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===1. Update to latest version===
 
===1. Update to latest version===
Emulators can have stable builds that are weeks, months, and sometimes even years old. The "stable" version is often times just a randomly picked dev version. That is why the latest dev versions should be preferred. This could solve emulation issues most of the time. Links to dev builds can be found at the pages for [[PCSX-Reloaded|PCSX-R]], [[PCSX2]], [[Dolphin]], [[nullDC]], [http://emulation-general.wikia.com/wiki/DeSmuMe DeSmuME] and [http://emulation-general.wikia.com/wiki/PPSSPP PPSSPP].
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Emulators can have stable builds that are weeks, months, and sometimes even years old. The "stable" version is often times just a randomly picked dev version. That is why the latest dev versions should be preferred. This could solve emulation issues most of the time. Links to dev builds can be found at the pages for [[PCSX-Reloaded|PCSX-R]], [[PCSX2]], [[Dolphin]], [[nullDC]], [[DeSmuME]] and [[PPSSPP]].
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===2. Change settings===
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If you're using a plugin based emulator, graphical glitches and sound issues might be solved by changing the settings or using a different, better plugin altogether.
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*[[Recommended_PS1_Plugins|PS1 Plugins]]
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*[[Recommended_N64_plugins|N64 Plugins]]
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If you're using '''Dolphin''', try switching the graphics backend between OpenGL and Direct3D, and the sound between HLE and LLE.
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For '''PCSX2''', check the [[PCSX2#Issues|issues section of its wiki page]].
  
===2. Change Settings===
 
If you're using a plugin based emulator, graphical glitches and sound issues might be solved by changing the settings.
 
*[http://emulation-general.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_PSX_Plugins PS1 Plugins]
 
*[http://emulation-general.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_N64_Plugins N64 Plugins]
 
 
===3. Review these FAQs:===
 
===3. Review these FAQs:===
 
*[[Emulator Problems FAQ]]
 
*[[Emulator Problems FAQ]]
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===4. Check for known issues===
 
===4. Check for known issues===
 
 
There are resources available for emulators which lists the common known issues with games, and the solutions.
 
There are resources available for emulators which lists the common known issues with games, and the solutions.
 
*[http://wiki.pcsx2.net PCSX2 Wiki]
 
*[http://wiki.pcsx2.net PCSX2 Wiki]
 
*[http://wiki.dolphin-emu.org Dolphin Wiki]
 
*[http://wiki.dolphin-emu.org Dolphin Wiki]
 
*[http://forums.ppsspp.org/showthread.php?tid=1473 PPSSPP Compatibility List]
 
*[http://forums.ppsspp.org/showthread.php?tid=1473 PPSSPP Compatibility List]
*[http://bmgcl.atspace.cc/n64mgcl/N64ConfigList.htm N64 Config List]
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*[http://wiki.libretro.com/index.php?title=Category:Compatibility_Lists libretro Core compatibility lists]
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===5. Check the archives===
 
===5. Check the archives===
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Sometimes, questions may have been asked and answered multiple times in the past. Check the [{{ArchiveURL}} Emulation General archives].
  
Sometimes, questions may have been asked and answered multiple times in the past. Check the Emulation General archives.
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===6. Read the wiki===
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The [[Main Page|rest of the wiki]] may have information you need.
  
[http://archive.foolz.us/vg/ Foolz archive of /vg/]
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===7. Ask Emulation General===
 
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[https://archive.foolz.us/vg/search/subject/emulation%20general/ Previous threads]
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===6. Ask Emulation General===
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If you still can't find a solution, ask Emulation General. Provide relevant details such as:
 
If you still can't find a solution, ask Emulation General. Provide relevant details such as:
*System specs, especially CPU
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*System specs, including CPU and GPU
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*Operating system
 
*Emulator and version
 
*Emulator and version
 
*Emulator settings/plugins
 
*Emulator settings/plugins
*Game details
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*System and game emulated
 
*The problem itself. Do not forget that, because if you do then what comes out makes no sense whatsoever.
 
*The problem itself. Do not forget that, because if you do then what comes out makes no sense whatsoever.
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[[Category:FAQs]]
 
[[Category:FAQs]]

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