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IceyD the Ice Cold Prince
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Im not sure where to put this so I will put this here I just want to ask is there a way to emulate SSE on a non SSE pc, cause i want to run chankast on my other machine but the procsser has not got SSE. plz can you help me.
 

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correct me if im wrong but if the pc is so old that it doesnt have sse on it will it be worth-while to bother with that and another emu at the same time?
 

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my processor in my my other computer is 1.2 gig athlon

and the reason why i want to do this because on nearly every pc game I own and most emulators i own my other computer runs it better then mine and mine is more powerfull except on the memory front here is both computer specs:
mine has a 2.4 gig athlon xp processor, 512 ddr memory tht r 266mhz, 160, 60 gig hd's, creative soundblaster audgdy 2 and nvidia gforce fx 5200 pci with 128 ddr video memory

my other is well you now the processor, 768 sdram mem tht r 133 mhz, 160, 20 gig hd's, onboard soundcard, geforce 4 mx agp with 64 meg of video memory.

and they are both running windows xp pro with service pack 2.
 

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Suppose it really depends what emus you are talking about. Chankast won't run at any kind of decent speed on a 1.2. I tried it on my Morgan 1.1 when it was my primary CPU. Basicaly every game was quite far from playable.
 

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Kane-Sama said:
Suppose it really depends what emus you are talking about. Chankast won't run at any kind of decent speed on a 1.2. I tried it on my Morgan 1.1 when it was my primary CPU. Basicaly every game was quite far from playable.
well thts wht im tring to find out but i need to know is there a way to emulate SSE om a non SSE pc
 

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Even if it is, it will take will just slow down your pc even more leaving Chankast with (propably) any ram and cpu power. As Kane mentioned already, with that speed it woun't work at decent speed even if it has sse...

Edit: If your that keen on emulating both sse and dc, might just not buy the console?
 

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even if it slows down the computer i would still like to know if it is possable to emulate sse.
 

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Basicaly, I think what is really being said is 'not as far as we know', and even were it possible, it wouldn't be worth it.

edit: From a quick search on google, I found this:
Yes it is possible but it is an EXTREMELY bad idea to try and do so. The whole point of the SIMD (MMX, SSE, SSE2) is to have a single instruction process multiple data. To emulate the instructions on a processor which doesn't have them would involve trapping invalid opcode (INT 6) and emulating the instructions in a loop. This defeats the whole purpose of using the SIMD instructions in the first place. It's better to have different versions of critical performance routines (MMX/SSE/SSE2, MMX/SSE, MMX-only, non-SIMD)and use the appropriate routine for a given CPU after checking what's supported via CPUID level 1.
 

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well tht means basiclly im going to have to upgrade the prossecer on my other pc if I want to try and run chankast on it, its just finding one for tht m/b tht has SSE well thanks for straighting it up for me I just have to find out why my pc runs much wose and my other pc.
 

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lol i had the console and the games work sort of ok on my pc (ecept for sonic adventure 2 trying to find a way to make my card get rid of the texture wall can not stand playing it in wire frame mode) but i just wanted to try to see wht it would like on my other pc.
 
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