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Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:44 am

Does any one know of the Pi zero can handle N64, PlayStation and Dreamcast emulation?

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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:17 am

Duhjoker wrote:Does any one know of the Pi zero can handle N64, PlayStation and Dreamcast emulation?
@ duhjoker Sure... and Kim Jung Un is also using them as controllers to launch missiles into the sea of Japan... well, he uses them to emulate the controllers he wish he had... (he considered using Arduinos but sanctions put the kibosh on that !




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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:32 am

Whaaaaaaat?

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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:52 am

Can I get a straight answer please?

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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:09 am

Duhjoker wrote:Can I get a straight answer please?
Sure, sorry. What do you mean by emulation... let me simplify my question (and yours) do you want to 'make' a playstation emulator with a PI Zero? If so, the answer is no. Otherwise, I don't understand your question. :)
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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:12 am

Well emulation station has many emulators like game boy and NES and so on including PlayStation. I am wondering if the zero can handle the emulators listed in the title?

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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:18 pm

Dreamcast... No way. It will run at maybe 1fps even overclocked to the hilt.

PS1 is a trickier answer. Some games will run acceptably when it is overclocked to extreme levels but many will not. This based on my use of the Pi 1. You are much better off with a Pi 3.

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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:20 pm

I have a pi 2 but i need it be slimmer. Know any one with the skills to dis-assemble a pi?

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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:20 am

I desoldered an RPi 2 to the point where it's as flat as an Pi Zero. There's a guide from Adafruit (search: Diet Raspberry Pi) that takes you through the basics. I would tell you from my experience as a first-timer that I was really lucky ending up with a working Pi 2. PM me if you want some pointer/lessons learned.

Also for reference my project is for a self contained GameBoy sized system.

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Re: Pi zero N64 and Dreamcast

Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:44 am

Duhjoker
I don't have a Pi Zero, but as its an original Pi SOC with a faster CPU PlayStation and N64 Emulation is possible to an acceptable level. Dreamcast however is beyond the single ARM Core. A RPi2 will be approximately 50-60%, with no sound, depending on the Title and a Pi3 will Emulate a Dreamcast WITH sound to a very acceptable level of performance.

Check the Emuation thread for all your Emulation needs!
Link - viewtopic.php?f=78&t=54357
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