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NEO Coding Competitions => NEO Spring Coding Competition 2006 => NEO Compo 2006 => The past Neo Coding Compos => NEO spring coding contest 2006 for NDS APPs => Topic started by: alekmaul on March 18, 2006, 06:51:33 PM

Title: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 18, 2006, 06:51:33 PM
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CODE and EVERYTHING ELSE ;) : alekmaul

To join me, send a mail here : alekmaul@portabledev.com or portablenint@free.fr

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MarcaDS is an arcade emulator.
It use the same principle than Mame but it's not using its code,Mame is too huge
for our little DS :), but it's just my opinion.
To use this emulator, you must have compatibles ROMS with NO COMPRESSION ZIP format.
Do not ask me about ROMS, I don't have them. A search with Google will certainly help
you.

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This version is FOR USE ONLY on MK2 or MK3. It use the special functionnality of the SD
card to store the games.
I have fully tested it on MK2 (thanks Neoflash for it ;) ) with Menu V0.4 and V0.6beta.
Sadly, I can't make it playable with the Menu V0.5, I don't know why.
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How to use:

Unzip MarcaDS.nds in a MARCADS directory in the root directory on your SD / MMC card.
Be careful, the directory MUST BE in the root directory of your SD / MMC card.
Put your arcade roms (ZIP format with NO COMPRESSION option) in this directory too.

That's all, MarcaDS can now be execute :) !

When the emulator starts, press A to pass the two intros and use Up/Down to select game,
then use A to start the game selected.

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Controls (both Player 1 and 2) :
 * Direction pad : the joystick ...
 * A : insert coins :)
 * B : Fire (if the game need it, like Pengo)
 * X : Fire (if the game need it, like Ping Pong)
 * START : start game

(http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/DS/MarcaDSMK2/cap04.jpg) (http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/DS/MarcaDSMK2/cap03.jpg)
(http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/DS/MarcaDSMK2/cap02.jpg) (http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/DS/MarcaDSMK2/cap01.jpg)
(http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/DS/MarcaDSMK2/boxMarcaDS.jpg)
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Alekmaul
alekmaul@portabledev.com
http://www.portabledev.com
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: Dr.neo on March 18, 2006, 10:27:32 PM
i just want to say: i like your project so so so much!
 :-*
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 18, 2006, 10:34:26 PM
Thanks a lot !  :-*
Just remember, it does not work on emulator, just on a real DS with MK2 (or perhaps MK3, I don't have one).
SO, you must use such thing to test it.
regards.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: d-loader on March 20, 2006, 04:21:25 AM
Wow, very nice APP .. I bet you'll win with this one :-*
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: rogerpoco on March 20, 2006, 09:11:08 AM
NEGATIVE:Man,this is tough to set up.
I can't wait till it's a little further along.

POSITIVE:I'm positive that i think you are a genius.

THANKYOU
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 20, 2006, 04:10:14 PM
rogerpoco, the readme file explain everything to setup MarcaDS  8).
If you think something is not very easy , please tell me, I will modify the readme file.
Also, when a rom is launched, it is like on a real hardware, so you must wait a little  ::sm-01::
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: rogerpoco on March 20, 2006, 11:46:04 PM
Thanks,but i think it was just me.
I just get by on a P.C.,and really don't know what i am doing.
My problem was that i had several"split"mame roms.-fixed now.


Thank you for an awesome app.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: rogerpoco on March 21, 2006, 09:56:34 PM
Okay,I am so deeply into the NDS now,that i don't think I'll ever recover.
BUT-The arcades are my first love.
Please continue work on this.Even if all it is,is all it'll ever be(I'm sure it's not,but I'm just sayin')its GREAT.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 21, 2006, 11:32:59 PM
I will continue, be sure  8)
My next challenge will be :
- Sound
- More big graphics game like Black Tiger (i love this one  :-*)

[EDIT]Screenshots attached on first post  8) as request on another topic.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 24, 2006, 04:01:06 AM
Well, hum hum ....
This is not in your dream but only the next release of MarcaDS  ::sm-04::
(http://jmgrd.club.fr/media/DS/MarcaDSMK2/marcads30.jpg)
The first arcade emulator with stylus control for the game  8)
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: rogerpoco on March 24, 2006, 12:34:08 PM
 :o  Oh My.

The only thing that kept me from getting an Arkanoid cabinet as the first in my home collection was that it was only available as a conversion kit(I may be wrong)and I really wanted an original cabinet for my first.
I settled on a 2-player Super-Off Road,with the Track Pack,and am currently trying to figger out if I can put the original game's board in the cabinet,and swap the wiring at-will,but I'm not sure.


Anyway,Wow.

