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post #1 of 21
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Im quite confused about that i mean those consoles are 5 years old and there are no emus for them ?

sure average persons pc wont be able to run the game on ps3 settings but most people on OCN would be able to, i guess.
We have 6 cores cpus clocked to 4 ghz with liquid cooling, 4 gb gpus, and 8 gigs of 2000 mhz ram its more then enough to run 360/ps3 emu game on the pc.

So i do not understand how come no one made emulator yet, even if you have to purchase original game to actually use the emu i wouldnt mind as long as i have a chance to play MGS4,GoW3, new MK etc
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post #2 of 21
Its just completely complex.

Im sure it has something to do with consoles using there own instruction set for the CPU and that and it would be like making a game for the sega saturn (very hard) to try and get an emu to work at least on here
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post #3 of 21
If you take a look at the PSCX-2 (Playstation 2 emu) team's forum, you will see the complexity.

http://forums.pcsx2.net/

Its not the hardware per say, its that certain hardware has to be emulated since they are not existent in a normal PC.

I hope one day ill get good with C and help them out
Edited by DeepEmbrace - 1/28/11 at 12:08pm
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post #4 of 21
I've seen the PS2 emulator in action, and it's a really complex piece of software. I actually use it to play games on (legally), but even this thing still has a thousand and one problems. Up till now I've been able to play one game properly (haven't tried a lot, though), all the others tend to have one problem or the other making them near unplayable.
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post #5 of 21
The hardware is too complex to be emulated. Even with the current state of PC hardware I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be able to run a a next-gen console emulator.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
The hardware is too complex to be emulated. Even with the current state of PC hardware I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be able to run a a next-gen console emulator.
Considering modern PC's still struggle a little bit with emulating the less then 300mhz ps2 .
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I've seen the PS2 emulator in action, and it's a really complex piece of software. I actually use it to play games on (legally), but even this thing still has a thousand and one problems. Up till now I've been able to play one game properly (haven't tried a lot, though), all the others tend to have one problem or the other making them near unplayable.
I got a ps2 emulator to run my actual PS2 games from my PC DVD drive. Its really incredible.
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I got a ps2 emulator to run my actual PS2 games from my PC DVD drive. Its really incredible.
I can't actually get them to work unless I rip the DVD's

Not a really hard thing to do, but it clogs my hard drive.
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post #9 of 21
lol pc games are actually kinda emulating consoles because of those lame ports

but yeah, an emu is something really hard to make and takes many skilled people, also a lot of brute force hardware to run

at least today we have the amazing dolphin
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Dolphan is an amazing Wii emulator, it works quite well. I play Muramasa on it all the time with my Xbox 360 controller so I don't need to go into my sister's room to play Muramasa on her Wii.

Wii is current-gen, but I guess you're only interested in Xbox 360/PS3?
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