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by DRW
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: Anti-spam suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Anti-spam suggestion

A suggestion: Can posts with cyrillic letters in the title be auto-blocked?

By the way, what is it with these spammers and their Russian texts? Shouldn't advertisement try to reach a broad audience? What do these idiots try to accomplish writing everything in Russian?
by DRW
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Analyzing ram Bart vs space mutants
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Analyzing ram Bart vs space mutants

Simple suggestion: Why don't you record a gameplay video, play it frame by frame, make screenshots and simply count the pixels that he's walking.
by DRW
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Is PPU_DATA read slow?
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Is PPU_DATA read slow?

My advice: You shouldn't use any of the PPU registers for anything that has to do with game logic. Not only can most of the registers not be accessed outside of vblank, but this way, you're mixing graphics output with game logic. If you want to check a character against a background, you should have...
by DRW
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Why is Mario's shirt brown?
Replies: 16
Views: 5613

Re: Why is Mario's shirt brown?

also you want to keep the brand image of mario the same. If you compare his clothes in "Donkey Kong" artworks with his clothes in "Mario Bros." artworks, he didn't have a brand image yet. In fact, in the pre-"Super Mario Bros." artworks, even the character himself looked completely different. SMB w...
by DRW
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Why is Mario's shirt brown?
Replies: 16
Views: 5613

Re: Why is Mario's shirt brown?

Such considerations trumped any ideas of "this is the colours it should be or was in that other version" What I don't understand though: Why didn't they adjust the artworks based on the sprites? So, Mario doesn't look good with a blue shirt on a blue background, hence he gets a brown one: Then why ...
by DRW
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Question about "Kid Icarus"
Replies: 21
Views: 3571

Re: Question about "Kid Icarus"

Thanks for the information. I might give the game a try.
by DRW
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Question about "Kid Icarus"
Replies: 21
Views: 3571

Question about "Kid Icarus"

For the people who have finished "Kid Icarus": Are the game's contents also as obscure and hidden as in "Metroid"? In the original "Metroid", there's stuff in the most incredible places: You want another energy container? You need to shoot that one random block at the ceiling up there. You want to f...
by DRW
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Our new NES project (and a question)
Replies: 12
Views: 2046

Re: Our new NES project (and a question)

As far as I know, the patent on the cartridge design has expired or was never approved or something like that.
by DRW
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Our new NES project (and a question)
Replies: 12
Views: 2046

Re: Our new NES project (and a question)

Looks very nice so far. Selling NES games is totally legal. Nintendo doesn't have a monopoly on the creation of NES games. Just make sure that you don't use copyrighted stuff, including the Nintendo Seal of Quality, Nintendo's company logo etc. or any characters or names invented by Nintendo or any ...
by DRW
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)
Replies: 18
Views: 3898

Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Yeah, that's something he discussed here as well. Some posts of him (among others): http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=11899&p=159139#p159139 http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=11899&start=225#p159575 Another excuse not to release anything (as in: "I was working on a game, but ...
by DRW
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)
Replies: 18
Views: 3898

Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

I think it's quite clear that he is most likely a pathological liar, no need to rub it in. I don't think this has been that clear to most people here. After all, is there anybody besides me who ever called him out on it? All I read whenever Alp posted something was "Awesome!", "Can't wait to play i...
by DRW
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)
Replies: 18
Views: 3898

Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Yup. More still images. I don't doubt that he can draw. So, that Twitter post literally proves nothing. 100 times zero is still zero. By the way, he has a whole gallery of that: https://www.furaffinity.net/gallery/icelink256 For some, he only says that those are graphics, so nothing wrong with that....
by DRW
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)
Replies: 18
Views: 3898

Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Who even loses everything because of a HD crash anymore? People who never develop anything to begin with and who now need an excuse why they never publish anything. Hey Doug, if you ask him what became of the games, let me guess what he'll say: a) He'll give no answer. b) "I lost the games in a har...
by DRW
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)
Replies: 18
Views: 3898

Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

dougeff wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:29 pm
but I vaguely remember him mention then on NintendoAge
[...]
he said on AtariAge that he was going to work on an Atari 2600 game
Exactly. He mentioned, he claimed, he said. Notice something?
by DRW
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: NES Graphics
Topic: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)
Replies: 18
Views: 3898

Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Seriously, guys, are you still fooled by him? Here's a thread where I called him out: http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19894&p=248588 In this post I list some of his outrageous claims: http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19894&p=248588#p248491 In this post he lied about where yo...