Will upcoming advances in N64 emulation have any effect on emulation on the Wii?

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  1. regnad
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    RetroArch announced today a new plugin that uses Vulkan API will be released this week. They say this represents a giant leap forward in N64 emulation.

    Will N64 on the Wii be able to benefit from this at all?
     
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    Depends.
    If the plugin relies on powerful hardware then probably not.
     
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    It seems it does rely on powerful hardware so I doubt it'll help with N64 emulation on the Wii.
     
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    Should be obvious, but definitely no.
     
  6. Rockhoundhigh

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    Pretty sure Vulkan requires hardware capable of at least an OpenGL 3 like feature set. Wii isn't even close. Besides, at this point I think it's unfair to expect devs to keep supporting Nintendo's little box. It's had a much better run than I would've ever expected but it's time to move on.
     
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    What about n3DS? Guessing that's a definite no but it's worth a shot.
     
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    Your mom's basement.
    I wish.
     
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