How to have fun on pictochat

The PictoChat was such a fun messaging app on The DS. Drawing silly doodles to a group chat of nearby DS owners, so funny!

I’m just imagining The Switch bringing back a revamped PictoChat that, has access to friends online.

Splatoon 2 already has some insanely funny posts. Holy cow!

Edit: off topic though. They should bring back Download Play as well =/

Edit2: Oh another off topic. Remember Nintendogs? Or Brain Age? Oh man, I loved my DS!

Pictochat? You mean “Draw middle fingers and dicks to your friends 10 feet away DS?”

It was ahead of its time.

I used to send at least a dozen dicks a week to my DS friends. Had to be done.

I did this with my brother Christmas morning when we both were gifted a DS. He somehow transformed the dick I drew to be a battle tested raccoon with a helmet. One of my all time favorite Christmas memories.

Exactly why it isn’t coming back too.

Don’t forget T-Rexs. with dicks

I want an online messaging system.

Anybody else remember pictochatting your friend as your two cars got farther and farther away until you finally disconnected?

Yes! Just got a gush of memories

We used to play pokemon thinking it wouldnt disconnect. Rip

My fondest memory of pictochat is when I was on a plane to Colorado to visit family one summer. I took out my DS, and wondered if anyone else on the plane was on pictochat. Sure enough, there was one other kid with a pictochat room open probably thinking the same thing I was. We wrote and drew pictures to eachother the entire flight, and waved to eachother across the aisles. Swapnote/Miiverse may have been better, but there was something special about Pictochat IMO.

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How does this DS PictoChat work?

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someone was using it at work (game development company (you’re jealous, admit it))

The range is about 100 feet, and it’s basically AIM with doodles.

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If you travel and you own a DS you might find opportunity to start up a game or chat with another DS user who is in your vacinity. Example: At an airport or train station. I would imagine the malls will be ripe for teenage and 20something DS users to play and chat also.

Most of “us” will probably need a buddy, wife, sig. other, child, etc. with a DS to really dig into the wireless gameplay function. But give the DS some time to integrate itself into the culture and see what happens. Maybe we’ll start to see DS lan parties or DS users at cafes drinking lattes and playing games.

The possibilities exist but how the US owners use it remains to be seen.

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Originally Posted by petewhitley
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Indeed. Nintendo’s own DS promotional video at its infamous E3 2004 press conference/fanboy revival showed a teenage boy and girl PictoChatting each other.

Admittedly, it was lots of fun to PictoChat with Nintendo’s sizzling-hot booth babes.

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The neat thing is that the DS does indeed have relay capabilities. I’ve been reading in some other forums about people doing DS tests in malls and while two DS units could not see each other at 200 feet apart, when a 3rd DS was inserted into the middle of them, the original two could then “see” each other.

The warp pipe team (the cube tunneling online project) is working on something called DemaSked. It’s cryptic at best, but its got something to do with creating an online DS community with the DS relay capabilities. It’s very intriguing, but hardly any news is available yet – according to the N-Sider forums, it’s been delayed until 2005.

I want to use pictochat, but have not had any DS units in my area at all yet. The system was released only 2 days ago though. So let’s give the sucker some time, collect all 150 stars in the mean time.

You can see the DSi Pictochat icon on there, so probably.

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well there’s a symbol on the 3ds menu that looks very similiar to the pictochat one , maybe you should look at the japanese 3ds page.

edit: darn ace beat me too it, though i was too lazy to post the pic.

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You can see the DSi Pictochat icon on there, so probably.

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Weird that they haven’t shown PictoChat or FlipNote, despite the icon.

Both will have to deal with the different sized upper screen, but it’ll be a shame if they don’t update flipnote as well.

Of course, 3DS runs DSiWare so the original still flies.

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“The Red Ball” to be exact.

Weird that they haven’t shown PictoChat or FlipNote, despite the icon.

Both will have to deal with the different sized upper screen, but it’ll be a shame if they don’t update flipnote as well.

Of course, 3DS runs DSiWare so the original still flies.

They are still being so fucking coy about this systems features

– How does pictochat work, is it any different?

– How does the media player work? Is it different from DSi? Can we play movie files?

– How does online work? Will we have online accounts tied to a “gamertag” of sorts?

– How does the 3DSware store work? How wil we be able to transfer our apps and games like Flip note studios?

So much unanswered and it launches in a little more than 1 month. Ridiculous.

All they keep showing is their stupid Mii maker. Nice I get it, take a picture and it generates a mii, whoop-dee freaking doo, next!

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Pictochat 3D. Could be golden! Being able to change the depth of each layer (variably of course). Actually, apply that to the frog drawing animation game as well please (EDIT: FUCK forgot the touch screen can’t be 3D, well, maybe draw it on the bottom with preview on top).

3D wangs all over my face.

