However a wii emu/gamecube emu would probably be a while away - noone has tried to emu the wii before AFAIK and the gamecube (dolphin) emu is designed for the wii and would need alot of porting done to reach playability on the ps3.
Xbox is unlikely but not impossible.
Xbox360 is highly improbable - emulation is a very involved process and even with the raw power of the ps3 it is highly, HIGHLY improbable that anyone would be able to create the emulation process of a 360 which is end-user acceptable for playability anytime soon (within 2 to 3 years).
I would wager to say that 360 emulation on the ps3 is nearly impossible as the 360 uses a modified Dx where as the the ps3 uses a modified OpenGl. So it would be similar to the Wine Project and while it does emulate many aspects of windows perfectly Dx it does not.
What's even better is both NullDC and Dolphin (and yes it plays wii games fine) I have working on the PC in 3D.
NullDC stereo plugin works great
Dolphin works great with 3D for wii games
Dolphin uses processor mostly, GPU not so much so it should actually smash a PC once fully optimized in terms of rendering with the cell.
3D requires double rendering
= Think we have the ultimate console for emu's, for now
Please make it all come true oooo yeh.
Do you really think ps3 can run xbox & xbox360 emulators? Is the PS3 powerful enough to do that, from a hardware perspective? I wonder how smooth they would.
The ps3 gpu is slower than the 360's even if there were no additional overhead caused by emulating the hardware it would never happen. You generally need at least twice the power of the system you want to emulate to begin with.
I would be just happy with dreamcast emu, plus everything before. Gamecube would be nice too, but my fav would be dreamcast like you guys.
This is great news. On the homebrew front, I remember there being some emus (although older, mame, nes,gen etcc... ) that were playable due to exploits in earlier ps3 firmware. (version 1 etc..)
would these emus be usable now? Or easily ported anyway?
Just wanted to point out, i playing around with the ps3 FTP and and browsing the PS3 hardrive i found some interesting stuff, amount them a 3 folders called psp, ps2, ps emu and on the marvel vs capcom 2 downloadable game well the game itself is located on a folder called GDROM and the insides of it are nearly identical to the dreamcast files for the same game it even includes a 1st_read.bin and everything, so maybe it might be posible to use that engine to start the DC emulation!
I wouldn't hold my breath for a 360 emulator, that seems a bit far fetched. Dreamcast definitely seems possible and it seems the PS3 should be able to handle most games at full speed depending on how well Drk||Razi can manipulate the Ps3.
I'm more interested in a mame port that runs all games full speed myself. My regular xbox works great, but some games have slow down.