DSx86 v0.21

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  1. granville
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    <div align="center"><img src="http://gbatemp.net/news/02_news_image_dslite.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /></div>
    <p align=" " class="none"> A new beta of DSx86 has been released, an emulator that attempts to replicate the x86 architecture on the Nintendo DS. This new version is mostly a compatibility update with various bug fixes for games and apps that didn't run in the last version, but has a lot of impressive new changes besides that. The changelog is rather lengthy, but the biggest new feature with this new beta is that it can now run Windows 3.0! </p>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    <img src="http://gbatemp.net/images/download.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <a href="http://dsx86.patrickaalto.com/DSx86.nds" target="_blank">Off-Site Download</a>
    <img src="http://gbatemp.net/style_images/1/folder_post_icons/icon11.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <a href="http://dsx86.patrickaalto.com/" target="_blank">Homepage</a>
     
  2. Overman1977

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    I LOVE....(now I'm using the word 'LOVE') this project.

    Lots of compatibilty with some of the coolest games of yesteryear.

    Patrick is putting SO MUCH work into this. Keep up the GREAT work dude!
     
  3. .Chris

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    Pretty cool, i guess.
    *starts downloading
     
  4. DrOctapu

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    Hell.
    Video please? I want a good idea of the speed, etc.
     
  5. tomrev

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    I hope future version will boost memory capacity by expansion ram.
     
  6. tigris

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    Call me stupid, but how do you run Windows 3.0 on this?
     
  7. shakirmoledina

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    its really amazing to see windows on the DS... i guess the 3DS with this intelligent will be able to run XP then?
     
  8. nl255

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    About 9.5 times the original 8086 according to the changelog (about 1/3 the speed of a 33MHz 386 or twice the speed of an 8MHz 286). It is fast enough that Ultima 3 needs a slowdown fix (such as moslo) but slow enough that Moraff's World is a bit slow and Ultima Underworld 1 is very slow.
     
  9. nl255

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    First, it has to be Windows 3.00a and not 3.1 or 3.11. Then you have to run win /r to run it in Real mode (not Standard or Enhanced. Windows 2.03 also works perfectly, even the mouse works now due to ps2 mouse emulation.
     
  10. Sterling

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    Dude, keep up the great work. These games were before my time, and now I can play some on my portable. This is awesome. Thank you for all of your hard work.
     
  11. jlsyber

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    Nice work, this is awesome!
     
  12. Rydian

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    No.

    Windows 3.0 needed an 8086, which MAXED OUT at 10mhz. XP needs 233 mhz.
    Now, that gives an over 23 times requirement just by mhz, and as I've repeatedly shown processor architecture can mean a lot more than mhz, so the differences will be much, much greater than 23 times.

    Maybe with the 5DS. [​IMG]
     
  13. nl255

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    The 3DS might be able to run Windows 3.1 (at the speed of a low end 386) assuming the emulator has a dynamic core. The reason Dosbox is so slow on the Wii is because there is no dynamic CPU emulation core for the PPC yet.
     
  14. Another World

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    [​IMG]

    thx vato for the set-up tips!

    -another world
     
  15. VatoLoco

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    N/P, i was really excited to see this actually boot and run=D

    hopefully, patrick aalto makes some tweaks for it (like better zoom, and mouse pointer accuracy) in the next release of dsx86.

    this emu just keeps getting better =)