Run 2 ROMs at the same time?

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  1. slenkar
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    Do you think it would be possible to write a C or C++ app to run a NDS rom and
    some code at the same time?
    or switch between 2 Roms?
     
  2. Sora de Eclaune

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    That would only be possible as a Supercard DS Two application, unfortunately, as other flash carts do not have the added RAM (If I remember correctly, that's what was added into the Supercard DS Two. I may be wrong) that the DS2 has.

    Even then, it does not sound very useful.
     
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    What would be the point to that?
     
  4. Keram

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    The DS itself is not strong enough to run anything in the background while a ROM is running without additional cpu power.
    Only the Supercard DSTWO is able to do this because the flashcard has a build in CPU that helps out.

    Even if the C-code would be considerably small it still would affect performance, the DS games are designed to run on the limited hardware just good enough.
     
  5. skystealer

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    lol, no.

    DS isn't powerful enough to handle dual operations like that.
     
  6. DarkShinigami

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    i see no point in this why run two ds games at the same time [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Snailface

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    Simple. Just run no$gba.exe twice on your PC. Open a different .nds for each instance.
    (this is a valid answer, he didn't specify ds or pc)
     
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    I have a solution to your problem!
    Buy a second DS and another flashcard and run them at the same time. There you go, you are running 2 roms at the same time [​IMG]
    And you can switch between them with less work! [​IMG]
     
  9. Maplemage

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    Why would you care?
    It also comes with a charger!
     
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  11. FAST6191

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    Joking aside I reckon with a bit of savestate fiddling (for obvious reasons), cheats (mainly thinking hooks/jump code) and pointer manipulation (sound and overlays would be my two biggest concerns as they are usually named the same thing) as well as getting a bit creative with the DS file system this might actually stand a chance and would work on just about anything out there (no need for wundercard of the moment).

    Would still be pointless though.