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Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by airrunner, Feb 17, 2010.
Hi there, can someone tell me what is the best emulator currently for the ds?
Picodrive was an earlier, slow emulator, don't bother with it.
jEnesis DS about as good as it gets.
agreed. My only complaint with it is that you have to play with the screen position on some games.
You have two choices if you're interested in fixing the screen-
1- Accept the screen cropping and enjoy almost constant full speed in all games with sound
2- play with an older version that squishes the screen, yet has no sound and is extremely slow
He made the choice of implementing sound and great speed at the expense of the screen being cropped. That is the only way to play the games fast and with sound, and it is an excellent compromise if you ask me. If you're like me, you'd just disable all screen scaling and just deal with slightly offcenter huds.
In jEnesisDS 0.74, all you have to do is set the emu option "Follow Dpad" to ON. That pretty much solves the problem of having to fiddle with screen centering. You move to the right, it scrolls so you can see the right side of the screen and vice versa. I found it to be very useful and it works well. Not a full-proof solution, but the best you can hope for considering the alternatives.
Which is why the Ds is terrible with emulators.
While it's not perfect I wouldn't call it 'terrible'. All the games I've tried are perfectly playable even if you can't see your lives and score at the same time.
You're a PSP fanboy, I presume?
If you're playing in three-button mode, the shoulder buttons scroll left and right too. But I rarely have had a big problem with it (you pretty much have to adjust it to see some important menu stuff in say, Shadowrun (best genesis game ever, btw) but even that's just to read stuff)
No. I don't even have one.It still doesn't change the fact the Ds's ARM9 is too weak for emulation.
That's a very foolish and childish comment. PSP must be terrible at emulation because it can't play N64 games perfectly. Or all commercially available PC's must suck because they can't play all Wii games perfectly. Core i7 must suck because it can't emulate PS2 or even Xbox perfectly. See the trend? All things suck at perfectly emulating SOMETHING. Give it a rest. >_>
Just because DS can't perfectly emulate Genesis, doesn't mean it sucks at emulation. Get that through your head kid. Why'd you even respond to this topic? You have no purpose or constructive comments to post.
yeah, it's not a PERFECT emulation, but it's still well over 95% in quality.
And it runs all the games without qualm.
That's really what's important, isn't it?
EDIT: Instead of starting a new thread, I'll ask this question here: Any ideas for how to port a save file from one rom to another? Cause it turns out my shadowrun rom is corrupt (I can't use the vid-phone, or the game crashes)
I think you have to rename the save file to the ROM your using(make sure it's the same game).
well, I tried that...and it didn't work.