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Bluetooth multiplayer

Postby Lukaius » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:13 pm

Hello can anyone tell me if multiplayer is possible and will be added in the future?
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Re: Bluetooth multiplayer

Postby SSUPII » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:49 pm

There is no projects for the future to add multiplayer support on Drastic. There are many reasons for this.

How the Nintendo DS connects to other consoles or on the internet is very poorly documented, so its really hard to program multiplayer support from scratch.

There are some open-source DS emulators that already have multiplayer support.
"So why not use their code?"
Drastic is a paid, closed-sorce emulator. This does not allow the developers to use code from other open-sorce projects.
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Re: Bluetooth multiplayer

Postby xudo » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:09 am

Then why don't they make it "Free" and ask to purchase the full version in the app itself??
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Re: Bluetooth multiplayer

Postby Jay Haru » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:26 pm

xudo wrote:Then why don't they make it "Free" and ask to purchase the full version in the app itself??

because that defeats the purpose of it being free. Also, that is what you call a scam which the app isn't.

It is a licensing issue not just the app being free or paid.
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Re: Bluetooth multiplayer

Postby ericbazinga » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:47 pm

SSUPII wrote:There are some open-source DS emulators that already have multiplayer support.
"So why not use their code?"
Drastic is a paid, closed-sorce emulator. This does not allow the developers to use code from other open-sorce projects.

For once, I wish DraStic was open-source...

Seriously, that sucks! I'm not trying to get on Exo for making the executive decision to have DraStic be closed-source or anything, but if the emulator was open-source, then adding multiplayer support would be simple. It would at least stop the annoying influx of pointless multiplayer threads like this one...
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Re: Bluetooth multiplayer

Postby Jay Haru » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:40 pm

ericbazinga wrote:
SSUPII wrote:There are some open-source DS emulators that already have multiplayer support.
"So why not use their code?"
Drastic is a paid, closed-sorce emulator. This does not allow the developers to use code from other open-sorce projects.

For once, I wish DraStic was open-source...

Seriously, that sucks! I'm not trying to get on Exo for making the executive decision to have DraStic be closed-source or anything, but if the emulator was open-source, then adding multiplayer support would be simple. It would at least stop the annoying influx of pointless multiplayer threads like this one...


but then, what would exos incentive to develop the android port then? it is free for those that own pandora and that other thing (god knows they're going extinct) but still closed source.

additionally, while I understand the need for multi, I seriously couldn't care less as it would open a crapton of worms (read: pokemon connection issues nad request) which I am never a fan of.

This is just my opinion as any game that does not require completion (unlike suikoden games that do need to if you want the true ending) to see the ending defeats the purpose to gotta catch them all.
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