While emulation on the PC has been receiving cool stuff with multi-core CPU emulation in Yuzu and asynchronous shader caching in Cemu to eliminate stutter, the PSVita and 3DS have also received some emulator developments of their own. In this article, we’ll be looking at further DaedalusX64 progress on the Vita and mini vMac 3.0pre2 for the 3DS!
A look at recent progress on DaedalusX64 for the Vita
As of right now, the latest DaedalusX64 nightly is pretty old so to use this updates, you can either compile the source code from GitHub or download pre-compiled VPKs from VitaNuova’s Discord by trusted members. TheFlow recently shared a new VPK.
Mini vMac 3.0pre2 released for the 3DS
Moving over to the 3DS, the console has received an update to its Mini vMac port after it was resurrected with version 3.0pre1 last weekend. For those who haven’t of Mini vMac, it is an early 68k Macintosh emulator which allows one to either emulate a Macintosh Plus or a Macintosh II meaning that you’ll be doing most of your bidding in System 6 or System 7 (up to 7.5.5).:
WarCraft: Orcs and Humans running on Mini vMac on a New 3DS! (Video)
Now, the 3DS port by developer TaraHolelnt has received another update with the version number 3.0pre2 which brings along:
Three new screen resolutions including:
An 800×480 mode
A 512×384 mode @ 2 colours (Black & White) which is similar to the Mac Plus’ native resolution of 512×342
A 256 colour 1024×768 mode which is effectively unusable since it’s very slow and too large (thus resulting in very small pixels) for the 3DS’ screens
A user interface has been added for when you’re inserting a disk
Display conversion is now a little faster
You may get Mini vMac 3.0pre2 for your 3DS from its GitHub Release Page. Vita users can use Basilisk II to emulate newer 68k Macs with pretty good results.
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