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by gauauu
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Question about "Kid Icarus"
Replies: 21
Views: 5237

Re: Question about "Kid Icarus"

It hid the last two areas behind a very inconspicuous spot on the floor that you have to decide to bomb. Other than that one point, I think it's pretty reasonable. I mostly agree, but I wonder about the location of the varia, particularly since you have to do so much backtracking to get it (unless ...
by gauauu
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: List of games that use power-on state to seed RNG
Replies: 36
Views: 7898

Re: List of games that use power-on state to seed RNG

I made two games leave most bits of the RNG uninitialized at reset so that gathered entropy propagates across each reset. Super Homebrew War gathers entropy from power-on state of OAM to randomize which character it features first in the opening credits sequence. I'm not sure if that's what you're ...
by gauauu
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: What is with indie games and procedural generation?
Replies: 16
Views: 5089

Re: What is with indie games and procedural generation?

dink wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:38 pm
proceduraly generated = blah
I know some people love them, but I mostly agree. I enjoy a feeling that the game world is "real" which doesn't happen in procedural games.
by gauauu
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Question about "Kid Icarus"
Replies: 21
Views: 5237

Re: Question about "Kid Icarus"

Yeah. Really, I think Metroid was an amazing game at its core, but with a ton of blemishes that made it pretty rough in practice.

Kid Icarus is just a mediocre, poorly designed mess. I still like it, mostly from nostalgia, but I'd go as far as to say it's not a good game.
by gauauu
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Question about "Kid Icarus"
Replies: 21
Views: 5237

Re: Question about "Kid Icarus"

As a warning: the game has a really weird difficulty curve. It gets hard really quick, then you hit the middle of the game, and it becomes so easy that it's a bit boring. Then the difficulty spikes again in the final fortress near the end.
by gauauu
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: What is with indie games and procedural generation?
Replies: 16
Views: 5089

Re: What is with indie games and procedural generation?

Spelunky got really popular. When one indie game becomes popular, everyone wants to copy it.
by gauauu
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Unacceptably insensitive content in video games
Replies: 25
Views: 11835

Re: Unacceptably insensitive content in video games

I think an important distinction is this:

Taking reasonable steps to avoid offending people is usually considered to be a good thing.*

Demanding that people stop offending YOU is often considered to be rude or overbearing.



* The devil is in the detail of the word "reasonable"
by gauauu
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - NES Emulator
Replies: 911
Views: 481038

Re: Mesen - NES Emulator

Hmmm, for me, I like to add Roman numerals after a function’s name if I rewrite it or some of it. Mesen should keep its name, IMO, so maybe use Meseni and Meseni-s? :) I think Meseni feels awkward to say, but I think this is the right sort of idea. Something that makes it clear that it's connected ...
by gauauu
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?
Replies: 103
Views: 33243

Re: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?

May I please get some sales figures? Here's the kickstarter for it. I'm sure he's made some sales afterwards as well. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1454702417/twin-dragons-a-brand-new-game-for-the-nes Note that there wasn't a rom option, so we don't know how that would have turned out. Okay,...
by gauauu
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?
Replies: 103
Views: 33243

Re: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?

I still can't believe people are still trying to sell their real SNES indie games to the collector market, especially if they sell the games exclusively as cartridges at prices that rival the less common SNES cartridges. They think they, one person bands, can compete with a game made almost 30 year...
by gauauu
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?
Replies: 103
Views: 33243

Re: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?

dougeff wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:22 am
If you can't do pixel art you have these options...
-hire an artist
-use free assets
-port an existing game
-use a minimalist style
Also: convince an artist to join you as a partner on the project.

But yeah, I've used all 4 of these at different times, and been happy with the results.
by gauauu
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?
Replies: 103
Views: 33243

Re: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?

I suppose probably is the SNES doesn't need homebrew, I'm not sure most homebrewers care what the system _needs_. They care about making the things that they want to make. NES doesn't need most of hte stuff that gets released by brewers (you could argue that there's a few gaps being filled by 4-pla...
by gauauu
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?
Replies: 103
Views: 33243

Re: Are High SNES Homebrew Expectations Justified?

I've said this before every time this conversation comes up. I've never made SNES homebrew, so take that with a grain of salt, but I HAVE made homebrew games for a variety of systems (Atari 2600, NES, GBA, NDS, Dreamcast), so I think I have a little bit of perspective. That said, I think a few thing...
by gauauu
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Retro Game Builder (make your own snes games)
Replies: 84
Views: 38665

Re: Retro Game Builder (make your own snes games)

I'm very annoyed with both of you. Having this project fail is not good for me. RGB has been continually polite and reasonable. Your negativity is making the entire community look bad. Support it, don't support it, offer constructive advice, whatever. But don't sit here and blame him for doing the ...
by gauauu
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Retro Game Builder (make your own snes games)
Replies: 84
Views: 38665

Re: Retro Game Builder (make your own snes games)

retrogamebuilder wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:48 am
And what you could possibly have to be angry about? Maybe I'm missing something here.
I have no idea what he's angry about either. I'm sorry you're getting so much negativity dumped on you here.