N64 emulator for dsi?

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  1. 3EGaming
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    I was thinking it may be possible to emulate a N64 on a dsi, as the N64 has about 4MB ram and the dsi (I think) can give out up to 8MB. Is this possible?
     
  2. JellyPerson

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    It is not, sorry. RAM isn't the only thing you need to emulate a system.
     
  3. SkyQueen

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    Lmao the 3ds can't even run it so why would a dsi
     
  4. 3EGaming
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    Ok. thanks for quick repy!
     
  5. AmandaRose

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    Lol are you seriously asking if the dsi can emulate the n64 when the WiiU struggles to emulate it?? Also ram size has absolutely fuck all to do with emulation. Oh and the WiiU has 2gb ram
     
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  6. Tumoche

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    Lmao the n3ds can't even play psx that well
     
  7. JellyPerson

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    the fact of the matter is, you need to have a powerful CPU to emulate the Nintendo 64. The DSi isn't powerful enough
     
  8. Ryccardo

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    Yes, it is possible to emulate a N64 on a DSi (or even an IBM 5150), albeit so slowly that you may still complain even if it was actually done

    Now have fun writing/porting the emulator!
     
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    Or an Atari 2600!
     
  10. migles

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    totally, the most important speq in a system is the ram,
    the cpu, it's type and capabilites has nothing to do with emulation.
    all it matters is to have loads of ram and plenty of cpu cores.

    /end sarcasm.

    there is mario 64 in the ds, but it's a port, and not an emulation...

    even the 3ds and wii are kinda bad at emulating n64 or ps1 games...
     
  11. Ryccardo

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    Hmmm, can you actually add extra memory (or swap) to the Atari? Not familiar with it at all :)
     
  12. JellyPerson

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    I don't think you can. Just live with the 128 bytes of memory you already have :-)
     
  13. Ryccardo

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    Then it probably can't emulate the N64, as Turing machines are only equivalent if given (potentially) infinite time and (potentially) infinite memory, and 128 is objectively less than (4M + registers) :(
     
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  14. TyDye

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    not possible
     
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