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 Post subject: Another palette test
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:10 am 
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I wanted a palette test ROM that would work with FCEUX, and I couldn't find one digging around so I made a new one.

This displays the regular palette on the top, and lets you play with emphasis/greyscale bits for the palette on the bottom. You can also toggle the "forbidden black" $0D color.

I tested it on a bunch of different emulators, and on my NTSC NES. It should presumably work with Dendy. The PAL version of the ROM has only been tested in emulators.

Edit: added PAL version. 2018-7-26

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File comment: PAL Palette test ROM
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File comment: NTSC Palette test ROM
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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:27 pm 
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Thank you, RainWarrior.
It's very valuable ROM for emphasis bits test.


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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:59 pm 
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In response to a request in another thread, I've made a simple ROM for displaying a full-screen colour. (No special tricks, should run on any NES, NTSC or PAL or whatever.)

You can select any of the 64 entries, toggle emphasis and greyscale bits, and hide the display if you just want a full screen of a single colour.

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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:53 am 
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Rumata gave me RP2C07-0 - PAL PPU chip of NES French version
(PPU itself output is standard composite signal, but finally converted to RGB by special decoder on French NES mainboard)

So, i've installed it to my Hybrid/Dendy famicom:
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https://youtu.be/jY8Jb1uQEcc

Red/Green Emphasis bits are swapped.
Waiting for decap this chip soon.

P.S. I will give this chip to decapper man very soon, tomorrow or day later.
I can do some tests for today, if you want it.

About you first ROM:
RainWarrior wrote:
I would not expect it to run properly at all on a PAL NES, but I think it will work with Dendy.

It work perfect on Dendy.
But looks top-shifted when i run it on "Dendy CPU + PAL RP2C07-0" bundle. The upper part is out-of-screen.


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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:53 am 
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Implemented this swap for PAL filter in the latest fceux revision. I wonder if we shall do it for PAL/Dendy region mode in general.


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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:00 am 
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Hi.

I've just took a closer look on the palette example. It's seens, by reading the code, that there is a missing 'test.chr' file, due to lines 24 and 25 on palette.s file.

; CHR ROM
.segment "TILES"
.incbin "test.chr"
.incbin "test.chr"

Congrats for the demo


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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:17 am 
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Sorry about that, added it to the ZIP.


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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:31 pm 
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No problem at all. Just trying to help!


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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:35 pm 
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Inspired by some recent discussions about PAL vs NTSC, and Mesen's awesome event viewer debug feature, I decided to make a PAL version of the palette test ROM (see OP above).

I don't have a PAL machine, so it's only been tested in emulators. Please let me know if you're able to verify that it works on real hardare.


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 Post subject: Re: Another palette test
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:50 pm 
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Cool! Will be back home in a week. if noone has verified it until then, i'll check.

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