Emulator It is a term from the Latin word aemulātor which refers to that which emulates: that is imitates the operation or action of something else. The concept can be used as adjective or as noun.

EmulatorThe notion of emulator is often used in the field of computing to allude to program that enables the execution of software on a platform other than the one for which it was created. Emulators want emulated software to work exactly the same as it did in the original architecture.

To achieve emulation, you need to access the documentation of the system that is intended to reproduce or appeal to the call reverse engineering. The purpose of the emulator is to recreate the functionality of the software in a different environment.

The most popular emulators are those that seek to bring video games from consoles or arcade machines to a computer. Thanks to these emulators, the user of a Pc you can enjoy video games of Arcadian, PlayStation, Sega Mega Drive or Super nintendo, to mention a few possibilities.

These emulators are responsible for running a ROM image. It is a file that stores a copy of the information of a memory of only reading (in English, read only memory; namely, ROM), corresponding to the original video game tape, floppy disk or cartridge.

An emulator of Sega Mega Drive or Genesis on a computer, this way, you can run the ROM image of the game “Sonic the Hedgehog”, to indicate an option. This means that the person using the computer has the possibility to play games. “Sonic the Hedgehog” as if I had the 16 bit console for which the play.