Treasures of Gaia v0.2 released

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Aug 24, 2007
  1. FAST6191
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    Treasures of Gaia v0.2 released

    Atlas application for the DS expanded








    Stravingo has presented Treasures of Gaia for the neoflash contest.

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    From the developers blog

    Treasures of Gaia allows you to browse on your DS an extremely detailed map of the entire world thanks to Google Maps (a Wifi connection is mandatory).

    The whole world is now in your DS! You can scroll the map with the pad or the stylus. Use the L/R buttons for zooming in and out. Up to twenty zoom levels are available, depending on the area.



    The purpose of Treasures of Gaia is to let you appreciate the beauty of our world. You can freely travel where you want, but special places locations are provided: the list of the 851 places inscribed by the UNESCO on the World Heritage List for their outstanding universal value to humanity. These places are indicated on the map. To obtain information about a place, you only have to touch its location with the stylus. The information is displayed on the upper screen, where you can switch between a picture of the place, a description, or its location on a global map.

    You can also browse the whole list sorted by countries by pressing the Y button. When you click on a place in the list, the same information is displayed on the upper screen, and you can directly go to this location by touching the "Go!" button.



    [title:Controls and installation]
    Controls :

    A : Brings up menu to switch between map and satellite view with and without places of interest.

    X/B : scroll up/down information on the upper screen.

    Y : chose a place in the World Heritage list.

    Select : switch between Map/Picture/Text on the upper screen.

    Start : help.

    L/R : zoom out/zoom in.

    Pad : scroll the world map, scroll information on the lower screen.

    Stylus : scroll the world map, select a place on the map.



    Installation notes :

    - patch the ROM with DLDI.

    - put the file tog_cities.dat at the root of your linker !!!

    - Wifi is mandatory!







    v0.2 changelog It is now possible to switch between a satellite view and a map view by pressing the A button.



    Other improvements include:



    * - You can zoom on a site by clicking a second time on its location on the map.

    * - Partially translated in French (about 80%).

    * - Better looking map on the upper screen (less JPEG compression)

    * - Bugfix: the zoom was not centered properly.



    [​IMG] Download centre

    [​IMG] Developers blog

    Thanks to Dev-fr for the news.


     


  2. Pochi

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    One of the most impressive homebrew ever... Imagine Google map on your DS! I wondered why nobody talked about this app sooner...

    I hope this will win the neoflash contest.

    I hope the v.03 will be released soon and that Stravingo could implement a cache file so the app would be smoother. It would be great also if he could implement a "search location" feature...
     
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    this is awesome:O

    i found my house!
     
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    That is incredibly hot! Such a good idea and the kind of thing that Ninty should be releasing retail!
     
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    Google Earth for DS? Impressive Stravingo!
     
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    is this in english or french?
     
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    This is definitely worth checking out. Thanks for this, stravingo!
     
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    ok thanks, will try it out later.
     
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    The dev is quite possibly a treehugger, though.
     
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    though ?
    treehuggers are the people who care about what matters
     
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    You tell that just cause you're a bamboo [​IMG]
     
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    This is great, can't wait to try it...hope it connects [​IMG]
     
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    Fuck yeah! This rocks! This is better than most of the commercial games!!! Very good!
     
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    Can't try it cause I don't have Wifi but it sounds like a really nice piece of work and a great idea. Now all we need is national blanket Wifi and we're all set [​IMG] (maps aren't much use if you're miles away from an access point when you need one)

    Nintendo would have trouble retailing something like this cause they don't have content rights to the maps. [​IMG]
     
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    I am absolutely blown away by this program; fantastic work, wow!
     
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    where is the root of my linker?
     
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    For the lulz!
    The root is the main directory. The first folder you see as you double click your disc unit, that's it.
     
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    Does it work with the Nintendo USB Wifi connector?
     
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