Running/emulating the source engine

Which one do you think will work?

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    Votes: 1 25.0%
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supermario18

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So one day I wondered, "Is it possible to run or emulate the source engine on devices like the Wii U and smartphones?" And I thought of 2 ways this might be possible. If you don't know what the source engine is, it's the game engine used in games like Half Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and more.

The first method I thought of is using a virtual machine (Dosbox or Virtualbox). This one is kind of self explanatory. First, you would install Windows XP, then DirectX, Steam (maybe), and a game that uses the source engine (preferably half life 2 since its the most likely to run well). I'm not too sure that this first method will work, but anything is possible.

Second method is using Retroarch. So Retroarch has the NXengine core, which loads the Cave Story exe file. What if there was a Retroarch core that emulated the source engine and loaded the hl2.exe file that most source games have. The only problem this might have though is DirectX.

If I am wrong about anything, then please correct me.

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So one day I wondered, "Is it possible to run or emulate the source engine on devices like the Wii U and smartphones?" And I thought of 2 ways this might be possible. If you don't know what the source engine is, it's the game engine used in games like Half Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and more.

The first method I thought of is using a virtual machine (Dosbox or Virtualbox). This one is kind of self explanatory. First, you would install Windows XP, then DirectX, Steam (maybe), and a game that uses the source engine (preferably half life 2 since its the most likely to run well). I'm not too sure that this first method will work, but anything is possible.

Second method is using Retroarch. So Retroarch has the NXengine core, which loads the Cave Story exe file. What if there was a Retroarch core that emulated the source engine and loaded the hl2.exe file that most source games have. The only problem this might have though is DirectX.

If I am wrong about anything, then please correct me.

And if this is the wrong forum, then tell me which forum to move this to.

PS4 can run linux source engine games via PS4 Linux natively if you have a firmware 1.76 PS4.
The Xbox One probably can too if someone gets some form of Linux running on the Xbox One.
The Wii U is left out as it is PPC and would need an X86 Emulator to run, which would be really slow.
 
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PS4 can run linux source engine games via PS4 Linux natively if you have a firmware 1.76 PS4.
The Xbox One probably can too if someone gets some form of Linux running on the Xbox One.
The Wii U is left out as it is PPC and would need an X86 Emulator to run, which would be really slow.
What about smartphones?
 

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