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/vr/ - Retro Games - devices capable of emulation v2

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devices capable of emulation v2 Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)17:45 UTC+1 No.1618928 Report

Hay /vr/

which devices can run gb Emulator with roms? My Guess is that I only know half the devives that can already run an emulator.
Also: what devices could potentially run emulators?

obvious:


PC/Laptop
Tablet/Smartphones/old cellphones
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)17:51 UTC+1 No.1618935 Report

this guy in the other thread i accidentally hijacked said:

"PSP, Wii, maybe Xbox?"
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)17:57 UTC+1 No.1618941 Report

atm-machi probably.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)18:01 UTC+1 No.1618950 Report

Nintendo DS's.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)18:02 UTC+1 No.1618951 Report

GBA SP can.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)18:06 UTC+1 No.1618958 Report

waiters use these thingies that orders can be put in. i've seen some that are almost smartphones. they could probably can run gb games.

i believe some calculators can run gb games
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)18:08 UTC+1 No.1618963 Report

>>1618928
PS2 and GC can, as well.
Some graphing calculators have had emulators as well (some of the higher end TI models i know for sure).
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)18:21 UTC+1 No.1618982 Report

maybe some modern projectors could run gb emu and project the game to the wall. some projectors have many buttons some even have a dpad of sorts (for menu navigation).
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)19:02 UTC+1 No.1619036 Report

google glasses
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)19:08 UTC+1 No.1619049 Report

these wristwatch-addons (as well as conventional wristwatches) might be able to emulate.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)20:38 UTC+1 No.1619254 Report

-E-Boards in schools might be able to run gb.

-The Wii U Gamepad might be able to run emulators (without Wii U connection)

-Doesn't Ps4-Gamepads have a Screen on them? They might be able to run gb.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)20:38 UTC+1 No.1619257 Report

Amiga 1200
http://aminet.net/search?query=gameboy
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)20:42 UTC+1 No.1619267 Report

>>1619049
ment this
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)20:48 UTC+1 No.1619275 Report

I always thought of these buttons on a camera as sort of a dpad.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)20:53 UTC+1 No.1619285 Report

I always wondered about this Pokemon Mini, never had one, i was to cheap TT
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)20:56 UTC+1 No.1619295 Report

maybe there are cash registers with a display that has enough pixels (or several displays from broken ones can be mount above the original)
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)20:58 UTC+1 No.1619297 Report

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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:04 UTC+1 No.1619318 Report

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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:08 UTC+1 No.1619326 Report

whatever happened to this keyboard? Imagine one on which each key has enough pixel to display a different gameboy game :3
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:08 UTC+1 No.1619327 Report

>>1619275

Yes there are some cameras that are pretty much smartphones, which would be able to run the emulator once you put the proper software on it.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:12 UTC+1 No.1619341 Report

???
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:14 UTC+1 No.1619348 Report

-Smart TV
-heart-rate monitor (hey what about medical equipment in general??)
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:16 UTC+1 No.1619357 Report

what about several door security thingies?
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:18 UTC+1 No.1619362 Report

aaaaw man imagine an emulator on a car HUD and you control the game with the actual steering wheel.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:22 UTC+1 No.1619370 Report

i bet there are a lot of mp3 players that could run gb
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:25 UTC+1 No.1619376 Report

this public phone has buttons and a display...
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:28 UTC+1 No.1619383 Report

maybe there are led-traffic lights that can be used as a display for gb games.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:29 UTC+1 No.1619385 Report

PDAs probably.

I'd also love to see someone modify his GPS to play GBA games.

Raspberry Pi can probably run it.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:31 UTC+1 No.1619390 Report

My watch most assuredly
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:32 UTC+1 No.1619393 Report

How come there is no firefox-addon that uses adblock pro to fill the space where ads are removed with emulators running GB Speedrun TASes?

Can someone please create this? I contribute in Bitcoin!
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:33 UTC+1 No.1619396 Report

>>1619390
Is that Game & Watch Gallery 4?
Fantastic game.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:36 UTC+1 No.1619407 Report

is there a bootscreen for android that emulates a random gameboyrom out of a folder everytime you wake the device?
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:36 UTC+1 No.1619410 Report

>>1619390
THE WRIST GAME
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:39 UTC+1 No.1619417 Report

maybe there is a device to monitor wattage that can be repurposed.

