[Question] How can I port a PC game to 3DS? (Heroes 3)

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  1. DrakeLyon
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    I'm looking for where to begin. I'm quite experienced with computer editing for a variety of different things, but I'm unsure as to what steps need to be made for creating a homebrew 3DS game.

    I'm planning on porting a game called "Heroes of Might and Magic 3".

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    The design of this game is actually very simple, and I'm more than certain that the 3DS could process this game perfectly. If you've ever played this game, you'd know how treasured it is as a PC classic.
    This game has been edited/modded to a very large extent over the years since its release in 1999. It's even been successfully ported to Android. I'd like to take it one step further and put it on a console.


    Anyway, I'd really like it if someone could point me in the right direction. If anyone has played Heroes of Might and Magic 3 before, I'd like to hear your thoughts on porting this game. Also, if anyone is willing to contribute to this, I'd really appreciate it.
     
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  2. MsMidnight

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    If you're willing to do the work and if its open source sure its possible
     
  3. Naridar

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    The 3DS screen is too small. Heroes 3 runs in 800x600 and the 3DS' top screen is 400x240. I'd recommend that you take a look at vcmi (a freeware H3 engine, might be open-source).
     
  4. DrakeLyon
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    lol that's what I had in mind

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    I am willing to do the work, though I'm sure I'll need any assistance I can get. Since I don't even know how to make homebrew yet, this is merely an idea. I'm just hoping to get some support and information first.
     
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    Do you have any coding skill?
     
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    I know a little bit of C, but I'm not too experienced at it
     
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    HoMM 3 is not open source so it's like very hard to "port" it cause you have to create a clone (it will take surely years of work).

    If you want to port some HoMM products to 3DS, the better thing you can do is to make a good port for DosBox which can run HoMM1 or HoMM2 or make a good app which interfaces with www.lordswm.com browsergame.
    Also there is a HoMM2 port for GBC (not very good like the PC ones but it's still better then nothing: )
     
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    Fixed! :P (sorry)
     
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    VCMI is an open source recreation. I'm not sure about its dependencies though.

    On the note of wanting to port games but not knowing how, I had shot a request on the DC:SS forums for help porting that and no dice. Generally speaking, if you want something done you need to be the person with the knowhow.

    Heroes 3 is one of my all time favorite games. If you can port VCMI you'll be my hero(of might and magic).
     
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    Like @Arseface_TM said about VCMI. I couldn't imagine recreating it all by myself, or even making a clone of it lol.
    By the way, Lords of War and Money looks awesome, I don't know how I never came across that.
    VCMI was what I had in mind toward making a port for the 3DS. I don't exactly have the know-how on the 3DS side of things, but I can probably make my way through the PC work, especially when it comes to VCMI. I'm set on seeing this on the 3DS. I need it to happen, I've just gotta figure out where to start lol.
    I'm sure I'll figure it out in the long run, I'm just impatient.
     
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    Check out DevkitPro ARM and ctrulib. You can also find various ported libraries on this forum. :)
     
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    The 3 has been released in HD in January
     
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    Thank you :) I will do that

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    Yeah, but unfortunately they only released the first Heroes 3 title in HD instead of Heroes 3 Complete, making it kind of useless lol
     
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    Probably cause lordswm is a fan made clone not associated with UbiSoft. I found it just searching for HoMM Online (which is closed by UbiSoft months ago). Anyway it's based on HoMM V and there are also creatures from HoMM VI (especially during events).
     
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    Ubisoft made an MMO called Might and Magic: Heroes Online only recently here http://clb.heroes-online.com/en-US
    It's pretty good, but just not what I'm looking for personally in my Heroes experience. I'm gonna check out LordsWM and see if it's any better :P
     
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    This would be amazing! I would love to make a 3D .CIA banner for the game!
     
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    You can give it a shot :) I actually have one that I made as well. Though I have, to some degree, given up on this project. Without a development team I can't possibly get this into fruition. I'll eventually try to bring this to the Switch console if I can after I'm done with my co-development on Android.
     
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    Damn it, i thought you were talking about the flash game strike force heroes... me and my old buddy loved playing that game during our breaks in high school...
     
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    If you port héroes of might and magic 3,can you port héroes of might and magic 1 y 2?
     
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