DSHobro 0.1a released

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Apr 2, 2007

DSHobro 0.1a released by Costello at 12:47 PM (27,565 Views / 0 Likes) 104 replies

  1. Costello
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    DSHobro 0.1a released

    Homebrew web browser, alpha version








    This homebrew is different from the other existing web browsers (hence why some don't like to call it a web browser). Unlike Okiwi or DSOrganize, DSHobro requires a PC application to function since the HTML rendering isn't done on the DS. Rendering HTML on the DS itself is made quite challenging by the limited power of the console, so again I'd like to address my most sincere congratulations to DragonMinded and the authors of Okiwi.


    [​IMG]

    So basically what this homebrew does: it connects to the PC application, which downloads the page and sends a copy to the DS (under the form of a JPG image). Some people like to compare it to VNC but it is wrong - the PC application stays in the tray and doesn't show on the screen, so you can use both the DS browser and your PC at the same time.
    Needless to say, you don't need to be at home to use the browser. If you're running the PC app, you can connect from anywhere (eg. in a WiFi hotspot) as long as you know your PC's IP address.
    In its current state, DSHobro isn't very useful per se, but if you're as curious as I am you might still want to give it a try.


    [​IMG] Visit my devblog for more info

    [​IMG] Check this new YouTube video of DSHobro in action

    [​IMG] Download DSHobro 0.1a from GBAtemp.net
    Warning: the ZIP file contains a .exe application so I recommend you do not download it from anywhere else. You can also check the CRC32 of the .exe file for more security, it should be F79A9AA1.
    Note: the homebrew doesn't need to load or save anything from the flash memory, so you don't need to DLDI patch it.


     


  2. Wolfsclaw

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    Very nice, thanks for the work!
    Things i noticed:
    - unreadable fonts most of the time, would be great to do some zooming
    - how do i scroll? it says i can scroll with the d-pad, however, every button brings up the key input and there seems to be no way to get rid of it again except loading the page again
    - also can't scroll with the stylus
    - cant input in any forms

    I guess you knew all these already..
    Still good lookin' out =)
     
  3. Costello
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    yeah, as I said on my blog:

     
  4. Wolfsclaw

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    Ah okay, didn't read that already. Thanks though, it gives a nice impression.
     
  5. NetixRiqua

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    this can also be used by parents to track their poor kids' internet use! hoorah! [​IMG]
     
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    NetixRiqua: in this version, yeah! but in later versions it will be hidden, and the traffic will be encrypted, so no worries [​IMG]

    on a side note, don't try to use 100% for the image quality because it produces buggy JPG images!
     
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    if the page is a JPG to the DS, then how the heck does it recognize where forms/ hyperlinks are?
     
  8. Costello
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    when you click on the DS screen, the position of the stylus (where you clicked) is sent to the PC app, and if there was a link at that position, the new page loads and is refreshed on the DS.
    If there wasn't anything at that position then the image (on the DS) doesn't refresh.
     
  9. Nemo_DS

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    I've been trying it till now, and i can say it's a really nice app [​IMG]

    Thanks for the hb, Costello!

    Besides, i want to remember to everybody to use own routers ip, making a cmd -> ipconfig [​IMG]

    I didn't do it, so ip was wrong, it didn't connect [​IMG]

    Greets. [​IMG]
     
  10. khan

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    1 or 2 months down the line, it could easily be the most used Homebrew. thanks Costello
     
  11. Volsfan91

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    Wow, thanks a lot... I can easily see the great deal of work that has gone into this. Also, thanks for making sure it supports everyone.

    Does this work with WEP? I can't get it to work.
     
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    It does. I use ASUS WL-167G with classic WLAN center, one used for modded Nintendo WiFi keys, too. [​IMG] Open, 10 char Wep..

    Try to connect with a game or a homebrew firstly, then go for the browser. Should work.
     
  13. Ichiban

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    Pretty sweet! [​IMG]
     
  14. James Kudo

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    Everytime I try connecting, my DS recieves this error:

    "Connection closed by host.
    Authentication process failed.
    Press any button to continue"

    and DSHobro Server recieves:

    "Violation d'acces a l'address 00495E0C dans le module 'DSHobro.exe'. Lecture de l'adress 00000168."



    Any help? :|
     
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    Dude, I got connected and this sweet as heck. This has quickly become my favorite non-emulator homebrew. [​IMG] The only thing I can't get to work is scrolling. When I use the d-pad, it brings up the keyboard.
     
  16. Nemo_DS

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    Read post below, scrolling hasn't been implementated yet ^^
     
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    Heh, silly me. Thanks Nemo. I'll quit making a fool out of myself now...
     
  18. spillo

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    compliments! I have tried on G6lite...how beta is excellent! some fault has, but I count in an improvement in future!!! [​IMG]


    ps. you excuse if English is not correct, I am Italian [​IMG]
     
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    You da man!
     
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    If you disconnect the DS, you have to exit the PC application and restart it, because there's no proper disconnection notification at the moment. So try restarting the PC app, and reboot the DS.
    Also hm make sure your firewall accepts incoming and ougtoing traffic from the application?

    I can't help much more sorry... it's a very buggy app really, I did it (and the ds homebrew) in only 2 days.
     

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