3DS Emulation Question

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Intimidator88, Oct 22, 2016.

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What's My Best Option?

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  1. Intimidator88
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    Hello! I am looking to play a few older consoles on my 3DS and would like to know the best way to do this. Should I buy a flashcard or install a9lh my *NEW* 3DS itself? Just emulating older consoles/handhelds is what I want to do but being able to play fan translations from DS and 3DS games too would be great too.

    A few questions below.

    1. If a flashcard is the way to go then which one would give me the best results for emulation as far as Gameboy, GBC, Nes, Snes, Gamegear, Genesis and the Master System.

    2. I mostly used my PSP for this but it recently bit the bullet, would getting another one just be the best results? I also have a PS Vita but the emulation on it currently isn't the best.

    3. I installed a9lh on my original 3DS but wasn't happy with the emulation results. Would my *New* 3DS yield much better results?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. metroid maniac

    metroid maniac An idiot with an opinion

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    The New 3DS works much better than the old one as far as emulation goes.
    No real reason to use a flashcard in it except to play NDS games.

    Retroarch on Vita is pretty good. And besides that may of the old PSP emulators work in VHBL. Have you tried that?
     
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  3. koffieleut

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    The only reason to use a ds flashcard these days is to play genesis roms and ds offcourse.
    If you know that "chaos site" you will find all the injected games you want, Gb, gbc, gba, nes, snes. Gamegear etc.
     
  4. TariqSoftDev

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    N3DS is great for emulation with A9LH , I can play PSX FFIX , Valkyrie Profile at 50-60FPS with retroarch, using homebrew ran emulators suck but using emulators installed as CIA is great, plus N3DS has GBA,GB,SNES etc emulation built in , just inject the games
     
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  5. Intimidator88
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    I had not tried installing VHBL on my Vita but I just did and so far it's running just as good as my PSP did when it came to emulating so I think this will be a winner! Does it run everything as well as the PSP did?
     
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    If your on 3.60 get Henkaku now!!! , you can play backups and stuff , Retroarch is amazing on the PsVita (although I'm a N3DS fan), I've gotta say it wins in that sense
     
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  7. metroid maniac

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    In VHBL, only 32MB of memory is available. That limits the capabilities of some homebrew.
    If (when) eCFW returns, you'll be able to unlock the full 64MB of RAM. But the Vita lacks the Media Engine hardware in the PSP so some emulators such as snes9xtyl_mecm will not work.
     
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  8. Intimidator88
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    I installed it when it was first released :D but i have not installed Retroarch. Does it work better then VHBL?
     
  9. TariqSoftDev

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    Way better since its designed for the PsVita thus fully utilizing it , I can do GBA as 60fps no sound bugs and before that was a pain

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    VHBL uses PSP Hombrew emulators(Less ram and I think it isn't mapped directly) so its slower
     
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  10. Intimidator88
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    Will the New 3DS run emulators as well or better then the Vita? (Not sure if that's a stupid question or not since the Vita is the more powerful machine)
     
  11. Kurausukun

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    If you use a VC injector (there are many) to inject a ROM, letting you use the 3DS's built-in emulators, you'll achieve flawless performance on all titles. I don't have any experience with the Vita, but I don't think you can get much better than full performance. AL9H has many other benefits, too, especially on N3DS.