1. TheDanman

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    I'm looking to get in touch with someone to discuss the possibility of creating an e-card code with a tiny custom game that could be read by an e-reader. If you happen to be such an expert, DM me!
     
  2. FAST6191

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    For others playing along at home and fancying a go (limited storage code is far from an unknown concept within the demoscene and challenges there http://www.pouet.net/prodlist.php?t...Gameboy+Advance&platform[]=NES/Famicom&page=1 ) then hardware specs for the device in question.
    http://problemkaputt.de/gbatek.htm#gbacartereader

    Not sure what max size is right now but probably under 4K unless you start doubling up on cards and I am not sure what there is if you are going to go there, though I imagine a double sided cart and some kind of password transfer could work. Depending upon which mode you use you do have access to the full GBA hardware ( http://problemkaputt.de/gbatek.htm#gbamemorymap ) so could do more with compression and/or procedural generation.

    Processor wise then ARM7TDMI (so ARM and THUMB modes), some option for a very limited NES emulator (not sure if onboard) and that doc also mentions z80 (the GB/GBC has such a thing, or near enough has, which you might be able to reach out and touch with it).

    All the code formatting and the like is well known, well understood and should have some tools available so it is mostly just coding it, plus the few quirks with initialising hardware and whatnot that the link above mentions you are faced with. If you are going ARM/THUMB then probably will be assembly only.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20160326042616/http://ereader.no-intro.org/info.php?set=Hardware
    http://www.caitsith2.com/ereader/tech.htm
    http://users.skynet.be/firefly/gba/e-reader/
     
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  3. Sunicune

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    The Source code is also available. So you can modify the tools, if you want :)
     
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