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Old January 29th, 2013 (01:14 PM).
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Do you guys play on your actual Ds/gameboys or on emulators mainly? I'm considering doing a couple challanges and I want to know the best way to present it to the forums.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (01:23 PM).
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I normally play on my handheld because it's easier to play on-the-go and there's no sitting around on the computer.
If you're looking to do challenges, I highly recommend using an emulator. It's faster and you can screen cap your progress without having to type too much.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (02:10 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Kitrigar:
I normally play on my handheld because it's easier to play on-the-go and there's no sitting around on the computer.
If you're looking to do challenges, I highly recommend using an emulator. It's faster and you can screen cap your progress without having to type too much.
And (Absol FTW!)
I figured that was the way to go. I've just had some bad experiences with them. I can never find a good working one. And yes Absol ftw favorite pokemon since i first tried him
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Old January 29th, 2013 (03:04 PM).
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I figured that was the way to go. I've just had some bad experiences with them. I can never find a good working one. And yes Absol ftw favorite pokemon since i first tried him

The best working emulators that most people use are VBA and DeSMUME.
They've never failed me.
But if you're having problems, it could be a bad ROM.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (03:13 PM).
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I play the main games (created by Nintendo) on my handhelds, and if I'm ever in the mood to play a hack, I'll play it on an emulator.

I assume that you're interested in filming some videos of you battling? In that case, I suggest playing the game on an emulator for quality purposes. If not, you would have to be recording yourself holding your handheld and the quality/sound/everything probably wouldn't be that great. xD
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Old January 29th, 2013 (03:25 PM).
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If I'm doing a challenge it's usually on an Emulator, although I'm doing a Wedlocke challenge on my Heart Gold which is on my DS Lite. In any other case I use my DS/3DS.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (03:29 PM).
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I used to play mainly on my DS
Diamond (13 Pokemons left before I caught them all) so can't quit just yet
quited Platinum after the E4 (I was to far with Diamond to continue
Heartgold mainly battle frontier
and with White I only do online battles with a team that fails

But since my DS is broken I hadn't had the chance to play B2
Now once I'm bored I play some GBC/GBA Pokemon games on my phone(Mainly hacks)

4th-5th gen Challenges I use Desmume I think it's better then VBA overal only on both Emulator 5th gen games seem to lagg at times thats why I fastforward "Cheat" those..
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Old January 29th, 2013 (03:39 PM).
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I'm not really too fond of emulators. I prefer doing my challenges on my FireRed cartridge and then when I'm done with the challenge, transfer my Pokemon from that game to either my Heart Gold or Diamond version.
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Quote originally posted by Kitrigar:
The best working emulators that most people use are VBA and DeSMUME.
They've never failed me.
But if you're having problems, it could be a bad ROM.
Tbh, DeSMUME works only to strong computer such as Mac...etc. If your using a computer, like a laptop DeSMUME's going to be sooooooooooooooooooooooo slow and lags every time. I use DeSMUME, only for you to know. Anyways, I play mainly on DS, I use Emulators to games that aren't in sale anymore, very old games I mean or some new games to play directly. I play Black and White 2 on the Emulator, you know?
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Old January 29th, 2013 (06:52 PM).
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Any idea why the emulators run really slowly and lag a lot? Trust me my computer has the specs, I dont get it.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (06:55 PM).
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I play on the actual console, sometimes on battle simulators.
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I starting to get out of Emulators and playing on an actual console I have both Nintendo DS Lite and a Nintendo 3DS XL. I'm saving cash to buy a Game Boy Advanced. I use my 3DS XL the most.

I only use VBA to play ROM that other have made.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (08:08 PM).
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I mainly play my 4th and 5th Gen games on my DS Lite right now, but I might start using my 3DS XL when X & Y come out.

I don't use emulators, I only play legit copies of the game.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (08:23 PM).
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I personally played 4th and 5th Gen Pokemon Games on actual Nintendo DS Lite.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (09:43 PM).
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Oh man, this is a really fun question.

I have an Acekard and an inferior different type of flash card with a GBC emulator on it. The Acekard has White on it, the other one has Blue and Crystal. I have an actual copy of Pearl (which I play more than anything else) and Sapphire (which I play on my older DS), but I tend to use VBA on my computer for 3rd gen games because I like random encounter mods. So technically I play most via DS, but they're emulated.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (11:08 PM).
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I lost my DS and I haven't been able to find it since I came back from Europe (About a year and a half), so If I ever have an urge to get pack to playing Pokemon again I just use an emulator.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (01:50 AM).
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I just play on my DS.
I'll play on my R4 when I'm addicted to the game, like HG/SS, the translation project. (Back Then.)
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Old January 30th, 2013 (01:57 AM).
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It depends on what version I want to play.

I'll play on GBA player if it is an GBA one
I'll play on emulater if it is an GB/GBC one
I'll play on an DS if it is an DS one.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (01:59 AM).
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I emulate most of my games and it goes same for pokemon games.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (05:12 AM).
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The DS ones on my 3DS, the older ones in my GB. I have no GBA, so I have to use an emulator for that.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (06:20 AM).
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I actually gave my DS away to my little cousin a few years ago; I wanted to focus more on schoolwork so I figured she could use it more than I could. The genuine happiness I saw light up in her eyes when I told her she could have "all the Pokemon that came with it," was worth it though.

So these days I just do some messing around on emulators. Can't wait to get a 3DS for Pokemon X and Y though.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (07:36 AM).
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I play both on my DS Lite and emulators. These days, I play only on emulators as my DS isn't with me at the moment.
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I only play actual carts. I used to have some files on emulators just to goof around on, but I don't use my PC anymore and Mac emulators are terrible from what I understand. Even then, I played mainly on carts. I like to keep my teams and be able to carry my games wherever I go. Laptops are portable and all, but not as portable as my DS.
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I'm always playing on my DS. Though I don't know if I will purchase a 3DS because I don't know if a 3DS is worth the money.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (11:16 AM).
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I always play on my handheld (never even heard of emulators unti now). But I was wondering, are the emulators free of charge?
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