GBA on slot one???

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by ZenZero, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. ZenZero
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    hi,

    I know that gba games on slot one cant be done but just wondered if anyone could explain for tme the technical reasons of why not?
     
  2. leetdude_007

    leetdude_007 Official GBAtemp Assassin That Has Never Killed An

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    Too much work when slot-2 is right down there. You can apparently with something called paging, if I can recall.
     
  3. tjas

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    Yes because the gba rom:

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    Does not fit in slot 1:

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  4. leetdude_007

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    The Truth behind GBA emulation: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=72623

    now stop asking, everyone. hush. all of you. hush hush. I plead for sanity.
     
  5. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    Slot 1 also isn't as fast as Slot 2, some GBA games would probably suffer slowdown.
     
  6. m-p{3}

    m-p{3} GBAtemp Regular

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    I thought it was the other way around ? I guess the Nintendo DS Browser would be faster if it wasn't because of the Slot-2 RAM.

    Anyway, it is not practically possible to use GBA files from the Slot-1 in it's current state, and it is unlikely that this will happen because of affordable Slot-2 solution existing.
     
  7. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie

    Affordable, but not free.
    And that makes all the difference.
     
  8. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Slot-2 requires lightning fast response times because the GBA only has 256 KB of RAM. Instructions are executed directly from the cartridge itself. DS games on the other hand load chunks of data from the cartridge into RAM and execute from there. This is why GBA games depend heavily on being run from very fast locations (such as NOR flash or fast RAM) while DS games depend on having fast access to a NAND-based device like a microSD card in order to stream resources from it.
     
  9. piepants

    piepants GBAtemp Regular

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    Is the lack of GBA support on slot 1 cards that big a deal anyway? I bought an ezflash 3-in-1 card for AU$20 that lets me run GBA games, and it supports the Opera browser with a patch to boot.
     
  10. Kaos

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    Same, except I don't need the patch because the CycloDS supports it natively. TAKE THAT, you R4 using people!
     
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