1. RingComics

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    So I've decided I want to offer my skills as a programmer to port some games over to the 3DS, a challenge I've never taken up before. What's the process for porting over a game written in C++ with native gamepad support? I have a rough game plan but I'd appreciate some advice. The game I'm planning to port is TES: Morrowind using OpenMW.
    -Convert code so it works on 3DS
    -Get OpenMW to start.
    -Map 3DS buttons to gamepad
    -Get Morrowind to start to menu
    -Graphics, sound, and resolution fixes
    -Optimizations for frame rates and loading times

    The 3DS is more powerful than the computer I used to run Morrowind back in 2002, so I'm confident in the 3DS's ability to run the game (at least on an N3DS). I realize this is a rather large undertaking, but I want to at least give it a shot. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. godreborn

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    my suggestion is to try adding features or messing around with an app or game that has its source code available. that will at least give you some idea.
     
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    Good idea. Any suggestions for a good homebrew to look at?
     
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    I'm not sure. I don't really play or read up on things for the 3ds. it is probably the device, gaming-wise, that I know the least about.
     
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    Yup! I got this stuff, currently looking through all of the example code.
     
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    btw, I'm digging that avatar. is that a siberian husky?
     
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    Personally, I think we could really use some rougelike games ported to the 3DS, specifically ones like NetHack and it's derivatives
     
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    I am a newb at 3ds homebrew but I may be able to help you with some of your questions
     
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    Thanks! Thats actually my Shiba Inu, Mashu! Shes very happy to be here.
     
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