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(04-09-2014, 02:02 AM)
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I saw a post on Reddit claiming that someone recently developed a fork of the Nintendo DS emulator DeSmuME that can render games in higher than native resolutions. As I've never seen a DS emulator do this before I thought I'd test it out and take some screenshots. They don't scale up quite as nicely as PSP games or more recent consoles (as expected) but some games don't look half bad.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies



Elite Beat Agents



Golden Sun: Dark Dawn



Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days



The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks



Metroid Prime Hunters



Ōkamiden



Pokémon Black Version 2

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bobbychalkers
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(04-09-2014, 02:03 AM)
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Getting PS1 vibes looking at some of these.
StaticJam
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(04-09-2014, 02:04 AM)
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Kingdom Hearts already has an HD version :P
chadboban
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(04-09-2014, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by StaticJam

Kingdom Hearts already has an HD version :P

You mean the movie?
luoapp
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(04-09-2014, 02:05 AM)
Suddenly, I want to play Metroid Hunters with wiimote.
bobawesome
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(04-09-2014, 02:05 AM)
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Kingdom Hearts doesn't look too bad but ewwww @ Golden Sun.
Iacobellis
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(04-09-2014, 02:06 AM)
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You call this HD?
JMTHEFOX
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(04-09-2014, 02:06 AM)
Oh my god, these shots are amazing.
plainr_
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(04-09-2014, 02:07 AM)
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The graphics for KH 358 is the reason why I haven't played it yet. This up-res looks pretty good actually I may finally give the game a shot.
JordanN
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(04-09-2014, 02:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by bobbychalkers

Getting PS1 vibes looking at some of these.

Dunno. I watched an hour of Gran Turismo yesterday and it manages to push a lot more.

DS graphics always felt like a half point between GBA and PS1 sadly.
Last edited by JordanN; 04-09-2014 at 02:09 AM.
Sora_N
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(04-09-2014, 02:07 AM)
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I wonder how Phoenix Wright would look. Or Pokemon.
Voliko
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(04-09-2014, 02:07 AM)
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Looks terrible, as expected. Why no shots of 2D games though?
brandonh83
(04-09-2014, 02:08 AM)
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Ah, I've always wondered what it is like to have a cheese grater saw across my eyeballs.
elektrixx
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(04-09-2014, 02:08 AM)
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Interesting. Can New Super Mario Bros look like the Wii U version?
Sophia
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(04-09-2014, 02:09 AM)
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Golden Sun looks awful, lol. The rest aren't too bad. Metroid Prime, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest actually look pretty good blown up.
BigEvilTurtle
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(04-09-2014, 02:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iacobellis

You call this HD?

Yes? HD refers to a higher than standard resolution.
Jaded Alyx
(04-09-2014, 02:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iacobellis

You call this HD?

Do you know what HD means?
Piercedveil
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(04-09-2014, 02:09 AM)
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Prime Hunters does not look all that bad.
captainwhat
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(04-09-2014, 02:09 AM)
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This is like looking at a girl after taking off the beer goggles.
Grief.exe
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(04-09-2014, 02:10 AM)
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Well they are ~720p which is referred to as HD resolution technically.
PsionBolt
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(04-09-2014, 02:10 AM)
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The character models in Kingdom Hearts and Samus's arm cannon look surprisingly good.
Given the textures in these games, I'm not surprised at all at how bad everything else looks. That's more like what I was expecting.
plainr_
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(04-09-2014, 02:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Voliko

Looks terrible, as expected. Why no shots of 2D games though?

It's like stretching a low res picture.
Mory Dunz
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(04-09-2014, 02:10 AM)
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What happens wth 2D games? Just stretching?

Bowser's Inside Story?
PGamer
fucking juniors
(04-09-2014, 02:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iacobellis

You call this HD?

