Robots w/Lasers

August 15, 2006

The Mandelbrot Set

I was inspired to make a fractal explorer for the DS, and what better fractal than the classic Mandelbrot Set! If you don’t know what a Mandelbrot is, or why it’s in a set, check trusty Wikipedia.

This is an initial version, I’m still working on how to best balance speed and quality. This isn’t the fastest it can be, but it’s not the best quality either. You can zoom a ways in, but not as far as I would like. You’ll know when you’ve hit the limit of precision, because edges start getting very rough and strange patterns (stranger than normal mandelbrot, that is).

Features in R04:

  • Zoom by dragging a rectangle
  • Save screenshot to PNG
  • Panning, Zooming, Adjust Iterations by buttons
  • 14 different color palettes

Download .nds & .ds.gba

Filed under: Mandelbrot,Nintendo DS — davr @ 8:28 am


  1. Hi!!

    I’m doing a drawing game and I’m having problems with the touch screen (you know, the cursor “jumps” when there are light touches). How did you avoid this issue?

    Thank you in advance 😉

    Comment by PadrinatoR — August 16, 2006 @ 9:50 am

  2. PadrinatoR: There are quite a few topics on forum that talk about trying to fix this problem. I don’t know if any method is 100%, but there are at least 4 you can try. 😛

    Comment by DynaStab — August 18, 2006 @ 9:16 am

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