best ds emulator for pc?

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  1. ralphrumbaoa
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    just looking to find one that works properly, updated, and easy UI
     
  2. Rydian

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    no$gba is what you'll see recommended because it runs on low specs, but it hasn't been updated in years.

    Desumume or ideas, depending. Desumume's updated more IIRC.
     
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    no$gba is dropped long ago dunno why, maybe author wanted too much from end users *smirk*
    Desmume is even with no$gba for now because some things works on Desmume that doesn't on no$gba and vice versa, HOWEVER Desmume is still being worked on...and multiplatform =3
    iDeaS not sure where is at the moment, it's multiplatform too, but didn't checked it from a long time
     
  4. the_randomizer

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    Avoid iDeaS like the plague, they haven't so much as improved the sound emulation even after several years since its initial release. No$gba is dead since Martin went silent, so DeSmuME is the only real DS emulator with potential.
     
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    Desmume for sure. No$GBA was good for its time.. However, like all good things, it has come to an end.
     
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    When I used Desumume, I had to tweak a sound setting or two, but after that I played 999 flawlessly.
    Ditto for Super Scribblenauts.
     
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    Oh too bad to hear that, I hoped that iDeaS would go to flashy future...and then I hear that...aww
     
  8. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    that is exactly why. he was attempting to supplement his income with the profit made from "pro license" sales. when people stopped giving he stopped releasing free updates. eventually the entire project grind-ed to a halt.

    -another world
     
  9. the_randomizer

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    No matter how he worded it, asking for money to download an emulator is illegal, even though he said to people that "I need it to continue the project" or some half-a**ed excuse like that. That's when I decided I could get it for free very easily. Why the no$gba site is still up is anyone's guess. Maybe he or someone he knows is maintaining it.
     
  10. morphius

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    It is only illegal if it contains even tiniest bit of copyrighted code. Just because it is an emulator doesn't mean it does.
     
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    Then why was Martin so hellbent on telling people not to download his precious emulator for free? I'm tempted to make a video on youtube, provide a download link and hope that it attracts Martin's attention purely out of spite, you know, for not giving those who used his emulator a warning that he was going into hiding...?
     
  12. Ammako

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    That'd be like asking why Microsoft doesn't want you to pirate Windows.
    Or asking why Sony doesn't want people to hack their PS3.
     
  13. the_randomizer

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    He was still kind of a douche, giving donations towards a lost cause (*cough* PJ64 1.7 beta *cough*). I still think charging money for an emulator is illegal.
     
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    ... because then he doesn't get money? Fucking duh.

    That'd be piracy, akin to ROM distributions.
     
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  15. Ammako

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    I think it is illegal for you to not send me $100 over PayPal.
     
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    Well then you better start suing Nintendo for selling VC games on the Wii! Those are sold with an emulator bundled, you know (that's how they run).

    Why the fuck would it be illegal? He spent his time working on it, it was his own code, and (for the time) it was a valuable testing tool. It seems you think that emulators are just about piracy, but that's why you're wrong. They're not. Hell, on the guy's page, the section below the emulator has the debugger and specifically states it's useless for playing games. The two are meant to be run hand-in-hand for development.

    I mean I even wrote up a small guide on setting up a DS programming environment, and one of the most important tools is having an emulator you can launch into easily. With this I was able to test the (singular) homebrew I was making (before I got bored) without extra wear and tear on my MicroSD's contacts, the reader's contacts, my flash card's contacts, and my DSi's contacts. On that subject, ask any homebrew tester how often they take microSDs and carts in and out of their units... Another World has made comments on how often that happens.

    EDIT: And not to mention the in-house emulators that game development companies use to make development easier for some of the above reasons, and commercially-sold emulators like bleem. Yeah companies didn't like that one bit, but they never got it legally shut down (instead it was a money waiting game as usual).

    I mean any competent developer would slap you for the comments you've made here, you have no clue what you're talking about so hard it's not even funny.
     
  17. LeRodeur

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    asking for donations for an emulator illegal? Man this is idiot. Sure it would be better free but why illegal? As if donating to devkitpro or a lib maker was illegal. Then why selling softwares would be legal? The only illegal thing could be the use you make of it
     
  18. iSubaru

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    Or maybe trying to catch some not acknowledged guys for paying a bit more? ;)

    Agreed, if for example we would make GBA emulator with GBA BIOS coded in (the dumped one) we can expect war :P

    Only if there is code of ARM7 or ARM9 or GBA BIOS inside of it...well then overall emulator is illegal :P

    Yes...some kind of emulator...tough probably done smartest way, for example every N64 game has that "emulator" but if we have like 4 titles installed, the emulator part takes space only ONCE (not sure, guessing)

    Rydian - I agree emulator for me is only for testing the code I do, as long as all parts of code are working on Desmume I don't have to do the in-out card ritual

    Please no asking PLEASE T_T

    LeRodeur - there is just little problem with no$gba it wasn't fully donations definition as "You can pay and download or just download", it was more like "pay so You will get LATEST version, if not pay then You will have older for free"
    It wasn't illegal or something, just wrong way defined...


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    Ah one more thing, if emulator doesn't have things like GBA BIOS dump coded in but CAN OPTIONALLY use it if user provides it, it's still ok in light of law
     
  19. shadowmanwkp

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    Here's one for you: what does windows, one of the most commonly used software paid, do when you use compatibility mode or run a 32-bit program on a 64-bit version of windows?
    Answer Something illegal in the eyes of mr. the_randomizer.