Possilbe to run a computer OS or something like it on acekard?

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  1. galaec
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    I was wondering if it is possible to run something like a computer...or basically run .exe files directly or indirectly?
     
  2. Advi

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    sorry, the DS lacks the power, or for that matter, the proper hardware in general to do that.
     
  3. VatoLoco

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

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    There's DSLinux, which requires some skill/knowledge to operate,
    and there's also MiniVmac.
    I havent dived too terribly deep into either of these (though ive got a copy of each on my SD =P), so i dont know about .exe files
     
  4. Da-Bomb1

    Da-Bomb1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Impossible to run anything windows-based on the DS. There's DSLinux, but it's kinda useless, since the DS can just barely run the kernel.
     
  5. PettingZoo

    PettingZoo yesss

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    You can't run a computer OS on a DS..
     
  6. rommy667

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    AKINO is the os [​IMG]
     
  7. PettingZoo

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    He means something similar to windows which can open .exe executable files.
     
  8. Briankealing

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    The AK2 will NEVER be able to run .exe's.

    However, any flashcart for the DSi lite 2 extreme ultra pro III will work.
     
  9. DaMummy

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    will my ds run gta 4?
     
  10. Joe88

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    you have to get the super R4 III ultimate upgrade special edition gold first
     
  11. PettingZoo

    PettingZoo yesss

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    But it doesn't have SDHC ):
     
  12. lincruste

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    Hi,
    Directly it is impossible, since Windows or DOS apps are written and compiled for a x86 instruction set (the DS's cpu is an ARM, with different instructions).
    The only way to execute a MS-type binary file (.com or .exe ) would be to load it trough an emulator like DosBOX, but no DosBOX build for DS is available as far as I know. Anyway the result could probably not run anything bigger than a 1980 text based app. I might be too pessimistic, however, but you've got the main idea.
     
  13. Tokiopop

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    As others have said, there's DSLinux which is, as memory serves, all text based. If you were wanting to emulate Windows 3.1 or something then there's no chance, not even on a DSi. Why? Simply not enough power. Even something with as much power as the iPhone 3GS takes up to 8 minutes to boot 3.1, and over 30 minutes to boot 95!
     
  14. Pendor

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    [​IMG]

    DSLinux is not entirely text based. The package includes a port of the Pixil suite, but i'm sure it needs a supported RAM pack in slot 2.
     
  15. Joe88

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    lol PSP only take 15mins to boot win95 [​IMG]

    it can quickly boot Mac OS7 though and is usable but glitchy
     
  16. Ruud91

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    lol it takes 3 min for windows 3.1 and 6 min for windows 95 to boot on my 3GS -.-' I think there is something wrong with yours ;P
     
  17. Da-Bomb1

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    Pixil is utterly useless running on the DS with DSLinux. There are many much more useful homebrew apps out there.
     
  18. Pendor

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    I've never said anything about usefulness. I just corrected a wrong statement.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Tokiopop

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    Oh no! The iPhone virus got me! [​IMG]