Is it really that hard?

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  1. the_riddler

    the_riddler New Member

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    I dont know how to make an App so I'm just asking
    is it really that hard to make a Nintendo Ds emulator for the ipod touch/iphone??
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    Nt1440 New Member

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    yes, it is extremely hard/not possible to get a running emulator for the DS, please search next time as there is already massive amounts of threads on this


    coding is no easy task, it takes days/weeks/months of hard work for something many people think of as an "easy" application
  3. optimo

    optimo New Member

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    1. find a DS, open-source emulator that runs fast and is written using pure-C++
    2. take a _lot_ of time to make it work in objective-C
    3. write some methods to birdge the touch input to the emu's controller scheme
    4. add elements to create new interface for controls overlay
    5. test it and tweak it for hours
    6. add fancy menus
    7. and so forth, I am probably belittling all the hard work by zodttd

    that's just a general idea and it takes a heck of a lot of innovative thinking.

    it's not easy like you velcro your shoes

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    and dont forget that all the emu's out currently are still beta-ish because 100% is almost impossible. it takes a ton of testing by the beta group and all the rom kiddies to sort out how and what games need special patching (most games get bytepatches)
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    agarwal1 New Member

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    If it wasn't that hard, don't you think it would already be out by now?
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    flattop95 New Member

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    the DS has two screens, while the ipod touch has one screen, see where i'm going with this?
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    hoohoo prepare to get flamed

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    plus i mean look how slow most emulators run now, the DS takes alot more to run then a GBA or PS, as for the 2 screens, the only possible scenario i see is to have it in portrait where half the screen is the touch one and the top half isnt, but then where do all the buttons go.
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    Mekhami New Member

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    There aren't even DS emulators for PC. What makes you think you can port one to a dinky little processor unit like the iPhone/touch?
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    Nt1440 New Member

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    from the title, is it really that hard, you can tell this guy has no understanding of development, or anything else relating to the topic anyway

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