is there no sleep

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Oct 25, 2007

is there no sleep by frostbyte211 at 12:30 PM (1,145 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. frostbyte211
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    I was playing a gba game and noticed that when i closed the lid the ds does not go to sleep??
    is this normal?
     
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    Think so, sleep mode works only with ds games.
     
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    Wow, that sucks, what was nintendo thinking ??
     
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    when DS play GBA game, it cut all DS function. It become GBA
     
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    Hey, don’t bark at Nintendo, the original GBA didn’t have a lid and the GBA SP never automatically went into sleep mode when you closed it. Not all GBA games support sleep mode at all anyway.

    Some GBA games, more so in the later ones, have an option to put the game into sleep mode but, and you didn’t specify though I’ll assume you are using the EZ 3n1 which does not support GBA games’ sleep mode.

    The eWin Expansion Pak however does support sleep mode in games. As far as power drain is concerned, running the game from NOR on the 3n1 is just like playing a retail cart (though without the option of ingame sleep mode). I’d figure the normal power drain while playing a game on the eWin vs the 3n1 running in PSRAM mode would be about equal so if you run the games in PSRAM and would like the sleep mode then I’d get the eWin. But honestly, I’m just nit picking.
     
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    The DS games have to be programmed to go to sleep mode when the DS is closed?

    Or is it already an in-built function for all DS games.
     
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    It has to be programmed in. I say this because many games utilize some sort of effect or something when you close the lid. The two Castlevanias for instance sound like a coffin lid shutting when you close it. In many Mario games like NSMB and March of the Minis Mario says "bye bye!" when you close the lid and "it'sa me, Mario" when you open it up. Bleach automatically hits "pause" when you close the lid so the action doesn't start up right away, and in Zelda you use the sleep function to solve a puzzle in the game at a certain point. All of these instances point to me that there is some sort of in game programming that activates sleep function. This is further supported by situations like Tag mode in Zelda and the analogous Trade mode in the Nintendogs series where the DS doesn't go to sleep but rather in an open connection mode when the machine is closed.
     
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    I knew someone could answer that better then me.

    I will add that I believe that sleep mode in DS games (unlike GBA game) is mandatory by Nintendo. Much like when Microsoft said to developers on the 360 that EVERY game must support the ability to play people's custom soundtracks in game via the Guide Tap thingy.

    My beef is that I would rather have EVERY game let me remap controls as I like, instead of playing a game where the button that throws a grenade was the reload button in that other game I just beat... and to play custom music all racing games. hehe
     
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    Ok, what about GBA games that support pseudo-sleep (like Metroid Fusion and Zero-Mission)? When i activate the sleep mode, they dim and then almost instantly wake up. Do i need to patch them or something like that?
     
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    There's sleep mode within GBATA...that's what frostbyte ended up using.
     
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    Rather than using GBATA for adding sleep mode to GBA games, try Dwedit's program at http://www.pocketheaven.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=5797

     
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    The 3n1 and Ez4 just does that, they dont work right when you try to use sleep mode, in game or Dwedit's app and if I recall correctly GBATA doesnt work as well. Well, thats not to fault the apps, it seems to be the Ez cards because the eWin Exspanion Pak does actually support sleep mode as I've tested in game and Dwedit apps.

    Dwedit's program is nice, though it makes Advance Wars white screen... maybe others.
     
  13. roflmywaffle

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    GBATAs method works, but other methods don't. It was a while before (we frost & myself, I was helping him with a bunch of "new EZV owner" stuff) found something that did. We tried dwedits tool w/o success...
     

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