Since I had some trouble finding all the tools, here is a quick “Getting started” guide for programming on the NDS (in verie good Engels).
Tools you need
- DevKitPro [ Download ]
- Programmer’s Notepad [ Included in DevKitPro ]
- NDS Emulator [ Download ]
- Wingrit [ Download ]
- FreeImage.dll [ Included in Wingrit ]
Just install DevKitPro (click on Windows installer), uncheck devkitPCC and devkitPSP during the installation. Your files will be installed to C:\devkitPro.
Next, create a folder called “<anything you like, but don’t use spaces>” in Documents (if you are using Windows XP, and the path is “C:\<etc.etc.\My Documents”, please create a folder (without spaces!) in “C:\”.
Extract the NDS emulater in a folder called “emulator” (or anything else you like), also extract Wingrit in a folder called “Wingrit”.
Copy FreeImage.dll (which you can find in “yourprojectfolder\Wingrit”) to “C:\devkitPro\devkitARM\bin” (else you will get a bunch of errors if you compile *.bmp or *.grit files, used in the “betweenLines” example).
Now you can launch Programmer’s Notepad (For n00bs: All Programs > devkitPro > Programmer’s Notepad) and you are ready to go!
Note: Don’t use spaces in project folders, your compiler won’t accept these and stop compiling!