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Old 07-07-2004, 08:42 AM   #11
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Default Re: Any way to change whats on n64 cartridge from gameshark pro v3.3

> Nowadays every decent emulator has the option
> to directly emulate the RSP, for better accuracy at a slight
> speed cost.

That's completely irrelevant because no video plugins currently process RDP display lists and properly emulate them. This is a combination of several reasons, mostly the fact that there really isn't all that much documentation to go on apart from Mike Tedder's outdated and inaccurate RDP documentation that was released with the last source release of Project Unreality. On top of that is the fact that complete, proper emulation of the full RCP architecture will be slow, no matter how you slice it. I've been doing a large amount of research lately, and apparently the only person to have ever written an actually functional plugin that fully processes the RDP display lists never released it (though he sent me the main source file for the plugin) due to the fact that it was horribly slow. Furthermore, by all accounts from people in the N64 scene, even if you were to have a flawless RDP plugin, you would still end up with graphical corruption, sometimes minor and sometimes not, due to the fact that even the best RSP plugin is still only 95% accurate on geometry transforms.

Anyway, N64 emulation still has a whole hell of a long way to go before it can be considered anything more than hacky crap...

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Old 07-07-2004, 09:29 PM   #12
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> Furthermore, by all accounts from people in the N64 scene, even if you were to have a flawless RDP plugin, you would still end up with graphical corruption, sometimes minor and sometimes not, due to the fact that even the best RSP plugin is still only 95% accurate on geometry transforms.

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Seems to me that if it was only 95% accurate that it couldn't really be considered "flawless" anyway... but maybe that's just me. <img src=smilies/erm.gif>

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Old 07-07-2004, 10:24 PM   #13
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> Seems to me that if it was only 95% accurate that it
> couldn't really be considered "flawless" anyway... but maybe
> that's just me.

Seems to me that you have problems telling the difference between the acronym "RDP" and the acronym "RSP"...


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Old 07-07-2004, 10:58 PM   #14
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> Seems to me that you have problems telling the difference
> between the acronym "RDP" and the acronym "RSP"...
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Oops.. you got me there... I totally overlooked that. Makes a lot more sense now that I notice that <img src=smilies/laff.gif>

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