Drastic DS emu to be made open source.

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  1. Flame
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    Arguably the best DS emulator Drastic DS is going to be made open source from "start of new year". which could be made into homebrew that runs on you beloved switch and many other devices.

    Exophase also talks about 64bit version coming to android among other new things expected from the emulator it self.

    which device would you like it to be port to?

    source:- https://drastic-ds.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5680
     
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    Oh my. This is neat. RA core when..
     
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    This is the only emulator I haven’t tried properly on Shield tv. A 64 bit version would be excellent.
     
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    I bought a Shield TV for it. It works great at least for the games I've tried.
     
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    I forgot
    That's been the plan for years now AFAIK, so it's nice to see it'll be happening soon. Will be interesting to see how many devices people can get it running on, it's requirements are relatively low for what it is.
     
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    Awesome! I've been using it on my android tablet for years!
     
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    Raspberry pi 3 would be cool.
     
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    I forgot
    DraStic has already been ported to the Pi, and I can confirm it runs great on both the 3 and the 2b.
     
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    Oops, sorry :3 I've got a Pi 3b+.
    (off-topic: by the way I found a .deb of gzdoom compiled for raspbian, and I
    also found a way to play openarena again, if anyone's interested.)
     
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    Wow, that's nice, just hope they fix the ROMs not appearing problem on Android 8.x+
     
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    Open source?
    I wonder if melon ds could use any of this
     
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    @Flame bro who would have expected this to actually happen.
    I'm certain the 64Bit version of this DS emulator could benefit more in terms of performance and compatibility, hence resulting in higher frame rates and so on.
    Furthermore this opens up new possibilities and ups the chance of seeing a switch port and perhaps a Vita port as well..(though it could face some difficulties in the later.
    By far drastic is the most reliable and arguably the best DS emulator on ARM arch devices.

    Let's just sit back, relax and wait. In due time a RA core should be released, assuming anyone has got the will, interest and time on their hands to do it.
     
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    Drastic is great. I got full speed emulation on my Xperia Play using it around 5 years ago back when the only options were things that ran at like 5-10 FPS.
     
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    Good that it will be open for everyone.
     
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    I'll be damned, since DeSmuME has been stagnant for years, this is a great alternative.
     
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    I love DraStic. I have been using it for years. Honestly I think their emulation is fantastic. What I would love is to see someone implement wireless functionality into their existing builds.
     
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    I missed this news when it came out, but I'm excited to hear about this.
     
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    Drastic is an amazing emulator that performs well on both low-end and high-end devices, having gotten a device with only a 1 GHz CPU and 2 GB of RAM to run most games at full speed. When Drastic becomes open-source, DS emulation will be possible on many lower-end systems, although not at full-speed. Current generation consoles and computers will have a new option for emulation, whereas devices like the PS Vita and Wii might be able to play games with some optimization and speedhacks, just without major resolution upscaling and needing some (possibly heavy) frameskipping.
     
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    Would be interesting to see this on Wii U and Wii, if possible
     
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    Woo, this is really nice to see!
     
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