WIP melonDS for Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Hydr8gon, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Chrona

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    Nice to know you'll still be working on it :) I agree that a native solution would be much nicer in the long run
     
  2. hallo23

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    Please keep working on it!
    Android is nice and all but who wants to boot into another OS and switches SD cards everytime they want to play a DS game?

    Please don't give up and continue!
    Love your work on the Switch =)
     
  3. azoreseuropa

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    Thanks for the news.. I guess Android on Switch is not out yet right?
     
  4. iCEQB

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    Thank you for saying that !
     
  5. EmulateLife

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    Absolutely agree about dual booting. I'd rather keep my DS games on my 3DS than do that.
     
  6. Elalexyzoner

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    It is beautiful to see DS games on Switch, i love to see them on my TV
     
  7. EmulateLife

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    Actually I only have a handful of DS games on my 3DS the few that don't work for me the rest are on my Wii U. Like 90% of the are on my Wii U and they look nice on my TV as well and the gamepad works well with the TV screen to have two screens. :)
     
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  8. Elalexyzoner

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    Well... of course they are better on the Wii U but... she is dead! accept it already!
     
  9. EmulateLife

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    Maybe for buying new games. My Wii U is very much alive with 300 games on it (Wii U + Wii + Gamecube + DS + N64) and I'm not getting rid of it ever.

    Love my Switch too though they go hand in hand to give me almost every good Nintendo game ever.

    Anyway I'm off topic so I'll stop.
     
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    Fps from Ninu Kuni?
     
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  14. seanp2500

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    Wii u is certainly not dead thanks to the cool things it still does very well. Ds being one of them. Don’t forget you can actually up the res of ds games in wii u to 2x. I notice alot of people don’t even know that...

    Yes i agree with the other posts. While drastic might ultimately be the way it would be cool to not have to boot to an android install just to play some ds
     
  15. Elalexyzoner

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    You cannot have your DS games portable in the Wii U, thats the huge disadvantage against Switch
     
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  16. StapleButter

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    don't forget about those 'portable Wii' casemods

    pretty sure you can achieve similar results with a WiiU
     
  17. Elalexyzoner

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    But why...? a Switch is the best option.
     
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  21. Techjunky90

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    You do realize that android and cfw can be on the same sd card right? You do realize that android will have a reboot to ofw/cfw option right?
     
  22. Josshy0125

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    You do realize that not everyone wants to have to boot into android to play ds, right? I say to the creator, keep working on it at your own pace, if you feel the want and desire to do so. Good work.
     
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  25. ShadowOne333

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    I wholeheartedly agree with this.
    I am 100% against the idea of having other OSs running on the console.
    Not because they shouldn't, they offer a great PoC and can help develop drivers for the thing, but because people will jump to them at the first sight of decent emulation.

    I have always preferred emulators made as homebrew apps for the console's original OS.
    That's where the devs have their chance to shine and bring something incredible to the machine.
    But not if people just flock like seagulls to the Android bait.

    It pulls both users and devs away from any interest just because "there's already a workaround".
    Screw that.
    Not to mention that some devs might use that as a point for not even bothering porting an emu.
     
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  26. Billy Acuña

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    Rewarding to 0.8.2, I would say hw rendering is on pair to sw in performance, I think the next step to improve the switch port is obvious: a dynamic recompiler. Other than that I don't think perf improvements can be done.
     
  27. catlover007

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    there's still potential besides the JIT. Both the 2D and the SW 3D renderer aren't running as fast as they could (esp. for the 3D rendeder and the switch: NEON simd acceleration).
     
  28. Billy Acuña

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    Good to hear :) also I see you are still working on JIT for MelonDS
     
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