Dreamcast and PSP emulators for Wii

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  1. Michael Berg
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    I heard that someone is creating Dreamcast and PSP emulators for Wii here and if it's true then how long will it take? Oh how rude of me I'm Michael Berg I joined in through facebook and I'm happy to be here.
     


  2. Psionic Roshambo

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    Before some one comes in with some sort of rude reply....

    The Wii is a fantastic machine and I still use mine every day. That being said it lacks the "power" to emulate the PSP or the Dreamcast, it will never happen in any reasonable manor.

    I do believe some one ported a Dreamcast emulator and some games run at like 3 or 4 frames per second. (Not playable at all, mostly just a tech demo.)

    PS1 works ok, N64 is hit and miss. If you stick to older systems like TG-16 (PC Engine) SNES or Sega Genesis or the older 8 machines like the NES you will be perfectly happy with the results.
     
  3. Foxi4

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    Wishful thinking. The Wii barely pushes N64 emulation, let alone the PSP. The Dreamcast is within the realm of possibilities although the framerate might be hit and miss.
     
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    Really the best use of the Wii to me is 16 bit emulation with the classic controller, it's just so nice. Then using an external hard drive to load my games, because I am lazy and it's so much easier and nice to pick from a fancy menu... lol

    I also use mine as a streaming Netflix machine for my grandson... Something like 13 years worth of Sesame Street... I look forward to the time when he stops screaming ELMO ELMO!!!! at the top of his lungs... lol Oh for the day when my daughter leaves the nest and takes him with her... I mean I love the little bugger but he is a handful :)

    Edit: At the Original Poster

    Best option for Wii to "emulate" the Dreamcast or the PSP is to try and find conversions of the games your looking for... (Very few and far between, seems like there was more PS2 conversions.)
     
  5. BlackWizzard17

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    Wii can't emulate a Ds properly, a psp is out of its league. Not sure about a Dreamcast although it to would be hard to emulate as well. I think the Wii u would do better job to to the extra power in it. I say a pc is the way to go or buying the real systems if you wanna really play those games.If you have a Android phone or tablet you could just about emulate those systems, it's another option just incase your interested. A psp is a lot trickier and requires a decent amount of power but if you have a phone that is atleast dual-core with 1ghz you could definitely play dreamcast games on there playable to full speed.
     
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    Alucard was working on a Dreamcast emulator a long time ago but nothing was ever released and the code has been long lost since then.
     
  7. tofast4u

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    Why not just play Wii games?
     
  8. BlackWizzard17

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    I think owning a Wii entitled him to having Wii games or playing Wii games,but Wii games are not Dreamcast/PSP games which he most likely wants to play.
     
  9. Michael Berg
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    So if you're saying it's so not happen you want me to find the program to create them myself?
     
  10. Foxi4

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    It was a team efford and Alucard was "kicked off it" for whatever reason despite good progress because he "worked too slow". He was told that they'll "take it to full speed" but nothing was released in the end.
    Good luck - it's not as easy as you think.
     
  11. Michael Berg
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    How not easy as I think? I wanted to play Soul Calibur 1 on the thing when I get the real disc and when I get the real Dissidia: Final Fantasy the 012 Final Fantasy and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny I want to play them on it as well on TV.
     
  12. Psionic Roshambo

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    Well by not easy, let me see if I can explain it a little better.

    I have an Android device that is quad core 1.4Ghz with 2GB's of RAM it also has 4 GPU's, nice little machine. From what I have read I can run some Dreamcast games but they are glitchy and or slow, some would probably run OK even playable with frame skipping.

    Compare the Wii with it's sub 1Ghz single core processor with 96MB's of RAM.

    It's just not gonna happen. Easy doesn't begin to describe how nearly impossible it would be to make it happen.



    I do think the Wii could emulate the Dramcast in theory, but it would require a huge ass team of professional programmers who knew the Wii inside and out and who also happened to know the Dreamcast inside and out. (I believe this is how the Bleemcast was made.)
     
  13. Dueler

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    Don't know anything about DC Emu but PSP there is a slight chance it might come to Wii emulation.
    http://www.ppsspp.org/development.html
    The guys at PPSSPP rekon it's "Maybe Possible" to port to Wii.
    But that is the extent, no one in the GIT seems to be interested in doing it.
    So more likely then not it will never be worked on even if marginally possible.
    I mean the only way i can see it running well is on Virtual Wii on Wii U because it might have more power to work with.
    But emulation inside an emulation sounds bodgy in itself.
     
  14. tmv_josue

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    Virtual Wii on Wii U doesn't have more power than Wii, and Isn't emulation.
     
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    Dr. Wahwee's castle

    Yep, it's essentially a virtual machine more than anything.
     
  16. Qtis

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    Actually that's not entirely true. It is not emulation, but it doesn't have a limitation to hardware per se. The vWii does have access to more of the Wii U internal than just the standard Wii, which is easy to prove with the vWii 3-core support thread by Maxternal.
     
  17. tmv_josue

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    Yeah thats right, I spoke in general because it is only possible to use the other 2 cores of processor and even at Wii speed not WiiU.
    Only this, without access to more RAM neither it's new GPU. So anyway there wouldn't be helpful.
     
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    If you want to play psp games on big screen I recommend ps3 on cobra cfw, prob going to be the only way of playing psp games on tv. As for dreamcast better off just buy a dreamcast second hand. Got mine for £15 with controller and vms unit. Plus most dreamcasts are homebrew capable without mods and there is an ODE device for the system around the corner.
     
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    This. Fine little machine (with not-so-little controllers!) There's a couple of very good Dreamcast emulators on the PC, but even at full speed.... something's missing. I'm a big fan of emulation of course, but sometimes you just can't beat the real thing, and the Dreamcast is one of those 'sometimes' for sure.

    Getting the Wii to emulate the Dreamcast is wishful thinking in the first place - thinking it'll run the GDROM retail disc as well, well we've just entered fukkin cloud cuckoo land there pal! ;)
     
  20. Michael Berg
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    Okay fine I'll get the real dreamcast and everything two controllers memory unit and Soul Calibur 1 and if I only do PSP for TV on PS3 how should I do that?