How good is GBA emulation on New 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Opium, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Opium
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    Before I do some downgrading, how good is the GBA emulation on New 3DS firmware 9.2? Will it run full speed with no slowdowns (and no frameskip)?

    In homebrew I run on 10.3 the GBA emulators don't run that fantastic, but I've heard the kernel access of 9.2 improves it. Is that true?

    Also, what's the best GBA emulator for New 3DS so far?

    I know the 3ds can play GBA games like the ambassador titles and you can inject roms, but the screen is so washed out in those ambassador games so I want something that's got good colour, hence an emulator.
     


  2. pdapanda

    pdapanda GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    stable 59.8 fps full speed with everygame using retroarch gpsp core & epx filter
     
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  3. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Also gba VC won't work in Emunand on n3ds so emulating is really a good alternative. I can also confirm that retroarch gpsp works absolutely fine.
     
  4. daicon

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    Sorry to hijack, but does retroarch gpsp work well on 03DS? I'm assuming there is a difference
     
  5. TecXero

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    Emulation works about as well as it does on the PSP. Even better in some areas. Give it time and it'll utterly crush the PSP.
     
  6. jaksy

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    Are you sure this is really true? This is the first time I'm hearing about that.
     
  7. SylerTV

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    I got gba VC working on a N3DS in emunand. I used an old version of RxTools, should be build 10-02.
     
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    sometimes gpsp will be slow on old 3ds ,even with kernel hax. like Phenix Wright, pokemon(battle)
     
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    How often does that happen? Can most games run full speed?
     
  10. pdapanda

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    It depends on games.
     
  11. daicon

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    clearly, but in general, how is performance? Large number of games run slow? Handful? Determining if it's worth bothering with
     
  12. Opium
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    GBA emulation on PSP is far from ideal. You need to use framskip a lot. Does emulation work on New 3DS fullspeed for most things without frameskip? Or is it a bit dodgy still?
     
  13. pdapanda

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    there is no frameskip option on retroarch gpsp,and you don't need it with that gpsp.cia.
     
  14. TecXero

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    Still a bit dodgy in areas, but it's still only nightlies and fairly early emulators. They just need more time and work. Also, on PSP, if you were willing to use a few different forks (like uo gpSP Kai and TempGBA4PSP) for different games, you could play most of them at fullspeed without frameskip.
     
  15. hacksn5s4

    hacksn5s4 Banned

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    gba vc console is still the best because its not emulation
     
  16. pdapanda

    pdapanda GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I think you are talking about the 3dsx version?
    for each game I tried with cia version,they worked flawlessly.
     
  17. TecXero

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    That's fine if you're not concerned with moving save files around or having any other additional features. It's pretty much on par with all the other Nintendo VC stuff. As long as you don't mind not being able to easily access a raw save file and not having any features beyond it running well and saving, it'll serve you well.
    I'm just going off of what a friend has said about running it on his N3DS as I don't have one. He still gets minor slowdowns in areas of minish Cap where there's heavy translucent effects, for example. Nothing drastic, but noticeable. I don't know what nightly he's using, though.
     
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    hacksn5s4 Banned

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    i have old 3ds though ao its only way to run games full speed and i like having all the games on the homemenu and ive messed with cheating alot and it gets boring so idc
     
  19. cearp

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    the color will be different vc vs emulator?... how different
     
  20. hacksn5s4

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    the gba vc is not emulation so its 100% accurate it uses arm 9 clocked at lower rate
     
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