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Will there be an emulator for PSP?

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  1. matt bellamy

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to make an emulator for PSP to play Gamboy Advance, Snes and mega Drive games and if so are there any software development teams currently working on one. There were GameBoy and Mega Drive emulators available for N-Gage soon after its launch so it may be possible for the PSP, isn't it???
     
  2. Gliese 581c

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    thats because there were roms available to play from those consoles/handhelds matt. The psp is not as quick off the mark and should think it will be a long way off just yet before psp images/roms are available, if at all. umd is a clever format.
     
  3. matt bellamy

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    I mean a Snes or GameBoy emulator for the PSP so you can play mario or Tetris on the PSP not PSP games on a PC. Sorry if I wasn't clear. So, is it possible to make an emulator for PSP and play roms from the memory stick?
     
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    I'm sure well see some emulators on the PSP. Retro gaming is a big market these days so i'm sure a few official ones (and probably some unofficial ones) will be released pretty soon.

    I see the unofficial sorftware side of the PSP being HUGE with the machines ability to run programs off the memory sticks. You can litterally download anything to them so the possibilities are only limited by what people want to make for it. There are already MAME, Genesis, SNES etc emulators available for the PS2 so it should be very easy to port these across to PSP.

    I would say that the PSP is also an ideal format for playing emulators on as a lot of the old arcade, MD, SNES, GBA games are perfect for the pick up and play nature of the PSP! :thumbsup:

    I've got various emulators on my iPaq as well (MameCE, Speccy emulator etc.) but the controls aren't that hot. The games run well on it though!
     
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    i cant imagine coding between the ps2 and the psp being any different from each other
    yes there will be emulators for it soon enough, im pretty sure the will just port them straight accross from the ps2
     
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    Be interesting to see how securley they have the system locked down to prevent stuff like this.

    I imagine the machine will be chipped very shortly, this will dramatically improve the chances of emulators becomming available.
     
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    oh sorry matt, I think you were clear mate, I just mis-read it. I wont repeat what gthom3 just said as he's hit the nail on the head.
     
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    update :

    gameboy emulator now available for psp :smashin:
     
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    Downloaded, tried and tested :)

    Works a treat :thumbsup:

    Now just gotta wait till it supports more than 1 game, has sound, support saveing, full screen support for the PSP etc..... Obviously the benefit of the doubt is given since he's the first one to do it (that we now know of) and he's done a great job so fast.

    Big :smashin:

    What now? NES/SNES/MEGADRIVE/MASTER SYSTEM etc.... Bring 'em on

    Interesting stuff here

    tris
     
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    I take it it only works on the non flashed jap consoles ?????? Not much use if you want to play games wirless.
     
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    The chap who does xsnes9x is working on a snes emulator for it. I read on another forum yesterday. That will be interesting

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    Does it work on the US consoles ? Not by the sounds of it, it has the latest firmware.
     
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    I couldnt say for sure, it just says that it works on the Japanese model as long as it is 1.0

    Its early days yet as people say, there'll be available for all in the next few months:)

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    Yo aight ppl does any1 no da release date for world snooker challenge 2005 on psp
     
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    Mmmmm If it only works on version 1.0 firmware it aint going to work on the US units. It seems pointless developing an emulator which will only run on a tiny proportion of units.
     
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    I doubt anyone has a 1.0 unit anymore, i would think that every1 updated
     
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    Mines still 1.0 :D

    The emulator works great apart from only being able to support 1 rom, no sound, no save feature and a bit slowish.

    But hey, its early days yet. It is inevitable that the emulators that are gonna be available for it in their final release will work on 1.5 as well.

    Patience people, (including me, the king of patien :rotfl: dont make me laugh get these things going now, now i tell you :devil: )

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    I think it's going to be a about a year before you start seeing any "full" and stable emulators for it. There's usually a flood of experimental emulators to start with, but most of the coders give up and move on to something else - after a year you'll see one or two stable ones emerge from coders who have stuck with it.
     
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    See here for news of NES & SNES emulators. :thumbsup:
     
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    Ummm Those interested may want to keep an eye out HERE TOO :)

    They also have forums that are quite interesting

    Personally I cant keep up with all the updates and releases, they seem to be coming fast and hard at the moment. Plenty of bugs/issues to fix, but they seem to be the best at what they do to work things out.

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    i had the gameboy colour emu (the first generation one) and it was arse i downloaded the second edition and it was fine apart from lack of sound.yesterday i got the the snes one and it looks lovely and sounds fine while it lasts but it crashes VERY easily and some games wont even boot up :(
     
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    They still gotta get the save features right too :)

    Still early days yet, but progress is slowly being made which is the main thing.

    I'd imagine in the next couple of months or even weeks they'll figure most the bugs out to fix the probs.

    It only takes time

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    there is now a pc engine emu aka turbo grafx :) i cant get the :mad: roms to work just yet though :( lol.
     
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    How do I download SNES games to the PSP from my PC.
    I have'nt got a clue.
     

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