ironds VS c-of-time

Compare ironds vs c-of-time and see what are their differences.


System for developing for the Nintendo DS with Rust (by QuinnPainter)


Environment for injecting code into PMD: Explorers of Sky (by SkyTemple)
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ironds c-of-time
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3.5 6.8
about 1 year ago 18 days ago
Rust C
zlib License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ironds. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-10.
  • [media] I spent time porting rust to the Nntendo DS
    12 projects | /r/rust | 10 Feb 2023
    nice! I'm working on my own Rust-on-DS project here:, some of it may be useful to you? Mine is aiming to be an all-Rust toolchain rather than libnds bindings. I've also added tier 3 targets to the compiler (armv5te-none-eabi and thumbv5te-none-eabi) that you could possibly use?


Posts with mentions or reviews of c-of-time. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-17.
  • pmdsky-debug: Your window into Explorers of Sky's code (through debug info and documentation)
    3 projects | /r/MysteryDungeon | 17 May 2023
    I initially made this project to help with reverse engineering and research, and it's led to things like a damage calculator and a dungeon layout generator. But as the SkyTemple community can attest to, it's also proven very useful for ROM hacking. Whenever you want to make fundamental changes in a ROM hack that can't be done through more basic means, your only option is to directly modify the code yourself, and it turns out that having a big collection of debug info is super useful for that. People in the community frequently use it to write assembly patches, and we even have a way to write mods in C and Rust using the debug info! It's not quite a decompilation project, but it's probably a good step towards one.
  • [media] I spent time porting rust to the Nntendo DS
    12 projects | /r/rust | 10 Feb 2023
    That's really interesting. I've used a tools to write code on ds before, for injecting code in a game thanks to Rust Of Darkness, and I have to say it was quite pleasant (even thought it didn't totally avoided assembly, it was now just putting some calue in some register then call the Rust functions. Definitively better than just assembly. Or C.). Maybe your tool have some usefull stuff that'll interest the author. I'll share this with him (assuming he didn't found this yet). Also, here is the tools, in case you're curious.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ironds and c-of-time you can also consider the following projects:

ctru-rs - Rust wrapper for libctru

libnds - C library for Nintendo DS

gba - A crate that helps you make GBA games



pmdsky-debug - Debug info for reverse engineering PMD: Explorers of Sky

rusty-TONC - Having fun on the GBA, and porting TONC's examples.

Arduboy - Core library for the Arduboy.