thefox wrote:I saw a small palette glitch just before the menu opened (wait for vblank before writing palette)
I thought I was. It must have stopped working once I changed something in the transition out of the title screen.
thefox wrote:Out of the games I tested (I didn't test all of them), Driar didn't go back to the multicart menu when I pressed RESET
You appear not to have tested your own
infiniteneslives wrote:I did notice similar to what thefox was saying most games reset to the menu vice the game. Not sure if that's expected/planned but would be nice if it were consistent.
Essentially what's happening is that the cart conceptually has an "A" side and a "B" side, much like old LP records or Compact Cassettes. The "A" side is one big BNROM (256K, vertical mirroring) containing most games, and the Action 53 menu normally reset-patches games because BNROM's startup bank is unpredictable. The "B" side consists of Streemerz, Driar, and NES Virus Cleaner, and the "A" side is everything that was part of Action 53 0.03, plus a stub of a few dozen bytes in Pogo Cats's bank that starts the "B" side games.
infiniteneslives wrote:Does stuffing several smaller NROMs in a single slot make this a difficult?
Oh, you mean the "submulti" thing, where I turn two NROM-128 games into one CNROM game. Yes, that's the big obstacle to resetting back to the game itself. Consider, for example, where Donkey Kong Classics (CNROM) or Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (MHROM, a GNROM variant) resets. I won't need submultis anymore for NROM-128 once I refactor the builder for mapper 28 instead of the shoehorning that I currently use because mapper 28 is so new.
infiniteneslives wrote:I think contributors should have a reservation by default.
So that'd be two carts shipped to me: one for me (menu, Thwaite, CRoom, Roulette, ZapPing, and the Zapper toys) and one for my cousin (FHBG). What about team efforts such as Driar (David Eriksson and Stefan Adolfsson) and Streemerz (Arthur Lee and thefox)? Should PinWizz get a cart for Zooming Secretary because Shiru is already getting one for LAN Master and Lawn Mower?
infiniteneslives wrote:I wonder if we can come up with a better saying than 'make your selection now!' something more homebrew/video game oriented?
My plan was to have at least one Action 52-parody game in each of the four volumes. That's why I put "Action 53
" on the title screen.
Also, is the text description in the menu correct for each of the games?