DS emulation on PocketBeagle (question)

Hi everyone!

I’ve been working on a Nintendo DS emulator and I was wondering how well normal emulators like DesMuMe would work on the PocketBeagle. The PocketBeagle has the perfect form factor and a good amount of power for an emulator, and all the extra IO is perfect for SPI screens and buttons.

I’m aware that there really aren’t any DS emulators designed specifically for Beagleboards, but DesMuMe has a Linux desktop version. Would this work at all on the PocketBeagle? Which distro would be best, for a high-power application like this? I just want an opinion from a Beagleboard expert.

Thanks so much for your time!


Have you seen the GamePup?

With the AM3358-based (ARM Cortex-A8) Beagles, you are looking at Pandora-level emulation capabilities. There’s quite a bit of information out there regarding what ARM Cortex-A8 can handle. The emulators optimized for Pandora would generally be well optimized for PocketBeagle as well.

thanks so much, this is just what i needed to hear!