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Old 15 November 2005, 06:04   #7
The Ancient One
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kansas City/USA
Age: 63
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Good point. Emulation is something that is elegantly simple in concept, but which can be excruciatingly complex to do properly, especially when emulating a platform with a fairly complex architecture. Emulating an Apple II series is relatively straight forward compared to an Atari 800 or Commodore 64, and both of those are considerably simpler to emulate than an Amiga. Actual translation of the binaries that run on one machine into binaries that would run on another may sound as if it would be easier to do, but in reality, I suspect that the complexity of that task would be enormous, which goes a long way towards explaining why emulation has long been the favored approach.
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