The dark days of Vita homebrew are over – GPU usage in homebrew!

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  1. replicashooter
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    Hi, you know me as replicashooter and I didn't write this article below:

    http://wololo.net/2017/01/22/dark-days-vita-homebrew-gpu-usage-homebrew/

    I <gasp> pirated it by virtue of copying and pasting it here (complete with a linkback) as I thought it was so awesome that I peed my pants a little bit and simply couldn't wait to share the good news.

    Speaking of pants it appears that certain folks got their knickers in a twist as they only ever keep things legit and love it when others conform to their rules so let's give a warm round of applause for the original authors of all of your warez, I mean the article linked above.

    Hugs and kisses - replicashooter
     
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    Niiiiiiiice. And just after libretro started working on the N64 emulator, nearly perfect timing :yay:

    Great work @xerpi! Hope everything goes smoothly!
     
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    Having a N64 & a Dreamcast emulator at full speed would be amazingly cool
     
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    Agreed this will be a huge boost to the vita emulator scene as it opens the door to accessing and using one of the most important components of the machine that will turn this into the ultimate portable retro console.
     
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    Are you Aurora from wololo or did you just copy&paste her article here?
     
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    Very good. My goal is a playable saturn emulator but is good to see some advance with 64 and dream.
     
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    This is excellent news!
     
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    While I don't condone sharing news, I personally think that it's wrong to copy whole articles. Please mention the author's name (i.e me) and refrain from copying whole articles. Linking to a website is okay. Be as diligent as possible as writing content for websites is a mildly time consuming task.

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    I'm afraid that they simply copied my article without even bothering to mention it's copied. Quite amazing how they didn't even change my writing style to at least look like they did something..
     
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    Yeeah that's sort of a big no no, I didn't realize this was an exact copy-paste as I didn't read the Wololo article.

    I've put the entire thing in quotes, and have shamed the user. :teach:

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    Really? You want to get pedantic over copying and pasting such great info from one site to another like some kind of info gestapo even though I linked back to the original article for anyone who wishes to know more? Really?

    Well at least it got you to sign up here, welcome, relax, kick off your shoes, relax and wind your neck in, I'm sure you'll have fun here :rofl:

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    Go one better and delete my account.
     
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    Yes it seems some people are too lazy to use quote tags.
     
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    There we go, I've edited the OP now.

    Hopefully everyone should be happy. :lol:

    And :rofl2::rofl2::rofl2: about talk about plagiarism on a forum that is chock full of more pirates that a bootleg copy of Monkey Island on a galleon full of stolen treasure.

    You people, phew, you certainly are amusing.
     
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    Thank you Aurora for the news and tbank you the topic owner for understend the error.
     
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    Back to topic: Does this really potentionally improve emulators? Isn't the CPU more important for emulators?
     
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    Depends on the emulator, but anything that can be offloaded to the GPU should be. Some things I can think of right off the top of my head are 3d effects and 2d transparency effects in GBA games. For 3D intensive systems like PS1, this is going to be pretty big once devs figure out the Vita 3D lib.
     
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    Nice work! :

    So this is you, I was wondering if that person was a member here, now I know. Nice to meet you. ^_^

    Still I think is a good thing, I hope to see some nice homebrew games. But I really hope to see better increase in Emulation. Especially ones that isn't RetroArch. :ninja:

    That Genesis plus emulator for Vita can play List Solar ROM, any emulator that can do that is good to me, but the sound quality is bad, and has no save state, or turbo, or anything a common emulator has. Where is the updates on that emulator? :blink:
     
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    Generally, for things like SNES and lower, virtually no GPU hardware acceleration is needed (as the systems are so lightweight compared to today's hardware) so having access to the GPU is not necessarily important for those which is why generally those emulators run pretty well on just about anything.

    The GBA uses some 3D effects in some games which is why that's still "iffy" at times, so having GPU access would give a small boost to those more "demanding" GBA games.

    But when we start getting into 3D emulation, like the PS1 or the N64, having access to the GPU will give a fairly high "boost" to performance since we can offload most of the GPU work from the CPU to the GPU. It's probably what will make N64 emulation playable on the Vita, and would likely make native PS1 emulation run a lot smoother on those demanding 3D games as well.
     
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    *cough* gzdoom port *cough*
     
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