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Title: Playing Gameboy Games on Thumby
Post by: Inkbox on January 13, 2022, 03:29:31 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FI_wAivUYAMjAVy?format=jpg&name=large)

I've worked on this for a few days now and I think it's ready to release to the public. I wrote a program that lets the Thumby play Gameboy games that you can use online here: https://notin.tokyo/gameboy (https://notin.tokyo/gameboy)  or you can download the python version here: https://github.com/InkboxSoftware/Thumboy (https://github.com/InkboxSoftware/Thumboy). But if you want to check out how I built the program and understand more of the backend of how it works then check out this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MuQfzmPXts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MuQfzmPXts)

Anyways I'd love to see if anyone gets some enjoyment from this. I don't think it is really feasible to play whole games on the Thumby, but I like the novelty of being able to play Gameboy games on it. 
Title: Re: Playing Gameboy Games on Thumby
Post by: lennevia on January 13, 2022, 05:11:31 PM
This is awesome!
Title: Re: Playing Gameboy Games on Thumby
Post by: DedSecAffiliate on January 18, 2022, 03:34:36 PM
This is incredible. I was a bit disappointed that the emulator wasn't running natively on the Thumby, but after watching the video I can hardly blame you for doing things the way you did. Perhaps another person will eventually come along and code a Gameboy emulator in MicroPython without all the libraries, but we shall have to wait and see. Either way, I'm very impressed.
Title: Re: Playing Gameboy Games on Thumby
Post by: Timendus on January 23, 2022, 04:58:32 PM
Really cool project! If only the display was a bit higher resolution, I think it could probably be done. Not in MicroPython, but a Gameboy emulator is probably doable on the platform in C?