Teacher Needed

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by KeroseneZanchu, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. KeroseneZanchu
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    Hello, I am KeroseneZanchu. I am someone who has forever been the end user, and I want to change that. I know next to nothing about homebrew, hacking, and programming. The only thing I know is that homebrew uses C and/or C++ (which I also know nothing about). I'm unsure if there's already a thread for requests like this, but I didn't see any. I would like someone who knows a good amount of the inner workings of the 3DS and homebrew to at least attempt to teach me the basics of homebrew. I know that anyone who is good enough to produce good homebrew is probably busy and tied-up doing just that, create homebrew. I just hope someone is available to teach me, as I would like to be able to create and/or assist some of the things I'm seeing pop up recently.

    To be clear, sadly I don't know much of anything. I'm really looking for someone who can guide me from the get-go. I know most people start with at least some knowledge, but I'm in the dark here, trying to start from scratch. I've only done a few extremely basic HTML exercises, and I forgot most of that as well.

    NOTE: A side-question: What is the safest way to test if homebrew you or others works? I'm not rich by any means, and I don't want to brick my console on accident, or damage it in any other way.

    This has been answered, thanks
     
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  2. froatsnook

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    I'm not an expert at all, but AFAIK homebrew runs in userland (unless you specifically gain extra permissions with Brahma or whatever). So if your code crashes it won't affect anything. That being said, you could always do your testing in emunand! Also, I think I read somewhere that you can use the 3ds emulator during development (https://github.com/citra-emu/citra).

    Good luck!
     
  3. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    Well for starters telling us what code you know and are proficient at would help.
    Also you can test your apps using Citra.
     
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    Thanks to you both for Citra, when/if I start I'll make sure to use it.

    Xenon, sadly I don't know much of anything. I'm really looking for someone who can guide me from the get-go. I know most people start with at least some knowledge, but I'm in the dark here, trying to start from scratch. I've only done a few extremely basic HTML exercises, and I forgot most of that as well.
     
  5. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    Your probably gonna have to start reading a lot of text books its not easy and takes time to learn C/C++ http://www.amazon.com/C-For-Dummies-Dan-Gookin/dp/0764570684
     
  6. zoogie

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    I doubt anyone is going to be your personal tutor for free. Just follow a guide and ask questions as needed.
     
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