x86 emulator on ds.

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Man18, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Man18
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    Man18 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Is there one?
     
  2. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

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    Nope.
    x86 proc emulation on DS = Wow, that's FREAKIN' IMPOSSIBLE. UNLESS YOU'RE EMULATING A 5MHz 8086 CPU.
    Would be nice to have though.
     
  3. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

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    No. And there probably won't.
     
  4. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Since you obviously have no idea what you're talking about:

    It completely possible, but there would be no point to it.
     
  5. wchill

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    lol @ 5MHz 8086 emulation
    I know it's totally possible, just that it is pointless since... well it is.
    It'd be so slow that it'd be almost unusable.
     
  6. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Speed is not relevant at all.
     
  7. wchill

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    Porting DOS to the ARM7 architecture works.
     
  8. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Which is completely irrelevant to the current discussion.
     
  9. wchill

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    Just saying.
    Since an x86 emulator would be virtually useless, no there isn't one and there won't be.
     
  10. psycoblaster

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    go urza go!
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    you've just stated something that was already stated..
    and I thought you said there isn't one and there won't be cause of speed and because that is how it is. o.O
     
  11. Relys

    Relys Master of Computer Science

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    I thought you were joking at first.

    This is a sad day for humanity indeed.
     
  12. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

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    This is too confusing.
     
  13. psycoblaster

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    then stay out
     
  14. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    The Atari ST did a pretty good job of 8086 enulation. It was just DOS obviously but it was good enough to play CGA/EGA games on it.
     
  15. Man18
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    Man18 GBAtemp Maniac

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    with an x86 emu we could play old dos games.

    thing scumm but with a dos style game start.
     
  16. kobykaan

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    closest you will get I suppose is Speccy ds or AMEDS 2.0 Amstrad Emulator for ds [​IMG]

    that and the dos for ds that was released recently [​IMG]
     
  17. DanTheManMS

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    DOSbox for the DS. Runs at maybe 1 fps, if that, and has very little in the way of user input, but it works as a proof of concept.

    Runs Visicalc at least. Just make sure you edit the end of the config file to reflect the program you wish to run.
     
  18. CockroachMan

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    It's possible and it is useful, could be used to play old DOS games.. or just to have a portable computer with DOS or some old Linux [​IMG]

    Good to know that someone is working on it.. if it gets optimized, it could run some games like Wolfenstein 3D and Prince of Persia.. would be great to be able to play those on the DS..
     
  19. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Hasn't Wolfenstein already been ported to the DS?

    Regardless, GPF abandoned the project long ago, though like his post at GBAdev states, anyone's free to email him for the sourcecode.
     
  20. Vague Rant

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    Yeah, Wolfenstein is on DS here, port is dead, though. Prince of Persia is available on the Amstrad CPC, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Genesis, Master System, NES, SNES, Atari ST and ZX Spectrum, all of which are emulated to various degrees on the DS.