Curious about making homebrew

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by LiveLatios, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. GalladeGuy

    GalladeGuy Cool and Epic

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    C++ doesn't run on the 3DS at all. Assembly does. DevKitARM just compiles your C and C++ code into assembly so the 3DS can read it.
     
  2. Slashcash

    Slashcash GBAtemp Fan

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    This is a common mistification. No actual hardware can "run" C++. 3ds, as any other hardware, can just run machine code instructions. While tools to "translate" C/C++ into 3ds machine code actually exists (the C compiler paired with the devkitpro cross-compiling toolchain) we are lacking ways to translate other languages into 3ds machine code. Of course nothing prevents us to write these translators at all

    But i have been ninja'd
     
    Last edited by Slashcash, Jun 9, 2016
  3. hacksn5s4

    hacksn5s4 Banned

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    if it would be easier to make homebrew the 3ds would have more homebrew there are not a huge amount of homebrew games
     
  4. Urbanshadow

    Urbanshadow GBAtemp Maniac

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    It takes about 5 minutes to download and 15 minutes (Max) to setup DevKitARM and some kind of editor with compiling options (Notepad++).

    Seriously. We don't have more homebrew because people don't want to get involved. The commitment is basically non-existent. 90% of the user pool just go all "me really wanta gud hombrey noa pl0x" over a necessity, instead of grabbing a good read on why that may (or may not) be possible and if it is go make it.
     
  5. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yup. With the right amount of effort you can use other languages to write for the 3DS. Like the Lua player, for example. And Rust, too.
     
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