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by samophlange
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Help to optimize an "slide in" code
Replies: 6
Views: 3902

Re: Help to optimize an "slide in" code

The very first thing you have to do is stop setting the VRAM address for every byte! The PPU has an auto-increment feature that takes care of moving the address register over to the next position (either vertically or horizontally) after each access to $2007. You just need to indicate via bit 2 of ...
by samophlange
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Any modern systems with just have a CPU and a frame buffer?
Replies: 27
Views: 13131

Re: Any modern systems with just have a CPU and a frame buff

I’m pretty sure you can put a modern x86 in to real or protected mode and run vga mode-x. What exactly are you looking for?
by samophlange
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: need some C/C++ help (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 7074

Re: need some C/C++ help

The first thing to do would be to ensure that you're passing the exact same parameters to CreateFile in both situations. If that is the case, maybe Nintendulator is also accessing that resource in an exclusive way? Or it may be doing other things (including loading in DLLs) which changes the context...
by samophlange
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Guidance for creating a pong game (New here)
Replies: 52
Views: 21962

Re: Guidance for creating a pong game (New here)

This youtube channel has some good videos that talk about NES development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgdcGcJga4w&list=PL29OkqO3wUxzOmjc0VKcdiNPqwliHEuEk There are two playlists. The first is "The Zero Pages", which are instructional videos. The second playlist is "NES Programming", where he is...
by samophlange
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: 2018 NESdev Competition
Topic: Split Second
Replies: 22
Views: 11297

Re: Split Second

I just had a chance to try this out, it's a solid effort! Completing a round and improving your score is really satisfying. :D
by samophlange
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: 2018 NESdev Competition
Topic: Gruniożerca 3 - The Great Cavy Clean-Up!
Replies: 19
Views: 15510

Re: Gruniożerca 3 - The Great Cavy Clean-Up!

I just had a chance to place this game last night, and it is an absolute blast! I love how the fun personality of the characters is reflected in the portraits and animations. My wife even had fun watching me play it, and she's not really in to games. I only had time to play half the levels last nigh...
by samophlange
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Untitled adventure game, Milestone 2: Basic gameplay
Replies: 18
Views: 14196

Re: Untitled adventure game, Milestone 2: Basic gameplay

Wow, that looks absolutely fantastic. The asset too looks very versatile and easy to use, and its really neat how it allows you to visualize occluders, collision, etc. I'm impressed with how much gameplay you're able to create via scripting. :beer: How did you add support for copy/paste from Aseprite?
by samophlange
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: Notification mails don't arrive anymore
Replies: 21
Views: 24044

Re: Notification mails don't arrive anymore

A friend of mine is trying to register an account here, but he's not able to get the account activation email. He's tried a few different email addresses, and tried using the feature to re-send the activation email, but is still unsuccessful. Maybe that is related? Also, if we could get his account ...
by samophlange
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2018 NESdev Competition
Topic: Tesla Versus Edison
Replies: 10
Views: 11534

Re: Tesla Versus Edison

Thanks for the comments! We wanted it to feel like a full, complete experience, so just kept adding fun bits and tuning behavior. I've always taken inspiration from PopCap's ability to make a brilliant game by combining a simple concept with presentation, polish, and personality. Most of the flair w...
by samophlange
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: INL RETRO PROGRAMMER HELP !!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 9720

Re: INL RETRO PROGRAMMER HELP !!!!

I believe you need to update the LUA script with specifics about the thing you trying to flash, such as N64 vs SNES vs NES. In addition to picking the correct console, you need to fill in other details, such as specify the mapper in the case of NES. Part of it being in beta is that much more of the ...
by samophlange
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: 2018 NESdev Competition
Topic: Tesla Versus Edison
Replies: 10
Views: 11534

Re: Tesla Versus Edison

Updated the top post with the submission ROM. Updates since the original post: Music and SFX updates across the game Ball and Paddle physics updated to include fractional velocity / acceleration, and the ability to commute paddle velocity to the ball on contact Funny character animations in the lead...
by samophlange
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Hello Everyone :)
Replies: 12
Views: 6691

Re: Hello Everyone :)

That's fine, totally normal. If 'BNE True' is out of range, just do BEQ False / JMP True. With CA65 there are some built-in "longbranch" macros. Instead of BNE you do JNE, and it will change it to a jump whenever it becomes needed. I don't know if anyone has made a similar macro for NESASM. Oh that...
by samophlange
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2018 NESdev Competition
Topic: Melo-Jellos 2
Replies: 9
Views: 7046

Re: Melo-Jellos 2

I love the art style and color choices for this! Can't wait to check it out! :D
by samophlange
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: A thread where I'm going to ask some math questions
Replies: 40
Views: 12814

Re: A thread where I'm going to ask some math questions

Thanks to all the folks in this thread (and re-reading that article on 6502.org several times) I've got some good general purpose math routines and I'm slowly changing some game objects over to have some nicer movement characteristics. :D Is there a clever/compact way to see if two variables have th...
by samophlange
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Organizing it All
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Re: Organizing it All

tokumaru wrote:Local variables are declared in each subroutine's file. Parameters are local variables with global aliases.
Can you show an example? I'm not happy with the solution I've been using for locals and parameters, but I don't 100% know what you mean by this.