3DS Simulation?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by MrJason005, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. MrJason005
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    So the 3DS is based around ARM architecture.
    I also thought that the Raspberry Pi also is based around ARM architecture.
    Could we somehow simulate a 3DS ala-virtualbox on the Raspberry Pi?
    Perhaps there are a lot of problems I'm not familiar with... in which case, do let me know!
     
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    no.
     
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    No. In the same way that a PowerMac can't simulate a Wii, and a PC can't simulate an XBone or PS4.

    The CPU is only a tiny fraction of the hardware, albeit a very important one.
     
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    You mean an emulator? Citra. But have fun getting anything to run on it...
     
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    I mean a simulator, not an emulator.
     
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    Simulator =/= virtualbox... virtualbox is an emulator, simulator would be VR
     
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    VirtualBox isn't an emulator, it's a hypervisor.
     
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    It's a hypervisor. It's not an emulator in the widly accepted definition of the word because most components of the system aren't emulated. Calling a VM host an emulator just confuses things for everybody involved.
     
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    No hardware needed for simulations is missing. For instance the PICA (the GPU) is something the Pi or any other computer or device doesn't have so nothing can simulate the 3DS. Citra is improving quite fast and emulation is a very good alternative.

    Ps. the GPU is not the only missing hardware
     
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