[Help Wanted] "Mario Kart 8 Downgrade" Homebrew MK8 for DS

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by Yeniaul, Jun 18, 2015.

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Would you like to see this happen?

  1. Yes

    42.2%
  2. No

    10.9%
  3. I'd have to see prototypes before I decide

    17.2%
  4. I don't know...

    9.4%
  5. I own a 3ds, so HA!

    7.8%
  6. I own both a DS/I and a 3DS

    12.5%
  1. Yeniaul
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    Yeniaul Advanced Member

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    I would like help in making a "downgrade" of MK8 (yes, that would need new programming), and publishing and updating it.

    I already have a vision of the final product:
    1. All the same concepts (hang glider, etc.) (i'll settle for most)
    2. (BIG MAYBE) a homebrew server
    3. Relatively good graphics
    4. New tracks, completely different from any others

    At the moment, I cannot program DS/I family, but am trying to learn. (I know Python so this should be easier than for most others)
    EDIT: I have a form for any suggestions: http://goo.gl/forms/asyORRoRA8
     
    Last edited by Yeniaul, Jun 27, 2015
  2. Nathan Drake

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    This is ridiculously ambitious. I do mean truly ridiculously. My money is on this never ever happening ever.
     
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  3. HoboKen95

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    thanks for supporting him... LOL
     
  4. Yeniaul
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    We'll see...
     
  5. HoboKen95

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    i will help you!
    I have a flashcard to test it with after MKDS has been modified.
     
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  6. Memoir

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    With this being a "vision".. Anyone offering to help really should be able to actually help. Putting out offers to test something that may never be built doesn't help with the actual development of what looks to be an insanely huge mod.
     
  7. thorasgar

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    Are you taking requests yet? No blue shells.

    3. And how is this supposed to happen on a 3DS?
     
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  9. jpx86

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    Since you have no experience, why not try making a pong clone or something else extremely simple first.
     
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    I think porting the levels from MK7 to MKDS is a more likely possibility than remaking MK8 from basically scratch for the DS...
     
  11. thorasgar

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    Thanks, I missed that. :)

    Still, I don't know how you can get anything that could be described in any way as good graphics out of a bad display.
     
  12. TecXero

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    That would be rough. I'd start out with some simple homebrew first, maybe even look into simple modding for Mario Kart DS. That's something you should definitely work up to.
     
  13. Yeniaul
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    I like that one.
    They're a little op XD

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I have a cart (almost typed kart XD) but I do need more testers, so if you want to download an early alpha afterward, that would be OK!
     
  14. Vappy

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    "I have little/no programming experience but lots of good ideas, all I need are people to volunteer to put in the hundreds of hours it'll take to turn those ideas into game."
    I mean I wish you good luck all the same, but without something worthwhile to show, you're unlikely to attract any serious help and attention.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i want to help too!
    by being yet another tester!

    how does that homebrew server thing will work?
    i can guess you can use the fake nintendo servers to help https://github.com/polaris-/dwc_network_server_emulator/wiki

    i would recommend you to build it from mario kart ds...
    making it from scratch seems too big to happen...
     
  16. Yeniaul
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    OK, you guys can stop asking to be a tester, anyone can test.

    Also, HOW DID YOU KNOW MY PLAN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    stalker...
     
  17. TheGrayShow1467

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    This reminds me of someones idea for Garry's Mod on DS. A lot of good ideas for a more powerful console. I don't think the DS could handle the crazy shit of Mario Kart 8 (you know, the gravity and what not), and if you were to do anything with this idea, I'd suggest make this project a Mario Kart 7 mod. If you get a test version out though, I'd love to test it!
     
  18. rewrewrew123

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    I could help you by tester and I will try to modify something!
    That is an awesome idea but I think you should work on offline parts now.
    Later if possible you can implement the online parts.

    Yeah I think is better to downgrade mk7 instead of 8
     
  19. DarkFlare69

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    The DS couldn't run MK8 unless you made the graphics terrible and made the tracks made out of less polygons.

    Start with MKDS. It would he easier than starting from the start.

    EDIT: I also have my money on this never happening, if you have little to no knowledge of DS development. But some people learn quick with the appropriate tools and stuff. Good luck!
     
  20. Yeniaul
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    I'm actually sitting here compiling 17.748 GB into an .nds file and it'll take about 13 hours and I'll be the only one to test it, since it's got a chance of crashing. I basically removed 3d, lowered resolutions, added compatibility with just arm5&7 (no 9) and tweaked some assets for better compatibility, all with a 17MB multi-file addition for my Python DS-Injector and injection source code.

    Aren't Python injectors and homebrew carts great?