Question Emulator possibilities?

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  1. LiveLatios
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    First off: Sorry for making one of these threads but I'm curious

    Once homebrew gets kickstarted and going, which we all know is inevitable.

    If there's enough interest, does anyone think that PPSSPP would be ported? i mean, the tegra X1 is definitely strong enough, my shield portable with a Tegra 4 can handle it fine. and it's open source.

    tbh personally, i'm holding off getting a switch until there are more games for it. possibly till late this year or early next year. the real seller for me would be MK8D and skyrim
     
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    well, PPSSPP might not be ported, but a 3ds emulator would probably work.:switch::nds: and maybe a chat program? maybe aol or discord of something
    Hi! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------From Guy1: Hi!
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    from guy2: Hello! wanna play 12switch at my house?Hello! wanna play 12switch at my house?
     
  3. LiveLatios
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    that made literally no sense.
     
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    For the moment, I think its best to compare it to a android tablet (Performance-wise) its just the porting which will be the issue
     
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    lay off the drugs
     
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    Oh? What makes you say that?
    Hmm. Ok, so it seems that PSP emulation won't be feasible, but 3DS emulation? Hell yeah, dude.
    You have certainly piqued my interest...
    Never mind.
    Discord has a better possibility than AIM. Why would ANYONE want to use AIM... Now that I've said that, I'm going to get flooded with comments saying "I use AIM. I think you're a piece of shit for saying people don't use AIM."
    What the actual fuck? Is this supposed to be a conversation between two people on AIM, or are you one post away from a mental breakdown?

    All I can say is: "Be patient, or you'll look dumb on the internet."
     
  7. kingraa777

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    I don't think its that unreasonable to port ppsspp to switch ? Especially if we basing it on androidish behaviour ,my crappy old phone runs it fine
     
  8. Abu_Senpai

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    Serious question

    could switch run Cemu? Reicast? Or that ps2 emulator?
     
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    well cemu is deffinatly out of the question ,riecast maybe also possibly ps2 riecast runs pretty well on most android devices.
     
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    PPSSPP Android uses ARM, the Switch uses ARM, what's your point?

    PPSSPP wouldn't need to be ported :rolleyes:
     
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    ARM = Android
    Android = Discord, Emulators, PPSSPP, PSX even Dolphin.
    So we need to get Android up & running, especially Nougat version.
     
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    PPSSPP is definitely possible. May also see Drastic ported over if DS VC isn't a thing. I doubt it won't be, but still. Your standard 90s consoles.. And maybe (KEYWORD) GC.
     
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    DraStic may be hard as it isn't open source *shrug*. You'd have to get Exophase to port it.
     
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    Keyword "may"... Of course, IF the original dev tried to, he'd want paid for it.. lol
     
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    Newest Android version supports x86 processors. So?
     
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    I forgot
    The Switch would be limited to whatever a Shield TV can run. Since we know the Switch uses an underclocked X1, you can basically assume that things like PPSSPP would be good, ePSXe would be good, reicast would be possible, DraStic, but that's about the extent of it.

    Since the Switch is an underclocked X1, Dolphin likely won't run nearly as well as it does on the Shield TV so that likely won't happen. Some games will be "playable", to a certain extent, but I doubt very many games will run full speed.
     
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    Absolutely no way it will run Cemu given the specs. Dolphin and PCSX2 are a possibility though

    They'll probably call it PSwitchX2 lol
     
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    So? Android emulators developed for ARM devices don't perform well on x86 CPUs, as they have to be optimized to work with them. Otherwise, they run like shiz. You can't magically program an emulator to run on ARM and expect it to run on x86 automatically.
     
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    PCSX2 is a pipe dream. It requires a power CPU, which the Switch (and, honestly, any ARM-based device) simply doesn't have. Maybe 5 years from now, but no way with current tech.
     
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    I remember Drastic dev making a support for x86 CPUs. I can confirm it even works on Intel based CPU devices. So no need to code it under Switch.