[N3DS exclusive] ScreenInfo.3dsx by SciresM -- check IPS or TN

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  1. Ryccardo
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    This application is N3DS exclusive due to the system call at the heart of it (GSPLCD_GetVendors()) not being implemented on O3DS.

    It is comparable to CTRAging's Debug4 feature, which tells you the brand of your screens; it has some advantages:
    -Libre and legally distributable software
    -Does not need a 40+ MB download and install if your only purpose is checking screen types
    -Directly tells you TN or IPS instead of panel brand

    https://github.com/SciresM/ScreenInfo/
     
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  2. DavidRO99

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    You know you can check if you have IPS or TN by just looking at the screen from a side?
    IPS = No Fading
    TN = Fading
     
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    That's not truly technical.
     
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    It works tho...

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    It isn't text on the screen though.
    mmm whatcha smea
     
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    Might want to post this to r/ 3ds ips tn,they'll love it. I know I do =p
     
  7. Ryccardo
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    That's very subjective, unless you're doing a (ahem) side by side comparison...
    My console is dual TN and has more than enough viewing angle = stabilized 3D has a lesser angle than my definition of tolerable colors
     
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    I tested it out on my new 3DS. It says upper screen is IPS and lower screen is TN. So guess lucky me i got one in the screen that you look at most. :P:toot:

    Not that i could tell the difference but why does it matter? If the game still works can be played and seen, then shouldn't that be enough to be happy?:unsure:

    I doubt old 3DS meant to work with this.:ninja:
     
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    I can't wait for an OLED 3DS. :rofl2::P
    OLED master race FTW!
    Maybe in the next Newer Nintendo 3DS.
     
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    Be careful what you wish for, that's a prime excuse for adding new bootrom keys and having the N3DS 9.6+ emunand scandal repeating...

    Or maybe no SD (2 GB chip for extdata) and no network :D
     
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    Maybe there will be another revision of 3DS.
    Who knows? Only Nintendo...

    Let's just wait and see what the NX has to offer since it's a console plus a handheld device or something.
     
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    Well, some people like the vibrant colors of IPS screens better. Problem is, they consume battery faster.
     
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    thanks... now i know for sure that i have double TN :(
    saddest app 2016
     
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    Well, TN Screens are using less battery :)
     
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    I, for one, welcome myself to the double TN masterrace

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    i'm pretty sure i got double tn, but i honestly don't get why people have such a problem with it. i've yet to find a reason to play at those weird angles where everything gets impossible to see.
    and the colors are great one way or another.

    i mean, i've seen the videos and screenshots online and they make it look like you can barely play unless youkeep a perfect viewing angle, but its really not a big deal.
     
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    True, but when you turn the 3ds off or the brightness is really low i think TN screens have more spots on them. Maybe that's just me remebering wrongly though.