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PS2 Emulation Alternative... PC OS Based Emulator?

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by fuel_f2f, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. fuel_f2f

    fuel_f2f Regular member

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    Just curious... Cause I was thinking of why Emulators run so slow. Obviously because the console has specific hardware and software built just for it, and a PS2 emulator would mean your PC has to emulate the PS2 and then the game...

    So is it possible, or has any1 heard of possible development of an OS based Emulator? I just assume that if there was a PS2 OS designed to run on a PC, it would be able to take full advantage of the computer hardware and even modest computers should be able to run a PS2 game. I'd assume it would be a dual boot OS with windows. A little bit of a pain I'm sure, but it seems like it would have amazing potential.

    Or is this just way too hard to do and code? I'm a software newbie so please be gentle if I'm asking a dumb question heh.
     
  2. smokyrain

    smokyrain Senior member

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    I have never heard of anything like that.

    I don't have any problems running pcsx2, but I also have a good computer to do it.
     
  3. fuel_f2f

    fuel_f2f Regular member

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    Yea but regardless of how good the computer is, theres still issues, and some games just won't work at all.

    Even when I was running a 1090T with 2x 4870's I didn't get an experience that was enjoyable enough to play for long periods of time. And now I've downgraded to an Athlon II quad core (lucky to get a working disabled phenom $$)

    I have no idea how hard it would be to create something like this, perhaps its good in theory, but next to impossible realistically.
     
  4. smokyrain

    smokyrain Senior member

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    Yes I think it would be next too impossible

    When you read all the threads about what the PS2 requires and compared to a pc.

    I found a couple good articles from the pcsx2 site... I think we are just glad to have that emulator.
    Mind you this article was wrote 10 years ago
    http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2000/04/ps2vspc.ars/1


    I do find 0.9.7 a lot better than the previous emulator and can play the few games I do play quite well.
     
  5. osa444

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    if you count your pc spec and ps2 console prices ps2 will get cheaper.so i recomend you to buy ps2 than upgrade you computer (just count how much 1 gb vga now...and a lot of things in your pc)
     

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