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Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by htluga, Apr 2, 2017.
Question is above. :^)
what is TWLOADER?
A DS Emulator...
It's an application that can run ds games from the sd card. Many games aren't compatible yet though.
Thx u have a link?
Put the _nds folder in the root of sd and use fbi to navigate to _nds/twloader to install the two cias that are there.
(put this in the roms folder)
NVM BL4Z3D247's link is better
TWLoader is a nice piece of work, there's no doubt about that.... But in all honesty, DS mode flashcards that work on the latest 3DS firmwares are so cheap nowadays that you can essentially buy one and get it posted with the spare change in your back pocket.
You can have 100% compatibility, cheat codes, real time save etc. etc. Don't buy into the 'slot1 devices drain muh battery' crap.
P.S. TWLoader isn't an emulator
Correct. Twloader does not emulate/boot any ds game. It is just a CTR Mode frontend for NDS Bootstrap
What exactly is nds bootstrap though. Is it a hypervisor like gbarunner2 or whatever nintendont is?
It uses TWL-NAND to load games, like when you put a DS cartridge. But since DS games have never been designed to be launched from an SD card, nds-bootstrap redirects the read & write instructions to the SD card. Hence the small compatibility and long loading times.
Pretty much all it does is patch SLOT-1 Calls to SD in the same manner you'd see a flashcart do (but in a diffrent way carts emulate a card and data is passed from rom to that. ) its kinda like an on-the-fly DSIware Loader of sorts i guess?
Is there a write-up of how it does it? I would be interested in reading that.
theres also 3desmume but its not so great at all... least not yet. its more proof of concept
not really unless you read thru the Source code.