[Python-Dev] Playstation 2 and GameCube ports

Jason L. Asbahr groups@crash.org
Tue, 18 Jun 2002 20:00:52 -0500

Patrick K. O'Brien wrote:
> That would certainly get my son's attention and might even get him started
> in programming. I wouldn't mind seeing your efforts written up in a PEP.
> What exactly can you accomplish with Python on one of these boxes?

Guido wrote:
> Don't you need a (costly) developers license in order to use this?

One does in fact need a costly, though very attractive and sleek :-),
developer box from Sony to get the most out of Python on the PS2
as a professional game developer.

However, the hobbiest PS2/Linux upgrade kit for the retail PS2 unit
may be acquired for $200 and Python could be used on that system
as well.  Info at http://playstation2-linux.com

As for what you can accomplish with Python in gaming, check out
my papers at http://www.asbahr.com/papers.html   :-)