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Author:  dullahan [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Progress Thread - Nebs & Debs Prequel

calima wrote:
I liked the game, but I hit the things others have also mentioned - the hero dying in midair with enemies nowhere in sight, walking into bricks, and slight jitter when moving.

You asked for more info about that, it happened on the point in the attached picture, in the first level. I jumped up and dashed to the platform, then boom, dead. Using the compo build.


Thanks calima. I think I have this issue fixed in the newest release.

cppchriscpp wrote:
Had a lot of fun with this - I beat it on actual hardware! (Save states? Who needs em?) I didn't run into any of the glitches other folks have mentioned, thankfully. It did feel a little short, but I guess the prequel, and Demo on the title screen shoulda clued me in to that.

Great entry.


Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for playing.

Author:  dullahan [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Progress Thread - Nebs & Debs Prequel

Updated original post with a new build which should fix issues with level 2 and 3. As some of you guessed there was too much work being done during VBLANK. I unrolled the loop that copies over the tile buffer and that saves me ~500-600 cycles.

Author:  dullahan [ Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Progress Thread - Nebs & Debs Prequel

Thanks to everyone for playing. Excited about Nebs n' Debs performance in the 2016 competition. Look for more updates in this thread.

Author:  Myask [ Wed May 17, 2017 1:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Progress Thread - Nebs & Debs Prequel

Great music.

Hit some weirdness using the competition version: on the segment where you have to dash under to get a Dcoin (Mines-1), often the dash would only last four tiles and I'd plummet to my doom, going in or out. Oddly doesn't replicate on Mednafen. (Was initially on PowerPak.)

Consider resetting any falling (but not rising) on dash to make things easier. I don't see the trick of making certain two-dash jumps.

There was an invisible enemy somewhere aside from where they showed it…lessee…no, I'm getting warp-into-void glitches and dying too much to find it again on Mednafen.

Consider letting Start skip the game over theme.

Author:  dullahan [ Wed May 17, 2017 8:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Progress Thread - Nebs & Debs Prequel

Myask wrote:
Great music.

Hit some weirdness using the competition version: on the segment where you have to dash under to get a Dcoin (Mines-1), often the dash would only last four tiles and I'd plummet to my doom, going in or out. Oddly doesn't replicate on Mednafen. (Was initially on PowerPak.)

Consider resetting any falling (but not rising) on dash to make things easier. I don't see the trick of making certain two-dash jumps.

There was an invisible enemy somewhere aside from where they showed it…lessee…no, I'm getting warp-into-void glitches and dying too much to find it again on Mednafen.

Consider letting Start skip the game over theme.


Thanks for the feedback Myask. Many of the dash/warp glitches you mention should be fixed in the most recent build posted at the beginning of this thread and on the Action 53 release. Thanks for playing!

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