Yes there is a topic on DS emus for computers...but what do you prefer

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by TanookiSuit, May 17, 2008.

  1. TanookiSuit
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    TanookiSuit Game Reviewer/Writer -- formerly Vampire Hunter D

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    I love that sticky thread that keeps people up to date on things, but as it stands you got NO$ which you can find easily enough, IDEAS and more.

    But what do you like most, and why? One have better audio, compatibility nicer, nice added options?
     
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    NO$GBA = runs decent amount of games
    iDeaS = requires minimum translation between ideas save file and R4 save file (Just need to fill up with FF to make 512kb)

    If I want a game that doesn't have AR codes edited, I use emulators and that's the only occasion.
    So I use Ideas most of the time, but if ideas doesn't run a game properly I use NO$GBA which requires online save converter.
     
  3. strata8

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    over there
    I prefer NO$GBA. It just works better overall.
     
  4. TanookiSuit
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    TanookiSuit Game Reviewer/Writer -- formerly Vampire Hunter D

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    So what is the benefit then of IDEAS if you're not caring about that R4 stuff? Also, what's up with that dsemume emulator too?
     
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    Check out
    http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/nds/
     
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    My personal opinion if you don't care about R4
    NO$GBA >>>>> Ideas > desmume
     
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    I got my R4 saves to work on No$GBA and vice versus. Just go into the No$GBA options and change the save format from compressed to raw and that should do it. Though you may have to use http://www.shunyweb.info/convert.php to convert them.
     
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    TanookiSuit Game Reviewer/Writer -- formerly Vampire Hunter D

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    Oh I care about R4. I just haven't the idea where to find a legit one anymore since they were discontinued and now I hear shady ones are on the market, but also I'm on spending freeze for like the next 6 weeks so I can't buy one anyways.

    I've personally been using NO$, but I did try the other two out. Ideas is pretty nice, but the audio isn't as hot and the compatibility is a bit less, and desmume is just slow and so-so.

    I just got this new pc a few days at, a quad core 2.4ghz computer with 3gb of ram and a 256mb radeon installed and surprised me just how badly desmume ran.

    Off topic though, thinking of trying that ps2 emulator out as I have 2 games here I can no longer use due to lack of hardware that I kept as I worked on both when I was at Midway years ago...love to play them again.