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No VB Emulator for 3DS yet
Posted on: 2015/4/13 19:10
Nintendoid!
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I am really surprised that there is still no VB emulator for 3DS in the works.
There are SNES, NES, GBC and two GBA Emualtors there already but no Virtual Boy.
Its hard to understand really. This is basically the only emu capable to make real use of the 3D functions.
Even if Nintendo is coming out with their own version it would lack most games.
Therefor a homebrew version would be very cool.
It is also very cool that the 3DS has just a bit more resolution per eye than the VB. There would be no scaling needed at all.
This could also bring more people to try VB games.

Such a emulator would be a reason for me to hack a 3DS for homebrew. :)
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#2
Re: No VB Emulator for 3DS yet
Posted on: 2015/4/13 19:50
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A guy from spain said he was working on it: http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... t_id=30678#forumpost30678

There hasn't been a change in a while but maybe you can start from there.
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Re: No VB Emulator for 3DS yet
Posted on: 2015/4/13 20:06
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This is not surprising Nintendo never brings back days of past failures. All the old Nintendo games that come with their new consoles are successfully games (Game & Watch, NES, SNES, Game Boy/Color/Advence, N64 and GameCube), you will never find games from the Virtual Boy, Satellaview, Nintendo 64DD, etc.

Nintendo knows when they bury the failure immediately, they would never speak to or will know the current players. When Nintendo has announced the 3DS they doesn't make any references to the Virtual Boy, like they never try to do stereoscopic 3-D before. In Japan they are pefectionist, for them failure doesn't exist, isn't like in occident where people don't had problem to talk about fails and laught with it.

It is in their mentality, I don't say is bad or good is just a fact. Look SquareEnix for exemple, they have put all the old Final Fantay in news consoles, why? Because Final Fantasy is a series success. But for Radical Dreamer, because is a failure, they never talks about this game so hard than a majority of Chrono's fan don't even the game exists.

For Nintendo, at the moment when the Virtual Boy was a failure, the Virtual Boy disappeared from our world. Of course if you ask them directly if the Virtual Boy exists they will say "Yes", they're not stupid or amnesiac. But they will never consider the Virtual Boy in anything. Is extremely rare to saw Japanese people to highlight their failure. The only exception I know is Sega with the Dreamcast, who made Dreamcast's collection, etc, and is only because they need money, so they don't have choice.

So if you want my opinion, Nintendo will never does anythnig who that reminds the Virtual Boy, like for all they failure... Is too bad for people who want to discover these invention but at the same time Nintendo can working to new project. I understand than you hope a tribute for the Virtual Boy and me too, but for Nintendo is more suitable to care for the future...
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#4
Re: No VB Emulator for 3DS yet
Posted on: 2015/4/13 22:38
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There are actually two emulators working right now.

One of them is mednafen's libretro core. It runs at ~8 fps as you can see here.
I don't think there's anyone working on it for the 3DS specifically, but it works because someone ported RetroArch.

The one I'm working on runs at ~20 fps, but it's limited to a few homebrew ROMs. I'm really busy with class, but as soon as I have some free time, I'll rewrite some stuff to (hopefully) get it to run at a reasonable speed.
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#5
Re: No VB Emulator for 3DS yet
Posted on: 2015/4/14 23:46
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I can't wait for your emulator Danielps! I check GitHub everyday !

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One Punch Man wrote:
This is not surprising Nintendo never brings back days of past failures. All the old Nintendo games that come with their new consoles are successfully games (Game & Watch, NES, SNES, Game Boy/Color/Advence, N64 and GameCube), you will never find games from the Virtual Boy, Satellaview, Nintendo 64DD, etc.


Dreamcast was a commercial failure (sort of), but had lots of great games. It makes sense that people still talks about it and that there's money to be made by Sega. 64DD though ? What should Nintendo say about it, Doshin the giant has been ported to the gamecube and still failed. No one cares about Satellaview outside of Japan, and for good reasons.

It has nothing to do with "japan perfectionism" or "Nintendo mentality". There is little to say, noboby was interested at the time, even less today, so they don't talk about it. You can spot the Virtual boy in several 3DS games, they're not ashamed or anything about it.
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#6
Re: No VB Emulator for 3DS yet
Posted on: 2015/4/15 11:58
Nintendoid!
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@danielps
thats a very cool project. Looking forward to see it done :)
I think the 3DS or at least the new 3DS should be able to handle VB emulation at full speed. The good thing is, that the VB Games library is very small and it should be easier to get all games to work.
Teleroboxer, red alarm or Wario should look great on that 3D screen.

About Nintendo, well they show or mention the VB quite often. You can get the VB in lost of games as a Trophy so I would say they did not ban the VB out of their side ^^
VB on virtual console however I belive that the will come out with such after we seeing it on homebrew first.
That would not very new.
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