Creating a console emulator for non-existing console?

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  1. Knyaz Vladimir
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    Knyaz Vladimir 3DS Hacker

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    I cut the title down all I could and still make some sense. This is what I want-

    To create an emulator for PC (and maybe for Wii) that is also a system by itself. That is it. I just want to create an emulator and then some games for it that are either ports or just new games whatsoever. I know some C++ and I've some books here to help me. I just need to know what to do and how to start... I am new to programming.
     
  2. blainy

    blainy GBAtemp Fan

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    but what are you trying to emulate? it sound slike you want to make your own homebrew games
     
  3. Joe88

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    if you are new to programming then an emulator probably isnt the best place to start

    what programs have you written already?
     
  4. Costello

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    Emulating is by definition allowing to execute instructions dedicated to an existing system architecture onto another system.
    What you're talking about is more like a virtual machine, an interpreter or something...
     
  5. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

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    He wants to make a whole new console altogether lol...
    That's going to be mighty difficult young lad. Just go make something for the PC and release it.
     
  6. UltraMagnus

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    if you want to design your own processor or something, may I suggest you learn VHDL?
     
  7. Knyaz Vladimir
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    Knyaz Vladimir 3DS Hacker

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    I made some garbage for the PC, but this is the most accurate reply I've obtained to what I want to create.

    I make an emulator, then use the codes for 8-bit styled games.
     
  8. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    You would have to write an emulator for either each game you want to run or each system for each game you want to run. Either that or port or re-write the games yourself.