Post by ommadawnyawn2 on Feb 4, 2016 15:31:14 GMT -5
Me and a buddy would like to try this since he lives pretty far away, but he's on a Mac while I'm on a PC. Are there any emulators that work well under these conditions? Maybe something browser based? Thanks.
Edit: Posting a Racketboy reply to avoid repeated advice: "The Mac can run Bootcamp and simply dual-boot into windows for full speed and compatability with everything. It's surprisingly easy to do.
To run Windows emulators within Mac OS (windowed or full-screen) there are several Virtual Machine/compatability layer programs available: Parallels, Wine, VMWare, or VirtualBox will allow most PC emulators to run.
Then you just need to figure out which Windows emulators will play online.
Kaillera is the usual way to multiplay using windows. Dunno anything about it on mac, but it might have mac emulators too.
In your browser:
nesbox.com and snesbox.com used to have multiplayer through browser, but got destroyed. I don't think there's anything like that anymore?
One last thing that theoretically should work; You could TeamViewer to each other. One of you would host the emulator and the video would stream to the other who's controls would be sent to the emulator.
Configure keyboard controls for 2 player & use joy2key (or equivalent for mac) for the 2nd player to use a real controller. Could play any game available for either system."
The problem with TeamViewer is that it is not designed for games; rather, it is designed for low-bandwidth remote support/remote access. You will get very poor framerates or even awful input lag if you're using a remote access software to fake multiplayer support.
Post by Purple Moss on Feb 5, 2016 17:12:24 GMT -5
FightCade allows you to play several arcade games online. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, but I don't really know if it allows cross-plaform multiplayer. I suppose it does. You should try it!