A Special Hombrew Request

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by sjones900, Aug 13, 2008.

Aug 13, 2008

A Special Hombrew Request by sjones900 at 2:38 PM (1,837 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. sjones900
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    Well maybe you have or haven't seen Nintendo's Face Training game that comes with a camera attachment for the bottom gba slot and maybe it could be used as a webcam and used to chat with with other people that have it or with computers? So can it be done?

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10596

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    Nobody? if no one will take it on I will, just point me in the direction of a good ds homebrew writing guide and I can try myself.
     
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    wow, that's sweet. I would look into how GBA games work and how the gutair grip works and then just throwing random stuff at it until you figure out what's what. I'm sure there is an eaiser way but lol, first response right [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not sure if anyone over at GBAdev has figured out how to interact with the camera. Until they do, you might be out of luck.
     
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    well since I can't work on this until my ds face training get here fr dx (and will take a really long time) I'm starting a side project until then check out gizmocall.com you can make phone calls on it just like skype but I figure this will be easier to port into the ds they also have a free sms service and you get your own number [​IMG]

    edit: check out http://gizmo5.com/pc/

    It supports voice calls, Instant Message, File Sharing, Video calls, and two-way text messaging.
    I think I'm going to use this as my host for my app.
     
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    Just out of curiousity do you even know if the camera takes a constant video feed or if it just takes single shots?
     
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    Looking at videos on youtube demonstrating the game it takes constant video feed like a web cam.
     
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    That is amazing. If people made homebrews using it it would rule so hard.
     
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    that sounds cool message me when u have a beta
     
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    yeah i intend to add support for slot-2 devices like a rumble pack will rumble when you receive a txt message

    by the way I'm learning in the process of creating this but just so you everyone knows where I am in getting this to work, right now I'm studying gizmo5 for pc to what protocols go through it and out, so please be patient with me.
     
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    But would it be really that popular. Like, I know NO ONE that actually has that and I've never even known about it till know.
     
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    I think it will catch on, you do know its compatible with other instant messengers right?

    Hey can a Mod please change the topic name to "Gizmo5 DS"
     
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    I don't think the DS has a high enough transfer rate. It can barely stream audio over the internet.
     
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    I'm not saying you can do all of them at the same time meaning that if you started vid chat you would have to sign out of any messenger you're in to improve the transfer rate but the video part will not be the highest of quality it might be like uhh I don't know 7 frames per second not very good but I think I can improve it.
     
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    Theres a camera for ds like that? I honestly never knew. Pretty cool. Id buy it if the price was reasonable.

    and yay first post!
     
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    god, these are all such awesome ideas.
    Good luck!
    let me know if you need any help!
     

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