What's the current NES emulator?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by GatorDeb, Jan 27, 2009.

Jan 27, 2009
  1. GatorDeb
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    NESDS and NesterDS haven't been updated in ages. What's the current state of DS Nes emulation?
     
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    nesDS is as current as it gets, unless you want to run PocketNES on a GBA cart.
     
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    When I downloaded NESDS it has a room builder that spits out a GBA file and a .bin file... am I missing something or is .bin == .nds? Can I just rename it?
     
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    NESds is where its at! [​IMG] Minus a few games that don't work properly, (punch-out, batman, earthbound etc) it is one of the best nes emulators out there. It even has a rewind button! I always feel bad using it though, because you could beat any tough game by just rewinding after you die.

    Also, I don't understand what you mean with a "room builder" and .bin file. NESDS should ONLY have "NesDS.nds". You probably downloaded the wrong one. Find a NesDS.zip that extracts to NesDS.nds. Then create a roms folder. Its one of the easiest emulators to use.
     
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    I always just use nesDS. It hasn't been updated in ages because the dev has made it as good as an NES emu can get. [​IMG]

    EARTHBOUND ZERO FTW!!!! [​IMG]

    (Yeah just ask for help if you ever want to get that ROM to work. [​IMG])
     
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    Don't you make a save file on a normal PC emulator, write it on your card, and then it will work?
     
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    nesds is the one i always use
     
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    Does NesDS work on sdhc cards? I thought i read somewhere i didn't, and when i tried on my sdhc, it didnt' work. On my old sd card, i remember it working.
     
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    Yeah, but that version says it came out in 2006. The version I am referring to called NesDS was updated in Aug 2007 by Loopy, the creator of the original Emu. So technically yours might actually be outdated. And from what I heard elsewhere, its actually not as good. But, I should have said which version. Yet I doubt its hard to figure out considering there are like 2 versions. The official and WIP1.

    I say go for NesDS by Loopy Aug 2007 version.

    EDIT: After just downloading the NesDS WIP1 you linked I can say that it is indeed much more complicated, and ads many steps that are wholly unnecessary. The Loopy version is just one file called nesDS.nds, and that is all you need. This WIP1 has some patcher (makenesDS) that must be used before it can work, and various Arm files. m3rox,no offense, I just feel you are wrong in recommending that as the best. Sorry.
     
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    is this that emulator which only let's you put only 300mb of room on the card?
     
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    loopy took the save state feature of the work-in-progress version emu_kidd put out. neither ever fixed double dragon II, from what I recall. keep in mind that nesds is pocketnes .997 (i think?) ported to slot1 with dldi. it is very outdated, i've read posts were dwedit admitted he was shocked at how bad the source was.

    @jgu1994: nesds works fine on my msd and sdhc cards. what flash kit are you using? some have issues with nesds.

    their is also nesds mod, which offers d-pad controls for some touch screen options (like save/load). http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=4514

    -another world
     
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    I'm not wrong, you are.

    The one I linked to is one where you just put the file on your card, along with a folder where you keep your roms (drag and drop).
     
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    I am using it on an SDHC 8GB on M3 Real, NESds works perfectly.

    Edit: Oh, and m3rox the version on the OP of the thread you linked to is the one with the batch file that is outdated. The version that you are probably referring to appears farther in the thread as an external d/l. Either version of NesDS is fine though IMO, as the differences are negligible from what I can tell. Heck there is even a newer version that fixes punch-out.
     
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    I only seem to be able to find the ones that make you build a gba file with the nes games. Can anyone point me to the download link to the one that is just the nesds.nds that just needs the roms in the same folder? Better if it's an updated version that plays as many roms as possible [​IMG]

    Thanks!

    Edit: I found one! By searching for "nesds.nds." Works great on Lolo, haven't tried it on Punch Out.
     
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    Could you link me to the one that fixes Punch-Out? I thought I had the latest version, but I guess I don't.
     
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    Nester DS Plus was good for playing games like tmnt3 which become unplayable some point into the game or if you need famicom disk system support. nesds is good for ones it supports though
     
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    No, you're in the wrong here. Here's the basic breakdown. Loopy first ported PocketNES to the DS ages ago, but only included save support for slot-2 devices with SRAM, as that's all that anybody ever used at the time. Eventually devices with actual filesystems started coming out, and I believe NES DS was updated to include support for a couple of them. However, devices came out faster than could be handled, and after a while development stopped. The version you linked is emu_kidd's updated version that includes filesystem access code for lots more devices. However, since that time, Loopy made a DLDI-enabled version that renders emu_kidd's version obsolete since it now works on EVERY device (in theory), not just the ones hard-coded into the program.

    If you've got a device supported by emu_kidd's version, then yeah it'll work exactly the same for you. But for everyone else (IE, all slot-1 users), it's best to use Loopy's DLDI version.

    With older versions, you can package the NES games into the *.nds file itself if you want, but this is only really useful for testing in a DS emulator or for devices that don't have working DLDI files (of which I'm not sure if there are any out there right now).
     

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