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General => Feature requests & roadmap => Topic started by: bongbastic on July 01, 2008, 03:51:37 am

Title: Emulation of Playstation (2) or other game systems
Post by: bongbastic on July 01, 2008, 03:51:37 am
It would be great if one would:

There are mature emulators out there. Even Playstation 2 emulation is possible (less mature) on strong hardware. PCSX emulating Playstation 1 on the other hand should not even need original BIOS file.
Title: Re: Emulation of Playstation (2) or other game systems
Post by: tschak909 on July 01, 2008, 09:15:07 am
I am in the process of writing a media plugin for games. It currently supports MAME, and I am systematically adding support for other systems (this is more difficult than  just hanging an emulator off the end...trust me.) ... Playstation support is in the works, but I am trying to solve a number of issues, before I get beyond the initial MAME support.

-Thom
Title: Re: Emulation of Playstation (2) or other game systems
Post by: bongbastic on July 01, 2008, 10:00:52 am
I do believe you. I guess it must be hard to force them under a new interface.
What will be the Playstation emulator in charge? PCSX?
Title: Re: Emulation of Playstation (2) or other game systems
Post by: tschak909 on July 01, 2008, 10:49:11 am
most likely. however, it will also take major changes to Disk_Drive (assuming this is even possible), to detect the disk, and to send the appropriate media handler messages to the Game plugin... orbiter user interfaces also need to be built, as well as a new media player wrapper...

-Thom
Title: Re: Emulation of Playstation (2) or other game systems
Post by: tailspower2001 on July 09, 2008, 11:11:19 pm
You can but you have get into Ubuntu to do so; similar to how we have get into XP Pro or VISTA Basic on Windows MCE.  I use both mostly because I have an need for Windows and need streaming to my X-BOX 360.
If it supported windows media center extenders like the X-BOX 360 then like Windows MCE their wound be no PC in living room; the DISCover My Games PC Gaming Console is about the only resone to have an PC with Windows MCE.