Japan: November 22, 1994
North America: May 11, 1995
Europe: July 8, 1995
-One of the best controller in the video game industry
-A LOT of arcade perfect port, A LOT.
-One of the first consoles to have an online multiplayer feature
Best emulator available at the moment:
SSF (Link down there) is the most accurate one, however you will not be able to up the native resolution, which isn't a big deal.
Yabause (Link down there) CAN up native resolution, but it's a lot more prone to bugs, crashes and all sorts of problems. Contrary to SSF, there are people actually working on it.
Hey ResetEra! This week (originally 6 years ago, lol) I took some time to put the dust off my Saturn and play some good old Saturn goodness. Man, this console is aging well, each time I'm giving it some time I'm still always having a ton of fun.
The more I was gaming on it, the more I was wondering ''How would this look on a PC with an emulator?''. Because we all know that Saturn's graphics looks like shit on a HDTV. I had a good experience with Dolphin so I quickly searched a few times during this week for which emulator is working better and what I needed to make everything works properly, I found this, but I didn't make anything concrete since I was already playing on Saturn. Today I kicked my ass and make the move, two words: No regrets. I took a major part of my day to rip my favorite games from my collection into my PC. EVERYTHING is working well! 3D games are still looking very pixelated, but its still much cleaner and more colorful than what the Saturn is giving with it's cables on any modern TVs. 2D games on the other hand looks great, I literally can't ask for more on this. The sound is great too and it's really better on my PC's audio set than on my TV's speakers.
The reason of this thread? Helping all those avid Saturn's fans here on ERA maximizing their Saturn experience and share their love for the console and its holy library! I tried a lot of things in order to optimise my original Saturn's setup, like buying a SCART cable with a scart/component box to get the best screen quality possible, it cost a lot and my TV is not working with it. I tried S-video cable, but when I was to plug it in I realized my TV didn't even have a S-video input... So now I'm going with an emulator. Next for me is now to obtain a Saturn USB controller! :)
Here you have the most recent version of SSF. You will still need a BIOS to run the emulator properly, the tutorial below will explain all of the step for you to enjoy your Saturn library on your PC. :)
Here is a tutorial for SSF. I used DaemonTools for the virtual drive and imgburn to rip my games. The emulator can work with the real Saturn CDs directly in your drive too.
If you want it to work properly you should update your DirectX drivers right here.
Here you can find the latest versions of Yabause.
I do not support piracy, every game pictures I'll be showing come from games in my personal collection. Piracy talk won't be tolerated.
Here are some shots I took with SSF:
X-Men vs Street Fighter
Biohazard - featuring Chris enjoying being uncensored, savoring that cigarette.
Jikkyou Osyaberi Parodius - All three Parodius are working perfectly too, btw. :D
Daytona USA - Rooooolliiiiing STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAART!
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Nintendo 64 |OT| Appreciation and Emulation Thread
Sega Genesis/Mega Drive |OT| Blast Processing with the GOAT
Sega CD/Mega CD Appreciation Thread of Welcome to the Next Level
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The Ripping Thread |OT| How to build your own legitimate ROM library
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! After trying this I'd say this is the best Saturn Experience for anybody wanting the best of their Saturn's CDs. God bless Saturn!!! :D