Setting up NesDS on M3 DS Simply

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  1. DeepFriedAsian
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    Yeah, the readme is kinda confusing, so can anyone give me some step-by-step instructions?

    Please and thank you.
     
  2. Sykoex

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    I'm having trouble with this as well.
     
  3. Destructobot

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    Get nesDS and extract it to a folder.

    Get ndstool.exe. Extract it if necessary, and put it in that same folder.

    Run 'make_nds.bat'.

    Drag a rom into the list. (Just use one for now, you can experiment with multiple roms after you get it working. Also note that not every rom works with nesDS.)

    Click save, then click save in the window that pops up. DO NOT CHANGE THE FILENAME WHEN YOU SAVE!

    After a second or two, it will produce a file named 'nesDS.nds'. This is the emulator with the rom(s) packed in with it. Put it on the microSD card with your other .nds files.

    Put the microSD card in the R4/Simply, start it up, and run nesDS.nds. Once you've got it running you can bring up the menu by touching the touch screen.
     
  4. fischju_original

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    does the simply support nes roms natively? I know that most slot-2s do
     
  5. Destructobot

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    No. I haven't heard of any slot 1 cart that comes with emulators of any sort.

    The slot 2 carts don't support nes roms natively per se, they just have PocketNES built into their patchers or loaders.
     
  6. Volsfan91

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    How well does NesDS run?
     
  7. Destructobot

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    Pretty well, most of the time. A lot of games run near-perfectly, a lot of them have major or minor graphical problems, and a lot of games won't run.

    Most of the games that work run at full speed. The biggest problem is that there is no way to save your game, either through the in-game saves, or save states.
     
  8. -EX-

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    NesDS runs perfectly on my SCminiSD, there's no need to merge roms with emulator itself and it saves properly. So, there's no way to run it the same way on R4 or DS-X? DLDI, maybe?
     
  9. 754boy

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    Hmm..maybe you using an old version. The one I used saved just fine. Now just waiting for DLDI support to be added. HOPEFULLY, it'll be added soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. Destructobot

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    There is no new version. What flashcart are you using?
     
  11. eNforcer

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    Working great for me with the instructions destructobot posted. Up to about 13 ROMS now.

    Is there any way to "hack" it into increasing the volume?

    It seems my r4 doesn't like it when NesDS is 4MB.
     
  12. Destructobot

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    That's a problem with nesDS, and it probably won't get fixed. If someone does start working on it again it would make more sense to just add dldi support.
     
  13. Lurick

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    It's really a shame ... nesDS is such a beautiful emulator in all other respects, and the lack of saves (and the inability to play ROMS not packed with the emulator) is probably something that would be easy to fix for someone who knew how.


    NesterDS is still being updated, isn't it? We need to generate some interest for coders to create DLDI-compatible DS emulators. [​IMG]
     
  14. Volsfan91

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    Thanks to the peeps in this thread for helping me with NesDS.
     
  15. Cplus

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    i have a m3 simply and... my nesds.nds is about 63mb and while its loading .. my screen brightness is changing like 3 or 4 times, goes bright, SUPER BRIGHT , bright etc...and screen goes all white wtf :wtf:
     
  16. Destructobot

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    That won't work. nesds.nds needs to be less than 4 megabytes (32 megabits).
     
  17. Cplus

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    omg so small... ok then lol :wtf:
     
  18. Cplus

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    sorry for double post but... is there a way to come back at the rom list without hard reset to the main menu of the m3 [​IMG]
     
  19. Destructobot

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    Touch the screen to bring up the menu. One of the tabs has file options.
     
  20. 4ppleseed

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    But, once you get it working and changed it to a .nds file you can rename it, then repeat and have a few sets of nesDS.
    I have four named: nesSMB, nesMMCVBM, nesDS1 and nesDS2 each with 8-14 games on them.