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Emulation Overkill by Roxor128 Emulation Overkill by Roxor128
This goes Beyond The Impossible.

Here we have Super Mario Bros running inside a NES emulator, running inside DOSBox, running inside a Windows XP virtual machine, running on a Windows 7 real PC.

And guess what?

The game is still playable!

Yes, even with all that emulation and virtualisation overhead, the game is still playable. If I hadn't tried it for myself, I wouldn't believe it was possible.

Host system:
Quad-core Phenom II 955, 3.2GHz
4GB RAM
GeForce GTX285 graphics card
Windows 7 x64
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:icondeusix:
DeusIX Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do know that there are easier ways to achieve things. ;)
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha! True. I actually had to do a bit of hunting in order to find an NES emulator for DOS. They're pretty scarce these days (programs for DOS, that is). Of course, the whole purpose of doing this is just showing off what's possible with modern computers.
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DeusIX Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard that you like emulators, so I put emulators in your emulators!

One more serious note, you might be intrested in my latest deviation...
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TheBronzeGryphon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Now I want to see you do that... inside a "Parallels" Windows emulator on a Macintosh.
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I don't own a Mac. Just x86_64 PC hardware. I suppose I could replace the Windows XP virtual machine with one running Linux, though, if only to get a bit more variety in the operating systems in use.

If I were to add another layer of emulation, or emulate anything more complex at the bottom level, the results would be too slow to be usable. You could say that the point of this image is to show the current limit of usable emulation depth. Still, four levels is pretty impressive.
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AnAnonymusCat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Oh. my. god. That is beyond the impossible. Favorite to you.
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't be surprised if you can buy a new computer and pull this off now.
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AnAnonymusCat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
huh? why would I need a new computer, I got just last year. I even got to put it together.
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Roxor128 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, if it's that recent, you can probably pull it off now.
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AnAnonymusCat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Yeah. Just need to get all the emulators...
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