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by Nadia
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Any programmer Interested?
Replies: 19
Views: 6059

In 2001 I wrote a very similar game not for NES but for DOS(using C). That's the only experience I have in this regard. So, I would like to help and be a part of the project(if I can) :)
by Nadia
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Any programmer Interested?
Replies: 19
Views: 6059

Thanks for all of the tips & advice. I think I'll stay clear of "Millionaire" because that would be a headache to try to sidestep copyright issues. Here's my idea: The game would be called "Trivia Chain" (as of now). Each chain would comprise of 10 questions (on "meh" difficulty), 20 questions (on ...
by Nadia
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: PPU register getting changed behind the scene?
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

PPU register getting changed behind the scene?

I am working on a side scroller that is supposed to scroll from right to left. I want to start the display from the nametable-2 (i.e. nametable on the right). Firstly, I am setting the last 2 bits of PPUCTRL to "01" so that second nametable is shown when the game starts. After this: 1) Nametable is ...
by Nadia
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Glitch help
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

Re: Glitch help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G43rWW0kRJw With attribute writing minus nametable writing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoTIABWVEo0 The other nametable flashes on and off while it scrolls right. No glitches scrolling left. Here's what is seemingly ruled out: - Fat NMI. Even without the nametable u...
by Nadia
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: only Horizontal and only vertical scrolling in 1 game?
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

only Horizontal and only vertical scrolling in 1 game?

I am working on a small project with 5 levels. 3 of them require bidirectional horizontal scrolling and 1 require bidirectional vertical scroll. I think scrolling depends on "mirroring" of the cart and that remains same throughout the execution of an nes program(please correct me if I am not). If th...
by Nadia
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

74HC04 is an inverter, used to buffer the controller signals. Unless you repair pin 4 with solder, you might find that player 2 doesn't work or that extension controllers (Zapper, Power Pad) don't work. isn't that u8? i'm pretty sure pin 4 on u9 is the slave cic clock signal and you might want to r...
by Nadia
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

Yes. Pin 4 on a 319x series IC in the NES Control Deck selects between "lock" behavior (in the Control Deck) and "key" behavior (in the Game Pak), and if it's cut, the behavior defaults to key. Because there is no lock in the circuit, there is no lock- up , as if the game were running on a top-load...
by Nadia
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

Re: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.

What could be the actual problem: Dirty connectors, regional lockout or something else??? If the cartridges that came with the NES (if any) work, or if you can see the game trying to start before it gets reset, then you have a regional lockout problem. This can be worked around: open the NES with a...
by Nadia
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

Bregalad wrote:I guess the region of his CIC should be either 3194 or 3196.
Yes! 3196A is written on it.
by Nadia
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

Re: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.

Here are the pics of this console

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53206308@N07/4913942182

I dont know which pin's what...
by Nadia
Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

Re: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.

What could be the actual problem: Dirty connectors, regional lockout or something else??? If the cartridges that came with the NES (if any) work, or if you can see the game trying to start before it gets reset, then you have a regional lockout problem. This can be worked around: open the NES with a...
by Nadia
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

What are you talking about? There is no such thing as an Asian NES, that would be a famicom and American cartridges would not even fit in them since the cartridge connector is larger. That is indeed an NES! I have 2 consoles. I got one from the US pretty recently. and the one I am talking about is ...
by Nadia
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Learning the NES??
Replies: 12
Views: 7183

Learning the NES??

I know its too early for me to ask this question on this forum coz I am still a newbie w.r.t. a lot of things related to NES. How can one justify learning to program for the NES and doing stuff related to NES in an age when the video game and the computer industry have reached so far. Its particular...
by Nadia
Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.
Replies: 20
Views: 5421

Old Asian NES console LED keeps blinking.

Hi, I tried testing a few cartridges on a very old Asian NES console(original). These cartridges work ok on my NTSC NES but not working on the asian console. All I get to see is the blinking LED of the console. Before I bought this console it was fitted in an arcade box. The age of this console shou...
by Nadia
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Tips on buying programmer.
Replies: 19
Views: 4971

Sorry I couldn't know. In fact porting the powerpak to my country plus import taxes also summed up to $200, and that 2 times (for NES and SNES) but if that's too much I understand. Especially if you have a Famicom or Famiclone that would require an 72 -> 60 pin adapter for the Power Pak to work. Fo...