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GEN Emulator on SS

Discussion in 'Saturn Dev' started by Ratamahatta, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    I am very interested in coding a genesis emulator for the SS, is there any possibility in something like that actually working? or would it be too complicated?
     
  2. mal

    mal Member

    Have you seen how fast Denis' SMS emulator runs?

    I don't want to rain on your parade but to quote Denis:

    What does this say about emulating a Genesis?

    BTW how's the Phantasy Star game coming along?
     
  3. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Well, that was an unfinished emulator that he was working on, if someone knows their way around coding and such it can be fast.

    I'm still working on the story for the PS game, and I might add, its a #### good story, you guys will think its PSV ;) The music is being professionally done.
     
  4. mal

    mal Member

    It's good that you're optimistic :)
     
  5. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Gotta Be Optimistic to get something to work the wa you want it to :)
     
  6. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    IMO, a decent Genesis emulator for Saturn *might* be possible, but it would almost certainly require:

    1) A recompiling 68000 emulator - AFAIK an interpretive core would simply take too much of a hit due to pipeline flushing on branches.

    2) Using the Saturn graphics hardware to emulate the Genesis graphics hardware - this could end up requiring that certain aspects of the Genesis VDP not be emulated properly because there's no reasonable analog in the VDP1/2 feature set.
     
  7. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    Would be VERY hard to do...I agree...your asking the SS to be backward compat..... Sorta hard to do...DC had a easy time as it was windows CE...
     
  8. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

    ...but there arn't that many genny emus for DC... I think its possiable but you yould need it at the basic minimums (no Game Genie,etc) but wouldn't menacer emulation be possiable with a stunner ? the same could apply to Sms emulators

    oh well i'm a iddot :p
     
  9. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    Probably, but it depends on the mechanisms used by the guns to make everything work.
     
  10. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

    Yea, but the I don't think the Stunner is well doctumented.
     
  11. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    Actually, Your a bubbles, i'm an idiot :p
     
  12. Captian Crazy

    Captian Crazy New Member

    but what does bubbles mean in this case ? I'm the powerpuff girl or something like that ?
     
  13. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    I dunno what you are but for now i'm the only "idiot" on SX, i'm only an idiot because I made a wish and Arakon made it come true.
     
  14. mal

    mal Member

    You may be the only one with the title of 'Idiot', but there are many others that aspire to it. ;)
     
  15. Daniel Eriksson

    Daniel Eriksson New Member

    Acctually, it isn´t all that hard to make a Genesis emulator for Saturn. There are already one: games like Sonic Jam and Phantasy Star Collection uses a genesis emulator to play the games, and they run perfect! The only thing they don´t emulate is the sound, which is remade.
     
  16. Curtis

    Curtis Member

    I don't think those games are emulated, more like recompiled and programed from the original source.
     
  17. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    And I think I just loaded PS2 and PS3 from the PSC disc into Gens and they run just fine...
     
  18. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    If the games from the PSC disc are emulated, wouldnt there be a way to extract the emulator?
     
  19. Daniel Eriksson

    Daniel Eriksson New Member

    I have also thought about that possibility, but i am not shure if it is as easy as it sounds. But if it would work, it would be #### cool! Also, i saw that there are another Saturn game using the same engine, it is called Micky and Donald somthing and contains Quackshot and Land of Ilusion.
     
  20. mal

    mal Member

    I don't think it's quite that simple.

    I seem to remember hearing somewhere that someone tried swapping 'english' roms for the japanese ones in PSC and it didn't run.

    I can't remember for sure...but there's only one way to find out. ExCyber, do you have the technology? ;)
     

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