Run 2 ROMs at the same time?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by slenkar, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. slenkar

    slenkar Advanced Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    United States
    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

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    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.
  3. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Ready for summer!

    Sep 13, 2009
    What would be the point to that?
  4. Keram

    Keram Advanced Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    Gambia, The
    In the wetter and more windy parts of Germany
    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

    skystealer Muah~

    Aug 5, 2009
    United States
    Agniratha, Mechonis
    lol, no.

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

    DarkShinigami #1 strongest Shinigami BANKAI

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    Soul Society
    i see no point in this why run two ds games at the same time [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    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)
  8. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Ready for summer!

    Sep 13, 2009
    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

    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

    Sep 23, 2008
    Why would you care?
    It also comes with a charger!
  10. nintendoom

    nintendoom Nintendoom

    Sep 12, 2009
    Viridian City
    and a brand new bite-free and saliva-free stylus!
  11. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    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.
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