GBA in Full Screen?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by dpolishsensation, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. dpolishsensation
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    dpolishsensation Member

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    Is there any way to make a GBA advance game on DS play in full screen (instead of having that damn black border around the game). It seems like a shame to not be able to use the whole screen. I was also wondering the same thing about nes and other emulators. Do they run full screen or are they also in that black bordered box mode? [​IMG]
     
  2. Heinrisch

    Heinrisch GBAtemp Regular

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    The ratio of the screen thoese games where made for is different. It prob. won't look good streched, thats why they did not even give that option. *guessing*
     
  3. science

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    There is a program that lets you change the black border to a colour or an image of your choice out there, too lazy to look for it. Its on the front page of scdev.org though
     
  4. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne GBAtemp Regular

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    The DS is NOT a CRT screen. Therefore, playing any game that's not in its native resolution (the GBA has a certain pixel width x height size) will cause pretty horrible distortion. This is the same as trying to use a non native resolution on a LCD computer monitor. Try 1024x768 on a LCD to see what I'm talking about (you have to use 800x600, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, as far as I know, although I wouldn't touch a LCD computer monitor yet).

    And the G6 is NOT an emulator! It uses the real hardware of the DS, but with fast memory to take the place of cart memory.

    I suspect with a screen the size of a GBA, using a non native aspect ratio would look far worse than doing similar on a computer monitor.

    And as the others said, the GBA had a smaller screen than the DS.

    However...I thought the GBA had a more 'square' scren.... Is the DS in GBA mode already "stretched?"
    If that's so, then using full screen could make things worse....
     
  5. wohoo

    wohoo GBAtemp Fan

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    LCD sucks, yeah, but that resolution thing.. i don't think it's any problems with that AT ALL... i got a TFT (Samsung 730BF, 4ms etc) and i can have high/low/middle resolutions without any limits (except for the max resolution)
     
  6. leoedin

    leoedin GBAtemp Regular

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    in GBA mode, the code only has access to GBA hardware. It thinks it only has a GBA resolution screen, a 33mhz processer and no X and Y buttons. I guess it might be possible to run GBA in NDS mode and wrap stuff round the screen/put stuff on the bottom screen, but that might be very hard.

    As for emulation - use a DS based emulator such as NesDS instead of pocketNES.
     
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