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Title: Solarus Engine on Nintendo Switch
Post by: carstene1ns on April 15, 2018, 07:22:16 pm
Hi, has been quite some time, but I am back again.
Just letting you know that the engine runs on Nintendo Switch (homebrew):
https://youtu.be/-y7kXOmZ5wQ (https://youtu.be/-y7kXOmZ5wQ)

More information is also available on the gbatemp thread linked from the video description (not sure if I am allowed to link this here).

Same stuff like on the Wii version applies: May have some rough edges.
Title: Re: Solarus Engine on Nintendo Switch
Post by: Neovyse on April 19, 2018, 05:00:28 pm
Cool !
We were talkin about making a crowdfunding someday to buy a Switch dev kit and port Solarus to Switch, in an 'official' way (not homebrew). If we do that someday, we will need your help  ;)
Title: Re: Solarus Engine on Nintendo Switch
Post by: Max on April 19, 2018, 11:44:46 pm
Does an official Dev kit mean we'd be able to put our games up in the switch shop? I'd definitely be into donating to a crowdfunding thing for that!
Title: Re: Solarus Engine on Nintendo Switch
Post by: Neovyse on April 20, 2018, 05:51:35 pm
Yes that's basically the idea ! But I don't know how this work. Moreover, Nintendo has to approve.
Title: Re: Solarus Engine on Nintendo Switch
Post by: MetalZelda on April 22, 2018, 01:55:23 pm
I like how it's done, but is it only limited to Mystery of Solarus DX currently ?
Can't test it currently because homebrewing my Switch isn't my priority now

I do wonder if this could run on a 3DS
Title: Re: Solarus Engine on Nintendo Switch
Post by: carstene1ns on April 23, 2018, 09:52:35 pm
Well, zsdx is the main game, so it was only natural to showcase it.
However, every game can run with slight modifications. Unfortunately most games do not properly support joysticks.

About 3DS: Currently not on homebrew, as there is no active/working SDL2 port.
However, with the official SDK, sure. I have read that you can actually get that for free or something.