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by Thecoolestnerdguy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: NES Music
Topic: converting MIDI to NSF - is this possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 17897

Re: converting MIDI to NSF - is this possible?

If you just want to produce some NES-like fakebit for a PC game or something, get yourself a copy of a plugin such as the Nintendo VST or even Super Audio Cart , in case you're willing to spend. Going down the tracker and/or MML route probably isn't worth it unless you absolutely want to do everythi...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: SaturdayMan
Replies: 1
Views: 10109

Re: SaturdayMan

Haha, that's awesome! Just played it for a little bit. I'm really loving this soundtrack (with all the arps europeans are known for). Also, I'm quite impressed by how they made the whole beat 'em up + platforming setup work. There's a lot of ways in which that z-axis can get wonky :lol: With that sa...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Best soundtrack?
Replies: 57
Views: 39530

Re: Best soundtrack?

There's this http://bestnestracks.captaintortilla.com/results/ Sees Willy 1, Bloody Tears and The Moon on top 5 Oh, for fucks sake! Like others who posted here, I know and love waaay too much NES music to pick an absolute favorite. I'll say tho that I think CV3 strikes an impressive balance between...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: 2018 NESdev Competition
Topic: Thwaite (remix): want to collaborate?
Replies: 3
Views: 7136

Re: Thwaite (remix): want to collaborate?

I like it. Thanks. I can see using it for a future project. That's totally fine by me! :D But your suspicion was correct that it doesn't fit the style of Thwaite Ah, that's okay! Well... I wrote a new track. Hopefully, this one fits the style you're going for better ;) But thanks anyway for inspiri...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: 2018 NESdev Competition
Topic: Thwaite (remix): want to collaborate?
Replies: 3
Views: 7136

Re: Thwaite (remix): want to collaborate?

tepples wrote:[*]Write new 1 AM theme so as not to repeat 4 AM
Hey! I just wrote a little 5/8 tune using the instruments on the original .ftm.
I don't know how fitting it is to the game, but feel free to use it ;)
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: unofficial famitone 4 is done
Replies: 32
Views: 36914

Re: unofficial famitone 4 is done

The word "FamiTone4.1" at the top is different in the linux version. I changed it to just say "FamiTone4" so that I don't have to edit this line every time I do an update. Which tells me that the linux version is an older version of text2vol4. Song_win.s was generated using the text2vol4 Windows ex...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: unofficial famitone 4 is done
Replies: 32
Views: 36914

Re: unofficial famitone 4 is done

it should now compile on linux. It should compile on mac too. Indeed, it does! :D Its output seems to match the one generated by the Windows executable, while being a bit smaller, somehow..? Maybe that's just down to Windows handling .txt files differently? Either way, the problem with playback sti...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: NES Music
Topic: unofficial famitone 4 is done
Replies: 32
Views: 36914

Re: unofficial famitone 4 is done

Use the files from the github, if you aren't. I re-downloaded the files just to be sure, but, alas, still the same issue. I don't know why. My Song.s looks somewhat different. Wine gives me a bunch of errors when running text2vol4, but since it still outputs the files, I assumed it was working prop...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: unofficial famitone 4 is done
Replies: 32
Views: 36914

Re: unofficial famitone 4 is done

I believe arpeggio sequences have to be "absolute" and not "relative". Ah, noted! That still didn't seem to fix it for me, unfortunately :/ Sounds ok when I process it, with "absolute". It does, indeed! That's intriguing... Maybe I just didn't assemble the files correctly? I'm not super familiar wi...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: NES Music
Topic: unofficial famitone 4 is done
Replies: 32
Views: 36914

Re: unofficial famitone 4 is done

Hey! I was trying to build a simple ROM to test this out. However, the playback doesn't seem to match what I intended. Specifically, seems like noise arpeggio sequences and volume column sequences on both noise and pulse channels sound kinda weird. Maybe I'm missing something obvious here, but any h...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen
Replies: 12
Views: 3956

Re: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen

Don't worry about banks on your first test project, though. Just make it NROM :) Haha, you've got a point. Since I plan on using ANROM for future projects tho, I wanted to try to figure out how it works too :) The only reliable approach is to only depend on the static banks, and use that to initial...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen
Replies: 12
Views: 3956

Re: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen

lidnariq wrote: So that's why it worked when you wrote one sprite, but not two.
Ah, so, Mesen's the one out of the two that correctly implements it, as you'd expect :P
Thanks for clarifying, it does make a lot more sense to me now :D
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen
Replies: 12
Views: 3956

Re: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen

[...] but if you're getting a black screen in 0.9.6, it's most likely enabled) That's the thing! I had that option disabled and it defaulted to bank 0 as expected. Everything seemed to run fine on the CPU side, looking at the debugger, but all writes to OAM seem to be ignored, at least according to...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen
Replies: 12
Views: 3956

Re: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen

First problem: You're using ANROM, and its power-up state is not guaranteed. Mesen picks a random bank on boot (unless he's changed that?), and your second bank is almost entirely 0. Oh, good to know! I had wondered what the default behavior was but since these ROMs seemed to always work on the emu...
by Thecoolestnerdguy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen
Replies: 12
Views: 3956

Simple ROM works as expected on FCEUX but not on Mesen

Howdy! :) I'm trying to teach myself the basics of NES programming, and my first objective was to make a couple of sprites move around. I got one sprite to display and wrap around the screen, but once I tried to have two sprites on screen Mesen (0.9.6) only displayed a black screen. FCEUX (2.2.3) ho...