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Emulator Enhancer for Mac

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    Aug. 26, 2010
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    Free to try; $30.00 to buy
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5 stars

"Easy install, does what it says, worth the money!"

April 16, 2007  |  By oddyoh

2007-04-16 20:51:29  |  By oddyoh

 |  Version: Emulator Enhancer 2.1.1


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The emulator scene on the Mac just ain't what it is on the Windows side, but this little beauty helps even the score, in typical easy-to-use Mac-like fashion. Now I can use my PS2-to-USB adapter and play all the classics with my Dual Shock controller in full screen on my 24" iMac...good times! I bought this product just about a year ago (51 weeks in fact), and I've only emailed for support once, but it was my fault (using an unsupported emulator), but for what it's worth the reply came in a reasonable amount of time.

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1 stars

"Bad implementation and dodgy tactics leave users..."

July 30, 2006  |  By Superstitious

2006-07-30 12:14:09  |  By Superstitious

 |  Version: Emulator Enhancer 2.0


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Mr. Bannister has released many versions of Emulator Enhancer and many versions of his emulators. When a user like me who purchased a 1.x license and has been busy tries to get Emulator Enhancer working, the user is met with all sorts of problems.

As soon as 2.0 of Emulator Enhancer was released, Mr. Bannister took down the download for 1.6.5 as well as the versions of his emulators that were compatible. Basically, he wanted users to pay for 2.0. He wrote here in reply to me when I mentioned that 1.6.5 is missing saying I should e-mail him to receive it. Why should users have to e-mail him? He shouldn't have taken away 1.6.5 and he shouldn't have taken away the compatible emulators.

After enough people contacted him, he put up an archive of all his emulators, by filename and version. But, the archive is interestingly missing the last version of the GameBoy Advance Emulator BoyCott Advance that is compatible with the last 1.x version of Emulator Enhancer, 0.3.6. The version that he put in the archive, 0.3.5, won't work with Emulator Enhancer 1.6.0 or 1.6.5. The archive has a snotty tone, too, because he says:

"In other news, after numerous requests, there is now an up to date archive of old versions of my emulator projects, including the last versions to work on Mac OS X 10.3.9. Everything on this link is strictly unsupported; if I start getting support queries THIS MIRROR WILL BE REMOVED." (his text is in bold, not caps).

Mr. Bannister's idea of support is novel. Remove all 1.x Emulator Enhancer downloads and all versions of emulators compatible with that, ask people to e-mail him. Put up an archive with a snippy note that's missing versions of emulators compatible with the latest version of 1.x of Emulator Enhancer..

Registering Emulator Enhancer is a big problem, too. Just today, I tried to register it after having a problem (I missed the last digit of the serial number he sent me - I didn't get a serial number when I originally registered Emulator Enhancer), and I was unable to even get to the registration screen. There is no button in Nestopia or RockNES that I can find that takes a person to Emulator Enhancer registration, only a button that takes a person to his web site's page that describes Emulator Enhancer.

I bought Emulator Enhancer to use the, now "not supported" emulator RockNES, which crashed all the time on my iMac. I have barely used the software because it didn't come with a serial number (I didn't know there was one until after I e-mail Mr. Bannister quite a long time later) and I spent most of my time on a laptop I got after registering. I don't feel that, given the numerous problems I've had dealing with this software, that I'm going to get 2.0. I built a Windows computer so I could use more reliable and feature-rich emulators that aren't shareware calling themselves freeware, coupled with the truly frustrating experience of dealing with this software. Sorry, Mr. Bannister, but freeware is software that is free, not crippled. And, although I sympathize you any developer about software piracy, the implementation of Emulator Enhancer 1.x has made me more frustrated than anything coming out of Microsoft, and that's quite a thing to say.

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5 stars

"registered !"

October 25, 2004  |  By hercules

2004-10-25 11:18:47  |  By hercules

 |  Version: Emulator Enhancer 1.5.2


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this is a great way for richard to charge shareware for all the MANY emulators he's written. This guy is amazing - thank you for all this awesome Mac / Retro Support :-)

I've registered now + it's well worth the dosh !!!!!

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5 stars

"Awesome little app"

December 29, 2003  |  By TeknoTurd

2003-12-29 17:10:42  |  By TeknoTurd

 |  Version: Emulator Enhancer 1.4.1


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This app is a must download if you wish to play your emulators with a gamepad! Keep up the good work Mr. Bannister!

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5 stars

"Great Update"

August 07, 2003  |  By erise

2003-08-07 20:36:57  |  By erise

 |  Version: Emulator Enhancer 1.0


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It's a little slower than the old Blitter Library, but it is worth it to have the video drawing correctly on the screen. Plus, it was a free upgrade for me!

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5 stars

"Just tried it out..."

August 07, 2003  |  By NeoOokami

2003-08-07 16:17:35  |  By NeoOokami

 |  Version: Emulator Enhancer 1.0


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And seems to work great thus far. As for those of you complaining about this being another ploy for money. He's giving those that already bought the blitter library a free upgrade. Besides, he ports these things out of his own spare time. He's responsible for 90% of the emulators I use on my Mac, that really says something. If you can't handle paying for a couple <b>extra</b> features then you shouldn't even be using a Mac in the first place really.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4.0
This release introduces no functional changes, but it does fix some minor bugs and modernises some areas of the code that have remained unchanged for the last decade.
Publisher Richard Bannister
Publisher web site
Release Date August 26, 2010
Date Added August 26, 2010
Version 2.4.0
Category Home Software
Subcategory Hobby Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 751.4KB
File Name ee-240.dmg
Total Downloads 5,907
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $30

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