Jump to content
LaunchBox Community Forums
PowerCooker

Saturn emulation - is it just crap

Recommended Posts

Ok this is now getting off topic.

I gave you the 3 options on emulating Saturn and all the necessary links to get you up and running and we're here to help out if needed.

Going on and on about how other emulators and games are is pointless.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok well back on track

is SSF (or is it sse again?) if I wanted to just play 1 game is that any easier to use? I heard its meant to be better than yuabuse but its more difficult to get to work? is that actually true or is it more easier than what I'm thinking it is

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WIth SSF you will need to mount your disk images with Daemon Tools or have actual disks in the CD drive of you PC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need Daemon tools or some equivalent to use SSF.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

crap..........I don't have a dvd drive anymore........I never used it so took it out and just used the sata cable to connect my 2nd hdd

I assume these daemon tools make the bin/cue into a single type of iso file? then the ssf boots up thinking its loading an actual disk?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anything it's harder to set up. Just watch Brad's video tutorial, he goes step by step on how to set up the Mednafen Saturn core in RetroArch. If you simply copy what he does you will be playing Guardian Heroes in 10 minutes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what do the games look like once full screen in madnafen? - ie do they look good still or become a pixelated mess

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, SSF is more effort to setup with Daemon Tools and using a batch file to mount and unmount your disk image in Launchbox.

Here is how Guardian Heroes looks in my Mednafen setup with scanlines.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The FMV like all FMV looks spectacular.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Since Guardian Heroes was brought up here I would like to ask which version are you using? I recently set up Mednafen through RetroArch and LaunchBox and Guardian Heroes is the only game that doesn't work. I keep getting the "Uncorrectable sector 0" error. I tried every USA version out there, including the more recent one by Darkwater. I checked the cue files, the names match. Tried renaming them to something simpler, didn't help. I have no idea what could be causing this problem. 

I could rip my own copy but I have no idea how to do that, don't even have a CD drive anymore. And I also doubt it's a bad dump issue so I think it would be for nothing anyway.

Edited by edugr10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dumped my copy using ImgBurn and it worked just fine.

The "Uncorrectable sector 0" error is repairable though. You can use CD Mage to fix it .

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
35 minutes ago, lordmonkus said:

I dumped my copy using ImgBurn and it worked just fine.

The "Uncorrectable sector 0" error is repairable though. You can use CD Mage to fix it .

 

Gave CDMage a try. Both cue files I have show no errors. I'm loading the .cue and selecting "scan for corruption". Is there something else I need to do?

Edited by edugr10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even if the scan shows no errors have CD Mage generate a new cue + bin and try it out.

Also, if you have a long file name that can cause problems.

I have fixed several disk images using CD Mage but it is possible that you may just need a different dump of the game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried scanning the .bin file and got thousands of corrupted sectors. Just to be clear, which one do you scan to fix your images, the cue or the bin?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe you load the cue into CD Mage but it's been a while since I have used it so my memory could be wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did what you suggested of simply generating a new cue/bin and the problem is fixed! Thanks a bunch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sega Saturn has always been one of the most difficult systems to emulate.  You have to be patient and willing to learn.  The Saturn is definitely on of those trial and error emus.  Great information in this thread.  For years we only had Yabuse which was difficult to use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really don't get it why people say SSF is complicated, it works really good and easy to use with launchbox, I never mounted a single ISO, plus SSF has less lag then Mednafen and no tricks like the Yabause that cannot run all games with the same config.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not exactly sure how you managed to play any games with SSF without mounting a disk image or inserting an game disk in your CD drive since SSF requires this. Though it could be possible they added the ability to straight up load image files without mounting them in a virtual cd drive in a very recent release. I have not kept up with it in the last year since Mednafens release with Saturn support.

As for the input lag I have not done testing of this myself, I do not have the equipment to do so. I have read though from more than one source saying that SSFs input lag is bad but so is Mednafens compared to other mainstream emulators. I have not found either to have bad enough input lag to make any game unplayable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×