3DS Emulates the DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Dionysus, Oct 2, 2011.

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  1. Dionysus
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    Maybe the 3DS emulates the DS and therefore can only run that DS application at that time, and as it requires quite a bit of RAM it cannot run another app simultaneously. To elaborate when running a DS game on the 3DS the upper screen is a slightly 'off' and pixelated even when readjusted with the start and select before boot up of the DS game.

    Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9zMIs5-SZI...&lf=mh_lolz

    Please watch in HD if able to, really makes a difference.
     
  2. Ammako

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    And the technical proof is?
    Why would it run the DS game from ram when it can just run it from the game slot?
     
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    That is something I don't have.....but I'm working on it. Besides this is only a theory.
     
  4. Fishaman P

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    Why post the thread twice?

    Anyway, I'm calling bull. Battery drain is DS Mode is far too low to be emulation.
    It's probably the DS code running natively in compatibility mode.
    Think 32-bit programs in 64-bit Windows.
     
  5. wchill

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    The code is running natively, and whatever's driving the screen is just interpolating the pixels (think 1280x720 on a 1080p monitor, same thing)
     
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    We've already gone through this discussion before. Oh well. ARM11 CPUs can run ARM9 and ARM7 code natively. Virtualization is the norm nowadays.
     
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