Do you think the 3DS could handle a gamecube emulator ?

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  1. Mthb54
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    Hey guys
    If the Homebrews ever come to 3DS do you think the system could handle a gamecube emulator?
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    I don't think so.
     
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    why?
     
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    No, it probably won't handle N64, let alone the Gamecube. Heck, my 5-year-old laptop can't handle Gamecube games, so no emulation past Gen 5.
    Also, added you back for Kid Icarus.

    Because the Gamecube uses PowerPC architecture. The 3DS uses ARM. Converting processor instructions from one architecture to another is a demanding process. That's why.
     
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    Great
     
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    'Cause I don't think it's powerful enough. My Core 2 Duo machine struggled with Super Mario Sunshine. :P
     
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    I tought 3DS power was the equivalent of the Wii
     
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    But the Wii doesn't emulate Gamecube games, it has the hardware to run them, that's different.
     
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    not sure
    my i5 2.4ghz laptop can barley run gamecube game (but yet it can run wii games fine)
    what you think a 3ds at 800mhz can run a gamecube
     
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    Emulation never works that way. Just because a CPU is on par with another console doesn't mean it has the power to emulate said console. Translating PPC IBM CPU architecture into ARM CPU architecture would be a tremendous undertaking.
     
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    The Wii can run Gamecube games, because the Wii is just a faster Gamecube in terms of processor. That's not emulation.
     
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    No it might be strong enough to emulate the N64 though.
     
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    Do you think they could port the game on 3ds?
     
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    that would be nice :)
     
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    I have yet to see a duo core Arm11 emulate N64 at playable speed, let alone gamecube. Lol
     
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    Even disregarding the comparison, the Wii doesn't emulate the Gamecube.

    The Wii IS an upgraded Gamecube.

    EDIT: Haha, I was slow.
     
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    Emulation? Don't think so, especially homebrew.
    But I think GC games could be ported, if anybody wanted to do so. At the moment I don't think anybody is interested in that commercially for whatever reason (i.e. GC was not popular with 3rd parties and Nintendo doesn't give a shit).
     
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    If u mean run a game cube game maybe
    But emulating a game cube game never!(maybe future but veeeeeeeery lagy)
     
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    Emulation? No. Porting? Maybe.
    I mean, we got Super Mario 64 on the DS, why not a Mario Sunshine for 3DS. I doubt it can happen, but I bet that porting the game would be possible.