Classic console development kits, samples (Nintendo, Sega, Atari, Neo Geo, etc.)

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  1. smccd

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    Hello,

    Over the past year, I have been gathering dev kits for classic consoles from around the net, fixing them up to get them in a working state, and then wrote small game samples for each. The samples will compile out of the box.
    You can find them at

    http://sebastianmihai.com/ccd

    I am currently up to 14 different systems.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. lennard

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    Neat site, I can't imagine how you have the energy. Lots of memories in those boxes including my first computer, the mighty ZX81!
     
  3. electronicStar

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    very nice, bookmarked.
     
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    Awww, no MSX?

    I loved the idea! Really nice seeing all those old platforms in one place :)

    And since you ask for devkits... I've done one: you code in Pascal, on a Windows IDE (even with code highlight) and it's easy to install/setup (but it doesn't work in 64-bit machines, since the MSX crosscompiler - which I didn't made - won't run). You can get "MSXPad" here: http://www.icongames.com.br/msxfiles/util-en.htm

    On that page you have also a small tutorial, telling how to convert pictures and to code small samples. Also, I have a small penalty shootout game, open source, made with it: http://www.icongames.com.br/msxfiles/mpenal/index.htm

    To see how far you can go with Pascal on a very old machine - Take a look at this other game I've made (not freeware though): http://www.icongames.com.br/msxfiles/profan/indexe.htm
     
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    I may take a look at the MSX one. I'm currently busy with a Neo Geo Pocket Color game.

    However, I tend to stay away from computers, with the exception of the beloved Spectrum :) Thank you for the links!
     
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    I have just added a new homebrew game on Neo Geo Pocket Color (NGPC). The game is called NGCollector, and it simulates the life of a Neo Geo collector! :)

    Read more about it at http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=63
     
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    This is nice for those who like retroceding in this old machines :).

    Although personally the only old machine I owned that was not a PC is a Spectrum+ that I never coded in anything else than BASIC. Although I tried some assembly for fun recently :p.
     
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    my first home computer was a Commodore 64, oh, those wonderful tapes :)
     
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    That's pretty impressive. I know of another SNES development kit, but it uses ASM for most of the code. I noticed your SNES kit, uses mostly C code.
     
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    Atari cartridge. *sigh* I bought Mario Tennis Open for 3DS at GameStop today and the cashier told me there was currently a special bonus for trading in used games and I said, "I never trade my old games. I still have my Atari cartridges from the early 80s."
     
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    That's awesome!
    However, he probably meant PS2-old, not Atari-old :)
     
  14. smccd

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    Hey guys,

    While I normally develop for older consoles, this time I came up with a trading game on Windows (using XNA). The game is called Gold of the Kingdoms, and in it, the player attempts to make a profit and ultimately gain influence over all kingdoms of the realm. Random events can occur, and the caravan can be upgraded.

    You can find it here:
    http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=94&n=Gold-of-the-Kingdoms-an-XNA-C-homebrew-game

    Also, here's a screenshot:
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    Hey guys,

    It's been a few years, but I've added many more projects (including source code and SDKs) to http://sebastianmihai.com/ccd/ . I think the number of different platforms is now over 30, including Sega, Nintendo, Atari, and other more obscure ones like WonderSwan, etc. :)
     

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