Looking for AAA Homebrew

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by drakorex, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Feelin really dumb right now. I'm looking for all of those really high production valued homebrews that pop up from time to time on the front page. Is there a depository for just the good stuff? :D
     
  2. FAST6191

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    I would not dismiss the simple stuff, even though I was bored of it very early on I will still put a bit of time in on a Tron/light cycle game. Depending upon your quality requirements though you are likely in for a hard time as I am not really aware of any sites/features that go through homebrew how you might for game reviews or something, a handful for specific things like ( http://remaincalm.org/index.php/ds-music-apps ). Most people did eventually stop mirroring my first homebrew posts though (it got to be very tedious to do each justice) so it should not be too hard to pick out something good.

    It includes a few ROM hacks for categorisation reasons but homebrew mentioned in the GBAGOTW and Recommends articles tends to be of high quality. For those also have a look at the suggestions from others in the articles, for several of those I also suggested homebrew alternatives but that might not be noted as clearly.
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/links-to-various-gbatemp-features-over-the-years.352851/
    There is also a recommends homebrew series on the same link.

    Naturally have a look at the winners of contests here (GBAtemp homebrew bounty), the likes of the Neoflash contests and whatever else there may be (GBAdev ran several over the years).

    Likewise it is not a sure fire solution (many versions, later mirrorings, remirroring and whatever else) but http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/games/puzzle/ has the option to sort by downloads and we do tend to stick/pin the better examples.
     
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    Personal Favorites, still use them. They are top notch. (in no order)
    x86 CPU emulator: Emulates old 268 dos games or even 386 if a supercard, great for testing/learning x86 ASM code! or for normal people to play games like Wolf3D, DOOM,etc (DSx86)
    Fasttracker II: Nitro Tracker, make and listen to good music (think Synth style)
    PocketPhysics: Fun Physics simulator, Lets you play with gravity!
    Colors DS: Good drawing, great GUI, pressure sensitive.
    GameYob: Great GB/C emulator, near perfect
    SNEMULDS/ LOLSNES: SNES DS Is better but not for long, lolsnes will hopefully emulate DSP1 and make me happy.
    XENOFILE: anything the ds can do, is here. universal file manager, and loader. needs moonshell installed, as it uses moonshell plugins in addition to its own. more moonshell plugins(AVI/GBC/GBA/NES/etc). Polished feature wise with ARGV and EXTLINK loading, gui could be better though.

    There are manyyyy more good homebrew out there, a google search helps out. also Filetrips NDS section is helpful. It all depends on what you want to get accomplished or do. There are even multiple browsers for the DS that work quite well or Win2DS. Or drawing tools that let you export .avi of animations, playable in tuna-viDS.
     
  4. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Actually I was looking for actual homebrew games, that are very well made to the point they could pass for actual gba/ds games. Speaking of moonshell, I'd like to be able to boot ds titles. I followed the guide, but there's one file in the pack that when added, breaks moonshell. Another thing on the disappointment list is a pdf viewer. I tried loading up Hyrule Historia and it crashed. Is there a size limit?
     
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    Fireworlds is pretty sweet, and then there's Anguna.
     
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    Another World was ported to the GBA, and surpasses my expectations of what a GBA is capable of in terms of both graphics, AND gameplay. And that game is old as dirt, playable on a 25MHz 386 PC!
     
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    DSCraft, Aperature Science, Everlasting TH, DronS, Scribble Jump, Eurotunnel (not easy to find these days, just PM me), World of Sands, OpenTTD DS (a bit buggy) etc.
     
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    The Tetris the Grandmaster homebrew port looks and plays way better than any of the official Tetris games. Look it up and Google the file name because it got C&D'd a while back.
     
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    Lemmings DS is pretty cool.
     
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    I would argue that POWDER is a better roguelike than most of the simpler ones that got released for the DS, despite lacking fancy graphics or any sort of sound. It can certainly provide dozens or hundreds of hours of gameplay, but I don't know if it's as polished as you'd like, or if you enjoy roguelikes at all.
     
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    Ya Cant Get There From Here
    http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/games/

    here's a few that come to mind:
    Blockman Gets, JNKPlat, SheepGoesLeft (anything JayenKai puts out)
    SpikeDislike
    Duyamania
    Mr Robot and his Robot Factory
    Chronoclon
    SpiritsDS
    SpoutEX
    Jewel Warehouse
    ....
     
  13. Another World

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    From Where???
    are you just looking for ds/gba homebrew?

    everything i've ever posted to the front page, and hundreds more, are hosted on out sister site, filetrip.net.

    -another world
     
  14. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Right, and I've looked there. But I 'm just looking for the creme of the crop :) And people don't always bother to rate the games they play.
     
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    I'm ading my tow cents, and being more than generous with the definition of 'homebrew' here as i'm not perfectly sure if they fall into what you're looking for, but are my fav's..

    Still Alive (t4ils-ZeBlackos)
    TetattdS - 3.1nds
    tetris x (Lockjaw DS)
    twin Isles (MeRAYMAN)
    Meteora (Meteora.nds)
    Puzzlemaniak (Puzzlemaniak.sc.ds)
    NDS Picross by ver. 20121107 MeRAYMAN
    Another World (1.0 AlexMaul)
    15th Floor (Mind Wave 2009)
    Cannon Fodder(AlekMaul et Foxy)CodeName Hacker 1.0 (AlekMaul)
    Duyumania (I included this though mentioned above because I rate it very goodly+++ (lol)
    A Touch of War (0.11b.nds)
    all these run on Ds2 without messing with them or issue.

    sorry for doubles posted..
     
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  19. Another World

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    ask a question - make a comment. get a reply to the comment - not the question. lol.

    -another world
     
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