GPS maps on DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by theredbaron, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. theredbaron
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    Hey,
    I've seen a few websites claiming to be working on bringing GPS functionality to the DS, but I haven't seen anything concrete? Is there homebrew out there that can do GPS navigation? Obviously there are hardware constraints and it kind of surprises me that there hasn't been a GPS-module cart on the mod scene. If GPS is bust, is there a good app for viewing city maps (NYC in my case) with various zoom levels (all the way down to street level)?
     
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    Some guy just hardwired a GPS module to the DS Screen......
     
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    Yeah that's the one I had seen a while back. I think the person gave up their source code and stopped working on it. Ideally, someone ought to be able to come up with something (hardware or software) that works. I'd love to see a slot-2 gps adapter that runs off of homebrew on a slot 1 card.
     
  5. arctic_flame

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    DSSerial gives a serial port which you can attach to a GPS reciever.
     
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    no, not like that.. like.. u can upload songs and replace others.. and extract songs.. like, in EBA, say... "September".. u can take it out of the game.. and replace it with another song.. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mewgia

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    Where the hell did that come from?!?
     
  8. sanghoku

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    lol
     
  9. Jawas

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    That was actually quiet funny. Lol

    But the idea of a GPS system, even if offline maps would be a cool thing to see, Google earth on DS [​IMG]
    But i'm sure there is away to just download a .jpg of a map then load it up on the DS screen.
     
  10. superkrm

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    I've never tried it so I don't know if it has the features you're looking for, but knew I'd read about a mapviewer somewhere...
     
  12. HipN

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    WHy don't you just download a map of your city or province or state, or w/e, and view it in Moonshell. Download a bunch of maps.
     
  13. ChaosBoi

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    What's a DSerial card? It mentions that in the link superkrm posted.
     
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    Well, if the DSerial goes into Slot-1, then I assume that the GPS thing is only for Slot-2?
     
  16. superkrm

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    http://nds.zoelen.net/

    scroll down pass project jds
    and you'll get some more info
    its not the most portable solution i gather but it appears to work