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Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Quantumcat, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Quantumcat
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    Quantumcat Dead and alive

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    Is it possible to use the DS' wireless capabilities to transfer files between consoles or to a PC, programmatically, in your own homebrew applications? Is there a library? Google is not being much help.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Monty Kensicle

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    Nothing that is quick nor easy to set up. What exactly are you trying to do?
     
  3. Quantumcat
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    I want to write an application for the DS that is used in bridge clubs. During the game the players record the score on each hand. This would be written to some file, a text file I guess unless there's another format the DS likes, and either transferred continuously to the PC after each hand, or transferred after the game is over by selecting an option. Or they could be transferred to a single DS (if straight to PC wasn't possible), and the SD card in the flashcart could be put in the computer afterwards. (In a bridge game, multiple tables are in play so it would be super impractical to take the SD card out of every flashcart out of every DS to put in the computer, nobody would go for it)

    There are already specialised machines that do this (called BridgeMates and BridgePads) but they are quite expensive and of course the features are static. I can think of lots of good features that would be possible on a DS. They also crash a lot (which really discturbs the game as you have to switch to paper scoring), not sure if I'd be able to improve on that but if I could that would be great of course.
     
  4. nitendo

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    Not to be a douche - but why not writing this as an app (android/iphone).

    Then you could actually make some money out of it (if there isn't to many apps doing the same thing already).

    /dACE
     
  5. Wolfgange

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    How experienced are you with programming? There's a DS homebrew called DSFTP which uses a DS to create an FTP server to transfer files between the DS and a PC. This demonstrates that file transfer is possible. You might get more help on the DS developer IRC: #dsdev on irc.blitzed.org
     
  6. Quantumcat
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    Thanks!! I'll check it out. I'm reasonably experienced in C++ and OpenGL, but not so much with DS programming. I have followed a few Hello World type tutorials and added onto them.