Any 2 Gbit games announced?

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Jan 8, 2007
  1. sabinraijin
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    I recently heard that 2 Gbit carts (aka 2048 Mbit carts) are now available to developers. First of all, is this true? And second, are there any games announced yet that take advantage of them? I heard a rumor that Dragon Quest IX was going to use two carts. Obviously false, but do you think it might use a 2 Gbit cart?
     


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    Why would it be false if DQ IX use two cadriges ?
     
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    I know it could just use the DS's internal memory for cart switching, but a two-cart game just doesn't sound right when you could just use one double-sized cart. Unless, of course, they meant two 2048 mbit carts. But that bit of news didn't come straight from SE (rumor started from speculation, afaik), so I really couldn't believe it.

    Anyways I just want to get confirmation (if possible, that is) that 2048 mbit carts are out and aboot for developers. I'm looking forward to games that take advantage of that much space!
     
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    I doubt that a 2-card DS game will be released because that could be a security problem.

    Nintendo doesn't let games crash when the DS card is ejected while playing just for fun ....
     
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    2 carts? [​IMG]

    i wonder how you gonna play on flashcarts if you need to hotswap games
     
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    is this 2 cart thing for real on NDS? I mean if so, then they musn't be able to get more information on one cart, as surely the production cost of adding more to one cart would be less than 2 carts so they would have gone that way if it was possible surely
     
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    I was quite surprised myself when I got a hold of that picture, and I had to post it in the article.
     
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    wow.. so it is coming on two carts [​IMG]
    impressive. I wonder what the diffrence is between the two carts... as in what's stored on one which isn't stored on the other [​IMG]
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=41869&st=0

    We were talking about a FF7 remake and how it took up 3 CDs...but if it was reworked for the DS's smaller resolution and used better compression, it should be able to fit on 2 cartridges...no?
     
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    There is a good possibility that it could be done SynGamer, now is up to Square to decide to do it.
     
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    That image is photoshopped. It's from SomethingAwful's forums.

    I like the idea of 2 DS carts, though. It'd be better than trying to fit everything all on one and limiting the game by doing so.
     
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    If you look at the awesome graphics, it's no wonder a 1Gbit card can't save all the textures. But it could also be like LotR The Third Age for GC, which had two disks, one for the good and one for the evil champaign [​IMG]
     
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    They're probably gonna use suspended files of some sort, like a quicksave file, to switch between games.

    Q~
     
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    Square-Enix has announced that DQIX will be on 2 DS cards. It's not a rumor.
     
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    they could use the online function to upload and download a save when you swap carts. But i can't see 2 carts happening it's more likley they have two 1Gb chips in one cart and switch between them.
     
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    The DS freezes when you remove a card from slot 1 because it's programmed to do so. They could easily program DQIX or any other multi-card game to allow the cards to be switched as necessary.
     
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    Or they could simply include a small bit of data at the end of the save when you reach the end of card 1. Have you turn off the system, insert card 2, then it checks for that small bit of data and if it's there, you get to continue the game on card 2.
     
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    Wow, this suddenly tunrs into a dragon quest 9 thread.

    You know, does anybody here know _for sure_ that we're gona see that game's happy face anyone where else besides in japan?
     
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    With the DS's sales and the fact that DQ is one of the more popular games in Japan (and surprisingly the U.S. as well), it will definitely be in the states...after localization :|
     

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