Win2DS work as Faux Wacom?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Mr Malice, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Mr Malice

    Mr Malice Advanced Member

    May 29, 2008
    United States
    Northern Midwest United States
    Well I was looking up a bunch of DS Homebrew when I stumbled upon DS2Win (or Win2DS. IDK what anyone is calling it.) It says I can interact with the desktop and yadda yadda. But say If I opened Photoshop, could I say use the DS as a fake Wacom tablet? Draw on the touchscreen to emulate the pen movements? Has anyone tried this way before? Would it work or would it end horrendously?

    -Mr. M
  2. krazykirk

    krazykirk GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 17, 2007
    I think it could work, but it might not work properly...

    Possible Issues:

    1. Lag. The DS won't have a perfect connection to your PC, it's fine for just pointing and clicking, but you might run into problems if you draw.

    2. Dragging. I don't think dragging the stylus across the screen will quite work.. You may need to hold down a button or something.
  3. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Just tested it with the latest version of DS2Win (using Paint though, not Photoshop). It worked, but drawing was a bit laggy. You only have to press a button to drag when drawing in full screen mode. In zoomed mode it registers a click when you tap the touchscreen. I had to set the zoomed view to Ultra updating and full screen to Slow or Off to get even remotely decent speeds, and the image quality had to be toned down to about 40% as well. Even then it was rather cumbersome to use.

    It can work, but not nearly as well as an actual Wacom tablet.
  4. Robz8

    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

    Oct 1, 2010
    United States
    Use zoomed screen for drawing without pushing a button on your ds.
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Note that pressure sensitivity (if existing on your DS model) isn't transferred.