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Hey /g/, since /prog/ is dead and you are my last bastion before I head to /r/programming I thought I'd ask you a question. TL;DR is at the bottom.
I recently bought a Raspberry Pi Model 1B from my friend, and have been playing around with it on its emulation aspect. I've been playing around with SNES Emulators and I find that they run so terribly on the Pi, even with an overclock. So, I thought of this:
Program an emulator specifically for the Raspberry Pi. Write it up in C/C++, compile and optimize the resulting ARM assembly. What I am wondering, however, is if the resulting program would be fast enough, given that one would also have to emulate the many chips included into the cartridge rom files.
TL;DR I want to make an optimized emulator for the SNES, would it be faster than say SNES9X? Is there anyone on /g/ with experience programming emulators? Am I just wasting my time?