gaming industry, so if you really like those games, buy them!
You may post your question in our forums and I am sure one of our loyal users will be more than happy to answer it.