what is Emulation ?

Discussion in 'GBA - Emulation' started by mangakid22, May 14, 2008.

  1. mangakid22
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    mangakid22 Newbie

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    Ok i'm about to buy an r4 flashcart for my ds and befor
    i get started with it i need to get down to what all theses flashcarts offer,
    my main problem is I can't find out what is Emulation is. someone please help
    me out.


    p.s i also want to make my own skin for my flashcart but i need to find out how.
     
  2. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulation explains it decently.

    To apply it towards your flash cart, emulators allow you to play games for systems other than the GBA and DS. For instance, the NES DS emulator lets you play NES games on your DS, while jEnesisDS lets you play Genesis games, etc.
     
  3. mangakid22
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    mangakid22 Newbie

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    so how do i know which kind of ds do i have?
     
  4. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    ...the only "kinds" of DS are the DS Phat and the DS Lite. It's pretty easy to tell the difference between the two.

    And like I said over PM, you'd be best posting this type of question in the DS forums.
     
  5. SleepingDragon

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    there is a lot of stuff about these issues in the forums, as everyone has already said.
     
  6. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    Emulators are programs that run software/files meant to run on some other machine completely.

    Its like having a program that lets you play GBA on your PC.

    But each emulator needs to be made for each system. The program that runs GBA games on a PC doesn't work to run GBA games from a DS.'

    Emulators are not only for gaming consoles either, if my understanding is correct.
     
  7. Jack-Of-Trades

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    Made up definition for "emulation"

    Emulation - Meaning to
    Natively run a Program/Code designed for another system

    Real Definition

    French: émulateur Hardware or software built into a computer system which causes the system to appear as if it were another system.
     
  8. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    hdofu GBAtemp Regular

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    [​IMG] You know about flash cards and skins for said cards and not emulation? ... wow nothing against you personally but that just seems well backwards, like learning algebra before learning arithmetic
     
  10. Xeronage

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    Way to bump up a topic!