Any possibility of listening to audio while playing games?

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  1. Haloman800
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    I'd like to be able to listen to one of my books on tape while playing a DS, GBA SNES, or NES game.

    Is this possible? If so, please explain what to do.


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  2. Gh0sti

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    yea its called an ipod and putting the DS into your hands while listening to your ipod the DS2 does not have enough ram to multitask especially to do music ugh
     
  3. Demonbart

    Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

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    DS isn't made for multitasking, and no flashcart can change that.
    As squirrelman10 said just listen to your ipod or whatever mp3 player you have.
     
  4. Haloman800
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    The reason I ask a question is because I don't know the answer, it wasn't rhetorical.

    I knew I'd get some sarcastic answers. I'm still grateful for the them, but the failed attempt at humor isn't needed.


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  5. jalaneme

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    the psp can do it with homebrew but unfortunatly the ds will never be able to.
     
  6. Terminator02

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    i remember this question coming up somewhere else

    the reason the PSP can do it is because it constantly runs a firmware ontop of the game it's playing, with the DS multitasking just doesn't happen, i don't think it will with the 3ds either
     
  7. nl255

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    No it doesn't. The PSP does it by loading a custom module along with the game. The DSTwo could do it, if you could figure out a way to get the sound from the DSTwo's CPU to the DS's speakers without slowing down the emulated cart reads (as there is only so much bandwidth in the DS slot, which would have to be shared between audio and cart reads).
     
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    o.O i'm pretty sure that's what I heard someone else say, although i could be wrong, but that sounds interesting, maybe it could work on slower games like brain age etc...
     
  9. Fishaman P

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    You could do that from the DS's launch. Just plug a male-male headphone jack all the way into your tunes and half-way into your DS. Game sound + music playing through DS at same time! YES, this DOES work.
     
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    the point is to have the DS itself play the music so you wouldn't need an mp3 player
     
  11. Rydian

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    BassAceGold managed to make a screenshot plugin for the DSTwo, but that's way less intensive than music playing, and it only works during DSTwo homebrew (as that runs on the card itself).
     
  12. BassAceGold

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    It is not a plugin that runs on top of or with anything. It is just some code that developers can add to their code to take screenshots of their apps. Nothing more.

    Music while playing a game would be most likely impossible without wrecking the game. Once a DS game is loaded, that game gains control of all the hardware, which would cause conflicting issues for the Supercard to use the DS hardware as well to output audio.
     
  13. Rydian

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    Ahh, never knew that, the way the DS2x86 author and you worded it made me think it was a plugin.