How good is the homebrew compatibility?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Winner_Is_You, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Winner_Is_You
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    One of the main reasons I'm wanting to get a DS Slot-1 Flashcart is due to the fact that I've always wanted to play SNES games on the go. I have to say, based on the review, the R4 seems like the best contender out there, but I want to know how good its homebrew compatibility. Does anybody know how good the compatibility is as of the latest update? Or if it sucks, can one direct me to a different flashcart to think about? Thanks in advance.

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  2. ZAFDeltaForce

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    As long as the homebrew supports DLDI, homebrew compatibility is pretty much 100%

    At this moment, lots of homebrew support DLDI, such as SNEmulDS (SNES Emulator), DSOrganize, Moon Shell, etc so the R4's homebrew compatibility is very strong
     
  3. rhyguy

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    Anything with dldi should work

    snes emus work fine on it, if you pick the right one
     
  4. Winner_Is_You
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    Oh awesome. Thanks for the fast replies guys!

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  5. Lee79

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    SNEmulDS is the best SNES emulator for the DS but not all games work 100% you might want to check out the Compatibility List.
     
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  7. Fat D

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    I believe that due to its popularity, R4 has the highest homebrew compatibility among all Slot-1 flash cards.
     
  8. Urza

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    No. Its due to DLDI, which means most DLDI compatible carts have almost identical compatibility.
     
  9. wiithepeople

    wiithepeople ^^didn't play it that much, but I love it =D

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    About how large is one homebrew application? for example NDStation. Anyone know?
     
  10. Urza

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    It varies quite a bit, but I'd say on average they're under a mb.

    Also, NDStation isn't really a homebrew application.
     
  11. wiithepeople

    wiithepeople ^^didn't play it that much, but I love it =D

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    wow really under 1 mb?? That rocks like hell! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Thanks for your help Urza! [​IMG]

    Also NDStation isn't a homebrew? o ya i remember it saying it should've come with r4 in first place...
     
  12. zeppo

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    no, ndstation is a computer application that can convert gba files to .nds files, but the files will only play if you have a slot 2 adapter such as the ezflash 3-in-1.

    also, the .nds files themselves for homebrew are usually under a megabyte, but there is sometimes a folder where running information is stored (such as dsorganize) that can be a few megabytes.
     
  13. Fat D

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    I know DLDI is one of the most important compatibility factors.

    But take for example Rudolph's 3in1 Tool. It only supports soft reset on 3 devices, among which is the R4.
     
  14. Urza

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    There aren't really many examples like that.

    I don't think the addition of one feature on one homebrew application justifies giving people the wrong idea about homebrew compatibility.
     
  15. Fat D

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    well, that's as big as the difference gets on DLDI-compatible devices.
     
  16. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Thats exactly what I was saying.
     
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