Bricks-OS

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  1. Another World
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    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    [​IMG] Bricks-OS
    operating system for game consoles
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    This homebrew operating system supports a handful of counsels including the Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS. “its main goals is to share resources between different game consoles.This is achieved by using message passing for communication” according to Maximus32. The current feature list boasts the ability to accomplish multitasking on both the GBA and NDS platforms.

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  2. redviper

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    So, what's the purpose of this?
     
  3. WildWon

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    I was wondering the same thing. Going to check out their site as we speak. If anyone else has any ideas, PLEASE explain [​IMG]

    EDIT: Wait. Is this a way to make one game that can then be ported to all other systems that can run this? I.e. make a homebrew that'll run on a lowend PC, GBA, DS and PS2 (for instance)... but not need to change the coding?

    If so, thats pretty badass. If not, well, that would be cool [​IMG]

    Is my understanding correct?

    EDIT2: Ok, upon reading their About page, it looks like its something similar to my Edit1, but it also looks like that a program could communicate to multiple sources (i.e. a multiplayer game that can play on Wii, DS and PS2 all at the same time?)

    .....or am i blowing this WAY out of proportion with my ignorance of this subject lol.
     
  4. imgod22222

    imgod22222 GBAtemp's Original No-faced Member

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    So that someone who develops for Bricks-OS can have a working app/game/whatever on several different consoles.

    That's my take on it.
     
  5. Flozem

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    Or could this be a bricker??? [​IMG]
     
  6. coolbho3000

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    So he named it Bricks-OS? The name itself deters people from trying it.
     
  7. carterman

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    Seriously. A name change at this point might not be too bad of an idea. FreeBeer-OS might work better [​IMG]
     
  8. chuckstudios

    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    Multitasking operating system with inter-process communication.
     
  9. Maximus32

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    Hi to all,

    I just joined the the forum so I could reply on this.

    Yes, but that is not implemented at the moment. Currently Multitasking & Message-Passing-IPC is only working on GBA, NDS and PC. Communication between consoles will be the next step.

    Maximus32
     
  10. Maximus32

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  11. GexX2

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    This looks very promising. Just hope it gets to a point where homebrew devs actually use it.
     
  12. WildWon

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    @Maximus32: Thanks for confirming that for me [​IMG] I'm kind of shocked i understood that heh.

    Also, this is a GREAT idea! I'm no programmer, but i'm very interested in seeing where this can lead.