For those of you who have been following the Daedalus project, confirmation that it’s actually moving forward has arrived in the form of a teaser video: DaedalusX64 Beta 2 is evidently a big step forward from the earlier, very unrefined Beta 1. This is an exciting emulation project that’ll get a ton of awesome Nintendo 64 titles onto your PSP. The video rolls over some clips of games like Ocarina Of Time, Mario Kart 64, Starfox 64, Pokemon Stadium 2, and, of course, the classic Mario 64.
The video informs us that the actual release of DaedalusX64 Beta 2 should arrive “shortly.” It looks like this thing is ready to go, but we’re sure that the developers want to keep it on the tech table until they’re positive it’s in its best shape possible. Here’s a few comments from Salvy regarding the released footage:
“Just take note that all the videos were using the default settings so there wasn’t frame skip or anything that isn’t default except for Paper Mario that had Memory Access Optimisation enabled”
“Just compare the videos with beta 1 with the default settings you’ll see the big improvements that have been done for Beta 2”
This is a groundbreaking project and we applaud its innovators for bringing the code alive. Stay tuned here for updates to the Daedalus X64 project and the full Beta 2 release as it drops.