[Debate][Poll] Flashcards vs. 3DeSmume

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by zoogie, Jun 10, 2016.

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Should we rely on DS flashcards to play our beloved DS classics, or should we move on to emulation?

  1. DS flashcards are cheap and very accurate, so let's not waste our time with emulation.

    109 vote(s)
    19.6%
  2. 3DeSmume will likely add extra features that hardware based playback cannot dream of. And it's FREE.

    99 vote(s)
    17.8%
  3. Why not both? 3DeSmume compliments, rather than competes against flashcards.

    261 vote(s)
    47.0%
  4. We should do neither. They're both piracy and DS games suck anyway.

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  5. I am a cat. I know not of what you humans speak.

    68 vote(s)
    12.3%
  6. Other. I'll explain in a thread reply.

    15 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. zoogie
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    This is mainly to divert the off-topic discussion that's plaguing the main thread here.

    I think I've pretty much summarized the positions in the poll, but go ahead and debate this how you please.
     
  2. solress

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    I think it would be refreshing to see emulation become a thing as well, but it won't ever be good enough to work as a flashcard replacement, I think.
     
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  3. LiveLatios

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    Honestly, 3Dessmume would be a great alternative, most flashcards can't do save states, most CAN do cheats, but it's a pain in the ass to setup... except for ak2i afaik, which has a built in database

    It would probably also allow for upscale filters, like xBRZ or straight up upscaling, like desmume x432r... if they add that

    EDIT: this is from a person that has a 2011 r4i and an ak2i
     
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  4. Bubsy Bobcat

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    Picked the 5th option for obvious reasons.
     
  5. zoogie
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    Glad option #3 is winning. I have some faith in this forum yet. :P
     
  6. DarkFlare69

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    flashcards, because i already have one. for people who dont, i can see why u voted for option 2.
     
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  7. Hayleia

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    Same for me. I have a GW bluecard but emulation sounds so much better. Ok, not native, not 100% compatibility and 100% speed maybe, but 100% features.
     
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  8. MasterFeizz

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    There is no need for discussion, native execution of ds games is better.
     
  9. proflayton123

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    Im not sure how well the N3DS CPU will manage running an DS Emu
     
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    I voted for both, but imo the best way to play DS Games at this time is on a DSi XL with a flashcard.
     
  11. solress

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    Why not on a 3ds?
     
  12. LiveLatios

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    Its not a n3ds emulator... it's a ds emulator for 3ds, which would probably run better on n3ds
     
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    Oops.. im sorry, I mistyped:blush:
     
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    It's in pre-alpha. It's much too early to worry about.
     
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    Both is very nice.
     
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    Other: When Flashcarts are no longer produced, it would be good to have something to lean on

    While I mostly agree with option 1, we really need something we can trust to lean on
     
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    I own a 3DS R4i cart and I've no problems with this emulator project at all. Sure the developer might be sinking their time into something that could potentially be considered wasteful but that's their decision to make and if it ultimately proves to be fruitless then everyone here will still have flashcarts as a fallback for now.

    Even if you consider it a waste of time that's only really the dev's time wasted, not yours. So just let shutterbug work on this and we'll see what comes of it in time. Most people here asking for some way to run DS games for free shouldn't even have the right to complain about this since it's a start and would prove to be a better solution even if it's not the optimal one.
     
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    +1 The emulator should be seen as a POC rather than a free alternative. It's rather redundant.
     
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    I disagree, depending on the functions that the app might have in the future, it could be used for different things than just simple playing the game.
     
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  20. Pandaxclone2

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    Same deal with GBA emulation vs. native support and yet we have both. Emulation might not work as well on O3DS as most would like but both are valid options on the N3DS series and emulation is a lot better simply due to how many more functions you receive through it.
     
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