Chances of a Flash Player for DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Pedro UK, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Pedro UK

    Pedro UK GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    I really enjoy playing a lot of flash games on my PC. I'd love to play some of them on my DS and I know the machine is powerful enough to handle these kind of games. I was wondering if anybody knows if the DS is powerful enough to run a Flash Player and if so has anybody heard of somebody working on one. I think it would be a great way to get loads of interesting new games onto the mighty DS! [​IMG]
  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Natrium started something along these lines, DS Flash. Last I heard, it could play SWF animations without sound.

    The DS is powerful enough to play games with similar graphics (i.e. very simple) to Flash games, but actual Flash games need more power. I don't know if that would work. It probably could play SWF games if it had a Flash player, an if the games were made especially for the DS.
  3. quadomatic

    quadomatic GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
    I doubt Natrium42 will finish that Flash player. If he released the source code maybe there will be hope.

    He's too wrapped up with DSerial, which I don't think is for sale yet.
  4. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 9, 2004
    Full SWF support (not counting VP6/flv) should be possible through gnash, which can take advantage of the DS's 3D hardware (through OpenGL) instead of software only like the official PC and PSP flash players.
  5. Pedro UK

    Pedro UK GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    What's Gnash? Is that a programming language? [​IMG]
  6. BvG

    BvG GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 9, 2003
    Source code is in the ZIP file: [​IMG]