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28 January 2006
SNES emulation on PSP: Still poor
While doing my every-other-week check of SNES emulation at the boards I found this thread asking "How good is the latest SNES emulation?". The reply from forum member super_tunka:
I am currently playing chrono cross on the snes emu with frame skip set at 5 and 333mhz and it runs flawlessly
So, that's skipping frames like mad and overclocking the PSP from 222MHz to 333MHz. While super_tunka doesn't say, I'd bet the sound emulation is off or at a low quality. And this counts as "flawless"? This is the same problem I ran into with emulation on the Dreamcast: people are willing to deal with ridiculously bad performance and still call it great.

Now that I think about it, this explains a lot about why crap games sell like mad.

Anyway, perhaps Nintendo will finally end this nonsense and make a Super Duper GameBoy that snags downloaded games off some shared storage on the Revolution and gives us great SNES (and NES) emulation in a handheld. And if we're lucky, they'll cut a deal with Sega to handle provide Genesis emulation too.

A man can dream, can't he?


--Matt Matthews at 18:59
Comment [ 3 ]

Comments on this post:


Chrono Cross is not an SNES game. Chrono Trigger is. Cross was for the PS1.

Dreamcast emulation *is* great, if you don't get too demanding. But the best thing about it was that you didn't have to mod your console to run software on it.

By Blogger JohnH, at 28 January, 2006 21:10  

Hey, I'm just quoting the post. I wouldn't know Chrono Cross from Adam.

And NesterDC is great stuff. No other emulators are maintained worth a flip anymore, and most were left half-finished.

By Blogger jvm, at 28 January, 2006 22:12  

I knew you were quoting and it wasn't your statement, just figured I'd point out the inaccuracy. Because I'm really quite pedantic, when you come down to it.

By Blogger JohnH, at 29 January, 2006 05:13  

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