Saturday, March 17, 2007

No$gba GBA/Nintendo DS Emulator, Version 2.3d released

No$GBA differentiates itself from other Nintendo DS emulators by providing specific tools to aid professional developers in creating software for the Nintendo DS, especially in the homebrew scene. While the emulator is free the programming tools requires a paid registration.

It has relatively good compatibility as you can see from the video's,

Download the emulator here
Visit the website here

I am not going to discuss how you can play your Nintendo DS games on it, to find out how visit the Emu Talk forums DS emulation board and specifically read the No$GBA FAQ.

Release Notes for No$GBA 2.3D
23 February 2007 - version 2.3d
- nds/video/help: added note on unknown tvoutcnt register (nds9 port 4000070h)
- nds/sio/help: added chapter on (absent) link port (with new bits like ckup)
- nds/aux/help: added full gba and gba-sp cpu/lcd/chipset pinouts (from no$gmb)
- nds/aux/help: added SG and SW pins (gba-sp/nds headphone socket) (from no$gmb)
- nds/3d/help: added projection/rotation/scaling/translation matrix examples
- nds/3d/help: added edge marking notes, alpha_test_ref notes, and fog notes
- nds/3d/help: added new shadow polygon chapter, and added toon table notes
- nds/3d: skips vtx's of (still unsupported) shadow polygons (avoid eragon dirt)
- nds/3d: speedup: re-creates textures only if teximage_param/pltt_base changed
- nds/3d: speedup: mtx_mul_4x3/3x3/trans/scale skips fixed values (ie. 0 and 1)
- nds/sound: init [sb_pos_in_buf_in_clk_cycles]=0 (avoids fatal 'e-2' on reset)
- nds/3d: supports packed-texture-mode3 (mul3+mul5=div8) (eragon/mariokart demo)
- nds/microphone: emulates mircophone gain level (powerman reg3 = x1 x2 x4 x8)
- nds/microphone: wave_in-dma activated only if/as long as enabled in powerman
- nds/microphone: forwards PC mic-in/line-in to nds-microphone (player 1 only)
- nds/microphone: emulates muted mic-level (for mic-powerman off=000h, on=800h)
- dos/nds: supports nds-video (256x192) (dual-screen) (forced 640x480 onepix)
- dos: dpmi redirects dos32_int10 to dpmi_interrupt_10h (fixes win98 xgra-crash)
- dos: uses int2fh/1680h under dpmi (not actually supported by cwsdpmi/win98)
- dos: prevents hlt-opcode under dpmi (hlt crashed cwsdpmi, ignored by win98)
- initialize: corrected @@zero_fill_vals length (caused crash in dos version)