NeoDS on Supercard DSTwo

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by KernelSys, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. KernelSys

    KernelSys Newbie

    Aug 14, 2013
    Hello to all. I'm just trying this awesome emulator and I wonder if it is normal that in the Supercard DSTwo, that has its own processor, frames per secons decrease considerably, for example, in Metal Slug when 2 or more enemies appear. From 60 to 45, and if there are bullets, to 40.
    I have read the creator's readme files and that's what I've made:
    1. Download the Supercard DSTwo NeoDS plugin from the official thread here in GBATEMP.
    2. Download the NeoDS emulator.
    3. Copy the content of NeoDS plugin (NeoDS.bmp and NeoDS.ini) into _dstwoplugins folder in my MicroSD.
    4. Copy NeoDS.nds of the NeoDS emulator into _dstwoplugins too.
    5. Place a already-converted-rom into the root of my MicroSD.

    I wonder if it is necessary to copy all the files that are in the NeoDS emulator zip (arm7, arm9, Cyclone2, etc.) in the root of th MicroSD but nothing is said about that in the readme.txt file, and these folders seem to contain headers that are used in the compilation of the bios for flashcards that don't support DIMM or something like that, but Supercard DSTwo does, so I haven't placed them into the MicroSD.

    So it is normal that this game runs at 40-45 fps? Should I reconvert MAME rom into .neo file by myself with "special" parameters or something? Any help will be appreciated.
  2. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    Ya Cant Get There From Here
    its normal that it'll drop framerate, it does that on any flashcard you use.
    the NeoDS emulator does not use the DSTwos processor at all, so your not getting any performance boost.

    you could try running the game with the audio toggled off, it may help a little.
    also, iirc if youve got a DS lite/phat, NeoDS can use the extra ram from a slot-2 expansion pack.
  3. sLpFhaWK

    sLpFhaWK Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    United States
    I can't find roms in .bin format, every neo geo rom I get is in .rom which doesn't work with the conversion tool. Is there only limited games that neods supports? or can i convert those roms to bin and convert it to .neo to get it to work?
  4. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
  5. somechris

    somechris Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    United States
    I looked on Google and was able to find some zip files of many of the roms (~140) already converted. I cannot link, of course, but it was a first page result so you shouldn't have much trouble finding them.
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