can I turn ds games into dsiware cias?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by DarkRioru, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. DarkRioru
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    I really want to play pokemon mystery dungeon: explorers of sky on my 3ds because I lost my old copy... I'm even listening to a remastering of treasure town from my 3ds theme lol... so, can I turn .nds roms into cia's?
     


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    To my knowledge you can't, what you can do is but a DS flashcart and use that.
     
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    In theory yes but it is likely and forever be impossible
     
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    how about a ds emulator for 3ds... w/ a nice banner around the game screen
     
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    This has been talked about quite a bit, to my knowledge a DS emulator can't be done on the 3DS.
     
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    With current knowledge, no. As far as we know, there is no way to run DS (not DSi) software from the NAND of the DSi (or 3DS). Running DS software in DSi mode would probably break most games.
     
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    awwwwww ...
     
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    Sorry, it's not really powerful enough. Maybe the N3DS is, but that would take a lot of work for something we're not sure could be done.
     
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    true. that is true.
     
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    Why is it so hard to just buy a cheap flashcard? They run for like 5$ to 10$ for a decent R4i Gold.
     
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    This has been discussed many times in this forum. Something along the lines of, the 3DS can reach the ARM core that is used by NDS game execution, but it's not good enough to actually play roms from your SD card.
    Plus, if it could do something like that, it would be incredibly slow (on any 3DS model).
     
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    It does seem interesting to have ds games as .cia but no need for it with ds flash carts. To your question it's not hard at all, people are just cheap even if you have to pay to end up getting free games in the long run.
     
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    Dude, it was a joke. It has nothing to do with piracy lol
     
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    But it actually cost less to buy a flashcard than a used copy of the game this person is asking for. And sure it's interesting, but it's clearly not possible. It just seems easier to just buy a cheap flashcard and call it a day.
     
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    I think it could be possible. Nintendo DS games run in TWL-FIRM, just like DSiWare. The 3DS runs DS games with DSi firmware, not DS firmware. If we could inject a game into it and run it...
     
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    Actually....you might in fact be wrong. The underlying hardware is similar enough that it likely wouldn't require a ton of extra overhead for emulation...or if someone has the guts to try and somehow rework that chunk of the firmware (mind you this is theoretical and there's probably some roadblocks in the way preventing this...)
     
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