GBA Adaptor for DSi/3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by EnigmaXtreme, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    EnigmaXtreme GBAtemp Maniac

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    Is there anyway to play GBA cartridges on a DSi/3DS like an adaptor or something?
     
  2. Omega_2

    Omega_2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    of course not.
    You're talking restoring a function not present since the DSLite, and no amount of hacking would allow it.
    And if there were a way, you'd have to open it up and solder wires.

    You can try the DSTWO for gba emulation, but it's not perfect yet.
     
  3. Ben_j

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    facepalm
     
  4. EnigmaXtreme
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    EnigmaXtreme GBAtemp Maniac

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    Just curious, looks like ill just buy a DSlite then....
     
  5. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    DSTWO
     
  6. CrispyYoshi

    CrispyYoshi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    What are you talking about? Of course it's possible.

    It doesn't exist because no coder actually wants to bother to recode an entire GBA engine when you can just get another system. It's not worth the effort.
     
  7. ultimatt42

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    All the emulation work is already done as there are plenty of open source GBA emulators already out there. The hard part is optimizing it to work with the meager resources of the Nintendo DS. If we could make DSi homebrew I'm sure we'd have a GBA emulator already since the faster CPU and extra RAM would give you a lot more breathing room. Once the 3DS is open for homebrew, I bet we'll get some nice GBA emulators. Probably PSX and N64, too.
     
  8. mercluke

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    we can, we have one, it's not usable
     
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  10. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    you can glue a NDSL to tthe bottom of your 3DS and call it an addon.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  11. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Get an SCDS2 and use it on the 3DS.

    Insta-GBA!
     
  12. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniac™

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    YES! I am SO doing that.
     
  13. Rydian

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    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
     
  14. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    Well until they start making a GOC (GBA On a Chip) like they do with the NOC (NES On a Chip) solution, we won't find anything useful really meaningful to use.
     
  15. koji2009

    koji2009 GBAtemp Maniac

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    To sum up this thread...

    No there is no way to hook up GBA games to 3DS directly and there never will be.
     
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