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by mbrenaman
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: nes15 - Yet Another Puzzle Game
Replies: 14
Views: 12902

A spammer who posted here earlier reminded me of this project. It looks good enough to go on my 2 meg multicart.
Sure! I didn't mention it since the project was a bit of a novelty and I couldn't imagine anyone getting to much entertainment out of it. But if you want to, go right ahead :).
by mbrenaman
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Minecraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

I have to agree with qbradq. I tried it out once. Became enamored with it for about an hour and half, then suddenly realized I could be using this type of effort to create games or at least assets for games. Same thing happened when I tried OpenTTD too.
by mbrenaman
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Learning more about harmony
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

Do you play keyboards at all? Sadly no. I'm a guitar player (acoustic fingerstyle). I just never had the spare time or money to invest in acquiring and learning to play any type of keyboard instrument. I strove for years to understand the reasons "why" behind voice leading and all those rules, and ...
by mbrenaman
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Learning more about harmony
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

Thanks bucky, that seems like sound advice. The one cool thing about the older text that I have is that it has a section in the back that covers three part writing, and a lot of that can be applied to voicing chords for the NES. So my personal suggestion would be to pay closer attention to chord pro...
by mbrenaman
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Learning more about harmony
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

I'm more of a "feel" person and Chiptune musicians often don't know music theory well, or at all. Don't detract from the fact that there is a lot of chip-tune music I like, heck, it might even explain it :D . After reading over and taking notes on the various rules of four-part writing, I think I k...
by mbrenaman
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Learning more about harmony
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

Unless you're trying for fully algorithmic composition. You have a computer spit out a melody according to a small set of rules, and then you implement the "crossword puzzle" harmony rules on a computer.
Kinda like this.
by mbrenaman
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Learning more about harmony
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

I suppose, but I wanted to learn more about general tendencies and a set of general, practical guidelines. Four-part writing seems to be more like a learning how to solve musical crossword puzzles than a practical set of guidelines. You sit down with your puzzle, solve it according to a theorist's g...
by mbrenaman
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Learning more about harmony
Replies: 15
Views: 6979

Learning more about harmony

Hello everyone. I have two questions that are somewhat related to NES music, and I was looking for advice from any musicians that frequent the boards. Recently I wanted to improve my composition skills (for writing music for my game projects) by learning more about harmonizing melodies and maybe a l...
by mbrenaman
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Poll Closed - Additional Free-For-All entries now posted
Replies: 70
Views: 41693

It always worked in all the emulators. If the problem was visible in an emulator, I'd fixed it long ago. It is also second time when none of emulators shows a problem that is present on hardware. I'll try to fix it when I find someone with PP to test my fixes. I'd be more then willing to help you g...
by mbrenaman
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Poll Closed - Additional Free-For-All entries now posted
Replies: 70
Views: 41693

I just tried out the entries with my PowerPak, and I'm impressed. Thwaite: This one was really challenging. I only made it to the end of the second night. But I had alot of fun. I look forward to seeing where you take this project. FHBG: Very unique, though, I think something is wrong with the colli...
by mbrenaman
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Questions about the future of the NES
Replies: 16
Views: 5210

So someone is doing something similar to this , or at least part of the effort? I'm very glad to hear that if so. At least if the hardware is never reproduced, NES emulator authors would have something to test against. Maybe even one day computers will be powerful enough to run a complete simulation...
by mbrenaman
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Questions about the future of the NES
Replies: 16
Views: 5210

Questions about the future of the NES

Hello everyone. I wasn't quite sure where to post this, so I'll post it here. Ever since I got back into writing programs for the NES, I've had a few questions I wanted to ask people still involved with either developing or even just playing new home brewed games. When do you think we will reach a p...
by mbrenaman
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: nes15 - Yet Another Puzzle Game
Replies: 14
Views: 12902

Thank you everyone for the responses. It's always nice to get positive feedback. Do you have any further plans for this game, or do you consider it complete? I was hoping to call it complete, unless any bugs needed to be fixed or minor changes needed to be done. I have been working on a similar proj...
by mbrenaman
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: nes15 - Yet Another Puzzle Game
Replies: 14
Views: 12902

nes15 - Yet Another Puzzle Game

I haven't posted here or done any NES development in quite awhile, but last September I was bitten by the bug. After much studying, several exercises, and two months of work, I put together this: http://oi54.tinypic.com/6nwm10.jpg http://oi55.tinypic.com/2e2fscl.jpg It is an implementation of the Fi...
by mbrenaman
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Storing game data
Replies: 5
Views: 2574

Oh. I see completly what you meant. Sorry.

Well, thanks for the help. It's very much appreciated.