Set up = Boot = plug it in the wall and play.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:43 UTC+1 No.1619430 Report

>>1619396
It is indeed. The Game & Watch galleries were why I put the GBA emulator on it. Was the most appropriate thing I could think of to emulate on my watch and I was feeling a touch nostalgic for shit like pic related.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:43 UTC+1 No.1619432 Report

>>1619417
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:47 UTC+1 No.1619447 Report

>>1619393
The Addon could also detect loading times and display a big screen with random gb emulation until the site finished loading completely.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:49 UTC+1 No.1619457 Report

>>1619275
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:50 UTC+1 No.1619459 Report

can clamshell cell phones outer screen emulate?
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)21:56 UTC+1 No.1619480 Report

>>1619457
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)22:29 UTC+1 No.1619551 Report

i heard the computers they used for the moonlanding had as much processing power as a old nokia phone. doesn't that mean the old moonlanding computer could also emulate gb?
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)23:13 UTC+1 No.1619640 Report

SHOOT AND RECORD! SHOT AND RECORD YOUR BEST MOMENTS!
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)23:43 UTC+1 No.1619701 Report

>>1618928
>which devices can run gb Emulator with roms?
Really, toasters can run NES and GBC.
I remember hearing about even video players with an NES emulator.

>what devices could potentially run emulators
Nowadays, it would be slightly hard to list things that can't run one.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)23:46 UTC+1 No.1619707 Report

>>1619362
I can see the headline now: "14 Car Pileup Caused By Man Playing Sonic"
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)23:48 UTC+1 No.1619709 Report

ITT
>it has buttons and a screen I can play games on it
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)23:50 UTC+1 No.1619715 Report

>>1619709
Kirby Tilt N' Tumble will never be the same.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)23:58 UTC+1 No.1619729 Report

>>1619709
Why would I put a game on a giant vibrator?
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)23:59 UTC+1 No.1619735 Report

The Tapwave Zodiac and other Palm pocket PC's.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)00:02 UTC+1 No.1619739 Report

>>1619709
Name one thing that is still being produced right now that has a screen and buttons on it that couldn't run a gameboy emulator.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)00:11 UTC+1 No.1619747 Report

>>1619370
rockbox has a functioning gameboy emulator
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:03 UTC+1 No.1619865 Report

>>1619735
Man I forgot that thing used to exist.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:23 UTC+1 No.1619916 Report

Hey guys, I'm looking for a cheap nes/snes/gba handheld emulator to get for my friend.

Budget is around 50.
I was looking at this.
Any other recommendations?
AFUNTA Jxd A1000
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:25 UTC+1 No.1619921 Report

>>1619916
The other thing I was considering is a used psp, which often go for 40-50.
Then my friend could also play some psp games on it, although I know the psp has some issues with emulating the more demanding GBA games.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:26 UTC+1 No.1619925 Report

>>1619916
That's a good choice there are also some Dingoos under $50 but personally I'd go for a used Xperia Play unless he wants video out.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:28 UTC+1 No.1619930 Report

>>1619925
>>1619925
Alright, thanks.
The afunta is just running android right?
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:30 UTC+1 No.1619934 Report

>>1619930
Nope the JXD A1000 runs some proprietary OS and isn't Android compatible. Neither are the Dingoos.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:31 UTC+1 No.1619937 Report

>>1619925
So something like this then?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Ericsson-Xperia-Play-R800x-Playstation-Verizon-Page-Plus-Phone-B-/161297760499?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item258e1880f3

>>1619934
Ah, ok.
I guess that's a plus for the xperia.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:37 UTC+1 No.1619946 Report

>>1619937
Yup although that one has a reserve that's not met, I bet it's $50 which is your budget. A used X-Play is going to be the cheapest Android you can buy with integrated gaming controls.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)01:50 UTC+1 No.1619982 Report

>>1619946
In the end, I went with this one.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131186642452
Picture looks just fine, and it's only 40.
Thanks for the help.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)02:01 UTC+1 No.1620006 Report

DS lite with flash cart is best bet its portable good battery backlight and buttons
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)02:31 UTC+1 No.1620068 Report

>>1619739
ti84 calculator
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)02:38 UTC+1 No.1620094 Report

>>1619982
Not bad for $40 and chances are the one in the pic is the worst condition one of the lot just to set expectations low. As long as your friend isn't the type to look a gift horse in the mouth. Just be aware that if you want to stock it with any 4th gen games, you'll need a micro SD because they generally only have like 600 meg of free internal memory.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)02:41 UTC+1 No.1620101 Report

>>1620094
The screen looks fine, and that's all that will really matter to him, unless one of the buttons is really fucked, which isn't cosmetic damage, so it shouldn't.
As for space, my friend hasa 16 gig card he uses for his sansa clip, so I'm sure he'll be fine.
Anyway, I'm sure he'll love it, thanks again.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)02:48 UTC+1 No.1620112 Report

>>1620068
wrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a9ZhxMREj0
This is the best video of it. It supports grayscale now I believe and it runs much better. There's also a version for the color TI-84.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)02:55 UTC+1 No.1620129 Report

>>1620006
DSlite's d-pad and buttons are horrible,sure it's got the portability factor but it's not worth it
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)03:01 UTC+1 No.1620142 Report

