They are emulated games, however they are not simple emulator wrappers like some later devices use and nobody has really bothered to look at what the changes were (at least that I have seen).
I see. Would be nice if the NES rom hacks could be used on them. I guess no on has looked at them due to the NES emus already on the GBA.
Injection is the term used by people that insert other ROMs into premade emulators (I first saw it on the gamecube with the N64 emulators for the Zelda games, it might have been used for GC animal crossing's hidden NES stuff too but I missed all that, fast forward to the wii and 3ds and it is the standard term and often even the standard method in the case of the 3ds).
I and messed around with that some years back. I did manage to extract the Zelda Ocarina of Time N64 roms from the USA, PAL, & Japanese versions of the bonus discs (I still have them saved somewhere). I did see others replacing the N64 roms with other games, but I never bothered to try other games that were not Zelda because other people commented that other N64 games didn't work properly. I also managed to extract the NES games back then from all versions of Animal Crossing (USA, PAL, & Japanese) including the N64 version, something I have not seen anyone else even mention. They used a weird compression format. I never heard of anyone replacing the games and I never tried. But now I'm curious to see if other games would work (I still have my Gamecube so I may try it). I imagine people doing such things for the Wii, WiiU, and 3DS, but I don't have those systems. I stopped buying home consles back in 2008. I also sold most of my home consoles and only kept the ones I spent the most money on. I mainly game on my PC connected to a TV or portable consoles now.
I agree the GBA resolution is not ideal and pocketnes scaling is somewhat sub optimal for some games (others in the crowd it is usually some type of tile cropping). However do try the HVCA emulator as its scaling method is different and works better for some games. http://pdroms.de/files/gameboyadvance/hvca-v1-40
Equally if you have a DS and DS flash cart then you have access to NESDS which is a great little emulator (even has a rewind function).
Alright. I'll be sure to try it. Thanks.
I do have a DS Lite, but no flash cart for it. I almost bought one but didn't because the NES resolution still doesn't fit on the screen like the GBA. It's closer but still not quite there.
Not only that the top screen on my DS flickers and the colors are all wrong. Don't know how that happened since I never dropped or hit it with anything.
It's the first system by Nintendo that I've had an issue with.
Can't speak to the phone/tablet stuff as I don't have such things.
No interest in them huh? Can't blame you. Never really cared for cell phones for personal use since the majority of people I know I see them in person on a regular basis. Even though I worked in three electronic stores years back I didn't have a cell phone until 2007. I needed it for my new job as a field tech. It was one of those Verizon flip phones. I remember they had games you could buy to play on them. My current job requires you to have either an Android or iPhone. So I upgraded to an Android. Would be the perfect thing that fits your pocket for retro gaming, but the touch screen controls I just can't get with.
I used to use PocketNes on my GBA way way way back in 2003 or so, until my flash cart went to electronic heaven. It was ok for its time, but yeah, not the best. I had a Dingoo A320 a few years later and although it struggled with some SNES and GBA roms, it was a pretty neat little gadget. Not terribly sturdy though. My daughter who was 4 at the time dropped it and it died too.
I used to use it as well along with a GB emu which functions pretty much the same way, only that the GB resolution actually fits in the GBA screen. My GBA Flash Cart still works and I've had it for over 10 years now. Haven't even replaced the battery.
The Dingoo A320 looks pretty cool.
I was thinking of getting that or something similar a while back but couldn't find anything that folds to protect the screen like the GBA SP does. If yours broke from just a few drops then I think I won't get it after all.
I've never dropped my GBA, but my phone has been dropped over 30 times ( I lost count at that point) and the damn thing still functions properly. It took some nasty hits on solid concrete, but it still runs like a champ. Not even a crack on the screen
The controller I use on my phone now is a Moga Hero. Its layout is pretty much identical to a PS3 controller, but its still fairly compact. I likes it a lot.
Wow I never seen that one before. Hmm looks more like a Xbox 360 controller to me. But the fact that it also functions as a portable charger for you phone is awesome.
I don't think I've seen that on any other similar controller. If I can fit that thing in my pocket then I'm sold.
Will need a lot of work to convert those nes hacks into gba, will be better hacking GBA roms from start..
I see. Damn.
Well maybe I'll look further into it.