Question about Zelda four swords and FF crystal chronicles running thru Nintendont

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    I read that running gamecube games off of Nintendont will allow you to use various kinds of controllers other than a gamecube remote. If I were to run Final Fantasy crystal chronicles thru nintendont is there a way to play 4 players without using those GBA link cables?
     
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    Looks like it only works with real GBAs. It wouldn't really be possible to do it any other way since it would require emulating up to 4 GBAs on the Wii and Nintendont is already taking up most/all of the processing power.
     
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    Bummer. thanks for the answer
     
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    This is a longshot, but Nintendon't works on Wii U, right? And, from my little knowledge about this topic, it seems you can use Wii U controllers (Pro controller)? Would it, then, be possible to rig up the Wii U gamepad, and/or perhaps link with hacked 3DS's to recreate that functionality?
     
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    Linking it up with hacked 3DSes via wifi is plausible, if a hack/homebrew was coded on the 3DS side to accept GBA multiboot/link cable data over wifi. That's as long as the wifi on the 3DS is fast enough, and it would probably require modding AGB_FIRM. If someone modded AGB_FIRM to support that, and then loaded a GBA BIOS from GBA VC, the BIOS should take care of the multiboot. I'm not sure if the wifi would be fast enough though, even linking GBA games locally on a PC or linking Dolphin with a GBA emulator for say, Four Swords Adventures is problematic at best due to how everything needs to be synced up at all times.

    I could never get Four Swords linking in VBA-M to work. Four Swords Adventures linking between Dolphin and VBA-M sort of worked, but slowed down the game (probably in order to keep in sync) and randomly disconnected the GBAs or froze.
    GBA linkage is just really picky.
     
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    Hmmm... Just seems like something that should be figured out, so that we don't need to rely on archaic hardware/cables in order to play the damn games. I'll have to mess around with Dolphin/VBA-M, and see if I can get that going.
     
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    If you have a beefier PC than mine, maybe GBA linkage in Dolphin will work great for you. I think you have to use the DSP-LLE audio plugin (along with the DSP firmware that you can dump from a Wii and maybe a Wii U, or find online) to make it work, because for some odd reason the encryption key for the GBA stuff is in the DSP firmware. It's been a while since I messed around with it too so they may have improved it.
    I found this that has supposedly improved support for it so you could try that too: https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thre...ers-wanted-gba-gamecube-link-cable-test-build
    Seems like it still has issues with the link dropping in certain games.