Console Development

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_mx5_Kris 101 May 16, 2005 at 01:45

With all this hype about the Xbox 360 and yada yada, I thought it would be interesting to research the possibility of Console Development. I theorise it would be possible to take simple computer hardware, make a simple computer then program an Operating System that when a cd is entered, it triggers a program on the CD which runs the game…

Just an Idea i might follow through on as I have some background in OS dev. Any comments?

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Ed_Mack 101 May 16, 2005 at 04:44

For nowaday’s consoles, you’re going to re-write linux/*bsd/whatever. The amount of driver support ect.. would just be too great. You’re better off buying a build-your-own console kit, or just using the PC gaming platform.

Still, there’s nothing stopping you from having a go.

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_mx5_Kris 101 May 16, 2005 at 22:27

Indeed, there isn’t and as for the work load, i will advertise asking for people who are interested in helping…

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Dark_Dragon 101 May 16, 2005 at 22:55

There is an XBOX SDK
Gameboy Advanced (or all?) is in C
thats all i know off the top of my head

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_mx5_Kris 101 May 17, 2005 at 01:39

You see, i am not modifying an existing console, i am developing my own console, taking PC hardware, hopefully finding a way to rewrite a bios and building an OS over the top to run the games…

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Twigstar 101 May 17, 2005 at 05:10

Like with programming, you need a set of beginner tutorials to start you off.

The abov elink is to Andre Lamoths Xgamestation…You’ll want to start on that before fiddling around yourself… :happy:

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_mx5_Kris 101 May 17, 2005 at 22:35

thanks Twigstar, but unfortunately his E-Book is only available thru payment…

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ravuya 101 May 18, 2005 at 00:50
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_mx5_Kris 101 May 18, 2005 at 23:15

thanks guys, i will have a blog detailing my progress soon…

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Ed_Mack 101 May 19, 2005 at 07:20

Cool. Make sure there is an RSS feed :)

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_mx5_Kris 101 May 19, 2005 at 22:11

Will do. Most likely using bblog…. Will you follow its progress?

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_mx5_Kris 101 May 19, 2005 at 22:27

Yep its up at http://kris.fr.funpic.org, please not also that i have a site at www.consoledev.tk that i am starting that will follow console dev and eventually host tutorials…

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Ed_Mack 101 May 20, 2005 at 09:07

Your RSS feed has php errors in it, and I don’t think it has the correct MIME type header.

In the feed:

Warning: Die Funktion ini_set(), welche dein Script nutze, wurde aus Sicherheitsgründen deaktiviert und kann nicht genutzt werden. in /usr/export/www/hosting/kris/bblog/inc/init.php on line 46

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_mx5_Kris 101 May 20, 2005 at 11:20

dammit, its the host… i may need to search up some more free hosting…