Kidspaint

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Kidspaint
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General
Author(s)Uffe Flarup and [Nicklas Schmidt] (music)
TypeUtility
Version2.0.2
Links
Download
Website
Source
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Peripherals
Wiimote4.svg SensorBar.svg Loads files from the Front SD slot

Kidspaint is a painting program mainly for kids. Up to four people can paint on the screen at the same time by using different wiimotes.

Contents

Kidspaint coming to WiiWare!

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We're currently finishing our porting of Kidspaint to an official WiiWare release, which will be available through Nintendo's Wii Shop channel. We expect it to be available for North American market and European market in a few months. The name of the WiiWare version is Paint Splash.

Paint Splash will contain better graphics, better usability and more features than Kidspaint. There will still be Baby mode for the small kids, and Full mode for kids who are old enough to use the painting tools menu. 4 player support are of course available in both modes, so the entire family can enjoy painting together. SD card save functionality is also still available in the official WiiWare version, so your painting can be transferred to your computer afterwards.

US release date: September 8, 2011.

EU release date: To be announced.

More information can be found at www.knapnokgames.com!

How to Use

Depending on how old your kids are, the program can be run in one of the following three modes (chosen from the main menu):

Baby mode:

Button Action
Wii Remote Aim Paint

Kids mode:

Button Action
Wii Remote Aim Move brush without painting
Wiimote A Button / Wiimote B Button Paint
Wiimote D-Pad Left / Wiimote D-Pad Right Change brush color
Wiimote D-Pad Up / Wiimote D-Pad Down Change brush size

Full mode:

Button Action
Wii Remote Aim Move brush without painting
Wiimote A Button Paint
Wiimote B Button Change brush type (circle, square, airbrush, bucket fill)
Wiimote D-Pad Left / Wiimote D-Pad Right Change brush color
Wiimote D-Pad Up / Wiimote D-Pad Down Change brush size
Wiimote - Button / Wiimote + Button Undo / Redo

Common features for all modes:

Button Action
Wiimote HOME Button Press and hold to exit to main menu (wiimote 1 only)
Wiimote 1 Button Press and hold to save image (wiimote 1 only)
Wiimote 2 Button Press and hold to clear screen (wiimote 1 only)

ChangeLog

Version 2.0.2 (2011-08-30)

  • Minor fixes

Version 2.0.1 (2011-05-02)

  • Minor fixes
  • Updated to use GRRLIB 4.3.1

Version 2.0 (2009-12-01)

  • MP3 MUSIC PLAYER ADDED! (you can put your own mp3 files inside the 'music' folder)
  • Bigger brushes are available in 'Kids mode' and 'Full mode'
  • Updated to use GRRLIB 4.1.0
  • In 'Full mode' you only have to hold buttons for 1 second in order to save, clear or exit
  • Brush size and color can no longer be changed manually in 'Baby mode'
  • More detailed built-in instructions

Version 1.3 (2009-05-26)

  • Added 'change brush' functionality to 'Full mode'. Brushes are: Circle, square, airbrush and flood fill

Version 1.2 (2009-04-27)

  • Added 'Full mode' with undo/redo functionality (this is the mode where new features most likely will be added)
  • Canvas size no longer hardcoded
  • Some code cleanup

Version 1.1 (2009-04-18)

  • Up to four persons can now paint simultaneously
  • B button now paints as well
  • Added two shades of brown to palette

Version 1.0 (2009-04-14)

  • Initial release

Screenshots

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Credits

Uses GRRLIB, DevkitPPC, libfat, and associated libraries.

Thanks to the users of the GRRLib forum for their help during development of this program, to CodeMii for tutorials, and to arikado for MP3 tutorial.

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