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Mario&LuigiEtCo.
Posted on 06-26-20 02:57 PM (rev. 2 of 06-28-20 06:30 AM) Link | #1933
There's iPhone, iPad and MacBook (Air) users who don't have money to buy an Android phone, Windows or Linux, and they want to play Nintendo DS games on their iPhone, iPad and MacBook, so I said to myself : "What if there's melonDS on iOS and MAC OS (X)". What do you think about this idea?

Arisotura
Posted on 06-26-20 03:02 PM Link | #1936
maybe, if someone has the hardware and software required to pull this off. I'm not buying any sort of iPhone.

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Generic aka RSDuck
Posted on 06-26-20 03:04 PM Link | #1937
first convince apple to be less restrictive about everything. We don't even have a mac port. Also objective c *shiver*

though there's someone who does this stuff https://github.com/rileytestut/MelonDSDeltaCore

apparently it doesn't run too bad on modern apple stuff (even without the JIT or other optimisations like that), so idk I only have an old iPhone and no mac

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Arisotura
Posted on 06-26-20 03:05 PM Link | #1939
>Objective-C

no bonus for having to use some hipster language instead of something competent like C++

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Generic aka RSDuck
Posted on 06-26-20 03:06 PM Link | #1940
Objective C is the absolute opposite to a hipster language. It's almost as old as C++, but somehow managed to be worse?

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Arisotura
Posted on 06-26-20 03:08 PM Link | #1941
yeah but isn't it Apple-specific shito?

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WaluigiWare64
Posted on 06-26-20 03:08 PM Link | #1942

https://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Nintendo_DS_emulators
There are already some DS emulators for iOS.

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Generic aka RSDuck
Posted on 06-26-20 03:10 PM Link | #1944
> yeah but isn't it Apple-specific shito?

it's implemented by both gcc and clang. So if you really wanted you could use it outside of apple stuff as well

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Arisotura
Posted on 06-26-20 03:17 PM Link | #1946
o

I stand corrected

still, welp. melonDS is written in sorta-C++ and that ain't gonna change now.

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WaluigiWare64
Posted on 06-30-20 08:08 AM Link | #1975

Also there's a version of Wine for macOS. Couldn't you run it like that?

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poudink
Posted on 07-02-20 02:46 PM Link | #1988
I think Wine would probably work but it's certainly less ideal than a native port.

Ndymario
Posted on 08-01-20 01:03 PM Link | #2152
Wine doesn't work on macOS Catalina, so nope

WaluigiWare64
Posted on 08-01-20 02:46 PM (rev. 2 of 08-01-20 02:49 PM) Link | #2154

Could you not build melonDS on macOS as it's a Unix based OS?
You could install packages with brew.

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