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Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by fenthwick, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. fenthwick
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    fenthwick GBAtemp Regular

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    So i was thinking that a lot of games lack the wifi ability but thave the area connect function, depending on the communication type the ds uses shouldn't it be possible to create a program(for the computer) that fakes a ds but the other people are in other countries? You know like hamachi makes your computer think it's in a LAN. But of course i'm assuming that the ds uses a wireless thing or bluetooth(not sure tho), if that's the case then it should be possible if someone has the programming knowledge and time.

    -Just a guy hoping for something like this [​IMG]
    BTW sorry if this has been brought up before.
     
  2. acrocosm

    acrocosm GBAtemp Regular

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    o.O' what do you mean?? fake it so that the ds thinks it's on a ds lan? and if yes then what would be the point ? and what's the point of hamachi on the first place??
     
  3. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    Warp Pipe DS?
    Doesn't sounds bad, but I have no idea if it's even possible.
     
  4. sillypatterson

    sillypatterson GBAtemp Regular

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    I think he wants to know if there's a way to fool your DS into doing local wireless with people far away through some sort of tunneler application.

    I don't think it's probable. The local wireless connections are over Bluetooth, not Wifi, if I'm not mistaken, and they've got a much higher data transfer rate, which is why we can have 8-player Mario Kart and Battle Mode and other stuff not available on Wifi.

    I'd be more interested in faking NWFC so I could play the handful of games where they made a Wifi option, but not local wireless.
     
  5. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    No, there's no bluetooth on the DS, every wireless communication is made with Wi-Fi.
     
  6. acrocosm

    acrocosm GBAtemp Regular

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    ah i see yeah that would be nice [​IMG]
     
  7. sillypatterson

    sillypatterson GBAtemp Regular

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    You're right, I think that I was getting it confused with the WiiMote, which -does- use Bluetooth.

    But the fact remains, they haven't cracked the DS-to-DS protocol, which uses RSA encyption... which is why we've got homebrew which uses Wifi, but none that connects 2 DSes.
     
  8. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    Tunnel, hm I've heard that word before... *looks in the archive*. Seems like a few people tried, but they never finished; either lost interest, busy with other projects and some turned out to be fake, I don't know much about it really. Either way, it hasn't been done yet.

    Edit: the post above this (which sneaked in while I was writing [​IMG]) makes a good point, I'd never noticed that there were no homebrews that could link locally but now you mention it, I think you're right.
     
  9. acrocosm

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    i'd say there doesn't seem to be any light in the tunnel yet then ^^
     
  10. kikapo_O

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    Ya I had the same Idea some weeks ago ... That would be a very nice program for us [​IMG]
     
  11. Hitto

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    sgstair tried tunneling, but as of now, no news about any breakthroughs or development have surfaced.
     
  12. fenthwick
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    fenthwick GBAtemp Regular

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    Ah you understood [​IMG]
    Too bad that it's encrypted because it would be really nice for games that lack the ability.
     
  13. TLSpartan

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    Advance Wars would benefit the most.

    EDIT- Forgot Brothers in Arms
     
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