Talk:Emulation

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Discussion, ideas, brainstormings goes here[edit]

No hurry this rebuilding take days, weeks or more in the way i see, at this day (october 7 2017) the emulation frontpage and talk pages has been splitted and cleaned up completly, the reason for this carnage is because i think is better to start from scratch without any restriction in how are going to look and his purposes, there are a lot fo details needed to be mentioned but this is just an introductory explain of the discussion that goes under this line, feel free to join the party by giving your ideas and oppinions and help to solve the problems

Wiki main page templates restructuring[edit]

I think we need a new template on main page for the game compatibility lists, actually right now are inside a "revere engineering" template and thats not right. Additionally we have the page OFW2CFW game compatibility list that doesnt fits in any other template... so in few words we need a Template:Game Compatibility Lists template for the main page... or something like that (any idea is welcome)--Sandungas (talk) 13:58, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

PS1, PS2, PSP Game compatibility lists in talk pages[edit]

There was some huge compatibility lists made by euss iirc that has been moved to Talk:PS1 Emulation, Talk:PS2 Emulation, and Talk:PSP Emulation. Was made long ago when there was no pages in wiki dedicated to games compatibility, now we are using a new style for game compatibility lists such PS2 Classics Emulator Compatibility List, we should try to move that info to the new format and creating all the needed new pages for the different "emulation enviroments" (i like how sounds this concept btw, is noob friendly, explicit, and accurate)--Sandungas (talk) 13:58, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Bringing back some moved texts[edit]

Probably there are lot of small sentences or sections that has been moved to the other pages... but could fit well here because are general concepts or could work as an introduction... the rule of gold now is this page is "noob oriented" and the others are "technically oriented", im not experienced in emulators so much to make this changes rewriting and moving texts back and forth and i fear to "break" something though--Sandungas (talk) 13:58, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

About the names used in the new pages[edit]

[[PS1 Emulation enviroments in PS3 firmware]], [[PS2 Emulation enviroments in PS3 firmware]], [[PSP Emulation enviroments in PS3 firmware]]... Are long names and a bit redundant, the tail "in PS3 firmware" is because i want to avoid any missunderstandign incase some wiki editor wants to write something related with other kind of emulators (not included as part of PS3 firmware), so if at some point other people wants to create new pages about other type of emualators (standalone programas) then is ok, wiki is ready for that because this names are very explicit, also the names includes the concept of "emulation enviroments" because PS3 firmware contains several emulators of each emulated platform (the newemu, netemu, softemu etc...). To solve the problem of the long page names has been created the redirections [[PS1 Emulators]], [[PS2 Emulators]], [[PSP Emulators]], im not sure if is a good idea to use them though, if someone has a better idea we are on time of changing all this, if there is some important change needed to do related with this page names discuss it here because this is the kind of thing that needs to be changed better soon than later--Sandungas (talk) 14:58, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Some time has passed and there was not much feedback about the new names, and was not positive, and in some way i have to agree that are very complex names, so im going to do some big changes today/tomorrow, in short and in this order: the pages are going to be moved to PS1 Emulation PS2 Emulation PSP Emulation with the talkpages and leaving redirects behind, template in main page needs to be modifyed, together with some links roxanne made in the last days to the pages that are going to be renamed, the other redirects [[PS1 Emulators]] [[PS2 Emulators]] [[PSP Emulators]] needs to stay because appears in the history of other pages when i was moving texts back and forth but needs to be modifyed too
  • Also, i made a partial cleanup of the PS2 Emulation talk page, but still there are some huge tables there intended for game compatibility reports and are empty, are only useful because contains a lot of game names but im not so sure how usefull could be in the future so i dont want to delete them, at least by now, but i want to move them out there to make the talk page usable by reducing his size, after thinking about this a lot (and as a temporal meassure) im going to move all that to a "children" hidden page under the PS2 Emulation talk page, after that im going to move all the ps2 tables i made in my user talk page, i made them there because PS2 emulation talk page was collapsed of info and it started like something very experimental but at this point i think are ok

Table tests goes here[edit]

All tests with tables, design or style experiments to try to show the info in a intuitive way goes here

Wiki avigation tables/lists for emulation frontpage[edit]

