Quake2DS Prerelease 1

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  1. Urza
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    Quake2DS Prerelease 1
    Oh yes
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    Simon Hall has released his port of the infamous Quake II for the DS. To use this, you're going to need either the full or shareware version (found here) of Quake II, and a slot-2 flashcart that can be used as RAM (see compatibility list below, Quake2DS will not run without slot-2 RAM).

    Depending on the slot-2 cart you have, theres a possibility it can be overclocked. This can yield up to a 40% performance increase in game. Download memtestARM below to see if you're able to do this.

    [title:Installation Instructions] 1. You need Quake II's data files. If you own a copy, that's cool - you'll have full access to the game. If not, then you can download the shareware version of Quake II from id's site. This will only allow you to play the levels from the first episode. If you want to play the full game, buy a copy - don't ask me (or others) where you can get these files.
    -- In the root of your flash card, make a directory named baseq2
    -- If you're using the shareware version, copy the pak from that archive into the baseq2 directory that you just created
    -- If you're using a commerical version, copy all the pak files into that directory

    2. You need a config file to tell the game how buttons are set up, etc. I know that my config file works, so download that from the link above and save it into the baseq2 directory.

    3. Visit Chishm's DLDI page (above) and download the DLDI driver file which corresponds to your NDS booting method.

    4. Download the Quake2DS binary package above, and extract the NDS file into the root of your flash card

    5. You now need to DLDI patch that program so that it will be able to access the files on your card

    6. Put the card in your booting hardware and turn on your DS!
    [title:Supported Carts for RAM]# 'Proper' SuperCards, eg the Lite, SD, MiniSD, and CF. The SuperCard Rumble and SuperCard One are not compatible.
    # 'Perfect' M3s, eg the Lite Perfect, the Mini SD Perfect, and the SD Perfect. The Mini SD Pro, SD Pro, and Lite Pro are not compatible.
    # EZ-Flash cards which have a slot-2 component and can play GBA games over 32MBit, eg EZ 3-in-1, EZ 4, EZ 5
    # G6 Flash

    [​IMG] Download Quake2DS
    [​IMG] Download memtestARM
    [​IMG] Source
     
  2. Sephi

    Sephi fool

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    looks cool, I'll try this out when DX gets my EZ 3-in-1 to me

    but by the time I get there will probably be another release, since it hasn't even been shipped yet, it keeps getting delayed since its taking some time for them to get all the things I ordered together
     
  3. leetcakes

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    i have an opera pak
     
  4. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    oooooooo very nice !
     
  5. Maktub

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    Looks amazing.
     
  6. Dominator

    Dominator the world end without you

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    the opera pack is only 8mb and i have it! any way on the future release to work with this shit XD ? simon Can you hear ME!!!!
     
  7. Urza
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    Urza hi

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  8. simonjhall

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    I hear ya mate [​IMG]
    8 meg is a real squeeze I'm afraid. I MAY try and make it work for the next release, but I might have to cut out some stuff. The game needs roughly 4 + 12 meg of RAM...getting it into 4 + 8 would be a push!
    For people interested in getting the best card, it's the EZ 3-in-1, then the M3 Perfect, then the worst card is the Supercard. Having a 32 meg card will do nothing extra over having a 16 meg card.
     
  9. Dominator

    Dominator the world end without you

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    simonjhall if you can past this imposible thing (you can do it!!!!!!) i officialy love you lol [​IMG]

    Quake 1 is also the best port i ever seen and it support mod!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Bloodiator

    Bloodiator Newbie

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    I have one M3 Simply and one EZ 3in1.. i'm gonna test it now.. going to download the shareware wads..
     
  11. cracker

    cracker Nyah!

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    You should add in the link for the cfg.
     
  12. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    I played using the shareware wad and the graphics look great, although the touchscreen aiming is kinda slow.
     
  13. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    I would try this but my DS would die from the awesomeness,
     
  14. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    You can change it by changing mouse speed.
     
  15. mrgodai

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    so which slot 2 card can be overclocked for the 40% increase in performance?
     
  16. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    That's a shame. I reckon 16 MB of extra RAM will only help a lot... Will there be support in future versions?
     
  17. cracker

    cracker Nyah!

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    Results:

    EZ Flash 3 - Every now and then has a refresh lag but most of the time it runs fine.
    EZ4 Lite Deluxe - Has lag every now and then no matter what speed.
    EZ3in1 - Guru Meditation Error no matter what speed I choose. [​IMG]
    m3 Perfect miniSD - Runs very quickly with no problems even on the slowest speed! [​IMG]

    The results seem to be exactly the same no matter what slot 1 cart I use (R4, EZV, AKRPG tested).
     
  18. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    I can't wait [​IMG]
     
  19. noONE

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    So the EWIN GBA/RAM pack is supported?
    and what Speedclass is it?
     
  20. fryguy

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    Cool! My DS isn't charged now, but i'll try it later. I have M3S and EZ 3-in-1.