Originally Posted by TitaniumL
I'm not a dev at all, but I do have a curious question if that's ok. I keep reading about PS3 being PPC and it's difficult having to convert/use x86 based emulators on it. My question is, instead of converting x86 to PPC, isn't there a way to have a x86 emulator to run all the x86 based emulators on a PPC machine? I think devs have already thought about it before but I never saw any mention of it and I'm curious to know
You mean make a PowerPC application that runs x86 applications? A dynamic recompilation is how most people convert things. Which makes it much easier. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_recompilation
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Originally Posted by SonofUgly
Actually someone started working on a 360 emulator, he worked on it for a few months, but has posted about it half a year. It's called Xenia and was started by a Google employee, who started the first PSP emulator, pspplayer.
And there was a forum member on ngemu.com that claimed to be working on a 360 emu, but never uploaded anything and has mostlikely given up.
Also here's a decent discussion on the state of 3DS hacking and emulation, according to it, it's going to be a while:
A random forum member on NGemu doesn't sound promising. Xenia is not really so much an emulator as a piece of it, basically the interpreter and disassembler. 3DS emulation will not be hard. Anybody who takes five seconds and looks at a 3DS ROM dump in IDA Pro knows they use the same encryption on most of the cartridge. The only difference is the header encryption and compression. No known exploits for the 3DS yet, but those will be easily found since this is a handheld. They always get jailbroken faster, because companies sacrifice the protection when making a handheld. Smaller size. If you glitch the 3DS you can get a weird boot screen. There was also a few attempts to dump the RAM, so it's already in the works.