Playing DSiWare on a DS Lite using homebrew?

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  1. 13 Black
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    Is there a way to play certain DSiWare games (obviously ones that don't require the camera function) on a DS Lite using a slot-1 card (like an R4) and homebrew? Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Skyline969

    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    One word: No.
     
  3. 13 Black
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    Oh well... one can dream, can't they?
     
  4. Skyline969

    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    That they can, 13 Black. Maybe some day... but I highly doubt it. We would have a higher chance of witnessing the next coming of Christ, to be honest.
     
  5. Da-Bomb1

    Da-Bomb1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    There's also the fact that DSiWare games may, in fact, take advantage of the extra RAM and processing power of the DSi some day in the future, though I haven't seen any evidence of this in the current games on there. (However, the DSi Browser does actually run quite a bit faster than the original DS one.)
     
  6. RiderLeangle

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    OK, Heres what you need to play DSiWare on DS Lite.
    First you need hell to freeze....
     
  7. Maz7006

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    [​IMG]

    Pretty much sums it up, it will never happen. Maybe some exploit will be found later on for the issue of pirating DSiWare but the fact of that getting ported to the Lite = EPIC FAIL
     
  8. SifJar

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    This will never happen. DSiWare have full DSi hardware access, and the DSi works differently to the DS. For a start, there's only one processor, and it's more powerful than the DS's two, and there's four times as much RAM. Therefore, it wouldn't work on DS, and couldn't be emulated due to the fact that the DS is less powerful than DSi, and so can't emulate it. BUT someone could make a homebrew version of certain DSiWare games. (Obviously not using copyrighted material, but a game along the same idea).
     
  9. koji2009

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    SifJar: Sort of right on the DS only having one processor... It's only 1 slot, but it's 2 processors. The Arm7/9 are integrated onto a single chip or else the DSi would lack regular DS compatibility (since quite a few regular DS games took advantage of both processors)
     
  10. SifJar

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    Sorry, I read that the DSi only had one processor, but that one processor was capable of emulating the DS's two. Probably misread it. Anyway, it's still impossible for an actual DSiWare game to run on a DS, the closest we could get would be a homebrew replica.
     
  11. Smokexz

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    Depends, if we could actually make better ram cart, that way it could have enough ram to run it.
     
  12. SifJar

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    NO IT COULDN'T. READ THE THREAD. DSi has more powerful processor, which DSiWare can use. DS/DS Lite doesn't. DSi only has 16mb of RAM, which is what current RAM carts have. Adding more would be of NO benefit.
     
  13. qodrirnspe

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    What about the R4i? www.r4i-sdhc.com It apparently can run on a DS/DSL and it can apparently can support slot-2 (GBA!!!!) emulation.
     
  14. raulpica

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    LOL. Just ignore everything people with a "R4" in the name says.

    EDIT: Actually you might've just misread it. They're probably talking about using a RAM Expansion on DS/DSL to run GBA games. If they're not, just ignore their lies. There's no way to use the DSi hardware fully, and even when it'll be available (if it will ever be) it won't be from a "R4" Team [​IMG]
     
  15. sadak5

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    If we ever can hack the DSi hardware, just be only to use de SD slot, and maybe, and I sai maybe, we can no longer use flashcards (just a loader like homebrew channel)
     
  16. henkp

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    I don't think this is a case of 'maybe'. More of a 'When?'. Since DSi is a system unlike any other (that's why xbox360 and ps3 haven't been cracked. 360 = ps3 lite (interface-wise), ps3 is already capable of running linux out of the box), it's interesting to develop homebrew for, and thus it's interesting to gain full control over it.
    Like with Wii, someone along the likes of waninkoko will at one point show up and amaze us with the 'backup-possibilities' he found. Then it'll take a little while before he accidentally leaks his software, whines, tells us he won't be back and hates us and half the internet blames us at gbatemp for 'taking down the legend'. After that, he continues his projects anyway and comes up with some more to 'show us who's boss'.
    One righteous little fellow, this being along the likes of waninkoko!

    Anyway, point being:
    No, DSiWare cannot (ever) be played on a DS Lite.
    Yes, DSi Will be hacked completely one day, but no-one knows when [​IMG]
     
  17. Nekrosses

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    If you wanna play DSiware games: BUY A DSi
     
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  19. MegamanDSi

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    It might work like in Clubhouse Games Were you can versus your friends or give them one game using DS Download Play so it could actually happen if you get the right format of file for the Emulator, make a support list and program it correctly It might work.
     
  20. JonnyTanna

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    No disrespect but I can't stand stupid answers like that. If he wanted to buy a DSi then he wouldn't be asking. Besides DSi is nearly as useless as the pspGo. Who wants to trade off a GBA slot for some crappy low res camera?

    Anyway, I'm going off-topic here, but anyone who has more info on being able to play DSiWare on Ds Life, let a brother know. I want to play Dark Void and really do not want another DS in my house, especially one that is impractical.
     
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