3DS homebrew emulator capabilities?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by EpicLink, Nov 29, 2014.

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Will it be able to run a PS1 emulator?

  1. yeahh maybe

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  2. NOPE, to weak

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  1. EpicLink
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    Now that The 3DS Homebrew scene if finally kicking off, theoretically what do you think the hardware will be able to emulator? Anything pre N64 will run smooth, thats a given (going off the original DS capabilities and the 3DS hardware upgrade from there) but what about PS1 Games? or Nintendo 64 for that matter. from what i understand the 3DS is between the Wii and gamecube in terms of power (but can outperform them in some aspects), with that the Wii ran N64 emulator great and PS1.... decent. maybe with some insanely good coding the 3DS might one day run PS1 games? The PSP could do it so theoretically the 3DS should be able too!


    What do you guys think, what Systems will the 3DS be able to emulate?
    what systems do you want to see emulated?
     
  2. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

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    Apparently everyone hates the PICA because it's difficult to program for, so we'll have to see what happens with that. The PS1 emulator was made by Sony also, the psp has the same cpu type as the ps1.
     
  3. PercentSevenC

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    This has been discussed many times before. Personally, I'd not hold my breath for fast PS1/N64 emulators on the 3DS for a variety of reasons, the most important of which being the general lack of interest in homebrew development on consoles compared to the PSP days.

    If you want portable emulators, buy an Android phone and a good Bluetooth controller.
     
  4. ILOVEPIE

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    it depends upon if the ps1 had a fixed graphics pipeline or not, if it was a fixed pipeline then sure, if not then we're screwed.
     
  5. Kippykip

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    My 1.2ghz laptop runs epsxe without lag or skipping at 800mhz battery mode
    at 640x480 resolution with a 16mb video card (Can run higher but doesn't look much better)
    Also the PSP could handle PS1 completely fine with homebrew and that's a less powerful than 3DS

    Correct me if i'm wrong but I think the 3DS should be able to run decent ps1 emulation
     
  6. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    But the PSP uses virtualization not emulation, that, and both consoles use MIPS architecture.
     
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  7. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    PSP is a bad example. It uses the sameCPU as the PS1 (MIPS R3000), clocked 10 times faster. Also why it's capable of N64 (uses a R4300@90MHz)
    3DS uses ARM11@268MHz.
    Still, a PS1 emu should be possible, even at a PoC level.
     
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  8. the_randomizer

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    Clock speed is only part of the equation but not the entire answer. architecture, instruction set, etc all contribute to how fast emulators run. Once more, PSX isn't emulated, it's being virtualized.