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How can I interpret NSF (Nintendo Sound Format) data as audio?

First, I'm not asking about details regarding the layout and format of an NSF file. The original spec (see here) covers most of the information that I need regarding finding the data associated with ...
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Do I need the dev kit in order to release for Wii U?

In nintendo's developper website I found this quote. Q: How much does it cost to develop on Wii U? It’s free of charge to participate in the program and to submit games to Nintendo for ...
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Game Programming Gems series still of value? [closed]

Former Nintendo dev Mark DeLoura wrote a series of books called "Game Programming Gems". (http://www.satori.org/game-programming-gems/) Do these books still contain valuable concepts, considering ...
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What language were early Nintendo games coded in? [duplicate]

I find this a fascinating subject, but I've always wanted to know what language the 8 bit and 16 bit Nintendo games were coded in. Was C++ around during that time, or did they use a different ...
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How to write “Hello World” for N64 purely from scratch?

As an experiment I want to code a "Hello World" program for N64 using only assembly code, using no headers, tools, helper files, etc. I just want to write the assembly code bare bones from absolute ...
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Nintendo 3DS copy protection

I bought an old second-hand Nintendo DS game from a used game shop and my 3DS wouldn't play it. I exchanged it and the shop said it was probably a forged cartridge. I did a bit of research and ...
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Using NDSLib, how to configure video modes to both print text and draw bitmaps on both screens?

In a NDS application, i'd like print text and draw bitmaps on both top and bottom screens. I have been able to setup code to either draw bitmaps or just print text to console. If I try to enable ...
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Is it still possible to develop for gamecube? [closed]

I know the Nintendo gamecube is outdated, but it still one of my favorite systems. Is there any way to still develop games for it? What software would I need? What are the programming languages ...
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Reading the memory of a N64

I'm looking for a way to read the memory of a N64, while the game is running, in real time. I have a c# program which hooks into the memory of a running emulator and tracks SSB64 stats. I want to do ...
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Pokemon Battle System A.I

For my newest project, a Pokemon fan-edition, I need to collect much information on the game mechanics. So I need to know a few things about the A.I. implemented in the games. For the sake if ...
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It is possible to use Pokemon images in a game? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use Pokemon images, names, elements in a game I would like to make? Are they still copyrighted, patented, would I get sued? (Maybe their rights have expired by now, is what I am ...
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What would come with Nintendo's DS SDK?

Presumably a development machine for sure, but would it contain any sort of editor (of any kind)? Or are there any editors in existence that work with the SDK that are commercially available?
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How does one obtain an official Nintendo development SDK?

I've seen before a topic here asking if there is any significant differences between using PALib or Nintendo's Nitro SDK... and that got me curious: what does it take to obtain the official SDK ?
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Platform for DS/Gameboy Dev - Managed Memory, Tools, and Unit Testing

I'm interested in dabbling in Nintendo DS, 3DS, or GBA development. I would like to know what my (legal) options for development tools and IDEs are. In particular, I would not consider moving in this ...
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How did LoZ: A Link to the Past handle sub-tile collisions?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past is rendered with 16×16 tiles. How did they implement collision with tiles where only a quarter or half is occupied? You can see such tiles in the cliff corners ...
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SNES Bung Game Doctor, add RAM retention modification (battery backup) [closed]

Firstly I'd like to say that this doesn't seem like the right "forum" for this question as it actually doesn't relate directly to the development of games. As this is my first post on 'game ...
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What options are there for developing on the Nintendo platforms?

I know of Wario Ware DIY but is this the only option?