About playing DS games on a 3DS

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  1. Feels Good Man
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    This is probably a really noob question but i'll ask anyway.

    Let's say the DS game you're playing on the 3DS has had performance problems when playing on a normal DS. Would playing it on the 3DS address the performance problems and run smoother?
     


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    No. The graphics will be the same. The sound might be a little bit better because the 3Ds has better speakers, though.
     
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    Since when performance = graphics?


    There's been a report of lag issues in Okamiden being lessened. But other than that, I heard nothing.
     
  4. Feels Good Man
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    No, I meant would the game experience slow down still? Or will playing it on a 3DS make the game smooth throughout?
     
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    Not true. Graphics looks blurred due to the higher resolution of the 3DS screens and decreasing the size of the output screen is not a proper option.
     
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    DS games on 3DS have longer loading times.
     
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    Only on the initial boot-up.

    However, that's only what I heard. My experience is that there is no difference.

    Back to the original question; the 3DS does not improve the smoothness (or framerate) of any game. It does add a 'smoothing filter' that blurs the pixels somewhat. You may or may not like this effect -- doesn't bother me.
     
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    Okay, guys, im not talking about the filter as I am well aware of that already. I just want to know about any performance boosts that the 3DS could or could not offer [​IMG]
     
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    Again not true.
    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/39064/nint...loads-slower-ds
     
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    If you mean games that were DSi Enhanced to get the little extra boost from the slightly better cpu in the DSi, then yeah. But it'll be DSi level.
    There's no 3DS Enhanced games. And most likely never will.
     
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    No, since the DS mode of the 3DS is basically the same as the one of DS/DSi.
     
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    No, there are no performance boosts. DS games are emulated, but not enhanced.

    I own a 3DS and I know this. If a DS game has 15 fps on the DS lite, it will have 15 fps on the 3DS. I hope that answers your question.

    Edit: @ Ikki --Maybe I'm wrong? I've got to try this out!
     
  14. Feels Good Man
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    No, i'm talking about the better hardware overall. Let's compare this to a computer. When you buy a new CPU, GPU and whatnot, you get a performance upgrade in games thus leading to a better framerate.

    Is it the same for the 3DS when playing DS games on it?
     
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    He's talking about if there's too many objects on screen, will the game lag slightly?

    My guess is that it will. As stated earlier, the 3DS emulates DS.
     
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    No, it doesn't lag. Also, I'd like to see some proof that it's emulation. All I've seen thus far is people making assumptions.
     
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    Even if it does emulate it I would imagine it benefiting from the improved hardware... like a computer, again.
     
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    A computer doenst clock the system down to a specific game mode like the 3DS does.
     
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    I can't give a proper one, but this works.

    Wii (Cube mode)- Wii accessories+controllers disabled. Reverts back to 480i.
    3DS (DS mode)- Limits it's CPU+GPU, motion sensors disabled, home button works.

    It might be small, but it's the main clue.
     
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    The home button working isn't a clue to anything. The home button on the PSP works while in-game. Does that mean that the PSP is emulating PSP games?