Upcoming Playstation emulator for Android requires a snappy phone

Upcoming Playstation emulator for Android requires a snappy phone
Old school games for the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis may not pose too much of a problem when trying to play them on an emulator for Android, but ones that are more graphically intensive may require a handset that's packing a fast processor. Fans of the original Sony Playstation console should be happy to know that an emulator is being developed for Android. Although it's still early in development, it's expected that the best experience would come out of handsets that are packing some impressive specs – low to mid-range handsets may not cut it with this emulator. The developer ZodTTD, known for developing other emulators for the iPhone, finds that the Playstation emulator would only be fit for handsets running at least a Snapdragon or Cortex A8 processor. Despite moving along ever so smoothly, it's not ready yet for a release as there are more optimizations needed to have a consistent frame rate for playing games.

via MobileCrunch


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4 Comments

1. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

ff7 screen shot as an example only makes it better :D

2. skitzo82

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

yeah thats great! looks like the beginning of the game.

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Meh. The PS1 had 34 MHZ processor. With proper optimizaions (read proper - not Halo 1 and 2 on the PC which ran on a 733MHZ XBOX but required an insane PC to run at the time)- every phone should run those games.

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yes, BUT, the PS1 was designed for one purpose to play games. Your android phone does other stuff at teh same time. In order to run in the background and able to keep the function of the emulator it will require more processing... Unless you made it so the emulator ran from the bootloader screen to only run at that time, more processing power would be needed. I had a good PSX emulator on my winmo phone, but the way the games ran, it was too slow for my tastes. If it was easy to do, the emulator would be available by now, so obviously it is harder than you think. Reguardless, I am eagerly waiting to buy it so I can load FFVII, VI, IV, and CT on my phone instead of needing a PSP.

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