Supercard DSTWO SDK ready for developers!

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  1. Costello
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    I have just received an e-mail from Romman, sales manager of the Supercard Team, letting me know that they have finished developing the Supercard DSTWO SDK*. He also informs me that the SDK will be available on demand for developers who require it (they will also receive a free DSTWO sample!), instead of going completely public. He hopes that by opening the card to 3rd party applications, the 360 MHz CPU could be better exploited to run emulators and homebrew such as the ones found on the PSP (who said PS1 emulation?). Here is the full message below:

    Many thanks to the SC team for opening their card to third parties as promised, and giving away SCDSTWO's to developers sounds even more generous. Some might say that they are 'lame' for having to rely on homebrew developers to provide optimal emulators and applications, some might be completely delighted by imagining what the community could come up with. What about you, what do you think? Is the cup half-full or half-empty?

    [​IMG] SDK: a Software Development Kit is a set of development tools (libraries, functions, utilities...) that helps developers make the most of the hardware. Without SDK, programmers cannot fully utilize the SCDSTWO's onboard CPU and other features specific to the card. Only a few card manufacturers generally provide a SDK for their card, but this often results in awesome developments from the community. The best example would be AKAIO for the Acekard 2i.
     
  2. Canonbeat234

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    Hey Costo, not causing any trouble on the forums and what waht.
     
  3. Pong20302000

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    Well here is to hoping that some good things come from this

    they most likely dont trust me tho hahaha
     
  4. SignZ

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    Will we see SCAIO soon? [​IMG]

    Great news, now many many many "improved" homebrews may come.
     
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    meh, I'm interested, but I'm no DS coder. guess I'll have to wait for the final.
     
  6. Overlord Nadrian

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    So, technically, if one were to fake that he/she were a homebrew developer, he/she could just get a free DSTWO, no? Or does the SC team require some sort of proof that you have experience (perhaps show off one of your projects and prove that you are the true author)?

    Anyhow, this is still great news and I hope that a great many homebrew developers will make use of this (so that the DS homebrew scene could at long last be more lively again).
     
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    We said that about the iPlayer SDK, all we got was an emulator that was ripped and is the USP of the SCDS2.
    Still, Team SC is better heard of, and there are probably more SCDS2's out there, and I'm sure that the free SCDS2 with SDK is an offer that a lot of devs will be interested in.
     
  8. Chaosruler

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    How many seconds are left til Normmatt claims a free Supercard DSTwo with a SDK privately released?
     
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    Sounds good, at least Nintendo can't say anything about homebrewing lawlz!

    Although I'm curious, how will DSTWO SDK be beneficial? I mean I'm no homebrewer so I someone to explain to me in detail.
     
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    Normmatt isn't God, you know... [​IMG]
     
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    Do you seriously think they would give you a SCDS2 without some proof in someway shape or form?
     
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    the DSTwo SDK will allow homebrew coders to use the extra RAM and processor in the DSTwo cart to creat more powerful software than can be run on the DS by itself, such as the GBA emulator available for the DSTwo.
     
  13. Berthenk

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    Read the OP please. It allows homebrew developers to use the CPU intergrated in the DSTWO.
    Edit: spinal_cord beat me to et...
     
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    Are you sure? it can be God communicating with us through the internet [​IMG]
    Oh wait, yeah, people sending God a EZ 3in1\ewin samples in order to let AKAIO support it doesn't make sense xP
     
  15. tuddy666

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    They'll be approaching developers like Alekmaul, Flubba and Normmatt (and a few other developers they've mentioned in passing with release announcements and similar) and asking them to develop DSTwo compatible homebrew in exchange for a free DSTwo and the SDK. A "regular" developer, however, can just email them and get the SDK Download link, but will need to provide their own DSTwo.
     
  16. Overlord Nadrian

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    Ah, I see now, thanks for explaining [​IMG]
     
  17. Mbmax

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    Why do this SDK stay private ?
    Is there a reason ? Copyrighted stuff inside ?
     
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  19. Chaosruler

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    I think they just don't want to let people develop this SDK until they make sure it cannot harm the DSTwo itself, in other words bricking it
     
  20. tuddy666

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    The SDK itself is still a beta, but it's a semi-open beta: you can get it if you email the supercard team and ask for it; but they're obviously waiting until they deem the SDK to be complete for a 100% public release.