Search found 1686 matches

by Pokun
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Getting started (in 2021)
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Getting started (in 2021)

Nocash is moving his hompage I think, so it might not work at the moment. Though the hyperlink worked for me now. I hear you about the wiki being very technical. It was much worse when I started years ago but has become a bit more newbie friendly lately. It's also something you will get used to as y...
by Pokun
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

I think Olddb meant nametable data (SC data), not the actual pattern data. Each SC entry is 16-bit in most (all? I forgot) modes, and this could affect level map data in ROM I guess.
by Pokun
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Why don't we have a SNES Game Jam?

We wouldn't know for sure without trying.
by Pokun
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nerdy-Nights Week 5 (controller and sprites) Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Nerdy-Nights Week 5 (controller and sprites) Questions

Coding an object system is a bit too complicated this early on though, so I think moving OAM entries directly is perfectly fine for now. It works fine in Pong since it only has 3 objects anyway (2 paddles and 1 ball). The technique you are looking for is called metaspriting. A metasprite is a larger...
by Pokun
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Question on cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Question on cartridges

It should be said that the Everdrive N8 Pro does include USB for this purpose... ... Really? All reviews I've seen of the cartridge never ever showed that off. Says so in the product description and there is a link to the tool you need. The original N8 doesn't seem to have USB anymore though. I gue...
by Pokun
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Getting started (in 2021)
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Getting started (in 2021)

Nocash' documents are great for many systems. The Everynes docs, the Nesdev Wiki and this forum should cover about everything that's known about the Famicom and Nes, and is about all you need besides the tutorial.
by Pokun
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Question on cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Question on cartridges

It should be said that the Everdrive N8 Pro does include USB for this purpose, so that you don't have to wear out your SD-card. The Everdrive is mostly useful for it's wide mapper support, but in the end you should probably build a devcart using EPROM, EEPROM or FLASHROM with the mapper the game use...
by Pokun
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Getting started (in 2021)
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Getting started (in 2021)

Sounds like you are more prepared to take on Nerdy Nights than I was, so I think you are fine. Nerdy Nights, like every other tutorial, does make certain assumptions that you already understand some things that you might or might not understand. This causes tons of questions for you as you are not s...
by Pokun
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Nerdy Night issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

Re: Nerdy Night issue

Yeah I guess it's just FCEUX not being accurate enough. I don't think Nerdy Nights initializes the palette in the first lesson so the backdrop can have any color. Until you learn how to do that (fill the palette with black $0F) you might want to stick with FCEUX. The fact that the Nerdy Nights tutor...
by Pokun
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Good PS1 Homebrew
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Good PS1 Homebrew

I have a pressed disk who allows me to swap safely without breaking anything. I think if a homebrew game was produced in sufficient quantities, a pressed disc with the correct security codes could be produced (instead of burned discs) and so no modification at all would be necessary. What disc is i...
by Pokun
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Good PS1 Homebrew
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Good PS1 Homebrew

It should be said that forcing the disc to stop in the disc-swap technique is very bad for the drive. But yeah, there were certainly many more solutions for PS1 than for the 64 even back in the day. I friend of mine had burned discs and used a parallel-port cheat device to swap discs with. Much safe...
by Pokun
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Good PS1 Homebrew
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Good PS1 Homebrew

Good homebrew is a luxury you won't find on most systems except the more popular homebrew systems (like NES and Game Boy). IMHO it's exciting just to get arbitrary code to run at all on the system, especially one that uses the hardware features (like 3D in the case of PS1). The PS1 can't boot progra...
by Pokun
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Good PS1 Homebrew
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Good PS1 Homebrew

Considering the Playstation sold better than the Nintendo 64 it's kind of strange that there are so little homebrew for it. The 64 is also supposedly very hard to develop for and it hadn't a good flashcart solution until the Everdrive came (the PS1 had tons of disc-swap tricks and pirate chips since...
by Pokun
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Arbitrary digital video to HDMI upscaler
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Arbitrary digital video to HDMI upscaler

Interesting, although I don't fully understand it's potential as its analogue support seems limited.
by Pokun
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Super Mario Bros.: Why all the floating money?
Replies: 77
Views: 10156

Re: Super Mario Bros.: Why all the floating money?

Yeah coins in the Mario series made their first appearance in Mario Bros if I'm not mistaken. They bounce in whenever you defeat an enemy, so they make the most sense in this game as money bags or gold bars wouldn't roll. I always imagined it is Mario's and Luigi's plumbering wages literally rolling...