Virtual Boy Emulator Being Prepped for a Port to Wii ?

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  1. djdynamite123
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    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    A new Beta version of the VirtualBoy emulator RealityBoy was released.
    Wow, another long stretch! DogP made a very nice contribution to the emulator and I had been doodling around with it for the past several months so I decided it was time to release a new version. DogP added sound support (win32 only) and added link port emulation using tcp/ip. He also fixed some major bugs in Affine mode and in the opcodes. Now all commercial roms run and all but the direct draw games are fully playable. I have been cleaning up the code in preparation of porting it to both SDL and the XBox. This should open things up to being ported to more interesting platforms like the Nintendo Wii. You can grab reality boy 0.84 for windows here and the source code here. I decided to stop distributing the compiled versions of both linux and dos, you can

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    True failure this system, 19 games released, Nintendo weren't mean to release it, but they did, N64 was their focus, and virtual boy was scrapped...

    Some Nice 3D Gaming with GLASSES one of these days!
     
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    Thanks for the status info [​IMG]

    From what I hear the Wario Land Virtual Boy game was worth playing.
     
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    Imagine playing this emulator with 3D glasses [​IMG] WoW
     
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    would not help playing it with 3D glasses.

    the screens are red alike, 3D glasses use Red/blue glasses.

    (unless you use one of those other 3D glasses)
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    Either Some sort of 3D Glasses, or the video of the emulator would have to be set to able you to see 3D properly without needing glasses.
     
  6. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

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    I think this is impossible. Virtual Boy was more like a Viewmaster, but with moving images. So it's like binocular vision where each eye has their own viewing lens. How could you make that work on the Wii with only one telly? 3D view with 3D-glasses is a complete different approach.
    So I'm curious what this emulator will turn out to be.
     
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    yeah I'm quite sceptical about it, would be mad if they managed it....
     
  8. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    Pfft, it's not difficult at all to handle the 3D stuff. PC emulators have been doing it for years.

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    Bam, red/blue glasses and you're in business.
     
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    In all honesty it was the best Wario game I've ever played. The Virtual Boy isn't as bad as people make it out to be, if you can play it without getting splitting headaches it's a great and novel console. Mario Tennis was great to.

    I don't think the games will really be the same without 3D (the Virtual Boy did a great job of that) but still, with red/blue glasses it might be neat, I doubt as good though, VB 3D was way better than 3D glasses could do.

    Virtual Boys are cheap though, I lost my original one a long time ago, so I just bought a Japanese VB with 11 games or so for $90. If you can find the time and money to add one to your collection it's worth it.
     
  10. Cyan

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    It could be stereoscopic image & video.
    each eye viewing his own part of the TV. (games will need zoom function for easier viewing)
    I'm sure games could use this method, even if it may be tiring for long time play.

    I had this idea for a homebrew on DS, but I'm lacking programming skill for rendering method.


    and for an animated example :
    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=eYLl6FTNN2w
    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=PEQi4Zq5384&...feature=related


    Parallel eyes viewing is better than crossing eyes viewing.

    The bad thing with this method is the fact you will have 3 images on screens all the time : the center one with 3D, and both side 2D only for the eye's own image.