Drastic DS emu to be made open source.

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  1. bobmcjr

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    DraStic targets ARM and x86 only. The Wii/Wii U are not feasible to port to because they are PowerPC based, and I don't see anyone writing PPC JITs these days. The Vita is probably too weak, 444 MHz is pretty low. The OpenPandora was 800MHz, and it struggled a bit with 3D heavy games.
     
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  2. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    Stop smoking cannabis
    wii u and wii scene is pretty much dead homebrew wise
    or why don't you port it ya self?
     
  3. NoNAND

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    And much like with the aforementioned systems the Wii U is weak and low powered, insofar that it even struggles with N64 games.
    Drastic emulation would perhaps perfom on estimate 25-30 FPS in heavy demanding 3D NDS games and who knows maybe a bit better in less intense (graphics-wise) games.
    Furthermore, like @Idontknowwhattoputhere said the Wii and the Wii U scene are dead meat by now. Long have they perished. To be frank the WII U scene wasn't as anticipating and as exciting in contrast to It's handheld counterpart--the 3DS and way off in popularity in comparison to It's predecessor the Wii.
    So long story short, don't expect anything new for the wii u henceforth.
    highly unlikely that anyone would be pouring their efforts and time into achieving such a task.
     
  4. The Real Jdbye

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    I don't know about best, but it's certainly the fastest (apart from maybe No$GBA, if you can even get it working properly with the game you want to play)

    Knowing Exophase's past, I honestly didn't expect this from him. He has been kind of iffy when it comes to open source, I remember at one point breaking a license by withholding source code, which as far as I know he never remedied.
     
  5. bobmcjr

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    Do you happen to remember exactly what source code was withheld?
     
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    I think I was confusing him with ZodTTD actually. Guy withheld the source code for pcsx4all, Exophase was the one calling him out (by requesting the source code in public), on the Openpandora forums (now the Pyra forums)
    So I guess Exophase is cool. ZodTTD on the other hand...
     
  7. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Nice to read this, i bought it last month on my Android Tablet (Lenove TAB P10 4GB/64GB) where it runs perfect (Also on my Android phone (Moto G7+ 4GB/64GB) it runs perfect
     
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  11. Zyvyn

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    That would open up tons of choices though the DS is kinda hard to play with touch and all on emu
     
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    That's what Bluetooth controllers are for. I use a Moga pad on my LG Stylo 4 and it DraStic runs perfectly.
     
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    Ah! Noiiice ! Looking forward to many improvments.
     
  14. Zyvyn

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    yes but what about games that commonly switch between touch and buttons
     
  15. Humanity

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    I haven't played with DS emulators since back in the day when no$gba was the best one for full speed and DeSmuME still had a lot of work needed for games to run at better speed.

    This looks good, though. If DraStic is as good as no$gba was.
     
  16. Humanity

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    Is there a Windows version of DraStic?

    I have only found Android
     
  17. Flame
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    DraStic is now Android and coiuple other platforms, well once it is open sourced it can be ported to windows.
     
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  18. monkeyman4412

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    Darn, I can't come up with something edgy
    He says if possible, implying uncertainty and understanding that it may not happen.
    No need to be rude if you ask me.
     
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  19. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere bruh

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    Your quoting something from over a week ago
    *grabs popcorn*
     
  20. fanheavy

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    Drastic ran perfectly on pretty much any phone I threw it on, it going open source will help other emulators and ports.
     
  21. monkeyman4412

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    Darn, I can't come up with something edgy
    Nice attempt at trying to redirect the conversation. Changing it so we won't discuss that you were being rude to someone else for no good reason.
    Cute. So what's next?
     
  22. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere bruh

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    Your starting drama now ay?
    Another person on the ignore list
     
  23. monkeyman4412

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    Darn, I can't come up with something edgy
    :rolleyes:
    Okie. seems like you have issues if the first person that tells you that you're wrong, and then when you try to create a strawman and that said person rips it apart, and calls it out. Your response is to block..... how telling.
    Anyways doesn't change that you were being unnecessarily rude.
    Moving on I'm excited for one drastic comes on to windows, and hopefully on to wiiu and wii, one day someone maybe will. One day.
     
  24. Axido

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    Ucking inally! :grog::yaynds:
    This is my emulator of choice when it comes to DS games, but playing it on my phone rather than an actual handheld console always made it feel kinda wrong. Hopefully, this will turn into Switch homebrew soon. I'd definitely welcome playing DS Pokémon games with fast forward enabled on a Nintendo device.

    Now if this also meant that an ARM-optimized 3DS emulator was going to be in the works, that'd make my wildest dreams come true.

    DraStic is mainly taking advantage of the ARM architecture, since it's the same, since the DS family of handhelds (as well as the 3DS family) is based on ARM. This is why you are capable of getting performances unrivaled by DeSmuME on smartphones and tablets. Iirc the Wii and Wii U do feature an ARM coprocessor each, but those are for handling IOS software (not to be confused with iOS by Apple).
     
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