The end of my weekly Nintendo DS serial

I’m sure you can tell that I have a ‘thing’ for Nintendo DS homebrew. After all, there’s my own Wee Basic which served as a catalyst for SophistimaCalc (soon to be TapBASIC).

So, how would you like to play your old DOS games on a NDS?  Surprisingly, it has been made possible by a very skilled programmer.

Every week for a while now I’ve been hooked on the journey and progress of DSx86, and its cousin DS2x86, both PC emulators for the Nintendo DS. It’s my weekly NDS serial.  The fact that a PC emulator is even possible on the modest NDS hardware is a credit to Patrick Aalto’s programming talent. For example Dosbox is all but impossible on a NDS because of speed and architectural limitations.

I am sad to say that Patrick has decided not to continue working on his emulators for the time being and I will no longer have the benefit of his interesting and informative weekly updates.

But the silver lining is that Patrick may commence a new project and perhaps even start working on some Android software.  He also hasn’t ruled out picking up where he left off on DSx86 sometime in the future.

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