1. tempBOT

    OP tempBOT The GBAtemp Robot
    Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Messages:
    8
    [​IMG] Missile Command DS
    Rewritten for the NDS
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's the classic Missile Command game, rewritten for the Nintendo DS! Shoot down the incoming missiles and protect your cities. Earn a new city every 10,000 points or, if you already have all four, get a huge point bonus.

    High scores are automatic if you have DLDI patching. Most modern cards do this automatically, but if you don't see high scores showing up, you need to manually DLDI patch. The scores are stored in the DATA directory, if one exists. Otherwise they're stored in the root directory.

    I made this game from scratch in three weeks. The first week was learning how to program for the DS, which I had never done before. The game itself was programmed during week two. The third week was simply playtesting.

    If you're aspiring to program games, the best thing you can do is take math classes. Take all the math classes offered in high school and learn as much as possible. It makes programming much easier and your games will be fast and more efficient. I have a solid math background (I'm an engineer), but I still wish I had paid more attention in my college Linear Algebra.

    [​IMG] Download
    [​IMG] Source
    [​IMG] Discuss

    Contributed by Another World
    Edited by Sinkhead & JPH
     
  2. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,336
    Country:
    Why is he bragging about a 3week game unless its like a mastepiece.
     
  3. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    10,560
    Country:
    Colombia
    he says he is an engineer, so i guess making a ds game is below his skill set. i think his condescending tone is rather comical. also find it funny that he ported missile command, *wow* that’s a really hard game to port. the math involved with that doesn't even need to be complex, he could have based it all off right triangles from the point of origin to the ground level variable.

    [​IMG]

    -another world
     
  4. psycoblaster

    psycoblaster Divine
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,131
    Country:
    no, you guys don't know the fun of missile command. Get yourself an atari emulator and play the atari versions of missile command. Believe me, it's very addicting.
    I remember I tried to play it on the DS using the atari emulator, but unfortunately it only ran in about 80% speed.

    But I don't know which version this is based off on. definitely not the atari version.
     
  5. TheSpade

    TheSpade GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    504
    Country:
    United States
    Appears to be based a bit off the arcade, though the ground and cities are not on-point.
     
  6. Kayvon

    Kayvon Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    3
    Country:
    I think you misunderstood me.

    Learning how to program the DS at all was very difficult for me. I know how to program very well, but the environment is entirely new. So it's not condescension, it's just the feat of being able to learn a new environment so quickly.

    The math on the missiles was amazingly simple, yes. I was referring here more to the math involved in 3D gaming, of which Missile Command contains very little. My only point was that the more math you know, the easier it is to program video games. And I wish I had paid more attention myself.

    Also, it's not a port. I wrote it from scratch. There are several (intentional) differences from the original game, which I enjoyed. And, yes, it *is* really hard to write your first DS game. A new programming environment, like I said, involves a steep learning curve.
     
  7. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    10,560
    Country:
    Colombia
    understood you just took it to heart, this is the internet you should never take text to heart. also i agree i remember when i had to relearn trig to do some basic flash games. i can code in over 9 languages so i understand what you said. your tone was condescending but that was an observation which i found funny. funny because i laughed, not funny because you seem like some kind of jerk or something. many people assumed that with your background this wasn't your first attempt at possible ds coding. that was the reason for the *wow*. * instead of " around a word makes it stand out in a *o* (lol) type of way. again something to not take to heart but to take lightly. to me it all read like light-hearted comments.

    sorry to have offended you.

    -another world
     
  8. Kayvon

    Kayvon Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    3
    Country:
    You're right. I shouldn't take things so seriously--I overreacted. Thanks for putting everything in perspective.

    I'm always saying people need to learn to laugh at themselves. I should take my own advice more often, because looking at it in that view the whole thing is rather comical.
     
  9. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    10,560
    Country:
    Colombia
    i'm glad we could come to an understanding. i never ment you disrespect.

    -another world
     
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Missile, Command,