DSi Internet browser port to DS L and DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Blazikun, May 14, 2010.

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  1. Blazikun
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    someone should port the DSi's DSiWare Internet browser to the DSLite and DS, as HoBro sucks, Bunjalloo can't detect spaces properly, and DSOrganize has a guru which refuses to meditate...
     
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    the dsi browser uses the extra ram and power of the dsi therefore its not possible
     
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    It might be possible if you port it to only be used on the SCDS2 am i right
     
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    How the heck do you expect that to happen?
    The DSi hasn't even been hacked yet to utilize the extra RAM and features. How do you think we'll get the browser and store it on the flashcart?
     
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    The most we would be able to do would be to create a completely homebrew version to be similar to the DSi browser using what we know about the DSi browser, but there is absolutely no way to port the DSi browser over.
     
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    The DSi Browser's system requirements are too high for ds.
     
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    Isn't the DSi Browser identical to the official DS Browser?
     
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    In short... isn't happening.
    The DSi Browser uses the internal RAM and Processor that is available in DSi mode.

    Even if you were able to dump the app to a NDS file, you'd need to modify it so that it can use external RAM (From Slot-2) and CPU (From Slot-1).
    And then it'd only be usable on iPlayer and SCDS2.

    It'd probably be easier to write or adapt a browser to work on the iPlayer/SCDS2.
     
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    We could see a really nice homebrew browser if the supercard sdk is released. I'm not counting on it though.
     
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    ^ THIS.
     
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    If only we had the source code to the DSi Internet Browser...

    Oh right! We don't need any source code to port, because there is NOTHING to port.
     
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    Finally, someone with an actual understanding of how programs work!
    I hate it when people talk about "ports" when they mean a remake or a clone.

    IF THE PROGRAM/GAME ISN'T OPEN-SOURCE AND FREE THEN IT CANNOT BE PORTED. EVER.
     
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    It's like forcing a baby to swallow his dad whole
     
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    very true
     
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    Besides the DSi having superior CPU and memory, the wifi is also apparently faster as well. So the pages wouldn't really load any faster than the normal opera DS browser anyways. >_>

    If you think a better browser can be made, try coding one yourself. As for porting an official browser, it's pretty ridiculous, as ridiculous as asking someone to port a game without a source code. You'd have to reverse engineer it somehow, which takes an extraordinary amount of effort and skill (i only know of one game ever fully disassembled, recoded, and ported to another system by an amateur- Sonic 1). Then you have the trouble of DSi not being hacked so you can't even access the browser files to disassemble anyways... And again, it's like trying to put a game like Mario 64 on the GBA. What's the use when it will run horribly or not at all?
     
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    We just need to ask, then we'll be able to edit the source code and port it to DS [​IMG]
     
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