BREAKING NEWS - DS Emulation on a PSP

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  1. ryohki
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    okay... not 100% sure on the validity of this, but I found the following post...

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    Nintendo DS emulated on the PSP
    
    For all intents and purposes though, and right off the bat, we'd have to say that we can't host the download. One of the main reasons is that the emulator taps into the BIOS - thus leading to its illegality - and the second reason being its infantile stage. We hear the emulator isn't working all that perfect; running games ends up in lock ups and glitches.
    
    So right now, we'd just have to report about its existence, and for the sake of discussion, talk about the implications. One of the biggest hurdles here, of course, is that, how would a DS emulator work without the DS' biggest features: the touchscreen? The experience of getting to play the real Nintendo DS will be watered down in an emulated Nintendo DS on the PSP, but see, isn't that what emulators are defined as?
    
    We know you have a lot of questions, proclamations, and out bursts of joy. So we'll leave you with two options: 1) you may comment below, or 2) proceed to the forum thread for an in-depth discussion. However. Please bear in mind that we will not tolerate any links, information, or other details on where or how to get ROMs and illegal files.
    url here..... clicky

    what are your thoughts?
     


  2. 754boy

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    Meh, it'd be hassle free and cheaper to just go out and get a real ds lol
     
  3. kellyan95

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    Fake.
     
  4. .TakaM

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    retarded.
    you need atleast a mouse to emulate the DS, and the PSP will never ever have it up to 100% working speed.
     
  5. Heran Bago

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    It'd work out using the analogue stick and a cursor. Of course, it would suck, but this is emulation we're talking about.
    And if the PSP can have a full speed PSX emulator I don't see why a a full seed DS one is impossible.
     
  6. ryohki
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    I don't know about fake, but I'm sure it's not very good...
    psp has made great steps in emulation, but has anything been able to emulate something else of it's own generation?
    if not, then this is surely quite a step?
     
  7. TheNeck

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    Im sure the PSP could emulate the DSL, but the touch screen aspect would be impossible, plain and simple. Im sure its not fake, im sure they will have a emulator that works some what eventually. But like 754boy said, get a real DS. [​IMG]
     
  8. HeatMan Advance

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    I think they could do the touch screen emulation with the analog stick.

    The reason I think DS emulation wouldn't work though is because of the two screens. They would either have to have an option to switch the display back and forth or shrink the screens to both show at the same time.

    Then there's the mic...

    So yeah, you're better off with a real DS when all is said and done.
     
  9. Crescent

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    yeah and whats a DS without actually being able to use a stylus and touching the buttons
     
  10. FireEmblemGuy

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    I call BS.

    I think anyone who could do emulation coding would realize that it'd probably be too much work, and that there's no good way to emulate every aspect of the DS even half-decently.
     
  11. thegame07

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    Well qj net is a really good site, why would they lie about it.
     
  12. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I find this news very untrue. Even if the PSP could emulate the DS, it would probably be very slow and nearly impossible to play with the absence of touch screen support.
     
  13. FireEmblemGuy

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    Well, if they don't know whether or not it's fake, they could post it and not know if they were or weren't lying.
     
  14. Linkiboy

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    I find this news [​IMG]

    Hey guys, do you want me to make a PSP emulator for the DS that crashes as soon as it loads an ISO? [​IMG]
     
  15. SynGamer

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    No stylus support (no touchscreen) means no point [​IMG]
     
  16. .TakaM

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    it's not made for the sake of being fun, it's just bragging rights, plain and simple.
     
  17. Jiggah

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    Why do people come up with assumptions like this? I remember someone talking about how the DS wouldn't be able to be emulated on PC because of the same reason. The answer to the PC was using the mouse as a "stylus," the answer to the PSP would be to use the analog stick to emulate a stylus (you could easily add in button configurations as well). Things like the dual screen nature can be dealt with too, for example simply putting the screens side by side. Also, I've found that a majority of the games are not really stylus dependent at all. A lot of games use the stylus as a gimmick, but you can simply use assigned buttons to do the same thing.
     
  18. go185

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    Touch screen can be emulated with the analogue stick
    the two screens could be side-by-side (abit smaller though) or maybe asign the music symbol button to switch the screens when pressed.
    Mic? only like 5 games use it anyway
     
  19. PikaPika

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    Even if it got to playable speed, imagine EBA or Trauma Center [​IMG]
     
  20. PuyoDead

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    They may be able to get some games working enough to play (things like megaman xz), where there isn't much touch screen use. Or maybe, game that use ONLY touch screen (kirby CC). But, I don't see any games that use both being able to be played effectively.

    You would need to use the analog stick + cursor for the touch screen, and the digital for the other buttons. Imagine trying to play metroid prime hunters on that. There's no way. Or, any games where you need quick access to the touch screen for specific on screen buttons (super princes peach).

    In short, it may be technically possible, for it will never be practically possible.

    edit: good point pikadude1006. Those games would also be impossible, considering the tremendous speed and accuracy needed for the touch screen input.