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blasterreal 28 September 2010 16:02

WinUAE ppc support?
 
@tonywilen

Do you think WinUAE ppc support?
if you are not thinking why?

TCD 28 September 2010 16:04

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=43990
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=32739
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=27770
etc.

blasterreal 28 September 2010 16:14

Sorry, im 1 billion message is taken

TCD 28 September 2010 16:19

The question 'why not' was just answered many times :) No need to feel sorry, but you could use the search function next time ;)

Mequa 28 September 2010 16:23

Even if WinUAE were to incorporate the PearPC or QEMU core (modified to work with Amiga software), with support for JIT, I don't think there would be any performance advantage over the current 68k emulation. So there would be no real advantage from running PowerPC builds over 68k ones.

Now, if Hyperion Entertainment were looking for a software emulation platform for AmigaOS 4, and were willing to sponsor development of such a platform, then perhaps UAE could provide a suitable base to expand upon (as it already provides support for 'classic' Amigas). It may even be faster than their expensive and underpowered hardware too. Ah, one can dream :D

pintcat 28 September 2010 18:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mequa (Post 704110)
Even if WinUAE were to incorporate the PearPC or QEMU core (modified to work with Amiga software), with support for JIT, I don't think there would be any performance advantage over the current 68k emulation. So there would be no real advantage from running PowerPC builds over 68k ones.

No speed improvement, but better compatibility. Note that there's software that requires PPC hardware and thus can't be run in an emulator.

gulliver 28 September 2010 18:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by pintcat (Post 704136)
No speed improvement, but better compatibility. Note that there's software that requires PPC hardware and thus can't be run in an emulator.

Quick examples: Wipeout 2097 and Shogo MAD

Anyway, despite the arguments against both PPC emulation and Netplay from the WinUAE main dev, I still believe those should be really awesome features that will improve the emulation experience substancially.

Mequa 29 September 2010 00:44

Give Toni a break, the task of fiddling with 68K, PowerPC and x86 assembly is one he wisely avoided.

On the other hand, if there are any skilled coders in these 3 assemblies (myself not included) who would like to get their hands dirty adapting a GPL PowerPC emulation core for UAE/WinUAE, such support would no doubt be well appreciated by the Amiga community. :)

Mad-Matt 29 September 2010 00:51

The value of ppc cards would drop overnight. I wouldnt even need my ppc amiga taking up room an more ;)


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