The noob asks, "How can I play GBA games on my slot1 card?"
And the veteran answers, "By buying a slot2 card, which goes in slot2, which is the GBA SLOT, otherwise known as slot2!" It is located on the bottom of the the DS.....see it? Yeah, that is for playing GBA games. Slot1 (otherwise known as the DS slot) is for playing DS games and apps, not GBA games!
Use the freakin' search function next time, mmkay?
Geez! This question is asked so many times that even a friendly sort, such as myself, is getting annoyed.
My goodness, noobs are so annoying with their silly questions about things things that have been explained at least a thousand times in previous posts!
Read the frikken stickies....read the previous posts asking the same noob questions.......use the damn search function, that's what it's there for.
Jesus jumped-up Christ in a side-car! I'm starting to see where Urza comes from...and that scares me.
See what NSider closing down has done to us? Damn you Nintendo!
I must admit that I've had about 10 beers and my inhibitions towards noobs is counter-acted by the alcohol flowing in my veins and it brings out the writer in me. So to all you noobs, please don't take undue offense to my ranting. You are noobs and I understand that. You can't help asking those stupid noob questions. But just LISTEN to the people of this forum when they tell you the facts. Understand what they say and freakin' learn to not be such a noob, mmkay?
You want to play free downloaded GBA games on your DS? BUY A SLOT2 CARD! Simple as that, end of story. I'm sorry you will have to spend some more money to get your free games, but that's the way it is, deal with it.
Oh, and welcome to GBAtemp.
This reply was written to make JPH happy, since I let him down in a previous thread.
IN SHORT, U NEED A BLOODY SLOT 2 TO PLAY GBA GAMES AND LIKE WHAT THEY TOLD U, GBA EMULATION WILL NOT WORK ON THE DS WITHOUT A SLOT 1 AND U WANT THE TECHNICAL STUFF ON WHY, READ THIS POST THAT WAS ALSO TAKEN FROM THAT SAME STICKLY THREAD
You people might be more confused by this but-
I remember when someone came up with the method for running GBA on slot-1's. LINK
The whole point is that You have to basically creat a hypervisor IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ
GBA games can be played from the DS’s GBA slot, however it was long thought they could never run from a DS flashcard in the DS slot due to hardware restrictions.
A friend and fellow programmer has already created a proof-of-concept demo which can run commercial GBA games without sound but at full speed from the DS slot, Normmatt said.
A hypervisor, used to translate the GBA graphics and sound hardware to work on the DS hardware, would need to be created for this approach to work.(for each game!)
“Using the hypervisor approach you can get full speed, maybe even faster, not to mention you could potentially add things such as save states etc, but first someone would need to create a hypervisor and release it to the public.”
It is impossible to use a software emulation approach (like SNEmulDS, nesDS or Goomba) to emulate a GBA game from the DS slot at a solid frame rate.
NOW READ THIS
QUOTE(DanTheManMS @ Jan 22 2008, 01:38 AM) Rather than making a lengthy reply questioning wtf a "hypervisor" is and how it differs from the definition of an emulator, I'll just say that it's been debated too long and doesn't need to be brought up again.
Could software emulation be possible? Of course. Would it be playable? Heck no. Look at the DS emulator for the PSP; that's what I'm expecting a GBA emu for the DS would be like.