Happy DS Lite day! Did anyone buy one? I've already decided I will, since the games are probably fine and it looks like way too much fun to develop on. It has two *different* ARM processors running in parallel (:D :D :D) and it just looks like there's so much good stuff in there
. The homebrew devkit even has a 3D "video API vaguely similar to OpenGL" :)
You have to buy some extra hardware to run your own programs. I did some research this morning, and it looks like the best combination would be:
- Passcard-3 to bypass authentication. Despite the "pass" in the name, it doesn't seem to require a real game to pass through!
- EZ4 Lite micro-SD adapter. It's supposed to be small enough not to stick out, and may be released next week.
- A micro-SD card. I don't care about what kind of card it is, since I have to buy a new one anyway.
I just hope those two will be compatible with each other, and it's not a big drain on the battery or anything. I'd rather avoid flashing the firmware if I can, at least when I first get it.
Update: Thanks to myth for pointing out that SD adapters are not very well supported in the homebrew community yet. It looks like for the present time, I'll get a SuperCard and hope that down the road SD cards become better supported.