Just a thought...

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by YoshiInAVoid, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. YoshiInAVoid
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    So the DS can't emulate the n64 as it uses a slower proccessor or somthing. But does the n64 have enough power to emulate the ds?

    Now I know that would be stupid as the ds has a touch screen and a microphone and stuff... But I was just wondering.
     
  2. _Chaz_

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    Simply put: No.
     
  3. DanTheManMS

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    As with most "Can X be emulated on Y?" questions, the answer is usually yes. Now if you want to modify the question to "Can X be emulated AND BE PLAYABLE on Y?" then that's where your answer is going to be no in this case.
     
  4. Crass

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    Pretty much this. Writing a DS emulator for the N64 would be an amazing accomplishment in and of itself, but there is no way in hell it would be playable. The hardware archiecture is radically different between the two, not to mention the N64 is severely limited in the RAM department. So yes, technically anything is possible.
     
  5. Arithmatics

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    But physically and logically.... it ain't?
     
  6. Sora de Eclaune

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    May I ask what logic there is in emulating a handheld on a console that was released many years before the handheld? I would understand if you were to choose to make the emulator for the Wii, but for the Nintendo 64? That's some out-of-the-box thinking.

    Also, in the first post, YoshiInAVoid says there would be a problem with no microphone. If I recall correctly, the game shop in my town was once selling a Nintendo 64 controller that had a microphone built in.
     
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    I know it would be not be playable as I said in the first post, but I was just wondering about if it would be possible or not.
     
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    Neither system has enough RAM to hold a commercial game ROM from the other (small homebrew programs and demos, maybe). So emulation probably isn't possible.
     
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    How come if my PC is 32bit it can emulate almost everything, but my n64 is 64bit and it can emulate nothing?
     
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    No, I don't even want to go into details how stupid this question is.
    Someone just lock this thread, it's pointless beyond belief
     
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    If your N64 cant easily emulate at least two PC's you are doing it wrong.
     
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    The bit "size" has nothing to do with the power. In fact most N64 games are 32-bit.
     
  14. YoshiInAVoid
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    Oh... It's size, makes sence.
     
  15. Rydian

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    The "size" is generally the maximum width of an integer. In fact most N64 games use 32-bit instructions.