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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : PS3 How To: Launch WHDLoad Amiga games directly from YDL
   posted by MikeB on 14-Mar-2009 13:15:34 (6648 reads)
YouTube Video Preview: 4 Classic Amiga Games on PS3 with YDL6.1 running E-UAE using WHDload




Here are some nice videos by Hungry Horace showing how to set this up from within Yellow Dog Linux on the PS3:

Amiga on PS3 HD Setup Tutorial - Part 1 / 3
Amiga on PS3 HD Setup Tutorial - Part 2 / 3
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wegster 
Re: PS3 How To: Launch WHDLoad Amiga games directly from YDL
Posted on 14-Mar-2009 16:15:09
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mmkay. So the PS3 can finally do what PCs have been doing for years now? Wonderful. Yet another 'non reason' for anyone to buy a PS3.
I like his loader setup though.


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@ Wegster

Always negative when you can be.

I think it's cool, being able to play Amiga games with wireless gamepads on a big screen HDTV on a slick device as the PS3 in the comfort of your living room (where one may not want to have his or hers PC as well). Multiplayer games was always a subpar experience for me on the PC.

Of course this not only goes for Amiga games, but for other emulated systems as well like Arcade games, which run well on the PS3 using YDL as well.

Hope this tutorial is useful to some.

Last edited by MikeB on 14-Mar-2009 at 04:27 PM.

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Mike - always hyping things that are mundane when you can

Sure, it's fine. I like the guy's setup. But it's not a reason to use the PS3, let alone buy one, over a PC or HTPC.

And sure, I'm sure the small number of users we have with PS3 running YDL with enjoy the tutorials - they're always welcome for useful/interesting things..it just won't sell more PS3s

Oh - PS. thanks for submitting the links actually properly formatted for news. I do wish a few people who often submit would learn the 'magic that is the URL tag'

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Neat, gotta buy a larger HD and install linux on the PS3 sometime..

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MikeB 
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@ Wegster

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Mike - always hyping things that are mundane when you can


I see no real hype in the OP...

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But it's not a reason to use the PS3, let alone buy one, over a PC or HTPC.


I own a PC, IMO this on the PS3 for the reasons giving above is a nice additional option.

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Oh - PS. thanks for submitting the links actually properly formatted for news.


Well, I am still the top news poster here at AmigaWorld, it just happens I haven't posted any news here the past 3 years.

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Some good points:

1. The PS3 is an excellent, full-featured Blu-Ray player.
2. The PS3 runs quietly thanks to its large, low RPM fans.
3. The PS3 plays PS3 games.
4. The PS3 may use less power than a similarly equipped HTPC.
5. Like a certain computer we all love, the PS3 boots very quickly.
6. 400 USD. (This is becoming less attractive. You can build a nice Intel Atom-based HTPC for about 300 USD now, but I don't think you'll be playing Blu-Ray discs out of the box. Add another 150 USD for a decent video card, and it's a wash. Oh, you'll need to run Windows, too, which is a problem for a lot of people and costs more than the hardware itself. All in all, though, Sony is just as bad as Microsoft.)

Someday, perhaps we'll see OS4 on a PS3. With a Gallium-based display driver, it certainly won't be any slower than a Blizzard PPC running OS4. (Re: Gallium, OS4 hasn't positioned itself as a high-performance computing platform--too bad--so there's no reason why the display driver couldn't take over the SPEs outright.)

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@ Wegster

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I like his loader setup though.


Hopefully some day there will be a frontend available for WHDLoad/E-UAE like Wahcade for Linux on the PS3, which supports many different console emulators for Snes, Arcade, Genesis, etc:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y8WrkDRMuI

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Posted on 14-Mar-2009 23:53:30
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This is absolutely the best news ever. Can we make this sticky, pretty please?


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@ Itix

IMO that's an exaggeration, atlhough it's pretty cool how well many classic systems can now be emulated on the PS3 already, including classic Amiga games.

IMO better news would be if AmigaOS4.x would be released for the PS3 and would operate at least just as well as Yellow Dog Linux does on the PS3. That would really open up opportunities.

Last edited by MikeB on 15-Mar-2009 at 01:18 AM.

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My PS3 consumes 170w power. This is more than my 360. The Linux looks horryfying slow.

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I would love to see AmigaOS 4.1 on my PS3 :)


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So would I... they should simply do it... I would buy OS4.1 presto :)

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MikeB 
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@ gunatm

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My PS3 consumes 170w power.


There's very little difference, using a different TV (a device usually required to play with game consoles) probably will have a bigger impact. Higher specced systems often take a little more power,

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MikeB 
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@ gunatm

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The Linux looks horryfying slow.


I agree, a full blown Linux is usually not as snappy as one would like it to be nor friendly for setting up by noobs (well, at least it's free), but if setup properly it's usable for many different functions without additional costs.

Some tips regarding Linux on the PS3:

- I recommend downloading YDL 6.1, unlike some distros it uses the PS3 graphics memory to quickly swap memory (in addition to harddrive swapping). Although YDL may not be the best out of the box distro, it's the distro best tuned for the PS3.

For faster performance running games and emulators, there's a SPE scaler tool which taps one SPU to scale graphics much faster than the software themselves would do.

For fast media performance there are SPU enable media libraries, which for example allows you to watch various high definition movies within Linux with good performance.

As mentioned in this thread earlier, especially promising is the SPE Mesa drivers which are currently under development.

As you can see the Cell's SPEs play a critical role with regard to enhancing the Linux experience on the PS3 further, at least until no full graphics drivers are available for Linux on the PS3.

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@fryguy

It doesn't matter what size drive you add to the PS3. The PS3 still only allows you use 10GB for "other os". You'd be best of with an external usb drive and as if its fat32 formatted both linux and the XMB can share it.

@MikeB

Many thanks for the links.... much appreciated... from a happy YDL 6 and E-UAE user here.

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@ JurassicC

Thanks.

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It doesn't matter what size drive you add to the PS3. The PS3 still only allows you use 10GB for "other os".


Of course a bigger harddrive still means more room for GameOS minus 10 GB and actually you are also able to reserve only 10 GB for GameOS and leave the rest to OtherOS on the internal harddrive, but I don't think many opt for this. (for emulation games 10 GB should be more than sufficient, at least that's my primary usage).

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MikeB 
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Handy and some crucial tips can be found here:

http://www.yellowdog-board.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2274

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I wait for the day (And it'll probably be the same day the sun changes colour to a nice shade of green) that Amiga games can be listed & launched straight from the XMB.

Now that would be something.

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