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I've removed a list of machines which 'might' be emulated. To be honest, I don't see the need for such a list; it is explained quite clearly in the text what could be emulated and I want to act now to prevent this wiki becoming a mirror of the GP2X wiki at the time when the longest page on the entire site was just a list of machines, rating their 'emulatability'. It was a mess, un-needed and was actually plain wrong in places (e.g. GameKing was rated as 'Very likely' despite the fact there is no complete emulator for any platform and very little in the way of hardware documentation). I was originally going to keep the wiki low profile until the Pandora was released in order to prevent purely speculative lists.
 
I've removed a list of machines which 'might' be emulated. To be honest, I don't see the need for such a list; it is explained quite clearly in the text what could be emulated and I want to act now to prevent this wiki becoming a mirror of the GP2X wiki at the time when the longest page on the entire site was just a list of machines, rating their 'emulatability'. It was a mess, un-needed and was actually plain wrong in places (e.g. GameKing was rated as 'Very likely' despite the fact there is no complete emulator for any platform and very little in the way of hardware documentation). I was originally going to keep the wiki low profile until the Pandora was released in order to prevent purely speculative lists.
  
I understand why some people may want them (they think people are too dense to read a few sentences etc.), but I feel it is not needed and just builds expectations leading to buyers demanding a particular emulator, which is not nice for developers. Of course, when the Pandora is released and emulators become available, I am more than happy for them to be added to the list of ones which do exist!
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I understand why some people may want them (they think people are too dense to read a few sentences etc.), but I feel it is not needed and just builds expectations leading to buyers demanding a particular emulator, which is not nice for developers. Of course, when the Pandora is released and emulators become available, I am more than happy for them to be added to the list of ones which do exist! [[User:Orkie|Orkie]] 23:55, 1 May 2008 (CEST)
  
[[User:Orkie|Orkie]] 23:55, 1 May 2008 (CEST)
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:: Agreed.  The detailed list wasn't stopping the baseless assumptions and questions anyway. [[User:Chip|Chip]] 21:50, 2 May 2008 (CEST)

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Speculative List

I've removed a list of machines which 'might' be emulated. To be honest, I don't see the need for such a list; it is explained quite clearly in the text what could be emulated and I want to act now to prevent this wiki becoming a mirror of the GP2X wiki at the time when the longest page on the entire site was just a list of machines, rating their 'emulatability'. It was a mess, un-needed and was actually plain wrong in places (e.g. GameKing was rated as 'Very likely' despite the fact there is no complete emulator for any platform and very little in the way of hardware documentation). I was originally going to keep the wiki low profile until the Pandora was released in order to prevent purely speculative lists.

I understand why some people may want them (they think people are too dense to read a few sentences etc.), but I feel it is not needed and just builds expectations leading to buyers demanding a particular emulator, which is not nice for developers. Of course, when the Pandora is released and emulators become available, I am more than happy for them to be added to the list of ones which do exist! Orkie 23:55, 1 May 2008 (CEST)

Agreed. The detailed list wasn't stopping the baseless assumptions and questions anyway. Chip 21:50, 2 May 2008 (CEST)
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