A little help please

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by rufio101, May 10, 2008.

May 10, 2008

A little help please by rufio101 at 7:48 AM (1,509 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. rufio101
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    Newcomer rufio101 Newbie

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    Please bear with me, i am very much a noob. I am wondering if what i need to do to be able to play super nintendo games on my DS. I have alot of SNES games at home but want to play them on the road. There seems to be 1 million different products to buy. So basically what should i buy that is the easiest and best way to play SNES games. Assume i know nothing (which is probably true) Thanks a ton
     
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    You can't play your cartridges on the DS.
    You have to buy a flashcart such as an R4 DS, M3 DS Real, CycloDS etc.
    Then, you download an emulator for it (such as SNEmulDS) and then download ROM Images of the game you wish to play (usually in .smc format) and then put them on the cart.

    Then you run the emulator and select which game you want to play and voila.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. a few more questions if you dont mind.

    1) does anyone have any idea what the easiest/best "flashcart" is? I have looked myself but its hard because alot of the info is out of date, and i have limited knowledge Maybe a link to where i can grab one?
    2) How many SNES game actually work. Playing Chrono trigger would be great
    3) Any suggestions for the best emulators for the DS to play SNES

    Thanks again
     
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    1) In my opinion, M3 DS Real but it differs for different people... you can probably get one from Amazon.
    2) Lots of SNES games work (not very well, fairly glitchy) apart from Super Mario RPG (because of a special chip needed) and some others, for example Tales of Phantasia. You can find a compatibility list here
    3) SNEmulDS is the best emulator.
     
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    If you want to play them on the road get a laptop.The laptop is the best handheld there is [​IMG]
    Or if you want to play them on a smaller handheld get a psp.
    The DS isn't very good at emulating snes games,but a psp will play most games with a 90% compability.
    You can even play N64 games on a psp.
     
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    Actually i do use my laptop for that quite a bit but my 17" laptop is not overly convenient. I would get a PSP but i am a big fan of the DS over the PSP.

    I am kinda reconsidering getting a flashcard now if it only works for a couple SNES games. I have an old school GBA player that my girlfriend got me so i think i will stick to NES unless someone finds a way to play SNES on the DS, I would imagine that Sega games have the same prob as SNES?
     
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    In my opinion, emulators in general for DS are getting a lot better (JenesisDS, Lameboy, and NeoDS). SnemulDS hasn't been updated in a while and the author (Archeid) seems to have disappeared off the internet (hope he's alright). But the DS is still in it's prime of life and seeing how the SNES is so popular a system (one of the best), I'm sure there will be other DS programmers who will take up a SNES emulator for DS.
     
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    Well now i am back to the thinking that i should still purchase something thanks to you. This may sound like a weird question but if not to play snes games what else can, for example, a CycloDS card do? I would still buy DS games but is it possible to back those games up using this? It would seem weird that it could handle DS games but not SNES tho.... My other main concern would be playing shining force 2. Love that game [​IMG]
     
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    The answer to that is pretty simple. The DS is specifically meant to play DS games, not SNES games. The emulators have to interpret the instructions the SNES games call and translate them into DS equivalents. Sometimes the DS doesn't have an equivalent or the equivalent takes a lot of CPU power to emulate.

    It's not just one or two SNES games that can be played on the DS. Many are playable, and many are enjoyable. I've particularly enjoyed playing through the Donkey Kong Country series on my DS, though it does require you to fiddle with the graphics settings from time to time. Chrono Trigger has some serious graphical glitches in certain areas, but I feel that if you've played the game before you won't have too many issues.

    Any slot-1 device can run SNEmulDS, which is considered the best SNES emulator. There's also SnezziDS, but this requires a slot-2 device with GBA support in order to run. The good side is that you can easily test SnezziDS in the "no$gba" emulator for Windows, allowing you to get an idea of how SNES emulation on the DS works, keeping in mind that on an actual DS using SNEmulDS it would be faster and more compatible.

    As for the "best" device to get, that's entirely subjective. Read the GBAtemp reviews, check out http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=70252 to see what people are recommending, and only then choose a cart to buy. Make sure you research your choice thoroughly to make sure you'll be getting exactly what you want.
     
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    It's even weirder that the DS can emulate NeoGeo games (almost) perfectly, but it has trouble emulating the SNES [​IMG] ... Another (better) emulator will probably come.
     
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    Well thanks for the replies all. Very helpful. I will now post in the appropriate thread for further questions.
     
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    You think that's weird .. try this ... the best SNES emulator on a handheld device, right now, is running on a device that has no shoulder buttons!
     
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    What's that crazy device?
    No way in hell would I be seen using one of THEM.

    ...

    Hah.
     

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