Longest emulation chain.

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  1. Rydian
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    I've been wondering, what's the longest chain of an emulator within an emulator? Like, you can run a PSP emulator on a PC and run an SNES emulator on the virtual PSP, and run some emulator that runs on the SNES and emulates a very primitive system (say, Chip8).

    Computer VM's don't count 'cause they're not under nearly as many restrictions, I'm talking standard handheld and console game systems.
     
  2. KingVamp

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    The ps3 should be able to emulate most things right?
     
  3. mercluke

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    i ran a pocketnes zelda rom on my scdstwo...

    (ds2->gba->nes)
     
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    Doesn't that quickly drain the battery?

    Isn't there a way to run it through a nes emulator without gba?
     
  5. mercluke

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    yeah but i already had the pocketnes rom with my sav file and i couldn't be bothered extracting the save to play it in a ds emu
    (also, it was mostly for the lulz [​IMG])
     
  6. KazoWAR

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    haven't tested but what i can think of.

    Linux Running Wine->PSP->GBA->SNES->What ever a SNES can emulate.
     
  7. nintendoom

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    I thought of

    Mac--> Windows emulator--> PS3 Emulator--> Wii Emulator --> Psp emulator--> DS Emulator--> GBA Emulator--> NES
     
  8. Satangel

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    PS3 is totally not playable on Windows, bullshit. Same for PSP on a Wii emulator.
    Your chain is a fail.
     
  9. nintendoom

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    [​IMG] Lol
    I know.
     
  10. nintendoom

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    I googled for a PS3 emulator for Windows
    and I saw one..
    so..
    Your Post is invalid

    Lol [​IMG]

    Same for the Wii Psp emulator,
    but..
    probably a fake one [​IMG]
     
  11. nutella

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    I've always wanted to know the record for the longest VM chain, but this is also interesting.
     
  12. whoomph

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    I've been having this discussion up the pub recently. How about

    Dolphin>DeSmuME Wii>GBA Emulator>PocketSNES>NSF Player for SNES
    I'm sure it would never work lol
     
  13. Rayder

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    My take on it is that it would be like powering an LED flashlight with a nuclear reactor. Speed and accuracy would have to turn crap really quick going that many layers deep in emulation, so it would it would make it appear as if the nuclear reactor was insufficient to power the LED flashlight.

    I've never even thought of running an emulator within an emulator (all Inception-like) before. Talk about the ultimate [​IMG] maneuver. Go deeper. Now that's funny! [​IMG]

    You guys come up with some trippy ideas sometimes.
     
  14. prowler

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  16. nintendoom

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    Of course It Can!!
    you just need a shitload of ram and a shitload of computer powers!
     
  17. prowler

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    Doesn't matter if you've got the worlds most powerful super computer, if it isn't programmed right, it won't work.
     
  18. nintendoom

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    Awwww. [​IMG]
     
  19. The Pi

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    Linux (x86-64) > Virtual box (x86) > Dolphin (Wii)> Visual Boy Advance GX (GBA) > Goomba (GBC).

    I actually did that once [​IMG] Zelda ran slow as fuck [​IMG]
     
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