Monty 3DS

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Monty
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General
AuthorObsidianX
Last Updated2016/04/24
TypeOther Apps
Version0.9.1
LicenseMIT License
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Monty3DS is a port of MicroPython to the 3DS. It can run in one of three ways: with arguments via HBL (for a common Python binary), via NetLoad using a slightly modified FalconPunch (FBI), or you can package it up into a CIA for home screen installation.

Note from developer:

MicroPython is a limited Python interpreter designed for microcontrollers, which can be a bit lacking (threading, for example), still there are several wrappers for 3DS libraries you can play with out of the box such as ctru/sf2d/sftd and a new zipfs library that is written specifically for Monty which lets you mount uncompressed zip files as filesystems.

Installation

Release contains the following:

  • monty_args - Runs Python scripts via Homebrew Launcher shortcuts.
  • monty_netload - Load Python applications over the network like 3dslink or FBI's net loader.
  • monty_romfs - Make your own Python CIA with this ROMFS starter pack.

User guide

MicroPython doesn't didn't have a threading concept so you can't create threads from "import threading". threading in C to load JPEG/PNG files, but Python needs to poll the loader thread to see if it can use the image yet (example).

Credits

Netload code based on FBI (steveice10) and FalconPunch (blockfeed).

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