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punisher001

Everyone gets what he deserves
Could you please let us know any news about WhineCube? Come on, its been a long time.... Thx, and have a nice day.. :flowers:
 

BlueFalcon7

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Last I talked to him (quite a bit ago) he was writing an assmebler core (I think it was just the core) So, from the looks of it, I think it will be pretty good when it comes out. I also wouldn't be surprised if there was dual core support...
 

Masken

WhineCube author
Here's how it is:

After R7 I hit a wall with compatibility; couldn't figure out what to do in order to make more stuff run properly. So I started working on low-level stuff.

First I made a CPU core testing program, which ran both on real hardware and the emulator, to help find bugs. It was succesful, but didn't seem to increase compatibility.

Next I resumed work on the DSP, intending to make a similar low-level testing program for that too. However, it quickly became obvious that the amount of data that would need to be transferred between hardware and emulator required a direct connection.

Thus I started fixing up the BBA emulation. I am using a virtual network adapter from the OpenVPN project. Right now, it's working well, except when the emulator is recieving data too fast; then it will randomly freeze.

Testing continues as Real Life(tm) permits; my job takes most of my time.

When the BBA emulation is complete, I intend to make a new release. Because all OpenVPN code is licenced under the GNU GPL, WhineCube R8 will also be open source.

I'm not very interested in the Gekko-Dolphin battle; I have begun to see WhineCube as more of a testing platform for advanced emulation technologies rather than an end-user application that would be able to compete.

I still have great respect for both emulators. I'll probably be using one of them when they become playable. :)
 
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punisher001

Everyone gets what he deserves
Thanks for answering Masken... Continue your great work...! :) In addition, it's nice to know that WhineCube is going to be open source software. I assume that other programmers will be interested in helping you! Cheers...
 

zaba_3

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Thanks for answering Masken... Continue your great work...! :) In addition, it's nice to know that WhineCube is going to be open source software. I assume that other programmers will be interested in helping you! Cheers...

Its not like they couldn't help now ;)
 

niuus

Avid gamer & multimedia fan
Here's how it is:

After R7 I hit a wall with compatibility; couldn't figure out what to do in order to make more stuff run properly. So I started working on low-level stuff.

First I made a CPU core testing program, which ran both on real hardware and the emulator, to help find bugs. It was succesful, but didn't seem to increase compatibility.

Next I resumed work on the DSP, intending to make a similar low-level testing program for that too. However, it quickly became obvious that the amount of data that would need to be transferred between hardware and emulator required a direct connection.

Thus I started fixing up the BBA emulation. I am using a virtual network adapter from the OpenVPN project. Right now, it's working well, except when the emulator is recieving data too fast; then it will randomly freeze.

Testing continues as Real Life(tm) permits; my job takes most of my time.

When the BBA emulation is complete, I intend to make a new release. Because all OpenVPN code is licenced under the GNU GPL, WhineCube R8 will also be open source.

Great news from the dev himself. :bouncy:
I'm looking forward for this release.
 

MasterPhW

Master of the Emulation Flame
pura boca, :shaun: cagado
Uhm, what? ET is a English speaking community, so please stay at English.
If you also miss him, you could try to contact Masken at his IRC channel, he's probably idling around there. :p
 

smcd

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something along the lines of "all talk, funny" was he talking about masken, or poison power?
 

synch

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The in context translation would be:

- "you just talk" for the first part
- The second part is harder to translate. The idea is something in the lines of "fearful person" used as a despective.

I can't seem to translate it better, but it's quite a "untranslatable" phrase.
 

James Howard

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I was in Copenhagen for a week. Tried all the bars and found Masken to be the best by far. It is a very small pleasant little place with great staff! Buy the locals a round and be surprised at how accommodating they can be.
 
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