DS homebrews – Pate’s DSx86 and DS2x86 updated

ds-black-thumbA pair of updates from homebrew dev Pate for you today as he releases new version of his DOS emulator for the Nintendo DS, DSx86 and DS2x86 (a new version of DSx86 for the SuperCard DSTwo flash cart).

 

A pair of updates from homebrew dev Pate for you today as he releases new version of his DOS emulator for the Nintendo DS, DSx86 and DS2x86 (a new version of DSx86 for the SuperCard DSTwo flash cart).

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So what's new in the latest build of DSx86? Well, according to the dev, version 0.25 of the emulator was built using the latest libnds 1.5.0. the dev notes that "this might make it possible to use the DSi mode via a so called "sudoku hack" as he has no access to such a hack. It also includes a new smooth screen scaling mode, but apparently, according to the dev,  the mode only works in "CGA and MCGA graphics modes, all other modes simply show a black screen (or some corrupt data) when going to Smooth screen scaling mode. The Smooth scaling in MCGA mode causes a severe performance hit, so it is not recommended unless you run DSx86 in DSi mode."


Now onto the new changes on DS2x86, a new version of DOS emulator for the SuperCard DSTwo flash cart, according to the dev:

 

"This version has again a lot of work done on the protected mode features, especially for the DOS4GW DOS Extender. A few more 386-specific games should run in this version, for example I have been able to make Warcraft: Orcs & Humans start up into the actual game. Every now and then it fails with an unsupported I/O port, which seems to be caused by the game sometimes detecting the SoundBlaster as using DMA channel 3, while in reality it uses DMA channel 1. I suspect there are still some rather serious problems in my audio handling. There are also some minor performance improvements."

 

 

Download: DSx86 0.25 and DS2x86 0.04

 

 

Via [DSx86 Blog]