SKFU fund raising...

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The famous hacker is asking for help in his quest of making the Vita a better system since Sony wont bother to much with it. In order to do that he needs the ps vita development software, which costs 2000 euros. So far he got about 7% in not even a day, so i thing he is going to reach the goal this soon, i am looking forward for Majoras Mask on the ps vita screen with no lag.
If you are interested in donating here is the linkhttp://streetskaterfu.blogspot.de/2012/06/vita-devkit-fund-raising.html
 

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I agree with Waluigi, I don't know this guy (granted, I'm not very interested in the Vita or PSP hacking atm), but donating so some random person is rarely a good idea, besides, nowhere in his post does it say that they will make emulators for the Vita, sure, the Vita has enough power to emulate the N64, but there's a lot of things needed to make stuff run properly... Also, for the sake of the Vita and 3DS, they don't deserve to be exploited so soon in their life time, maybe when the Vita is one year old or something... >.>


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You know there is no guarantee of having Majora's Mask at full speed?
It's a quad-core with a quad-gpu. It's pretty much guaranteed - the specs are there.

Donating to the unknown, with no guarantee of what they're promising, is never a wise choice.
It's not the unknown - its SKFU.
The power may be there, but we don't even have 100% N64 emulation on PC.
 

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You know there is no guarantee of having Majora's Mask at full speed?
It's a quad-core with a quad-gpu. It's pretty much guaranteed - the specs are there.

Donating to the unknown, with no guarantee of what they're promising, is never a wise choice.
It's not the unknown - its SKFU.
The power may be there, but we don't even have 100% N64 emulation on PC.
Are you still in 2005, we have 100% gamecube/wii emulation in HD right now.
 

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Are you still in 2005, we have 100% gamecube/wii emulation in HD right now.
Uh, no, we don't. When's the last time you looked at the compatibility list? Sound in Smash Bros Melee (yes, the GC one) still cuts out or makes static, super paper mario's door drawing and transition effects are messed up, luigi's mansion doesn't show shadows... tons of games have graphical or gameplay issues, and there's tons that don't run AT ALL, crashing on startup or very soon into the game (sometimes at or before the title screen).

"100% emulation" is not "the games I want to play run somewhat playable".
 
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There's no guarantee that this will amount to anything, but that's always the sort of risk in projects like this; you just have to take a leap of faith in hoping that there are tangible results.

It will be interesting to see what he manages to accomplish.
 

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The power may be there, but we don't even have 100% N64 emulation on PC.
Wat? And which part of N64 emulation is lacking, exactly?
I forget what it's called (I'm not good with the hardware), but there is a chip or a core or something they haven't managed to hack properly.

I forget what it's called. Like I said, I'm not good with this.
 

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The power may be there, but we don't even have 100% N64 emulation on PC.
Wat? And which part of N64 emulation is lacking, exactly?
I forget what it's called (I'm not good with the hardware), but there is a chip or a core or something they haven't managed to hack properly.

I forget what it's called. Like I said, I'm not good with this.
From what I experienced, N64 emulation on the PC is near-perfect and whatever that chip does must be rather insignificant. In any case, it's doable on the Vita, which was the whole point.
 

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The power may be there, but we don't even have 100% N64 emulation on PC.
Wat? And which part of N64 emulation is lacking, exactly?
Lots of stuff?
2z4mp77.png


EDIT: The full list of games that don't run at all or run with issues doesn't even fit on the screen (but to be fair this does include minor graphical issues, but these are still examples of imperfect emulation).
 
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The power may be there, but we don't even have 100% N64 emulation on PC.
Wat? And which part of N64 emulation is lacking, exactly?
Lots of stuff?
2z4mp77.png


EDIT: The full list of games that don't run at all or run with issues doesn't even fit on the screen (but to be fair this does include minor graphical issues, but these are still examples of imperfect emulation).
Thanks Rydian.
I saw a thread on /v/ all about this the other day, I've forgotten most of it though. :/

My point is, we don't have perfect PC emulation. I wouldn't get your hopes up for perfect Vita emulation.
 

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Lots of stuff?
Not that I want to crap on your rainbow or anything, but isn't this because Rare used custom chips on their cartridges and other hardware magic, not due to the fact that N64 is not emulated properly? Pretty sure that emulating extra hardware does not fall under the category of emulating the console itself - it's more of a compatibility issue.

It's not the unknown - its SKFU.
Donate to me. I'm not the unknown. I'm Puppy_Washer.
I'll attempt to wash some puppies, but there are no guarantees.
SKFU is a well-known hacker in the PS3/Vita scene - you're some random forum member. There's a difference.
 

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Lots of stuff?
Not that I want to crap on your rainbow or anything, but isn't this because Rare used custom chips on their cartridges and other hardware magic, not due to the fact that N64 is not emulated properly? Pretty sure that emulating extra hardware does not fall under the category of emulating the console itself - it's more of a compatibility issue.
The point wasn't that specific game, the point was the size of the entire list.

My point is, we don't have perfect PC emulation. I wouldn't get your hopes up for perfect Vita emulation.
Well there's a big gap between "perfect" and "playable". N64 emulation on the PSP is nowhere near "perfect", but some games are "playable".
 

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Lots of stuff?
Not that I want to crap on your rainbow or anything, but isn't this because Rare used custom chips on their cartridges and other hardware magic, not due to the fact that N64 is not emulated properly? Pretty sure that emulating extra hardware does not fall under the category of emulating the console itself - it's more of a compatibility issue.
The point wasn't that specific game, the point was the size of the entire list.

My point is, we don't have perfect PC emulation. I wouldn't get your hopes up for perfect Vita emulation.
Well there's a big gap between "perfect" and "playable". N64 emulation on the PSP is nowhere near "perfect", but some games are "playable".
I think I'll take my chances with "Playable". I can withstand a glitch or two.

Wait, I won't! There's not a whole lot of N64 games I'd like to play anyways!

...wait, why am I here? :P
 
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SKFU is a well-known hacker in the PS3/Vita scene - you're some random forum member. There's a difference.
And that makes him trustworthy with 2,000 euros how?
He may not purchase the development software.
Even if he did, he may not accomplish anything.
Even if he accomplished something, people were taking a stupid risk in the first place.

At least with me, the odds of a puppy being washed are pretty high, as puppies and shampoo are relatively easy to obtain.
 
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SKFU is a well-known hacker in the PS3/Vita scene - you're some random forum member. There's a difference.
And that makes him trustworthy with 2,000 euros how?
He may not purchase the development software.
Even if he did, he may not accomplish anything.
Even if he accomplished something, people were taking a stupid risk in the first place.

At least with me, the odds of a puppy being washed are pretty high, as puppies and shampoo are easy to obtain.
This is exactly the cancerous type of thinking that kills scenes. Everybody wants consoles hacked, everybody wants exploits released but nobody feels like funding it.

If *not buying a $2 worth soda* is that much of a big deal to you then yeah, I guess donating is a bad idea. All it takes is a round 1000 people not buying *1* soda and SKFU's one step closer to hacking the thing. He *would* buy the software, hacking is his passion.
 
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