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    I know there is regular emulators for final fantasy, but why no make individual emulators for each game, as opposed to one emulator. Or on top of that why not port these old snes games over to App cataolog, or make mobile version of them for Palm like the Iphone has done already (street fighter). We all know the pre's can handle it (NOVA, SIMS 3) Forget all these knockoff RPG's and fighting games give us some real classics
    Last edited by wellwellwell11; 05/12/2010 at 05:01 PM.
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    1.) Emulators are not native apps, they take much more processing than a true app so you can't just say 'the pre can handle it'. For example, it would be near impossible for a Pre to emulate a ps1, while there are some games of lower quality than NOVA. The complex processing is the reason a top tier computer still has trouble emulating the PS2

    2.) ROM distribution is illegal, to create an app with individual games would be a violation of this and would not be allowed on this site, Preware, or the Official App catalog without written consent from the original studios responsible (not gonna happen).

    3.) Writing emulators is no easy feat, that is why you don't see a SNES emulator currently for the Palm Pre, the current ones are not developed in pure SDL and thus require sufficient work from people who expect no monetary return for their work.

    4.) To port an old game, for example an snes game, is much more involved then you would imagine. To do so you would need the original source code, or rewrite it from scratch, and obtain all rights for it, something which could be extremely difficult as so many different companies have contributed to a game and have now split or merged with other entities. Goldeneye is a good example, it was made for the N64, so Nintendo has some rights to it, but PlayStation holds some because of merges, and Microsoft does as well, none of these companies would easily give up rights to this game and all of them want a version in their arcades.
    Last edited by alex.dobeck; 05/12/2010 at 04:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex.dobeck View Post
    1.) Emulators are not native apps, they take much more processing than a true app so you can't just say 'the pre can handle it'. For example, it would be near impossible for a Pre to emulate a ps1, while there are some games of lower quality than NOVA. The complex processing is the reason a top tier computer still has trouble emulating the PS2

    2.) ROM distribution is illegal, to create an app with individual games would be a violation of this and would not be allowed on this site, Preware, or the Official App catalog without written consent from the original studios responsible (not gonna happen).

    3.) Writing emulators is no easy feat, that is why you don't see a SNES emulator currently for the Palm Pre, the current ones are not developed in pure SDL and thus require sufficient work from people who expect no monetary return for their work.

    4.) To port an old game, for example an snes game, is much more involved then you would imagine. To do so you would need the original source code, or rewrite it from scratch, and obtain all rights for it, something which could be extremely difficult as so many different companies have contributed to a game and have now split or merged with other entities. Goldeneye is a good example, it was made for the N64, so Nintendo has some rights to it, but PlayStation holds some because of merges, and Microsoft does as well, none of these companies would easily give up rights to this game and all of them want a version in their arcades.


    ok then can we just get the games, either ported over from the iphone (via the new street fighter they already made for them) or made like that version they made for the iphone.

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