DSx86 v0.22

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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"> Yet another new version of the great x86 emulator, DSx86, has been released! Patrick Aalto is a very dedicated homebrew developer and this version contains numerous bugfixes, specifically for the graphical opcodes. The new version also supports almost all CPU opcodes as well. Version 0.22 is cited by the author as being a bit slower than previous versions, but it comes with better compatibility overall. See more lengthy changelog below. </p>
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    So expect some slower progress in the months to come. A job well done to Mr Aalto! He is doing an exquisite job with DSx86!

    <img src="http://gbatemp.net/images/download.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <a href="http://filetrip.net/f12426-DSx86-0-22.html" target="_blank">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. 9th_Sage

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    I agree. The emulator is constantly getting better. To think I thought that an emulator like this would never work on the DS.
     
  3. geoflcl

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    I can't tell you how impressed I am with this!

    Not that my opinion matters or anything, but it's nice to have a fan, right?
     
  4. dnniwa485

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    i wish that DSx86 future update will utilize DSTWO 350mhz CPU and the RAM. (iPlayer doesnt have SDK so i'm not hoping too much on that cart)

    DSTWO's SDK is available... so it might be possible to utilize it now.
     
  5. gamefreak94

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    At your window!
    could someone explain to me what this does. I see it is an emulator but for what? Sorry for being a noob. [​IMG]
     
  6. granville
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    It's an x86 CPU emulator, meaning it can play some old DOS games and run some versions of early Windows (like 3.0 and below). In that respect, it is similar to Dosbox on PC. It replicates enough of some early x86 processors to be able to play games and run apps from the 80's and (in some cases) very early 90's. It basically tries to replicate the PC experience back in the 80's and early 90's. On DS of course. Does that help any? [​IMG]
     
  7. dryganaye

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    I think this guy is incredible and what he's doing is fantastic! [​IMG]

    The DS needs more talented and dedicated homebrewers like him.

    Props to Patrick Aalto (DSx86) & Frédéric Calendini (The guy who makes the Lone Wolf homebrew games) for keeping DS homebrew rocking!

    Looking forward to the next versions.
     
  8. Hyperlisk_

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    That's kinda funny, since it's no different from, say, a SNES emulator [​IMG]

    Regardless, it's definitely some great work. I can imagine the fun he has coding it. I love making VMs and such, and I'm sure he loves it too.
     
  9. Killermech

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    One of my favorite projects and I love Patrick for it. I really hope he considers giving the DSTWO SDK a try to see how powerful the emulator could actually get [​IMG]
     
  10. EpicJungle

    EpicJungle stop browbeating me can't you see i'm sexy

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    Yay!

    It plays Hugo: House of Horrors.. Have great memories of it [​IMG]

    Since I've never used this before, what type of files does it run...? And if legal can you give me a link to that kind of file :|
    Cause if I try to download a DOS game, it comes with a lot of files :|
    Or... do I have to use the .exe file..?
     
  11. Innkeeper

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    Im not that smart in terms of emulation, but can this emulate the old elder scrolls games(arena and daggerfall)?
    thanks
     
  12. phoenixclaws

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    You should read his blog.

    He has updated it weekly, every Sunday so far, without fail. And he is working on understanding/porting the code for DSx86 with the SDK for the SCDSTWO and hopefully will port it over without much problem.

    He is considering to support at least the 386 instructions and possibly the 486 instructions. We'll see how that all pans out [​IMG]. If all goes well we will see a DS2x86 for the SCDSTWO.