Games and Music simultaneously.

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by PurplePox, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. PurplePox
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    I was just wondering, is there any available homebrew so I can boot moonshell and a .nds file at the same time?
     
  2. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    No, will probably never happen.
     
  3. player1244

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    The DS isn't made for multitasking, so sorry, but no [​IMG]
     
  4. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    The DS doesn't have an operating system running in the background, so once you load a *.nds file, whatever was previously loaded gets shut out of memory. So no, you can't run a media player and a game simultaneously.
     
  5. PurplePox
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    Oh well, thanks anyway
     
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    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    It's worth noting that DSLinux is capable of multitasking if you have slot-2 RAM available. In one virtual shell I can play back some mp3 files while I browse the web in another shell and type on IRC in a third. Of course the music gets choppy whenever I load a webpage since the DS isn't really powerful enough to handle it gracefully, but the fact remains that it's possible.
     
  7. PurplePox
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    How would I accomplish this I have the RAM pack, but no knowledge of DSLinn\ux whatsoever...
     
  8. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    The DSLinux Wiki would be a good place to start. Also note that you'd want the DLDI build, not the .nds build.
     
  9. Brian117

    Brian117 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    This might sound stupid, but there is a way you can play your iPod songs using a double sided headphone jack cable.

    Stick one end into your iPod, the other in your DS. Configure the cable for best sound, and play your iPod nano songs while playing your DS.

    I have experimented and it only works on DS Phats. If you want, I have a video which was back from 2006 to show you.
     
  10. cupajoe

    cupajoe Have a cup of joe!

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    Would it be possible to change the game's music to your own?
     
  11. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    I've seen that video, but from what I understand, the hardware was not meant to do that and you can easily fry the speakers that way. Haven't tested it myself so I don't know for certain, but I'm probably not going to try it just for the sake of safety.
     
  12. Brian117

    Brian117 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    My speakers are just fine. After doing, maybe 7 tests of it. The speakers are fine. I don't understand how it can fry the speakers if you're just inputting sound from a source. That's like putting in a DS Headset with a Microphone, and blowing in the microphone and the DS reads it.

    But overall, my DS Phat is dead due to some F2 fuse problems. Also some screen problems as well.