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Could this be used for classic emus on GBA?

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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 4:48:53 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.classic (More info?)

Saw this article for playing downloadable games on GBA. It's an official
Nintendo product in Japan, and thought it might be useful for Nintendo to
release actual emus and some of their older game properties (beyond the $20
classic series).

Here's the link (with picture):

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=4...

And the story text:

Nintendo's Play Yan (or Play Chan, depending on the translation) media
player, which allows users to play MP3 music files and MPEG4 movies on the
GBA and Nintendo DS, has launched this week in Japan, revealing a previously
unheralded feature of the hardware, the ability to download and play
exclusive games on the Play-Yan.

The 'Garage Games' service (unrelated to the U.S. independent game publisher
of a similar name) is already available via the Play Yan website, and allows
users to download Insect, the first of thirteen promised exclusive titles,
with one new game going online every Friday. (The thirteenth will only be
available via the Club Nintendo website.)

Once downloaded on a PC, these files can be copied to a Panasonic SD card,
which can then be used with the Play Yan hardware. Insect, at least, is only
played in a small area of the whole GBA/DS screen, and takes up just 630KB
of space. The next 'Garage Games' title is reportedly a baseball-related
game.

Nintendo has yet to comment directly on whether either the Play Yan media
player or the Garage Games service will be available outside of Japan, with
any announcement unlikely to occur before E3 in May.

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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 4:48:54 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.classic (More info?)

In article <9XkTd.5830$Ba3.2608@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
"Dane L. Galden" <chigroup(at)ix.netcom.comCHANGE(at)TO@> wrote:

> Once downloaded on a PC, these files can be copied to a Panasonic SD card,
> which can then be used with the Play Yan hardware. Insect, at least, is only
> played in a small area of the whole GBA/DS screen, and takes up just 630KB
> of space. The next 'Garage Games' title is reportedly a baseball-related
> game.
>
> Nintendo has yet to comment directly on whether either the Play Yan media
> player or the Garage Games service will be available outside of Japan, with
> any announcement unlikely to occur before E3 in May.

I think it may depend in part on whether or not they use the DRM
features of SD media. And whether or not the games have to be digitally
signed.
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 10:33:19 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.video.classic (More info?)

"Dane L. Galden" <chigroup(at)ix.netcom.comCHANGE(at)TO@> wrote in
news:9XkTd.5830$Ba3.2608@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net:

> Saw this article for playing downloadable games on GBA. It's an
> official Nintendo product in Japan, and thought it might be useful for
> Nintendo to release actual emus and some of their older game
> properties (beyond the $20 classic series).
>
> Here's the link (with picture):
>
> http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=4...

Interesting. Kinda reminds me of the FDS, in that they're using
a cheap, rewritable open media to distribute games cheaply. Sure,
there could be some emus written for it... how good they'd be, I don't
know. Maybe even some licensed emus if they release ROM compilations
on GCN or something.



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