Is there any DS Screen Grabber?

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  1. Gagarin
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    Gagarin GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'm curious how come in game magazines they have perfect screens...
    Anyone know anything?
     
  2. Joe88

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    you need a Dev kit to capture images
     
  3. Calafas

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    Screenshots from a PC, straight from the developers?
     
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    i believe the dev kits contain special hardware that allows devs to view the DS screens on a PC/TV.
     
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    I never heard of any, and I don't think it's possible. I was looking for the exact same thing a few days ago (as such a homebrew exists for the psp) but there seems to be some kind of limitation which makes such a homebrew impossible on the DS.

    If you watch the 1UP show (videopodcast about gaming), in some episodes you can see that they have some kind of dev-kit that makes it possible to connect the DS with a TV or Computerscreen I guess. Maybe you can lay your hands on that, Nintendo themselves actually produces those I think.
     
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    Perfect screens from developers come from the Devkits they recieve, perfect screens from the wider community are usually from emulators.

    Though it would be pretty cool to have a hombrew that allowed you to do so.

    Or for example, have it as an option on an in-game menu.
     
  7. Joe88

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    might be a nice flash cart add on
    aka: it might be possible in the future
     
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    wasn't the cyclo team working on something?
    i know a flashcart team did mention something about ingame screenshots.
     
  9. Kaos

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    Team Cyclops said that in game screenshots were possible, but only one screen (the primary display, which varies depending on where you are in a game).

    You also wouldn't be able to view the screenshots until you went back to the CycloDS menu, due to memory constraints.

    Still, it would be pretty cool.
     
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    Not where you are in a game, but how the game sets it up. For example, it might flip the main screen to use 3D on the top or bottom.

    Also, look at what Olimar did with his Jumbotron DS. He could capture the output if he wanted to, I'm sure.
     
  11. Kaos

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    That's what I meant...
     
  12. Gagarin
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    I would pay $600 to have it [​IMG]