QUOTE(LilMikey @ Feb 23 2004, 02:03 AM)
I'm considering buying a Zaurus 5xxx for the obivous reasons however I would like a decently capable gaming device as well. I see that the Zaurus has an impressive list of emulators however I'm having trouble coming up with information on how well they perform as well as how difficult they are to control with not-quite-a-gamepad Zaurus controls. The ones I would be most interested in are NES, SNES, and SMS. I also saw that there was a version of Quake ported to the Z. What kind of abysmal framerates would something like that crank out?
Thank you for your time.
i'm currently going through a load of games suitable for snes, gameboy, c64 and mame. my general experience as been that all 8-bit computers and consoles emulate at 1:1 speed (if not faster). this applies to mame games using the z80 processor.
16-bit and more advanced mame games will be have some form of slow down on the sl-5500.
i've read in one of the post that quake has started to speed up because of the use of soft floating point maths, but this may only be applicable for more advanced zaurus models i.e. cl-xxx.
check out my signature for a link to my wiki page, you may find it useful to narrow down your search for games suited the zaurus joystick layout.
if all you want to do is play emulators you may want to think about a gp2x whose architecture is better suited to this than the zaurus. also the emulators whether ported or native are being handled by guys dedicated to the cause rather than just porting over like for like. this is what i plan on doing.