NetHackDS 3.6.0a1 Release

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by abcd1234, May 4, 2016.

  1. abcd1234
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    Just a quick note, after some recent prodding, I've updated the NetHackDS vanilla port and rebased it on the NetHack 3.6.0 codebase.

    This is a VERY early alpha, with minimal playtesting, but for those interested in trying it out, you can get it from Github here:

    https://github.com/fancypantalons/nethackds/releases/tag/3.6.0a1

    Feel free to file issues in Github for any bugs and I'll try and tackle them... very slowly.

    Good luck!
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

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    Now that was unexpected and I am pretty happy to see this!
     
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    What is this for?
     
  4. abcd1234
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    I assume you mean which device: the original DS.
     
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    Of course it's for NDS, but what is it used for?
     
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    It's quite literally Nethack. The first result when googling it if you've never played the game.
     
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    Darn, and I was hoping for some sort of net hack DS homebrew. Still quite cool!
     
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    The prodding was courtesy me. Folks, this is quite literally the best Nethack port that exists on a mobile device. Grab it and support it. While you're at it, grab the Dawnhack tiles and make it even better.

    Brett, perhaps you could petition the creator of the tiles to include them as default in your port? They're superior to anything currently out there and are quite popular.
     
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    Wow, you're not wrong about that tileset... looks like the original set is available under CC 3.0. And someone on Reddit kindly did the 3.6.0 conversion here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nethack/comments/498ay4/dawnhack_unofficially_adapted_to_360/

    I've taken those tiles and done a quick conversion on the 16x16 set (load in Gimp, switch colors to Indexed -> 256 colors, export as BMP -> no RLE + compatibility settings : disable colorspace information) and posted them to Drive here:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByourTHWlNQxQWF0Y09WZDA3azQ/view

    I'm a little loathe to change the default tileset it ships with... just doesn't feel as... purist. ;) But it is a very nice looking set...
     
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    Awesome, thanks for that. I was already using them with your NethackDS version prior to this alpha and the tiles look great uncoverted, but if the changes you made would improve them even more, I'll be sure to grab them.

    Thanks for reviving this. NethackDS rocks. :yaynds:
     
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    I should also add that as a general DS homebrew, this also works quite well on the 3DS too (the larger screen makes it dreamy actually). I run it from a DSTWO cart in a PAL 3DS (even though I'm in North America).