Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

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Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by lancuster » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:17 am

Since a lot of time has passed since the Alp post in which he showed screenshots of his games:
viewtopic.php?t=16588&start=30#p208378
I decided to transfer the graphics from the presented screenshots to the real NES image.
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As you can see, the screens have some differences with the original, but this is due to the fact that the screens in ROM are colored in squares, which can affect the image quality.
I hope you appreciate my efforts. :)

P. S.: And yes. Alp, we are still waiting for games from you, at least demo versions.
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by dougeff » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:26 am

I believe Alp said that he lost the source code when his computer died. And they weren't finished.

I even removed these games from my website (upcoming NES homebrews). I don't expect to see them anymore.
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by DRW » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:54 pm

Seriously, guys, are you still fooled by him?

Here's a thread where I called him out:
http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php? ... 4&p=248588

In this post I list some of his outrageous claims:
http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php? ... 88#p248491

In this post he lied about where you can find his games:
http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php? ... 88#p248500

I can't believe that you still give Baron Münchhausen any attention.
Here's the truth: This guy hasn't progammed any NES game. Never ever. He can draw stuff. That's all.

Nobody of you have ever seen anything of him in motion, right?
I'm serious: Has any person on this forum ever seen a working prototype or even a gameplay video of Alp? Anything but still screenshots? Anybody?
He claimed he sent the ROM of his "Castlevania" clone to a forum member, but didn't mention the name.

So, hands up: Who has seen anything playable of him? Prove me wrong. Please.

Alp wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:42 am
The large majority of my games can easily be found on DLsite and DMM, with a simple search.
Anybody found anything of him on those sites?


Besides, just recently I mentioned one of his old bullshit claims regarding "Seiken Densetsu":
http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php? ... 97#p260879

This guy is a notorious liar who just wants attention. How many times can a person lose the source code to his games?

You know the term "Put up or shut up"? While I'm against this when it comes to the right to criticize people (I don't have to be a chef myself to be allowed to say it if food tastes like crap), it's 100 % applicable here: You have programmed a dozen games or even single levels? Prove that it's true or keep quiet!
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by dougeff » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:29 pm

Possibly, the NES games he's referring to are pornographic, and he didn't mention the titles anywhere here, but I vaguely remember him mention then on NintendoAge, but I don't know their titles, which is why none of us know what to search for.

I'll ask him.

A quick Google search came up empty, but I did notice that he said on AtariAge that he was going to work on an Atari 2600 game, but it doesn't look like he got a working demo done, just concept art.

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/25761 ... t-2600-wip
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by DRW » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:44 pm

dougeff wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:29 pm
but I vaguely remember him mention then on NintendoAge
[...]
he said on AtariAge that he was going to work on an Atari 2600 game
Exactly. He mentioned, he claimed, he said. Notice something?
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by strat » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:37 pm

dougeff wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:26 am
I believe Alp said that he lost the source code when his computer died. And they weren't finished.
Who even loses everything because of a HD crash anymore? It takes no time at all to archive a whole folder and drop it in Google Drive.

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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by DRW » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:31 pm

strat wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:37 pm
Who even loses everything because of a HD crash anymore?
People who never develop anything to begin with and who now need an excuse why they never publish anything.

Hey Doug, if you ask him what became of the games, let me guess what he'll say:
a) He'll give no answer.
b) "I lost the games in a hard disk crash." (Again.)
c) "People were rude towards me, that's why I won't publish the games." (Even though he didn't invent the games for those people anyway.)

I'm asking myself whether the hard disk crash where he lost "Cat Quest" is the same as when he lost "Tower of Algol" or whether those are two separate events.

In any case, I can confirm that when he talked bullshit about the planned, but never realized 5-disk FDS game "Seiken Densetsu" (where he claimed that the game got completely finished by Squaresoft and that the Game Boy game with the same name is actually a direct port of the unreleased FDS game instead of a totally new game that simply reuses the name) and I asked him for a source, it was also "on his old laptop" and he "can't find it anymore".

