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    Contributor pecl's Avatar
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    [UnAnswered] Will the ps3 be able to..

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    fully emulate Wii once it gets hacked? asking if the ps3 is strong enough to emulate it (once they get access to the gpu or whatever you call it).

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    Contributor ifox's Avatar
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    SixAxis as WiiMote? Not so good idea at all...

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    I don't know what power Wii has but you need a lot more power than the original system to emulate ... Does anyone have detailed Information about the Wii processor and gpu?

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    If gamecube as hardware finished in 2000,has something like 10.4Gflops powerprocessing (cpu powerpc G3/ 750cxe/486Mhz + Gpu flipper162MHz/ati sub radeon 1 model year 2000 ) and wii is a "gamecube turbo" have early 15/20Gflops overall ...a ps3 with cell with 188Gflops whithout counting with RSX can sustain/processing (25.1Gflops *7 + Powerpcengine/970like/PPU) with very good homebrew, sdk or VMM (virtual manager machine) maybe have much power to emulate with good level.

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    Rule of thumb i believe is something like you need seven times the original consoles processing power to emulate it, but of course thats just a rough guide. Taking a look at the lack of a decent ds emulator on the pc leads me to believe that even if the power is technically there, it will definitely no be as simple as covering the cpu power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifox View Post
    SixAxis as WiiMote? Not so good idea at all...
    Well you could use the Wiimote on the PS3, since it also uses bluetooth.

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    Well as far as I know the 60gb pal unit uses software emulation to run PS2 games, so it CAN emulate PS2 level games. Now, this doesn't answer the question, just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerfelCadarn View Post
    Well as far as I know the 60gb pal unit uses software emulation to run PS2 games, so it CAN emulate PS2 level games. Now, this doesn't answer the question, just a thought.
    A little off topic, but i am curious if it would be possible to run PS2 games on newer PS3 systems without PS2 compatibility once it is hacked?

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    An emulator that is programed by sony and built into the firmware of the console is very different to a homebrew community made emulator. Dont expect last gen emulators ala xbox, ps2 let alone wii for a good while. Ask again later on in the consoles lifetime and maybe you wil get a different answer.

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    Yeah true.... but i think a Dreamcast emulator is my first wish, and it's not a chimera

 
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