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« Reply #25 on: 2001-06-02 05:07:00 »
PS2 emulation would be hard because of the way it transfers information around, it uses buses with high bandwidths to minimise bottlenecks whereas a PC doesnt. The way to get around this is to create a virtual bus but I dont believe that current PC's are fast enough to do so yet. Also when people emulate things they dont know precisley what each chip does and they make guesses which is why some games do not work, the game calls a part of  the chip that is not emulated probably becauses they dont know it is there. This is why it has taken so long for PSX emulation to get to a good enough stage whereby you could just get by without a PSX and I don't believe that the next-gen consoles will be emulated to a level where you could play games properly for about 4-5years.
I hope that made sense in the jumbleed up way i wrote it.

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« Reply #26 on: 2001-06-02 05:21:00 »
Of course it will be possible in the future. I wouldn't want to try it on current PC's though.

Think about how much PC's have advanced in the last 5 years ... in 5 years time? We'll be approaching 10GHz. (Moores Law).


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« Reply #27 on: 2001-06-02 11:24:00 »
10Ghz? IN FIVE YEARS!?!?! hell nah just a while ago we reached 1.0 GHZ.. probably a few months... already we can reach .. (I'm talking retail here) but i can get 1.7 Ghz already... five years who knows where the hell technology will be...

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« Reply #28 on: 2001-06-02 15:53:00 »
Ever heard of Moore's Law? It states that every 18 months, CPU speeds double. It's proved pretty reliable over the past, oooh, 30 years or so. I guess you'd get above 10GHz in 5 years slightly applying it to 1.7 as the current speed.

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« Reply #29 on: 2001-06-02 16:57:00 »
Give me more RAM anyday

[This message has been edited by Ant (edited June 02, 2001).]


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« Reply #30 on: 2001-06-02 19:14:00 »
I like Murphy's law better.  It states that for some odd reason, every month or two your computer will completely screw up any you'll be computerless for a week or more.  My life has proven it correct, except this seems to happen more often to me.

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« Reply #31 on: 2001-06-02 21:27:00 »
Thats sounds about true, the longest my pc has remained fine s 6 months and then after that 3weeks then a month so far. b4 thta i had problems wit it every few weeks