  • ps1_emu.self
    • available for PS3 models - all
    • available in firmwares - since 1.02
    • game format - original CD inserted in the drive
    • savedata format (hdd) - dev_hdd0/savedata/vmc/<virtual_memcard>.VM1
    • savedata format (usb) - dev_usb0/PS3/EXPORT/PSV/<Save_ID>.PSV
    • savedata format (mc) - mc_root/ (by using a memory card adapter)
    • technical page - PS1 Emulation
    • game compatibility list - NEEDED
  • ps1_netemu.self
    • available for PS3 models - all (PS1 classics)
    • available in firmwares - since 1.70
    • game format - ISO.BIN.EDAT (officially), BIN/CUE (unofficially)
    • savedata format (hdd) - ?
    • savedata format (usb) - dev_usb0/PSP/SAVEDATA/<SAVEDATA_DIRECTORY>/SCEVMC0.VMP
    • savedata format (mc) - allowed ?
    • technical page - PS1 Emulation
    • game compatibility list - PS1 Classics Emulator Compatibility List
  • ps1_newemu.self
    • available for PS3 models - ?
    • available in firmwares - since 2.10
    • game format - ?
    • savedata format/path - ?
    • technical page - PS1 Emulation
    • game compatibility list - needed ?


  • ps2_emu.self
    • available for PS3 models - CECHA and CECHB (COK-001)
    • available in firmwares - since 1.02
    • game format - original CD/DVD inserted in the drive
    • savedata format (hdd) - dev_hdd0/savedata/vmc/<virtual_memcard>.VM2
    • savedata format (usb) - dev_usb0/PS3/EXPORT/PSV/<Save_ID>.PSV
    • savedata format (mc) - mc_root/ (by using a memory card adapter)
    • game install - yes (only few games, by using a PS2 virtual hdd IMAGE.DAT)
    • savedata format/path - ?
    • technical page - PS2 Emulation
    • game compatibility list - NEEDED
  • ps2_gxemu.self
    • available for PS3 models - CECHC (COK-002)
    • available in firmwares - since 1.50
    • game format - original CD/DVD inserted in the drive
    • game install - yes (only few games, by using a PS2 virtual hdd IMAGE.DAT)
    • savedata format/path - ?
    • technical page - PS2 Emulation
    • game compatibility list - NEEDED
  • ps2_softemu.self
    • available for PS3 models - fats/slim newer than CECHC
    • available in firmwares - since 1.90 then blocked in 3.50 and removed in 4.21 ?
    • game format - original CD/DVD inserted in the drive
    • savedata format/path - ?
    • technical page - PS2 Emulation
    • game compatibility list - not needed (abandoned officially and superseded by netemu)
  • ps2_netemu.self
    • available for PS3 models - all (PS2 classics)
    • available in firmwares - since 3.70
    • game format - ISO.BIN.EDAT ISO.BIN.ENC (officially), BIN CUE (unofficially)
    • savedata format/path - APPDIR/USRDIR/SAVEDATA/SCEVMC0.VME and SCEVMC1.VME
    • settings - by using CONFIG files
    • technical page - PS2 Emulation
    • game compatibility list - PS2 Classics Emulator Compatibility List


  • psp_emulator.elf
    • available for PS3 models - all but CECHB ? (PSP Remasters ?)
    • available in firmwares - since 3.15
    • game format - ISO.BIN.EDAT and APPDIR/USRDIR/CONTENT/EBOOT.PBP/DATA.PSAR ? (PSP minis)
    • savedata format (hdd) - dev_hdd0/home/<userid>/minis_savedata/<SAVEDATA_DIRECTORY>/Files
    • savedata format (usb) - dev_usb0/PSP/SAVEDATA/<SAVEDATA_DIRECTORY>/Files
    • savedata format/path - ?
    • technical page - PSP Emulation
    • game compatibility list - PSP Emulator Compatibility List
  • psp_translator.elf
    • available for PS3 models - all but CECHB ? (PSP Minis ?)
    • available in firmwares - since 3.15
    • game format - ?
    • savedata format/path - ?
    • technical page - PSP Emulation
    • game compatibility list - Needed ? (for minis ?)

Game Compatibility lists (template for wiki main page)[edit]