Is a gamecube emulator feasible for the Switch?

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  1. Seliph
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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    Basically what the title says, I'd love to be able to play Fire Emblem Path of Radiance and Metroid Prime on the go.
    I understand that we don't know much about homebrew atm but I still want to hear some of your opinions.
     
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    We got one boiz, the first emulator request/is it possible?
     
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  3. Imacaredformy2ds

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    Nope. (IMO)
    Thera are enough buttons and I'm sure they could make an emulator run well, but it's still GameCube.
    How much would the games cost? (If what you mean is VC)
    I can see HD remasters being a thing though.
    If you're talking about CFW, wait until 2020 and see kappa.
     
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    McWhiters9511 That's Rad Bro

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    i think you should rly be asking if the hardware is capable of it first then wait and hope nintendo does it themselves. hacking it will most likely not happen for a very long time
     
  5. Catastrophic

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    They might run but not at full speed.
     
  6. dubbz82

    dubbz82 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'd heard rumors not so long ago that they might VC the gamecube (though of course that yet remains to be seen).
     
  7. Seliph
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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    Well, I feel like it'll be a lot like with the Wii U. I'm pretty sure that since the Wii U can emulate Game Cube games then the Switch will be able to as well. Of course, I'm not 100% sure if that'll be the case because the Wii U was able to emulate the Wii hardware making Game Cube games playable so idk.
    I don't know much about how hardware works.
     
  8. dubbz82

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    Wii-U doesn't really "emulate" them though....
     
  9. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    No emulation was involved in playing gamecube games on wii u, it was all natively (only thing emulated was memory cards)
     
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    I think the Switch will have no problem emulating the GC.
     
  11. Thirty3Three

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    I'm sure it will. Anyone who says otherwise are just skeptical bastards.
     
  12. mechagouki

    mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    Great argument, are you captain of the debating team by any chance?
     
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    Skeptical bastard^

    EDIT. And yes, actually, I happen to be just that.
     
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    That seems possible taking into account Luigi's Mansion and Mario Sunshine require analogue triggers and the Switch doesn't have. So, it'd be a remake + remaster.
     
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    In this case, I would say it's possible. Heck even official VC games. The Switch is actually powerful. But it's a different arcitecture, so this will need to be a REAL emulator.
     
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    Well I was sceptical that you were captain of the debating team, but I have no strong feelings either way regarding GCN games on Switch. So if I'm a bastard for questioning your ability to form a measured argument, so be it.
     
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    You're a good bastard though. :)
     
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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    Running games through Nintendont on vwii isn't emulation?
     
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    I think it's plausible. Dolphin on Android is running fairly well on newer devices.
     
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    No, it is natively running wii mode which is seminatively running gamecube games (some thing are emulated but most is natively)
     
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