[Homebrew Idea]DS WiFi Station

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by RDilus, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. RDilus
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    We all know the nintendo channel can stream demo,s to you're DS over wifi.
    Why don't make a homebrew but then to stream full games to you're DS!
    Like save some DS games on you're SD card of the wii.
    Do Download mode on DS.
    Then you're getting in a kind of special menu to select game and play them on DS.
    It is like you're wii become a flashcard for you're DS.
    It don't need much functions only inportant ones.

    Functions.
    Saving
    A Easy GUI
    Possible to return to game select menu when you want a other game
    Online play but its gonna be hard

    Ofcrouse loading times gonna be longer but no flashcard needed anymore since DSi update everything is this a good solution for it right.
    Let me know What you think about it!
     
  2. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

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    The DS is way to limited in the hardware to facilitate something like that I think.
     
  3. HeadHunt

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    Not very practical I think. Download play is not the future, I can assure you that much.
     
  4. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

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    It doesn't fit the ram.. End of story..
    There are other difficulties, but this will limit it for ever..

    Off-Topic: Remove the bold part..
     
  5. Tigran

    Tigran GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    While I don't think his idea was correct... Doing something like that so you can easily distribute Pokemon from the roms would be awsome.
     
  6. nintendoom

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    Youre like, gonna download it forever!
     
  7. RDilus
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    it is like streaming not really downloading
     
  8. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    How're you supposed to save if you're streaming the roms?
     
  9. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    Because downloading a 16-32mb file over DS wifi will take about two hours, that's why. The DS wifi is REALLY slow and only designed to transfer SMALL amounts of data, remember 56kbps modems?
     
  10. emuman100

    emuman100 GBAtemp Regular

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    The DS doesn't have enough RAM. The biggest DS Demo from the Nintendo Channel is 2MB. You can do demos, but that's really it.
     
  11. klock

    klock Newbie

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    This is misinformed. I've personally used DS Wifi + DSFTP to transfer games to my flashcart, and it took nowhere near 2 hours. Granted, it was still slow, and it'd be a bit of a wait, but the wifi can more than handle it.
     
  12. BobTheJoeBob

    BobTheJoeBob The most optimistic person on the temp. :)

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    Do you know how annoying the bold is?

    Anyway, DS is too limited, it would be too long of a wait to download, and you don't even know if there's any Homebrew Dev's willing to create such a program.
     
  13. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

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    Here's how the Nintendo Channel Demos work. DS and Wii pair and the Wii starts sending the demo data to the DS. The DS stores this in RAM then executes it once the Wii has finished sending the data.

    Its not really streaming like you suggest. In order for that to happen the DS would have to be running a streaming app in the background to clear the RAM at each load point and get the Wii to send it more data. The problem is that DS Wi-Fi is slow as shit so you're load times would be HUGE and besides the DS CANNOT multi-task. The processor is way too slow/isn't built for it.