Questions about DStwo, GBA emulator and 3DS.

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  1. Tsukurimashou
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    Hi I just bought a 3DS and I want to buy a SuperCard DSTwo, I had a DSone previously on my Nintendo DS lite and I was really happy with it, I just have some questions about the GBA emulator.
    Are the games running fine? Are the FPS at max or you must frame skip to get descent FPS? And about the screen on the 3DS, does the image fit with the screen or is it small like when you run DS games at native resolution (or is there an option to switch full screen / native?).
    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. Rydian

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    The emulation isn't perfect, many games run full speed, most run around the 90-95% range, frame skipping helps almost all of them. It's a hell of a lot better than nothing though and almost every game is playable to completion.

    Since it runs in DS mode you can either run the stuff at native or stretch it a bit, it's an option of the 3DS when booting DS stuff.
     
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    Thanks for you reply :)
     
  4. LoggerMan

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    Hi gents. I know this is an old topic, but this thread is a top Google result for this discussion. It is indeed true that you can choose the resolution of the emulated games with the DSTWO. It looks really great on a DSi or DS/L in native resolution, it's just like playing them on the original consoles almost. I heartily recommend playing the GB emulator on the DSi XL, as the pixels are around the same size as the original gameboys.

    But, because these are emulated within the DSTWO itself, it means that the image will be upscaled for the 3DSs higher resolution screens. So you will never see a native resolution in any emulated game from the DS TWO and no DS games will be in native resolution either, they all are upscaled. The upscaling is pretty bad for the emulated games especially. If you have an old DS/L/i, I would keep it as well as the 3DS,
     
  5. mysticwaterfall

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    As has been dicussed to death on these forums, if you want native DS resolution, you hold start when selecting the DS game from the 3D menu and it doesn't upscale it, even though a lot of people don't mind the upscaling.
     
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    Holy cow, I had no idea. I was actually going to order a DSi XL just so iI could see native resolution.
     
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    But it's also incredibly small on the 3DS if you play it at native resolution.
     
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    Metoroid0 Any objections Adam?

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    yeah, just tried it. it's like 1/4 of screen is missing :P ...but can you upscale native resolution of DS games somehow from DS native 256x192 to 320x240 so that DS games can cook crisp on 3DS in Full-Screen mode?


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