I know it says no game related stuff in here, but this topic really is more technical than gaming. I have built a game. It plays on computers. I want to convert it to play on PS2. Ideas? Suggestions? Tech Aspects if how this could or is done? Anything would be great, even if it was telling me to post this somewhere else where it is most likely gonna get answered.
Uh,... That IS a hard question... Assuming that PS2, means Playstation 2.
It is hard, since most programming is processor specific. The Playstation 2 has a VERY different processor, than a PC. You may be able to get the game to run on an X-Box, but you would have to do a lot of recoding, to get it to run on a PS2.
Then there are the copy-protection mechanisms. You will have to get some special CDs, for that game to work. Standard CD-Rs will NOT work, at all (with a Stock PS2).
How much recoding would it take to convert my file to an Xbox Compatible file? Like, the entire thing?
Probably, but Xbox would probably be easier since the Xbox uses a Pentium III 733Mhz processer, which is a PC processer.
AstularLike, the entire thing?
No, you will probably never need to recode the Entire thing, even for a PS2. You will need to recompile it though.
I do not believe that the X-Box uses DirectX, you will have to add X-Box drivers to your code, instead of DirectX code. I am not sure what all is in the code of the X-Box OS. I think it is Windows CE lite. Which means it almost does not exist. While it may not use DirectX, it DEFINATELY does not use OpenGL.
Keep in mind, that the X-Box will always have the same setup. Try to optimize it, and get as much out of it as you can. Then spend a LOT of time, working on getting the buttons on the Controller just right.
Take a look at all the games that are on different systems, the code is the same. Except for the areas that are platform/architecture dependent. Then they are recoded, and often optimized.
Just curious, what software. OS, and Processor Extensions did you use? SSE2? SSE3? 3D Now? MMX? DirectX? OpenGL? SDL? Java? Other?
I can't remember the name, but I know there's a program writer 'game' for the PS2. It allows you to write programs for the PS2, which includes games. However I have no idea how you'll get graphics onto the PS2 to use them. You might be able to use a MagicGate port on a PC to upload images to a memory card...