OKIWI Alpha 1 Released

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  1. Opium
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    OKIWI Alpha 1 Released

    Homebrew NDS Web browser








    The first release of OKIWI, a homebrew DS web browser, has been let loose. In this Alpha release you can get a glimpse of how the user-interface will work and how pages will be rendered.



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    Currently you can't view web pages on it, but it does come with an example already pre-loaded. Less web and more browsing. However as it stands OKIWI looks to be the start of a very impressive piece of DS homebrew.



    To run OKIWI you must first patch the binary with your flash card's DLDI patch. Then place the folder 'Okiwi' in the root of your card, it will not run if placed anywhere else.



    Thanks to the users who submitted this news tip!



    [​IMG] Download



    [​IMG] Source


     
  2. mr_blonde_88

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    No need for a RAM adapter then?!?
     
  3. 2short

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    in the northern cold...
    awesome!
     
  4. -EX-

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    What about RAM? Does it run on Slot-1 flashcards, which of course don't have RAM?
     
  5. 4saken

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    Most likely will need the RAM expansion. DS isn't powerful enough as it is.
     
  6. Lurick

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    I'm genuinely looking forward to this. I think I'll hold off on downloading, though, until it supports the viewing of external sites. [​IMG]
     
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    zOMG Finally! [​IMG]
     
  8. 4saken

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    When you're not actually browsing the net
     
  9. grubbymitts

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    well, last week people were still shouting "I call fake!" - now it looks like there may actually be a release soon. Cool. And it uses virtual ram(uses the memory card), doesn't it? So no need for a ram pack
     
  10. Psyfira

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    It was the other browser, Gnirfleo, that everyone thinks is fake.

    mr_blonde_88: this demo won't need a RAM pack becuase it can't actually load webpages, it displays a single sample site. So we'll have to wait and see if the final release will need RAM or not (my guess is yes it will).
     
  11. H8TR

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    The final version most likely won't use RAM and use virtual memory. Writing to and from your NAND/SD/Mini SD/SMicro SD/CF flash memory is our only option. If so, I got to go pick up a 2GB micro SD for my M3 DS Simply.
     
  12. Mewgia

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    The author of Okiwi said it wouldn't need ram. Or was that just gnirfleo? I can't remember if it was both or not...

    Anyways, I got the thing to load, but none of the buttons work. Are any supposed to do anything? On the Okiwi website it said that a couple of buttons (zoom and url entry) worked. Nothing happens when I tap them...
     
  13. grubbymitts

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    it appears to crash my ewin2.
     
  14. Mewgia

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    Oh, you too? It must be an Ewin thang.
     
  15. chalupa

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    does anyone know if you can run html documents that are saved onto the memorycard?
     
  16. Swordmyth

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    I have a R4 and when I patched and ran it it gave me a red screen at the top and froze.
     
  17. Mewgia

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    It did that to me until I put the okiwi.nds file and the fonts folder into an okiwi folder in the root of my card.
     
  18. gov78

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    the whole reason this was developed was because the creator didnt like the nintendo made browser so he created his own i doubt hed make it need a ram pack i belive its like gnirfleo which doesnt need a ram pack.
     
  19. juggernaut911

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    w00t!!! works for G6 fine!!!! tho i wish u could make the page fit exactly!!!

    anticipating Gnirfleo tho (how do u say that?????? [​IMG] )
     
  20. H8TR

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    I always thought it was neer-flee-oh. That may be wrong.