Is DS homebrew dead?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Spongebobplace, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Spongebobplace
    OP

    Spongebobplace a weird person

    Member
    176
    60
    Apr 22, 2016
    United States
    Earth
    these days no one is making homebrew and/or rom hacks for the ds so is the ds homebrew/rom hacking done/dead?
     
  2. Dr.Hacknik

    Dr.Hacknik Maniac | Dev | A Fellow (lewd) Megumin

    Member
    1,246
    1,071
    Mar 26, 2014
    United States
    my lewd corner
    Kinda, but not really. I still do, but it's nothing that I release. The DS is old, and many homebrewers have moved to the 3DS scene. Sorry to disapoint.
     
  3. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ ☠️Grunt☠️

    Member
    20,197
    21,577
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    Homebrew is never dead, there's still projects for all kinds of "dead systems." It's just not in high demand anymore, so projects have time to take longer.
     
  4. Gericom

    Gericom GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    857
    908
    Jun 30, 2011
    Netherlands
    No, it's not dead in my opinion. A small group of people (like me) still love the ds, because it's more of a challange to develop for it than it is with modern consoles, because it still has a 2d engine and simple sound channels, and because it's so easy to do low level coding for it (in comparison with the 3ds and it's pica gpu and dsp for example).
     
  5. zfreeman

    zfreeman GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    446
    144
    Mar 9, 2013
    United States
    Pennsylvania
  6. Alex658

    Alex658 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,153
    342
    Jun 4, 2010
    Venezuela
    Venezuela
    Homebrew hacks are still being actively developed, just look for Errmii Kart DS and SKJmin Super Mario Bros 3 ver 4.0 are yet to be released.
     
  7. OctoNezd

    OctoNezd *insert some funny quote here*

    Member
    235
    101
    Aug 11, 2016
    Russia
    Moscow
    Hacks != Homebrew
     
  8. Alex658

    Alex658 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,153
    342
    Jun 4, 2010
    Venezuela
    Venezuela
    /s

    He reffered to both in his post. My point still stands. The only point in coding for the older DS now is to learn simpler programming and test it out.
     
  9. OctoNezd

    OctoNezd *insert some funny quote here*

    Member
    235
    101
    Aug 11, 2016
    Russia
    Moscow
    Well... Yeah, im trying to learn C with DS
     
  10. cruplezone

    cruplezone GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    223
    58
    Feb 3, 2014
    Canada
    If you ever get GBARunner2 to work, I will virtually hug you my friend. Keep at it! Praying for that not-so-long release!
     
  11. Gericom

    Gericom GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    857
    908
    Jun 30, 2011
    Netherlands
    Well, GBARunner2 already works very well with quite a lot of games, and the graphics and sound are better than gbaemu4ds. The SD access speed is slower, but I'm working on that. You can try it for yourself by downloading the git repo, following the instructions and building it.
     
    cruplezone and zfreeman like this.
  12. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

    Member
    4,193
    5,051
    Jun 11, 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Psychosystem Denomination
    Well, no and yes. It's dead if you just look at the forums but people are still updating there homebrew and making there homebrew and stuff.
     
  13. smealum

    smealum growing up sucks.

    Member
    635
    2,035
    May 1, 2006
    United States
    SF
  14. zoogie

    zoogie simple pimp tool

    Member
    6,576
    8,469
    Nov 30, 2014
    United States
    Well, it's official then. :P
     
    SirBeethoven likes this.
  15. hobbledehoy899

    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

    Member
    2,767
    4,571
    Nov 13, 2015
    United States
    Kernel Version: Linux 4.14.6-1-zen
    mmm whatcha smea-ayy, ohh
     
  16. kprovost7314

    kprovost7314 GBAtemp's Official Bara Master

    Member
    1,726
    942
    Dec 24, 2014
    United States
    In that bara manga ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    It didn't have to be this way *grabs flamethrower* it had to be smea
     
    OctoNezd likes this.
  17. Gizametalman

    Gizametalman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    870
    376
    Dec 18, 2015
    Mexico
    D.F. - Zona Cero.
    The Homebrew in DS used Lua as one of the main programming language.
    As my knowledge goes, Lua is a bit restrictive, besides, the Nintendo DS has many limitations.
    I pressume that's why the Scene in DS stopped developing.
    Although... the DS Scene has MANY applications, that makes the DS one of the best gadgets out there.

    I'm not sure if the DS can handle C... but it should be interesting.
     
  18. OctoNezd

    OctoNezd *insert some funny quote here*

    Member
    235
    101
    Aug 11, 2016
    Russia
    Moscow
    You would not believe me. But many of ds homebrew written in c.
    C is low-level language
     
  19. Gizametalman

    Gizametalman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    870
    376
    Dec 18, 2015
    Mexico
    D.F. - Zona Cero.

    Wha?? All the tutorials I've read about DS programming uses Lua.
    Didn't knew it could handle C.
     
  20. OctoNezd

    OctoNezd *insert some funny quote here*

    Member
    235
    101
    Aug 11, 2016
    Russia
    Moscow
    Looks like smealum's message make this forum popular again :P

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

    Look at tutorials section. Homebrew guide is pinned, as far as I remember