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Old January 29th, 2013 (1:14 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 (1:23 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 (2:10 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.
        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 (3:04 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 (3:13 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 (3:25 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 (3:29 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 (3:39 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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            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 (6:52 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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              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 (8:08 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 (8:23 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 (9:43 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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                  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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                    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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                      I emulate most of my games and it goes same for pokemon games.
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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 (6:20 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 (7:36 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 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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