> yes, its HLE, but IMO there is only thing can be LLE-ed - Hitachi H8S/2676 MCU on
> "BaseBoard", I think its ESI-JVS bridge, CMOS, DSW if, just like MIE in Naomi/Hikaru,
> at least command system looks familiar. but until H8's internal ROM is not dumped
> only HLE possible.
The media board can be emulated, but currently it's HLE'd. Not all games were distributed on disc, some were on flash roms & some were downloaded from sega. Treating them all like iso's is convenient for playing the games, but isn't documentation for the original media.
> about iso's: many people confirmed - "Media Board"s contain normal GC iso's and works
> like DVD-interface emulator, but uses different commands.
The iso's that are being used for emulation are the ones that were put together for piracy using netboot & I believe the original contents are different (iirc they are encrypted). The media board does contain an iso, just not these ones. A dump of a gdrom and the iso stored in the media board aren't the same either.
You can also play the games on a Wii using quadforce, which is where the patches come from. The game is patched so loading goes to the Wii drive and controls go to the gamecube ports. Effectively the game is converted to run on retail hardware.
Edited by smf (06/20/12 09:04 PM)