GBA VC Resolution

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4 years ago#1
I'm curious as to how the GBA games will look on the 3DS.

The current VCs tend to fill the screen horizontally.

I may be wrong, but isn't the GBA's screen the same shape (but half the resolution) of the iphone?

Will that mean that the GBA games will be stretched so that they nearly fit the whole of the top screen with slight black borders? Will this make the games look bad?

Or do you think they'll use the DS emulation, so it will have significant top bottom and side bars?
4 years ago#2
meltonbj posted...
The current VCs tend to fill the screen horizontally.

I'm pretty sure they fill the top screen vertically, with bars on the left and right.

meltonbj posted...
I may be wrong, but isn't the GBA's screen the same shape (but half the resolution) of the iphone?

While they have the same ratio, iPhone is 960 x 640 pixels and GBA is 240 x 160 pixels. It's a lot less than half.
4 years ago#3
theyll probably look similar to how gbc games look now. i didnt buy links awakening dx to check.
4 years ago#4
Naruto posted...
meltonbj posted...
The current VCs tend to fill the screen horizontally.

I'm pretty sure they fill the top screen vertically, with bars on the left and right.

meltonbj posted...
I may be wrong, but isn't the GBA's screen the same shape (but half the resolution) of the iphone?

While they have the same ratio, iPhone is 960 x 640 pixels and GBA is 240 x 160 pixels. It's a lot less than half.


Yeah sorry, i meant vertically, and I was thinking of pre-retina display.

Basically I watched a youtube video of Fusion to see how they'll look lol. Looks good at nearly full screen!
4 years ago#5
They can't use "DS emulation" to play GBA games. The only reason the DS could play Game Boy Advance games is because it had Game Boy Advance hardware that could be accessed from Slot-2.
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4 years ago#6
It'll probably be the standard: scaled to fill the screen vertically by default, hold select to play in native resolution (1x Zoom).
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4 years ago#7
LordAndrew posted...
They can't use "DS emulation" to play GBA games. The only reason the DS could play Game Boy Advance games is because it had Game Boy Advance hardware that could be accessed from Slot-2.

I didn't realise that!

Well that's good news for future GBA VC on 3DS.
4 years ago#8
I wonder if the border will be the original gba or an sp if they do add a bordee that is.
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