Yeah, I lied a bit (1024x768 vs. 1280x720). As far as I can tell the 4x rendering available in this DeSmuME fork is just some arbitrary value and someone more enterprising than myself could probably get it to go higher.
sixteen-bit
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(04-09-2014, 02:10 AM)
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Polygon fetishists rejoice!
Cisce
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(04-09-2014, 02:11 AM)
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I'd like to see Pokemon, the only thing really pushing back Pokemon on DS was how terrible 3D looked on it.
epmode
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(04-09-2014, 02:11 AM)
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I kind of love low resolution unfiltered textures, GAF.
Refugio
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(04-09-2014, 02:11 AM)
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Golden Sun text hard to read and hurts my eyes as does everything else in the pic of course. Metroid Prime looks pretty decent though. Wonder how the pinball one would look. That was pretty good looking game I think.
Orayn
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(04-09-2014, 02:11 AM)
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I really like how most of these turned out, actually. Reminds me of Tommy Tallian's work.
PeakPointMatrix
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(04-09-2014, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by JordanN

Dunno. I watched an hour of Gran Turismo yesterday and it manages to push a lot more.

DS graphics always felt like a half point between GBA and PS1 sadly.

Ehh.. those Metroid shots look pretty good I'd say. Up there with some of the better looking PS1 games. KH character models are also high-tier PS1 quality at least.
plainr_
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(04-09-2014, 02:12 AM)
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With some texture mods some of these games could look very good.
Voliko
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(04-09-2014, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by plainr_

It's like stretching a low res picture.

Yeah I can't imagine it looking good. Would much rather stick to the DS screens.
InfiniteNine
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(04-09-2014, 02:14 AM)
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Pretty much the only games that benefited from this are KH, Okami, and Metroid.
nkarafo
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(04-09-2014, 02:15 AM)
Damn, Metroid Prime Hunters looks like a PSP game.
BinaryPork2737
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(04-09-2014, 02:16 AM)
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Wow, Metroid Prime Hunters looks surprisingly good. I'm sure the games look even better when the screen isn't stretched.
Slixshot
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(04-09-2014, 02:17 AM)
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looks like an n64
botty
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(04-09-2014, 02:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by plainr_

The graphics for KH 358 is the reason why I haven't played it yet. This up-res looks pretty good actually I may finally give the game a shot.

It's one of the best looking DS games..........
sixteen-bit
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(04-09-2014, 02:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slixshot

looks like an n64

not enough blur or fog
Chesskid1
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(04-09-2014, 02:19 AM)
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need love plus screens
Oemenia
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(04-09-2014, 02:19 AM)
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This is amazing, been aching for 3D filtering on DS emulators.
PsionBolt
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(04-09-2014, 02:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chesskid1

need love plus screens

Good idea. Idolmaster Dearly Stars, too. Games which only render one model at a time and have it take up the whole screen will probably benefit more than most others.
-Cade
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(04-09-2014, 02:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chesskid1

need love plus screens

There are some in the first link of the reddit post
rjc571
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(04-09-2014, 02:21 AM)
That needs texture filtering, badly.
BrLvgThrChmstry
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(04-09-2014, 02:22 AM)
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Looks like what happened after PS1 & N64 had sex
bobbychalkers
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(04-09-2014, 02:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by PGamer

Thatsananus.gif
kadotsu
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(04-09-2014, 02:25 AM)
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This could be Nintendo's play to capture the Minecraft audience.
bobawesome
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(04-09-2014, 02:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by bobbychalkers

Thatsananus.gif

Girl, that's a bootyhole.
Andrefpvs
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(04-09-2014, 02:27 AM)
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Those screens gave me some serious PS1 nostalgia for some reason.
XANDER CAGE
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(04-09-2014, 02:27 AM)
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I have a huge soft spot for unfiltered pixel-y textures like this. Some of these shots are great.
Altazor
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(04-09-2014, 02:31 AM)
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Metroid Prime Hunters looks damn good, to be honest.

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