How Does Pandora Emulate So Well?


bentomo

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I've been looking forward to the pandora for some time now, granted I didn't pre-order because I wanted to see what the first impressions would be, and I've seen a few videos of it emulating n64, ps1 and even dreamcast. And all of the games I've seen so far seem to run almost flawlessly.

My question is, how does the pandora emulate so well when computers 4 times as powerful can't run them at all.


Is the pandora just that good at simulating the architecture of the console?


On a side note is there a planned date for the second batch to come out?

And here's the really far fetched question: Does the pandora have the potential to emulate the gamecube? (crazy I know, and probably sounds like I'm stuck in a pit of noob)
 

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bentomo said:
I've been looking forward to the pandora for some time now, granted I didn't pre-order because I wanted to see what the first impressions would be, and I've seen a few videos of it emulating n64, ps1 and even dreamcast. And all of the games I've seen so far seem to run almost flawlessly.

My question is, how does the pandora emulate so well when computers 4 times as powerful can't run them at all.


Is the pandora just that good at simulating the architecture of the console?


On a side note is there a planned date for the second batch to come out?

And here's the really far fetched question: Does the pandora have the potential to emulate the gamecube? (crazy I know, and probably sounds like I'm stuck in a pit of noob)


What do you mean Computers can't run them at all?

Computers been running them Perfectly for last 10years...
 
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Pretend you got this email

Hi,

You can now place a pre-order for the Second batch release of the
Pandora. The expected release date is October. It is possible that you
will get your Pandora sooner than this as there are a limited number
of places left in Batch 1.'

Ordering from Batch 2 is the only way to be guaranteed of receiving a
Pandora before Christmas.

Updates on the progress will be posted, as available, on our website
Developer Blog/Current Status and the Pandora forums at http://www.gp32x.de.

The Pandora includes a battery, power adaptor and stylus and has a 12
month warranty. It is built in England.

Please forward your full name and address, so we are able to generate
an order number for you. Payment is by credit card via Google
checkout. Other payment options are available on request - Bank
Transfer/Cheque/Money order.

Please confirm the items you wish to purchase and the shipping method
- if outside the UK. We will then forward a Google Checkout request
for payment.

Thanks
Debs

USD PRICE

Pandora - $349

Accessories:
TV Out - $21.99
Carry Case - $21.99
Battery - $30.99
Power Adaptor - $14.99
Stylus - $8.00
Dev Fund donation - $20

Air Mail shipping - $25
UPS 24/48 hr shipping - $49


UK GBP PRICE

Pandora - £279.99 (includes VAT)

Accessories:
TV Out - £14.99
Carry Case - £14.99
Battery - £21.99
Power Adaptor - £9.99
Stylus - £5.50
Dev Fund donation - £10

UPS/Special Delivery shipping £8.00 (UK)


EURO PRICE

Pandora - 340.99€ (includes VAT)

Accessories:
TV Out - 18.50€
Carry Case - 18.50€
Battery - 26.75€
Power Adaptor - 12.50€
Stylus - 6.70€
Dev Fund donation - 15.00€


Air Mail Shipping - 17.56€
UPS 24/48 Hr - 36.97€
and send an email with your data to openpandorasales@gmail.com

They'll get back to you then.
 
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gamingarena said:
bentomo said:
I've been looking forward to the pandora for some time now, granted I didn't pre-order because I wanted to see what the first impressions would be, and I've seen a few videos of it emulating n64, ps1 and even dreamcast. And all of the games I've seen so far seem to run almost flawlessly.

My question is, how does the pandora emulate so well when computers 4 times as powerful can't run them at all.


Is the pandora just that good at simulating the architecture of the console?


On a side note is there a planned date for the second batch to come out?

And here's the really far fetched question: Does the pandora have the potential to emulate the gamecube? (crazy I know, and probably sounds like I'm stuck in a pit of noob)


What do you mean Computers can't run them at all?

Computers been running them Perfectly for last 10years...
Not all games, the pandora seems to have better compatibility then any emulator I've seen so far.
 
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bentomo said:
Not all games, the pandora seems to have better compatibility then any emulator I've seen so far.

Um currently PSX emulation, has pretty shaky compatibility, and N64 even more so. I'm not knocking the emulators or the coders, as the emulators are in beta state, but emulators on the PC have far greater compatibility.

And if we do ever see dreamcast emulation, it won't be able to run games that used the WinCE libraries (or any games that used the MMU), whereas the PC Emulators can.

There are many reasons to love the Pandroa... don't make up ones that don't exist :p
 
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bentomo

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I didn't think I was making them up.


