Mixjoy Project

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Wolvenreign, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Wolvenreign

    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

    Jul 7, 2008
    United States
    Indianapolis, IN
    So, I'm an aspiring young programmer/systems administrator with no formal education, only what information is given over the internet. I've always been a self-learner, so this wouldn't be a problem, except...

    I don't really have a good project to work on so my skills would actually improve. I can't learn if I can't apply my knowledge to something.

    One thing I've been thinking about when I take my Cyclo to the pot is how nice it would be to play a whole bunch of DS games all at once, in a style not unlike WarioWare. A small, fifteen second session of each game.

    Imagine, for example, speeding through a section of Sonic Rush, followed immediately by a wave of enemies in any Castlevania DS.

    I was wondering if creating such a thing would be possible. Perhaps as a homebrew application in and of itself, or a feature of a flashcart.

    What do you all think? Should I try such an ambitious project for my first time programming something?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    On a PC it would be great but the DS is really really not made for multitasking.

    You might be able to rig something up with savestates although you would also have to have access to the backend of the flash cart to change where it points to for the rest of the game binary (so something open source unless you really want to play hacker).

    Personally unless you want to spend ages replicating the look and feel of the commercial games your own spin on Retro Game Challenge would work. Better yet with DLDI switching between files is trivial.