Hey GAF, this week I took some time to put the dust off my Saturn and play some good old Saturn goodness. Man, this console is aging well, each time I'm giving it some time I'm still always having a ton of fun.
The more I was gaming on it, the more I was wondering ''How would this look on a PC with an emulator?''. Because we all know that Saturn's graphics looks like shit on a HDTV. I had a good experience with Dolphin so I quickly searched a few times during this week for which emulator is working better and what I needed to make everything works properly, I found this, but I didn't make anything concrete since I was already playing on Saturn. Today I kicked my ass and make the move, two words: No regrets. I took a major part of my day to rip my favorite games from my collection into my PC. EVERYTHING is working well! 3D games are still looking very pixelated, but its still much cleaner and more colorful than what the Saturn is giving with it's cables on any modern TVs. 2D games on the other hand looks great, I literally can't ask for more on this. The sound is great too and it's really better on my PC's audio set than on my TV's speakers.
The reason of this thread? Helping all those avid Saturn's fans here on GAF maximizing their Saturn experience and share their love for the console and its holy library! I tried a lot of things in order to optimise my original Saturn's setup, like buying a SCART cable with a scart/component box to get the best screen quality possible, it cost a lot and my TV is not working with it. I tried S-video cable, but when I was to plug it in I realized my TV didn't even have a S-video input (fail...I know! XD). So now I'm going with an emulator. Next for me is now to obtain a Saturn USB controller! :)
Here you have the most recent version of SSF. You will still need a BIOS to run the emulator properly, the tutorial below will explain all of the step for you to enjoy your Saturn library on your PC. :)
Here is a tutorial for SSF. I used DaemonTools for the virtual drive and imgburn to rip my games. The emulator can work with the real Saturn CDs directly in your drive too.
If you want it to work properly you should update your DirectX drivers right here.
I do not support piracy, every game pictures I'll be showing come from games in my personal collection.
Here are some shots I took with SSF:
X-Men vs Street Fighter:
Biohazard, featuring Chris enjoying being uncensored (All cutscenes are working perfectly in every game I tried. ^^)
All three Parodius are working perfectly too. :D
Radiant Silvergun, I didn't tested it entirely, just 50% of it, I had no problem so I guess there will be none for the rest of the game.
Oh, I almost forgot this one, Daytona USA, PERFECT TOO! ROLLING STAAAAAAAART!!!
Retro GAF Unite!
- Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Appreciation Thread of HIGH DEFINITION GRAPHICS™
- The Sega master system appreciation thread of SegaScope 3D!
- Sega Dreamcast - Appreciation and Emulation Thread
- The NES / Famicom Appreciation Thread: Now you're playing with power!
- SNES Game Collecting
- PS1 Appreciation/Collectors Thread of Ugly-Ass Polygons
- GB/GBC/GBA Collecting Thread
- The Nintendo GameCube Appreciation and Collecting Thread
- The Nintendo 64 Appreciation/Collecting/Emulation Thread.
Gentlemen, start your engines! After trying this I'd say this is the best Saturn Experience for anybody wanting the best of their Saturn's CDs. God bless Saturn!!! :D