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The BEST episode of the Boondocks, to be more exact.

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Yes, it’s different. No movies (it’s called 3DS Sound) but you can store 180 audio clips you recorded (for use in other apps, like with DSi).

It trades songs with other people, as well. So you can find popular songs other people are listening to as you pass them.

Lots of feature details here: (Japanese, but pictures!)

Also of note: Miis have more parts to choose from (noses, mouths, hair have been shown).
Also of note: Miis, etc, can be exported as codes, to be distributed to others more easily.
Also of note: It counts the number of times you pass the same people, so they might start doing some crazy stuff with people you regularly come into contact with.

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Yes, it’s different. No movies (it’s called 3DS Sound) but you can store 180 audio clips you recorded (for use in other apps, like with DSi).

It trades songs with other people, as well. So you can find popular songs other people are listening to as you pass them.

Lots of feature details here: (Japanese, but pictures!)

Also of note: Miis have more parts to choose from (noses, mouths, hair have been shown).
Also of note: Miis, etc, can be exported as codes, to be distributed to others more easily.
Also of note: It counts the number of times you pass the same people, so they might start doing some crazy stuff with people you regularly come into contact with.

Are you 100% on the no movies part? I don’t understand why not if Nintendo is obviously working with movie studios to allow movies to be played on the system. What would be the difference in simply allowing the user to upload their own movies?

Pictochat is impractical, useless and unresponsive, but hey, it’s free!

The Good : You can exchange inappropriate drawings with friends. It’s included as a bonus in the DS hardware.

The Bad : You’ll never need (or want) to use it. No colour options. Wireless signals often don’t pick up other players, and are subject to connection drop-offs. No mic or Wi-Fi support.

There’s not much to say about Pictochat. It’s basically a piece of software designed for local wireless picture/text based chat. You can doodle text or images in up to four chatrooms (each chatroom can accomodate up to 16 users). Unfortunately, the fact that you have to be within such close proximity with anyone to use the software renders it useless, and there’s no reason why you would want to waste your time with this software, especially if you have some worthy single-cart multiplayer games in your arsenal.

If only more games (aside from Nintendogs) had utilised the Pictochat software, then perhaps it could have been a worthwhile addition to the DS GUI in the long run, but alas, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Pictochat is a cute little distraction which may provide fleeting moments of amusement, but the novelty has absolutely no lasting value, and even though it’s free, Pictochat is so useless and limiting that is should never have been made. A Wi-Fi MSN-esque messenger feature would have been far more useful considering the portability of the hardware.

Other Helpful Reviews for PictoChat

A nice add on to the DS but, It’s kind of pointless without online.

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4 of 4 users found the following review helpful

Pictochat is a very easy thing to learn. And, when you buy a DS or DS Lite, it comes with the system.

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It’s free, but nintendo had to make it free, or it wouldn’t be possible to sell it.

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What Gamespot Users have to say about PictoChat

A nice way to chat with people.

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Picto Chat was a great idea. Its just that its boring if no one is on it.

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0 of 3 users found the following review helpful

it’s okay, but at least it’s free!

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Pictochat is impractical, useless and unresponsive, but hey, it’s free!

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2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

Great if you actually have someone to talk to!!

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Pictochat is a nice, but forgettable DS application.

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PictoChat is a highly limited Wi-Fi based chat system, and a big pile of wasted potential.

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It’s a great way to communicate when your on the Nintendo DS

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What’s the point of writing a review for this? It’s not a game. If you buy a DS then you’ve got it.

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Let’s take a look at the Nintendo DS and a pre-loaded application, Pictochat. This is a small, fun little program where you can connect to other Nintendo DS systems and communicate with their users. Here is a concept map for Pictochat on the Nintendo DS.

– The stylus is a pencil/pen. It can be used to draw anything.

– The stylus is a computer mouse. It can be used to select characters, tools, and anything else selectable.

– The stylus is an eraser. It can be used like the eraser tip of a pencil to erase anything on the screen.

– The interactive keyboard is just like a computer keyboard.

– Letters can be represented by characters selected by the stylus on the interactive keyboard.

– Letters can be represented by hand-drawn movements with the stylus in the message box.

– Complex shapes can be created by combining simple ones drawn with the stylus.

– Complex shapes can be used to form a message for another user.

– Letters both selected from the interactive keyboard and drawn with the stylus can be used to form words in a message for another user.

– Relationships of Concepts

– Letters selected from the interactive keyboard must be grouped into words that must be understandable for the user receiving the message. This means that they must be selected or drawn in a certain order pertaining to a language the user understands.

– Letters drawn with the stylus must be written clearly and readable for the user receiving the message to understand.

– The symbols and letters selected from the interactive keyboard are the same ones that are shown on screen after they are selected.

– The tools selected with the stylus (eraser, thin line, thick line) immediately “transform” the stylus into that tool.

