Advice on porting game to wii

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Jun 22, 2009
  1. Empyr69er
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    Okay, so I want to port a game to the Wii. This is my first experience with developing homebrew and I think if it works out, I will make people happy!

    I have the game(it is a .BAS file) which i also can access the source to, and I have DevKitPro Installed. The game is originally for MS-DOS and has to be booted using QBasic. I want to do this the easiest/best way possible. If any devs or people that would have knowledge in porting games, please chime in and give any tips whatsoever.

    Basically, I just want to know what my next steps are or if there are any links about porting games to the Wii that would be great!

    thanks!
    EMPYR
     
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    Possibly this will help you http://wiibrew.org/wiki/BCX-BASIC to get a fast result (dunno how good it works) .
    Anyway usually you try to find equivalent functions to the one in the other programming language and rewrite the game logic then in C/C++ (whatever you like more).
     
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    Thanks a lot nIxx! I was looking at all of those programs and was lost. It says I can incorporate GRRLIB once the source code has been converted to C/C+. Is that the steps i take?

    Basically I want to have full wiimote support for this game. Obviously a keyboard was needed for the original, but there is no text involved just numbers regarding angle and velocity. Is there an easy way to input numbers in two fields(while in-game) without having to plug a USB keyboard into the Wii, or is that the only way to go?

    Again, thanks so much for the input nIxx! I need all the help I can get!

    EMPYR!
     
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    Do I predict a Scorched Earth port coming out? [​IMG]
     
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    hehe close enough!
     
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    Right now I am studying this guide for BCX BASIC and developing software for the Wii.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    I am working on steps 2 and 3 right now.

    I guess I will let everyone know that the game that I am working on porting is called <b>Gorillas.bas</b>
    <img src="http://www.oldmanmusings.com/Media/2008/05/gorillasbas_play.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    I LOVE THIS GAME!
    I figured it has really easy game mechanics and would suit the Wii wonderfully and getting the source was easily made available. Once I am done porting this game I plan on making it a .dol for HBC loading and also try my hand at making an actual channel for this game using wadder. Make it smooth with a Gorillaz track in the opening animation for the channel. BIG GOALS! I am excited!
     
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    Good Luck, Old but still a Fun game
     
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    Good luck , i'll wait for this !!!!

    another good old game that could be ported on wii is "incredible machine".
     

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