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Writing a Game Boy emulator
By Thom Holwerda on 2018-07-11 23:28:52

Eventually, I decided to write a minimalist Game Boy interpreting emulator, without support for custom mappers or sound, (and probably many inaccuracies). I called the project Cinoop.

Cinoop is written in C and is open source. It can be run on Windows, DS, GameCube, 3DS, Linux based OSes, PSP, and PS4.

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PS4
By WorknMan on 2018-07-12 01:04:37
Wow, I didn't know PS4 was running homebrew. When did that happen? :)
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RE: PS4
By cb88 on 2018-07-12 02:42:20
PS4 runs Steam on Linux for that matter...

https://media.ccc.de/v/33c3-7946-...
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RE[2]: PS4
By JLF65 on 2018-07-12 12:27:57
Both Sony and MS shot themselves in the foot this latest generation - their consoles are fundamentally just regular AMD64 PCs. Naturally, this will have by far the largest group of hackers available. At least in the previous gen, they relied on custom PowerPC systems that relatively few hackers would be familiar with. While it took almost forever to hack the previous gen consoles, this gen's have been quickly hacked, as the parent post shows.
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RE[3]: PS4
By kwan_e on 2018-07-12 12:50:25
> Both Sony and MS shot themselves in the foot this latest generation - their consoles are fundamentally just regular AMD64 PCs.
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While it took almost forever to hack the previous gen consoles, this gen's have been quickly hacked, as the parent post shows.



What if this is secretly what they want? Regain some cred with the hobbyist hackers to make the system more desirable.
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RE[3]: PS4
By FlyingJester on 2018-07-12 17:34:31
There is way, way more that goes into a platform than just the CPU.
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RE[4]: PS4
By JLF65 on 2018-07-12 20:12:51
Of course there is, and in the latest gen consoles, most of it is still a PC. The ease of getting linux running on the PS4 demonstrates that aptly. And to people voting down my original post, I'm HAPPY they shot themselves in the foot. I'm a big proponent of homebrew on consoles, and have been for almost 20 years now. The whole shot themselves in the foot comment was looking at it from their point of view, not ours. So I worded that first post a little oddly, sorry about that.
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RE[5]: PS4
By kwan_e on 2018-07-12 22:25:01
But again, to take advantage of it, people will have to buy the console.

How is it shooting themselves in the foot if people have to buy the thing to take advantage of it?

"Oh no, looky here, I've done shot myself in the foot. Now you'll have to take your money!"
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RE[6]: PS4
By FlyingJester on 2018-07-12 22:40:21
Consoles are routinely sold at or below cost, and the profit is made through license fees on games.
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RE[4]: PS4
By WorknMan on 2018-07-12 22:53:25
These days, if you want to hack on something, like to run emulators and homebrew, just get a Pi and be done with it. (Or perhaps a Shield TV if you want something with more horsepower.) There's really no reason to buy a console for that anymore. In fact, it's probably more trouble than it's worth, unless you have a lot of free time on your hands.
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RE[7]: PS4
By kwan_e on 2018-07-13 00:14:59
> and the profit is made through license fees on games.

And licence fees are determined on how many of the consoles are sold, regardless of the reason people buy the console for.
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