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by frantik
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

It seems like even various NTSC filters can't agree on this color.. in Mesen if you choose Blargg's NTSC filter, you will get more olive tones, while Bisqwit's is definitely brown. I feel like Bisqwit's is closer to my TV though the composite effect is really heavy handed. I went through various col...
by frantik
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: MMC1 acting differently on PowerPak vs Emulator, not always bankswitching
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: MMC1 acting differently on PowerPak vs Emulator, not always bankswitching

Thanks, that was indeed the problem! I was worried it was gonna be something complicated
by frantik
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: MMC1 acting differently on PowerPak vs Emulator, not always bankswitching
Replies: 2
Views: 141

MMC1 acting differently on PowerPak vs Emulator, not always bankswitching

I have a rom which implements "animation" by flipping the CHR bank every few frames. There are 8 banks of CHR (4 pairs of background and sprite data) This has been working fine for a long time. I recently added an additional two banks of CHR onto this rom to add an intro. On multiple emulators every...
by frantik
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Trying to save with MMC1 and FCEUX
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Trying to save with MMC1 and FCEUX

got dem save games going.. aww yissss even added a nice lil menu interface ala super mario world.. some of the most complex 6502 code I've written so far, starting to pretty comfortable with it as a language
by frantik
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

lidnariq wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:16 pm
not the human eye and brain :P
you do bring up yet another layer of difficulty with color perception though... :twisted:
by frantik
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

Color $08 according to this site: RGB #523000 color description : Very dark orange [Brown tone]. according to which site? that color is much more what $08 looks like on my tv.. but every "accurate" emulator and lcd display includes way more green Again? https://www.colorhexa.com/808000 where are th...
by frantik
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Trying to save with MMC1 and FCEUX
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Trying to save with MMC1 and FCEUX

If FCEUX is your main emulator, might be worth pointing out that it also has an iNES header editor at this point. It's in the debug menu. (It's not in the 2.2.3 official release, but the interim build here has it.) thanks I'll check it out.. also just subbed to your you tube channel last night, I r...
by frantik
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

Zepper wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:03 am
Color $08 according to this site:
RGB #523000 color description : Very dark orange [Brown tone].
according to which site? that color is much more what $08 looks like on my tv.. but every "accurate" emulator and lcd display includes way more green
by frantik
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

And you're gonna have issues from CRT to CRT (not just red-push or not, but how people have settings adjusted). And there's still the same issue on LCD to LCD. Depending on the color, it could have issues there as well (PC-Engine 9bit color palette has a few problem colors like this, even on LCDs)....
by frantik
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Trying to save with MMC1 and FCEUX
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Trying to save with MMC1 and FCEUX

lidnariq wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:18 pm
Maybe try Mesen's or Nintendulator's header editor?
thanks I used Nintendolators editor and realized I was looking at the wrong byte in the header :roll: :roll: :roll: I knew it was something simple
by frantik
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Trying to save with MMC1 and FCEUX
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Trying to save with MMC1 and FCEUX

I have an MCC1 ROM with (I think) the battery backed RAM bit in the iNES header set (1A = 11010), same as Zelda 2 which is saving correctly I write to $6000-$7000. I can see the values in memory when I inspect it When setting the PRG bank number, I write to $E000 the 4th (high) bit is not set as spe...
by frantik
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

lidnariq wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:02 pm
... in fact, you've already complained about this exact color pair :D viewtopic.php?t=17579
:shock: lmao.. still working on the same project and still annoyed with the olive! I've avoided all other uses of the $x2 and $x8 ranges though
by frantik
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

That palette shows $22, Mario sky color as purple.. that palette shows the basic LCD/modern emulator palette well, but doesn't reflect what my CRT looks like. In my case, $07 is too red. $08 looks perfect on my CRTs.
by frantik
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

So stick to $x7 for all browns, and you will be okay with almost all palettes and displays I didn't try it on a CRT but on some emulators $07 is way more red than brown. I prefer brown/olive to red/brown if i have to pick one. It's for a background color so it takes up a lot of the screen Many TVs ...
by frantik
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3130

Re: Is $08 "brown" or "olive" ? Why does it vary so much from screen to screen?

Generally speaking, when it comes to the NES palette, you must choose between colors looking "theoretically accurate" according to some mathematical model of the PPU encoding and NTSC decoding process, and looking plausible with the choices of any particular game, whose developers may have used idi...