Hi everyone… Another newbie question, so apologies if this has been asked several times already. After a lot of procrastinating I finally got an Arduboy to join the Tetris card I bought awhile back. I’m looking forward to trying out a lot of the community games out there, but I’m wondering if anyone could post or direct me to a post discussing what people think are the best Arduboy games out there which I should try out first. I get the impression that Arduventure gets a lot of points, but that’s the SE version of Arduboy that I bought, so I already have that one. What should I try next?
FYI, I enjoy traditional arcade games and old school console games best, so anything fitting that description usually works for me.
As a total aside, is there anything else that the Arduboy can do well besides games? I realize that options are limited, but curious if anyone has developed other types of programs to use on the platform to check out.
My favourite list:
-Arduminer (when finished is gonna be gr8)
-Circuit Dude (you can save your progression and ,play for two minutes and turn off)
-Omega Horizon (Metrooooid)
-TeamArg games (all are extremely well crafted)
-Dark and Under (gotta do a loong run or learn to program)
-Arduventure (next month)
I don’t know if this is a taboo subject in this forum, but is the Arduboy capable of running an emulator of some sort, or is that just way beyond its technical abilities? IDK what systems would even be worth considering, given the display and technical limitations, but it would be curious to see what it is able to handle. Something like one of the earliest black/white arcade games or old handheld games like those listed here: http://www.handheldmuseum.com/
I wish I wasn’t such a dummy when it comes to programming or I’d try my hand at something fun like that…
Apparently some handhelds and game & watch games have been successfully emulated for browsers using flash… Again, I don’t know anything about this stuff and I can only guess that emulating anything would be unrealistic, but something like this would be interesting.
that’s really cool, Scott… I probably wouldn’t use stuff like that myself, but it’s great to see what people can do with it. Again, I’m a dummy and totally new to arduino and any programming, but I’m hoping to learn a bit through this group. Thanks for the reply!
It could emulate something, but that something would have to be quite slow or simple.
Emulation isn’t exactly taboo, technically the illegality of emulation comes more from the ROMs themselves than the emulator (because of copy protection laws), and it also depends on the platform being emulated (a commercial games console would be more of an issue than a graphing calculator, for both legal and technical reasons).
Something like a Chip8 emulator would be completely fine (I think we might have one of those somewhere).
The only way to know how is to learn.
Time and effort go a long way - back in 2011/2012 I couldn’t tell RAM from a CPU and had never written a line of code, and now I sit here helping other people learn to program.
You never know until you try.
All you need is a Pi Zero and find a 3D printer:
@ThaddeusSM Turn that second link into https://community.arduboy.com/t/under-attack-simple-tower-defense/5303 and it’ll go to the main post instead of linking to a random comment. The /10 at the end directs it to post 10.
I’m not surprised.
It really depends on the company involved.
Some are harsh, some are laissez faire.
I’m convinced no amount of throwing the book at people would ever stop emulators being made, but some companies will do that either as a show of power or a means of making profit. Others will, as you say, use the code for an existing emulator if the licence suits their purposes, and others will just ignore the practice altogether.