I'm also baffled why Doug thinks that my complaints how Alp always claims something can be countered by posting a link where Alp claims something.
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by olddb » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:00 pm

That art is sweet though.
I would love for him to team up with a programmer and release something.
Dude got talent.
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by lancuster » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:28 am

DRW, so, it turns out that Alp makes mockups of games? Okay, let's say.
He also promised to release Cotton & Candy for c64:
https://twitter.com/Alp317/status/1263084082604326912
But I dont exclude that this may be just another sketch, not the game itself.
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by DRW » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:20 am

Yup. More still images. I don't doubt that he can draw. So, that Twitter post literally proves nothing. 100 times zero is still zero.

By the way, he has a whole gallery of that:

https://www.furaffinity.net/gallery/icelink256

For some, he only says that those are graphics, so nothing wrong with that.
But sometimes, he actually claims that this is a real game:

https://www.furaffinity.net/view/21878258/
This game was started a few months ago, as part of the "2016 NesDev Compo", if it doesn't get finished this year, I can just release it later, as a standalone game! It's a very small ROM, after all!

The goal with this project, was to produce a prettier Super Mario Bros. with the same resources!
So this game is limited to 32KB of code, and 8KB of graphics, like the original Super Mario Bros.
Another goal, was to include more graphical variation, so expect deserts, and mountain worlds, here!

I have a custom level format, that is 30% smaller than Mario's, allowing for a higher detail density, with less ROM space!

You got this? The level format is 30 % smaller than "Super Mario Bros.", even though the background structure looks much more advanced. It's a shame that Nintendo hasn't already hired that guru programmer.

He also finished his first game in three days while he was in the middle of programming another game:
Alp wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:16 pm
I finished my first NES game in only 3 days, to learn attributes, back when I was still making Cat Quest. 8 days is plenty of time. :lol:
http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php? ... 67#p248406


Once, he sent me a screenshot of a "Castlevania" clone. Later, he claimed someone on this forum has seen the ROM:
http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php? ... 67#p248500
He has never named who that person is, nor have I seen that specific game referenced anywhere else.

He even fooled some videogame journalist websites into believing that he's working on certain games. Anybody remember "Anna Fuda"?

https://sfw.furaffinity.net/view/17824156/
https://www.retrogamer.ca/games/anna-fu ... 4-and-nes/

Some years ago, when I haven't known about his lying habit yet, I asked him what happened to that game. Of course, it was cancelled. Shocking, right?


So, yeah, I'm still looking for a person who has ever seen either a ROM of him or a video with meaningful(!) gameplay (i.e. not just palette cycling on a title screen or a scrolling demo of a static background, but at least some rudimentary game engine demonstration of one of the dozen games he's apparently working on).

By this point, I guess I have a higher chance of finding Bigfoot and the Yeti playing Poker with each other in my backyard.
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by lancuster » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:11 am

Clear. So let him not be offended if someone takes his work to use it.
If you don't make a game, someone else will make it instead of you. Folk wisdom. :)

UPD: Hahaha! It turns out that Cat Quest is able to fit so much graphics and still work on a standard NROM mapper! Stop my laughter, please))) :mrgreen:
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by tokumaru » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:53 am

His art is pretty damn good!

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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by lancuster » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:48 pm

tokumaru wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:53 am
His art is pretty damn good!
But it's only art. :?
By the way. I noticed that the Alp never talked about music in their "games", and never asked anyone to write music or sfx for their"games".
Given that he promised games for different platforms, this looks more than strange, especially since the sound capabilities of the platforms that he touched on, are very different.
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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by Pokun » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:28 am

I think it's quite clear that he is most likely a pathological liar, no need to rub it in. Most of his posts are mentioning seemingly advanced techniques, but they are described so vaguely that it's hard to tell if he knows what he's talking about or not. And apparently he uses his own assembler that requires labels to be prefixed with an asterisk. That wouldn't be a very useful feature in an assembler as anyone that has ever programmed in assembly would know (unless maybe if it's only for label references or something?).

He is indeed a very talented artist though and makes very good looking mockups imitating famous titles. It's just a shame that he has this furry perversion going on.

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Re: Unreleased NES games from Alp (Gallery NES hack)

Post by lancuster » Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:35 am

I have downloaded his work. I will adapt its images to the NES rom.
In the end, it's necessary that this good doesn't disappear with time. Twitter's politics are unpredictable.
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