Oh-and my"collection"is still up to one. :)
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 26, 2006, 11:15:56 PM
Of course, if I can post the new version with arkanoid, tell me Dr Neo  ;)
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: Phantom on March 26, 2006, 11:22:48 PM
you can, but we can't use it to judge your entrie.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 27, 2006, 12:03:44 AM
So I will wait the end of the compo to post the new version and also add more games  8)
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: ndsdev on March 29, 2006, 10:27:11 AM
Why not post the new version on your website?   :-\

http://www.portabledev.com/pages/ds/jeuxdev.-perso/marcads.php

- Aaron Rogers
http://www.aaronrogers.com/nintendods/
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 29, 2006, 04:17:23 PM
Because, I am waiting the end of the compo.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: ndsdev on March 29, 2006, 11:18:40 PM
Oh, well it seems that quite a few contestants have already released updated versions of their games/apps via this or their own websites.  I am looking forward to it whenever it comes out.   :D

- Aaron Rogers
http://www.aaronrogers.com/nintendods/
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on March 30, 2006, 02:08:29 AM
Yes, but I don't want to modify judge results with a new version available. I want that they judged me for the compo version, not another one (the version that was avaible BEFORE the end date of the compo).
I think it is not very fairplay to post new versions before compo results , but it is my opinion  8)
Of course, we can talk about new versions but not post them on sites ...
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: ndsdev on April 01, 2006, 09:15:55 AM
Okay, the contest is over...  :P

- Aaron Rogers
http://www.aaronrogers.com/nintendods/
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: Fligeo on April 01, 2006, 01:16:25 PM
Are you waiting so much Arkanoid aaron ??? ???
He will post it this day, but in french zone time, so be patient  ::sm-01::
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on April 02, 2006, 02:04:32 AM
You're right Fligeo, here it is  ::sm-21.gif:::  http://www.portabledev.com/pages/ds/jeuxdev.-perso/marcads.php (http://www.portabledev.com/pages/ds/jeuxdev.-perso/marcads.php)

Nice the brand new smilies  ::sm-29.gif:: !
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: retrohead on April 02, 2006, 05:38:37 AM
This link seems to be dead
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: ndsdev on April 02, 2006, 07:52:22 AM
No, the link's fine.

- Aaron Rogers
http://www.aaronrogers.com/nintendods/
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: retrohead on April 02, 2006, 08:54:59 AM
Indeed it is. It wasn't loading for me in firefox but works in IE. Thanks
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: ndsdev on April 02, 2006, 10:46:17 AM
Works just fine in Firefox, that's all I use.

- Aaron Rogers
http://www.aaronrogers.com/nintendods/
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on April 03, 2006, 12:49:47 AM
I use Firefox 1.5 and IE 6.0. All my site is compatible with these two browsers  ::sm-16.gif::
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: retrohead on April 03, 2006, 04:28:20 PM
Sorry to get you all worried n'all. Its working fine in firefox for me aswell, just restarted my browser. Was a little too hasty to post.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on April 04, 2006, 02:42:03 AM
Nice to see that it is ok now ....
For the news, I am working on highscore saving and sound now  ::sm-29.gif::...
Penguin Kun wars is also now working (with stylus)  ::sm-08.gif::
Some news soon on my website.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: Bong on April 11, 2006, 07:04:08 PM
I can't get it to work...

I'm using v2.6 and if I run MarcaDS.nds it says "No Game Found!" and if I run MarcaDS.ds.gba it only say "Debug mode ON"

I'm using a M3 SD with PassKey2. I have tried both putting the games and executable in MARCADS directory and in the root directory.

The M3 is a chinese version that I have patched with the E15 firmware. The DS is a European version with blue shell.

Any ideas?

FWIW, Frodo works...
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on April 11, 2006, 07:06:51 PM
Do you have created the MARCADS directory in the root directory of the M3 and put MarcaDS.nds in it , with the roms in ZIP format with NO COMPRESSION ?
For the ds.gba version, I will take a look to see why the debug mode is ON.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: Bong on April 11, 2006, 11:35:22 PM
Do you have created the MARCADS directory in the root directory of the M3 and put MarcaDS.nds in it , with the roms in ZIP format with NO COMPRESSION ?

Yep, done that. I have three files in the MARCADS directory: MarcaDS.nds, bombjack.zip & mario.zip.
I downloaded the games and unzipped the files, checked that all the files are there compared to gamelist.txt and then I right clicked the files and choosed "Add to archive.." and added the files in WinRAR to a zip-format archive with compression method "Store" (=no compression).

The SD-card is formatted with FAT-32 and I have labelled it.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on April 12, 2006, 02:54:46 AM
well, no one tell me such problem ::sm-04::.
Please, send a PM with your email adress, I will make a special debug version with some information about the zip file scanning and send it to you.
Title: Re: contest: NDS APP - MarcaDS Arcade Emulator - By: AlekMaul
Post by: alekmaul on April 12, 2006, 02:53:48 PM
I've got your PM bong.
I will make a debug version this week.
As the compo is finished, please, for the next tests and releases, use my forum : http://www.portabledev.com/punbb/viewforum.php?id=15.
It is a forum exclusively reserved for MarcaDS  ::sm-29.gif::