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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 05:52:06 pm »
It might take a couple minutes since you have to line up the image each time. Also, I think there's a way you can group multiple files into one set of QR codes.

Also, a little more info on memory:
You can have up to 2048 named variables/arrays, and up to 262144 total array elements. You can also store up to 4096 total non-empty strings (up to 256 characters long) in variables or string arrays at a time. More strings can be used if defined as DATA in the program and then loaded into variables.
Ok thanks for the info.

Also what's the color depth? Can for example 256 colors be displayed at once?

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2012, 06:16:46 pm »
It might take a couple minutes since you have to line up the image each time. Also, I think there's a way you can group multiple files into one set of QR codes.

Also, a little more info on memory:
You can have up to 2048 named variables/arrays, and up to 262144 total array elements. You can also store up to 4096 total non-empty strings (up to 256 characters long) in variables or string arrays at a time. More strings can be used if defined as DATA in the program and then loaded into variables.
Ok thanks for the info.

Also what's the color depth? Can for example 256 colors be displayed at once?
256 colors can be displayed on the fullscreen pixel buffers, for tilemaps you can choose from 16 palettes of 15 colors+transparency for each tile, and for sprites you have another 16 palettes of 15 colors+transparency. You can edit the palettes to your liking, and save your palettes to files.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2012, 08:44:04 pm »
Cool to hear. 16 color per tile is OK I think considering how small they are, but can we use 16 different colors per tile or do you have to use those 16 for the entire map?

Also is there a tilemap editor? Otherwise for anybody using something else than strings with a width that is the same as the amount of characters allowed in one screen row, map editing will be a major PITA.

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2012, 09:37:03 pm »
Yeah, one of the programs bundled is a tilemap editor, another one is a tile editor. And I'm not sure for the palettes, I'll look at this.

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2012, 09:38:53 pm »
It's 15 colors (plus transparency) per tile, not across the map. There are 16 different palettes you can use across the entire map, 15 colors each. And yeah, it includes a map editor and tile editor (both written in BASIC, actually)
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2012, 03:22:25 am »
And how do we produce said QR codes?
You'll have to save the files to your SD card and then use the online converter at http://www.petitcomputer.com/.

is there some reason that you can't just send the files themselves to people?

and this sounds pretty fantastic; i'm tempted to get a ds for it alone. =D

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2012, 03:46:00 am »
@Shmibs:O_o
I'd like to download it, but I doubt I'll have much time to mess with it. Sounds like a pretty cool program none the less. =)

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2012, 04:03:10 am »
Can't the QR codes be printed on paper or displayed on the screen so people scan them using their DS cam? Wouldn't that make the programs easy to send?

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2012, 04:07:19 am »
Yeah, that's the point, actually.

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2012, 04:10:47 am »
Oh wait I misread Calc84maniac's comment. Nevermind lol. Thought there was no way to transfer the QR codes elsewhere

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2012, 06:26:23 am »
Sounds interesting, but since it costs 800 points I'm probably not going to get this.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2012, 10:56:44 am »
And how do we produce said QR codes?
You'll have to save the files to your SD card and then use the online converter at http://www.petitcomputer.com/.

is there some reason that you can't just send the files themselves to people?

and this sounds pretty fantastic; i'm tempted to get a ds for it alone. =D
You can send files directly over DS local wireless connection, but there's no way to import files from an SD card unfortunately :(
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2012, 11:34:58 am »
Also, is there any restriction to keep your game online in their store, if any? For example, does the game need to be extremely good and Nintendo approve it or can anything get in?

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2012, 12:00:13 pm »
Also, is there any restriction to keep your game online in their store, if any? For example, does the game need to be extremely good and Nintendo approve it or can anything get in?
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2012, 01:54:08 pm »
Are you talking about DSiWare games in general? I think you have to be an approved developer to get a devkit and Nintendo has to approve your game. As for games you make yourself in Petit Computer as an end user, those don't go on the online store.
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