RangerDS 0.54

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Apr 27, 2008

RangerDS 0.54 by JPH at 9:19 PM (2,976 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. JPH
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    RangerDS 0.54
    GPS Application for the DS
    [​IMG]
    A GPS application for the Nintendo DS. It's still in a very early stage.

    [​IMG] Download
    [​IMG] Developer's Website
     
  2. pilotwangs

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    Woah,this could be very good!
     
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    wow, very cool idea.
     
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    How does this work?
    Where and how do you attach a GPS device?
    Is it possible to find out where you are via the Wifi?

    Either way, seems cool
     
  5. pilotwangs

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    Awesome,it works with R4!

    Ive gotta try this out.
     
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    ditto here.
     
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    This seems to be just a demo release to show that they have the interface working, but it doesn't currently have actual GPS integration.

    A GPS receiver can be connected to Natrium's DSerial IO device, though, so maybe they plan to use that eventually? Or maybe it's just a proof of concept.


    ...word is bondage...
     
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    and bondage is sexy............
     
  9. egoisto

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    I see antenna attached to slot2 device on the photo on developer's site, maybe they planning to sell some gps slot2 devices for this homebrew
     
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    I saw the antena.
    It might be via the satellite,just as the traditional GPS system,i think

    anyway,it is awesome~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
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    if they sell the device, I'm sure I will buy one.
     
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    -Hiker lost in woods-

    Hiker: Hello? I'm lost and need some help (is talking on cell phone)
    Person: Do you know about where you are?
    Hiker: Hold on, let me whip out my DS!

    My lord, this app is a nice concept [​IMG]
     
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    If they whip out a GPS for NDS, omg I'd buy it.
     
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    Very purchasable indeed.

    Although it would require some sort of mapping connection or it wouldn't serve a purpose.

    I will be hoping this comes out soon.
     
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    Now if I'm lost or kidnapped I can find my way homebrew. Macgyver never had it so good.
    If he had a DS all his episodes would be 5 mins long or less. And I'd break his face if he took it apart to make a crappy fire. Would be nice if there was a way to track the GPS from a website but thats probably alot to ask of an early homebrew application. And panzer is right about the mapping. Would you have to know where you are going and put a map on ahead of time?

    I once found my way around long island using abunch of pictures from mapquest that I stored on my DS and used some homebrew for displaying/zooming high res maps. It worked great . but it was no GPS!

    Ps. Doesn't GPS require a subscription of some sort? I've never owned one.
     
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    not that i know of. Sat radio does .Have a reciever will never get lost [​IMG]
     
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    GPS doesn't require any subscriptions ) you just need a GPS receiver, it will receive signal from several satellites and then calculate your position )
     

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