and Tratax of the PSEmu fame started to code a Gamecube emulator in
June 2004. A year later they asked me to improve the graphic
plugin of "GCEmu", and, well, I did it... to a certain degree :)
but the development stopped somehow six months ago (we all were busy
with other stuff), so the decision was made to release the emulator in
its current state. The release was planned for mid-December
ahem, yeah, now it's late January 2006, just another sign of
overall lazyness :)
you expect from GCEmu? Let me quote Tratax's readme:
is a very incomplete emulator for the Nintendo Gamecube.
It uses recompilation techniques and some other tricks to achieve a
reasonable speed. Although emulation is very incomplete, this emulation
shows that 'it can be done' and can be done at a decent speed.
Where Dolphin Emu shows that the emulation can be done, GCEmu shows
that it can be done at speed. This is because the different focus.
Where the Dolphin guys hate to do cpu emulation (especially
recompilers) this is exactly what I (Tratax) have been playing with
It was made using Visual Studio C++ using pure C code and a few bits of
uploaded the GCEmu binaries and sources (including the gx plugin
sources and some dsp reverse engineering infos from Duddie) in one big
archive to a Sourceforge project. The binaries are MS-Windows
only, and you will need a fast system with a pixel shader 2.0 capable
gfx card to run the emu.
keep in mind: glitches, crashes and other lovely emu troubles are to be
expected when you are trying to run GC games in GCEmu. That's just the
way it is.
GCEmu project page on sourceforge.net