GBA on R4?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Chitose, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Chitose
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    Chitose Advanced Member

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    I tried looking for this everywhere, including the review and searching, but couldn't find an answer to it.

    Do GBA roms work on the R4? If so is it just drag a .gba file to it and play?
     
  2. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    No.
     
  3. spokenrope

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    Mark my words. Someone will find a way to play GBA games on an R4.

    Of course, I have little to no experience in this subject, so I wouldn't make any wagers on this information. But I just see it happening sometime soon.
     
  4. 2cb2ct7

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    If it can be imagined it can be done [​IMG]
     
  5. GameGeezer

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    It might be possible to get one running eventually but it would be so slow it probably wouldn't be worth the trouble. I don't think coders will have the motivation to create gba emulator since here is already a way to play gba games on your DS using a slot-2 cart. People worked for years to get an emulator running slowly on the dreamcast which is has a processor that is twice as powerful as the DS so I think it is unlikely for the DS as well. Get a cheap slot-2 or a gba cartridge and enjoy your slot-1 cart.
     
  6. kalibar

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    Yeah, honestly I don't know why this topic keeps coming up -- it's borderline retarded. Play GBA games natively from slot-2, clownshoes.
     
  7. Wishmaster

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    Maybe not emulate. Something to make the DS thinks the rom comes from slot-2.

    Someone's smart enough to hack DS's RSA encryption.. so I thought.. why not?
     
  8. corbs132

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    its not about which slot, its about the bandwith from the ds slot being slower than that of the gba slot.
     
  9. dslitemonkey

    dslitemonkey Newbie

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    Out of curiosity, why is the bandwidth on Slot1 slower than Slot2?
     
  10. Wishmaster

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    I think the way DS functions is it loads from the cart a portion of the game and stores it in it's RAM.

    Whereas the entire GBA cart is a RAM itself.
     
  11. stonefry

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    [​IMG] Thank you, and goodnight. [​IMG]
     
  12. Modrak

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    total agreement here, borderline retarded was the phrase I was finding my way to [​IMG]