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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:06 pm 
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I agree. It's nice to see what others are working on.


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It seems most of you are more excited about seeing what others are doing than about sharing your own progress... which can be frustrating in case everybody wants to see but nobody wants to show...


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It seems most of you are more excited about seeing what others are doing than about sharing your own progress... which can be frustrating in case everybody wants to see but nobody wants to show...


- I believe that a blog would be a better fit. For many times we had new topics within a progress report of something; and some of the replies were "get a blog".


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I think that "get a blog" is the typical response to people talking about their personal issues in this forum (like that one guy worried about STDs), but project updates are usually welcome.


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Maybe more people need to start showing their stuff to help make others comfortable doing it. What harm could it do? I think soon I'll start making some more videos about my dev process, etc. just for fun. Nobody has to watch 'em. I know for me, seeing progress on games is always inspiring. When I first came here, I learned a ton, and then I saw Sivak's game and it definitely gave me added momentum.


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tokumaru wrote:
It seems most of you are more excited about seeing what others are doing than about sharing your own progress... which can be frustrating in case everybody wants to see but nobody wants to show...


Maybe I'll restate then. I actually need to keep my current project secret. I doubt I'll have such a restriction in future projects, and may use this hypothetical board then. Still a maybe, but it's more likely.


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tokumaru wrote:
I think that "get a blog" is the typical response to people talking about their personal issues in this forum (like that one guy worried about STDs), but project updates are usually welcome.
Reminds me of good ol' time... Jargon... :lol:


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Gradualore wrote:
Maybe more people need to start showing their stuff to help make others comfortable doing it. What harm could it do? I think soon I'll start making some more videos about my dev process, etc. just for fun. Nobody has to watch 'em. I know for me, seeing progress on games is always inspiring. When I first came here, I learned a ton, and then I saw Sivak's game and it definitely gave me added momentum.


Gradualore, I'm following your progress. Keep it up!

Actually, I follow all of the homebrew projects that I know about: Cartlemmy's big-grinning Japanese dude, Tepple's various falling block clones, Tokumaru Sonic-like project (what little I can find on it) and others whose names escape me at the moment. I think that these projects are exciting. I feel that they definitely add some energy to this community.

As for my own self-imposed secrecy... I hope to post something formal soon. I just don't know when that will be. I'm afraid to jinx my project though. But I am starting to run out of steam, so sharing it might be good. I should change my username to "conflicted".


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tokumaru wrote:
It seems most of you are more excited about seeing what others are doing than about sharing your own progress... which can be frustrating in case everybody wants to see but nobody wants to show...


Not everyone will want to share of course, but I think there are plenty of people who do want to show:



I'm sure there are others too. I had to search through six pages of the NESdev forum to find all those. If they had their own forum, they'd all be right there on page 1. Some users have shared their projects on YouTube but don't have a dedicated thread yet (miau, me). I plan on starting a thread for my game as soon as the new forum is up (if it gets created that is. Do we have enough "yea"s yet?). There are some people getting into NESdev over on the NintendoAge forums too that could sign up and post their stuff here.

And that's only games. There are plenty of utility projects too.


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Well I have a crappy webiste about my NES project that I haven't updated since 2 years or so...
(but it's all my fault for not taking much care of it... I'd say that I didn't make much progress anyways)
So I don't need a blog or an additional forum.

Also I'd usually talk about technical things in my game either to help other NESdevers (as long as they don't steal my idea and sells them I'm fine with sharing them), and to get possible ideas of improvement of how I implemented things from other NESdevers. This doesn't really cover the actually game design part though, which I mostly take care of my own or with a friend.

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...and it could be another way to attract non-programmers to the forums (artists, musicians and fans).

I think that's a strong point. I used to be alienated by all the technical talk on this forum, but I still couldn't resist checking it every now and then. Yeah, this forum IS for technical talk, but unlike us sweaty nerds who are immersed in their code all day, I think non-programmers are the ones who share the love and could make nesdev more attractive!

A projects forum could be the central place to get feedback or, for example, look for beta testers. Right now I'd rather start feedback threads on nintendoage since that's where the fans and some fellow nesdevers are.

As for my project, things have changed a bit and I've started keep my recent progress secret as well. I will eventually start a thread about it here, though.


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I see a consensus for creating it. Now all I need are the forum name and description, as would be seen on the front page.


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The name could be "Homebrew Projects" if it's not supposed to include hacks or other kinds of projects.

The description could be something like "A place where you can keep others updated about your NES-related projects through screenshots, videos or information in general", again, depending on what kinds of projects it should cover.


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I agree with Tokumaru's sentiments. I think that it is important to emphasize that the group should be for homebrew projects only (hardware and/or software), but NOT for software hacks / edits of existing titles. The name sounds fine, too.


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Looks good. The word "NES-related" makes it general enough to cover games, tools and hardware projects. We can have a rules sticky in the forum itself if we need to be more specific.

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