How to Run old Console Games on Windows 7

MatthewA By MatthewA, 23rd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It is possible to run a variety of old console games on Windows 7, and other Windows OS. This is largely down to software called emulators. What is emulator software? Emulation software is software that will emulate old game consoles on Windows PC. As such, with appropriate emulation software you can run a variety of old console games for consoles such as NES, N64, Sega Genesis, and Atari consoles.

How to Run old Console Games on Windows 7

To begin with therefore, you need to find a suitable console emulator. If you have a less advanced PC then you should consider older game console emulators than those for more recent game consoles. Whichever console you are interested in, there are a number of good websites which include downloads for a variety of console emulators. Consider visiting the website Emulator Zone which is recommended.

From Emulator Zone you can then download a variety of emulation software for a number of old game consoles. To download select the game console of interest, and then there may be a variety of potential console emulators for this. Emulator Zone rates these, so consider downloading the emulator software that has the best rating.

Select download and then a suitable folder destination for the software emulator. Your own personal folder on Windows 7 has a download folder that would be suitable. After the emulator has downloaded you can then open and install the emulation software from the download folder. Again, another folder will then be required, so set-up an emulator software folder to install to.

All that is then required are some ROMs, or games, for the emulator. Overall, there are a few ROM directories which provide a number of ROM game titles for the various console emulators. As a starting point consider browsing the ROMs provided at the Emulator Zone. To download select a relevant ROM for the console emulator. You should download the ROM to the same folder as the installed emulator.

Once the emulator and ROM have been downloaded, you can then begin playing the console game. Select the emulation software icon from its folder to run. Then, you will also need to select the ROM from the software emulator. Usually, there is an open ROM file option to select a ROM.

As such, with emulator software you can run a variety of old console games on Windows 7. There are a number of console emulators that have a variety of old console games which can be downloaded and installed as covered in this article.


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24th Nov 2015 (#)

Interesting, but with Windows 10 taking over, those Console games will need to be updated...

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