It is possible to play GBA games on a DS with a R4?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by PopolDal, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. PopolDal
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    I want to know if it is possible to play GBA games on my DS with a R4? (or a DS-X)

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. WildWon

    WildWon EXTERMINATE!

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    No. Not possible. Please search next time.

    EDIT: Oh, and prepare for flames.
     
  3. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Yes, it is possible, search next time
     
  4. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    I wish Urza was here.

    Make sure to get a DS-X! It's an AMAZING CART!!!!!

    If you didn't know, the last sentence was a sarcasm.

    Lastly, no you can't play GBA games on the DS. The DS's ram isn't powerful enough. The GBA games have a RAM on their own, so the DS supports it. HOWEVER, without it, it cannot run it. In short, impossible.
     
  5. Lumstar

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    People these days... >_<

    You might be able to use a slot 2 expansion pack, however.
     
  6. Gogg

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    It's possible but you'd need some more cash to buy a slot two expansion like that EZ Flash thing.
     
  7. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    Sure it's possible, here's how:
    • Take your DS card, place in the microwave for 30 seconds
    • Bash your head against a wall
    • ????
    • PROFIT!
     
  8. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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  9. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    You're not Urza, and you're doin it wrong.
     
  10. kennypu

    kennypu GBAtemp Fan

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    LOL that gave me an Asthma attack xP
     
  11. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    Thats how I got mine to work
     
  12. sa1amandra

    sa1amandra Gazzaro Launching!

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    Unless u jack around with a Ez-Flash 3 in 1, then

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  13. Endogene

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    yes you can it involves getting drunk and staring at the card until you see the game playing, its all in your head
     
  14. Lumstar

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    Where is Urza anyway? Seems to have vanished... [​IMG]
     
  15. bobrules

    bobrules GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I don't know what you guys are talking about. it' possible, /me goes back to playing pokemon ruby on his r4.
     
  16. Beware

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    People really need to learn to use the search function (and I'm not exclusively referencing the person who started this topic).

    It is NOT possible to play GBA games with JUST an R4. It requires either another Slot 2 flash card or a dedicated slot 2 memory cartridge (as in the EZFlash 3in1).
     
  17. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    Head on over to: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showforum=113
    This 'sticky' thread listed in the R4 sub-section clearly sets out what additional hardware you need to play GBA games.

    Note: peeps, "NO" does not help him/her.....pls, i know popoldal looks to have been a member for 2 yrs, but obviously has no idea about the subject & very noobish.
     
  18. starfox468

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    It is possible to play GBA games on a DS with a R4?
    Answer:
    1. Put the r4 in your hand
    2. Put the GBA game ontop the DS
    3. Now for playing with the game, put it in the game into the then start sculpting the melted plastic on the DS, BECAUSE IT's

    Alternate Method
    1. Eat the card
    2. Start kicking your refridgerator
    3. Put the DS Under your car wheel
    4. Drive your car

    Alternate alternate method
    1. Buy an EZ flash 3-1 for $20.00
    2. Put it in the bottom slot
    3. Load your DS with rudolph's GBA tool
    4. Follow the instructions
     
  19. PopolDal
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    Thanks for the anwser and keep on your good work! Did'nt want to start a war, next time i will use the search option (maybe it's one of the reasons i only have 5 posts in 2 years)

    PopolDal who by the way have coded his own little DS game in his spare time a couple of years ago for the fun of it but is still a newbie (if you say so it must be true)
     
  20. Pyrofyr

    Pyrofyr GBAtemp Maniac

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    The Nintendo DS includes the GBA area, so anyone saying "DS CANT PLAY GBA!" learn some god damn semantics.

    Now, for the proper response, and the ONLY proper response:
    As of now it cannot be done, however no one is sure of what the future holds and ways of getting the GBA to work on the NDS.

    For all intents and purposes of the current time it cannot be done. That is all, nothing more.


    However, for all of you saying "OMG IMPOSSIBLE" it was basically a RULE that a system had to be 4x as powerful as the one it was emulating however as of now the NeoGeo is emulated and the DS is barely 2x as powerful or something.

    Also, reading some of these posts I must say PopolDal, do not worry about these people calling you a newb, they know nothing themselves. You can disregard them and hopefully put them in the minority on this forum since I've found there to be very few people here who act like prepubescent children such as "ds_magic".