Retrieving System Generation?

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Kittsune
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Retrieving System Generation?

Post by Kittsune » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:27 am

Simple question: Is there a way to retrieve the system type? (e.g. Phat, lite, DSi, ect) :?:

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Re: Retrieving System Generation?

Post by vuurrobin » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:43 pm

programs usally shouldn't need to know on what device they are running on.

why do you need this?

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Re: Retrieving System Generation?

Post by elhobbs » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:29 pm

it is helpful to know if you are in DSi mode as you have access to more memory and a faster processor. a quick test would be to allocate 4 MB of memory. if it works you are in DSi mode. you can currently also use the following code:

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extern bool __dsimode; 
I am not sure if it is a supported path, so use it at your own risk. if __dsimode is true then you are in DSi mode.

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Re: Retrieving System Generation?

Post by t377y000 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:45 am

my homebrew sandbox engine ds-dsi detects dsimode.

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Re: Retrieving System Generation?

Post by WinterMute » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:56 pm

This question comes up often enough that it's probably worth implementing a libnds function to obtain the system type. Patches are encouraged, pointers to libraries and/or random code that isn't supplied and maintained by devkitPro make life awkward for everyone.
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