>>1620101
No prob Bro mine's a beast I'm way into Vagrant Story on it right now and no A1000 or Dingoo is gonna do that. It's also real nice to have a whole seperate device that I can run dead if I feel like and it doesn't effect my phone for jack - plus it's smaller than a bluetooth gamepad.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)03:20 UTC+1 No.1620187 Report

>>1619254
>Doesn't Ps4-Gamepads have a Screen on them? They might be able to run gb.
Pretty sure that's just a touch pad.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)03:46 UTC+1 No.1620245 Report

>>1619739
Arduino board probably too low powered.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)03:53 UTC+1 No.1620264 Report

>>1620129
I think they're ok. The shoulder buttons are kinda lame though (they feel too hard/stiff to me).
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)04:20 UTC+1 No.1620323 Report

>>1620245
I don't know, a ti84 can emulate the gameboy, and the arduino is about that powerful, right?
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)04:23 UTC+1 No.1620332 Report

>>1619370
Well, they're not exactly MP3 players; they're weird "MP5" players from DealExtreme.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)04:41 UTC+1 No.1620375 Report

>>1619430
Can you link a bluetooth controller of some sort to the watch? otherwise I don't see how you could really play anything on that.

On topic: the Nook Touch e-reader.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)04:49 UTC+1 No.1620391 Report

>>1620323
The gameboy has an enhanced version of Intel 8080 cpu. The TI calculator has a more powerful Z80 that in theory is binary compatible with the gameboy cpu. So the TI wouldn't even need to emulate the cpu at all, only the other gameboy coprocessors. That would speed things up quite a bit.

The Arduino Uno (I think that's the barebones model) uses a completely different cpu architecture (Atmel AVR microcontroller). So it would have to emulate the gameboy cpu and all the other chips.

Both the TI and Arduino run at about same clockspeed (15 vs 16 MHz respectively) but I don't know if one architecture can do more per clock cycle than the other. But even if Arduino is more efficicient, it's probably not enough to offset the cost of emulation.

Someone on Arduino forum talks about wanting to make gameboy emulator, but decides he probably needs to use several microcontrollers:
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,182137.0.html
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)05:59 UTC+1 No.1620513 Report

>>1620375
Not to the 80s Zelda game watch but the Android watch had bluetooth yeah. You could use something small like an iMpulse I guess but when I play games on it I usually use the touch screen. I put a large D pad in the center of the screen then primary buttons at the corners of the screen and secondary ones small and in the center of the top and corners if I need them. Then I make them mostly transparent. You can see the controls in that picture I posted if you look closely. They're not set up the way I was talking about in the GBA emulator yet, only the Playstation one.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)08:41 UTC+1 No.1620791 Report

>>1620391
>I don't know if one architecture can do more per clock cycle than the other
AVR starts at 1 cycle per instruction (arithmetic with registers etc.), goes to 2 for branches and memory access, maxes out at 4 for return from subroutine/interrupt.
Z80 starts at 4 cycles per instruction for simple arithmetic with registers and goes all the way to 23 cycles for some instructions involving indexed memory addressing. Also it has far less registers (so you'll be using the expensive memory access instructions more often) and it doesn't have a hardware multiplier.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)08:43 UTC+1 No.1620793 Report

>>1620375
Yeah, played Pokemon yellow on my nook like ten hours, fun times.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)09:56 UTC+1 No.1620867 Report

>>1619370
Sansa Clip+ can run Doom with Rockbox.
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)10:29 UTC+1 No.1620886 Report

I guess neigboring skyscrapers might already exist with enough rooms with lights in them to be repurposed as a giant screen for a gameboy.

Resolution: 160 × 144 pixels
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)12:05 UTC+1 No.1620976 Report

The wiimote can save Miis on them so there has to be some kind of internal memory.
Also the wiimote has a speaker so maybe it could emulate gb without a display (which for example blind people would not care about anyway).
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Anonymous 05/14/14(Wed)23:54 UTC+1 No.1622106 Report

>>1619275
what is the name of that game?
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)02:01 UTC+1 No.1622404 Report

>>1622106
Motocross Maniacs.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)02:07 UTC+1 No.1622417 Report

>>1620129
I believe you can modify the d-pad on the DS family using thin plastic, like the stuff found on electronics packaging, cut into small discs. Theoretically it should respond like older Nintendo d-pads.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)04:29 UTC+1 No.1622748 Report

>>1620886
That'd be awesome.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)15:44 UTC+1 No.1623353 Report

>>1618935
PSP certainly can but you need to piss around adding cfw.

I had a 1000 series that emulated games pretty well.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)16:43 UTC+1 No.1623417 Report

I had of these. All those awesome ports.
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