3DS loads DS games much slower than DS itself

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  1. Snailface
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    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    From Gamespot:
    Source: Gamespot
    Edit--Factual error: Original DS has a 67 Mhz Arm9 not 133 Mhz (lol)
    (thanks for the chart, mercluke!)
     


  2. AlanJohn

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    ... I don't think it loads 3DS games faster...
     
  3. mercluke

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    [​IMG]
    load times comparison chart^
     
  4. heartgold

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    DS games are emulated [​IMG]

    It's probably just some extra AP checks or stuff. Probably switching from 3DS mode to DS mode hardware takes time.
     
  5. TheTwoR's

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    The DS barely takes time to load DS games anyway, so waiting 35% more wouldn't really make any difference.
    And since it's all the same once the game has loaded, it really won't matter. [​IMG]
    But thanks for the update anyways mate. [​IMG]



    Is it just me or the picture isn't loading?

    EDIT: Omg sorry! [​IMG] Double-post :/
    Mods please merge them..
     
  6. Ace Overclocked

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  7. Forstride

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    I don't see why this is big news. I'm sure people won't die waiting 5 more seconds than usual. It's just start-up time anyways.

    Now, if in-game load times are affected, it might be important, but other than that, it's really not.
     
  8. mercluke

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    working perfectly fine for me
    maybe your pc hates my webhost? [​IMG]
     
  9. Ace Overclocked

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  10. Ikki

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    Software Emulation?

    Lol people trying to look smart.


    Well, I don't really care about this. I won't be playing DS games a lot on the 3DS given the fact that I'll keep my DSL.

    And extra seconds or not, the games are playable. It's not the world's end.
     
  11. TheTwoR's

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    No one said it was. [​IMG]
     
  12. Snailface
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    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Right, but you have to admit, it's kinda surprising.

    Edit: Another thing they got wrong in the article is that the avg. increase in loading time is approximately 60%, not 35%. (lol again)
     
  13. Vigilante

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    Well if its only booting time,its not really a big deal.
     
  14. BlueStar

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    Presumably it just takes about 5 seconds to shut down the 3DS OS and boot DS mode.
     
  15. NamoNakamura

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    Calling it now: Nintendo's competition and various people who dislike Nintendo are going to overblow this minor issue to make it seem like the 3DS is a bad console.

    I can see the headlines: "Sony: The 3DS takes longer to load older software, our system is clearly better".

    Then I can see the CoD-heads saying "The 3DS takes forever to load older software, h0w c@n 1 pwn n00bs with that? Lol my screen name is xXxXx0oO0oO7heCh0$3nWhun0oO0oOxXxXx"

    Edit: Poked more fun at teh ecksbawks
     
  16. Skyzoboy

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    And 1 second to write some logs in device (AP) [​IMG]
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    couldn't care less if i ever get a 3ds i wont be playing ds games on it and anyway it's stupid it's like saying gamecube games take longer to boot on the wii cos you have to click the disc channel button [​IMG]
     
  18. haddad

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    looks like 3ds loads games faster then?
     
  19. Noitora

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    Umm...No?
     
  20. mkoo

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    I think 3DS uses some sort of hypervisor to mimic ds cpu.