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by ccovell
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Late 1980s / Early 1990s Memphis Style in NES Games

Perhaps Kirby's Adventure counts?

Also, off the top of my head: Remote Control, Gimmick!, Cocoron, parts of Panic Restaurant, and T&C Surf Design
by ccovell
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 33
Views: 1691

Re: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

2600 Adventure is named after the adventure game Colossal Cave Adventure , based on the original adventure game Adventure . They're one and the same. If you wince at all the repeated use of that word you find ill-defined, then that's my point: it's inextricable at this point from the genre, its hist...
by ccovell
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."
Replies: 33
Views: 1691

Re: We need a better name for "Adventure Games."

The first adventure game was literally called "ADVENT.EXE" ie: "Adventure". Sorry, dudes, give up. This is not the hill you want to die on.
by ccovell
Tue May 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Has anyone tried to obtain an "Official Seal" from Nintendo for their game?
Replies: 38
Views: 5843

Re: Has anyone tried to obtain an "Official Seal" from Nintendo for their game?

Nintendo had an even tighter grasp on the supply chain in Japan during the NES and SNES eras. Nintendo franchised game stores received at least 10 times as much stock as independent stores in exchange for letting Nintendo dictate pricing, game placement, signage, etc. Yup. Independent shops signing...
by ccovell
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Sharp Famicom Titler
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Sharp Famicom Titler

I wonder how the Graffiti-like interface works? Nothing else looked too unusual. There are two ways to "free-form" draw on the Titler. The first is when you are using Famicom games, the stylus pad and the buttons on the side are the only ways to "interact" (if you can call it that) with the Famicom...
by ccovell
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: 6502: Index to bit index
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: 6502: Index to bit index

Thanks you all for the replies. A table it is. BTW, why does wla give an error for this: table: .db 00 lda table,x I'm used to using the y reg when reading from tables. Perhaps code cannot be in the 1st column of text (reserved for labels and assembler directives) and thus needs spaces or a tab bef...
by ccovell
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: How to disable copy protection on Twin Famicom
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: How to disable copy protection on Twin Famicom

The power board perhaps also needs a quick fix. Shown here: http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php? ... 98#p129898

But yeah, if a disk doesn't LOAD, then it's most likely losing its data.
by ccovell
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: NES Gameboy Printer Projects
Replies: 5
Views: 3578

Re: NES Gameboy Printer Projects

That's a very cool project! Makes me want to buy a printer just to try out coding for the interface.
by ccovell
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: FAMICOM CONTROLLER IN TWIN FAMICOM
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: FAMICOM CONTROLLER IN TWIN FAMICOM

Try turning off all savestate / Up+Select to reset, etc. functionality that the Everdrive provides. Perhaps its ingame controller reading is interfering with or blanking out the expansion controller's data going to the game.
by ccovell
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: NES palette colors -- notable games list?
Replies: 11
Views: 8726

Re: NES palette colors -- notable games list?

"Forbidden" colors $0D - forbidden black is used in Game Genie, Maniac Mansion (NES port), Skate or Die 2, The Immortal $1D - no examples (blacky) $2D - no examples (dark grey) $3D - no examples (light grey) $2D - Used liberally in Three Stooges (eg. title screen) $3D - Grey wall in 1st stage of To...
by ccovell
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: VRC5
Replies: 43
Views: 27699

Re: VRC5

A little reminder that "Q-TAI" is an incorrect transcription.
by ccovell
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Physics Demo
Replies: 4
Views: 5601

Re: Physics Demo

That's a pretty fun and impressive physics simulation!

Welcome here!
by ccovell
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: VRC5
Replies: 43
Views: 27699

Re: VRC5

(the core meaning of 太 is something like "greatest", "grand", "very", "thick" or "fat") where 太 is read as "ta" ("tai" is also possible, but it looks like there are furigana above it which explains the reading). No, it's more like sound association with the words "compuTER" and "kid" or "boy". Thin...
by ccovell
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: More NSF Requests
Replies: 2980
Views: 1037929

Re: More NSF Requests

Bravo! Thanks for your work.
by ccovell
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: How SuperFX assisted games displayed?
Replies: 27
Views: 14842

Re: How SuperFX assisted games displayed?

Look, he's trying to win the bounty for making a SNES demo that beats Titan's MD efforts, by jumping into the deep end head-first, okay? :lol: