Hello. I have a question to ask you.
Is there a way or means to play an Atari 2600, Atari 5200, and Atari 7800, and the ColecoVision era gaming generation (late 1970s thru mid/late 1980s) compatible arcade-like games from the past on the latest PC's like my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit? I'm interested in 'how' I can play these arcade-like games.
I am ultimately looking for *2* DIFFERENT answers and solutions for 2 DIFFERENT methods, but for THIS question/thread I am only asking for ONE method (or 'part'). Reason: I have divided this question into 2 questions/threads due to the different method arrangements this question's/thread's EE zones it needs to be placed in.
Let me elaborate:
PART 2. Software based: I am also wondering if there are software games THEMSELVES (the second generation console based games; NOT based on modern era gaming generation) that can be played DIRECTLY FROM the PC. Games NOT applicable would be Nintendo platforms forwards -- for example: Nintendo, PlayStation, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360 to name a few) that can be played DIRECTLY FROM the modern PC (desktop or laptop) whether:
(A.) from a online server-side in a client-server computer networking (like most games are now played for group competitions)…
(B.) even the installation of a software package of yesteryear arcade-like games to install into my Windows 7 64-bit for personal enjoyment? What are the websites for a online server-side in a client-server computer networking and/or the selling of software package of yesteryear arcade-like games that I can install?
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