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Gaming Console

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:24 am
by Tachikoma_Pilot
Ive been looking at open source gaming console's for a little while now and wondered if you guys see a modified version of react ever powering such an endeavour.

Now these projects never seem to get off the ground, sadly.

How difficult would it be to modify reactos (once completed) to be some sort of gaming OS, ala PSP and PS3 OS?

And no, I'm not into open source console's just for the heck of open source, I actually think opening up the tools to write games on a standard platform, would be beneficial to gaming.

Reference sites.
http://ogcs.10.forumer.com/ (Open source console)
http://www.ogre3d.org/index.php?set_alb ... _album.php
(Potential portable tools to form an SDK???)


What do you guys think?

Re: Gaming Console

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:56 am
by Z98
The possibility of ROS being used as a "gaming OS" has been brought up before. Simplistically, it would be quite interesting to have a very stripped down version running on a regular PC. After all, it's not as if games make use of all the services in a regular OS. This would free up quite a bit of resources and as we've seen what's possible when basically all the hardware is committed to playing a game, in consoles, it would allow for some pretty spectacular stuff. But again, this is something for future consideration as we're a long way from even attempting this.

Re: Gaming Console

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:45 am
by Tachikoma_Pilot
Thanks for the reply 8)

Re: Gaming Console

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:03 am
by FlyingIsFun1217
Z98 wrote:This would free up quite a bit of resources and as we've seen what's possible when basically all the hardware is committed to playing a game, in consoles, it would allow for some pretty spectacular stuff.
I think the main reason they perform so well is because they are designed to run games with good hardware, having games written specifically for that hardware, not a general OS.

Would be very interesting to see though :D

FlyingIsFun1217

Re: Gaming Console

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:35 am
by kevintrooper
I had the idea that ReactOS could be a console OS a while back. I think i will start experimenting when 0.6 is released.

Re: Gaming Console

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:09 pm
by FlyingIsFun1217
Well, that might be a while...

FlyingIsFun1217

Re: Gaming Console

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:56 pm
by kevintrooper
FlyingIsFun1217 wrote:Well, that might be a while...

FlyingIsFun1217

I know :/

Edit: Well I am messing around with it now but not *full-time* :D