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by Bregalad
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Were 3bpp graphics ever actually a thing?
Replies: 21
Views: 11741

Re: Were 3bpp graphics ever actually a thing?

Interestingly, searching the code base for "gfx_8x8x3_planar" yields a number of other arcade hardware with 3bpp graphics ... and I'm reminded that the PlayChoice 10's instructions/supervisor display is also 3bpp. My results are : .../mame/src/emu/video/generic.cpp:const gfx_layout gfx_8x8x3_planar...
by Bregalad
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Were 3bpp graphics ever actually a thing?
Replies: 21
Views: 11741

Re: Were 3bpp graphics ever actually a thing?

Sega's original System-16 uses 3bit tiles for the background. That was a hardware limit, not a software compression thing. Oddly, IIRC sprites are 4bit. Some arcade systems (as the System-16 from Sega) used 3bpp tiles for the background layer, so that existed even if it wasn't common. I'd be intere...
by Bregalad
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What is too politically toxic?
Replies: 52
Views: 1976

Re: What is too politically toxic?

in response to somebody basically saying that nobody is going to enforce this type of language on you. If you're writing using a certain language to somebody, you enforce your language on people who are supposed to read your posts. For example I prefer French language on English but I write in Enli...
by Bregalad
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 3376

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

<rant> Every single button (and some things that aren't buttons) on the site has a box full of hex instead of a readable icon or label. Every second button produces a popup on hover (instead of click), obscuring a huge chunk of the screen and stealing clicks for no reason. Half the links I want are...
by Bregalad
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What is too politically toxic?
Replies: 52
Views: 1976

Re: What is too politically toxic?

Basically if it makes Bregalad uncomfortable, it's politically toxic. :roll: Oh so now there is personal attacks because I had the horrible idea to reply to this thread and give some of my opinions in the 1st place. But I'll remember you that koitsu came and asked for deletion, I only said I agreed...
by Bregalad
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: NESMaker reviews?
Replies: 50
Views: 10216

Re: NESMaker reviews?

i also assume they are both comfortable enough in their own self-representation to not be upset that somebody pointed out their GWAR t-shirt, i mean, heaven forbid! the joke is that he was expecting a professor looking guy and apparently memblers looked more like a metalhead. i also teach some fair...
by Bregalad
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: nesdevWiki
Topic: Spam edits
Replies: 21
Views: 7562

Re: Spam edits

It seems you guys love unnecessary pain by allowing something that cause more harm than good but what rocks you boat, I guess? ^-^;;; I won't mention it again but just remove it, it's not necessary at all. Right now, it's ridiculous. But back then it was only one spam input or so per month at worst...
by Bregalad
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What is too politically toxic?
Replies: 52
Views: 1976

Re: What is too politically toxic?

Would it be toxic to discuss portrayal of trans characters in video games, such as Birdo in Super Mario Bros. series and Mizhena in Baldur's Gate ? I'll leve koitsu answer this one, but IMO absolutely yes. For using xe/them or the like, I think that is still a long way to go until that gets common ...
by Bregalad
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: NESMaker reviews?
Replies: 50
Views: 10216

Re: NESMaker reviews?

Was I wrong to take a job at Retrotainment Games? I have no idea what you're talking about, so I can't tell wether your're "right" or "wrong". Just do what you feel like, and don't profit off other people's free time, and that should be OK. Despite what Bregalad says, I think the majority of people...
by Bregalad
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: NESMaker reviews?
Replies: 50
Views: 10216

Re: NESMaker reviews?

Didn't read the whole thread, nor did I ever try NESMaker (nor am I interested - not because of all the fuss but because I know programming). And yeah, he used the community with a super positive attitude, charging a considerably high amount of money to build a tool for a very niche market (where to...
by Bregalad
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 3376

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

I feel like bringing the old theme back as it was, 90's table-based layout and all, would be a big step back. The new theme is much more in line with what the internet is like today, and proper support for mobile devices in particular makes a huge difference. I still think the width of the screen i...
by Bregalad
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Looking for NES hands-free controller
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Looking for NES hands-free controller

Hello,
For an exhibition we're going to do at Musée Bolo, we are interesting in exposing a NES hand-free controller. This special controller allows disabled people to play the NES without using their hands.

Does anyone know where we could possibly borrow or buy such a device ?

Thanks in advance.
by Bregalad
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 3376

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

YEAH, the dark theme rocks ! It should be the default, though. Also the reversal of preview/submit button is still confusing. I guess I'll get used to it eventually... Websites rarely do this, though they do usually fill blank space with navbars and ads. It makes reading harder to span full width. D...
by Bregalad
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What is too politically toxic?
Replies: 52
Views: 1976

Re: What is too politically toxic?

The post about netiquette and genders wasn't toxic. And finally, I'm with Nocash as I don't see that pronoun topic had started to get toxic It's not just that the discussion is about politics, but that the thread assumes the political views of others. Tepple's original thread assumed that anyone co...
by Bregalad
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 3376

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

Those of you annoyed by the brighness or looks of the new theme, you can use a command line browser such as lynx or elinks to browse those forums. I think the most annoying is the "save draft" button which I click instead of "preview". I don't care whether avatar/user information is left or right, I...