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Old 1st July 2014, 04:52 AM
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I got a random idea.
I was thinking of Steam OS and Linux and how much it sucks, even though I'd never tried it, instantly turning me into a hater.
(Hahah, laughs.)
Then I got an idea,
what it the Pj64 Dev Team made a Linux Distro based around Pj64, a full emulator-only OS.
Like, if the N64 had a boot menu/bios when you'd boot it up like the dremcast/psx, just it's PC only and whatever.
Though I do understand how it'd have to be rewrote for Linux, but I don't care.
Just imagine starting up the OS, and seeing a high quality N64 logo pop up with 'Get N' or get out!' below it, and a smooth, clean UI that lets you select what game to play. (How would we get games though? a USB flash drive? or maybe a game center app? Hm. If they do make a game center, then they could also make a SDK.)
With this, not only would it simply be more simple, and clean, but it would also allow more use of a PC's hardware, which could mean better performance for lower end machines.
This also would mean you would use more of the system's power to focus on emulation, allowing for better graphical and sound emulation.
Of course doing this would cost time, and make the developers want money, but who's to disagree that this would be awesome?
I mean, think of steam big picture, just with N64 games.
Lets not forget this could even allow for texture packs be easier to access and share.

Tell me what you think?

Edit: Have you ever seen a post that you posted years past and just thought "Wow I was insane?"

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Old 1st July 2014, 04:54 AM
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Better yet, just improve the current code base
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Old 1st July 2014, 04:56 AM
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Better yet, just improve the current code base
Or they could just make the UI look similr to PPSSPP, I mean, compared to PPSSPP, PJ64 looks boring and dull.
That's what sucks about N64 emulators,
No UI whatsoever.
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Old 1st July 2014, 05:10 AM
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Imo, I think the opposite is true. Sure it's not perfect, but the UI is at least decent...

Most importantly, the codebase needs an improvement. I think this OS thing should not be first priority. If performance is an issue, then simply optimizing the current code will do wonders. Since time is an issue, the developers should focus on the most important things.
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Old 1st July 2014, 05:12 AM
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mupen64.exe -nogui -g [rompath]

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Old 1st July 2014, 05:15 AM
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Imo, I think the opposite is true. Sure it's not perfect, but the UI is at least decent...

Most importantly, the codebase needs an improvement. I think this OS thing should not be first priority. If performance is an issue, then simply optimizing the current code will do wonders. Since time is an issue, the developers should focus on the most important things.
Well, for me, performance is nothing of a problem.
I'm just speaking of people with legacy computers.
And yes, I agree, the code could be better,
I also believe the lack of default netplay really kills it,
this is where 1964 surpasses it,
1964 runs better on legacy PCs, and supports netplay by default.
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Old 1st July 2014, 05:29 AM
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Well, for me, performance is nothing of a problem.
I'm just speaking of people with legacy computers.
And yes, I agree, the code could be better,
I also believe the lack of default netplay really kills it,
this is where 1964 surpasses it,
1964 runs better on legacy PCs, and supports netplay by default.
I love 1964 . From my experience, it had the lowest desync rate out of the 3 kailera emulators.

I'll need to try out AQZ sometime, to see if that's equal to or better than 1964 Kailera. Too bad I can't use 1964 with AQZ netplay plugin. PJ64 only works with AQZ netplay if you enable fixed audio timing, but that messes up the audio.

What kind of UI changes would you like to see?
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