Switching Screens for NDS Virtual Console?

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  1. Bonny
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    Bonny GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I know this is possible. But i can't find the bit on info i need to do that.

    Problem: Some great games (like the NDS Castlevania titles) have the actual gameplay on the lower screen, and the map on the upper. It's not possible to switch the screens via Nintendo's VC settings. But it's possibe at all via editing some files.

    I really want to play those games with the gameplay on the TV-Screen, and the map on the Wii U gamepad, does anyone know how to do that?
     
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    You mean...touching the touchscreen and changing the display format? Or did I misunderstand you
     
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    Uhh... no. What i mean is the following: In the VC Menu for NDS titles you have ... i think, 4 display options. But you can't completely switch the upper and the lower screen. This is a real tragedy for games like Castlavania, because there is no "official way", to display the gameplay on the big TV screen, and the map on the Wii U gamepad. It only works the other way: The stupid map is displayed on the TV screen, and the gameplay on the Wii U gamepad. But with a little file editing this can be changed, i just forgot how...
     
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    Ah yeah...that I completely agree with you.
    I think you can further modify with pushing the up dpad button, not sure though...
     
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    Now i know again what file to edit: configuration_cafe.json - in the folder E:\wiiu\games\[NDS] Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin [NDSCPR]\content\0010

    But i don't know what exactly what values to change...
     
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    Option 2 depending upon the accuracy of the emulation and whether you can inject an essentially identical copy of the game into the emulator is use a cheat. One discussion of such things
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/action-replay-code-to-switch-screens.355486/

    Also depending upon the castlevania (especially the first) you might have a stupid touchscreen gimmick in there