DS emulation in Augmented Reality

Turns a DS game into a holographic 3D image that floats above your controller.

screenshot of Mario Kart DS


This is only a concept/prototype: in particular,

  • the MelonRipper->RealityKit converter doesn’t work very well (e.g. doesn’t handle transparency)
  • there’s a terrible memory leak (might be this?) that crashes the app after a few minutes
  • only tested with the camera position used by Mario Kart DS.
    • (for example, Pokemon Black and HeartGold use a different camera angle, and I had to remove the shader that crops the model for anything to show up)
  • no way to select rom/touchscreen input/etc. The ROM name is hardcoded to “rom.nds” in the app’s folder in Files/iTunes.


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