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NDS WinS

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NDS WinS
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General
Author(s)LiraNuna, Papero and Francesco.
TypeOperating system
Version2006Compo
LicenceMixed
Links
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Website
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NDS WinS is an API for the Nintendo Dual Screen. This is a port of the famous GBA WinS first coded by Francesco Napolitano. However NDS WinS is NOT a direct port of GBA WinS.

It simulates Windows in our nds. The application includes several programs, including games like Minesweeper find and very typical of Windows programs such as calculator, organizer.

Previous version WinDS was an entry into the NEO Flash Competition 2005 and ranked 5th.

Features

  • 100% Touch Screen Integration which means :
Drag-able and Resize-able Windows
On-Screen Kb (virtual Keyboard) for easy text editing
Clickable Buttons and other Controls
  • Cool new Application Lunching system – Icons
  • On-Screen Real-Time-Clock
  • Can hold ANY GBA WinS application

User guide

Please note that NDS WinS can run any application coded and compiled correctly using any compiler. The applications at this stage built in and must be pre-compiled with the NDS WinS and WGL (WinS Graphic Library) libraries.

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Applications

Kicker: An application that will allow us to launch our homebrews.

Ztiles: Classic board game.

WinSweeper: The famous minesweeper.

Color Demo: Demo application in various colors

Cippotto: An application that consists of three classic games: Tetris, Pong and Brix.

Organizer: This is a calendar that we can jot down notes.

TipMe: A calculator.

MyWinS: Is an application that emulates "My Computer".

MEDS: A writing system.

Dsudoku: The popular game of Sudoku.

Setting also available where we can change some aspects of how to set configuration mode timeout, the theme color, etc.

Controls

Control everything with stylus.

Compatibility

Tested on: Flashcard R4 Pro with firmware 1.51

SuperCard DSONEi Flashcard with firmware 3.0
Flashcard iPlayer with firmware OS 1.2 V. 1.0.6
Flashcard M3 Real with M3 Sakura firmware 1.41 and firmware 4.6Beta
Flashcard R4 SDHC with firmware 1.26
M3 DS Simply flash card with firmware 1.14

Credits

Francesco Napolitano – for creating the original GBA WinS

Chétic - for great help in beta testing