Graphos DS

by snout on 29-12-2005, 01:09
Topic: Development
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Ricardo Bittencourt has just released Graphos DS, a graphics editor for the TMS9128 video chip, as used in the MSX1, Colecovision and Sega SG-1000. In essence, this editor allows you to draw graphics for the MSX on a Nintendo DS, showing a preview of the graphics you're creating in the upper screen, and a zoomed edit screen on the lower screen. On the Graphos DS website you can find out more about this editor and download both Graphos DS and its source code.

Relevant link: Graphos DS website

Comments (9)

By ro

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29-12-2005, 07:57

funny as hell. no really. (no offence, no really)
700km.com.br/mundobizarro/graphosds.3.jpg

By konamiman

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29-12-2005, 10:08

You will need the two itens below to run Graphos DS:

* An Nintendo DS system unlocked to run homebrew code.
* A GBA flash cart with at least 64kb of SRAM.

How can the NDS be unlocked? And where are these flash carts sold?

By ricbit

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29-12-2005, 14:00

To unlock an NDS, there are three methods. You could buy a dongle called PassMe, you could buy a Wi-Fi card with chipset RT2500, compatible with NDS, or your could overwrite the firmware of the NDS. The firmware method is by far the best.
Cheap flashcarts for GBA/NDS can be bought at http://www.supercard.cn/eng/ , check for local resellers in your area. This supercard adds CF or SD card support to NDS.

By Samor

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29-12-2005, 14:33

any chance for GBAMP support?

By Samor

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29-12-2005, 14:47

for ds unlocking: you need either wifime or passme first, before you can flash your NDS with flashme.
passme is an adapter you put in the nds; wifime works with certain wireless network cards; I was lucky and already had the right wireless adapter.
I bought the GBA Movie Player (similar to the supercard, it supports CF cards and is cheaper, but it has no sram, so Graphos probably doesn't work on it in its current version), and first flashed that (http://www.geocities.com/chishm1/gbamp/index.html)
Now, I could boot the GBAMP in DS mode with wifime (http://wiki.fok.nl/index.php/Wireless_Multiboot).
I then got flashme (http://ds.gcdev.com/dsfirmware/), and booted that from the GBAMP using Wifime. Be sure to read all the instructions well and you should be able to flash the ds.
After that you don't need passme/wifime anymore to boot from the GBA cart slot in DS mode.
Now, get a multibootloader, like http://mightymax.org/gbamp_multiboot.html (don't know if it works on supercard, though) and you can run lots of homebrew stuff from the GBA slot (works for fmsxDS as well, for example).

By ricbit

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29-12-2005, 15:07

I already have a Supercard/GBAMP version working, however I didn't have the time to write a proper file browser for loading .grp screens. Probably in a month or two the supercard version will be released.

By Samor

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29-12-2005, 17:05

great news Smile

By anonymous

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03-05-2006, 18:44

I will try Graphos DS in a few days. What about a SuperCard SD version?Tongue

By ricbit

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05-05-2006, 05:05

Let me finish sprite support first Smile