Broke Studio 37 Member · Posted March 18, 2020 Share Posted March 18, 2020 Hey there ! This is my very first post here since NintendoAge closed, and I have some pretty cool and exciting news. But first, let me explain what it's all about... (you can skip directly after the pictures to get to the exciting part). For 2 years now I've been working on a WiFi project for the NES, to offer the possibility to make online games (and/or download new content, fix bugs, and so on...) ! First prototype was a module that plugs in the second controller port. You can check it in action in this video (English subtitles available): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK1qEAI-mGE But there were too many limitations, so I decided to move on something more powerful, but also more complex. An NES cartridge, with a WiFi chip on it! That's when the Rainbow project really started. https://twitter.com/Broke_Studio/status/1081955456409657345https://twitter.com/Broke_Studio/status/1084557110413877248https://twitter.com/Broke_Studio/status/1088896001874817024 For many months I kept on working on this project with @RogerBidon, me on the hardware/firmware side, and him on the emulator side. We made a lot of progress, and I'm really proud to share with you the first example project which can be seen as a kind of tutorial for those who may want to take a shot at making an online game for the NES or if you're just curious to see the thing in action. This is a simple chat project using a NodeJS server which also provides a chat webpage to communicate with the NES, and of course a ROM (compiled with cc65 suite) to use in a custom FCEUX build that allows to connect to the server and... chat! The project can be downloaded here: http://brokestudio.fr/rainbow/rainbow-chat.zip There's a README.md file included with all the details on how to install/use it. For windows users, you can download the custom FCEUX build here: http://brokestudio.fr/rainbow/fceux_wifi.zip Or you can clone this repository and build it yourself: https://github.com/sgadrat/fceux (branch rainbow, not master) Of course this is emulation, but the project works perfectly fine with my WiFi prototype board ! Let me know what you think about it, and feel free to ask if you have any question. 4 2 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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