Ikachan DS homebrew (release)

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Sep 29, 2020 at 2:23 AM
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Ikachan for DS
the port no one asked for
"Endorsed" by Pixel!

Additional Notes
You can press Select to swap screens.
When saving, it will write Ika.rec to the root of the SD card.
Thanks to
Cucky - decompilation, font code, optimized MakePiyoPiyoObject, fopen.c
phoenixj - English translation
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Sep 29, 2020 at 3:59 AM
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I never knew I even wanted this. Excellent work!
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Sep 29, 2020 at 12:42 PM
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This is so cool, thank you for making this!
Sep 29, 2020 at 5:46 PM
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Hello my name's CuckyDev I'm the producer for Ikachan on Nintendo DS.
Oct 13, 2020 at 11:16 PM
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This is sick Rain!
(Also thank god, no more using Citra)
Oct 14, 2020 at 12:50 AM
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For a nerd like me that likes the technical side of things, could you post a write-up of how this port was made? Stuff like what portability issues there were and how you overcame them, what the homebrew devkit and APIs are like, what changes had to be made to the game to get it to work well on a DS, etc. I've never ported anything to such a low-end device before, so it would be interesting to hear about.

But yeah, a port like this is really cool to see - especially one to such an exotic platform. When I heard Ikachan was being decompiled, I was honestly expecting a Linux port at best.
Oct 14, 2020 at 4:17 AM
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this is awesome! thanks for making it
Nov 5, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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This reminds me of the Cave Story DSi port in some ways and I kinda like that.
Jul 24, 2022 at 9:37 PM
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Sep 30, 2023 at 4:24 AM
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omg I've wanted this for so long