Comic Book DS V1.0 Released!

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  1. Vince989
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    Comic Book DS V1.0 Released!

    Finally something good to read comics on-the-go!








    Francis Bonnin has released just yesterday a great homebrew, ComicBookDS. It can take folders, RAR, Zip, CBR (ComicBook RAR) and CBZ (ComicBook Zip) files, and generate a file you can use on your NDS. You can view them in a few modes, along with deciding if you want to show them horizontally and vertically, and you can even set the backlight on the fly!



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    You can find more info here, and a download link here

     
  2. Sc4rFac3d

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    Nice, hope it's fast. I hate the PSP when it comes to manga-
     
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    G6 Lite Users - A Simple Guide!
    (I will be updating this post with more info as I find out more, check back for new info)

    as I posted in another thread (specifically referring to using the Comic Book reader in combination with the G6 Lite):


     
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    This feature doesn't currently seem to be working (unless I'm missing something completely). I posted a functional workaround above ^^^
     
  6. HugeCock

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    Hope this thing is good, currently downloading 40 gigs of comics.....of 14 seeders lol. Can't wait to try this
     
  7. ds6220

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    this thing sounds great!!!! Can anyone comment on the speed (time it takes to load one panel to the next for instance)
     
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    it loads the images faster then moonshell on my SC Lite i love this porgram
     
  9. Vince989
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    Actually, had it been hard to make it work, I would have posted some infos. However, I've tried it with "Book of Bunny Suicide", a folder of jpg files, that I made in a zip and renamed into CBZ. I've only had to open the CBZ, press the button to create it, took the right one from the "nds" folder, and it worked right away. However, with another comics pack, which was in cbz too, but had .gif files instead, it didn't work. I suspect the gif files have something to do with it, though... [​IMG]

    I think it's a great release, and I'll have to find a way to cram all those NES, GBX, GBA, and all those great NDS roms together, along with some comic books now, as it wasn't hard enough before that... [​IMG]

    - Vince989
     
  10. Shinji

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    Holy crap, 40 gigs of comics?! Are they the "Adult Comics"? [​IMG]
     
  11. ds6220

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    very nice. Now I am past excited and in the elated territory. [​IMG]
     
  12. Nojoy

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    A truly brillant app for the DS... Have tried it with several CBR files and had no major issues yet...
    Have a few issues of Uncle Scrooge and some Fullmetal Alchemist manga on my SC now. I wish there was a way to make the zoom adjustable to different sizes, but it's a minor quibble as far as I'm concerned...






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  13. Tigerstar

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    Wow, it works really well! I just stuffed a few issues of Yotsuba&! in to test it out, and the performance is excellent - very fast and smooth (I'm using a G6 Lite, for the record). Personally, I'd want to batch-resize the images a little before copying them over (the originals are 820x1200 and come up rather large in the zoomed view, and could stand to be smaller without sacrificing readability; also it'd make the final ROMs more compact). My biggest complaint would be that the PictoDS packager is rather slow when processing the images, but that's not really a major problem. I also have the problem where it crashes pressing start or select though, so no brightness adjustment for me. It's still awesome work nonetheless.
     
  14. HugeCock

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    LOL No, just everything DC and marvel has done in the past 10 years =) going slowwwwwwwwwww....may have to scan my own sam and max as I cant find em anywhere.
     
  15. Tuxedo Kamen

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    This program sounds awesome. Congratulations to its creator, and I'll probably use it some time in the future.
     
  16. DsMan

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    This sounds great I cant get it to work on the M3 though, does anyone know what to do to get it to work or is it not made for the M3 yet
     
  17. Qpido

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    Man, This morning I was actually thinking "I wanna read my downloaded Civil War! comics on my DS!" and now there's a program that let's me do it!
    Gonna try this out right now.

    Q~
     
  18. Keeper

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    Just make the comic nds file, copy the regular .nds file over and then use the Start button to start it up on your ds instead of A. Works a charm on my M3 CF
     
  19. 754boy

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    I dont think I should be saying this but....what the hell, I'm gonna say it anyway: This is HELLA nice for porn viewing lol [​IMG]
     
  20. blackeromegalon

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    Hey, you're right! It works with me now.
    Thanks for the suggestion. [​IMG]

    All that's missing from this homebrew is left-handed mode.