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jeroeness (OP)

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test native OD applications on Windows without GCW-Zero
« on: July 16, 2013, 11:20:11 pm »
Hi All,

I've seen the kickstarter of the GCW-Zero in Januari, and I would love to have one. But I was to late to order it from the kickstarter :/. So I'll order one when its available for the general public. Currently waiting for dragonbox.de to sell gcw's.

I love programming (especially small but addictive games) and want to give programming for OpenDingux(OD) a try (I was waiting for to Gcw before actually start programming for it, I gave up waiting). I am a windows user, so I installed Cygwin and the OD toolchain (where this thread and this wiki page were very useful).

I followed the steps in the wiki, and I came to a point where I require a device to test the toolchain. (see the OpenDingux:Development page). I don't have a GCW yet. :/


So my question is: Is there a way to run a DGE file on windows? In this video a (ported) OD game is executed on a Linux OS computer (I dont know if its an OD emulator or DGE emulator - Zear Submitted the video so he would be able to answer this question). What is the emulator called and can I run it on windows (Maybe via a virtual machine)?

Sorry if this question is already asked, I couldn't find an answer by searching through this forum, googling or reading the OD:FAQ or OD:Development wiki pages.

Surkow

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Re: test native OD applications on Windows without GCW-Zero
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 11:33:37 pm »
We will soon release a public Qemu image that will allow you to test programs in a MIPS simulator (no GPU though). You will be able to debug on it via telnet and use ftp to transfer files (like on a real device).

jeroeness (OP)

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Re: test native OD applications on Windows without GCW-Zero
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 12:12:21 am »
Sounds great! When can I expect it to be available for use? Is there a page where I can see it's progress.  A Documentation would also be appreciated.

I can't develop until I can use the Image... Are there alternatives until Qemu is released?

Surkow

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Re: test native OD applications on Windows without GCW-Zero
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 01:04:45 am »
You can develop without it. Cross complication should be easy if you stick to SDL, C/C++. Python is also supported. Documentation will soon be available on the main GCW Zero website.

jeroeness (OP)

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Re: test native OD applications on Windows without GCW-Zero
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 01:17:35 am »
I'll program in C/C++.

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You can develop without it. Cross complication should be easy if you stick to SDL, C/C++.

Are you saying that Linux has compilers which can compile to windows binaries .exe files? link?

Btw I'm off to bed now...

EDIT:
I misunderstood you there, I guess I have to wait then for Qemu image to be released.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 11:15:30 am by jeroeness »

zear

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Re: test native OD applications on Windows without GCW-Zero
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 07:58:32 am »
In this video a (ported) OD game is executed on a Linux OS computer (I dont know if its an OD emulator or DGE emulator - Zear Submitted the video so he would be able to answer this question).
Don't let the similarities fool you. The Duke Nukem 3D (eduke32) on the PC screen is running natively, not via some form of a GCW emulator. And while you could simply recompile a GCW port onto X86 to achieve this effect, in this case it is the other way out - the game originally ran on x86 and was then ported by me to the GCW.

Duke Nukem 3D allows you to switch the camera in coop mode to see through the eyes of the other players, so this might look like I'm controlling the PC game with my GCW, but it's not the case :)

 

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