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Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Boy12, Sep 16, 2013.
Like the titel say's, what's the first DS homebrew ever made when it got possible?
Darkfader [http://www.darkfader.net] claims the above to be the first homebrew code run on the DS. Basically it was a PassMe device which patched some text in Metroid. There is a little more info here: http://www.darkfader.net/ds/ (scarce documentation).
Hmm, the first link appears to be broken :-/
Anyway, thank's for the answer!
The DS is my all time favorite console (due to so many memories about my 7 year old self playing on my DS :").
I really hope that when the 3DS gets a homebrew scene, it will be just as big as with it was with the Nintendo DS!
That is some serious hope. We already saw much of the DS homebrew scene evaporate when the iphone was still fumbling its way to usefulness and it was all but dormant by the time android took over.
Well, you're right about that...
But yeah, you never know what will happen, maybe it will explode, maybe it will stay silence.
Thinking about it, maybe it won't be as popular as it used to be.
When then the DS was fully opened up, homebrew was so popular because of all the new features the system introduced, which at the time, where pretty impressive. So yeah, i think you're right. What i do think is, is that it won't be so quiet like the DS right now, let's face the fact; it's only a matter of time before 3DS homebrew get's possible (from what i read), and the DS is now in it's twilight years, so when 3DS homebrew gets available, you can assume that the DS will be pretty much dead (which it probaly is by now, except for the new lolSnes emulator).
Yeah, a lot of people just don't understand the concept that homebrew on game systems was partially so big because there weren't many alternatives. But now there's mobile systems that you can code for and share your work with, and even profit off it, without having to hack them or play a cat and mouse game, and other people already developed the loaders and libraries, etc.
To be fair there was paid/shareware homebrew as far back as the GBA -- the rather nice bookreader was shareware/paid registration ( http://web.archive.org/web/20130719123449/http://www.mqp.com/fun/gb_reg.htm ) and technically the meteo codec was paid (though most people only ever saw the translated version), some of the libraries had homebrew/open source and paid commercial options (some of the audio stuff even being seen in a few commercial games -- http://knzl.de/krawall/ ) and there is the "emulator author gone paid dev" route. Obviously I am not about to try disputing anything you said though.
Hmm Thewaybackmachine... Is the site gone or selled to another owner?
Wait it seems archive.org and the underlying structure messed me up, the original link was http://bookreader.co.uk/ and the original wayback machine link I meant to have up was http://web.archive.org/web/20070202200343/http://www.bookreader.co.uk/
It went a couple of years ago it seems, it stuck around for quite a while but I was either cleaning out my bookmarks or was looking for an example when someone wanted a GBA bookreader and saw it was gone. Looking at it now though it might just be a DNS issue as the site looked like it was some form of shared host.
Ok, thank's for the info
Sorry, first link should have "www." as well. Fixed now. There's not a whole lot on darkfader's site in general tbh.
On a side note, darkfader was also the first to create and release a bricker for the DS (disguised as a ROM loader and released privately on IRC, then shared publicly by someone else I think).
Oh yeah ,the bricker, i believe i read about it some time ago.
Didn't he at some time say he was sorry or something?
Can't really remember.
GBAtemp thread from the time
This was not the longest after the Gabsharky fake virus either http://gbatemp.net/threads/gabsharky.19810/
Yeah, his page has a file called "ppflash.zip" which contains details and software for flashing a DS using the parallel port of a computer (and some soldering), for recovering in case of bricks.
Actually the issue was and still is the ] in your link.
LOL DarkFader...original douchebag of the Taihen.nds bricker...hehe..good times
Wasn't it partially thanks to DarkFader that Flashme came into being?
The link is working perfectly fine now. (And was at the time you posted this). Obviously the quoted link is still broken, but the link in my original post works.