136w ago - Just under a month ago we reported on an SNES emulator for PS3 under GameOS, and today PSGroove reports that work has started on an FCEU NES emulator port for PlayStation 3 JailBreak users as well!
For those unaware, FCEU (previously known as FCE Ultra) is an open source Nintendo Entertainment System and Family Computer Disk System emulator.
To quote: According to google code, it seems a user by the name of shinhalsafar has begun work on an NES emulator for the PS3.
The project seems to be less than 24 hours old, so it may take some time before something playable is released. However, we look forward to seeing what shinhalsafar has to offer.
• initial commit
• fceu codebase added
• Makefile ready
• pkg directory made
• basic main routine setup to start cell calls
• compiles but no NES emulation yet.
• this build no longer compiles. half way into getting fceu to compile properly.
• added utils (unzip and 7zip)
• Makefile attempts to compile all fceu code base now
• a lot of small changes to get this compiling.
• removed the lua code from fceu, will never need this
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This is great news for me. I have been wondering why there was no NES emulator (I actually questioned it in an IRC channel yesterday). My kids enjoy the old retro games I grew up on, and this will bring them another way to play them besides PC. Besides that, Dragon Warrior III will be awesome forever!
Yea, like most retrogamers I have a MAME cabinet that uses a frontend to run a variety of emulators with the classic joystick controls and buttons.
I also have them on my laptop and can use the video out on that to hook up to a TV to run them that way, which is a lot more portable of course.
If I didn't have either of those I probably would be more excited about PS3 EMU ports of course, as I do believe emulation is preservation and every now and then I just have to fire up the classics to relive the good 'ol days.