I have an idea to play GBA on Slot 1

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  1. Gamesphere
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    I know everyone would kill to get GBA games on Slot 1 cards and I have seen posts regarding that it is impossible without RAM. But I was thinking, Could it work by not running the GBA games through a card itself but an Emulator? Im talking like the SNES, GEN, and GB emulators you see for DS Homebrew. Could a GBA Emulator be made just as easy like VirtualBoy? I'd love to lead the charge if it is but I don't know heads or tails to DS programming.

    I know I may get flamed but it was just a quick idea...
     
  2. Xuio

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    DS is not powerful enough to get gba emulator working in full speed.
     
  3. Linkiboy

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    in soviet russia the ds has enough power to do that
     
  4. rdurbin

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    Im sure it could be made but it would be very slow. The snes, genesis and other systems you mentioned are much older.
     
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    You traitor of the motherland! [​IMG]
     
  6. xalphax

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    why emulate it? you can let the ARM7 cpu do the work.

    the problem is the speed of the slot1!

    gba games demand higher reading speeds than ds games and therefore it will be slow, not for the "emulation" part, because no emulation is needed, the programs can run almost natively on the ARM7.
     
  7. Psyfira

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    ... A computer desk?
    My idea was to save the .gba as a .nds and play it, it just freezes.
     
  9. Maikel Steneker

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    I don't think you're right. If that was true, wouldn't it be possible to use RAM in the Slot-1 device? Wouldn't any Slot-1 cart maker have done it already?
     
  10. Linkiboy

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    No, because the access times in the slot 1 are slower than slot 2.
     
  11. Twiffles

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    GBA games are constantly taking data from the cart, hence the need for ram. DS games take chunks of data at a time. Or is it the other way around?
     
  12. CockroachMan

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    IN SOVIET RUSSIA, THE DS EMULATES YOU!
     
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    You know, Soviet Russia is the only place to kill Chuck Norris with a roundhouse kick. >_>
     
  14. azotyp

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    I have an idea take off all ram from your computer and then try to run windows 98 [​IMG]
    (similar stupidity)
     
  15. dsbomb

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    This thread is nothing compared the the bright idea at Wiinewz. This guy did all the hard work, you just have to finish it and you'll have a modded Wii without opening it up!
     
  16. arctic_flame

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    The ARM7 is unavailable for GBA functions in DS mode.
     
  17. CockroachMan

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    What is exactly the reason for GBA games not to run in Slot1 devices? Just the transfer speed from slot1 to the ARM7 cpu!?
     
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    The DS Side hardware is not available once the DS switches to GBA mode.

    Slot 1 no longer exists after the switch to GBA mode.
     
  19. CockroachMan

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    So.. if you could make the DS stays in "DS Mode".. just a thought.. DS games also access the ARM7 cpu, so if you could change a gba rom into a DS rom (a DS rom with no ARM9 code, just ARM7), then.. the game could work.. [​IMG]
     
  20. bobrules

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    I'll share my view. What if we could make a program that will compile GBA roms into NDS roms. Since gba is only the top screen of the DS.