– The message box is the sketch pad.

– The “send” button submits the message.

The interaction with Pictochat on the Nintendo DS reflects the great design of the Nintendo DS. The selections made with the stylus and the text messages that follow are easy to make. The drawings that can be made have the potential to be clear and lightly detailed within its relatively small area. Now, nobody is going to use the DS as a communication tool for texting, and few people over the age of ten are probably going to use Pictochat to communicate at all, but it works nonetheless and can be fun to play with. The concept map gives the impression that the DS’s Pictochat is easy-to-use which is entirely true.

How to have fun on pictochat

PictoChat 2 is yet another new stage in Super Smash Bros 4. It’s a sequel to PictoChat, a stage from Brawl. Now, I bet you are wondering, “wait, didn’t Nintendo make a new messaging system app thingy for the 3DS to succeed PictoChat? Yes, you’re right, and investigating the game’s files hints that there originally was going to be a Swapnote (Nintendo Letter Box for you non-Americans out there, with your fish and chips or chicken on the barbie) stage instead.

So why is it just a rehash of PictoChat and not a Swapnote stage featuring your waifu? Well, the most likely reason is philes. I’m not kidding. In Japan, some forks decided to use the service to get porn of little Japanese kids. Thanks, philes. Now we don’t have a stage with everyone’s favorite Mii waifu, and we’re stuck with Pictochat again. ing Brian Peppers- mother ers.

PictoChat 2 has basically the same layout as the original PictoChat from Brawl. It’s even got the same music. Even Dr. Mario’s theme from Melee is back. That said, PictoChat 2 differs in the doodles, and they make the stage a hell of a fun time. The doodles are much crazier than Brawl’s, as the Brawl stage mostly just had different platforms and . This one has warp pipes, a guy that blows wind at you (According to SmashWiki, his name is “Gusty Gus”), a recreation of 25m from Donkey Kong, two heads engaged in a psychic battle, and Wario’s noses, which look surprisingly phallic. I don’t think anyone wants to hear the words “Phallic” and “Wario” in the same sentence.

Oh yeah, it also features Pac-Man, as an homage to the INCREDIBLY REVOLUTIONARY Pac-Pix. What’s that, you say? It looks like it came from the bargain bin at Walmart? Well, good to know that you don’t know ART! I scoff at thee. SCOFF!

A faithful remake of PictoChat for Windows and Android.

  • Faithfully handcrafted visuals derived from the original. 👀
  • Four chatrooms. 💬
  • Drawing suggestions. 📝🤔
  • Chat with up to 65535 people at the same time (theoretical limit).
  • Up to 4 colors. 🎨👩‍🎨
  • Up to 36 colors (based on PEAR36). 🎨👩‍🎨
  • A crown for a king. 👑

You have to be on the same network/WIFI to chat.

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What did you program this game in?

is there actually people on there

Well in brazil there are!

(Brasil número um para sempre!)

How to have fun on pictochat

i do want to give this a go dos the android verstion use google play surviaces? , also can you put apk on itch.io as well so i can use a android itch.io client (like mitch ) to download it?

also this is a bit more unreasable but a native linux verstion will be fun and maby even a rasburry pi (zero ,4 ) verstion with controller support? imagine useing a case like the gpicase or the raspi0 choud be good fun to use this on a gameboy like shell

I just got the app but I don’t have anyone to talk to. Will you make FroggieChat ever have the option to connect to other people who aren’t on the same wifi like other social media platforms? (I know its meant to be like pictochat but theres so much more possibilities for this app to have)

Will this come in iPhone as a future feature?

hello! this game is adorable, except for the fact that it’s pretty much unplayable for me. whenever my brother (on the same wifi) on android sends messages i can’t see them, but he sees my messages sent from PC just fine. everyone else in my family uses android, so this is a problem. are there any plans for a mac or iOS port, and is anyone else havin’ this problem?

When I send my Windows PC and two Android devices to the same room, my PC can see everything the Android devices send, but the Android devices can’t receive anything (from the PC or from each other)?

is there a way to get premium on a phone?

Looks REALLY promising <3

So nostalgic. Would love to be able to host a server for this so we don’t have to be on the same network.

Something that kinda bugs me: the app can’t decide between the spelling “Froggy” or “Froggie” (ex. logo is froggie, window title and unity data folder name are froggy). Would also be nice if we could disable some of the movement or import our own graphics/sounds for additional nostalgia. Final request is support for entering text on the standard Android software keyboard in the Android port, the keys are a little small for touchscreens. Other than those, I love it!

edit: oh yeah, the Android version also doesn’t have any way to run Deluxe. Would be nice if that could be added to the downloads here.

edit 2: Mac and Linux builds would also be nice, they should be very easy to create since that just requires a few clicks in Unity.