Will the Opera RAM pack affect gaming?

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  1. SlyGuy
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    Since Opera was released, I've been wondering if Nintendo will do the same thing they did with the N64 when they released the optional RAM expansion pack. That is, use the extra RAM to make their games look better on DS's with the RAM pack installed. I don't see why they wouldn't do something like this, since releasing an addon for ONE application seems rather silly (even Donkey Konga got a sequel! [​IMG]). Thoughts?
     
  2. Heinrisch

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    Improving graphics.. don't think so

    Used for other purposes.. will probably happen
     
  3. KINGOFNOOBS

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    No, Opera Ram pack only exist's because they didnt want it to become like the PSP browser. It wont be used for gaming... ever.
     
  4. Heinrisch

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    ..and you know that because..?
     
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    because the director of DS opera said the only reason it was needed was because DS didnt have enough onboard ram?
     
  6. Heinrisch

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    Sooo, why can't another app or game need more ram?
     
  7. AshuraZro

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    Because I doubt that Nintendo wants DS to turn into 64 with a ram expansion becoming required for later games.
     
  8. .TakaM

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    i dunno.. I could see it happening, but I think if nintendo did it, no games would absolutely require it.. theyd probably make it just keep the framerate smooth or remove slow down..


    anyway the ram pack could be used with flash carts?
     
  9. FifthE1ement

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    I doubt the RAM pack will be used for anything other than for Opera as the memory on the cart is way to slow for games. They used the cheapest of the cheap memory to keep costs low which is also what attributes to the browser being so slow. You may hear of people complaining that the DSs’ processor can't keep up with the Opera browser but it’s not the processor it’s the RAM.

    FifthE1ement [​IMG]
     
  10. CatScam

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    I thought of this myself, although like already stated above it’s highly unlikely.
    But if the extra ram would boost the DS graphics keeping the graphic junkies from
    jumping to the PSP, maybe. Plus if new programs required the extra ram to run it
    would kill the GBA slot cartridge copiers & you know Nintendo would like that.
     
  11. Veho

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    Announcements say that Mechassault DS (The Phantom War) will also use the RAM expansion cartrige. Or so I've heard.