DS games at native resolution, on the 3DS

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Dec 7, 2011
  1. Robyby
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    Hello,

    I'm considering buying a 3DS, mostly for Mario Kart and Mario Land, but apparently the DS games look quite bad or blurry on it (upscale).

    I know that you can play at native resolution, with a retail game, by holding Start+Select, but does it work with an Acekard 2i ? Or is there an option to apply it constantly ?

    Thanks in advance.
     


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    You always need to hold Start and Select while loading a game from the 3DS Menu, and it works with all games.
     
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    like xxNathanxx said, hold sel+start. But just my opinion - NDS games don't look that bad on a 3DS and this gets exaggerated quite a bit.
     
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    From my experience, the 3DS seems to have some level of emulation when playing DS games.
    Just look at the titlescreen of Pokémon White and compare it to what it looks like on a DS/Lite.
    No matter if you play it in native resolution or stretched, it looks like that.
     
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    I'd wager that it's simply a difference between displays. Take a closer look to how the pixels are distributed on the DS and then on the 3DS and you'll get what I mean.
     
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    That's possible, too.
    I mentioned emulation because I've heard something on GBAtemp about the 3DS emulating some parts of the DS/i when in DS/i mode.
     
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    Honestly you won't need to use native resolution. DS games on 3DS look great. This "issue" has been exaggerated massively.
     
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    They do not look great at all. They look horrid and blurred. And holding start and select just makes things incredibly small and smashed together. I've resorted to using my DSi for DS games.
     
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    I prefer Start-Select. Try playing KH:358/2 Days on the 3DS. Doesn't look very nice without playing in native.
     
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    Its true that people exxagerate how blurry the ds games look on the 3DS, but it honestly does look a lot sharper when played on a ds/i.

    I know this because I was playing DS games on the 3DS for a while but I switched to my DS lite because I was running low on battery, and everything looked a lot nicer.
     
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    I think it looks fine on the 3DS normally. And I've played a lot of DS games on my 3DS.
     
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    They don't look as bad as some jackasses make them out to be. There's a reason native is there and a reason for upscaled mode.
     
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    Well, I say that DS games on the 3DS don't look really that bad. When I first played Pokemon White on my 3DS,
    after I've sold my DSXL for my 3DS, my first impression was "Wow, it looks like i'm playing on my tv!" because the
    sprites were, sorta, a little blurred, like when you play a old game (like metal slug) on a widescreen tv.
    For me, it looked better. But that's my taste. Everyone has different tastes. ^_^
     
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    To be fair, I went straight from a Phat to a 3DS so I mayyy have missed some cool stuff as far as DS lite/i go.
     
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    Thank you very much, guys.

    The opinions are quite divided, apparently. I may not trade in my DSi, after all, and keep it just to be sure I'm not losing anything.
    Still got 4 hours ahead of me, to make my decision. :unsure:
     
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    Er, you can have both. Either don't press the keys to have the screen stretched, or press them to keep it native.
     
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    stupid question. how do you get 3ds games to be streched? i only got them in native res
    edit: ok now i have to stop being dumb
     
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    Uh... native is native. You can't stretch native to native.

    Native for 3DS is fullscreen.
     
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    From this video, the NDS games looks better on 3DS than on DSi, but maybe it's just the video.
     
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    Update :

    Bought an "Ice White + Mario 3D Land" pack, and traded in my DSi.

    DS games look "OK" when upscaled, but a bit too blurry for my taste. At native resolution, they look great, though.
    Yes, it seems quite small, at first, compared to the DSi, but it is also way crisper and cleaner. Reminds me of the GBA Micro.

    Sadly, I'll have to take the 3DS back to the store for an exchange, the upper screen being yellowish and darker than it should... :/
     

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