Virtual Consoles FAQ
?Is it free to use Virtual Consoles?
Yes, Virtual Consoles is an absolutely free service. We even decided not to use any advertisement on the emulator pages for the best user experience.
?Where can I find old games?
As you may already realized we are not another pirated gaming site so we only make an old game available if it’s a freeware or we have the copyright owner approval to do this. Currently this means that you should bring you own games to play online. We are also working on finding a legal way for publishing old games and make it available for retro gaming enthusiastic hopefully in the near future.
?Which browser do you support?
Almost each emulator comes from different source so there would be differences in browser support. For best overall experience use the latest version of modern browsers like Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox.
?Do you support mobile devices?
Most emulators can run on mobile platforms, but due to physical keyboard and/or usb gamepads needed for playing retro games, you can enjoy best user experience on desktop environments. Some of our emulators support mobile devices with touchpad controls.
?Do you support usb gamepad?
It depends on the emulator. Several online emulators at Virtual Consoles can detect usb gamepads. If not you can use your keyboard which mapped to joystick controls.
?There is no sound, what can I do?
First try to unmute the emulator if an audio on/off button or icon available (the default setting is mute). Most of the emulator use WebAudio API which some of the browsers not implemented yet so you should try another one.
?The emulator doesn’t work. What can I do?
You should try using another browser, mostly the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome and a faster computer, as far as possible a desktop one. All the emulators on Virtual Consoles are experimental and as free services we cannot guarantee that the emulators work in all environments.
?A certain game doesn’t start or doesn’t run properly or it's very slow. What should I do?
If a certain game doesn’t start it’s because the certain online emulator is experimental. If a certain game doesn’t run properly, for example it's very slow, you should try to load it on another browser and/or computer.
?Is there any warranty of using emulator services/programs on Virtual Consoles?
?What kind of technology Virtual Consoles is using?