Question Any possibility of a ps2 emulator?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by PiegoDagotto, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. PiegoDagotto
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    The title says it all c:
     
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  2. Small Kat

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    No c:
     
  3. JellyPerson

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    Could happen, but highly unlikely. The PS2 is a notoriously hard system to emulate. You're better off just buying a PS2 as they are dirt cheap lol
     
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    Yet we still got (pc) emulators for PS2 long before anything halfway decent for n64. or saturn. Or even xbox, which is really odd, seeing as it was essentially just a pc with it's own special OS.
     
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    Dude, ever heard of UltraHLE? May have sucked, but it ran N64 games at playable framerates. In 1999.
     
  6. Techjunky90

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    N64 & Saturn have been running on arm chipsets for years, ps2 not so much. There's like 1 open source emulator that runs on arm with horrible frame rates & 1 paid emulator that is all stolen code & gets somewhat decent frame rates by using speed hacks and what not.
     
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  7. TimeMaster

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    I really wish, but idk. I can't really say I see it coming, at least not in a very playable format
     
  8. smf

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    Are you thinking of ps1?

    Although the original xbox is similar, it's different enough that high level emulation is difficult and low level emulation is too slow. Microsoft were pretty clever, every time they released an SDK they randomised the system DLL ordinals & they released SDKs very often.
     
  9. TimeMaster

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    Damn, that was pretty smart of them
     
  10. pinbi7

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    Yes,the possibilities are endless
     
  11. TimeMaster

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    I'd love a ps2 emulator on switch tho
     
  12. pinbi7

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    Same but i don't think its gonna happen,
    Its possible but very unlikely
     
  13. TimeMaster

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    Gotta keep our heads up though right! :)
     
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    As others have said it is a very hard to emulate it so I doubt it will come to fruition... but I would love if it did... c:
     
  15. TimeMaster

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    Join the club lol
     
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  16. tabnk

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    There is no high efficiency PS2 arm64 open source. Unless rewrite from scratch, Otherwise no way it can run on switch.
     
  17. TimeMaster

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    Yeah, that sucks :(
     
  18. pinbi7

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    Snes on the nes,
    Keep your head up my friend
     
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  19. kingtut

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    The only way I could see this working, is if people find a way to port the ps2 classics emulator on ps4 to switch. Since I believe switch and ps4 use a lot of the same libraries
     
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