Discussion Play! PS2 Emulator is running on the Nintendo Switch!

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by uyjulian, May 15, 2019.

  1. Shrike

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    PSVita Emulator next ? Would be awesome for a Persona4 Golden playthrough ...
     
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  2. budtoka420

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    Doubt it
     
  3. ModderFokker619

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    LOL, one can only wish.
     
  4. Natehaxx

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    So your own Play fork on github will come soon?
     
  5. Jackson98

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    To get a Vita Emulator working on the switch, you'd first need one in existence than can actually play games ;).
     
  6. uyjulian
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    I don't have one right now.
     
  7. TheMrIron2

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    The PS3's GPU and memory are both inferior to the Switch, but as I said there are still some SPE-driven operations where the PS3 will outperform the Switch. These are mostly brute compute tasks and for all intents and purposes in games, the Switch is comfortably better.

    The Switch certainly suffers from cpu bottlenecking though. Recently Nintendo added "boost mode" which briefly boosts clocks by 800MHz and Breath of the Wild's load times are slashed by about 10 seconds in some cases. While this doesn't necessarily indicate that the GPU is bound by the CPU, it does suggest the CPU is a pressing issue in other areas. And as you said, emulation is mostly CPU bound - it's not feasible to keep the Switch at 1.8GHz either due to its lack of passive cooling. So while it might be a much newer and more efficient chip than the PS3 CPU, the answer is not totally straightforward (though the notion that the Switch cpu is generally superior is correct).
     
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  8. Natehaxx

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    Still think you should make one, so people with the right knowledge can work on it, I mean it would be crazy to have this on hos or Lakka in the future
     
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  9. azoreseuropa

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    There is an actually Vita Emulator but didn't play the games just yet. It is still being in development. Here:

    https://vita3k.org
     
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  10. kevin corms

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    Yes, I would prefer to just launch everything from horizon.
     
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  11. Jackson98

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    Thats why I said one that could "actually play some games :P" because nothing works on it currently lol. Im still amazed at how much faster yuzu has progressed with years less time to develop.
     
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  12. azoreseuropa

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    Yeah! I wonder if Vita emulator team is one person or many people working on it just like Yuzu team ? Because Yuzu team are many people being work on it and that's why it has progressed faster with years less time to develop.
     
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  13. Jackson98

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    The Vita3k website I think only mentions 1 main developer, so you've probably hit the nail on the head.
     
  14. Fadi5555

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    If we get Android OS or (Android TV OS hopefully) we can get a bunch of games and emulators including Damon pro.
     
  15. Shrike

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    Nevermind.. I bought a hacked Vita from a friend today :creep:
     
  16. ZachyCatGames

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    Hell
    you’d probably get like 3-5fps kek
     
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  17. Natehaxx

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    well i think its a great start which needs people to back it up , maybe try to add a bounty ?
     
  18. chaoskagami

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    PS2 without a dynarec won't run even a single FPS, methinks. But yes, it does have dynarec for x64, x86, armv7 and aarch64 (and for that matter, lacks an interpreted mode due to its architecture, unless the situation has changed.)
     
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  19. Techjunky90

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    Ps3 has the more powerful cpu. Switch has the better gpu and ram. Ps3 cpu is more capable than current gen console cpus
     
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    There is a donation page here: http://purei.org/about.php
     
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