SheepShaver/ShapeShifter on Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Emulation & CEMU' started by jsyreviews, May 5, 2017.

  1. jsyreviews
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    I heard Wii U has the slightly same processor as PPC G3, Does anyone thinking about make it possible to run Mac OS 9/X on the Wii U? (I have no idea what's inside the espresso CPU..)
     
  2. CreeperMario

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    There's more to it than just matching the CPU. The Wii U contains other substantially different hardware (are you aware that it has a second ARM processor?) which would require substantial porting effort to perform.

    Not to mention that only the kernel that powers macOS is open-source, the GUI factors and built-in apps and whatnot are all closed source, meaning we don;t have access to the code and can't fix things as easily.

    Unfortunately, it is quite unlikely that something like this will ever be seen on Wii U. You would have more luck hoping for Linux.