Do you use emulators on your DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by 7llusion, Feb 15, 2007.


Do you use emulators on your DS?

  1. Yes

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  2. Just for fun

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  3. No

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  1. 7llusion

    7llusion GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 26, 2006
    As the title says, do you use emulator on your DS as you would with a real game or do you, just try the emulator out to see of it works and when you see that it works and it satisfied your curiosity, just delete it from your flashcart?
    I use the SNEmulDS DS emu on my R4 and play Zelda, Mario World etc... I also use NESDS but since it's got no DLDI support(no save) I don't use it that often, it's a shame because I prefer NES games, juts becaus eof the rewind and fast forward function of NESDS [​IMG]

  2. 2short

    2short GBAtemp Regular

    May 18, 2003
    in the northern cold...
    I use a nes emulator for mega man 2 and super mario bros. 3... oh and kid icarus. I'll probably put some more games on it soon, I only put those on to see if I could get it to work - and yeah, it works like a charm on my dsx.

    I also put scummvm on it, and monkey island 1 to test it. played through the first chapter, and works really well. don't know if I'll complete the game on it though. I've been thinking about putting beneath a steel sky or fate of atlantis (the talkie versions) on it....

    I also tried out SNEmulDS, but I found the compatibilty horrible. too bad, I'd love to play chrono trigger again... [​IMG]
  3. Wanque

    Wanque GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 20, 2005
    I used FrodoDS for a lot of games, but that's about it. The AtariST emulator is good, but it's too slow at the moment for most games - when that improves, I'll use that.

    I'd list ScummVM, but it's not an emulator [​IMG]
  4. fiver

    fiver Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    United States
    get nesDS WIP1. This has save feature working. Works perfectly with dsx. Been playing lots of mega man. love it. Really crying that SNES emus have such low game compatability.

  5. Volsfan91

    Volsfan91 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 3, 2006
    United States
    No. My little sister has an M3 Simply, and in my sparing use of emulation, I've found everything to be quite slow. Even NES is pretty crawling.
  6. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    Every nes game I tried on nesDS either ran full speed or not at all.
  7. Metaluna

    Metaluna Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    With all great releases by AlekMaul and Redbug, my M3 SD is filled up with emus and roms. [​IMG]

    ColecoDS is the one I'm using the most only to play Lady Bug.

    FrodoDS : Commando, Rambo II, Cauldron, but I'm waiting a full framerate version to play Fort Apocalypse (it is still very difficult to play right now).

    and when I got plenty of time, I launch CrocoDS and play with Crafton & Xunk or The Sentinel.
  8. EarthBound

    EarthBound a/s/l?

    Aug 28, 2003
    United States
    Fort Worth,Texas
    I'm just waiting for a DS SNES emu that can run EarthBound at decent speed without gfx glitches. [​IMG]
  9. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    When I'm in a nostalgic mood, yeah. Only for stuff I used to play as a kid, slow response retro control systems drive me up the wall but it's different when it's something you used to love playing. Actually I've got SMSAdvance on there now [​IMG]
  10. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    nesds and/or pocketnes always (tetris 2 mainly).
    Picodrive for Phantasy Star 4 and a few other assorted games for which speed is not of the essence.
    Technically not an emulator but SCUMMVMDS.
    Goomba and goomba color for GBAÂ titles.
    Various remakes
    If I happen to want another game you can bet that will be there too.
  11. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

    Nov 6, 2002
    no I don't play emulators on my DS.
    I would if they were more polished. currently only NesDS is worth trying.
    Tho I've heard good things about PicoDrive. Anyone care to fill in how it runs and how compatibility is?
    I will probably use ScummVM the time when I get back my DS from my big bros girlfriend. Her DS is back home at my parents. :/
    She plays more often than me so [​IMG]
  12. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    SCUMMVMDS is pretty much perfect for most titles Elrinth although I agree most DS code emus need some polishing (compared to the GBA, GP32 and to a lesser extent PSP).

    Picodrive normally manages about 20-30 fps game dependent (normally not much off for PAL which is nice and low action makes for a good speed), no sound though as it has not been coded.
    Compatibilty is not something I have tested extensively but most of the major titles work.
    Saving can be done with save states or SRAM.
  13. rest0re

    rest0re GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 23, 2006
    crocods .. i think it roxx.. i play bumpy
  14. gr33dy

    gr33dy GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 30, 2006
    United States
    I have tried a few of them out just for kicks. Otherwise, not really... It seems that most of the games worth playing (for NES/SNES etc.) have been ported to GBA anyway. However, there are a few that haven't been ported and will definitely be worth checking out once the development has progressed on some of the emulators.
  15. skullstatue

    skullstatue Banned

    Dec 3, 2006
    United States
    If a complete SNES emulator was available for the DS, I would only be playing SNES games. But since there isn't a practical (I am very grateful for the work you guys are doing, but most SNES emulators were dropped or are still in beta) SNES emulator currently available I only use them when I'm testing to see if specific games are functional.
  16. Volsfan91

    Volsfan91 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 3, 2006
    United States
    I have my PSP for emulation, but emulation on the DS has got me so interested that I'm contemplating buying a slot 2 device just for that purpose.
  17. k2theman

    k2theman Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    This poll should have a "I would like to use DS emulators but play quality is not yet good enough" option. [​IMG]

    I went ahead and voted yes, in that I'd like to use the DS for SNES emulation. I started playing Breath of Fire the other day on the new release of SNEmulDS; it looks and plays pretty well, but has some issues (sound glitches, battle information not fully visible, etc.). It's definitely playable, but I'm not sure if I'll continue much until the compatibility gets a bit better.

    Still, it's great to be able to play at all; the work of these homebrew emulator programmers is much appreciated.
  18. MAD_BOY

    MAD_BOY Lazy bum

    Feb 12, 2005
    Sittard, Limburg
    i use FrodoDS and DSMasterPlus
    also got SnemulDS on my R4, but don't use it due to the layer bugs
  19. betaboy

    betaboy GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 10, 2002
    The BetaNet
    Some basic MAME emulation would be good. I'm not talking SFII or MK here, but Phoenix, Galaga or Mooncresta should be possable right!
  20. Staroffurby

    Staroffurby Newbie

    Mar 4, 2007
    I am a huge fan of running emulators on my NDS and thanks to some great people, we have a great homebrew scene with some great emulators. This is what i have got working on my NDS Lite with my Supercard:

    MarcaDS - A basic MAME emulator, will only run about 25 or so games
    DSpec - Spectrum 48/128k, what a great machine
    Picodrive - Megadrive/Genesis
    FrodoDS - Commodore 64
    SNEmulDS - SNES Super Famicom emulation
    ColecoDS - Colecovision, very old console!
    PenkoDS - MSX 1&2, not many people remember this great machine, was not that popular here in UK
    Ameds or Crocods - Amastrad CPC 464/6128
    Built in via Firmware on Supercard Lite - Gameboy Mono, Color, Advance NES, (Famicom), Sega Master Sytem and PC-Engine (Turbo Grafx-16)