> Doesn't sound good at all. But I'll still probably play around with the 3ds port just
> for kicks. Dunno why I get a kick out of running things like Windows 95 on my N3DS,
> even though it doesn't really run well
> Edit: Is it extremely difficult to port the current MAME to 3DS? Nevermind
> playability, but to even get it to a state where it will build with devkitARM seems
> like too much trouble to me. Then there are differences in hardware access between a
> .3dsx and installing a .cia.
Talking about MAME ports to systems that require jailbreaking and potentially linking with license incompatible libraries isn't really a valid subject of conversation here.
but apparently the original 3DS used a 268Mhz processor, and the new one uses a 804Mhz processor. With those speeds (especially the original model) even running a lot of the OLD versions people run on hardware is a bad idea, you're not going to get authentic emulation at those clock speeds. It's not really hardware that is well suited to running emulators and I imagine anybody with enough skill to port them realises that before they even start.
I definitely don't recommend MAME on that hardware, as there's no way it could run a current version, and the old versions are just plain bad.