Playing around with hans n3ds clockspeed feature.

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by crpace, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. crpace
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    crpace Newbie

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    When I saw that you could change the clock speed of a game by running it through the homebrew application "hans" i wanted to test it out on some of my games.

    Xenoblade at 268Mhz: to my surpise it opened. I loaded up a save at Mechonis Field and the first thing I noticed was the slow walk speed, the zr and zl buttons and c stick wouldn't work. i tried to get into a fight, it took 5 seconds for the characters to draw their weapons and about 8 seconds for Melia's spear break.

    Senran Kagura Burst at 804Mhz: after testing a new game on old hardware i wanted to test an old game on hardware it otherwise cant take advantage of. Senran Kagura is known for 2 things fan service and a bad frame rate. playing at new 3ds specs causes a huge boost. The game plays consistently above 30 FPS. If you have a N3ds and this game i recommend you give this a try.

    Other: On most other games you just get faster load times, however virtual console game wont even load into the hans menu upon selection.
     
  2. AlexTheRose

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    It's sorta embarrassing that titles depend on a boosted clock rate to perform well graphically. What kind of abysmal coding nightmare is sitting in those games that makes a 268MHz MPCore struggle?
     
  3. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Yeah, this isn't anything new. Depending on how the game is programmed if it has a capped framerate but it sometimes dips below that cap, forcing it to use N3DS clock speeds can help it hit and stay at that cap.

    As a matter of fact, playing games at N3DS clock speeds is a feature of Luma 3DS CFW. Hans has the issue of requiring a homebrew entrypoint and not being able to boot some games.
     
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