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We have brought back BASIC,a programming language fondly remembered by anyone who programmed computers back in the day. In the golden age of BASIC, it was easy for anyone to write a program. Now we offer you this exact same capability, but this time with the advanced features of the Nintendo DSi™ system. Everyone can easily enjoy creating their own original programs, from those who ever dreamed of being a programmer when they were younger, to the young programmers of today. Many programs are included to ensure that you can fully enjoy using BASIC. The included programs were also written in BASIC, so you can add new features to them in order to enhance your games. You can also take the programs and data you create and convert them to QR codes that can be shared with friends who also have Petit Computer on their Nintendo DSi systems. (Programs included: 12 feature samples,5games, a character picture tool,a background screen creation tool,a graphics tool,and a picture-drawing tool. All programs are saved within the DSiWare data.)
Petit Computer is available on Nintendo DSiWare™ for your Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS™ systems. Many Nintendo DSi features can be accessed by Petit Computer using the BASIC programming language. Fast and colorful sprites, BG screens(screen mode specialized for drawing backgrounds),graphic capabilities, and Touch Screen input are supported by the Nintendo DSi.
Petit Computer comes preloaded with 512 sprites. It also includes 256 BG chips for use in backgrounds. And by changing colors and rotating,the world of possibilities gets even wider. The onscreen keyboard includes a GRAPH key. You can also write easy-to-understand program remarks using REM statements.
You can use MML syntax to simultaneously play an 8-channel melody and trigger 16 sounds at once. The available 128 basic tones (instruments), 68 drums, 8 patterns of PSG(duty cycles), and noise can be freely combined to create the sounds you want. You can also create your own 128 x 64 waveform patterns(steps x hours) and add 32 additional tones that can be used in MML.
Petit Computer comes with features that allow other people to see the programs you create. When you have a friend nearby, you can use your Nintendo DSi's Wireless Communications feature to exchange programs. And when you want to release a program to an even wider audience, you can save it onto an SD Card, load it onto your PC, and then use a browser to convert it into a QR code that lets easily make your work public. These programs can then be loaded onto a Nintendo DSi by using its camera to scan the resulting QR code.
QR Code is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCIROIRATED in JAPAN and other countries.
Start Petit Computer and enter the program.Execute with the RUN command, and then touch the bottom screen to use a simple drawing program.
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