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  • #1 ✎ 191 TheV360 Third Year My account is over 3 years old Website First Day Joined on the very first day of SmileBASIC Source Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself As you may have heard, SmileBASIC is coming to Nintendo Switch! We don't know much about it yet, but I'll update this post with more info as it develops. If any information is proven false, it will be crossed out. Info:
    1. USB Keyboard and TV mode being considered
    2. May be a port of the Wii U's Japan-only SmileBASIC BIG
    Sources:
    1. Source for the existence of SmileBASIC for Nintendo Switch
    2. Source for Keyboard, TV, port info
    Posted Edited by TheV360
  • #2 ✎ 906 snail_ Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements OSP Contest 2 Contest Participant I participated in the second SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest! Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself I want to see official proof. Posted
  • #3 ✎ 191 TheV360 Third Year My account is over 3 years old Website First Day Joined on the very first day of SmileBASIC Source Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself I agree, I don't quite trust "japanesenintendo.com" but I also don't really think someone would think to themselves one day "yeah i guess it's time to bamboozle a very small niche group of programmers" No wait, an official tweet from @notohoho was linked as the source here, seemingly saying "Yeah, Petit Computer resources will be in the Switch version", so that may be some solid proof. Posted
  • #4 ✎ 906 snail_ Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements OSP Contest 2 Contest Participant I participated in the second SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest! Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself If someone can translate a lot of this stuff that would be nice. I think "enhanced port" of BIG for Switch might be the best move here, since it maintains compatibility with other releases. Plus the future of SB remains otherwise uncertain. How they will handle two-screen stuff is yet to be seen, and I expect to see a specific Switch mode as well. Posted
  • #5 ✎ 906 snail_ Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements OSP Contest 2 Contest Participant I participated in the second SmileBASIC Source OSP Contest! Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Sorry for the double post, I just have some more things on my mind. If they do go the same route as BIG and do "same SmileBASIC but tailored for a specific platform" then I personally can't justify the price of buying it again (unless they provide a discount or it's pretty cheap,) but it's still the best move for the entire ecosystem I think. So long as they sort out the compatibility stuff a bit better and try as hard as possible to keep the core portable as they are now, we will still have the "write once, run anywhere" advantage that most programs have, and some programs can even dynamically tweak/enhance themselves based on the host machine. It doesn't take owning a Switch to do this, only to test it, so I'll probably remain using my N2DS and getting some support from other users in "enhancing" my programs for other targets, hopefully automatically. I'm confident enough in my ability that I could write a game on my DS that upscales itself when it runs on a Wii U, so buying a secondary platform for development isn't really in my interest (until some really baller Switch-exclusive programs come out, of course.) I hope they don't just wholesale port BIG over, though. It's in their best interest to, quite honestly, leave BIG behind, and only maintain basic compatibility with 3.5.2 for all future versions. The Wii U is dead, and I don't even think Nintendo lets third parties push updates anymore. They should make a new "Switch" version with new Switch features, as the Switch and the Wii U are fundamentally very different systems to develop for. Now, I'm interested in how portable mode will work. I assume it will be like typing on the Wii U gamepad in BIG off-TV mode. Since the Switch has a larger screen and more comfortable form factor than the gamepad, as well as a fairly regular capacitive touch screen (so multitouch is a given) I wouldn't mind too much to set the Switch down flat (or propped up slightly with something) and start pecking away at its on-screen keyboard, if I really need to. Of course, I'd much prefer TV mode and a real keyboard. Unless there's some kind of portable "dock" that acts as a USB hub. Posted
  • #6 ✎ 303 Minxrod Summer 2016 Contest Participant I participated in the SmileBASIC Source Summer 2016 Contest! Programming Contest Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Pokemon Is Awesome! I love Pokemon! Express Yourself Switch and SmileBASIC? I might honestly try to buy a Switch just for this. (And then I'd end up with Mario Kart at some point as well, but that's secondary.) My main two arguments about not needing a switch have always been 'isn't hacked' and 'doesn't have SmileBASIC.' Suddenly one or both of those may be solved. :D Posted
  • #7 ✎ 12 faner Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Just another reason for me to buy a Switch. Posted
  • #8 ✎ 551 IAmRalsei Forum Leader Hidden Achievements First Year My account is over 1 year old Website Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength
    -SNIP- My main two arguments about not needing a switch have always been 'isn't hacked' and 'doesn't have SmileBASIC.' Suddenly one or both of those may be solved. :D
    well "isn't hacked" has been solved already and "doesn't have SmileBASIC" might be solved soon
    Posted Edited by IAmRalsei
  • #9 ✎ 191 TheV360 Third Year My account is over 3 years old Website First Day Joined on the very first day of SmileBASIC Source Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself
    My main two arguments about not needing a switch have always been 'isn't hacked' and 'doesn't have SmileBASIC.' Suddenly one or both of those may be solved. :D
    well "isn't hacked" has been solved already and "doesn't have SmileBASIC" might be solved soon
    That's exactly what they said in the previous post.
    Posted
  • #10 ✎ 227 AnswerXOX Great Page Hidden Achievements RNG Hidden Easter Eggs Second Year My account is over 2 years old Website This is honestly the only reason I would buy a Switch Posted
  • #11 ✎ 12 faner Drawing I like to draw! Hobbies Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DleXxy_QJvM Closest thing we have before SmileBASIC gets released. Not too big a fan of labo, but it seems interesting. Posted