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  1. lovenokia's Avatar
    I am wondering if anyone knows about a Nintendo DS emulated that is in the works. I know there is an android and ios app for Nintendo ds emualting, but nothing for windows phone yet. Devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520 could be be able to emulate the Nintendo ds. I would gladly pay 5$ or more for a really good Nintendo ds emulator app that would work with the moga controller. Am I not the only one?
    01-18-2014 06:40 PM
  2. despertador's Avatar
    There isn't a Nintendo DS emulator for WP yet, I'm afraid. There are a lot of Gameboy emulators that may or may not have been pulled - WPCentral had an article about the sources of a developer's emulators being released to other developers, but I'm not sure if those are republished yet.
    01-18-2014 09:59 PM
  3. Sym3's Avatar
    I would love to play Pokemon DS series on my phone.
    KrisJoeEll likes this.
    01-18-2014 10:09 PM
  4. lovenokia's Avatar
    There is a developer that has MOGA support in all of his emulator apps. I was hoping he would be a Nintendo ds emulator.
    01-18-2014 10:11 PM
  5. lovenokia's Avatar
    I would love to play Pokemon DS series on my phone.
    I think we should have a petition or a kickstarter to develop a Nintendo ds emulator for windows phone 8 I take it.
    01-18-2014 10:11 PM
  6. blackmagic1's Avatar
    Nintendo DS would be cool, but I'm literally dying for a n64 emulator. It would make my life complete to play Ocarina of time on my phone again..
    01-20-2014 12:02 AM
  7. Xonovor's Avatar
    I don't think it's possible for now, windows phone doesn't allow dynamic recompilation ( even if it works it would be really slow)
    01-20-2014 03:09 AM
  8. corey_blackstock's Avatar
    It will be fun to play DS games on big screen devices such as Lumia 1520 and 1320.
    01-20-2014 03:43 AM
  9. lovenokia's Avatar
    I played a Ds emulator on an iPad 4 and it was really slow. We may not have powerful enough hardware yet. I played a Ds emulator on android and seemed to work well. Android is very different though.
    01-20-2014 09:53 PM
  10. Dhaval Thakur's Avatar
    I i have vba emulatir and playstation emulator in my Lumia.. I think i hv seen ds emulator but dun remember the name
    01-20-2014 10:09 PM
  11. Sym3's Avatar
    Have you seen DS hardware specs? Even windows phone 7 devices can run those games without breaking a sweat.
    01-21-2014 12:12 PM
  12. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Don't know about DS but i would actually play a classic Super Mario on the phone, unlike these Asphalts and Surfers lol
    01-21-2014 12:26 PM
  13. lovenokia's Avatar
    Have you seen DS hardware specs? Even windows phone 7 devices can run those games without breaking a sweat.
    it is a little harder the actually emulate the entire game system which is what makes it tough to do.
    01-21-2014 01:26 PM
  14. DavidinCT's Avatar
    it is a little harder the actually emulate the entire game system which is what makes it tough to do.
    Much harder because you have to emulate all the chips on the device (CPU, GPU), then you have to deal with an encryption of the games...
    01-21-2014 02:57 PM
  15. lovenokia's Avatar
    Much harder because you have to emulate all the chips on the device (CPU, GPU), then you have to deal with an encryption of the games...



    wouldn't a device like the Nokia Lumia 1520 have enough horsepower to emulate a Nintendo Ds? A wp7 device should be able to emulate a Ds game by comparing hardware of a Nintendo Ds and wp7 device.





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    Last edited by lovenokia; 01-31-2014 at 01:07 AM.
    01-30-2014 09:10 PM
  16. tardismatrix22's Avatar
    My HTC one X plus could run a DS emulator, im sure my 920 could easily run it.
    01-30-2014 09:30 PM
  17. ChyeaChyea552's Avatar
    I would pay for a ds emulator as well. Ever $15 if it worked well. I feel the 1520 would handle it. I know the coding is difficult and different than the other single screen, non touch screen game systems. Maybe we can find a developer from one who created the ios/android emulators
    03-23-2014 11:29 PM
  18. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    I've read other reports that the main hold-back is lack of DynaRec support in the OS.
    The guy that codes VBA8 says that a similar emulator, on Android, runs like 10x faster.
    JJ
    09-02-2014 04:17 PM
  19. mohit9206's Avatar
    I was waiting for DS emulator to show up on WP but rather bought a Nintendo DS tired of waiting.DS has such great games and since DS emulator isnt coming to WP anytime soon , its just better to buy a DS its really a great system.
    Also the SNES8X and VBA8 heat my phone up like an oven and drain the battery like crazy so even if DS emulator does show up better not keep your hopes high with its performance.
    09-07-2014 11:21 AM
  20. EdSherriff's Avatar
    Those interested in the technical side of emulation on Windows Phone compared to Android should read this earlier discussion. But I would agree that the DS is within the capabilities of Windows Phone, unfortunately the technical obstacles are sufficient to prevent any simple port of an Android or x86 emulator for a fifth generation console. To create EmiPSX the developer had to completely rewrite the core of the emulator, which requires in depth knowledge of the target console's hardware, these big changes have in turn caused compatibility problems that have limited its appeal and lengthened its development. For less demanding consoles like Megadrive, GBA and SNES an interpreter is generally sufficient which can be ported directly from another platform, maintaining the high games compatibility derived from years of development of their parent x86 emulator.

    In my opinion the implications of this is that most seasoned Windows Phone developers are unwilling or unable to undertake the huge commitment in writing an emulator which needs more advanced techniques than interpretation (which can be fairly easily ported from other platforms). Meanwhile developers of emulators on other platforms know that DynaRec is not available on Windows Phone, so either assume that a port is not possible (which isn't true in many cases) or would not be economic in terms of the work required versus the returns from the much smaller market.

    In any case, I think you stand a much greater chance of progress if you seek out developers of existing Android and x86 emulators and ask them what it would take for them to port to Windows Phone. If they try to point out that it isn't technically possible, you should hold up EmiPSX as an example of an emulator (written by just one guy!) that proves fifth generation consoles can be emulated on Windows Phone and that methods other than DynaRec do exist (even if they'll never be as fast).
    instantcoffe likes this.
    09-07-2014 03:58 PM
  21. Prateek Aggarwal's Avatar
    why dun we file a petition as there are many games are launched in android such as 3ds emulator pokemon go, pokemon shuffle
    09-16-2015 11:26 PM

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