- OS: Win Xp 32.
- Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP.
- Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series or NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200.
- System Memory: 256 MB RAM.
- Storage: 75 MB Hard drive space.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was a powerful device for its time.
It was a time before your Play stations and X box’s, simpler times. This is a tutorial for an emulator, the JNES, that brings those simpler times back to life on your PC, yes ladies and gentlemen, I am talking about NES emulation!!!!!!
Step 1: Get the necessary files
Download the emulator’s zip from here http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/nes/jnes.html. Then create a folder on your hard drive called JNES and extract the zip files contents into it.
Next, create a subfolder, in your JNES folder, and name it Games (you guessed it, this is where you will be keeping the games).
Download NES roms from http://coolrom.com/roms/nes/ and save them in your brand new shiny Games folder.
Remember, most roms from most sites come as a zip file however, you do not need to unzip those zip files to play the games stored within them. The emulator has a built in mechanism that allows it to read the data within zip files without unzipping them first. Hence, all you will need to do is navigate to the game’s zip file, through the emulator, and double click on it.
Step 2: Setup the Emulator
Double click on the Jnes.exe file to open the emulator. Once it shows up click on file
then click open. Once the navigation window shows up navigate to your Games folder and pick the game you want to play.
However, before you can play the game you must configure it, specifically the button configuration which will allow you to control and input commands for specific actions in the games. To configure the controls go to Options è Input è Player 1 wait for a second and the configuration window will pop up.
Now, as you can see, there are buttons beside each input on the side of this menu. Keep the configuration you want in your head and left click on one of the buttons, then press the keyboard key that you want to use for that button’s corresponding input. Do that for all the buttons and you will be set. Then click OK to save the changes and start playing some games!!
Step 4: Miscellaneous adjustments
If you want to change the screen size to suit your fancy, want bigger things to look at or just want a better resolution for your specific Windows system then go to Options è Window and choose your resolution settings.