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post #11 of 58
DS lite ownz, if you want to play pokemon then might as well go and get the diamond or pearl and enjoy the improved gameplay, you can also easily use it for playing movies, music (think ipod but on ds) or like a tablet pc with its own OS.

It's also ten times brighter than the older models, runs longer etc.

The games are much more addictive than what sony offers.
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i used to have a psp and it was fun, but i got bored with it quickly not sure if it was because of the system or the games.

how are the new pokemon games compared to the orignals? still good gameplay?
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I have info on the DS playing older GBC/GB games.

The definitive answer is...

No. It's not gonna happen unfortunately.

The reason is, the GBA has a little switch in the slot (which is why the GBA games are physically different to GBC/GB games. The physical difference engages this switch when a GBC/GB game is plugged in.)

This makes the CPU of the GBA run at a slower speed or something, to make the game run stably and at a proper speed.

I'm not entirely sure what'll happen if you do mod a GBC game to go in a DS but it would be cool to find out.
    
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post #14 of 58
I love my DS Lite so much, that I have it with me where ever I go. There's almost nothing that you can't do on it. Besides play games (Lots and lots of fun games already out), with the right accesories you can watch movies and video clips; listen to music; view images; play homebrew; browse the internet; DS Linux YEAAH!! (only text based, as of right now); free VOIP ( certain games, and a VOIP prog is in development). I bought a R4DS last week, and the possibilities jumped through the roof.


The newer Pkmn games are just OK to me, imo. For me, it's always been, train my pokemanz, and battle friends (but now you can do it on WiFi ^_^)
post #15 of 58
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hmm...i'm starting to get hopeful again...

so what are the homebrew options for DS? i remember looking into them when i had a psp but they seemed too risky to brick it.

and what is r4ds?
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Depends on your preference of games. Loved Metroid, loved the Castlevania series on there, Pokemon, RTS games are pretty sweet on there too, but I can't remember the game I'm thinking of. . . Lost Magic, I loved that game too. Advanced Wars is fun. Just really depends on your play style. The DS opens up a whole new region for game developers, so there is always a chance that games will be awesome, or sucktastic. I myself, have never regretted the 250 dollars I payed for my Original DS, and my DS Light replacement. Fantastic system.
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hmm...i'm starting to get hopeful again...

so what are the homebrew options for DS? i remember looking into them when i had a psp but they seemed too risky to brick it.

and what is r4ds?
Wikipedia has a very informative page on DS homebrew, which Includes info on these apps:

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Notable homebrew

Homebrew applications for GBA or DS add many features to the DS. There are many internet related tools like web browsers, instant messengers and email clients. Multimedia programs allow users to enjoy movies, music, ebooks, comics and pictures on the DS. Emulators let people play games designed for an older system.

Multipurpose tools

* DSLinux is a port of Linux to the DS. It provides a text-based console on one screen and the color GUI on the other. See DSLinux.org.
* DSOrganize is an organizer application which includes a PDA, file browser, web browser, IRC client, text editor and calculator.
* GEOS is a GUI initially developed for the Commodore 64. Download here.
* DSFTP is an FTP server for the DS.

Text

* TxtWriter is a text editor optimized for easy, fast typing.
* TextViewer supports a variety of file formats, a touch screen interface, low power mode, and persistent text bookmarking.

Media players

* MoonShell plays movies and several music formats, views images and text files, and launches other homebrew. [1]
* NitroTracker, tracker software.
* dStar, a MIDI sequencer.
* SylphAMP streams music from Winamp.
* LMP-ng, an iPod Clone with skin support.
* DSOrganize plays several music formats and allows you to view images.
* ComicBookDS, a comic books (or image based documents) viewer.

Internet

* DSLinux includes a web browser.
* NDSMail is an email and web feed client.
* DSLiveWeather is a Weather.com client.
* The test program for DSWiFi can be used for wardriving.
* DSBlue can also be used for wardriving. [2]
* DSFTP is an FTP server.
* OKIWI is a web browser for the DS in alpha stages.
* DSOrganize includes a text-only browser.

Instant messaging

* DS-AIM for AIM
* Beup for .NET Messenger Service
* IRCDS and SylphIRC for IRC.

IQDS

Remote administration

* PointyRemote
* Win2DS
* DSVNC, a VNC client
* DS2Key (now called DSpad) turns the DS into a wireless joystick.

Emulators

* DualSwan (WonderSwan)
* VirtuaMUnstaz DS (Dreamcast VMU)
* DSBoy gnuboy port (Game Boy Color/Game Boy)
* Goomba Color* (Game Boy Color)
* TI85 Emulator (TI-85) (http://www.gasp.boxgamex.net/?p=12 Old page ceases to exist?)
* Wasabi* (Watara Supervision)
* snesDS Snezzi DS SNEmulDS (SNES)
* Goomba* (Game Boy)
* PicoDriveDS (Sega Mega Drive/Genesis)
* PCEAdvance* (PC Engine)
* Croco DS (Amstrad CPC 6128)
The R4DS is a DS flashcart that accepts MiniSD cards and fits into the Slot 1 hole in the DS. You can fill up the MiniDS with music, videos (movies, music videos, and other videos that you encode using specific tools), and homebrew games as well. One of the bigger homebrew game apps right now is ScummVM DS

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ScummVM is an interpreter that allows you to play many point and click adventure games from the 80s and 90s on modern computers. I didn't write ScummVM, that honour goes to the ScummVM team. ScummVM runs games from Lucasarts that were created using the SCUMM system (hence the name) but it has also been expanded to run games from many other developers too. ScummVM is written in portable C++ and has been ported to many differnet platforms, and I have made a port of it to the DS. This means that you can play all these classic games on the DS with full sound.
post #18 of 58
the DS is so totally worth it, both myself and Dskina will agree
    
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post #19 of 58
i must learn more about this homebrew, and also using the DS as a movie player...

about the CPU speed thingy w/ the GB/GBC games... lol, they'd probably play like a 386 dos game on a pentium, or something along those lines...
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Nope, sorry, only GBA and DS games. But yeah, I'd buy one if I were you. I own both PSP and DS and dont even bother with the PSP. The new super mario brothers is addicting.
thats why I still have my SP - it plays old GB games, too
    
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