Where to start: SNES development for web developer

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Where to start: SNES development for web developer

Post by devosc » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:52 pm

I am a web and mobile developer, but I am familiar with basic concepts of memory, pointers, bits/bytes, etc. I cannot find many online learning tracks for SNES dev. Udemy has one for Atari 2600, and youtube has a few for NES, but I am interested in SNES (that was peak before 3D turned everything into a blockbuster-film type cashgrab). Can someone recommend a learning track? For assembly, can someone recommend a good video series anywhere paid or free? I assume that assembly that SNES uses is preferred. I read that the assembly that SNES is "basically like another popular assembly", so I dont know if tis good enough to take a video course on the similar assembly. Any ideas?

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Re: Where to start: SNES development for web developer

Post by Oziphantom » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 pm

65816 is niche, but its 6502++, so basically take any 6502 course, there are thousands of them. Be it books from the 80s written by Jim Butterfield or modern youtube channels. Find one that works for you. Once you know 6502, you can then put the 65816 into 65816 mode and enjoy the extra benefits.

then for SNES hardware see https://www.chibiakumas.com/6502/snes.php, and there is a wikibook about it as well I believe also see https://wiki.superfamicom.org/tags/tutorial

Post questions in the "SNES" section of this forum is also a good idea.

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Re: Where to start: SNES development for web developer

Post by Controllerhead » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:05 am

devosc wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:52 pm
SNES dev
You should also check out the Retro Game Mechanics Explained series on SNES hardware. It's very well done:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ibhDU ... GV&index=1
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Re: Where to start: SNES development for web developer

Post by calima » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:31 am

For assembly, can someone recommend a good video series anywhere paid or free?
WTF

Literally, WTF.

Go read "Programming the 65816" by David Eyes and Ron Lichty.

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Re: Where to start: SNES development for web developer

Post by Gilbert » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:25 am

calima wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:31 am
Literally, WTF.
Things like this do exist though.
For example I just googled "video to learn 65816 assembly" and a number of suggestions turned up.
In particular, this is just uploaded to Youtube last month:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw18GG0N2iM

Don't know whether it is any good though, as I am not familiar with 65816 anyway.
If you ever spend the half hour to watch all this, do thank me if it is bad, and just ignore me if it is good. :wink:

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