#15 Possible Power PC Emulation Fix?

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2013-01-11
2002-10-11
Anonymous
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I really want to emulate a Power PC. I know it isn't
technically possible yet, but nonetheless I want to. I
had an idea -

My computer is definitely powerful enough to BE a Power
PC, so what exactly do programs check when they tell
you 'This program will only run on a PowerPC'? Would
it be possible to change that and make the program run
anyway, even though you actually aren't emulating a
PPC?

Mac wizards, help me out!

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    No.

    You having a "powerful" processor does not magically cause
    the several person-years of software development time
    required to write PPC platform emulation code to
    mysteriously disappear. Does your computer emulate a space
    shuttle merely because it has hundreds of thousands of times
    more processor power than the real shuttle does?

     
  • french1eiht7
    french1eiht7
    2004-11-13

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    yeah, the reason why you cant run PPC apps on a 68K is that
    PPC apps use instructions for PPC processor that cannot be
    understood by a 68K processor/emulator