DS Game File Formats

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by riceball7852, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. riceball7852

    riceball7852 A person with a life.

    Dec 14, 2010
    United States
    Hey people, I'm working in programming a ds game.
    Which format does the 3D models and 2D images are suppose to be in. Thanks!
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I am not sure where you are coming from.

    If you want hardware specs then http://nocash.emubase.de/gbatek.htm#dsvideo (scroll down a bit further for 3d stuff).

    However as you are probably not working with bare metal and instead are using a developers toolchain/SDK/whatever you have other options. Indeed if the bundled programs are not viable for you to make things in there should be methods to convert from your standard image formats which you can just stick in a makefile.

    3d is a bit more tricky assuming you mean making use of the 3d hardware rather than 2d graphics using visual tricks, the standard libnds stuff has an openGL like syntax* and I once saw an attempt to make a directX like syntax but it was ages ago. As for model types and restrictions I would see the toolchain itself as I am not familiar with the homebrew side of 3d.
    *I mention this mainly as unlike the 2d world 3d is more than just your model- textures, fog and shadows all play into it.

    http://devkitpro.org/ is a more low level toolkit, some people augment it with http://palib-dev.com/

    You do have several other language/development options but that is a different thread, fortunately we have one of those http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=164274
  3. Vigilante

    Vigilante TempLurker

    Jan 1, 2010
    CyberSpace IQ:OVER 9000
    What ds game is this?
  4. mathyuowns

    mathyuowns Banned

    Nov 15, 2010
    Your Should ask some of the other ds hombrew programers.