Trying to get Trevor McFur to run on it but even with a zip file and the same type of file inside it like in the working demo game, it just gives me a black screen, no matter how much I fiddle with it.
From my personal experience, the only decent Jaguar emulator is the T2K emulator linked on Jeff Minters forum at www.yakyak.org/viewtopic.php?t=41691, so you may have to try that. It plays Tempest 2000 perfectly, and it appears to support Trevor McFur as well from briefly testing it.
It's a shame that Jaguar emulation is still minimal at best 25+ years later, such that I actually bought a PAL Jaguar just to play the few good games on it while the console was still affordable to mere mortals. Now the prices for games and consoles are starting to sky-rocket.
OK, I've done some testing using the 64-bit version of Virtual Jaguar 2.1.2, and it definitely seems like it's now the best emulator in terms of games supported, but there are still a tonne of caveats with that:
Virtual Jaguar requires a USB controller to work properly. For whatever reason, mapping the controller to the keyboard will only randomly works in some games.
Some games only work in PAL mode, and some only in NTSC.
The notoriously difficult to emulate games will still generally fail to boot outright, or be unplayable in-game. This includes Cybermorph, Club Drive, Power Drive Rally, Super Burnout and White Men Can't Jump from my testing.
Program lock-ups are common on game crashes (same as the T2K emulator)
Still, it supports more games than I was expected (Fight for Life and Checkered Flag work, surprisingly), and more than the T2K emulator. The only thing to take notice is that the software path in the options dialog correctly points to where your .jag ROM's are, that the fast blitter option is enabled and that the ROM's are the right file extension (which as noted in an earlier post, can be simply renamed without problems occurring). Hope this info helps anyone curious about Jag emulation.
You seem to have made it your personal mission to make condescending, unhelpful posts in the emulation section of this forum. This guy is having trouble getting this game to run in a certain emulator. Posting "it works fine in that emulator" does nothing to help him get to the root of his issue. Why even bother replying, in that case? What did you think that would accomplish?
That's a fair point, and I do apologize for diverting the thread like this. My knowledge of the Jaguar begins and ends with renting the console and a few games from my local video store back in the late 90s, so there's not much I can add to the main discussion of this thread. However, your behavior in this section of the forum has been an issue for a long time, and I'm not the only one who's noticed it. You're always acting like people are stupid for asking any questions where the answer might be obvious to you, and when you do offer constructive advice, it comes across as though it's through gritted teeth.
If you really think questions about emulation are so annoying, please just stop replying in this section of the forum.
Wait, so I'm supposed to put emoticons at the end of each post to let everyone know I'm not calling anyone stupid or gritting my teeth? Unless I'm directly insulting someone, I am not acting superior at all. Maybe it's because English is not my native language, but other than that, I don't know what to tell you.
I've a somewhat extensive list of games that does and does not work on the Virtual Jaguar emulator, among 2 more lists for the other 2 emulators, which are Project Tempest and Phoenix Project. I'll post the list when i have the chance so stay tuned
OK, so here's a somewhat extensive list of games that do and do not work on the Virtual Jaguar emulator as of 2018. I did this for one of the Facebook groups dedicated to the Jaguar Here's the rundown:
- Aircars: It works but the controls go hairwire as son as you get to the menu. - Alien Vs Predator: It works but framerate is slow and it gets worse on the Predator and Alien ships. - Arena Football '95: It works but sprites are not visible and the controls go hairwire. - Asteroids by iThink (Previously undumped technical demo until i got the .ABS file from one of the few souls who preserved it [Thanks a lot Lars!] and dumped it online on one of the Jaguar Facebook groups on November 11 of last year): After it gives you the first Red Screen of Death, turn off the emulator then turn it back on and it'll work great! - Atari Karts: It Works but after you finish the first track on Borregas Cup it crashes. - Attack of the Mutant Penguins: It doesn't work. - Barkley Shut Up and Jam (alpha): It works but the menus are glitched up up the ass and the game plays way too fast for it's own good. - Barkley Shut Up and Jam: It doesn't work. - BattleSphere: It works but you can't get past the set-up menu after that. - BattleSphere Gold: Same as above. - Beebris: It works. - Black Out!: It doesn't work. - Breakout 2000: It works but the sound emulation is borderline fatal. - Brett Hull NHL Hockey: It works but once you get past the Dynacam screen, it crashes. - Brutal Sports Football: It works. - Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales: It works. - Cannon Fodder: It works. - Checkered Flag (alpha): It works. - Checkered Flag: It works but plays way too fast. - Club Drive (beta); It doesn't work. - Club Drive: It barely works before it crashes. - Cybermorph (alpha): It doesn't work. - Cybermorph 1MB & 2MB: Same as above. - Dark Guardian Episode 1 - Unknown Enemy: It works but it's glitched up beyond belief. - Defender 2000 (beta): It works. - Defender 2000: Same as above. - Degz: It works. - Downfall: Same as above. - Do The Same: It doesn't work. - Doom: It doesn't work. - Double Dragon V - The Shadow Falls: It works. - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: It works but it's glitched up. - Evolution - Dino Dudes: It works. - Expressway: It works. - Fast Food 64 (I was one of the testers for this homebrew release last year): It works. - Fever Pitch Soccer: It works but the controls are messed up in the menu. - Fight for Life (beta #1): It works but plays way too fast. - Fight for Life (beta #2): It barely works before crashing. - Fight for Life: It barely works but picks up once you get to the gameplay. - Flashback - The Quest for Identity: It works. - Gryzzles: It works. - H.E.R.O. (3ofps demo): It works. - H.E.R.O. (60fps demo): It works. - HMS Raptor: It works. - Hover Strike: It crashes before you land on the planet. - Hyper Force: After you pass the briefing screen, it crashes. - I-War: It works but has loads of issues. - International Sensible Soccer: It works. - Iron Soldier: It crashes before you start any of the missions. - Iron Soldier 2 (beta): Same as above. - Iron Soldier 2: Same as the other 2. - J_ (demo): It works. - Jack Nickalus Cyber Golf (Rev.1): It works. - Jack Nickalus Cyber Golf (Rev.2): Same as above. - JagMatch: It works. - Jaguar Hockey League '13 & '15: Same as with BHH. - Jetpac (Set to be a hidden mini-game in the unreleased Slam Racer): It works. - Kasumi Ninja: It works but it has some graphical glitches and the selection screen moves slow. - Kobayashi Maru: It works - Missile Command 3D: Virtual mode controls sluggish, making it unplayable, the same goes to 3D and Original. - Missile Command VR: Same as above. - Native: It doesn't work - NBA Jam T.E.: It works. - Orion Jaguar Collection: It works. - Phase Zero: It doesn’t work - Pinball Fantasies: It works but has sound issues - Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure: It works. - Project One: It works. - Pong! (A small demo by Virtual Xperience that was not meant to be seen until it was leaked years ago): It works. - Power Drive Rally: It crashes before you start a race. - Protector: It works. - Protector S.E.: Same as above. - Raiden: It works but controls are screwed up. - Rayman (alpha): It works. - Rayman (beta): It works but once you reach Gong Heights, it's over. - Rayman: It works but has one small issue; If you trigger certain spots that spawns secrets it’ll crash the game. - Ruiner Pinball: It doesn’t work due to a quirk with the game that disables the M68000 after the boot screen - Rocks Off! (it works). - Skycopter II: It doesn't work - Skyhammer: It works but after a few second of gameplay, it crashes. - Slam Racer (a unreleased racing game from 1996 by Sinister Developmrnts, which the authors included a small demo on the CD release of Painter for the Jag in the 2000s fand said demo was extracted and leaked to the net years ago): It crashes before you start the race. - Speedster II: It doesn't work - Soccer Kid: It works - SpaceWar 2000: It works - Super Burnout (beta): It crashes - Super Burnout: After the menu it crashes. - Supercross 3D: It works but with serious graphical & sound issues. - Superfly DX: It works. - Surronded: It doesn't work. - Syndicate: It works. - Tempest 2000: It works but not like it does on Project Tempest. - The Maxx: It works. - The Quest: It works but after the second level the game crashes. - Thea Realm Fighters (Alpha: It works but it's glitched up. Beta: It works but it's very glitchy. HVSCMAZE: It doesn't work). - Theme Park: It’s glitched but it works. - Tiny Toon Adventures (alpha): It works but it'll crash at some points. - Tiny Toon Adventures - Plucky Duck in Hollywood Hijinks: It works. - Total Carnage: It works. - Towers II: Plight of the Stargazer: It barely works. - Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy (beta): It works. - Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy: Same as above. - uFly: It works. - Tory Aikman NFL Football: It works. - Ultimate Brain Games: It works. - Ultra Vortex (near-finished beta): It doesn't work. - Ultra Vortek: Same as above - Virtual VCS: It works. - White Men Can't Jump: It doesn't work. - Wolfenstein 3D: It doesn't work - Worms: It works. - Val'd Isere Skiing and Snowboarding: It works but the emulation screws the animation of the hills, making it unplayable. - Zero 5: It works...until you arrive at the first Canyon Rally stage, then it crashes. - Zool 2: After a few seconds of gameplay, it crashes. - Zoop: Crashes after the "Licensed by Atari" screen.
Of course, depending on your computer, experience may vary. Hope this helps!