How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

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How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby Toolshrink » November 4th, 2017, 08:34

Of course there is coding involved and all, but what language and how is one supposed to go about doing it? Where do I start? ;)

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Re: How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby Wa » November 5th, 2017, 14:56

You'll have to use assembler for full power. If you download the dev version of the emulator here (windev or linux32dev, as appropriate) there are documents on how to program included. I don't think there's an outright tutorial but there's a lot of library support for making it easier.

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Re: How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby Toolshrink » November 6th, 2017, 06:30

Thanks! How long/complicated is it to make something simple though? Have you made anything before?

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Re: How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby Wa » November 13th, 2017, 22:34

It will take a lot of learning. I think it took me about a week to make pong, though? It was a long time ago. It was a very simple game with sprites/tiles, a start screen, some movement (it's in the site downloads). No sound or saving or anything particularly complex. I was hoping to do IR but lost the code and don't care.

If you have existing knowledge of assembly you'll be well off. If not, you should at least have existing knowledge of regular programming first, particularly C. JustBurn implemented a few C-like macros or w/e for the assembler which should help make things a bit easier.

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Re: How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby Toolshrink » November 14th, 2017, 04:40

Wow! thanks! Maybe I'll create something one day as well! :lol:

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Re: How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby zoranc » November 14th, 2017, 13:09

Keep an eye at this forum every now and then in a few months there might be much better ways to develop for the thing. Learn C if you don't know it. And every knowledge of the low level programming you get meanwhile won't go for a waste! ;)

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Re: How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby Toolshrink » November 15th, 2017, 05:17

Amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Where is the best place to learn C ?

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Re: How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby zoranc » November 15th, 2017, 13:22

Depends on your attitude, time and budget. It may range from reading in the net to getting a formal education. My personal preference is reading books. This link seems to have a few good ones: https://www.programiz.com/c-programming

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Re: How do you develop software for the Pokemon Mini?

Postby Toolshrink » November 16th, 2017, 05:17

Wow thanks I'll definitely try this! :D


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