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4. Playing Classic Console Games > Emulate 16-Bit Systems in Windows

Emulate 16-Bit Systems in Windows

Relive the 16-bit wars all over again on your home computer.

Some of us might find it hard to believe that the three great 16-bit systems— the venerable Super Nintendo, the epochal Sega Genesis, and the hardcore favorite TurboGrafx-16—actually fall into the realm of retro gaming. For those of you still in denial, consider this: children born when the SNES was released are entering high school this year.

I’ll pause for a moment so we can all weep for our lost, fleeting youth.

Better now? Hard as it is to process, the great 16-bitters, hardware from an age when the number of bits your system’s CPU could process was the end-all-be-all of fanboy arguments, are now old relics. But there’s an upside to all this—whereas 16-bit emulation was merely a gleam in a hacker’s eye a decade ago, it’s now routine. High-quality emulators exist for the SNES, Genesis, and other 16-bit systems, and in this hack I’ll cover the best of them.


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