yet another thread: Dolphin Retroarch?

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  1. colt05
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    Will the new Dolphin Retroarch be supporting the 3DS? I really want to get the bad/underrated gamecube games on my N3DS (or o2DS if possible).
     
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    I have a question.

    In what parallel universe do you think it's possible to emulate the Gamecube on hardware weaker than the Gamecube?
     
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    I guess that's a no :(
    I wasn't sure if it was possible or not, I was just asking.
     
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    ... I was unaware that the 3DS could run Gamecube games even from a theoretical standpoint.
     
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    It probably can't :(
     
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    It's impossible.

    The 3DS hardware is weaker than the Gamecube hardware.

    It requires a lot of power to emulate a machine.
     
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    The Retroarch core is unlikely to support any platform that the original Dolphin doesn't support. So Windows, OSX, Linux x86-64, BSD x86-64 and Android.

    Even if the 3DS were hypothetically powerful enough, Dolphin isn't supposed to be super-portable.
     
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    I mean, technically, you *could*. Not anywhere near a recognisable experience, but writing an emulator would be possible. What for? Dunno. The 3DS is very weak.

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    Even then, Dolphin requires OpenGL 4.4 minimum. Can the 3DS even support that feature set?
     
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    Doubt it.

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    can't even do n64 and ps1 emulation which kinda sucks
     
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    Actually, I know that the GC is around 8 GFLOPS and the o3DS is more like 4 GFLOPS. But where would be the N3DS, since its clock frequency is much higher? Yeah, I still know that it'll never emulate GC, don't think I'm a noob)
     
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    I haven't looked into it but is it power or the need for more optimization holding it back?
     
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    Sometimes you get really good framerates. It's very impressive for what it's running on.
     
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    so it is power holding it back, ok, bummer, well, time to wait a few years for when switch homebrew is possible, I'm absolutely sure the switch can handle ps1
     
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    Definitely, just depends on how well the emulator is ported.
     
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    well, it's portable and has decent power so it seems like it will make a nice emulation machine, so hopefully that translates into people being more willing to work on a ps1 and other emus, though it seems there are people already working hard on cracking the system already with amazing results for so early on in the systems life