Remote access to your roms from your NDS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Cybermage, Feb 2, 2010.

Feb 2, 2010
  1. Cybermage
    OP

    Newcomer Cybermage Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Country:
    United States
    Hay i was wondering if there is a way to stream or remotely access my rom collection from my desktop to my ds. Has anyone heard of anything like this? i just was thinking about how cool it would be to have access to them through wifi so that even if i am out of state i could access them

    ~cybermage
     
  2. jesterscourt

    Member jesterscourt Not Brad.

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Country:
    United States
    I thought there was a homebrew FTP client available. But the DS' download speed is so slow, I don't think it would be worth it, even if it would work in the way you would want to.
     
  3. xxRAG3

    Member xxRAG3 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    360
    Country:
    United States
    Think about your DSes power. And how fast your internet is.
    Think about it. The answer should come clearly
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  4. jurassicplayer

    Member jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    Pantsuland
    Country:
    United States
    I'm pretty sure I heard that the DS capped at like 14 kb/s or something. Giving that the average decent nds file is about 60 mbs, it would take a little over an hour to transfer over one file. Of course, it would work decently for homebrew...rarely is there a piece of homebrew over 10mb, so most homebrew would transfer over in less than ten minutes maybe...that is if I'm right on the 14kb/s cap.
     
  5. Masked Ranger

    Member Masked Ranger GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    502
    Country:
    Antarctica
  6. Cybermage
    OP

    Newcomer Cybermage Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Country:
    United States
    thanks i had no idea that the ds had a cap on the wifi but that would explain why it hasent been done. do you know if the dsi has the same problem?
     
  7. ChuckMcB

    Member ChuckMcB GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    373
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It's less of a 'cap' and more of a restriction because of sub-par homebrew code. The libraries that most homebrew use can't get 'decent' speed. The folks over at DSLinux claim to be able to get much faster speeds using their WiFi Library.

    ps. the FTP client talked about above is DSFTP, for the reasons above it's sloooowwww [​IMG]
     
  8. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Country:
    United States
    It's not just a problem with homebrew, even commercial games have very slow transfer rates. Transferring download play data can take a minute or more, and that can't be more than 4MB since the DS only has 4MB of RAM.
     
  9. fgghjjkll

    Member fgghjjkll GBATemp MegaMan

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,038
    Country:
    Australia
    Have a ralink wifi adapter? use flashme and WMB to send your ds demos from your pc to your ds via ds download play. [​IMG]
     

Share This Page