Anyone program using LUA? What is best lang for Homebrew on DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Kevin242, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Kevin242

    Kevin242 Advanced Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    United States
    Hi, I have been reading about a language called LUA for the DS. I would like to try to program some simple games on the DS and I have no idea where to begin. I looked into LUA but could only find some tutorials in French. Is LUA a good language for a beginning DS programmer? If so anyone have any hints as to where to begin? Also if LUA isn't so good or there are other options could you point me in the right direction? THANKS!!!!
  2. Morgawr

    Morgawr GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 18, 2008
    LUA is not a real programming language, it's a scripting language, it means it has a virtual machine that processes the information you give it... to program on the DS you use DevkitARM and libnds which is in C/C++.. or you can try with PAlib, a collection of functions based on libnds but easier for newbies ^^
  3. jabbyjim

    jabbyjim Newbie

    Jan 21, 2009
    United States
    Near Boston
    LUA is ok to start with i suppose, if you are really good you could make something noteworthy.

    I made a LUA game for the PSP that was decent, I'll have to figure out how to get it on the DS now!