How to Run an Emulator Game

Wikipedia states that an emulator in computer science replicates (provides an imitation of) the functions from one system with a second system. The second system functions similar to (and seems to be the first) system. The focus on replicating exact external behavior contrasts with other kinds of computer simulations which might be merely a simulation of an abstract representation of the system.

The definition given by Layman of “I play N64” is “I make use of my PC to play N64.”

This guideline is devoted to using game emulators (PSone, NES, Gameboy, ect) and by that I mean installing the emulators, then insert them into their proper folders, and then playing them.

Step 1: What console do you want to emulate or obtaining an Emulator

The next step depends on what you wish to play. But, regardless of the game you choose, go to rom-rom.rom.top. They offer a wide range of emulators. The best ones are highly rated and rank at the top.

Visual Boy Advance is an emulator for the Gameboy Advance. I’ll be using it as an example.

Emulators are legal. Any opposition to this fact will be ridiculed

Step 2 Installing the Emulator

Based on which emulator you decide to download, there are two options. You can either open the file with the program winrar, that is extremely simple to use. You can download a trial here The trial lasts indefinetly and there is no need to buy a full version.

by link rom download website

www.rarlab.com/download.htm Make sure you get the one labeled WinRAR x86 (32 bit) 3.90

If you’re lucky, you’ll receive a.exe. The file will automatically extract and install itself after it is double-clicked. Simply select the folder in the location where the emulator is installed.

Step 3 3. Winrar: How To Use It

Visual Boy Advanced will be downloaded if you follow my example. Here are some guidelines for how to do this.

  • 1. Install Winrar If you don’t already have it.
  • 2. For the emulator to be extracted from, create a folder in your desktop. You can name it anything you like, but this is what I’ll use.
  • 3. double click the .rar file.
  • 4. Click on the first file you see by clicking it once.
  • 5. Find the file that you have selected by pressing shift while holding it on your keyboard. Click the mouse while you hold shift. This will select all files in the achive.
  • 6. Click the icon that contains an extract at the top-right of the program
  • 7. Choose the location from which the file is to be extracted


Depending on how big the file is extract can be very quick or take a nap.

Step 4

There is a humorous law that is applicable to games. You must have the game physically owned for a legal rom. If you don’t have the game, but do have the rom, it is illegal.

Here’s what you need to be aware of

Nobody cares

My computer has thousands and thousands of roms. It’s like downloading music from the internet. Nobody is interested anymore

A simple Google search for “roms” will yield results

I’m not responsible for you if you’re caught downloading Roms.

Step 5: Organizing Your Roms

There are two options to finish this job The neat and the messy.

The lazy method involves dumping all your Roms in one folder. This allows you to locate the folder, but can make it difficult to find your roms (depending on how many of them you own).

The best method is to arrange all the roms you download in order, and by that I mean, by system. GBA and N64 roms can be found in the GBA/roms directory, respectively.

If your super neat then you can put the GBA Roms into an abeled folder called “roms” in the file system of the emulator itself. Doing so wont effect preformance.

Step 6 Loading and playing the Rom

This , like almost all the others before it, seems almost impossible.

  • 1. Start the emulator. Install the emulator.
  • 2. After that, choose “file” then “open” after the file has been expanded. This step works for nearly all emulators.
  • 3. Find the location where your Roms are stored and pick the one that interests you.

Step 7: Done

Thank you to everyone who managed to successfully load and then play a game.