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PS364 Nintendo 64 Emulator for PS3 Development Update Details


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147w ago - As a follow-up to their previous update, this weekend EmulateMii has confirmed that the PS364 Nintendo 64 Emulator for PS3 is still under development and has a near-complete hardware renderer.

To quote: Long overdue progress update and... a 1up on bigN!

We must start by saying that yes, it sure has been a while since our last update. Followers can rest assured though that we have been actively developing all of our projects in one way or another. As mentioned before, all three of us have very little time to work on this stuff due to real life commitments, but combined we seem to be getting things done at what we think is a decent pace.

WiiSX has seen some tinkering to try and get compatibility up, but has run into other issues. We have been keeping in sync with pcsx-reloaded whilst trying to maintain the PPC dynarec for it. Eventually we need to add more recompiled functions to the dynarec in WiiSX, particularly GTE. We initially wanted to do a full PPC dynarec re-write, but that doesn't seem feasible time-wise at the moment. Future plans for WiiSX also include porting a hardware renderer now that Pete's OpenGL plugin is open-sourced.

The Wii64 port to PS3 now has a near-complete hardware renderer since our last post. However, the dynarec needs some work to run on a 64bit PPC architecture. The Pure Interpreter core has little (if any) performance increase over the Wii running the same core, so PS364 really needs the dynarec.

Wii64 for the GC/Wii has seen the most in terms of progress. There has been USB2 support added as well as a port of Rice (graphics plugin) amongst other smaller bug-fixes and optimizations since the last release. One notable feature that we're really excited about is...

That's right, high-resolution, custom texture paks are now supported on the Wii using Wii64! Of course, this is still Work-In-Progress, but we're nearing completion.. Expect a release after this feature is complete. We feel like this is where homebrew emulation on the Wii can really shine and provide an enhancement that Nintendo is not able to offer with their official software.








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#78 - PS3 News - 178w ago
Following up on the recent N64 Emulator for PS3 videos posted, today another Team known as EmulateMii have announced that the PS364 Nintendo 64 Emulator for PS3 is currently under development.

To quote: "We've been playing with PSL1GHT, the legal, open SDK for PS3, over the past couple days, and we have a basic port of Wii64 to PS3 already. Expect more to come...

PS. There is some recent news about a team claiming to be working on an N64 emulator for PS3. Just so you know, that story is not about us or about PS364."

More details will be posted on this Nintendo 64 PS3 Emulator WIP as they are available.

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#77 - klitzs - 178w ago
From dx64 irc any one want to try it? it seems kinda hard since i would need to get the source from an old rev like 400's since that is when the sys thing for ps3 and other things were removed and is a longshot that it will work at all:

If you know how to compile PS3 stuff, you can compile Daedalus and try it on your PS3
wouldnt work lol
yes
besides i dont know how to...
but you need the leaked SDK
jxxxxxx has that
check SysBig in Daedalus source
PS3 ready already
if it booted i would be happy
i wish jonlimle was paying attention
he would tell me why it wouldnt work
if you know how to compile things, just compile it and try it

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#76 - wildchapin - 178w ago
nice, i'm glad that the scene is going at that speed.

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#75 - thebomb5 - 178w ago
What I really need is a DS emulator for my PS3.

opium2k's Avatar
#74 - opium2k - 178w ago
Damn, I was genuinely excited for this but after reading the whole fake vs. real debate I've become a skeptic

The reasons being:

video #1: 132 stars - its been too long since I played mario 64 for me to remember but from what I've read the N64 version only had 120 where as the version for ds had 30 more added putting the total to 150

video #3: the jump at around 0:32

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