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PCE Emu: PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Emulator for PS3 Arrives


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201w ago - Today Rakashazi posted on Fobby.net (linked above) that he has released a PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Emulator for PS3, Android and iOS called PCE Emu.

Download: PCE Emu v1.3.0 for PS3 / [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: "This is a port of Mednafen's PC Engine emulation to Android, and my first ever emulator port. I've only tested on a Droid/Milestone for now but hopefully it will run on other devices.

I'm planning to have regular updates with more features/optimizations and other emulator ports in the future. Hope you'll enjoy it!"

PCE Emu supports homebrew PS3 JailBroken consoles (runs HuCards only) and the PS3 port supports bin+cue format CDs.

PCE Emu Details: PCE.emu is PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 emulator written in C++ for Android, iOS and PS3.

It uses the emulation backend from Mednafen and is built on top of the Imagine engine. The source is released under the GPLv3 license.

Features:

• Accurate emulation and high compatibility rate.
• Zip file support
• CD emulation via loading cue files, you must have a system card rom named syscard.pce in the same directory as your cue files.
• Cue files may use external audio tracks in Ogg Vorbis & Wav (PCM, ADPCM, etc) formats (not working on PS3 currently)
• Optional on-screen multi-touch controls in addition to keyboard controls (needs Android 2.1 for multi-touch)
• Backup memory and save state support, one auto-save and one manual slot for save states
• No user activation or other nonsense

Performance Notes (as of version 1.3.0):

• Android : 55-60fps with hucards on a 550Mhz Droid running Android 2.2. CDs may need slight overclock (600-700Mhz) to run at similar speeds depending on the game's screen mode. On-screen controller can cause a small speed hit so disable it when not in use, will be optimized in the future.
• iOS: 60fps on iPhone 4 with hucards & CDs (~50% cpu utilization). 20-30fps on iPod Touch 2nd gen.
• PS3: 60fps with hucards & CDs.

Controls for PS3:

• D-pad : navigate menus (Up & Down), Left to go up a directory in file picker, Right to select highlighted entry
• Cross : confirm/select menu entry, Button I
• Circle : cancel menu entry/go back, Button II
• Select : Select
• Start: Run
• L2 : open/dismiss menu
• R2 : Fast-forward

Currently known issues/bugs:

• No international character support in gui
• Not really a bug, but when running on a case-sensitive file system make sure your CUE file specifies references in the same case as on the file system.
• PS3: only 1 controller is supported
• PS3: loading a CUE file with external audio tracks causes the system to lock up
• PS3: sound is not synced properly, causes slight distortion in the audio

Changelog:

Version 1.3.0 (2010.11.08):
• Updated to Mednafen 0.9.14-wip core with various emulation fixes
• 16-bit image rendering enabled to decrease GPU bandwidth and improve speed for devices where this is a bottleneck
• PS3: Updated to use firmware 3.41 libraries, fixes slowdowns in games that use larger than 256 pixel wide screen modes
• PS3: CD images now work, but only bin+cue for now. images with external audio tracks cause a system lockup



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#7 - PS3 News - 156w ago
Thanks for the update violentcris, I have now promoted it to our main page and +Rep!

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#6 - violentcris - 156w ago
It's been awhile since the last update, but today the PCE Emu PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 emulator for PS3 version 1.4.0 is available for both 3.41 and 3.55 PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (1.03 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.03 MB) / [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: PCE.emu is a PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 emulator written in C++ for Android, iOS, WebOS and PS3. It uses the emulation backend from Mednafen and is built on top of the Imagine engine. The source is released under the GPLv3 license.

Main Features:

  • Accurate emulation and high compatibility rate (Note: Data swapped TG16 roms are not supported, see known issues below for a fix if you're getting a black screen on load)
  • Backup memory and save state support, auto-save and ten manual slots for save states
  • Supports ROM-based games in .pce and .sgx formats, optionally in .zip files
  • CD emulation via loading CUE or TOC+BIN files (select a system card rom in the options, for versions On-screen Controls
  • iOS: Minimize Bluetooth input latency and make BTstack an optional package, you'll be prompted to install it the first time you start a Bluetooth scan
  • iOS: Fixed a possible Wiimote detection issue
  • iOS: Fixed app start-up in portrait mode on iPad and add better default settings
  • SNES: Mouse support
  • MD: Master System support
  • MD: SVP support for Virtua Racing (Note: you need a very fast device for this)
  • PCE: Updated PS3 port with multi-controller support and fixes for external audio tracks on CD games

PCE Emu Version 1.3.30 Changelog:

  • Better error handling and messages when a saving a state fails
  • Configurable Menu and Fast-forward hot-spots for the touch screen (set under On-screen Config)
  • Android: Updated Bluetooth event processing system to minimize latency caused by buffered events
  • PCE: Optimizations to CD reading code


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#5 - dipartimento - 201w ago
Great emu!! Cheats please?

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#4 - oVERSoLDiER - 201w ago
Dooh ! Long time ago I've seen it.

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#3 - Romualdpsp - 201w ago
turbo 16 grafx hd

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