PocketNES or NESDS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by john.jingle, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. john.jingle
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    john.jingle GBAtemp Regular

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    I heard PocketNes just came out with a new version and since it's a new version, I'm slightly leaning towards it but I am still unaware of its compatibilities. Last I heard is that NESDS was the better of the two.
     
  2. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    PocketNES has continued development for the past couple of years to improve compatibility, whereas NES DS stopped where it was. NES DS is based off of PocketNES 9.97 which is rather outdated at this point. On the other hand, NES DS is easier to use and has some additional features like rewind and fast-forward that are not available in PocketNES.
     
  3. john.jingle
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    john.jingle GBAtemp Regular

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    Do you think the newer version of PocketNES has better compatibility than NESDS? I'm still quite unsure of which I want, I mean, fast forward and rewinding NES games seem like a neat little feature but I'm not sold to it yet.
     
  4. looneyboy784

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    Do you have a slot 2 card? If not your only option is NES DS.
     
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    PocketNES does have better compatibility than NES DS, but honestly NES DS runs the vast majority of games perfectly fine. I'd use NES DS except for the very few games that require PocketNES.

    Keep in mind the resolution issue as well. PocketNES has to scale the screen more than NES DS does due to running in GBA mode.
     
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