ScummVM and Nintendo DS? I say a match made in heaven!!!

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Do you think there should be a DS touch-screen version of ScummVM

Yes
6
55%
No
1
9%
Dont give a flying fark
4
36%
 
Total votes: 11

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ScummVM and Nintendo DS? I say a match made in heaven!!!

Post by tindoggy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:46 pm

Is there any chance of a release of scumm vm on the nintendo DS. Surely with the stylas replacing the old point n' click cursor drag of these classic yet dated games, the match up would be grand. Why use a cursor when you can use your finger. The top screen could even serve as the menu where the text is held and the action buttons, the D-pad could be used to select text and objects. So how long do you think it will take?

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Post by glokidd » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:00 pm

actually there is an unofficial port for DS, a google search should help you find it, also there has been official ports for palmOS, pocketpc, and windows moble that use the stylus for quite some time. you will need additional hardware to run the ds version of scummvm, but as of yet this port is unofficial and unsupported by this forum. Google will help you find the right venue to ask for help.

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Post by clem » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:05 pm

why exactly isn't that DS port "official" anyways? can't be more legally problematic like the PS2 or PSP versions imo

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Post by Adventureguy » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:28 am

clem wrote:why exactly isn't that DS port "official" anyways?
I think it's because you have to put all the game files into a zip-folder to get it working on the Nintendo DS. And the FAQ says, the ScummVM-team doesn't want to add a support for zipfiles. Read this. And this also.
So there, the Nintendo DS port is unofficial because it stands out by using zipfiles.
But I don't know how I would get this working since I don't have a Nintendo DS. But maybe I think about buying me a PocketPC soon.

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Post by sev » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:32 am

No, that's not the reason. I'm already in contact with DS porter for a while. Zip containers aren't only technology which could be used there. Neil already working towards proper merging. Stay tuned and watch scummvm-devel mailing list.


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Re: ScummVM and Nintendo DS? I say a match made in heaven!!!

Post by sev » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:34 am

tindoggy wrote:Is there any chance of a release of scumm vm on the nintendo DS.
Anyway, what were your intentions to create this poll? If we'd get 1000 votes for it what would change? Or are you going to work on the port? Then go help Neil. Maybe you want to contribute couple DSes for the Team members to speed up porting?


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Post by clem » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:44 am

/me starts a poll "should clem get a girlfriend?" then - I hope you all vote :-)

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Post by tindoggy » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:16 am

Ok, thanks for that guys, much appreciated. I can’t use it yet but the unofficial one sounds pretty nifty. I'm waiting to get a DS Lite so I will try it out then, I hope It works. Plus zip would make it easier...

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Post by Jimbob » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:38 am

tindoggy wrote:Ok, thanks for that guys, much appreciated. I can’t use it yet but the unofficial one sounds pretty nifty. I'm waiting to get a DS Lite so I will try it out then, I hope It works. Plus zip would make it easier...
How would zip files make it easier? You still have to copy the original files off the CD's and then an additional step of zipping them....

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Post by joachimeberhard » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:45 am

clem wrote:/me starts a poll "should clem get a girlfriend?" then - I hope you all vote :-)
And what would it help if we said "Yes" ? :wink: :wink:

We're all guys, remember? :wink: :wink:

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Post by clem » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:30 am

joachimeberhard wrote:And what would it help if we said "Yes" ? :wink: :wink:
exactly my point :-)
but maybe you got a younger sister or something, heh

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Post by sev » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:47 pm

One main important thing which some folks fail to understand is that zip there used as a container. I.e. the port doesn't support zips with compression, only uncompressed ones.


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