March 6th, 2012, 20:56
is there an N64 emulator with a touchscreen joystick for the DS lite?
figured i would ask. really i just want to know if i can retexture OoT and MM and some other N64 games to have better graphics and play it on my DS lite and not need to get the 3DS ports?
March 6th, 2012, 20:57
also want to load them onto a micro SDHC card and put them on a DS flashcard like R4 or something
March 6th, 2012, 21:50
16-bit Corpse | Moderator
The Nintendo DS is nowhere near as powerful as Nintendo64 emulation would require it to be.
Last edited by Agozer; March 7th, 2012 at 10:00.
March 6th, 2012, 22:57
that's odd. esp since there are several DS ports of N64 games. can i use a browser to access my PC and the emulators?
March 7th, 2012, 07:41
Emulators written for a PC will not work on a DS. As a rule of thumb, running a game through a (highly optimized) emulator requires about an order of magnitude more processing power than was available on the original console. The DS is not even as powerful as the N64, so definitely not feasible.
March 7th, 2012, 10:05
16-bit Corpse | Moderator
Those pots are ports specificially coded from the ground up for the DS. They are not the actual, original N64 games made to run on another hardware. The only thing that these ports share with the original games are the art and sound, and even these assets have been modified to a degree to fit the DS.
Last edited by Agozer; March 7th, 2012 at 10:07.
March 7th, 2012, 12:28
ok, i wondered if i could just run the emulator on my PC and access it from the DS.
March 8th, 2012, 00:29
Well there is a ds vnc application to access a pc, but it would be terrible for trying to game What about maybe just using the ds as a controller? ds2key
March 8th, 2012, 02:11
i want to use the DS as a controller and a viewer, having the action on the upper screen and the joystick and all buttons that aren't on the DS on the touchscreen
March 8th, 2012, 10:58
Okay, this is mostly doable, but you will have to perform a few modifications to your DS to make it work. Make sure you have a clear space to work and a phillips screwdriver. First, you need to remove all of the components from the top and bottom panels on the DS. In addition you will need to remove the hinge that held together the top and bottom panels. (If you prefer, you may leave all of these components connected to one another.) Set them off to the side.
Originally Posted by alexshannon97
Next, you'll need a laptop that was manufactured some time within the past ten years or so that is still in working order. (You can find these on eBay or Craigslist, but caveat emptor.) Open it, place it on your workspace and carefully insert it into the void where the components you removed from your DS were. (Assuming you removed all of the parts you were instructed to, it should fit without being forced.) Now, power on the modified DS using the laptop's power button and install the PC version of the emulator you want to use onto the modified DS. You should now be able to use its top screen for viewing and the bottom panel for controls.