Hi there, I am CPDC-10's boyfriend.
He invited me to join this discussion, so here I am.
I wonder why would you guys still like to use Nesticle.
It used to be one of the best Nintendo emulator, but not anymore. The author gave up on it more than 1 and a half years ago. The sound emulation is outdated.
It does not support that many mappers.
I would suggest you to check out www.zophar.net
There are all kinds of emulators, including SNES, NES,
Playstation I, arcade, gameboy, gameboy color, gameboy advance (it's just amazing, gb advance just released in Japan a few months ago, and there is one emulator that can run 24 commercial games already.)
There are also emulators for simulate other computers, such as Macintosh. ie: running Macintosh OS on Windows.
Among those NES emulators, I personally think Unofficial Nester is the best so far. It supports so many different mappers, Graphic and sound emulation is nearly perfect. It supports jobstick, gamepad , netplay.
Also, make sure to try out SNES9x or ZSNES if you like
If you get a fast computer, make sure to try out Impact (an arcade emulator), it's really cool.
Yukee @@- with tilted glasses