This is the dreamcast video I was talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXJ0WtWGRLE
 

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I wish the Pandora could emulate GC too, but that's definitely not possible at anything close to playable speeds no matter what you consider playable. GC emulation isn't gonna happen on handhelds for a few years, which is a pity, I'd love to play Zelda WW on the go.

mali said:
Pretend you got this email

Hi,

You can now place a pre-order for the Second batch release of the
Pandora. The expected release date is October. It is possible that you
will get your Pandora sooner than this as there are a limited number
of places left in Batch 1.'

Ordering from Batch 2 is the only way to be guaranteed of receiving a
Pandora before Christmas.

Updates on the progress will be posted, as available, on our website
Developer Blog/Current Status and the Pandora forums at http://www.gp32x.de.

The Pandora includes a battery, power adaptor and stylus and has a 12
month warranty. It is built in England.

Please forward your full name and address, so we are able to generate
an order number for you. Payment is by credit card via Google
checkout. Other payment options are available on request - Bank
Transfer/Cheque/Money order.

Please confirm the items you wish to purchase and the shipping method
- if outside the UK. We will then forward a Google Checkout request
for payment.

Thanks
Debs

USD PRICE

Pandora - $349

Accessories:
TV Out - $21.99
Carry Case - $21.99
Battery - $30.99
Power Adaptor - $14.99
Stylus - $8.00
Dev Fund donation - $20

Air Mail shipping - $25
UPS 24/48 hr shipping - $49


UK GBP PRICE

Pandora - £279.99 (includes VAT)

Accessories:
TV Out - £14.99
Carry Case - £14.99
Battery - £21.99
Power Adaptor - £9.99
Stylus - £5.50
Dev Fund donation - £10

UPS/Special Delivery shipping £8.00 (UK)


EURO PRICE

Pandora - 340.99€ (includes VAT)

Accessories:
TV Out - 18.50€
Carry Case - 18.50€
Battery - 26.75€
Power Adaptor - 12.50€
Stylus - 6.70€
Dev Fund donation - 15.00€


Air Mail Shipping - 17.56€
UPS 24/48 Hr - 36.97€
and send an email with your data to openpandorasales@gmail.com

They'll get back to you then.
I was honest and told them someone told me preorders were open when I sent them my info :p
 
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Jdbye said:
I was honest and told them someone told me preorders were open when I sent them my info :p
Sure, feel free to add some more info to the mail nobody is interested in anyway :p
Just joking round ;)
The mail preorder is there so that people who are interested in the device can preorder before the newsletter is sent out. If someone registers on the boards and asks, he is qualified, imo.
 
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Tokiopop said:
Actually... What happened to that DC emu?

The first rule of Perfect Dreamcast Emulation on Pandora Club is you don't ta... CRAP!
 
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Ye watching that Daytona video again made me lust after getting hold of that Dreamcast emulator again.

AFAIR the original developer lost interest and Avensis took it on but there's some kind of bug preventing it starting at the moment.
 

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NullDCe is having code clean up right now and will be posted here: http://code.google.com/p/nulldce/
drk||raz and zezu are probably too busy atm with something to finish though.
 

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bentomo said:
I've seen a few videos of it emulating n64, ps1 and even dreamcast. And all of the games I've seen so far seem to run almost flawlessly.

you have seen the rare games running.

for example tekken 3 can't be run on the pandora

*crying*
 
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ahahah said:
bentomo said:
I've seen a few videos of it emulating n64, ps1 and even dreamcast. And all of the games I've seen so far seem to run almost flawlessly.

you have seen the rare games running.

for example tekken 3 can't be run on the pandora

*crying*
Waah? :eek: The only PSX fighting game I have here and it doesn't work onto the Pandora? Why this game? Is it so exotic? ^^""
 
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fusion_power said:
ahahah said:
bentomo said:
I've seen a few videos of it emulating n64, ps1 and even dreamcast. And all of the games I've seen so far seem to run almost flawlessly.

you have seen the rare games running.

for example tekken 3 can't be run on the pandora

*crying*
Waah? :eek: The only PSX fighting game I have here and it doesn't work onto the Pandora? Why this game? Is it so exotic? ^^""

It's Tekken the piss.
 
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Was that email sent to pre-orders? Because I have not received it... and if I didn't receive that, maybe I didn't receive my delivery email... eeek!
 

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Was that email sent to pre-orders? Because I have not received it... and if I didn't receive that, maybe I didn't receive my delivery email... eeek!
It's supposedly being sent to anyone that signed up for the mailing list, but Craig is very slowly trickling it out for some reason. Almost trickling as slowly as the Pandora itself is, I'd say :p
 
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So even when we get the Dreamcast emulator at least full speed some games just won't work? Why?
 
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