• GrindingGears
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    3
    ·
    10 months ago

    Wonder if it’ll be able to emulate a PS2 or N64 game properly. You know, systems that came out 20+ years ago?

      • GrindingGears
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        5
        arrow-down
        1
        ·
        edit-2
        10 months ago

        No, it’s a hope. So close with the Pi4, I’m hoping this one is finally capable.

        And yeah, actual availability would be nice too.

        • TeaEarlGrayHot
          link
          fedilink
          English
          arrow-up
          2
          ·
          10 months ago

          According to the press release it’s about 3 times faster–only time will tell but I’m optimistic!

    • m-p{3}OPA
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      10 months ago

      Emulating those platform is significantly more resource intensive since you need to emulate the entire architecture and interpret the assembly code, while more modern game consoles are running either ARM or x86/amd64 which makes emulating relatively simpler.

    • CmdrShepard@lemmy.one
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      10 months ago

      N64 has unique architecture that makes it very challenging to emulate even on hardware several orders of magnitude more powerful. I’ve struggled to run it on a full-size PC with a 7th gen i5 processor.