My crimson/black DS is running colors just fine. Make sure after you start Colors that you calibrate your stylus in the program... you may need to do it a few times in order to get the pressure sensitivity just right. The only thing that is slightly annoying is that the pressure sensitivity is a bit weak/wonky on the left and right borders of the canvas, but you can easily pan your canvas over to those areas and get the pressure sensitivity where you need it. I don't know if that's an issue with the crimson/black ds touchscreens or if that's common on all ds's. All-in-all I'm lovin' my sexy new ds and colors!
Hey Jabo, just wanted to thank you for posting this awesome thread. If it wasn't for this, I will never have find out about this application for the DS.
Actually, I bought a Black DS Lite for my brother and couldn't help to get the stuff to try this out. It is really practical and portable to use. You can go as much loose as you want and take as much risks since there is no undo button . Kinda reminds me to the Graffiti application on the Facebook, but this one is more stable and have plenty more options.
I have experience some of the problems already mentioned here like jumping cursor (which is usually when you have your finger and stylus touching the screen at the same time) as well as low pressure sensitivity on the edges. Although, they are not major problems at all.
As I have barely played a DS before, I don't get used to hold the DS with my left hand in the traditional way and it becomes uncomfortable. That's why I hold in the following manner to have access to all the functions, with my index finger pressing the L button for color picker. It also allows me to physically rotate the canvas easily. Any thoughts about it?
Here is some stuff as well, I did yesterday on it. If somehow this becomes big in the community it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to the artwork done in it
I hope my touchscreen isn't broken, Colors is the whole reason I bought the DS and I'd hate for it to be wonky. Anyhoo I'm starting to get used to scrolling over to the edges so maybe it's not too bad.
The calibration button is experimentation. I tried several times until I found a setting that comes closest to my WACOM. As by now, I actually reverted the amounts of pressure (pushed hard on the low-button and vice versa). This gives me a very nice pressure sensitivity.
hm, I'll have to give it a shot
ok, im sold. from what ive read, i should get a nintendo ds LITE as opposed to a regular ds, and i should avoid the red model?
Yeah. Not sure about the red one. In some cases, it causes trouble, most of the time it's working. The white one looks good as well, especially when you have a MacBook like me. Looks funny having them sit side-by-side on my desk. Don't get the original DS. The screen is aweful, not bright enough to work in daylight.
The thing is that you need a way that the DS can read the Colors program. In order to do so, you transfer it into a MicroSD card and that one is inserted into the R4, which makes the microSD to be readed as DS game. That's how it works, so you need the whole package for it. It is tons of fun once you tried it out!
Jabo's explanation on the first post is very straightforward on how to set it up.
I have a 64MB microSD card which came with my cellphone. Would that be enough to carry the colors program? Also, how large are the .drw or .png files? I'm wondering if I should get a bigger microSD.
ive been playing aruond with noxs and sam browns DS's..super fun! can't wait to get my own going
is there a DS speed^paint thread going on anywhere on the forums right now? i might have a couple to add
wow this is soo cool !thnx for hooking me up with this
Hi people, just have a quick question i purchased a second hand DS Lite and got the whole setup and colors working, but there is a issue on the touch pad in the majority of the middle area there seems to be a spot where it isn't as sensitive as the rest and the cursor is not directly under the stylus it is like 3 -4 mm to left or right , is this a defect? . If i went down the street bought a new one would i still have this problem? any help would be great cheers.
Thank you for posting this thread... I went out and bought one and everything works great. I had to patch the program, I used program called DLDI drop before I put it on the micro sd. I've already done one "plein air" sketch. I feel like I'm part of a new art movement of mobile digital painters with this thing. Like when impressionists started painting outdoors thanks to the technology of paint in tubes.